E3 06: Eight Days First Look

This new action game from Sony's London Studio was shown for the first time at Sony's E3 2006 press conference.

LOS ANGELES--During Sony's E3 2006 press conference, a new action game from the company's London studio was displayed for the first time. Titled Eight Days, this game looks to be a hybrid of third-person shooting and driving action that actually looked slightly reminiscent of the recent PSP title, Pursuit Force--though obviously jacked up for the PlayStation 3.

The trailer shown at the conference began with a pair of guys, somewhat shady looking, staring at guns inside the trunk of the car. Cut to a completely different group of seedy-looking dudes standing around in the Arizona desert and generally looking...seedy. Suddenly, a pair of high-performance sports cars come shooting down a desert road. Literally. Passengers in both cars are shooting at each other like mad, kicking up tons of dust and sending bullets all over the place. At one point, the video shifts to what looks like an in-game shot of the two cars bumping into one another, grinding at high speeds in an almost Burnout-like fashion. One car finally lands the fatal shot on the other, and it flips over, destroyed.

Back where the seedy guys were hanging out, the surviving car arrives with a bang. The two action hero-looking guys from the first shot jump out and get into an immediate gun battle with the thugs. This sequence goes back and forth between what looks like in-game and CG--how indicative of the real game that will be, we don't know. All we know is that it looked really, really good. The gun fight was extremely well animated, with plenty of cool dodge moves, including one spot where one character reloads and tosses a gun to the other, and another spot where one character ducks for cover by running straight into a window of a nearby diner. Of course, he's immediately pelted by bullets as he ducks under the front counter. The hail of gunfire here looks simply awesome, with glass breaking and wood splinters everywhere. Total chaos.

It sort of goes on like this for a while--mad amounts of gunfire, all looking really nice. Finally, we see the two heroes run off as a gigantic tanker truck comes barreling through, skidding along and finally crashing right into the diner in a huge destructive mass. After this, the trailer cuts to the logo for the game. Then comes more footage of one of the guys picking up a lighter off of one of the fallen bad guys; he flicks it open amid the chaos and spilling gasoline from the tanker. He drops the lighter and walks off. Just in case you're not good at predicting situations, yes, everything blows up real, real good.

Again, it's tough to gauge how much of the Eight Days trailer was gameplay and how much was prerendered. Certain sequences included a full HUD, but even then, is it too good to be true? One way or the other, Eight Days was easily one of the best surprises of the conference demos, and we can't wait to know more about the game. We'll bring you more on Eight Days as soon as it becomes available.

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22 comments
Todaishi
Todaishi

Its been three years and still no sign of this game coming out! I wonder what's going on?

Gamezero224
Gamezero224

guerillakZ2, This game does kick halos ass but the trailer looked fake to me. They just wanted you to be eager for the game so you can buy it when it comes out.

guerillaKZ2
guerillaKZ2

xnyfinestx posted: this game is never coming out....and the graphics are pre renderd for sure just another game for the ps3 that will disappoint everyone: xnyfinestx I think you are a retard are you blind?? didn't you see the cross hair and the ammo counter??? the graphics are not prerenderd and i went on sony's website and i found out that the game is coming out!! anyways i've seen the trailer a thousand times and i think it kick halo's ass

Olaoye_tw
Olaoye_tw

men.....i havn't heard from this game for almost 2 years now. I wonder whats going on?

ljaygrimes
ljaygrimes

Be nice if we ever got to actually hear anything new about this game, it looks really great (hope those are in-game graphics... *crosses fingers*)

kweeni
kweeni

overal the trailer looks sick and the game looks awsome! another great exclusive to the ps3! wonder if there was some actual gameplay in it, anyway hope they wel give us more info and a new trailer soon

SyrusKahn
SyrusKahn

if only there was something, like a new vid or pics, to make me think this is in-game... : (

is0lati0n
is0lati0n

*Rocks in chair* I... need... this... game...

whenwewerekings
whenwewerekings

well, if you've played unharted on a ful HD set-up you can seee that the graphics between uncharted and this video look VERY similar. and when you consider that uncharted only uses about 40% of the ps3's resources.. im thinkin this is what this game will look like while you play it.

xnyfinestx
xnyfinestx

this game is never coming out....and the graphics are pre renderd for sure just another game for the ps3 that will disappoint everyone

GR33DY83
GR33DY83

please let that video be a real ingame video, cause it looks sikk

filbum
filbum

um that was a diner but ya the game looks awesome im buying it when it comes out

xgalacticax
xgalacticax

oh man, awesome. loved the part the dude runs towards the house and jumps in thru the window. nice blend. this game has potential. looking forward to more previews.

SAMKROW
SAMKROW

The ingame footage was cool. You can tell because of the target. It blended well with the other footage.

karan7
karan7

i pray that is how the game is going to be grazy looking graphics and really good looking crash's i will get this game for sure but nothing else about this game?

dark_knight72
dark_knight72

*Drools* I can't wait till this game is released.

Rectifier201
Rectifier201

this game looks so sick, i hope that was ingame

money918
money918

this will be the best game of 2007

HAHAHA77
HAHAHA77

Does anyone know if that is real gameplay footage at all? Because that is crazy looking.

RicRock
RicRock

Wow, this game looks amazing! If only more games let you just run and dive through a window like that!! Proper Gangsta!!