If you've missed my last blog you can find it here- E3 2014- Microsoft Press Conference this is part 2 of my E3 blog based on the Sony Press Conference. I did stay up around 2 am when it came to watching this live on my laptop through GameSpot. As the show started to kick off with a new trailer on Destiny including a PS4 release which will be released first before it's on other consoles and a bundle deal which is a white PS4, Destiny and a 30-Day Subscription for PSN Plus set to release on September 9th.
Like Microsoft's Press Conference it was all about games for the first half of their show all focusing for the PlayStation 4, quite a few surprises were announced including LittleBigPlanet 3 with new characters to help Sackboy on his nest adventure this is also compatible with user-created levels from LittleBigPlanet 1 and 2 meaning you can play those created levels over on LittleBigPlanet 3 on the PS4 and giving more tools to use when it comes to creating and sharing your own levels across the world through PSN. Another big surprise came from the mastermind Tim Schafer from Double Fine Productions who has brought some of the most memorable games like Psychonauts and Brutal Legend, the loudest cheers of the event with news that LucasArts classic 1998 game Grim Fandango was being recreated for both PS4 and PS Vita so it's likely it'll be a Cross-Buy game in the future.
Sony unveiled a curious and striking origami-like tunnel flying game called Entwined which is on the PSN right now for PS4 users but this will also get released on the PS3 and Vita as a Cross-Buy game later in the year. Entwined is made by a small graduate team imagine two origami dragons, or birds, one blue and one orange. Two souls in love but they can't be together, you must bring them together over the course of nine lifetimes, navigating increasingly difficult tunnel levels as you go. Control one dragon-bird-thing on one analogue stick, and the other on the right analogue stick, if you're successful, the two souls will merge and transform into a magnificent dragon. Indie games in general are now becoming more and more popular starting from PC and then appearing on home consoles and handhelds, the line-up of games of Indie games that are coming soon really do look impressive to look at making it feel more like art than gaming; UK-based Hello Games was widely praised for its promo of No Man's Sky a title involving a universe containing an infinite amount of planets. Giant Squid showed off a new title called Abzu an underwater-set follow up to its award-winning title Journey which won a few game of the year awards in 2012.
Bloodborne confirmed for the PS4 as well which is an action role-playing game from Demon's Souls and Dark Souls developer From Software and director Hidetaka Miyazaki. The fantasy dark setting really gives you an idea what to see in on a next-gen console and likely will have the same difficulty and gameplay from Demon's Souls and Dark Souls you can tell straight away that Bloodborne is going to be a huge seller for 2015 sales, hoping they'll be more information on this at Tokyo Game Show in the coming months. More games were also mentioned including-
- Metal Gear Solid 5
- Dead Island 2
- The Last of Us Remastered
- Ratchet and Clank
- Far Cry 4
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Batman Arkham Knight
- Mortal Kombat X
- Let it Die
A quick mention of two new demos for Project Morpheus, Sony's virtual reality helmet was all but ignored during the press conference. Instead it focused on the North American launch of PS Now in July a service that will allow PS4s to play games made for older consoles through the internet. It added that the service would be extended to the PS3, PS Vita handheld and selected Sony TVs later in the year. A promotion for Powers an in-development detective TV series involving characters with superpowers could this be something like Heroes and then got cancelled after a Season 4 with no cliff-hanger or solid ending? A little disappointment that Sony didn't talk about or even mentioned some new PS Vita games there was however some release dates for them for games like Tales of Hearts R, Minecraft, Child of Light and Tales of Borderlands.
Saving the best to last Naughty Dog announces their next title on the PS4 which turns out to be Uncharted 4 taking place seven years after his last adventure, retired fortune hunter, Nathan Drake, is forced back into the world of thieves. With the stakes much more personal, Drake embarks on a globe-trotting journey in pursuit of a historical conspiracy behind a fabled pirate treasure. His greatest adventure will test his physical limits, his resolve, and ultimately what he's willing to sacrifice to save the ones he loves.
Ok yes a lot of people were wanting to see if The Last Guardian was going to show up at E3 this year but according some various sites and news from Sony they are just waiting for the right time to show The Last Guardian to the world and working some of the tweaks making it the perfect game just hope that it's still getting a PS3 release later in the future because the PS3 itself still has a great line-up of games this year and next year to look forward too including Persona 5 and Kingdom Hearts II.5 HD Remix.
What did you think of SONY's Press Conference this year? Anything you are looking forward to playing on your PS3/PS4/PS Vita?
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