TGS '07: Sony's booth orbits around LittleBigPlanet
Game giant uses Metal Gear Solid 4 to demo new rumble-enabled controller alongside Guitar Hero III, Devil May Cry 4, FIFA 08, and Call of Duty 4.
One of the biggest booths at this year's Tokyo Game Show is Sony's. It's also one of the most crowded. Inside is a collection of first- and third-party titles for the PlayStation 3 and PSP--the PlayStation 2 is MIA.
The biggest titles on display are right up front. As soon as the doors opened there was a line for Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, which is playable in a cool setup with a racing seat, steering wheel, and pedals. Right next door is Metal Gear Solid 4.
Those aren't the only big games being shown. LittleBigPlanet is drawing huge crowds and lots of enthusiastic response from attendees. Sony's trying to spread the word about its innovative Eye of Judgment, which occupies a large portion of the booth. Because it's not really a "pick up and play" game, each player gets a personalized tutorial before sitting down to play. The other large areas belong to Lair, Heavenly Sword, and the new Ratchet and Clank.
And then things get crazy. Third-party titles like Guitar Hero III, Devil May Cry 4, FIFA 08, and Call of Duty 4, and games from Koei, Sega, and a host more dominate the back wall. This is also where PlayStation Store titles like Go! Sports Ski, echochrome, and Toy Home are playable. The PSP has a large presence on the far left of the booth. Minna No Golf 2 (Hot Shots), the quirky wardrobe organizer MyStylist, Talkman 2, Patapon, and the 1 Seg Tuner that lets you watch TV on your PSP each have their own kiosks.