Sony Slams E3: Tons of Games, TV Features
After a day of press conferences, Sony closed down E3 2014 Day Zero with a glut of games coming to the Playstation 4, plus lots of new features for customers, including Playstation TV and Playstation Now.
Here’s the rundown of everything you missed if you didn’t tune in:
- A brand new Destiny trailer popped up from Bungie, which came with a new beta announcement for Playstation 4 owners coming on July 17. Alongside that came a new Playstation 4 bundle announcement that includes a white 500GB PS4 and Dual Shock 4 controller, Destiny, and a month of Playstation Plus. Oh, and the trailer also included voice work from Peter Dinklage of “Game of Thrones,” which might be an automatic win.
- Another new trailer for The Order 1886 gave a sense of gameplay, sort of. We saw a lot of what looked like gameplay in between cutscenes, and the two melding together. Still not sure what we were actually looking at, though.
- Sony launched Entwined, an artsy indie game available right now on Playstation 4. Players control two different dragon-bird things as they navigate various tunnels, with a theme of love and togetherness going on. It’ll cost players $9.99.
- Infamous: Second Son is getting a DLC pack that brings players a new story with a female protagonist. Dubbed Infamous: First Light, it’s a standalone piece of content that won’t require the main game to play.
- Media Molecule is back with a new installment of LittleBigPlanet. Four players will be able to join together in LittleBigPlanet 3, which features three different characters, each with different abilities that require them to work together to solve puzzles and advance through the game. LBP3 also supports all 8.7 million player-made levels from the previous LittleBigPlanet games.
- What formerly leaked as Project Beast is now called Bloodborne, and the game from From Software and Dark Souls and Demon’s Souls director Hidetaka Miyazaki looks … dark.
- Some new Far Cry 4 footage showed off gameplay and “weaponized animals,” including elephants that kill bad guys spectacularly. Also there are wing suits and grapple hooks and a guy who flies an ultralight plane and the ability to drop in a second player for co-op mid-game.
- Deep Silver let fly with a trailer for Dead Island 2, which looks altogether more snarky and comedic than its predecessors — which is probably a good thing, considering that infamous Dead Island trailer. It’ll also have a 30-day beta exclusive to Playstation 4, as well as an exclusive character class and level. It’s also being made by Yager (and not Techland), the studio responsible for Spec Ops: The Line.
- The Last of Us Remastered will hit Playstation 4 on July 29, and The Last of Us monsters are finding their way into Diablo 3, as well.
- Suda 51 and Grasshopper Manufacture’s newest title, Let It Die, is coming exclusively to Playstation 4 in 2015.
- A number of new Paradox Interactive games are coming to Playstation 4, including Magicka 2, which will also make its way to PC.
- Publisher Devolver Digital has signed up to bring a number of titles to Sony platforms, including Hotline Miami 2, Titan Souls, Not a Hero, and The Talos Principle.
- Warner Bros. showed off a trailer for Mortal Kombat X, which is coming to just about everything — Playstation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC.
- Grand Theft Auto V will hit new gen consoles in the fall — as well as PC, which we all are more excited about, obviously. Still, Xbox One and PS4 versions will be nice, too.
- Batman: Arkham Knight got a new trailer as well, with Batmobile gameplay and the Scarecrow making an appearance, and exclusive Scarecrow Nightmare missions for Playstation 4.
- We also got a new teaser trailer for Uncharted 4, which has a subtitle. The official name: Uncharted: A Thief’s End. It’s also coming in 2015 to Playstation 4.
- No Man’s Sky, the space game with a procedurally generated universe and supposedly endless unique planets, got a new trailer as well.
- In addition to games, Sony announced lots of features for Playstation Now and TV stuff. A new Playstation TV streaming box will allow users to stream Playstation games to TVs that don’t have the PS4 hooked up to them. It’ll be $99 standalone, or $139 with an 8GB memory card, an HDMI cable, and a DualShock 3 controller — allowing users to stream games to the box easy. Sony also talked about exclusive TV content, like a Ratchet & Clank movie and a show based on the graphic novel “Powers.” New support for YouTube will allow PS4 users to stream and share video on their YouTube channels, as well.
Whoa, that’s a lot of stuff. The Playstation presser lasted two hours, and covered tons of games and other Playstation amenities. We’ll be hitting E3 this week to check out the vast majority of them, so keep an eye out for more coverage during the rest of the week.