PhE3: PlayStation Keynote


Sony kept with the predictable format for companies at this year’s E3 show, and stuck to their guns, showing off previously-announced titles that hadn’t been released from last year’s show.

Plenty of new gameplay for Spider-Man, Kingdom Hearts III, and new trailers for Death Stranding, and The Last of Us Part II were the stars here, and for fans of Sony’s first party games, they were not disappointed. Hit the jump to check out what Sony had on offer for this year.

Sony opened big with The Last of Us Part II, showing a more somber moment for a teenage Ellie as she joins other survivors at a party, dancing with her girlfriend and sharing a tender kiss, before transitioning to a brutal killing, and demo of some stealth gameplay.

Next up, was Sucker Punch’s Ghost of Tsushima. An open-world samurai game set in Feudal Japan that looks breathtaking. The demo showed off much of the stealth and sword-fighting that the game will consist of, and it looks incredible.

A new, mind-bending title, Control, from Remedy, the studio behind Alan Wake and Quantum Break was unveiled, and it looks intense.

We got our first, in-depth look at the new Resident Evil 2 remaster, hitting stores on January 25th, 2019. It looks scary as hell, and absolutely gorgeous. If it sticks to the core of the original game, this could be one to look out for, as the original game started a revolution in pop culture.

Continuing the trend of every press conference essentially showing a small piece of Kingdom Hearts III, we got a new look at the pirate world in the game, featuring CG Jack Sparrow.

Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding was on full display and it looks just as bonkers as it’s always looked. The story is such a mystery with bits and pieces of information trickling out from each trailer. At the very least, the visuals are fabulous with an attention to detail unheard-of in video games.

Sony ended the show with a massive demo of Spider-Man, hitting stores this September. In the demo, Spider-Man battles several of his biggest enemies, chasing Electro through a slowly falling-apart Raft Prison, throughout several massive set pieces and action sequences. The demo culminates into a showdown, and ending on a cliffhanger.

In addition to loads of gameplay for this year, Sony also showed off some more Destiny 2 DLC, the announcement of Nioh 2, and several new indie titles hitting PlayStation 4 throughout the year. It was a safe show for the company, but  with so much gorgeous gameplay on display, it’s sure to pay dividends.


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