E3: Sony press conference notes

Posted on Tuesday, June 5th 2012 at 4:08 a.m.

So G4 televised the Sony conference and I jotted down all the notes I could from it so you didn’t miss a beat.  Please read on to see what Sony had to offer…

Beyond: Two Souls  (PS3)

  • Game is developed by Quantic Dream (Heavy Rain)
  • Ellen Page is lead character Jodie Holmes
  • Journey into 15 years of Jodie’s life and assumed afterlife

Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale (PS3 / Vita)

  • Sony’s answer to Super Smash Bros.
  • Nathan Drake (Uncharted), Big Daddy (Bioshock), Fat Princess (Fat Princess), Sly Cooper (Sly Cooper), Parappa (Parappa the Rapper), Kratos (God of War), Mael Radec (Killzone), Sweet Tooth (Twisted Metal) all playable so far
  • Vita version confirmed and cross-platform play between PS3 and Vita confirmed (including cross-saving of progress)
  • Launches this holiday season

 Cross-Controller

  • DLC will be available for Litle Big Planet 2 containing a new story mode, new costumes, stickers, decorations, and objects
  • Vita will serve as a unique controller for this Little Big Planet 2 DLC

 PSN

  • 200 downloadable titles will be available from now until the end of the year
  • Playstation Plus will allow people to download Infamous 2, Little Big Planet 2, Saints Row 2 for free this month and more games will be available in the following months

 Vita

  • PS1 classics will be coming to Vita (Tomb Raider & Final Fantasy VII announced so far)
  • YouTube, Hulu Plus, and Crackle TV will be available soon
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified and Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation (Oct 30, 2012) announced for Vita
  • Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation (Vita) and Assassin’s Creed (PS3) will link together to unlock special content
  • Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation will have a special bundle including the game, Crystal White Wi-Fi Vita, and a 4GB memory card

Farcry 3 (PS3)

  • Farcry 3 will feature 4 player co-op (why Ubisoft didn’t announce this during their press conference is beyond me but…)

  Assassin’s Creed III  (PS3)

  • Assassin’s Creed III will be available and will have a PS3 bundle

  Wonderbook  (PS3)

  • Wonderbook uses Playstation Eye to use Augmented Reality (AR) to take a real book and make it a PS3 adventure
  • Wonderbook: Book of Spells is written by J.K. Rowling, author of Harry Potter.  It is associated with Pottermore (Fall 2012)
  • Wonderbook: Book of Spells will also use the Playstation Move controller as a wand
  • Wonderbook: Book of Spells was demoed and there was a couple glitches during the demo… not unexpected when dealing with AR but the joke from Jack Tretton was this was a “live demo”
  • Wonderbook will be a series of books written by various authors

Playstation Suite (Playstation Mobile)

  • Playstation certified games for mobile games
  • Will be available for open platforms such as Android devices and tablets
  • HTC will be the first non-Sony group partner

God of War: Ascension  (PS3)

  • Gameplay footage was shown
  • Will be released March 12, 2013

The Last of Us  (PS3)

  • Gameplay demo was shown
  • Gameplay is very similiar to Uncharted based on the demo (makes sense as it is made by Naughty Dog)
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