Sony introduces Vita, exclusives, and more
Sony's conference at E3 was off to a weak start opening with a pretentious video showcasing games we've already seen set to questionable music. The first thing that was addressed of course, was the recent Sony network outage. While boasting that the media like controversy, they openly took credit while apologizing to consumers for their game time being down. I'm sorry, but did they not get the memo that thousands of users had loads of personal information and credit card numbers stolen? They should have shown more sympathy towards their users, especially considering the number of eyes on them this evening. That's enough about that, let's get on to the games!
Some new footage for Uncharted 3 was shown. Very cinematic, dramatic, but over all nothing too eye catching. Sony will be partnering with Subway, yes the sandwich place, to bring you promotions for the game's multiplayer function this October. Resistance 3, yet another sequel, was shown as well. From the demo shown, it looks to be grungier, lesser polished Crysis 2-like game. Not something that I will be picking up but worth looking into if you're a fan of the franchise. It will be available in full blown HD 3D and will be playable with the Playstation Move.
2 Game collections will be remastered and released in 3D as well. The first of the 2 is the God of war origins collection. The other set is Ico packaged with Shadow of the Colossus. Yes, Shadow of the Colossus in 3D, how badass is that?!
There was a lot of Playstation Move news. NBA 2K 12 will be move compatible, as will Infamous 2 which will also have online user created missions. Little Big Planet 2 will be Move capable this September. A demo for a game called Medieval Move was shown. In this game the movement plays out like that of a rail shooter and there is no inventory select. All of your weapons will be used according to how you wield the Move peripheral. Puzzles will be solved in a similar manner. This game looks very rough around the edges and it's unclear just how responsive the actual controls will be. This is still an in-progress game so we'll just have to see how it turns out. Another trailer for Bioshock Infinite was shown but it didn't pack as much punch as the first trailer for the game. It was announced that this game will also be Move capable upon its release. Supposedly there's also a Bioshock game for the PSP in the works.
Making their way into innovative territory, Sony presented DUST, which will be a ps3 exclusive. The game is a generic looking first person shooter that hopes to set itself apart from the rest by being able to connect directly to the PC where players can choose to play it as an MMO. Dust is set to be released Spring of 2012.
Adventures in Space! A new Star Trek game is in the works to be released beside the upcoming movie. A special phaser controller will also be released. The game demo didn't look too exciting. It was obvious to tell that it was a movie based game. One of the more interesting games in Sony's lineup included the title Star Hawk. This game, also set in space, is a 3rd person shooter that features a futuristic world of gunslingers and mechs. Will this space western be a hit or a flop? Whatever it is, it's one of the more unique titles that I look forward to in 2012.
And Now, the news that everyone and their mom has already covered; Sony's Vita. The handheld system features dual analog sticks, your d-pad and familiar buttons, a touch screen on the front screen, touch controls on the back, motion control axis, and 2 cameras on the front and on the back. Just how much can you shove into one handheld anyways? You will be able to switch between playing on your Vita and PS3 seamlessly. It will also be wifi capable and be able to do just about everything your smart phone can do minus the phone part. But if you want to stick to your smart phone or tablet, Sony is starting up the Playstation Suite network so you can take your games with you wherever you go. Both of these things, however, will only be available to you if you have a plan through AT&T. Nice one Sony, I think you kind of screwed yourself over with that one.
Some of the titles on the Vita are worth mentioning. Ruin is an action based RPG that will allow players to defeat enemies in real time while crawling the dungeons created by their rivals and other members of the Playstation Network. Little big planet will allow you to use all of the tools from Little Big Planet 2 and import character costumes from your PS3. Lastly, Street Fighter X Tekken will be released cross console and will also be available on the Sony Vita with their Sony exclusive character being Cole from Infamous. C'mon now, everyone say it along with me: Mugen, MUgen, MUGEN!!!
We'll be back tomorrow with Nintendo's conference highlights.
article submitted by Mel of www.meltheofficegamergirl.com