You know what Sony likes? In the immortal saying of one Kevin Butler, its two words: mon tage. That’s because Sony always shows a couple of montages at its E3 press conferences. Hot in the heels of mostly getting their PSN and Qriocity servers back up for E3 (after it was hacked), Sony is going to try and win people back over with games, the PlayStation Move, the Next Generation Portable, and a lot of triple dimensional games. So what can you expect from Sony’s lineup for this next year? Read on to find out.
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception and Resistance 3
Right off the gate they showed off two of the larger franchises out there, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception and Resistance 3. Which will natively support Sony’s 3D gaming. Speaking of 3D gaming, a God of War Origins Collection (remade PSP titles) and Ico and Shadow of the Colossus Collection will come back in 3D. Sony also mentioned that over 100 titles will support triple dimensional gaming, and announced the introduction of a PlayStation branded budget 24” 3D monitor and 3D glasses to help budget-conscious gamers to break into the 3D mold. The monitor can support an interesting, 2D double viewing feature that shows a different screen to each user so that you don’t have to use split-screens for games that support it and rather shows a full screen 2D image to each user.
The 3D monitor + goggles + HDMI cable + Resistance 3 combo will sell for $499
The conference then “moved” onto some Move games, pun intended. Game demo’s of NBA 2K12 and Medieval Moves: Deadmund’s Quest were shown. Trailers of Starhawk, Sly Cooper, Dust 514, Infamous 2, Star Trek, and SSX were also shown. Then Ken Levine of Irrational Games showed an impressive Bioshock: Infinite trailer, plus announcing a Bioshock game coming to the Next Generation Portable.
Clockwise from top left: Bioshock: Infinite, NBA 2K12, Infamous 2, and Medieval Moves: Deadmund’s Quest
Speaking of the Next Generation Portable, Sony’ finally revealed its name: the PS Vita. Then it showed off a couple of demos and trailers, including Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Ruin, ModNation Racers, Little Big Planet and Street Fighter X Tekken. The PlayStation Vita will come out later this year with the price of $249 for Wifi and $299 for Wifi + 3G. That should translate to around PHP 11,000 to 15,000 for both versions. We’re likely to see the price to be more around PHP 15k to 20k when it initially shows up since the PSP1 is still selling at around the 10k mark. There was no specific announced dates for the gaming portable though, but it will come this year.
Clockwise from top left: Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Ruin, ModNation Racers, and Street Fighter X Tekken
So there you have it, a good roundup of the Sony E3 Press Conference – Move, 3D, PS Vita, and a bunch of games. There’s enough for everybody here, and the PS Vita’s price was definitely attractive. (Sony is probably going to try and take the crown from the Nintendo 3DS which isn’t selling as expected.) There’s a bit too much 3D, but its good Sony is supporting their products like it and the PlayStation Move. Finally, Uncharted is, as usual, pretty impressive – but the Bioshock: Infinite trailer was a great reveal.
For more information about these products, go to PlayStation.com.
Image Sources: Gamespot’s E3 Coverage
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