Sony’s E3 Conference Headlined By PlayStation Vita, Uncharted

Sony’s big E3 press conference wrapped up earlier this evening in Los Angeles, and while there wasn’t much genuinely new from the event, there were certainly a lot of new and welcome details laid out.

Most importantly was a price ($249/$299) for the NGP handheld, now known as PlayStation Vita, and more gameplay footage of Uncharted games than you could shake a priceless artefact at.

Early on, Jack Tretton took time out to issue an apology-one from the heart and not the Teleprompter, we heard-thanking PlayStation users and developers for their patience while the company suffered attacks by hackers.

Sony then revealed a rather bizarre piece of technology, a PlayStation-branded TV set, which admittedly has a cool feature where via the use of glasses two players can see two different screens (think split screen) on the one display.

Those hoping that the HD re-releases of Ico, Shadow of the Colossus and the PSP God of War games were to be in 2011 were rewarded when Sony announced both collections would be out in September.

Following from last year’s flirtation with Steam, Sony continues to mess around, this time with EVE Online developers CCP, who will be releasing EVE spin-off Dust 514 as a PS3 exclusive, one that will link with the PC players of the game. Somehow.

Irrational Games boss and BioShock creator Ken Levine awkwardly, and somewhat prematurely, said something about PlayStation Move support and a BioShock game coming to the NGP, but with little other than that to report there wasn’t much to get genuinely excited about.

The big news though was the NGP’s name change, as it’s now known as PlayStation Vita, and is priced to go head-to-head with Nintendo’s own 3DS system.

If you missed the show, you can catch up on al the news as it happened in the archive of our liveblog.

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