According to your vote, Sony kind of kicked arse this week (though it is but early days in a long battle). So what news, games, trailers and announcements helped the PlayStation’s momentum? Let’s recap briefly; in no particular order…
As Mark said in Kotaku’s live blog, Sony did a great job of making boring stuff… not boring. The production was slick. We finally got to see the freaking PS4. It’s coming this holiday season. There’s no DRM. It’ll play games from overseas. We have specs. It’ll be priced at $549. A little pricier in Australia than we’d like. Lots of win…mostly.
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Final Fantasy XV /
Kingdom Hearts 3
Thank you Square Enix for sticking it out. Final Fantasy Versus XIII is now Final Fantasy XV. The demo is hot and it may also get a sequel. Though XV won’t be a PS4 exclusive. And neither will Kingdom Hearts 3; apparently. But hey, still coming to PS4. Nice.
The Walking Dead: 400 Days
Telltale Games’ upcoming second season of The Walking Dead: 400 Days will be cross platform, but seeing the DLC pop up in Jack Tretton’s talk was great. And Season One is coming to the Vita, complete with unique hybrid controls.
Metal Gear Solid V:
The Phantom Pain
We knew next-gen Solid Snake was coming to the XBone. This week confirmed PS4 development. And Kiefer Sutherland. But I’d like to focus on nice things: like this grisly nine-minute trailer.
Avalanche Studios, the developers of the Just Cause series, are making an open world Mad Max game. We saw a PS4 trailer this week during Sony’s conference. It’s gritty. It has the Interceptor. It’s also coming to Xbox One. Shame about that American accent, though.
The Order: 1886
The newest PS4 exclusive and new IP at that. That’s always intriguing. Developed by Ready At Dawn (of PSP God of War fame) and Sony Santa Monica, the game mashes sci-fi with 19th century England.
AAA Steampunk. Check out the trailer.
Mirror’s Edge 2
I’m a fan of moody PlayStation network games. I loved Limbo, and I’m really looking forward to Sony Japan Studio’s upcoming platform adventure. In Rain, you’re an invisible boy only visible with beautiful liquid effects as you explore a puzzling maps. Coming to the PlayStation network later this year.
Infamous: Second Son
Last but definitely not least, this is shaping up to be a landmark title in sandbox gaming — and it made its Nirvana-shredding debut at E3. The PS4 exclusive is as “next-gen” as it gets — instead of just slapping on a fresh lick of paint and farting out a new protagonist, Sucker Punch has really pulled out all the stops to deliver a truly open-world (and open air) experience. To borrow a hokey old movie tagline: you will believe a man can fly.