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Highlights from the Sony Press Conference

6/5/12 12:30am

What you need to know

  • More gameplay footage was provided for Little Big Planet on the PlayStation Vita. It looks like it'll be just as fun as its predecessors.
  • Beyond: Two Souls looks to be a fascinating project being developed by Quantic Dream, the creators of Heavy Rain. The game features a powerful plot involving a psychic relationship, and the story is coupled by impressive facial animation and excellent lighting. Did we mention that Ellen Page is the main voice actress?
  • PlayStation All-Stars continues to look impressive with its fighting gameplay. New characters were also revealed including Big Daddy and Nathan Drake.
  • Assassin's Creed got a couple new announcements. A new entry, titled Assassin's Creed: Liberation, was talked about. There will also be new bundle available for the Vita featuring the game coupled with a memory card and white colored system.
  • The Last of Us was featured for the first time with gameplay footage. It's looking to be quite dramatic with its presentation, and it was a strong addition to the conference.
  • God of War: Ascension is revealed for the PlayStation Vita. The combat looks to be as engaging as ever with a few new twists, and how can you not like fighting giant elephants?

Stuff that isn't very interesting or just teases

  • Black Ops: Liberation was revealed for the Vita... and almost no footage was actually shown.
  • Sony spent over fifteen minutes talking about their new Move project: The Wonderbook. While the idea of having famous authors do some narrative writing is interesting, what's less interesting is the very slow and simple gameplay. At least JK Rowling is involved for an entry.
  • The PlayStation Suite program has had its name changed to PlayStation Mobile. It was also revealed that some of the PlayStation library would be heading soon to HTC devices. Not too exciting to be honest.

Everything else

The conference took a good ten minutes before anything was actually shown, and the Wonderbook took up way too much time of the conference. There were some strong titles presented though.

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