A number of PlayStation exclusives were featured at Sony’s E3 press conference on June 12, 2017. The games ranged from expansions of established franchises to virtual reality experiences and more.
The show opened with Uncharted: Lost Legacy, which arrives on August 22. This standalone expansion to Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End focuses on the characters Chloe Frazier and Nadine Ross as they work together to find an ancient Indian artifact.
The critically-acclaimed Horizon: Zero Dawn will also be getting a lengthy expansion, called The Frozen Wilds. A 90-second cinematic trailer was shown off at the presentation; the expansion arrives later in 2017.
Days Gone, first shown off at last year’s E3, was also highlighted with a lengthy gameplay demonstration. The presentation showed how traveling through the game’s open world via motorcycle will work, how combat works, as well as how the zombie swarms can be used to the player’s advantage. Monster Hunter World also got a significant gameplay trailer. The latest entry in the cult hit Monster Hunter series will be arriving on PS4 (and Xbox One) in early 2018, and will hit PCs “at a later date.”
One of the surprises of the show was that Shadow of the Colossus is getting a full-blown remake for the PlayStation 4. The game, made by Team Ico, has long maintained a status as a cult classic ever since it first debuted on the PlayStation 2 more than a decade ago. It received a remaster and was packed along Ico for the PS3 in 2011. The PS4 edition of the game arrives in 2018.
A lengthy look at Call of Duty: World War II’s multiplayer was demonstrated at the show as well. The game, which arrives on November 3, is the first Call of Duty game to return to the WWII era since 2008’s World at War.
A number of PlayStation VR titles were then shown off with back-to-back trailers. These included Final Fantasy XV: Monster of the Deep, which is a Final Fantasy fishing game; The Inpatient, a psychological horror title; The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, which has been ported to every other modern console and is now making its way to VR; and Moss, a fantasy puzzle game starring a cute mouse.
God of War also made an appearance with a new gameplay trailer, which showed off how Kratos will combat new threats as well as his relationship with his son and how that will impact the game. It arrives in early 2018.
Detroit: Become Human, developed by Quantic Dream, also got a long trailer that really highlighted the next-gen graphics and animations in addition to gameplay. The story follows an android who leads an uprising against the humans who control them and will feature multiple story branches in a choose-your-own-adventure kind of format. No release date was given.
Other trailers shown off included Marvel vs Capcom Infinite, which promoted the free demo of story mode which is now available to download before the game arrives on September 19, and Destiny 2, which highlighted the PlayStation 4-exclusive gear and strike.
The show finished off with Spider-Man from Insomniac, the developers behind the Ratchet and Clank and Resistance series. The long demo featured Spider-Man saving Kingpin’s thugs from a different dangerous group called The Demons. It highlighted combat, as well as cinematics that featured quick-time events, plus some smooth web-slinging around NYC. A cameo in the stinger from Miles Morales also got the audience hype. It arrives in 2018.
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