Sony spent their E3 press conference focusing on games, games, and more games – many of which are first-party titles or otherwise exclusive to the PlayStation 4.
The company opened with The Last of Us Part II, which will star Ellie as the main playable character. She’s aged a bit since the events of the first game but is clearly hanging in there to the best of her abilities. The trailer both highlighted the graphical capabilities of the cinematic cutscenes as well as the action-packed and nail-biting gameplay style.
Ghost of Tsushima also got a major spotlight. This is another Sony-exclusive title, being developed by the folks at Sucker Punch – the team behind Sly Cooper and Infamous. The game appears to be an open-world action-adventure title set in feudal Japan, where the player controls a deadly samurai. Not much of the story was explained here, and instead the trailer focused on gameplay; the sword-fighting mechanic looks both tough and beautiful at the same time.
A new game from Remedy – the developers responsible for Max Payne, Alan Wake, and Quantum Break – was shown off in a brief trailer. Called Control, it looked pretty interesting with an ever-changing world and fluctuating sense of time and space. It’s due out in 2019.
The rumored remaster of Resident Evil 2 was confirmed at this show, and is clearly a from-the-ground-up remake. The trailer primarily focused on the new cinematics that can be expected from a current-generation game, though the old school gameplay of “tank controls” are like far in the rear view mirror here. The game is available for preorder right now, and will be arriving on January 25, 2019.
Despite being shown at both Microsoft and Square Enix’s conferences, there was another look given at Kingdom Hearts III, though at least the trailer Sony premiered was able to unveil a new world. Sora, Donald, and Goofy took to the high seas in a world based on Pirates of the Caribbean – a world that was first introduced in one of the earlier games in the series. But it’s safe to say that the rendering of Jack Sparrow is much more lifelike on the PS4 than it ever was on the PS2. The game arrives in January 2019.
A large amount of time was dedicated to Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding game project, which features Norman Reedus lending his likeness and voice to the main character. This new trailer showed off the otherworldly threats that the players will have to face off against, and it also introduced new characters to the world. Lindsay Wagner, best known for her role as the lead character on The Bionic Woman, and Lea Seydoux, who has acted in Inglourious Basterds and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, will both be appearing in Death Stranding. It’s still as of yet unknown as to when this game will be coming out despite being first announced at E3 2016.
Other games shown off at Sony’s event included Days Gone, Twin Mirror, Tetris Effect, Ghost Giant, Beat Saber, Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII, Destiny 2, and Trover Saves the Universe. Another quick hit was given to announce that Nioh 2 is currently being worked on.
The show ended with an extended gameplay demonstration for the upcoming Spider-Man. The action-packed gameplay saw Peter Parker face off against the likes of Electro, Rhino, Scorpion, Vulture, and Mister Negative, as the villains led an outbreak of prisoners from the Raft. Spider-Man is being developed by Insomniac Games and will be available exclusively for the PlayStation 4 when it arrives on September 7, 2018.
You can see the full Sony event below.