Sony had plenty to show off at this year’s E3 press conference. They showed highlights from several upcoming games that all look great. Below is a quick recap of everything that was highlighted today:
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
The next installment of the Uncharted series finds Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross teamed up to search for an ancient Indian artifact. The story takes them to the mountains of India as they try to recover the artifact before an opposition gains hold of it. The game looks like it is filled with all of the puzzles, fighting, and climbing that we love about the Uncharted series.
Days Gone is a zombie survival game that appears to have hordes of the undead that you must navigate through with stealth and trickery. There are also several human factions around that you have to work your way through by either fighting or stealthily sneaking by them. The gameplay trailer included a great scene where a barrier was blown up to let a horde of the undead in to attack the enemy so you can save an ally. There is also zombified wildlife that you must contend with as you make your way through the landscape. A motorcycle appears to the main mode of transportation, but don’t think that will keep you safe because a set of wolves seem to have no problem keeping up with you.
Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds
The Frozen Wilds is an expansion of Horizon Zero Dawn that expands the post-apocalyptic world through the journey of a young machine hunter named Aloy. The Frozen Wildlands has its own storyline and side missions for you to experience.
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite
In Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, members of both universes team up to find infinity stones as they enlist the help of Thanos. Heroes and villains must fight together against a new foe, Ultron Sigma.
Call of Duty: WWII
Sony also highlighted a new trailer for Call of Duty: WWII and the gameplay looks great as the series returns to its roots. The European landscape is punished as you make your way through forests and towns to stop the Nazi agenda. Bullets fly everywhere and there are explosions aplenty as you face fierce battles through the campaign. The gameplay mechanics looks great and the return to WWII is a welcome change from the futuristic battles of the last few installments.
Several Playstation VR games were highlighted including The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim V, Star Child, The Inpatient, Bravo Team, and Moss. The VR genre appears to be getting better with crisp graphics and more responsive gameplay. Of the games showcased, I am most excited for The Inpatient and Bravo Team.
God of War
God of War finds Kratos accompanying a young boy, who we find out is his son, Atreus, through the landscape as they battle demons and all sorts of creatures on their journey. There are lots of brutal takedowns, beautiful landscapes, and plenty of fearsome foes that stand in your way. The boy must learn how to survive through their harsh journey to become a warrior like his father.
Detroit: Become Human
Detroit: Become Human looks as gorgeous as you would expect from Quantic Dream. The landscapes are meticulously crafted and the characters could almost pass for real actors. Detroit has become a mechanized society and the androids are revolting against the society that created them. We lead the androids on their revolution and must choose between a path of peace or violence.
Destiny 2 finds the last city on Earth has fallen and is being controlled by Dominus Ghaul and his elite army, the Red Legion. As with the last Destiny game, players create their own player, develop abilities, and customize their own weapons. If you did not play the original game don’t worry, you won’t be lost starting out with Destiny 2 because Bungie offers a fresh start for new players.
Sony finally gave us a look at the new Spider-Man game being released in 2018 and we found out that it will be a Playstation exclusive. The gameplay mechanics use a combination of stealth and web-enabled booby traps. Spider-Man effortlessly traverses the interactive environment as he searches out and fights his foes. The fighting looks very smooth without the awkwardness of previous Spider-Man games. There is no Peter Parker in this game though… this time it is Miles Morales’ time to shine. Check out the trailer below for highlights including a spectacular helicopter chase through New York City.
What did you like best from the Sony E3 press conference?