Sony E3 2012 Conference Summary

Sony is back at E3 with their Playstation brand. Let’s check out what goodies they have in store for gamers this year.

Summary

  • Jack Tretton took the stage and talked about the Playstation brand and its fans
  • Beyond: Two Souls announced (developed by Quantic Dream, the makers of Heavy Rain)
  • The lead role of Jodie Holmes in Beyond will be played by Ellen Page
  • Playstation All Stars: Battle Royal trailer and demo
  • Nathan Drake and the Big Daddy from Biosock will be playable in Playstation All Stars
  • Playstation Plus stats and each conference attendee received a free 1 year subscription to Playstation plus
  • Call of Duty Black Ops: Declassified announced for the PS Vita
  • Assassin’s Creed 3 Liberation for the PS Vita announced (release: October 30th 2012)
  • There will be a White version of the PS Vita bundled with Assassin’s Creed 3 Liberation
  • Assassin’s Creed 3 PS3 ship gameplay
  • Far Cry 3 demo with 4 player COOP
  • Andrew House talked about the PS Move and introduced Wonderbook an augmented reality game involving story books.
  • Moon Bot is working on Diggs Nightcrawler for the Wonderbook brand
  • J.K Rowling is working on Nook of Spells for Wonderbook on the PS3
  • Demo of Book of Spells
  • HTC will partner with Sony to bring PS Suite gaming content
  • PS Suite has been renamed to Playstation Mobile
  • God of War Ascension demo (release: March 12th 2013)
  • The Last of Us demo

Sony’s conference was decent with a look at their exclusive Super Smash Brothers clone, Playstation All Stars, and a look at Beyond from the makers of Heavy Rain. They also talked a little bit about the PS Vita and an exclusive Assassins Creed 3 game for the mobile device. Furthermore, both Assassin’s Creed  3 and Far Cry 3 footage allowed gamers to get a closer look at each game. AC3 had some jaw dropping ship combat at sea. Also, Far Cry 3 showed us some gameplay with 4 player COOP.

A bit of a surprise was Wonderbook, which is aimmed at casual gamers. Sony is teaming up with Moon Bot and J.K Rowling  for a few games on the platform. Basically, Wonderbook is an augmented reality story that changes on the fly and interacts with the move controller. There was a bit of a hic-up with the Book of Spells demo and it was a bit drawn out. When that slight debacle was over they also talked about PS Suite and they renamed it to Playstation Mobile. However, their God of War demo was awesome and it brought the show back into focus for the hardcore. In the end, it would have been nice to have Kevin Butler take the stage, but the conference still managed to hold up compared to their competitor.