Here's What You Missed From Sony's E3 Show

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Last but not least, Sony took the stage to close off the official set of large-scale media briefs from this year's E3. If you weren't around for the stream, here's what you missed!

- Surprisingly, the show began on a literal low-note as a beautiful orchestra and baritone choir brought on the beginning of the conference with their suitably dramatic melodies as soon, live gameplay of God of War would run free unto the conference hall!

- A bearded Kratos and his son leave their home on a hunt, only to discover something is 'off' about the forest and a mess of blood just waiting to be spilled. Once the deer has been slaughtered, they are ready for a new beginning. 

- Turns out, the orchestra composed the original soundtrack for God of War and would later spend the conference accompanying the trailers.

God of War
The confirmed next God of War title in the works by Sony Santa Monica Studio, set against a backdrop of Norse mytholo...
Release Dates
20 Apr 2018-PS4

- Another touching speech about the tragedy in Orlando from Shawn Layden with a focus on finding solace and love in our diverse communities.

- Following on from God of War, we're introduced to an interesting new IP called Days Gone. Our protagonist, we imagine, speaks of his memories; a world going dark not too long ago, the days when the government ran out of body bags, and when he lost the one closest to him. Now, without her, he's just a bounty hunter on the dead open roads.

Days Gone
Set in a post-apocalyptic world, the story focuses Deacon St. John, a former biker gang member trying to survive. He ...
Release Dates
26 Apr 2019-PS4

- For those who have been waiting longer than they can remember, Sony finally confirmed the official release date for The Last Guardian in a brand new trailer. We're treated to a closer look at our protagonist and some of the threats we might face when the game sees release on October 25th.

The Last Guardian
In development for years, The Last Guardian looks to finally be hitting store shelves in 2016. The somber tale of a b...
Release Dates
6 Dec 2016-PS4

- Horizon: Zero Dawn comes next, offering an extended look at gameplay and reintroducing the world which has become overrun by the mechanical creatures. As our hero Aloy traverses the lush, contrasting environments and scans the enemies for their weaknesses, we soon come across an ancient 'demon' which is responsible for corrupting the other creatures.

- Among a look at the weaponry at our disposal, we also get a glimpse at her abilities such as manipulating the machines in order to ride them across the world for faster access to resources.

Horizon Zero Dawn
In a lush, post-apocalyptic world where nature has reclaimed the ruins of a forgotten civilization, pockets of humani...
Release Dates
1 Mar 2017-PS4

- In an unsettling mouldable future, an android is sent to save a child from a dangerous hostage situation as another rebelling android has had enough of taking orders from humans. As the first scenario plays out and Connor takes the wrong route, we're shown the multitude of ways we can solve problems in Detroit: Become Human.

Detroit: Become Human
Freedom has a price. Detroit 2038. Technology has evolved to a point where human like androids are everywhere. The...
Release Dates
12 Dec 2019-PC
25 May 2018-PS4

- The PlayStation VR section of the show emerges as we enter a chilling "PSVR Experience" featuring your standard armless mannequins and an unknown threat deep within the confines of a desolate, roach infested home. A VHS cassette is soon discovered and the trailer takes a huge dip in tone until the title is revealed: Resident Evil VII which will be fully playable via PSVR.

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
Menace and isolation seethe through the rotting walls of an abandoned southern farmhouse. "7" marks a new beginning f...
Release Dates
24 Jan 2017-PC
24 Jan 2017-Xbox One
24 Jan 2017-PS4

- PlayStation VR itself will hit North America this October 13 running you $399 with 50 games available from launch to the end of the year. 

PlayStation VR (CUH-ZVR1)
Sony's goal with VR is to deliver a sense of presence, making the player feel as though they’ve stepped inside the wo...
Release Dates
13 Oct 2016-Standard

- Lightning Round time, PlayStation VR edition! A selection of upcoming VR titles were shown off including the otherworldly Farpoint.

Farpoint is an unnerving VR space adventure set on a hostile alien planet. On a mission to pick up scientists studyin...
Release Dates
16 May 2017-PS4

- Next up, Star Wars Battlefront: X-Wing VR Mission!

Star Wars Battlefront: X-Wing VR Mission
Criterion Games and DICE are working on a PlayStation VR exclusive experience where you pilot an X-Wing like we all d...
Release Dates
6 Dec 2016-PS4

- Batman Arkham VR came next!

Batman: Arkham VR
A Rocksteady-developed VR experience set in the world of Batman where you will have to utilise Batman's legendary gad...
Release Dates
25 Apr 2017-PC
13 Oct 2016-PS4

- Next, an odd one, a brand new trailer for Final Fantasy XV featuring a new track from AFROJACK which included a remix of Electric de Chocobo. The trailer also introduced a Final Fantasy XV: VR Experience separate from the main game where you stand in Prompto's shoes and... possibly date Cidney?

Final Fantasy XV
FINAL FANTASY XV is the highly anticipated action roleplaying game (RPG) and 15th mainline entry in the iconic FINAL ...
Release Dates
29 Nov 2016-PS4
6 Mar 2018-PC
29 Nov 2016-Xbox One

- The VR segment ends and we begin a space-faring adventure which includes dog-fighting beside the stars and breaching a space station before ridding it of its inhabitants. For a moment, we're almost tricked into believing its a brand new IP before it's revealed as Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.

- We're expecting this gameplay to change the minds of those who're only picking up the game for the HD Remaster of Modern Warfare! Speaking of which, said trailer also finished up with a quick look at the remastered title, if you're interested.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare returns to the roots of the franchise where large-scale war and cinematic, immersive m...
Release Dates
4 Nov 2016-PS4
4 Nov 2016-PC
4 Nov 2016-Xbox One
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
A remastered re-release of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series from franchise creator Infinity Ward. Now availabl...
Release Dates
27 Jul 2017-PS4
27 Jul 2017-Xbox One
4 Nov 2016-PS4

- Shawn Layden hits the stage again with Crash Bandicoot in his silhouette to reveal that the PlayStation's half-mascot will be getting the HD treatment with his original trilogy remastered from the ground up for PlayStation 4!

- Additionally, Crash Bandicoot will be featured in the new Skylanders title: Skylanders Imaginators! The new title also offers the ability to create your Skylander, as seen in the trailer below.

Skylanders Imaginators
Unleash your imagination and bring the Skylanders to life! Kaos has discovered the ancient power of Mind Magic and...
Release Dates
14 Oct 2016-Xbox 360
16 Oct 2016-PS3
14 Oct 2016-Wii U

- The new Star Wars movie will be getting the LEGO treatment in the aptly titled LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens which perfectly parodies Kylo Ren's childishness in the trailer so we're already on board! There's a demo available right now, if you're interested, but the game will be released in two weeks!

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens
The Force is strong with this one… The No. 1 LEGO® videogame franchise triumphantly returns with a fun-filled, humoro...
Release Dates
28 Jun 2016-Xbox One
28 Jun 2016-PC
28 Jun 2016-Xbox 360

- Andrew House hits the stage to introduce the enigmatic Hideo Kojima whom, to a wave of adoring applause, announces "I'm back!" with a smile before introducing a new trailer, running in real time, which you can see below. It features a very naked familiar face, cryptic imagery, and a lot of death; Death Stranding is Kojima's new title.

Death Stranding
Kojima Productions revealed their new IP during Sony’s E3 press conference. The game is called "Death Stranding" and ...
Release Dates
10 Months Left-PC
8 Nov 2019-PS4

- Insomniac is developing a Spider-Man title which appears to be a PlayStation 4 exclusive. We're hoping they're taking inspiration from the swinging in Spider-Man 2, that's all we want!

Marvel's Spider-Man
Marvel and Insomniac Games team up to create a brand-new, authentic Spider-Man story exclusively for PlayStation 4. T...
Release Dates
7 Sep 2018-PS4

- Shawn Layden returns to the stage again to the sound of what feels like his own personal orchestra to thank Sony's partners, allies, friends, and fans for their support. In order to finish up the show, we're given a live gameplay performance of Days Gone in which the protagonist goes to seek out missing person 2-Dog, only to get himself surrounded by humanoid creatures; zombies, or possibly mutants!

- The final few minutes of the show are spent with a montage of upcoming PlayStation titles from indie gems to Persona 5, Yakuza to Deus Ex: Mankind Divided!

Let us know what you thought of Sony's conference; where does it rank for you this year? Did the lack of Final Fantasy VII disappoint you?

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