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E3 2016: Sony Press Conference

Another Sony press conference marks another landmark moment for the electronics company. They showed off a ton of new stuff, so lets get to it.

Opening the conference, Bear McCreary was directing an orchestra to a new song from the God of War soundtrack. It was pretty sure that God of War was about to be announced, but as soon as we saw new-Kratos, all bets were off.

God of War started with a live demo. In the demo, NK (New Kratos) is taking his apparent kid hunting. A few crazy antics ensue, and NK tells the kid he is ready. As the next game in the God of War line, this looks fantastic. A magical axe replaces the blades of chaos of old. The game looks gorgeous, and I can’t wait to play it. No release date information was announced for God of War, but if I had to guess, I would say 2017.

Next up, Sony showed off a bunch of smaller games, but really, they’re only small in  comparison to God of War.

Days Gone looks like it could scratch the Left 4 Dead itch, but appears to be single player. The trailer gave me feelings I felt during The Last of Us. This is definitely something to watch as it gets closer.

Next up, we saw Horizon: Zero Dawn. A gameplay trailer showed us what it is actually going to be like for Alloy to fight through the world she lives in. Combat looks fluid and satisfying based on the trailer, and honestly, fighting robot dinosaurs with a bow, and then mounting it and riding it to an objective? That just sounds awesome.


Anyone who liked Heavy Rain or Beyond: Two Souls needs to pay attention to this next game. Detroit: Become Human, is the same style as Heavy Rain, and made by the same people. In this game, you play as an android in, I guess, Detroit. The trailer stressed the importance of decision making. I loved Heavy Rain, and I am beyond excited for Detroit.

Resident Evil VII was also announced. The trailer showed a return to form for the horror-gone-action series, and I really hope that it stays horror all the way through, and does horror well. Another one I’m really excited for, here, take a look at the trailer:

This isn’t the trailer they showed during the conference, but it captures the feel well enough. It is also important to mention that the Playstation version of the game will support PSVR. Resident Evil VII will release Jan. 24, 2017.

The Last Guardian also got a new trailer and a release date. The much anticipated, delayed game will be available Oct. 25, 2016.

A bunch of Playstation VR games were shown as well. After reaffirming that PSVR will launch on Oct. 13, 2016 and that it will retail for $400.00, Sony jumped into a slew of games for the platform. Notable games include Far Point, Batman Arkham VR, and a Final Fantasy XV VR gametype. Check out the trailer for Far Point right here:

The last big, original announcement to come from the conference came at the official announcement of Hideo Kojima’s new game, Death Stranding. The trailer left me with more questions than answers, so take a peak below if you want to see naked Norman Reedus holding a tiny baby very close:

Another potential note of interest, the original three Crash Bandicoot games are being released for the Playstation 4 as total remasters, built from the ground up for a new console. Crash will appear in Skylanders: Imaginators before the end of the year though.

A trailer for the Insomniac Spider man game was the last thing to be shows aside from a Days Gone live demo. I never realized before how perfect Insomniac would be to make a great Spiderman game.

What did Sony mention that you’re most excited for?

About Erich Martin

Erich was introduced to gaming by his grandfather before he could walk. Since then, he has grown up loving Nintendo and most games in general. He couples his love of videogames with journalism to cover news, provide reviews and tell it how it is in the gaming world.

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