All of the major E3 press conferences ended Tuesday with Nintendo’s presentation.
It will come as no surprise to many of our regular readers when I say I thought Sony had the best presser at the event. And, no, it’s not because I am an unapologetic Playstation fan… It’s because their press conference showcased something I find very important: Variety. I also liked that the people on-stage acknowledged and thanked Sony’s fans no less than 3 times. I know that most of us are just dollar signs to these big corporations, but I appreciated the nice gesture (at the very least).
A slightly edited version of the video above opened Sony’s presentation and played on the back wall of their stage. The vid really did a great job of not only getting people excited but also showed off the diversity of the PS3 and PS Vita line-ups. Instead of relying almost entirely on First Person Shooters (Microsoft), Sony’s sizzle reel consisted of not only their first-party games but also many, many third-party releases. Seeing games like Ni no Kuni, Lollipop Chainsaw, DOA 5, Jet Set Radio HD, Tranformers: Fall of Cybertron, Persona 4 Arena, Metal Gear Solid HD and Sleeping Dogs up there along with Journey, The Last of US, God of War: Ascension, Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time and Little Big Planet Karting shows me just how important ALL these games are in creating a rich and varied tapestry of choices for both of Sony’s current systems.
In contrast, Microsoft’s presser opened with just one of their first-party games: Halo 4.
The Sony press conference was by no means perfect. I could have done without seeing Far Cry 3– for what seemed like the 5th time in one day. And the presentation for the PS3 Move game Wonderbook: Book of Spells went on waaaaay too fucking long.
The other thing that kinda bugged me was the complete lack of Japanese games during any of the big presentations. Ki no Kuni is a Japanese RPG produced in conjunction with Studio Ghibli AND is exclusive to the PS3… But it was only seen in a 5 second clip at the beginning of the show. It would have been extra nice to have seen this game highlighted more.
Down below you will find trailers and gameplay demos for games that are exclusive to Sony’s systems. There is some pretty cool stuff being released over the next year. Seeing that Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation has a female lead almost makes me want to buy a Vita, so I can play it and Persona 4 Golden. Luckily I have no money to spend frivolously so that helps me make the decision not to.
All the trailers and demos can be found after the jump.
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Trailer
Papo & Yo Trailer
The Last of Us E3 Gameplay Trailer
Beyond: Two Souls First Look Trailer
Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation Trailer
Persona 4 Golden Trailer