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Big news next, with Rockstar bringing Agent exclusively to PS3. No details as such, but surely one of the biggest announcements of E3 and one that earned quite a cheer from the crowd. An Assassin's Creed 2 demo followed, giving the gathered crowd the first public glimpse of to what to expect from the game due out this November. The demo showcased the flying machine created by Leonardo Da Vinci, with the hero able to glide around the city. There will be 30 weapons in the game, plus six more if you connect Assassin's Creed Bloodlines on the PSP to the PS3 version of Assassin's Creed 2.

We already knew Final Fantasy XIII was coming to the PS3 in the spring of 2010, but Jack teased us a little more with a new video put together by Square Enix. We were treated to some dazzling cutscenes and stunning in-game footage. There was more Square news too, with Jack announcing that Final Fantasy XIV will be playable only on PS3 in 2010 - although the the twist is that it's the second MMO in the Final Fantasy universe.

Jack then introduced Dr Richard Marks to demonstrate the PlayStation 3 motion controller. - another poorly kept E3 secret. The wand features numerous motion sensors and a glowing ball on its end, which the PlayStation Eye is capable of picking up. Some impressive tech demos showcased the new prototype device, including a first-person shooter demo. A second demo showcased the precision of the device, while a third featured a combat scenario featuring a sword and shield - again, the precision was very good. Tretton announced that it'll launch in spring 2010.

A smaller but no less significant announcement came next, with news that Disney is coming to LittleBigPlanet. Jack revealed that a number of costume packs, including Pirates of the Caribbean, will be coming to the PS3 platformer.

More game demos followed, with a brand-new IP next: ModNation Racers. The game is in development at United Front and is a kart racer for the PS3. In it you'll be able to create, mod and share characters and karts. Track Studio will allow users to create their own tracks - by driving around you'll be able to instantly create a track, modifying elevation on the fly. By choosing objects from the library you can simply paint them into the environment. It's another game due for release in 2010 and looked very impressive indeed.

The big one next, with Team Ico's Trico revealed as The Last Guardian. It'll be exclusive to the PS3. You've no doubt already seen the leaked video and what was shown at the conference appeared to be the same with a few new sections showcasing the young boy's encounters with enemies. No release date was given.

The big guns just kept on coming, with a teaser for Gran Turismo 5 up next. The trailer showed a number of racing disciplines and revealed that It'll feature the WRC and NASCAR licenses. Again, while we know it's coming there wasn't even a hint of a release date.

Finally it was the turn of Sony Santa Monica, who took to the stage to demonstrate God of War 3, the final chapter in the trilogy that started on PS2. After a spectacular live demo the game was given a March 2010 release date.

All in all a very impressive showing from Sony, with plenty of games coming to PSP and PS3 this year and beyond. News of Agent from Rockstar being a PS3 exclusive raised a few eyebrows and the PS3 motion controller looked to be a big step up over what we've seen on the Wii - although perhaps not as advanced as Microsoft's full body motion technology. The key was some great looking games, with the likes of Uncharted 2, MAG, The Last Guardian and God of War 3 all likely to please the hardcore. Thankfully the PSP seems to be getting some great titles too, with Sony showing that the handheld is definitely a big focus.

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startover4's Avatar


hm i still wish ps3 could compete with natal
Posted 03:08 on 08 July 2009
dudester's Avatar


update is next week I presume as I believe new firmware will probably be needed for vidzone.
Posted 17:58 on 03 June 2009
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Mr_Ninjutsu@ rbevanx

i use it for both, does anyone think that there will be an update on thursday? the big v3.00? a lot of rumor around that where people swear that its going to be as good as 360?
Posted 17:47 on 03 June 2009
rbevanx's Avatar


Well I was expecting a price drop from Sony (Or throw in God of War 3 and Killzone 2). I still think Microsoft have the best selection of games and value for money.
But people wanting a games console will get a 360 rather than the PS3.
Most people who will get a PS3 will use it as a media center/blu-ray player rather than a games console and Sony will still lose money.
Posted 17:34 on 03 June 2009
Karlius's Avatar


Lets not forget how shocking the last open world MMORPG FF was. Final Fantasy XI. I hope this one is better. It looks it or have i totally missed the mark and this is a totally new FF as is 7 to 13.
Posted 13:35 on 03 June 2009
guyderman's Avatar


Tonnes of games is probably the best announcement for Sony - at the end of the day this is what counts on a games console, and this year/next year Sony have got some great titles coming out!

FF14 - people were probably gasping as it's a bit strange to announce 14 when 3/4 of the world hasn't got 13 yet.
Posted 12:59 on 03 June 2009
Wido's Avatar


There was new and there wasn't new ;)

The good thing I can look at SONY's E3 conference and say. Yup, they had an excellent E3 than the past 3 years.

Another Ratchet & Clank game coming out which looks good and the PSPGo surprised me quite a lot which will be getting a purchase from me. The motion control worked very well and I'm liking that.

To be honest Nintendo didn't have a good E3. Keep bringing out the older games with new sequels. A new IP would be great for the Wii, no mention of Zelda for the Wii only for the DS. A new Mario game can be easily guessed. Resi-Evil already people knew and again Red Steel 2 was known. So no, Nintendo didn't have anything to get excited about.

The best 'impact' and 'big reveal' was Natal from Microsoft. They also like the Sony and Nintendo conference coming back with sequels and good sequels they are. Still nothing too 'excited' to be about. Sony did have a 'big reveal' Lee. FF14 exclusive or 'timed' exclusive but still a big reveal as if you heard the E3 audience they gasped with that announcement.

Overall good E3 and very much expected stuff with just a few shockers like "Wow, that worked quite well".
Posted 10:55 on 03 June 2009
CheekyLee's Avatar


Most of what SONY announced was not new, though. Whilst it was all good stuff, there was actually little that came from nowhere. The Rockstar game, ModNation, and MGS for PSP are pretty much it for the 'big reveals.' In terms of numbers, sure it was impressive. But in terms of impact, it was nothing to the MS conference. What we saw was a whole lot of stuff we already knew was coming. Even Nintendo had more to get excited about, which is saying something because the first hour or so of their show was pretty dire!
Posted 07:20 on 03 June 2009
Bloodstorm's Avatar

Bloodstorm@ jakeistheman

Does it feck, total fanboy response.
Posted 03:37 on 03 June 2009
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FantasyMeister@ El-Dev

Originally Posted by El-Dev
...if you're a gamer then Sony walked this E3 without much competition games wise

I'd agree with that, Sony seem to have done very well out of IPs that started on the PS3, whereas Microsoft are still relying a lot on IPs that started last generation. Personally I don't mind one or two sequels but when we get to five or six it starts to get a bit 'been there done that'.

On the other hand, if you're new to gaming then I'd say there ain't much in it, glad I'm not buying my first console today because I'd probably be tearing my hair out over which one to get.
Posted 01:02 on 03 June 2009
El-Dev's Avatar


Not one mention of the Joker being an exclusive character to PS3, they just had too much game related information.

Who won I suppose is up to your own tastes but if you're a gamer then Sony walked this E3 without much competition games wise.
Posted 00:24 on 03 June 2009
Ghost_Dog's Avatar


No big surprises, apart from the new Final Fantasy.

Sony have strengthened their line-up for 09/10. Gran Turismo 5, God of War 3, The Last Guardian, MAG, Uncharted 2, Agent and Final Fantasy XIV all make for a promising future.

EDIT: How could I forget Heavy Rain!
Posted 23:17 on 02 June 2009
jakeistheman's Avatar


sony won E3 the PS3 uprising begins woot.
Posted 22:53 on 02 June 2009


It was awesome! i loved it. and sony are my winners of E3 :D
Posted 22:00 on 02 June 2009

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