E3 2014 Sony Press Conference Roundup

The E3 2014 Sony Press Conference broadcast aired today, has revealed brand new information about Sony’s game lineup. Sony’s E3 2014 keynote conference started on June 9th at 6:00PM PDT / 9:00PM EDT / 2:00AM GMT and lasted an hour and a half. What follows is a bulletpoints roundup.

It started with the expected games: The Order: 1886, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, and third-party support like Destiny, Far Cry 4, Batman: Arkham Knight, Battlefield Hardline, MKX, MGS5, GTA5, etc.
New surprise reveals this year were: LittleBigPlanet 3, Bloodborne, Infamous: Second Son – First Light DLC, Entwined, Let It Die, Grim Fandango remake, Ratchet & Clank 1 remake, Magicka 2: Learn To Spell Again, ABZU, Dead Island 2, and POWERS TV show. Once again missing was The Last Guardian.

Here’s the full E3 2014 Sony broadcast video:

E3 2014 Sony Press Conference Roundup:

  • The Sony press conference opened up with a Destiny cinematic story trailer. Beta starts July 17. Go to Greatnessawaits.com/destiny for the Alpha this week for PS4. White PS4 bundle that comes with Destiny on September 9. Exclusive content like Mars quest only on PS4.
  • The Order: 1886 gameplay trailer shown. Gameplay mixes cinematics with shooter action as the hero escapes from a werewolf.
  • Entwined downloadable game from Sony’s new PixelOpus studio. Cel-shaded look like Thatgamestudio titles. Available today for $10 on PS4, with PS Vita cross-buy version coming later.
  • Sucker Punch announces stand-alone Infamous: Second Son – First Light DLC revolving around Fetch with her neon powers. Although if you do own the original game you get exclusive extra content with the DLC. Coming to PS4 in August 2014.
  • LittleBigPlanet 3 announced for PS4. Oddsock joins Sackboy who, he can walljump. Toggle is the biggest and strongest of Sackboy’s new friends, although he can shrink too. Swoop joins the group, cause he can fly. It’ll be the biggest adventure yet. Coming November 2014.
  • Sony announces brand new IP by From Software called Bloodborne exclusively for PS4. Cinematic trailer shown. Coming 2015. (I believe this was tentatively titled Project Beast.)
  • Ubisoft shows off Far Cry 4 with the first gameplay. Elephants can be riled up to attack your enemies. You can call in a second player to take down fortresses, even if the second player doesn’t have the game; so you can invite a fellow PS4 owner (where this feature is exclusively available).
  • Techland shows a cinematic trailer for Dead Island 2. By zombie bitten runner has the funny song plays with “I’m the bomb and I’m about to blow up” lyrics. Beta starts a month early on PS4 with an exclusive map.
  • EA shows new Battlefield Hardline gameplay trailer. Console beta starts early on PS4.
  • Disney Infinity 2 Special Edition on PS4 includes exclusive Hulk avenger figure.
  • Paradox Interactive working on PS4 exclusive game titled Magicka 2: Learn To Spell Again. Funny live-action trailer shown, includes first gameplay.
  • Tim Chafer/Double Fine is remaking Grim Fandango for PS4 & PS Vita.
  • Devolver Digital has a few console-exclusives for PS4 & PS Vita, like Broforce, Titan Souls, Not A Hero, Hotline Miami 2, and Croteam’s The Talos Principle.
  • Suda51 announces PS4-exclusive game called Let It Die. Weird trailer with lots of gunplay. Coming in 2015.
  • Giant Squid announces underwater game ABZU with fish, sharks, whales, squid. Console-exclusive on PS4.
  • No Man’s Sky new gameplay trailer shows vast open worlds and the space in between them to explore. Combines planet exploration (finding dinosaur species, etc.) with spaceship dogfights. Procedural generated planets, journey into infinity.
  • Project Morpheus virtual reality headset has Jurassic Encounter, EVE Valkyrie & Street Wise demos on the show.
  • Youtube video sharing will be added to the PS4’s Share button later this year. 220 million video shares on Twitch since PS4 launch so far. 150 million spectator sessions started using the controller, and will soon work via Twitch/Ustream too.
  • 25 Free To Play games coming to PS4 in the next 12 months. Includes Planetside 2, Kingdom Under Fire, Ganza, My Singing Monsters, War Thunder, and more.
  • PlayStation Now beta will be available on PS4 in USA/CAN starting July 31st. Shortly there-after it’s coming to PS3, PS Vita & Sony TV’s (for the latter you of course need a PS4 DualShock 4 controller. Dead Space 3, God of War: Ascension; Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, Ratchet & Clank: Into The Nexus, and Ultra Street Fighter IV.
  • PS Vita support announced. New games include Tales of Hearts R, Child of Light, Tales from the Borderlands, and Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition.
  • PlayStation TV coming to USA/CAN in Fall 2014. Play PS4 games via remote play on a second TV in your home. Works with PlayStation Now for streaming games too. Access to 1,000+ games at launch. Price is $99. Or $139 bundle with PS4 controller, SD Card, and Lego Movie game.
  • First Mortal Kombat X gameplay video shown. Scorpion VS Sub-Zero and 2 characters new to the MK series shown. Brutal Fatalities as ever. Slogan: “Who’s Next?”
  • Sony announced the POWERS live-action TV show for Sony TV and PlayStation has been ordered for 2 seasons. Based on the comic book/graphic novel series. It asks: What would a world with super heroes be like? Coming in December 2014 in the USA, free for PlayStation Plus subscribers.
  • Ratchet & Clank Movie trailer shown. Coming to theaters in the first half of 2015.
  • Original Ratchet & Clank game remake will be coming to PS4 in the first half of 2015.
  • The Last of Us Remastered PS4 trailer shown. Coming in July 29.
  • Konami shows a brand new Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain trailer gets shown to the tune of a “I’m Nuclear” song.
  • Rockstar Games confirms Grand Theft Auto 5 is coming to PS4 (and Xbox One & PC too). Coming in Fall 2014. Progress & characters can be transferred from PS3/Xbox 360 to PS4.
  • Warner Bros. Games shows off the first Batman: Arkham Knight gameplay trailer, focuses on the Batmobile driving mode to traverse the city; it transforms into a tank too and you’re able to launch very far from the cockpit and then fly down with the batwings. The Penguin & Scarecrow villains return. Scarecrow nightmare missions exclusive to PlayStation.
  • Naughty Dog shows an Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End trailer. Shows Nathan Drake awakening on a pirate island’s beach, recalling a chat he had with Sully to go on one last adventure. The game is coming to PS4 in 2015.

What’s your favorite E3 2014 Sony announcement?

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