The E3 2018 Sony Press Conference broadcast aired today, has revealed brand new information about Sony’s PS4 & PS VR game lineup. Sony’s E3 2018 keynote conference started on June 11th at 6:00PM PDT (Pacific USA) / 9:00PM EDT (Eastern USA) / 2:00AM BST (London) / 11:00AM AEST (Sydney, Australia) and lasted one hour and 10 minutes. What follows is a bulletpoints roundup…
Exciting surprises this year were: Resident Evil 2 Remake, Nioh 2, Control, Trover Saves The Universe (VR), Deracine (VR). As well as some returning favorites.
Here’s the full E3 2018 Sony 4K broadcast video: (starts at 1:15:00)
E3 2018 Sony Press Conference Roundup:
• The Last of Us: Part II opens the show with a musical number and then a CGI trailer showing Allie going from peaceful small-town life to fighting for her life as organized armed men try to kill her and anyone they can find in their forest territory. Tense stealth atmosphere. Very realistic fighting reactions. Gory kill animations. Allie gets a love interest in Deanna. Sounds like the forest armed people kidnapped her and Allie has to do what she can to go through all of them to save her.
• Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 gameplay trailer shown. Jungle, Summit, Slums, Firing Range Back-in-Black maps for Black Ops 3 if you pre-order Black Ops 4; these classic Black Ops 1 & 2 maps are also coming to Black Ops 4 at launch.
The reason they do this, is because Black Ops 3 will be free with Black Ops 3 with PlayStation Plus!
• Destiny 2: Forsaken gameplay trailer shown.
• Ghost of Tsushima gameplay trailer shown. Introduced with flute music. Footage from the Mongol Invasion – Day 9, the Otsuna Grasslands. The protagonist Jin rides his horse into a village under attack by the Mongols. After he fights them in samurai combat, he meets up with his friend Masako who can shoot arrows to support him. The alliance is short-lived as she wants revenge on the monk they saved from the Monguls. As they swordfight the Monguls approach and they stop fighting to battle their real enemy, the invaders.
• Control gameplay reveal trailer shown. Remedy’s new PS4 exclusive third person action game. — Coming in 2019.
• Resident Evil 2 Remake CGI reveal trailer shown. — Coming January 22 or 29, 2018.
• Trover Saves The Universe gameplay trailer shown. Debuting exclusively on PS4 and PS VR. Looks to be a funny self-aware comedy game.
• Kingdom Hearts 3 gameplay trailer shown. Pirates of the Caribean world shown. Axel and Kairi show up too. PS4 Pro gets a limited edition. — Coming January 29, 2018.
Kingdom Hearts Final Remix remasters coming to PS4.
• Death Stranding gameplay reveal trailer shown. The main character is a delivery man. “Give me your hand in life, death, flesh, spirit.” He can sense the alien creatures arriving. Actresses Lea Seydoux and Lindah Wagner introduced as the two female lead characters.
• Nioh 2 gameplay reveal trailer shown by Tecmo Koei’s Team Ninja. “Death defies you…”
• Spider-Man PS4 gameplay trailer shown. Stops a Yuri Watanabe helicopter crash caused by Electro and a Raft prison break with Rhino & Scorpio and lots of other criminals Spider-Man put away in the past few years. Spectacular Electro chase scene, Vulture swoops by as well. And Mr. Negative returns in this trailer again. Trailer ends with a Sinister 6 battle and Spider-Man finds out who set him up (Dr. Octopus?), but we’ll have to wait to find out.
• Deracine gameplay trailer shown during the after-show. A From Software-developed PS4 VR title where you can be a fairy? Artistic game?
Credit: Sony Livestream. 320,000 + 466,000 & 320,000 + 129,000 livestream viewers at its peak on Twitch & Youtube.