Despite Sony’s apparent refusal to even mention the Vita, their E3 conference was veritably stuffed with exciting games announcements. They tended to err on the side of sequels instead of new IP, but it’s hard to be bummed out by new God of War and Uncharted games. So let’s dig into all the trailers and news from Sony’s software-centric conference.
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
This game is nearly here, but Sony’s return to the world of Uncharted certainly looks to be on track. There’s no Nathan Drake here, but Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross seem more than able to hold their own. Get your adventure on Aug. 22
God of War
With a change of camera angle and a leap into the current generation of consoles, the new God of War seems to be shaping up nicely. We should be able to tear everybody asunder early next year.
Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds DLC
A sequel would be more exciting, but the opportunity to expand the experience is always welcome. We should be able to dive back in later this year.
This is quite a long trailer for the forthcoming post-apocalyptic game. Stabbing and strangling abounds in a world overrun by zombies. Looks to a be a solid way to spend the end of the world.
Monster Hunter World
Finally, the Monster Hunter series makes the leap to home consoles westerners actually play. While massively popular for mobile gamers over in Japan—largely on the PSP and 3DS as well as a bit of Wii—the series has never had this sort of technical backing before. Hopefully, they utilize that current-gen power to craft some memorable monster hunting action. The game should be out early next year.
Shadow of the Colossus
More than a remaster (or a re-skin or a regurgitation), Shadow of the Colossus is going to be a full-on remake of the classic game. For all intents and purposes, however, it’s still essentially the same thing. Just way prettier. It’ll be out next year.
Call of Duty: WWII
In a lot of ways this multiplayer trailer sort of just looks like Battlefield 1 Part 2 (this time, with Nazis), but Call of Duty needed a change after Infinite Warfare, and this looks like the right direction. Blow up the Third Reich on Nov. 3.
Several PSVR Games
,Bravo Team, Star Child, The Inpatient, a Final Fantasy XV fishing game called Monster Of The Deep and a game where you play as a mouse called Moss.
Detroit: Become Human
David Cage’s new game certainly looks like a David Cage game. Players will control an android trying to lead an uprising and will heavily feature player choice. Who knows if any robots will actually become human, though?
The new game based on the slinky hero looks heavily influenced by the recent Batman Arkham games. That’s not at all a bad thing. We should be swinging around NYC sometime next year.
Other Notable Trailers