The Playstation Experience 2016 was held this morning, Melbourne time, and considering it was just the first day, there were announcements and videos galore that left me salivating and wanting to see more. I’ve included the clips below for the games that I’m keen to see and right at the bottom I’ve left a link to see more of the other clips and some Playstation Experience links for you to check out.
I previously blogged about Hollywood superstar, Harrison Ford, filming some commercials in Japan to promote Uncharted Golden Abyss on the PS Vita, well now it’s gone one step further and he’s made the cover of Dengeki Playstation, a Japanese publication.
At this time, there isn’t a Dengeki Vita magazine but this is just a special edition brought out to coincide with the Vita’s launch in Japan. This issue, as well as the game, will be released on December 17 across Japan.
First we had the Urban Camouflage controller for the PS3 now Sony pulls back the covers on the exclusive DualShock Uncharted 3 controller. ¥9,980 will get you both the game and awesome controller seen below or the stand alone game will set you back ¥5,980. Either way, you’re in for a treat! Of course, goes without saying, only for Japan so start hitting up your favourite importers.
Gamescom in Germany has unveiled some new trailers for the new upcoming hardware from Sony, the PS Vita. I gotta tell ya, these videos are making me pretty excited about buying one. It even makes the wait until next year for one worthwhile! Uncharted on the Vita is looking amazing and is going to set a new standard for graphics and gameplay on a handheld, 3DS developers take note, Bend Studio are really pushing the envelope here, it looks astounding! From the early E3 trailers to what was shown at Gamescom, Uncharted Golden Abyss looks set to be a system seller come release day for Vita. I’d be surprised if this wasn’t a 1:1 ratio for people buying a Vita for this game.
And then there’s Little Big Planet on Vita with it’s amazing level editor which incorporates the touchscreen resulting in amazingly easy to make and detailed levels to take your Sackboy through and then upload to the community. Add in the ability to take pictures using the Vita’s cameras and then utilise those images into the level as a back drop, using the actual item or even using the texture of the item in your picture to wrap around an element in your creation, and you have yourself a winner! LBP looks set to pick up where LBP on the PSP left off in terms of player creativity and letting imaginations run wild and amok.
And lastly, Resistance: Burning Skies, is what the Vita was made to showcase. Taking a console game, shrinking it down to a handheld console without losing any of the trademarks that made the franchise so successful on the PS3 in the first place. It literally is console gaming in the palm of your hand. The trailer below shows off some of the action from Gamescom which looks absolutely mindblowingly great. Hardcore FPS action using two thumbsticks for greater accuracy and control than what was ever possible on a portable console. Another system seller right there in action 🙂
Anyone else excited for PS Vita?
All this time I’ve been thinking it’s just Peacewalker receiving the HD treatment as it migrates from PSP to PS3…I had no idea that three titles were being packaged and sold as one like they’re doing with God of War!! Three titles, MGS2: Sons of Liberty, MGS3: Snake Eater and Peacewalker all in one package…and releasing in November and in HD?? Marvellous!! Oh and the Uncharted multiplayer beta is pretty sweet, if you haven’t downloaded it and taken advantage of the free upgrade to PS+ status for one month, then download it now…it’s completely worth it 🙂
E3 is nearly done for this year and I just wanted to post some things that made my day and I’m looking forward to in the coming year, First of all, the big one Wii U, I really can’t wait til Nintendo start doing roadshows with this bad boy like they did with the Wii in 2006. I’ll be surprised if this isn’t the case as this is clearly yet another revolutionary console implementing a unique control system much as the Wii changed the market 5 years ago.
The other hot system revealed by Sony was the handheld formerly known as the NGP, which now has the final name of the PS Vita, Vita being Life in Latin. There were some incredible videos revealed for the Vita with Uncharted: Golden Abyss being a massive standout. Of particular importance was the US price revealed for the WiFi model which was $249.99. This is the same price that the 3DS costs in the US and the 3DS ended up costing $349.95AU. This hopefully means that Vita will follow the same pricing format and place it on even footing, price wise, with the Nintendo 3DS. The 3G & WiFi model was priced at $399.99US. Vid below showing the Vita’s capabilities and below that an Uncharted: Golden Abyss video…droolworthy 🙂
To see the awesome celebrations that Nintendo are doing to celebrate Zelda’s 25th anniversary, check out part 1 of the Nintendo E3 conference available HERE.
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception is shaping up to be another sublime outing in the Uncharted canon, just check out the trailer below.
And lastly, just a great compilation video showcasing the games on Vita.
P.S. Anyone else think Uncharted’s Nathan Drake and Kevin Pereira from Attack of the Show share a striking similarity??
Any Sony fanboy or girl will have heard by now of the latest offering from Sony, the successor to the PSP, will be the PSP2 or as it’s being called, the NGP (Next Generation Portable). Now I wouldn’t say I’m a fanboy but Sony does fill a void that Nintendo doesn’t quite fill and that being the space for the hardcore gamer with realistic graphics and things getting blown up. I’ve owned all iterations of the PSP including the Go but was less than thrilled when I saw the size of the NGP…it’s currently bigger than a PSP3000, ie. BIG! And yes it does push around a bucket load of polygons and pixels and shading coming out the whazoo but I was expecting more than just fancier graphics, 2 touchscreens and 3G access…I might be just a little picky here? The price of all this technological wonder hasn’t been mentioned yet but knowing Australia, it will involve selling our other kidney to buy it when it eventually arrives. But I digress (yes I do digress), the point that I was making was that unless there was a change to the size or the eventual price, I had zero interest in picking one up at launch…until I saw the video for Uncharted running on the NGP and the recent news that indicate Nathan Drake’s portable outing would be taking place before the PS3 adventures? A chance to see how and why Drake became the man he is and does what he does?
SOLD! The only thing remaining to clear will be the price barrier but hopefully the upcoming E3 will yield some answers on that grey area. E3 is 2 weeks away so hopefully any nuggets of information won’t be too far away 🙂
And if that wasn’t enough…just a reminder of what else we can expect from the NGP 🙂