Sony’s E3 presentation may not have had a lot in the form of new announcements, with most of the trailers and news offering new clips and extended looks on already revealed games.
That said, there were some interesting notes and a few surprises. We’ve rounded up the most important ones here.
The Lost Legacy is the first Uncharted game to not star Nathan Drake, but our new heroes — Uncharted 2 treasure hunter Chloe Frazer and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End mercenary Nadine Ross — don’t seem to be straying too far from the series’ roots. This time? They’re after the tusk of Ganesh, which is presumably some kind of ancient treasure.
Sony’s showed off a seven minute long gameplay segment of Days Gone, it’s upcoming open-world zombie survival game trailer. The clip showed off a quieter pace than earlier trailers, with some more stealth gameplay. It also show how players can harness the mindless hordes of zombies to their advantage. There’s still no concrete release date, though.
Shadow of the Colossus is a cult classic game from the PlayStation 2 — so popular, that Sony already released a remastered version of the game back in 2011. But now it seems that Shadow of the Colossus is getting a proper HD remake for the PlayStation 4, set to release sometime in 2018.
The next God of War game — first unveiled at last E3 — shifts the setting to Norse mythology and introduces Kratos’ son Atreus to the series. The new trailer showcases more of the hack and slash action the game is known for, complete with gory finishing moves, along with a vague “early 2018” release window.
David Cage’s next narrative action game Detroit: Become Human got a new trailer as well, showing off some of the branching choices players can make. The new clip showed off a character named Marcus, as he leads other androids in a riot against their human makers. Again, no hard release date yet.
Sony closed out the conference with a reveal of some gameplay for Insomniac’s upcoming Spider-Man game. As expected, the title is filled with acrobatic action and combat that favors chaining attacks together, along with a glorious look at how the open world web-slinging will work. That said, there were quite a few quick-time events that could sour the deal. Spider-Man is a PS4 exclusive, set to release in 2018.