Just got done watching Sony’s conference from this years Gamescom in Germany and holy crap did they blow that sucker out of the water! It really makes me think that they truly listened to all the grumbles after their show at E3 and decided to give people what they wanted to see (i.e. no 20 minute Wonderbook demos). Sony started out with a big Vita blowout spending almost 30 minutes showcasing the fall lineup for their handheld. For Vita owners like me it was a reminder of why we bought our systems and hopefully got new people convinced to pick one up. Here’s a quick tally of what Sony let loose on all game lovers today.
-Sony said that starting this fall certain titles that release on PS3 will be given the Vita versions for free. Thank you sweet holy Jesus! Sly Cooper, PS All-Stars and Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault will be the first titles to have this. Sony….you’re winning me over.
-Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified will release this fall with a special Vita bundle and gameplay was finally shown. It looked good but eveyone knows I am not a huge COD fan but fans will go crazy over the footage shown.
-Killzone: Mercenary was shown for the Vita with a live action trailer that showed some gameplay near the end. It definitely had the Killzone look but was way varied when it came to the way the gameplay looks.
– The Vita will also be getting PS Plus sometime this fall.
-Red Dead Redemption will be the free to download game for September on PS Plus. This is a great game that will definitely be downloaded on my PS3. Seriously if you aren’t a Plus member, get with it. Sony gives you so much free content that it is ludicrous.
-Sony is extending the amount of Cloud data storage for members from 150MB to a full 1GB. Now my full Playstation can get some relief.
-Dante, Sackboy, Ratchet & Clank and Spike will be playable in Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale.
-Media Molecule unveiled their new title called Tearaway and it will be a PS Vita exclusive.
-Two new titles for the Playstation Network were announced, Rain and Puppeteer. Rain will be about a boy who turns invisible and can only be seen in the rain and Puppeteer is a platformer that literally is too weird to try and put into words. I’m not joking. Imagine the weirdest dreams you’ve ever had while drugged up and with the flu. It is nowhere near Puppeteer.
-The Move got a little love with a video (thank God) for Wonderbook, a new survival horror game called Until Dawn and FIFA 13. Until Dawn looked interesting enough to give it a try. The FIFA demo actually had me chuckling wondering who would ever want to control players on the pitch with their Move. Especially with what they showed.
-The Last of Us got a new video that mostly showed footage we have seen before but it was still great anyway. The back and forth at the end of the video gave me chills and it wasn’t even anything violent. Just one line that makes me want to play this game NOW!
All in all I have to say that Sony really showed off their better side today. They made up for the E3 press conference which actually wasn’t that bad they just seemed to forget they had a new handheld to sell. That was more than rectified today. Good job Sony.