Published on July 15th, 2008 | by Daniel David
E3 2008: Sony Press Conference
With Sony the last of the big three to do their press conference everything you need to know is below.
They started the conference with an impressive real-time demo of Resistance 2 as you battle the huge Levithan through the city. This game looks fantastic and they showed the trailer we posted this morning on the site afterward.
Using LittleBigPlanet as a presenter Sony showed of some charts but more importantly LBP should be available this October.
The Greatest Hits line-up was revealed which we cost $29.99 when they release. Titles available for the greatest hits collection are Resistance, Motorstorm, Warhawk, Call of Duty 3, Need for Speed Carbon, Assassains Creed, Elder Scrolls: Obilivion and Ninja Gaiden Sigma. They also confirmed that they will start to ship PS3’s to Latin America.
Sony showed a video in support of PS2 games that are coming out like NCAA Football 09, Tiger Woods 09, Warriors Orochi 2, Singstar Pop Vol.2, Yakuza 2, Madden 09 and Mercenaries 2. They announced Buzz TV going to the PSP and PS3 with theme packs.
Playstation 2 is getting another bundle coming with Lego Batman and the DC comics movie Justice League: New Frontier for $149.99
Sony went to talk about the Playstation Network which are getting a couple new features and games. Universal access to your PSN is coming meaning you can log-in to the PS3 from your PC, PSP using one single log-in account free of charge.
They announced Ratchet and Clank: Quest For Booty for the PSN which looks as good as Tools of Destruction. This will be a direct sequel to that game and will cost $14.99 when it debuts this summer.
Later they showed a video highlighting their PSN line-up which are Ratchet and Clank, Crash Commando, Fat Princess, flOwer, Pixeljunk Eden, Pain Ameusment Park, Siren: Blood Curse and Ragdoll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic.
Gran Turismo TV trailer was shown with the release date for that being August 1st available through Gran Turismo 5: Prologue.
Home made a brief appearance through a video showing new Home spaces for Uncharted, Warhawk and Resistance which looked really good.
Sony announced their Video Store accessible through the Playstation Store and eight studios who have signed on. TV rentals are $1.99 while movie rentals are from $2.99 – $5.99. To purchase a movie it will cost $14.99 and content is available in both standard and high definition. You can transfer these movies to the PSP via the PS3 or PC. The Video Store will be available tonight.
For the PSP they announced a new entertainment pack which will include Ratchet and Clank: Size Matter, National Treasure 2 movie, 1GB memory stick and a voucher for Echochrome from the Playstation Store. This will cost $199.99 when it releases.
A new entry in the Resistance franchise called Resistance: Retribution was announced. It is a 3rd person shooter slated for release Spring 09.
They later showed a video of upcoming PSP titles which are Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Madden 09, LocoRoco 2, NBA 09 The Inside, Super Stardust Portable, Lego Batman, Patapon 2, Buzz TV, and Valkrya Chronicles.
They announced Life with Playstation should be available at the end of month. Sony also revealed that the ability to post in-game footage and upload it to youtube through google is coming soon. You can vote on the best videos after they are posted.
DC Universe trailer was shown which will be available for the PS3 and PC.
Sony announced that the 80GB PS3 with the same functions as the current 40GB will release in September for $399.99. Guess that means backwards compatibility is going bye-bye.
Afterward they showed a video of upcoming PS3 games which are LittleBigPlanet, MotorStorm Pacific Rift, Quantum of Solace, Socom Confrontation, Ghostbusters, Soul Calibur IV, Resistance 2, The Agency, Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm, Mirror’s Edge, Resident Evil 5, Singstar, Guitar Hero World Tour, NBA 09, Buzz TV, Killzone 2, Eternal Sonata and 50 cent new game.
A God of War III teaser trailer is shown, gotta love Kratos I’m excited already. A new trailer for Infamous is shown unlike the one posted on the site earlier. Look forward to Infamous in Spring 2009.
To close the show they announced a new game from Zipper Entertainment called MAG aka Massive Action Game. This game will let up to 256 player tackle each in 8-person squads. There will be character growth and faction based campaigns. The 256 players will all be real people and they show of a trailer for the game afterwards.
A decent conference for Sony this year although nothing really surprising was shown. Their line-up is looking solid and should be plenty of money to waste on it to come.