E3 2009: Uncharted 2, MAG, God Of War III Thrill The Crowd
Sony's E3 press conference has just drawn to a close, and while we have a few more things to update you on - that insanely innovative motion sensing technology, the PlayStation Home update, etc. - we've got you pretty well covered.
Not surprisingly, the three titles listed in this headline really stole the show (not counting the super huge announcement of FFXIV being a PS3 exclusive); they kicked things off with a long Uncharted 2: Among Thieves trailer, which was so gorgeous it almost hurt to watch. Then there was an in-depth gameplay presentation of MAG, which - if we're assessing that video correctly - is everything you've ever heard and twice as much again. But they saved the best for last: a God of War III demo that was both long and wonderfully satisfying. This dude stood up there and played the demo in question for quite a while, and the diversity and fluidity of the combat, not to mention the stunning backdrops and visuals, dropped our jaws. It was the single best way to draw their conference to a close, and it seems clear to us that Sony has proven their dedication to producing top-quality and groundbreaking titles. There's little doubt that GoWIII will be an absolutely humongous title when it releases next year, and yes, it's still set for March 2010. Any other rumors you may have heard to the contrary are clearly untrue.
Anyway, there were plenty of other games on display during the Sony conference as well. We didn't see Heavy Rain, unfortunately, but we did get another sneak peek at Gran Turismo 5! I mean, man...talk about comin' with the hot software!
6/2/2009 Ben Dutka