For 2018, Sony decided to keep its E3 keynote very focused. The show was almost entirely dedicated to four upcoming games that we already know about: The Last of Us Part II, Death Stranding, Ghost of Tsushima, and Insomniac’s Spider-Man. But while it wasn’t as packed as years past, it did offer deep looks at some excellent games. It was also pretty damn gruesome, and Sony managed to sneak in a couple of surprises as well. If you missed the show, you can check it all out right here.
DEATH STRANDING’S GRUESOME NEW TRAILER HAS BABIES, TOENAILS, ACTUAL GAMEPLAY
It’s hard to believe, but the latest trailer for Hideo Kojima’s mysterious Death Strandingshows the actual game for the first time. But don’t worry: it’s still plenty weird, and there’s no shortage of babies.
WATCH THE VERY FIRST GAMEPLAY TRAILER FOR THE LAST OF US PART II
We’ve known that a sequel to The Last of Us has been in the works for some time, but Sony finally showed how the game will actually play. After a tender opening starring Ellie, the trailer made a dramatic shift to the brutal action you can expect from the game. It’s a meaty video, too: you can check out nearly 12 minutes of the game in the clip above.
DANG, THAT LAST OF US PART II KISS WAS SOME GREAT ANIMATION
The latest Last of Us Part II trailer was full of action and violence, but one scene stood out: a simple kiss. If nothing else, it was a great example of the animation prowess of developer Naughty Dog.
GHOST OF TSUSHIMA IS A SLICK PS4 SAMURAI GAME FROM THE CREATORS OF INFAMOUS
We also got a nice long look at Ghost of Tsushima, the next action game from Sucker Punch, a studio best known for the superhero adventure Infamous. It looks absolutely gorgeous, and it has what appears to be a satisfying blend of combat and stealth. No word on a release date, though.
SPIDER-MAN FOR PS4 SHOWS OFF ITS OPEN-WORLD WEB-SWINGING IN NEW TRAILER
Insomniac’s new Spider-Man comes out in September, which isn’t too far from now. If you cant wait, there’s a lengthy look at the most exciting part of the game: web-swinging. There are definite Arkham vibes, but with a much lighter tone.
KINGDOM HEARTS III’S MULTIPLE E3 TRAILERS HAVE PIRATES, OLAF, BUT FEW CONCRETE ANSWERS
CONTROL IS A TIME-BENDING NEW GAME FROM THE DEVELOPERS OF QUANTUM BREAK
One of just a handful of announcements at Sony’s event was Control, a new game from Remedy, the studio behind games like Quantum Break and Alan Wake. It has some trippy time-control combat and looks wonderfully weird.
DARK SOULS CREATOR FROM SOFTWARE IS MAKING A VR GAME CALLED DÉRACINÉ
From Software has been busy at E3 this year. In addition to announcing the action gameSekiro: Shadows Die Twice, the studio also showed off its first foray into virtual reality, with the PSVR title Déraciné.
THE RESIDENT EVIL 2 REMAKE IS COMING ON JANUARY 25TH
Three years ago, Capcom said it was remaking Resident Evil 2, but we haven’t seen much of it since then. Today, we not only got a trailer but a release date: the game will be out in January. It’s coming to the Xbox One and PC in addition to the PS4.