E3 2011: Other Highlights of the Sony Press Confrence

We’ve got too much stuff to do to be everywhere so as we did for Ubisoft and Microsoft, we also skipped the Sony press conference as well. Heck, we just wanted them to apologize for all the PSN problems lately and tell us a solution had been found to actually secure their network.

As we knew that probably wasn’t going to happen it didn’t seem like a press event we absolutely had to attend. Not when we could do the same as before and rely on our friends at Geek Week for some help. Although, we did already bring you the news of the new Sony Vita.

Here’s the rest of the highlights from the Sony press conference last night:

• Sony previews MORTAL KOMBAT, UNCHARTED 3, and RACHET & CLANK: ALL 4 ONE in 3D

• Gameplay of UNCHARTED 3 is demoed, and a 3D trailer is shown

• RESISTANCE 3 is demoed in 3D; on September 6, Sony will offer a $150 sharpshooter bundle for RESISTANCE 3, which includes the game, a gun, and a Move kit

• GOD OF WAR: ORIGINS COLLECTIONS announced, with 3D support

• Sony is developing a special 24″ television with two-player splitscreen technology that will allow players wearing special glasses to play two-player games on one screen

• Kobe Bryant does a Move demo of NBA 2K12; the game is due out October 4

• MEDIEVAL MOVES: DEADMUND’S QUEST announced; a cartoonish action game for the Move

• Trailer for INFAMOUS 2 shown

• Beginning in September, LITTLEBIGPLANET 2 will have greater Move functionality, including the ability to build levels

• Trailer shown for STARHAWK

• SLY COOPER: THIEVES IN TIME coming in 2012

• PS3-exclusive DUST 514 is an MMO that will connect directly to EVE; it will include Move and NGP support; closed beta at the end of the year, aiming for a full release next year

BIOSHOCK INFINITE previewed; will have Move support; Blu-ray of BIOSHOCK INFINITE will include a free copy of the original BIOSHOCK

• Irrational (BIOSHOCK INFINITE developers) working on a game for the NGP

• Trailer for new STAR TREK game is previewed

• PS3-exclusives in upcoming games: SSX (Mt. Fuji), NEED FOR SPEED: THE RUN (exclusive cars), BATTLEFIELD 3 (free copy of BATTLEFIELD 1943 on the disc)

• PLAYSTATION SUITE announced: initiative to get Playstation software onto other devices, such as Android phones and tablets

• Next Generation Portable officially called the Playstation Vita; AT&T will be the exclusive 3G provider partnered with the Vita; $249 for WiFi, $299 for 3G; will be available this holiday season

• Vita will allow headset voice chat over games and locations

• UNCHARTED: GOLDEN ABYSS developers discuss developing for the Vita, demo the game

• Vita title RUIN demoed; it’s a dungeon crawler akin to TORCHLIGHT with social connectivity built in that allows players to battle rivals; progress can be saved in the cloud, and the game can be continued on the PS3

• MODNATION RACERS developed specially for the Vita; track editor is shown

• MODNATION RACERS, WIPEOUT 2048 will have cross-platform functionality, including for multiplayer gaming

• LITTLEBIGPLANET announced for Vita; will include touchscreen controls, tilt controls, and rear touchscreen controls

• STREETFIGHTER X TEKKEN coming to Vita; Cole from INFAMOUS will be a character

• Additional titles for the Vita include LITTLE DEVIANTS, SOUND SHAPES, HUSTLE KINGS, SUPER STARDUST, REALITY FIGHTER, HOTSHOTS GOLF, and DYNASTY WARRIORS

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