And the last big press conference of this pre-E3 craziness was Sony— full of games and tech and of course the official reveal of the PSP 2, named the Sony Vita.
Starting off was of course a big apology from Sony for getting haxxored, and then they moved right into some Move stuff, though compared to Microsoft’s earlier Kinect-fest, Sony pretty much ignored the Move other than showing off that more upcoming games will be Move and 3D compatible.
First on the list of PS3 games that Sony was showing off was Uncharted 3, which looks incredible, as Nathan Drake is globe hopping in search of all sorts of phat lewts.
Resistance 3 will also be 3D compatible, and for $150, you’ll be able to get the Resistance 3 Doomsday Edition that comes with a Move rifle, a Move controller and camera.
Sony will also be offering a God of War 3D game bundle, an ICO & Shadow of the Colossus 3D game bundle, but the biggest bundle of all…
For $499, you can get Resistance 3 with a Playstation branded 24” 3D TV, 3D glasses and an HDMI cable. Additional 3D glasses are $70. And this TV supports Sony’s own polarized two player split-screen, so you can have two players looking at the same screen and both will see completely separate full screen views instead of normal split screen.
They also showed off NBA 2K12, which is again, both 3D and Move compatible, making for a really intuitive basketball experience. See someone you want to pass to? Point the Move at them and pass.
And then there’s this Star Trek game, based on the JJ Abrams film that’s a co-op 3D Move title.
Sony also announced that there will be more Move functionality coming to Little Big Planet 2, a new Sly Cooper game due out in 2012 and a sort of Killzone-like PS3 exclusive called Dust 514:
And a new trailer for Bioshock Infinite:
Which moves right along into the main presentation… the Sony Vita.
You may remember that the Vita has less buttons than the PSP, but it’s got touchscreens on both the front and back, a front and rear-facing camera, gyroscope and Six Axis controls. So it’s got a lot of shit.
The Vita will also be a fully mobile device, using AT&T as the data carrier, so that you download games, get updates or play across the web wherever you go. And it’ll only be $250 for the WiFi and $299 for the 3G, which is the same price as the 3DS, for a fuckload more power, way better graphics and a far better library.
Oh, and Vita games will have cloud saving, so you’ll be able to save at any point and pick up on your PS3.
Some of the games that will be available at launch will be Uncharted: Golden Abyss, ModNation Racers, a Little Big Planet game, Infamous 2 and Street Fighter vs. Tekken.