Sony's PSP Go confirmed, beauties like Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and Assassin's Creed 2, a Final Fantasy XIV exclusive grab, and a startling 3D motion sensor demo to match Microsoft's--Sony's message was clear: The PlayStation 3 is in the zone.
Even Sony Computer Entertainment of America President and CEO Jack Tretton couldn't resist leading with a bit of self-deprecating humor. Striding onstage before a titanic 40-by-80-foot screen, Sony President Jack Tretton got plenty of laughs when he referenced Sony's notorious pre-show gaffes.
"We consider ourselves to be industry leaders, and Sony leads the world in press leaks," quipped Tretton, who then set the tone for the presentation--"Only possible on PlayStation 3"--by stating that only the PS3 was capable of outputting visuals to the towering screen behind him.
After showing footage from games like Uncharted 2 and MAG, the company rolled out the PSP Go and--after reiterating what we already suspected--proceeded to chat up new PlayStation Store services and music management tools designed to make the PSP more platform-independent. The handheld segment concluded with revelations of two new PSP titles: Gran Turismo PSP, and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker.
Then on to a live demo of Assassin's Creed 2 and a Final Fantasy XIII video, before Sony pulled the curtain aside on a Final Fantasy XIV exclusive (it's another online-only role-playing game, like FFXI) and an ultra-precise 3D motion sensing peripheral. While all we got was a rough glimpse at the latter, it's well along in development, since Sony revealed it's due on shelves this time next year.
How'd they finish? How else: With a live God of War III demo, of course, every bit as fierce and bloody as you'd expect from a guy who never smiles, and who swings blades attached to chains wrapped around his forearms.
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