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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