By Adam Schifani
While Sony didn’t bring the hype like they have in previous years with surprises, they did show more of games that we wanted to see. This year was mostly about giving us more of what they announced last year. Sony kept up the trend with having Shawn Layden be the speaker for the conference, and having a tight show. Enjoy the collection of trailers below.
Uncharted: Lost Legacy
This much awaited DLC for Uncharted 4 drops August 22, and it stars Chloe and Nadine from the previous games. Nothing new here, but I’m never upset with more Uncharted.
Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds
Same with Uncharted, I’ll take all the Horizon Zero Dawn I can get. Frozen Wilds is furthering Aloy’s story, and I could not be happier.
Sony treated us to a long look at Days Gone, and while I don’t think the game is my cup of tea, I may give it a chance. However, a zombie bear would make me nope the hell out of any situation.
Monster Hunter World
Monster Hunter is a huge deal in Japan, which is why it has been a handheld phenomenon. I think I might jump into the series with Monster Hunter World.
Shadow of the Colossus
The original Shadow of the Colossus on the PS2 was a fantastic game, and it remains one of the best games of all time. Now it is coming back in a full, from-the-ground-up remake. I don’t expect to see it for a while, but the trailer is gorgeous.
Call of Duty: World War II
Bringing the series back to World War II, may reel me back into the shooter series. There is some much to explore in WWII, and I hope they go with a similar story tell method as Battlefield 1. Small vignettes from the African, European, and Pacific fronts would be amazing. However, judging from the trailer, it looks like they are sticking to Europe.
God of War
I haven’t been interested in a God of War game since the original, but I can get down with this one. Changing up the setting to Norse mythology is a smart move, the same Greek settings would be tiresome. My main complaint with Kratos was that he was just an angry killing machine. I’ve watched and read about the other games, and he doesn’t seem to grow as a character. But now, he has a son and we see him try to change. I’ve excited for God of War, and I didn’t think I would ever say that again. Also, World Serpent looks cool as hell.
I don’t know how to feel about Detroit. I’m intrigued, but I’m not sold. It’s an ambitious project, and it is dealing with interesting themes. I’m not sure how this game will be executed, but it’s on my watch list for sure.
As a life-long Spider-Man fan, I should preface my thoughts with… GET HYPE!!! Insomniac’s take on Spider-Man looks amazing. The gameplay demo shows the webslinger taking down some bad guys, and it looks fantastic. The combat reminds me of the Arkham Batman games. Spider-Man uses his powers and stealth to get the best of his enemies, and I can’t wait to play this game.
Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite
Capcom dropped a story trailer for this fighting game, and it seems to follow a Marvel heavy line. I’m not much of a fighting game fan, but I love this series. I’m sure Nick will have much more on it in the future when more info is released.
Sony also hit us with a PSVR trailer including Skyrim VR, Star Child a colorful sci-fi game, a thriller called Inpatient, a Final Fantasy XV fishing game (???) called Monster of the Deep, and an adorable fantasy game called Moss where you control a mouse and a spirit.