Playstation’s E3 Conference: Redux

In-depth look at Sony’s Paris Games Week press conference.

So, Playstation held a press conference Monday in Paris, and revealed a lot of new indie and VR games along with new trailers for games previously announced. The weird thing, though, is that this was being called the second half of Playstation’s E3 conference, when it really felt like a recap more than anything.

Starting with the new stuff, a lot of smaller indie games were announced in the conference’s pre-show, which again was weird because there was more new games in that hour than the actual conference.

The games announced included Guacamelee! 2, a sequel to the side-scrolling lucha beat-em-up, Gardens Between, a strange time bending puzzler with Ant-Man sized characters, and the beautiful, but horribly titled, Oure (pronounced “oh ray,” or someshit) where you play as a kid who transforms into a flying dragon.

The big announcement for the pre-show was Spelunky 2, which had a kind of depressing, but moving, trailer showing that the character from the first game has passed away and you’re playing his daughter.

PSVR had a major showing throughout both parts of the show. A good variety was shown, like the flight game Ultrawings, Megalith, a first person hero shooter, Sprint Vector, a super fast roller skating racing game, and Bow to Blood, which looks like a co-op ship combat game like Star Trek but with airships.

There was also some new trailers and gameplay for the Resident Evil 7 and Final Fantasy 15 DLCs. Resident Evil’s free Not A Hero DLC brings Chris Redfield to the first person game, which is playable in VR. Final Fantasy showed off some more of the VR fishing spin off, which is cool, I guess, if you’re into that sort of thing. There was also a new trailer and a December 13 release date for the Ignis story DLC.