Editor’s Note: This is a special edition of the GameSentral Rewind, focusing on PlayStation’s E3 2016 press conference.
God of War
Sony has revealed the first God of War game on PlayStation 4, starring an aged Kratos and his son.
The game’s trailer (embedded above) opens with a long-bearded Kratos and his son, Charlie, hunting through a snow-laden forest. It moves on to depict a dramatic battle against a titan, where Charlie misses his target and accidentally fires an arrow into Krato’s shoulder.
Smaller details in the demo include RPG elements, including archery knowledge points, and a Spartan Rage timed-ability during battle.
Later, the gameplay briefly switches control between Charlie and Kratos. The trailer concludes with a tantalizing glimpse of a dragon flying over Kratos and Charlie.
Hideo Kojima showed off an early trailer of Kojima Productions’ PS4 exclusive Death Stranding.
The game stars Norman Reedus, who previously worked with Kojima on Konamis’s Silent Hills project.
The trailer opens with Reddus’ character attached to a baby with an umbilical cord, both naked and standing on a beach blanketed with dead fish and whales.
Reedus’ character has scars on his stomach, while his hands are drenched in black paint.
The Last Guardian
The Last Guardian will launch on Oct. 25 for PlayStation 4.
A new gameplay trailer released alongside the announcement provided another look at the bond between the young main character and his companion Trico. During the video, we also see that there are other creatures of the same species as Trico in the game.
The trailer ends with Trico making angered noises and the young boy asking if his wings are broken.
Final Fantasy XV
Final Fantasy XV will be playable in VR, where you’ll play as Prompto, one of protagonist Noctis’ three companions. The game is slated to launch on Sept. 30 on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR.
Horizon: Zero Dawn
Sony showed off a lengthy gameplay demo of Horizon: Zero Dawn, giving a better sense of the game’s exploration of and story.
The world is massively open, and the demo shows Aloy call up her map with only a portion highlighted – a small section of a verdant valley lodged between snow-topped mountains. In this valley, robot dinos prowl, waiting to pounce on the main character. Worn-out but still functional wooden structures are spread out through the land, while a village full of low wooden houses sits at the base of the mountains.
Aloy then takes out a slingshot and starts lobbing explosives at one of the robots. Later, she crafts explosive charges, with another scene showing her wielding arrows charged with electricity. She has futuristic abilities that give her an edge on the robots.
The game will launch on PS4 on Feb. 28, 2017.
Detroit: Become Human
Paris-based Quantic Dream showcased a new trailer for Detroit: Become Human
The new video depicts a rooftop hostage situation where the negotiator, Connor, fails to keep an AI from committing a murder-suicide. The trailer then jumps back to the same scenario numerous times, each time with a different outcome based on decisions player make beforehand.
Connor, who’s a detective and AI, can collect information that helps him unlock options during the negotiation.
No release date has been given.
Resident Evil 7 Biohazard
Capcom has announced Resident Evil 7 Biohazard for PS4, Xbox One, and Windows, with a Jan. 24 release date.
The game’s first trailer (embedded above) begins with a phone ringing, with a bleary eyed character waking up on the floor of an old room in ruins. The character picks up the phone, hearing “They will kill you if you don’t get out of there.”
The character then moves through the house, with the trailer ending by confirming its attachment to Resident Evil.
According to Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios chairman Shawn Layden, the game will be “fully compatible” with PlayStation VR (more on that later).
Additionally, a non-VR demo is available now for PlayStation Plus subscribers.
Sony Bend showed off Days Gone, a biker-themed action game for the PlayStation 4.
“This is a brutal world, where everyone and everything is struggling to survive, but hopefully, the trailer shows that the game is about more than that. It’s about desperation, hope, transformation, loss, madness, discovery, friendship, exploration, brotherhood, regret, and love. In the end, Days Gone is about what make us human. It’s about how even when confronted with such enormous tragedy, we find a reason to live. Hope never dies.”
-Sony Bend, on the PlayStation Blog
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
Following a demonstration of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (embedded above), Sony offered a quick look at Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered.
The video finished by announcing that the game’s campaign will be available 30 days early on PS4, with access coming by preordering the deluxe versions of Infinite Warfare.
Insomniac Games is working on a new Spider-Man game, with a trailer (embedded above) announcing it.
The trailer is narrated by a young kid from Queens that happens to become Marvel’s wall-slinger.
Spider-Man is shown brandishing his signature web-slinging, leaping around cafes, smashing through windows, and landing on moving cars, before battling an armed thug.
Later, he’s seen leaping from a collapsing building, and hanging onto the side of a moving train.
PlayStation VR will launch on Oct. 13, 2016, according to Sony, for $399. 50 titles will be available at launch. A handful of them were shown off on stage:
Star Wars Battlefront X-Wing VR missions
Sony partnered with EA to launch off X-Wing VR Missions, a VR experience for Star Wars Battlefront.
The short trailer only showed a brief glimpse of gameplay.
No release date was mentioned.
Batman Arkham VR
Batman Arkham VR is coming as a PlayStation VR exclusive.
No gameplay or details were revealed.
Impulse Gear showed off Farpoint, a first-person sci-fi shooter.
A gameplay demo opens with a man and women exploring a planet that’s not “even on the star charts,” but trouble ensures with quick bursts of VR gunplay.
Crash Bandicoot is making a comeback, as a result of a partnership between Sony and Activision.
Together, the companies will release fully remastered versions of Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2, and Crash Bandicoot Warped will be released as PlayStation 4 exclusives.
Crash will also show up in the upcoming Skylanders Imaginators game.
Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens
A demo for Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens is available now for PlayStation 4.
It weighs in at 996 MB.
The full version launches on Jun. 28 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows.