Next up is LittleBigPlanet 2. The new title includes party mini-games for more than one player, both local and online, and lots more player customization, including creating your own mini-games. This is just some of the gameplay that can be expected, but of course it won't be without its great platforming gameplay we love so much.
Like we suspected, the next thing they tell us about is PlayStation Plus. With this paid subscription, PS Network users will be able to enhance their gaming experience and access features and content for their games, both first and third party. There will even be some free games and minis for members, as well as special firmware updates. The price will be $49.99 for one year and $17.99 for three months. They'll also offer three free months to start. It'll include two PS minis, WipEout HD, themes and avatars, DLC levels, and other stuff. You'll own these things while you're a subscriber. They say content for PS3 will be unmatched by other systems. I guess we'll have to see if it's a worthwhile addition. I'm not sure that gamers want to start paying money for the PS3. It's the one thing that made it stand apart from the 360! Although, luckily, the current services remain free.
The next trailer we see is Medal of Honor, with its release date of October 20th. Also, on June 28th EA DICE will be releasing a series of video interviews, and later, the Beta. Another triple A title from Electronic Arts that will be available for PS3 gamers is Dead Space 2. The trailer says it all - high quality visuals, loads of action, and the nastiest necromorphs we've seen to date.
The next game we hear about is Portal 2. Valve is here to show gamers how it's done! The game will be available for PlayStation 3 as well as Xbox 360, but they claim the PS3 version will be the strongest version, with astounding graphics, DLC, and more. The title will release in 2011 as well.
Next is a trailer of Final Fantasy XIV, the online offering from Square Enix, followed by the announcement of Mafia II with exclusive, day one content only for PlayStation 3. The game will launch on August 24th.
Assassins Creed: Brotherhood will also come with an exclusive package of missions for PS3. Also, the Beta will only be available for PlayStation 3 later this year. A trailer shows the multiplayer gameplay we should expect.
Other PS3 titles they would have liked to show but that will be at the E3 floor are Metal Gear Solid: Rising, Mortal Kombat, Final Fantasy XIV, Tron Evolution, Shaun White Skateboarding, Call of Duty: Black Ops, DC Universe Online, and many more.
One more snippet of news: Gran Turismo 5 will be out on Nov. 2nd in North America and Latin America, fully playable in 3D and all.
On another note, Sucker Punch is hard at work with inFAMOUS 2. The developers are working on achieving true mastery of graphics, gameplay, and everything else, providing a high-quality gaming experience Sony plans to offer in all PS3 games from now on. The release of inFAMOUS is slated for 2011.
Sony's last surprise is in order. It's Twisted Metal! Eat Sleep Play co-founders David Jaffe and Scott Campbell, as well as Sweet Tooth himself, break onto the stage to celebrate the upcoming car battle title. It's being created by the same developers behind the original and very successful Twisted Metal. This multiplayer-focused title will bring players all they wanted and more, including a plethora of game modes and huge environments, new vehicles, and tons of weapons. When? In 2011, of course!
With that, Sony concludes what was a solid press conference. Their strong line-up, the 3D offerings, and their interesting PlayStation Move should please Sony fans everywhere.
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