While poor Ezio is standing in the unemployment line, his replacement Connor has been quite busy at E3. Sony got a chance to show off a newly-announced feature in Assassin's Creed III: sea battles. Creaky 18th Century boats circled each other, pounding one another to bits with cannonballs until the less-pounded side finally got the chance to board its disabled opponent. It was a smashy, splashy spectacle.
On top of Assassins at Sea, Sony unveiled its Assassin's Creed side story for the PS Vita, Assassin's Creed III: Liberation. It stars the first female assassin in the series, and she looks appropriately bad-ass. Also, she gets to tear things up in New Orleans. What better place for a party? Sure, it's a party featuring lethal weapons instead of ridiculously oversized margaritas, but a gal's gotta do what a gal's gotta do.
It's really the perfect combination when you think about it; artsy game company partners with indie movie darling. That's right, Ellen Page managed to steal the show at Sony's conference without even being there. Her character in Quantic Dream's Beyond looks eerily like her, and was able to demonstrate that David Cage wasn't just blowing hot air when he bagged on L.A. Noire and bragged about his company's facial modeling technology last year. Do we have any idea how the game will play? None whatsoever. Was the trailer really interesting to watch anyway? Absolutely.
While Sony didn't necessarily hit it out of the park, it held one of the more solid conferences at this year's show. Our highlights show a nice range of game genres from Sony, something that wasn't always matched by the other companies. What were your favorite moments from Sony's E3 presentation?
Date: June 6, 2012
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