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SCEA Reveals God of War 3, Resistance PSP, LocoRoco2, Patapon2

by Judy on July 15, 2008 @ 2:19 p.m. PDT

In addition to revealing new content for over 20 previously announced, first-party software titles, SCEA gave attendees a look at over 10 never-before-seen titles, including PS3 titles God of War 3 and MAG, Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty for PlayStation Network and Resistance: Retribution for the PSP system.

An extensive look into Resistance 2, sequel of PS3 launch title, Resistance: Fall of Man, was given by Insomniac Games President Ted Price to kick off the show.

"The PlayStation family of products is unsurpassed in 2008 with a lineup of exclusive content for all platforms developed by the best and brightest development teams in the world," said Scott A. Steinberg, vice president of product marketing, Sony Computer Entertainment America. "We are dedicated to driving the industry forward leveraging our technology and development resources to offer consumers a wide variety of innovative titles, from casual games to hardcore games."

PS3 titles showcased during E3 2008 include Sony Computer Entertainment's next generation open world adventure inFamous from Sly Cooper creators Sucker Punch Productions; LittleBigPlanet which allows players to create, play and share entire game levels via PlayStation Network; the wild tropical racing action of Motorstorm: Pacific Rift from Evolution Studios; the much speculated God Of War 3 in full 1080p high definition; NBA '09: The Inside featuring the detailed and engaging NBA experience both on the court and behind the scenes; the ultra realistic "Theater of War" epic, Killzone 2 from Guerilla Games; and SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation, the return of the defacto online shooter experience with up to 32 players.

The highly-acclaimed Ratchet & Clank series makes an appearance with a fresh title created specifically for PlayStation Network by Insomniac Games, Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty. Other original content available through PlayStation Network was also on display, granting guest access to previously unseen footage of the experimental PixelJunk Eden from Q-Games, independent gaming experience of Flower, the episodic Siren: Blood Curse and previously unannounced games like Crash Commando and Fat Princess.

SCEA also announced some of its most entertaining titles making their portable premieres on the PSP system with the quiz show fun of BUZZ! Master Quiz, an updated and portable version of the classic arcade game Super Stardust Portable and sequels to two of the most innovative platform action games to hit PSP; LocoRoco2 and Patapon2. Unveiled to the public for the first time was Resistance: Retribution, a third-person shooter developed by SCEA's Bend Studio based in the Resistance universe and featuring a proprietary control system designed specifically for the PSP system.

In addition to SCEA's robust first-party lineup, PlayStation fans will have further reason to get excited about expanding their game libraries as over 350 new titles from their publishing partners will be released this fiscal year for the PS3, PlayStation Network, PSP and PlayStation2 systems, encompassing industry leading franchises as well as new intellectual properties from Capcom, Midway, Namco Bandai Games America, and Sega. Exclusive titles that will only be found on the PS3 system this holiday season include Valkyria Chronicles, a ground-breaking tactical RPG from SEGA's Japan Studios; Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm from Namco Bandai Games America which introduces full 3D ninja combat and all-new free-roaming gameplay; and Disgaea 3, a new twist on the Disgaea battle system in 3D from NIS America, Inc.

Activision, Bethesda Softworks, Electronic Arts, Lucas Arts, Ubisoft, and Take Two Interactive also provided attendees with an inside look on how their development teams were utilizing the power of the PS3 system for some of this year's most highly-anticipated titles including Call of Duty: World at War, Quantum of Solace: The Game, Fallout 3, Madden NFL 09, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Far Cry 2, Prince of Persia: The Fallen King, and Bioshock.

First-party games shown during the event included:

  • PlayStation 3
    • BUZZ! Quiz TV
    • God of War 3
    • Gran Turismo 5 Prologue
    • Heavy Rain
    • inFamous
    • Killzone 2
    • LittleBigPlanet
    • MAG
    • Motorstorm: Pacific Rift
    • NBA '09 The Inside
    • Resistance 2
    • SingStar Volume 2
    • SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation
  • PSP
    • BUZZ! Master Quiz
    • LocoRoco 2
    • NBA '09 The Inside
    • Patapon 2
    • Resistance: Retribution
    • Super Stardust Portable
  • PSN
    • Fat Princess
    • Crash Commando
    • Flower
    • PAIN
    • PixelJunk Eden
    • Ragdoll Kung Fu
    • Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty
    • Siren: Blood Curse

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