Lots of videos and news from Sony made their Gamescom appearance during the press conference earlier, so we thought we’d round them up for you right here. You’re welcome.
While this Assassin’s Creed 3 video came out earlier, Sony did confirm that the PS3 version of the game will get four exclusive missions and over an hour of additional gameplay, thereby confirming the rumours from last week.
Some more multiplayer footage was shown off from God of War: Ascension and Sony promised a Beta in the “near future” with PlayStation Plus subscribers getting their hands on it first.
Until Dawn – a new Move-controlled, teen-horror style game was announced from developers Supermassive Games and is expected in 2013.
Sony Japan also announced Puppeteer and Rain (working title).
Keeping with the slightly unhinged When Vikings Attack got a new trailer for Gamescom.
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale which features many well known faces from other games getting into fights with other well known faces from other games got itself plenty of trailers – but we’ll keep it down to the ‘Main Event’ trailer.
Sackboy went go-go kart crazy in the 6th of November expected LittleBigPlanet Karting.
In between all the footage, Sony also announced “PlayStation Cross Buy” – a new initiative that will allow players to buy a game on PS3 and get the Vita version free of charge. Sony also unveiled its Wii U challenger which is better known as the “PS Vita Cross-Controller update for LittleBigPlanet 2.” The demo at Gamescom showed off the front and rear touch screens of the Vita being used to solve puzzles, navigate mazes and move objects in order to progress the PS3 action on the big screen.
The PS Vita certainly got its fair share of love from Sony and the publisher also announced that PSone games would be coming to the Vita on 28 August by way of digital download. Also coming to the Vita, but later this year, is PlayStation Plus. Once launched, the existing cloud storage limit will also be increased from 150MB to 1GB. The service will also – for a two-week period from 5 September – be available to those who purchase an annual PS Plus subscription at 25 per cent discount on the regular price of €49.
Sony also went on to announce a “new” value range called ‘PS3 Essentials’ for £19.99.
Back to the videos and Killzone Mercenary was announced for PS Vita. No real details other than what you may spot in the trailer.
Continuing the first person shooter theme and getting its first trailer was Vita bound Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified.
And keeping – for our money – the best for last… The Last of Us.
*If we missed anything from Sony’s Gamescom Press Conference… it probably wasn’t worth worrying about…