News: What Sony showed off at E3 08.
Sony's E3 Press Conference has just ended and in typical Sony fashion, there were few surprises. Unlike Microsoft and Nintendo, Sony has always laid their future plans out well in advance, so this press conference was more or less a retelling of games they've already announced. But there was a few new items of interest:
Trivia game Buzz! Quiz TV will be coming to the PS3 in September. Sony's platformer creation game, LittleBigPlanet will follow it onto the PS3 in October.
But first, a new Ratchet & Clank game, Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty, will be coming to the PlayStation Network this Summer. The game will be a new adventure for Ratchet & Clank, but in a smaller game that may lead to more Ratchet & Clank Future "episodes" in the future.
Other PSN games coming this year include Crash Commando, Fat Princess, Flower, Pain: Amusement Park, PixelJunk Eden, Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic and Siren: Blood Curse.
First footage was shown of DC Universe Online, God of War III and Infamous (a new sandbox game from Sucker Punch that includes a guy with superpowers going crazy in a city). None of these games will be released before 2009 and the footage will likely appear online soon.
Sony's Home application still has no release date.
Neither does the company's show stealer, MAG: Massive Action Game (which I assume is just a working title). MAG is being developed by Zipper (the team behind the SOCOM series) and will offer 256-player online battles. Wow.
Sony wasn't done, they also announced that an 80 GB PlayStation 3 will be released in September for the new low price of $400. It will replace the current 40 GB model (which also retails for $400), but will not have PS2 Backwards Compatibility like the current 80 GB version (which retails for $500).
The long awaited video download service was announced for the PS3 and the best part is it's going live tonight. Prices range from $9.99 to $14.99 to purchase a movie, $2.99 to $5.99 to rent and TV episodes will start at $1.99. Movies can also be downloaded to the PSP to watch on the go.
Finally, Sony announced that Resistance: Retribution is coming to the PSP next Spring. It will be a third-person shooter and it will be developed by Sony Bend.