To close out E3 2018's Press Conferences, Sony decided on a less-conventional format, with no big first-party reveals, instead previewing extended gameplay of its major upcoming releases.
Early into the conference, Sony Worldwide Studios President, Shawn Layden advised that people shouldn't be "expecting to have some big flashy new idea come out, or some big surprise... this year we really wanted to take people deep into the content of our four big pillar games that we're working on."
The show opened with The Last of Us composer, Gustavo Santaolalla performing a live rendition of the game's soundtrack in an intimate town hall setting.
The show then moved straight into gameplay trailer from the upcoming sequel, with an opening cutscene that matched the town hall location of Santaolalla's performance.
For at least the segment shown, Ellie was the character being controlled, something that was only done in a single chapter of the original game and for the Left Behind DLC.
There was no sign of Joel, although there a reference to Ellie's "old man" was made.
It would appear that Ellie has gained a reputation outside of her camp, with enemies referring to her as "Wolf".
Crafting will be making its return, as we saw Ellie crafting an explosive arrow to take out a group of enemies.
While one of the buzzwords for this E3 has been "seamless", TLOU Part II displayed it flawlessly, with Ellie disarming an attacker then wielding the weapon on another assailant, as well as running and grabbing bottles to throw and disorient enemies.
No release date was detailed.
As the audience were moved to the main venue, PlayStation's Social Media team of Sid Shuman and Ryan Clements confirmed that New Game + will be coming to God of War.
Then, while showing off pre-order perks for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, they announced that Black Ops III would be coming to PlayStation Plus's Instant Game Collection tonight.
Up next, a new Destiny 2 Forsaken story trailer showed Cayde-6 looking pretty banged up, and the return of Prince Uldren (I knew it!) with a few ominous friends.
Once the audience was settled in the main auditorium, the show continued with gameplay footage of Sucker Punch Production's Ghost of Tsushima.
While combat looks to still need some refining, the game's design and ambiance look absolutely stunning.
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A trailer for [link=g5b1f32ba3e48a]Remedy Entertainment's new game revealed a supernatural thriller called Control which is slated for release next year.
The much-requested remake of Resident Evil 2 got a reveal trailer. The game has been rebuilt from the ground up and will release January 25 2019.
Next up was a quirky trailer from Squanch Games – the people behind Rick and Morty. The studio's new game, Trover saves the Universe will be coming to PlayStation 4 and PSVR.
After announcing its release date on the eve of E3 kicking off, and then appearing at Microsoft's press conference, Kingdom Hearts III made yet another appearance, this time showing off its Pirates of the Carribean trailer.
There was also an announcement of a special edition Kingdom Hearts Console, as well as a bundle for I.5 ReMIX, II.5 ReMIX, II.8 Final Chapter Prologue, and Kingdom Hearts III, exclusive to PlayStation.
Gameplay of Hideo Kojima's upcoming Death Stranding was previewed, likely leaving viewers with more questions that they had before.
The show wrapped up with extended gameplay from Insomniac's Marvel's Spider-Man.
A breakout from The Raft allowed for the introduction of a big lineup of classic villains, including Scorpion, Rhino, Vulture and Electro – and teased a mystery villain that seemed to be calling all the shots.
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