Sony held an exclusive invite at the NYC Metropolitan Pavilion where it showcased a number of high-profile holiday titles, as well as its Best of E3 portable system: the PlayStation Vita. We got our claws on the lightweight handheld and checked out some of the upcoming titles such as cross-platform games WipEout and the new social-action RPG ruin, which will both allow users to play and compete against each other on the Vita and PS3. But it was the visually stunning Uncharted: Golden Abyss that had us psyched.
On the PS3 tip, we got a one-on-one look at Resistance 3 with Insomniac Games Lead Designer, Drew Murray, who touched on the title’s new mechanics and engaging story mode. The mini boss battle we encountered was mind-blowing and the new weather system made the apocalyptic universe look surreal. We also chopped it up with Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception Associate Producer, Victor Harris: a man that took great pride in demonstrating the latest demo and new gameplay physiques. And all we can say is that it’s Sony’s best work this year.
The gaming giant also demoed its resurrected combat title Twisted Metal for the PS3 and gave attendees the opportunity to engage in some classic vehicular carnage. It never gets old. Bundles were also huge at the event, as the God of War: Origins Collection and ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection proved why we’re suckers for PS3 HD ports. Other standouts include the third-person shooter Starhawk (from the creators of Warhawk), Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One, and the adventure platformer Journey—a game that can easily be considered the PS3’s own version of ICO.
With so much to choose from, it’s gonna be hard this holiday season to keep up with Sony’s catalog of hits and hardware. But the PS3 and PlayStation Vita are set to do serious numbers come Christmas.