Talking Point: Will Sony Move Gamers Again at E3 2011?
Posted by Christopher Ingram
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Sony’s E3 presentation is less than three weeks away, and even though PSN is coming back online the looming issues still weigh heavy on gamers' minds, and the company definitely needs to pull out all the stops at E3 to regain its lost momentum. PlayStation Move’s first eight months on the market have proven successful and could be just the ticket to convince everyone that PlayStation is still a strong gaming brand.
The Big Movers
So what can we expect to see from Sony at E3 this year for sure? First off the most anticipated game of E3 for Sony this year is likely to be Uncharted 3. While we've heard that Move isn’t going to be utilised in the game, but if Move support were announced it would be at E3. Sony’s three latest shooters — Killzone 3, SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs and Resistance 3 — are all supporting Move, so why wouldn’t Uncharted 3?
Speaking of Resistance 3, rest assured that we will be seeing the Chimera infesting E3 during Sony’s presentation. Moving into war against these vicious beasts with Move already has our blood pumping and we will surely see new gameplay footage and hopefully the starting date of the beta.
Since last year's stunning E3 presentation, Sorcery disappeared off the radar faster than a mage can cloak himself. Drinking potions and casting spells with Move doubling over as a magical wand is a dream come true for wannabe mages, and we expect Sorcery to reappear to on-stage at this year’s E3 presentation.
Back before Guitar Hero and Rock Band exploded the rhythm/music game genre, PlayStation 2 games like Amplitude and Frequency paved the way. One other game that stood out in this genre was a conversion of Tetsuya Mizuguchi’s Dreamcast opus Rez, a psychedelic shooter/rhythm hybrid that quickly became a cult hit, and is now a high value game for collectors.
The spiritual successor to Rez, Child of Eden, is coming to PS3 with Move support and it’s looking just a psychedelic and fun as the original game that inspired it. We expect to see just how we’ll actually play Child of Eden with Move at E3, but with Tetsuya Mizuguchi on our mind, we can’t help but wonder if his other famed PlayStation franchise Lumines will make the jump to PSN again, but this time with Move support.
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