PlayStation Experience is done and dusted, but Sony’s first fan convention was so surprisingly stacked with content that we’re still kind of catching up. Our very own video extraordinaire Ben Potter has been busy uploading a gazillion gigabytes’ worth of trailers onto our YouTube channel this week, so we thought that it would be fun to look back at the ten very best videos from Sony’s show. Don’t forget to tell us your favourite in the comments section, too.
Square Enix should perhaps offer crash course lessons in trolling technique. The moment that Final Fantasy VII’s logo appeared during Sony’s big PlayStation Experience press conference, you could sense the mounting disbelief among the Las Vegas audience. Then footage of the PSone title appeared, and all hopes of a remake were crushed. To be fair, while this may be a port of a PC port, it’s still going to sell like a cheap television on Black Friday. Please be excited.
A game that we’ve been campaigning for ever since playing it at Rezzed earlier in the year, Bone Loaf's brilliant Gang Beasts is the best wrestling game that Yuke’s has never made. It essentially sees you controlling one of several coloured blobs, tossing them off Ferris Wheels and into factory furnaces. Not for the faint-hearted, then – but still an absolute hoot with friends.
It’s odd for a trailer for a game that’s already available to appear during a press conference, but this LittleBigPlanet 3 clip earned its place during Sony’s big PlayStation Experience keynote and then some. Essentially a compilation of several user created levels, it plots the progression of the Japanese giant’s gaming brand in Play Create Share form. Sensational.
As if news of this award-winning Nintendo indie making its way to PlayStation platforms wasn’t enough, the trailer’s post-logo Kratos tease stirred the God of War fan inside all of us. Chaos awaits in this pixelated side-scroller from the brilliantly named Yacht Club Games.
Yes, it leaked, and that sucked most of the hype out of this announcement – but could you imagine if it hadn’t? The build up with the DualShock 4s and arcade sticks was enough to get our blood pumping on second viewing, but the way that the press conference was paced – with Ultra Street Fighter IV being revealed earlier in the show – should have made this a megaton. It’s still a neat trailer, either way.
Shuhei Yoshida is in Capy’s uber-awesome sidescrolling shooter Super Time Force Ultra, and he’s tougher than ever. Using his smartphone to fling tweets at tyrants, this cameo managed to even usurp Kratos’ appearance in Shovel Knight. The game looks ace as well, allowing you to rewind time to double down on your attack patterns, and blast through its colourful worlds.
Due to our ties with Nintendo Life, we welcome a lot of Nintendo fans on this site. That always results in vocal groans when Sony trots out several gritty shooter games and survival horrors in a row, so Tearaway Unfolded appeared to offer the PlayStation Experience respite that some of our demanding readers desired. This may be based upon the Vita release, but seeing as it’s one of the best games on the platform, we’re getting increasingly excited about this PS4 re-imagining.
Forget elaborate plots and top-notch writing; sometimes all you need is a pretty forest and a horde of hungry cannibals. The Forest was one of the more spectacular looking titles announced during PlayStation Experience, and its trailer confidently showcased the title’s fusion of first-person exploration, tower defence, and melee combat.
One of the highlights during Sony’s lengthy PlayStation Experience keynote, Until Dawn’s surprise crowd participation really sold the potential of this title as a party game. It also looks really good, with some amazing character models and lighting effects. Our favourite feature, though? The gruff antagonist, who’s clearly modelled himself after one of the members of Slipknot. We always liked the bongo player with the big nose.
What is Wattam? Well, all we know is that it’s the latest title from Katamari Damacy creator Keita Takahashi, and involves cubes, hats, and dynamite. There’s not a lot to go on in this trailer, but if it’s anything like Noby Noby Boy, we won’t be able to contain our excitement.
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What was your favourite trailer at PlayStation Experience? Did we pick the best ten, or have we made a glaring oversight? Let us know in the comments section below.
Which of the following PlayStation Experience trailers is your favourite? (30 votes)
- Final Fantasy VII10%
- Gang Beasts13%
- LittleBigPlanet 37%
- Shovel Knight13%
- Street Fighter V3%
- Super Time Force Ultra10%
- Tearaway Unfolded3%
- The Forest20%
- Until Dawn20%
- Wattam 0%
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