Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment unveiled a new trailer for its upcoming Mortal Kombat X during Sony’s E3 press conference on Monday. The trailer features the next playable characters available in the game, including an insect-girl fighter and a master Blaster-type team. A fight between long-standing characters Sub-Zero and Scorpion was also shown. Mortal Kombat X is in development on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
Sony’s Lilliputian TV box is coming States-side. During the company’s E3 press conference on Monday, Sony announced that it would be bringing its Vita TV device to the US, Europe and Canada. The micro-console will be called PlayStation TV in North America and Europe. The device, which Sony said plays “most Vita games” as well as streams content from the Internet and Playstation consoles, will cost $99. The PlayStation TV will be available either as a standalone device or as part of a bundle with a DualShock 3 controller, 8GB memory card, a HDMI cable, and a voucher for Lego: The Movie the video game.
At its E3 press conference on Monday, Sony announced an open beta for its Playstation Now service starting on July 31 in the U.S. and Canada. Playstation Now is a game streaming service that beams games over the web. The service will be available on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita game systems shortly after.
Sony said players using the beta will have access to some 100 games, including Dead Space 3, God of War: Ascension, Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes and Ultra Street Fighter 4. Playstation Now is the result of Sony’s 2012 acquisition of Gaikai. Last month, Sony announced that the video game streaming service’s private beta would arrive May 20.
Developer Hello Games showed off a new trailer for its upcoming No Man’s Sky. The procedurally generated space exploration game is coming to PlayStation 4, the small studio announced during Sony’s E3 2014 press conference on Monday. In No Man’s Sky, players will be able to explore planets and solar systems that are randomly generated. The impressive trailer above shows how varied the gameplay promises to be.
Sony opened its E3 conference with a rousing, extended trailer for Bungie’s upcoming shooter, Destiny. Destiny is the studio’s shared-world action game set in a “mythic science fiction” universe. The title is being published by Activision as part of a ten-year publishing deal with the studio best-known for creating the Halo franchise. The game will be released on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One this fall.
Publisher Deep Silver announced that Dead Island 2 will launch early next year during Sony’s E3 press conference on Monday. The follow-up to 2011’s Dead Island and 2013’s Dead Island Riptide is being developed by Yager Development. The Playstation 4 version of the game will feature exclusive content.
In a press release, Deep Silver described the title this way:
Several months after the events on Banoi, the United States military has put the Golden State under full quarantine. Now a restricted zone, California has become a bloody paradise for those who refuse to leave their homes and an action-packed playground for renegades who seek adventure, glory and a fresh start. Combining the classic Dead Island elements of immersive close combat, action and role-playing, Dead Island 2 features crazy, never-before-seen handcrafted weapons and over-the-top characters in taking players from the iconic Golden Gate to the celebrated beachfront boardwalk of southern California’s Venice Beach.
Sony revealed a new trailer for its upcoming game The Order: 1886 at its E3 press conference on Monday. Developed by Ready at Dawn, the game is a cover-based shooter set in a Victorian-themed city. The new trailer focused on the title’s horror themes. Watch above.
During its E3 press conference on Monday, Sony announced that LittleBigPlanet 3 is in development for PlayStation 4. The platformer is being released this November. During a demonstration on stage, developers showed off the new abilities of the game’s protagonist, Sackboy, including flying and wall-jumping. The game’s creators also introduced new companion characters Oddsock and Swoop. The characters have unique abilities that can play off one another in four-player mode.
LittleBigPlanet 2, the last numbered entry in the series, launched for PlayStation 3 in 2011. Last year, Sony unveiled a free-to-play service dubbed LittleBigPlanet Hub to encourage players to create content for the title.
Sony announced that Entwined, a new game from developer Pixelopus, is now available on its PlayStation Network service for $9.99. Sony announced the title’s availability during its E3 press conference. The game is about “two souls who are in love but can’t be together.” Players guide a bird and a fish over the course of their lifetime as they travel together. When the two combine, they transform into a dragon.Sony said Entwined will also be released for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. Pixelopus is a studio which employs Carnegie Mellon University students studying game development.
An online co-operative expansion for Killzone, dubbed Shadow Fall Intercept, is coming to Playstation 4 on June 24. The add-on will be free for season pass holders. The expansion was announce during Sony’s E3 conference on Monday. A standalone version of the game will be available August 5. During the conference, Sony said the four-player game lets users adopt distinct roles on four new maps. It includes new challenges, trophies, bosses, abilities and bonuses, as well as leader boards.