Sony’s E3 2017 PlayStation games: God of War, Spider-Man, Shadow of the Colossus, and more

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Sony knows spectacle, that’s for sure. Where EA and Ubisoft’s E3 press conferences always feel pretty safe and reserved, and Microsoft and Bethesda feel bombastic, Sony once again proved Monday night that it’s the best at balancing over-the-top artistry with a laser-focus on the games themselves.

Opening with a live music demonstration and an onstage waterfall was an ambitious setpiece, and the perfect lead-in for Sony’s first game, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. And things went from there, with the night including everything from bubbles filling the Shrine Auditorium to birch trees and “corpses” being lowered on-stage during the Days Gone demo, to fog and pyrotechnics during Call of Duty: WWII.

It was probably the craziest press conference I’ve ever seen—and that’s before we even talk about the games themselves. Check out the trailers below for a rundown of the most important announcements.

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy was already announced shortly after Uncharted 4’s release, but up until now I don’t think we’ve gotten a good look at the new standalone adventure. Starring former antagonist/love interest Chloe, the game takes the Uncharted universe away from Nathan Drake for the first time while keeping the over-the-top action and tomb raiding the series is known for.

Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds

Sony kept up its first-party presence, leading next into an expansion for March’s surprise hit Horizon: Zero Dawn, subtitled The Frozen Wilds. Things look…cold. Other than that the trailer’s pretty sparse though, showing off a forbidding mountain Aloy will inevitably have to scale, some more ambling machine-creatures, and that’s about it.

Days Gone

Another first-party game, and another look at Days Gone. It’s been a while—I think the last time Days Gone showed up was actually E3 2016, so we’ve had a solid twelve months without news about the game. I might be mistaken though.

In any case, the demo gave us a look at the game’s motorcycle handling, as well as a good look at why you should always wear a motorcycle helmet. An extended stealth sequence followed: sneaking into the woods, through an outlaw camp, and then past a massive horde of zombies… before blowing a hole in a defensive wall and letting those zombies overrun everything. It’s like Sony’s more serious answer to Dead Rising, or like another take on The Last of Us’s quiet post-apocalypse.

Shadow of the Colossus

Maybe the biggest surprise of the night, and we were only 20 minutes in, was Shadow of the Colossus—apparently a remake of the PlayStation 2 classic, done with modern visuals and (maybe) modern scope. It looks absolutely incredible, and I hope we hear more details soon about how it relates to the original.

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