Sony’s going all out in ensuring that, during the weeks leading up to E3, all eyes are on them. It’s working so far, it’s safe to argue, with a trio of first party PS3 games leading the charge as we move swiftly towards the crazy season that is early June.
Last week’s All Stars reveal was a smart move – SuperBot’s Smash Bros inspired brawler getting all the column inches and hype as the likes of Kratos and the Fat Princess go toe to toe with some of Sony’s biggest franchise names all adding up to one hell of a game.
But it’s far from the only one – the lid is lifted on God of War: Ascension tomorrow, with the first screens expected to land mid afternoon UK time and at least one high profile site getting their eyes on the latest third person adventure last week in Los Angeles.
Look out for LittleBigPlanet Karting, too, a game that’s apparently getting the big reveal on Wednesday – with the first real gameplay details apparently being pushed out well ahead of Sony’s E3 conference. Which leads us to ask the simple question: why?
Well, we can be optimistic – by getting the games out there and talked about (and it’s not like anyone else is bothering) the PS3 is getting lots of free (well, presumably plane tickets and hotels aside) free press and it’s at a time when nobody else is trying to steal the show.
It also suggests that Sony have greater things to push during their press conference in June – we’re hoping for lots of Vita goodness but there’s still a chance that we’ll hear something about the PlayStation 4, even just in passing at the end.
But most of all this is Sony in confident mode – sure in the ability of the PS3 and those that are developing for it, and we’ve not even mentioned Naughty Dog’s The Last Of Us. The truth is that the PS3 is still shining, and there’s life in the old dog yet…