Sony E3 2011 Press Conference Round-up

8 Jun 2011  by   Paul Younger
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New games galore fight for headline space amid a flood of NGP news.

Starting with an apology and ending with pricing details for their new handheld, the PSVita (formerly the NGP), Sony’s E3 2011 press conference was a rollercoaster of announcements that eclipsed the others in terms of excitement, drama and ‘new stuff’.

The biggest stories to come out of the event dealt with the games and features coming to the PSVita, which will come in both 3G and Wi-FI editions. AT&T will be the exclusive carriers for the 3G in the US, news on carriers for other territories is promised soon. We knew it wouldn’t be cheap, and that has been confirmed, the system is priced at $250/$300 for the 3G/WiFi editions respectively.

In the interest of your time (and my ability to cover the rest of E3 2011) here is a handy breakdown of our top news story picks from Sony’s E3 2011 press conference:

Sony kick-off E3 press conference with apology. Sort of.
NGP now called PSVita, will ship with 3G & Wi-Fi editions
PSVita WiFi/3G models priced at $250/$300
Uncharted: Golden Abyss’ touch and tilt controls detailed
Resistance 3 ‘Sharpshooter’ edition announced
ModNations racers coming to PSVita
Street Fighter x Tekken coming to PSVita
Team Ico / God of War HD pairings due in September
Kobe Bryant demoes NBA 2K12
LittleBigPlanet series heading to PSVita
Ruin announced for PS3 and PSVita
Move-based fantasy action-adventure Medieval Moves announced
Support for PlayStation Move levels coming to LittleBigPlanet 2
New Sly Cooper coming 2012
New Star Trek will support PS Move, exclusive prequel
BioShock Infinite to support Move, NGP BioShock title teased
PS3 exclusives coming to three EA titles
Dust 514 confirmed as PS3 exclusive

 

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