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Sony’s pre-E3 teaser trailer promises new games, interviews & more

Thursday, 6 June 2013 00:25 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Sony has published a pre-E3 teaser trailer that promises games, interviews and more. The company has also invited PlayStation fans within reach of E3 2013 to attend its press conference – although only the first 40 in the queue will make the cut.

Sony had teased this scheme but made a formal invitation on the PlayStation Blog.

Hopefuls are asked to queue next to the parking lot near the restrooms at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena.

The invite says to be there no later than 4:00PM to check in, but given that only 40 fans will be allowed in, expect some diehards to start queueing as early as possible. Parking is available.

You’ll have to be at least 21 to get in, as Sony will be checking IDs.

The conference itself kicks off at 6:00PM PST on June 10; we’ll be there, and reporting in full, of course.

The show will be livestreamed via the PlayStation Blog, PlayStation.com, Ustream, Nico Nico, PlayStation Home, Facebook, Google Plus and directly to PlayStation 3.

The PlayStation Blog teased content from 40 games for PS3, PS4 and Vita, as well as the following specific titles:

  • Beyond: Two Souls from Quantic Dream
  • Destiny
  • DriveClub
  • The Evil Within
  • Gran Turismo 6
  • InFamous: Second Son
  • Killzone: Shadow Fall
  • Killzone Mercenary
  • The Last of Us
  • Tearaway
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order

And here’s a trailer for the event. Just because:

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34 Comments

  1. ps3fanboy

    YAY!.. i got an invite :D

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Bam007

    Since E3 has become a press-only event, it’s good to see major players in the industry do something a little different.

    Kudos to Sony. At least they invite the general population and not their own staff to applaud and cheer from the back of the room.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. superjay779

    Ps3 fanboy is going to be way louder than any staff they have there

    #3 2 years ago
  4. TrickyAudio

    You know all those employees shuffled into the Microsoft event the other day and screamed everytime anything at all was mentioned…well ps3fanboy can do that ALONE for Sony.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. superjay779

    I don’t know we’re you guys get your information. Is there any proof that Microsoft hired everybody that cheered. Are you just making it up.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Bam007

    @superjay – while I can sit with you and say do have a point, so does the few people who were in attendance who tweeted out people in the back of the room are the ones clapping and cheering while the press people were just doing what they were doing and that was not clapping and cheering.

    It isn’t confirmation, but you should also just think about it and wonder why the same people cheered at some of the most ridiculous things that were said and shown throughout the reveal.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. TrickyAudio

    I didn’t say paid, I said shuffled ;)

    But the amount of “wooing” every time he said the word TV or ‘new experiences’ coupled with the fact it was on their own campus, is abit suspect.

    But hey. That’s business right?

    #7 2 years ago
  8. superjay779

    I saw some things that made me cheer. I’m not being paid. How do you know the press didn’t embellish facts or even make stuff up. Most gaming sites I have gone to have been very negative. I wouldn’t put it pass them to embellish. Who knows maybe they actually had Xbox fans at the event. They are out there.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. superjay779

    @ps3 fanboy enjoy the event and take lots of pictures. This will probably be the best day ever for you. Make sure you start a chant of xbox sucks also. It could be like a WWE crowd lol.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. WENDiGO

    @8 Stop trying so hard to defend them. To say the press probably made that up is just ignorance. Don’t let your love for xbox (that’s how it looks) make you blind to the truth.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. superjay779

    @10 yes I’m being ignorant because “the truth” is whatever people tell me to believe. Xbox is the devil. Microsoft only cares about money and Sony only cares about us gamers. They don’t care about making money. Ken Kutaragi never told me to get 2 jobs to get a PS3 because that would sound greedy so it never happened. Maybe he was secretly hired by Microsoft to say that.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Fin

    I can’t imagine MS hired people, I just assumed they were MS employees.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. CyberMarco

    @11 – Except that gaming is a luxury and not a vital need like food and settler.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. redwood

    @1 do the “holy sh*t” chant when they reveal the ps4 console :D

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Phil Owen

    As somebody who’s been to a few of these things — though not the Xbox One reveal specifically — I can say that the cheering which always annoys the hell out of me is not typically limited to the back of the room.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Patrick Garratt

    There is general cheering, it’s true. From everywhere. It’s the whooping that gets me.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. DrDamn

    @Pat
    I think it’s the same guy who follows Tiger Woods around and shouts “GET IN THE HOLE!!” every time he tees off – even on a par 5. If only he didn’t follow Tiger *everywhere* maybe he wouldn’t have got into so much trouble ;)

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Belmont

    @Pat

    Write every line of Jack Tretton’s words in your liveblog, Promise !

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Lengendaryboss

    Can’t wait.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Tech-N9ne

    Wait a minute. You guys actually believe @1. That dude is nothing but a lying c*nt, and give PS fan a bad rep, last person Sony would invite.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Dragon246

    Interesting. I am eager to see how Sony (and MS) plans this through. Blowing the entire load at E3 will not be a sound strategy imo since we have Gamescom and TGS coming up, both shows are very important for Sony.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. G1GAHURTZ

    I just can’t get hyped for the PS4 until they can at least show me that PSN on it is about a bajillion times better than it is on PS3.

    If they can at least make it function at the same level as current XBL, it’d be a start…

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Belmont

    @Dragon246

    Sony will certainly save some for Gamescom. Microsoft wasn’t a big fan of GC in the past few years. But because of Xbone they are there,probably in full force.
    I also have this theory that Sony will put emphasize on the big Blockbusters at E3 and then focusing more on indie and unique things at GC. Like last year it had rain,Puppeteer and Tearaway.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. TrickyAudio

    @16 YEAHHH!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO XBOX!!! USA! etc?

    ;)

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Dragon246

    @23,
    Yeah, maybe. They will surely push at E3, that is for sure.
    Much more games are announced for PS4 (around 35) than XI (around 16).

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Moonwalker1982

    People are forgetting something. Sony still needs to show their system, they still need to talk about the OS and dashboard. They still need to talk about apps and tv services and we all know that Sony is in the ‘battle’ for the central device for the living room just as much as MS. They will obviously show a lot of PS3 titles, even The Last of Us and god knows why, the game comes out that same week, come on now. I sure do hope that Sony has at least a few damn interesting first party exclusives too, next to Infamous and Killzone.

    @25

    Wrong. MS has 15 first party exclusives and next to that several third party exclusives. We already know a few from the first party. I’m seeing a lot of third party titles on this Sony list and those are games that will come to X1 no doubt as well. That logic is flawed. I find this whole extremely ridiculous trust in Sony a bit well….crazy anyway. All of a sudden they have everything and X1 won’t have anything interesting…wow. Not nessecarily only talking about the comments on this site, but in general. I hope people are prepared to eat crow.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Dragon246

    @26,
    http://www.vg247.com/forum/topic.php?id=12627&page=1#post-53546
    Nope. That is the truth as of now. No one knows the future.

    “MS has 15 first party exclusives and next to that several third party exclusives.”
    And how many of them would be downloadables and kinect ones? 15 is just a number, and not a big one at that.
    “next to that several third party exclusives”
    Please enlighten me on that. Only rumors galore at this time, no confirmation. Sony also has many of them, according to rumors.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. CyberMarco

    @27 – Is it too much to ask to wait till E3 and don’t go around waving the speculations-flag just to raise another fanboys war?

    Geez, patience is a virtue I guess…

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Moonwalker1982

    @27

    Of course there will be some casual games in that list, people would be stupid to believe all 15 would be core games. But i bet enough of them are. Third party exclusives is a simple fact. I can’t find the tweet right now, cause there have been so many, but MS has clearly stated in tweets that they have 15 first party exclusives and also several third-party exclusives. It was Phil Spencer that said it, i believe. And he said he feels responsible for the first party ones obvious.

    Also there was the editor from CVG a while ago that said he heard about a few interesting third-party exclusives for Xbox One. So there’s that. There’s also the many different sightings lately of Mirror’s Edge 2 and only the Xbox One cover on Amazon kept popping up, same as Dragon Age 3. Now this doesn’t have to mean both are X1 exclusives, but it wouldn’t surprise me if ME2 definitely is. Also don’t forget that EA more or less owes MS an exclusive for allowing Mass Effect 1 on PS3.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. ysleiro

    @27 pardon me but stop being a DUFUS.

    The very source you cited (which isn’t official by the way) has listed 14 timed or console exclusives to PS4.

    Use your brain man.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Dragon246

    @28,
    What patience? Just showing what is right now the truth. As I said in the thread, it will be updated. I will be glad if someone posts new game info there. I will compile them then. Unfortunately I wont be available next week.

    @29,
    “I can’t find the tweet right now, cause there have been so many, but MS has clearly stated in tweets that they have 15 first party exclusives and also several third-party exclusives.”
    Exclusives have a very broad meaning, early access exclusive, timed exclusive, and THE exclusives. MS, like all others, is bundling them all in one category.I am absolutely not interested in first 2 categories.

    Your entire next para is speculation, not facts. We can talk about them after E3. I am not interested in speculations.
    “Also don’t forget that EA more or less owes MS an exclusive for allowing Mass Effect 1 on PS3.”
    Huh? Why? Have you read their contract? Please tell me more about that. When MS exclusivity contract ended, EA probably wasted no time in putting ME1 on PS3. If you think its something other than money, then you are sadly mistaken.

    @30,
    What are you talking about?

    #31 2 years ago
  32. ysleiro

    Your link. It has 14 supposed exclusives for ps4. You kept saying it was 30 something.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Dragon246

    @32,
    Did you read properly?
    “Much more games are announced for PS4 (around 35) than XI (around 16).”
    ANNOUNCED GAMES, NOT ONLY EXCLUSIVES. More games are announced from that point though.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. ysleiro

    #33 and you think those games made by 3rd party devs are going to forgo putting their game on a console with DAMN near equal architecture for the sake of being….. ????????

    Your list is BULLSHIT anyway. I looked up a few that supposed were only announced for PS4 and the dev has now revealed the game will come to Xbox and even PC as well.

    #34 2 years ago

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  • GTA Online reader playlist week 7: and the winner is…

    Stuff was shot. But only one player emerged victorious. GTA Online player e031271 won last night’s VG247 reader playlist, beating myself, Matt and regulars solidorwot and Revolting. Congratulations, Mr e031271. A deserved victory. We play a GTA Online playlist in an open session every Wednesday on PS4, because it’s both funny and fun. Anyone’s welcome […]

  • Leaked screens reveal The Reef as Destiny’s new “social space”

    A handful of leaked Destiny screens seem to confirm that The Reef location will be the new social space in Destiny. The new addition is likely to be revealed as part of the upcoming House of Wolves expansion. Reddit user Megamanexe4 dropped the screens on the site earlier this morning, along with grabs that reveal […]

  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

    Joe Madureira, creator of Darksiders, has released art that strongly suggests a Battle Chasers game is in the works. Battle Chasers was a comic book from the late 1990s that suffered notorious production problems between issues and was never finished. Madureira formed Airship Syndicate after the collapse of THQ, where he co-created Darksiders. His latest […]

  • Infamous video nasty Axe recreated in GTA 5

    The trailer for notorious horror movie Axe has been recreated in GTA 5. The shot for shot remake is the work of gigerbrick who has previously recreated exploitation flicks like Machete and Hostel using Lego. The original Axe movie was banned in 1984 in the UK but passed with cuts in the late 1990s. Movie […]

  • Payday 2 for PS4 and Xbox One includes “a year’s worth of paid DLC” for free

    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will include a year’s worth of paid DLC from the PC version of the game for free. The new-gen version of the game will be available June 2015, and includes almost all of the paid and free DLC released so far for Overkill’s popular first-person shooter. That DLC includes The Big […]

  • Yes, Mortal Kombat X will require Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus

    Mortal Kombat X won’t bypass Microsoft and Sony’s premium online play requirements. Reports that Mortal Kombat X wouldn’t require PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold started circling earlier this week thanks to a communications error. Answering fan questions on Twitter, producer Shaun Himmerick accidentally gave the impression that premium console subs would not be required […]

  • This is what Destiny players most want next

    Destiny patch 1.1.1 has resolved or at least addressed a number of complaints voiced by the community, but there are plenty more. des Destiny community manage David “Deej” Dague has put out a call for Guardians to share their concerns – or rather, what they think the community is most concerned about. “Set aside your […]

  • Google AI can play games now, so we’re probably all going to die

    Google has brought us one step closer to our inevitable slaughter or enslavement by machine overlords. Google has developed an AI that can learn to play video games and devise brand new strategies. Let me just rephrase that: Google has created an AI that can teach itself new skills, including how to play video games. […]

  • First footage of Renowned Explorers: International Society surfaces

    Renowned Explorers: International Society is a turn-based strategy game from the team behind Reus, and it looks great. Renowned Explorers was announced almost a full year ago, but has been pretty quiet since then. Developer Abbey games has now announced that the game has hit alpha, and will be open to select testers soon. You […]

  • Cities: Skylines developer commits to mod support

    Cities: Skylines will fully support the modding community. Hailing from famously mod-friendly publisher Paradox, Cities: Skylines is a no-brainer for mod support – especially as a lack of mod support is one of the things SimCity was so heavily criticised for when it firts launched. In the developer diary below, Paradox’s Jakob Munthe is joined […]

  • Nosgoth update adds Vanguard, many fixes

    Nosgoth, the free-to-play multiplayer brawler set in the Legacy of Kain universe, has been given a significant makeover. The major feature of the latest Nosogth game update is a new playable human character called the Vanguard. “Equipped with mighty throwing axes and a shield, the Vanguard can take more punishment than any human class that […]

  • Xbox Live Gold 12 month sub $40 on Microsoft store

    Microsoft is offering $20 off 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions at the moment. An Xbox Live Gold 12 month subscription will normally set you back $60, but a Microsoft Store promotion has it on offer for $40. The offer is restricted to the US store. Although you can opt to grab your sub as […]

  • Tomb Raider movie script to be penned by TMNT writer

    Tomb Raider will be Evan Daugherty’s second reboot of an established universe. The Tomb Raider movie reboot has signed on a writer and a distributor. Deadline reports Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, Snow White And The Huntsman and G.I. Joe 3 writer Daugherty will write the film. Additionally, Warner Bros. has signed on to distribute, […]

  • Shelter 2 pre-orders open, launch trailer debuts early

    Shelter 2 is a game in which you are a mother lynx and must protect a den of kittens. Yes, it’s delightful. Shelter 2 is coming to Mac and PC on March 9. Pre-orders are now available on Steam at 10% off or on GOG.com with a free skin and soundtrack, or 20% off if […]

  • That Batman: Arkham Knight trailer is full of codes

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s trailer is like a Transformer – there’s more than meets the eye. The new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer contains a number of codes. Eagle-eyed users have spotted four so far, and work on cracking their meaning is progressing. According to an /r/games thread rounding up results so far, the codes pertain to […]

  • Assassin’s Creed haystacks won’t save you from a fall

    Assassin’s Creed fans, don’t try this at home. Assassin’s Creed characters can survive falls of almost any distance as long as they aim for the haystacks scattered handily throughout the environment. As you probably deduced from your familiarity with common sense, this isn’t a real thing: falling from heights kills you, the same way a […]

  • Why are people buying PS4 and not Xbox One?

    PS4 is outselling Xbox One – but why? A new report may have the answer. Last month, the PS4 outsold the Xbox One in the US again, returning it to the top of the charts after just two months away. Why? What has caused this reversal in fortunes in Microsoft’s home territory? According to a […]

  • Toejam and Earl are back with a new Kickstarter

    The early 90′s are alive and well in a new bid to bring back Toejam and Earl. Toejam and Earl released for Mega Drive (Genesis, Americans) in 1991, and the eponymous characters went on to count among Sega’s best-known characters. They appeared in a platformer, a light gun shooter and finally a 2002 Xbox game […]

  • New Wander trailer shows off Azertash form

    Wander is a collaborative, non-combat MMO in which you can take on a number of unique forms. Wander players begin as an ambulant tree called an Oren and can progress through several different bodies as they explore the environment, learning its secrets. One of these, which we’d not seen before this trailer, is the amphibious […]

  • SOMA approaching beta phase on PC and PS4

    SOMA, the new horror game from the Amnesia: The Dark Descent crew, is getting close to playable. Frictional Games has apologised for its recent silence over the project, but said it’s focused on reaching beta. Sorry all for the silence! We're closing in on Beta and everyone's working hard to get there. Once that's done, […]

  • Square Enix does not condone Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest HD Remaster

    Square Enix has said it’s not involved with a fan remake of Final Fantasy spin-off Mystic Quest. 1992 SNES game Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest is being remade by Dark Design as Mystic Quest HD Remaster. The developer is even taking pre-orders for the project. Unfortunately, it looks like it is in no position to be […]

  • New Hunger teaser released by LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers

    LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers Tarsier Studios have released a teaser trailer for Hunger, which was announced in May 2014 at the Nordic Game Conference. The game has been rumored to be the firm’s unannounced Sony project since 2010. Platforms are still to be announced, but the studio became a first-party SCE developer a few years back, […]

  • Here’s two Mario Party 10 overview videos, one featuring amiibo

    Overview videos for Mario Party 10 and the amiibo which work with the title have been released by Nintendo Japan. Obviously each one is in Japanese, but you get the gist all the same. Mario Party 10 releases on Wii U March 20 in North America and Europe. Thanks, AGB.

  • Clan Raids announced for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App

    Activision has announced a new Clan Raids mode will be made available through the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App. According to the CoD community blog, raids are time-based challenges where success earns you a spot on the Clan Raids leaderboards and new Clan Raid-exclusive in-game gear like the Equilibrium set. Clan members will […]

  • Play Battlefield Hardline starting March 12 through EA Access

    Xbox One users with an EA Access subscription will be able to play 10 hours worth of Battlefield Hardline starting March 12. EA Access members will are being granted access to the game five days before the street date, with full multiplayer and all saves transferring over into the main game. It was announced yesterday […]

  • This video summarizes the contents of Destiny patch 1.1.1

    With Destiny patch 1.1.1 now available, here’s a video summary of what to expect. In the video above, Arekkz Gaming gives you a rundown of the important bits in the update. Subscribe to Arekkz Gaming for more Destiny tips and trick through the link.

  • Destiny 1.1.1 patch notes out, update is live

    Destiny’s 1.1.1 patch arrives today, so if you have been kicked from activities, it means you will need to download the patch now that it’s live. We will be pushing the 1.1.1 patch for Destiny shortly. Players will be kicked from activities and required to download the patch. — Bungie Help (@BungieHelp) February 25, 2015 […]

  • Payday 2 packs based on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number coming

    Starbreeze has announced another collaboration with Dennaton Games which will see masks based on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number appear in Payday 2. The collaboration consists of two free updates when you acquire Hotline Miami 2 or its deluxe version on Steam from February 25. The two updates, called Hotline Miami Mask Pack and Jacket […]

  • Velocity 2X making its way onto Linux, Mac, PC and Xbox One

    Velocity 2X will be released on Linux, Mac, PC and Xbox One Futurlab has announced. The developer is in charge of the port, which will be published by Sierra. According to Futurlab, the deal with Sierra came about when self-publishing proved to be difficult due to spending “more time doing PR and marketing on Velocity […]

  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number finally has a release date

    A release date for Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number has been announced, finally. The game will arrive on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita March 10. It is now available for pre-order on GOG, Humble and Steam for 10% off for $13.49/£10.99. There’s also a Digital Special Edition available which includes tracks from […]

  • Warhammer 40,000: Dark Nexus Arena is a twin stick shooter MOBA for PC

    Warhammer 40,000: Dark Nexus Arena has been announced as a twin stick shooter MOBA blend from Whitebox Interactive. Set for a 2016 release on PC, the game’s beta will be on show at PAX East next month. An Early Access release is slated for Q2 2015 and you can already purchase early access for a […]

  • More information, videos for cancelled Legacy of Kain: Dead Sun surface

    A trailer for the cancelled Legacy of Kain: Dead Sun title from Climax which was reportedly set for an E3 2012 reveal, has surfaced. Along with the above video is another which is described as a pre-boss battle cutscene. It’s below. According to a source of NeoGAF’s Mama Robotnik, the game was being developed under […]

  • Three additional games added to Square Enix Humble Bundle

    Kane & Lynch Collection, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light and Startopia have been added to the Square Enix Humble Bundle. All three are made available when paying the average price of $7.69. Those who have already purchased the bundle will automatically be granted the titles. All three are available for PC only. The […]

  • Forza Horizon 2 gets Fast & Furious with standalone expansion

    A Fast & Furious tie-in and standalone expansion to Forza Horizon 2 will arrive for Xbox consoles next month. Titled Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious, the downloadable title does not require the base game to play. “We’ve been talking with the folks at Turn 10 for a number of years and have always […]

  • The Evil Within: The Assignment has a release date, new trailer

    The Evil Within: The Assignment will be released on March 10 in North America and March 11 in Europe, it was announced today. Along with an exact release date was a trailer detailing more information about the first set of DLC. The Assignment is the first of two DLCs centering on Detective Castellanos’ mysterious partner, […]

  • Steam and GOG cross-platform multiplayer added to AvP Classic 2000

    Steam and GOG have announced Aliens vs Predator Classic 2000 owners will be able play multiplayer with each other across both platforms. With the recent online multiplayer update for for AVP Classic 2000, Rebellion CEO Jason Kingsley has made good on his promise from June to offer cross-platform play between the Steam and GOG platforms. […]

  • OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood arrives on PS4, Vita next week

    Roll7 has announced it will release OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood next week. The developer announced the dates on Twitter this morning alongside the launch trailer. You will be able to download the game for PlayStation 4 and Vita March 3 in North America and March 4 in Europe.

  • Week 7: Play GTA Online with VG247 tonight at 8pm UK time!

    Heists got a date! Come play GTA Online with us to celebrate. We’re playing GTA Online on PS4 tonight with whoever else fancies it. That means you. This week’s playlist is Happy for Heists, because we kind of are. The six jobs involved will last about 45 minutes. Anyone can turn up. Here’s how. We’ll […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight – first look into the story

    Batman: Arkham Knight has a new trailer available that gives us a peek into Scarecrow’s plan to unite all villains against Batman. The trailer below has a different tone to the ones showing Arkham Knight. Instead, we get a look at Scarecrow’s team of super-villains including new footage of Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn. There […]

  • Vita knocks New 3DS LL out of top slot on Media Create charts

    Thanks to four new titles, one of which was God Eater 2: Rage Burst, PlayStation Vita has knocked New 3DS LL out of the top slot on the Media Create charts in Japan. The handheld, which came in thrid place last week, moved 35,203 units for the February 16-22 period, compared to 10,901 units the […]