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Sony PlayStation at E3 2017: The 15 best announcements

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PlayStation E3 press conference

Monday’s pre-E3 hoopla wrapped-up with PlayStation’s hourlong press conference.

The show delivered game announcements, trailers and more. Below you’ll find a quick summary on the biggest news to come out of the PlayStation press conference at E3 2017.

Even before the official press conference kicked off, PlayStation was carpeting their pre-presser show with news and announcements.

Knack 2 hits PS4 Sept. 5

We learned that the seemingly much better follow-up to the lackluster Knack hits the PlayStation 4 on Sept. 5. We also got to watch a new trailer for Knack 2 showing off platforming and combat.

PlayStation is experimenting with phone-controlled games

PlayLink allows multiple people to interact with special PlayStation 4 games and sort of control the experience. The early line-up includes Hidden Agenda, a party game called That’s You, Frantics, SingStar Celebration and Knowledge is Power.

PlayStation Experience is back

This year’s PlayStation Experience is returning to the Anaheim Convention Center on December 9 and 10.

After an hour of videos and trailers, the show started with what turned out to be another hour of trailers introduced by PlayStation Interactive Entertainment America president Shawn Layden.

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy - Nadine/Chloe art
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy - Nadine/Chloe art
Image: Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive Entertainment

Uncharted’s spin-off won’t be a buddy game

Judging by tonight’s press conference, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy won’t feature the same sort of friendly banter found in the other Uncharted games. Instead, it appears that treasure hunter Chloe Frazer and mercenary Nadine Ross aren’t very happy with one another.

Destiny 2 hits two days earlier

All versions of Destiny 2 arrives two days earlier than the previously announced Sept. 8 release date. The PS4 version will also be receiving a strike, gear, ship, weapons and a PvP map.

Sony Bend’s zombie pandemic survival game looks stunning

We were give a nearly five-minute long look at Days Gone, the open-world action adventure from Sony Bend that was announced at PlayStation’s E3 press conference last year. The gameplay gave us a sense of some of the dangers that motorcycle club officer Deacon St. John will face.

Horizon Zero Dawn is getting DLC

PlayStation dropped straight into trailers this year showing off, among other things, Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wastes. It’s set for a release later this year.

Monster Hunter World - dinosaur and camouflaged hunter
Monster Hunter World

Monster Hunter World coming to PS4

The first Monster Hunter game to hit a PlayStation console in years got a chunky gameplay showing at the conference. Monster Hunter World is set for an early 2018 release.

Shadow of the Colossus is back and its beautiful

A re-remastered version of beloved PlayStation 2 game Shadow of the Colossus is coming to the PlayStation 4 in 2018. It is being re-developed by the same team that brought the game to PlayStation 3.

Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite shows off a lot more characters

The PlayStation 4 version of the game received a number of character reveals in a fun little video. Among the new fighters were Gamora from Guardians of the Galaxy, Thanos, Zero from the Mega Man X games, Dante from the Devil May Cry and Black Panther. There’s also now a story demo available.

We got our first look at Call of Duty: World War II‘s multiplayer

There wasn’t a lot to see, but we got at least a sense of what Call of Duty: World War II’s gritty multiplayer will look like.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR

PlayStation VR is getting some great games

VR games The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, Final Fantasy 15, shooter Bravo Team, adventure game Starchild, Superhot VR and Moss, produced by Polyarc games, were all shown off for the PSVR during the press conference.

We’re getting a new God of War next year

It’s no surprise that God of War (yes, that’s its name) looks stunning. With a 2018 release date, we have a lot of time to think about what it will be like to play as Kratos with a son.

The new game from Heavy Rain’s and Beyond Two Souls creator looks amazing

Detroit: Become Human is a PlayStation 4 exclusive that appears to put you in the shoes of a cybernetic human that is — as are all of his kind — treated as a slave. The game is centered around an uprising.

Spider-Man PS4
Spider-Man PS4
Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment

Spider-Man is a game you’re going to want to pick-up

Insomniac Games’ Spider-Man looks simply amazing. In the press-conference’s video we saw Spidey running up buildings, webbing his way around bad guys, the city and just about everything else and even received a bit of insight into the story.

Also, all of these games (and more) have trailers which are are absolutely worth your time to check out right here.

E3 2017 begins on June 13, with press conferences starting June 10. For the big announcements, make sure to check out our one-stop shop for the show's streams.

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