Considering the upcoming exclusive lineup for the PlayStation 3, one would hope that Sony might steal the show at E3 this year. Well, based on the confirmed list of software presentations, our hopes are high. Very high.

The list of confirmed E3 Sony titles has popped up at TheBitBag , and as you can see, most all of the hotly anticipated PS3 and PSP titles are included (sans Gran Turismo 5 , unfortunately). We already know that God of War III will play a major role in Sony's presentations, and it's a no-brainer that inFamous (scheduled for a May 26 release, one week before the show) will also be in attendance. However, we're really liking the fact that Heavy Rain and White Knight Chronicles will make their presences felt; we haven't heard much of anything about the former in 2009, and we just got confirmation that the latter is indeed coming to North America. We can't wait to see and hear more about both. Then you've got MotorStorm: Arctic Edge and SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3 for the PSP fans, MAG (rapidly gaining attention these days), the recently announced Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time , the guaranteed awesomeness of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves , and a look at the impending zaniness of Fat Princess . It should be an absolutely fantastic show!

It's just a little worrisome that GT5 isn't on the list. With all these rumors about how it might actually show up this year, this absence from E3 all but erases that possibility from our minds. Oh well.

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crapreviews
crapreviews
11 years ago

WKC is really what i want to hear more about.

Powershifter
Powershifter
11 years ago

You and all the rest of the western RPG fans! Me being one of them… 🙂

mexgeo86
mexgeo86
11 years ago

Can't wait for E3!

Robochic
Robochic
11 years ago

Until i see it on sony's website of what they have up their sleeves for E3 i'll just take this as a prediction. So we'll see but for what this list shows it looks like a good list. Fat Princess just looks really funny i've been waiting for this for PSN for awhile.

piratedrunk
piratedrunk
11 years ago

I've been playing the fat princess beta and it really is a lot of fun

Shatterday
Shatterday
11 years ago

Just out of curiosity, how does one attend E3? Just show up?

bebestorm
bebestorm
11 years ago

Check out the E3 website Im sure theres lots info..

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

E3 for the past like few years has not been open to the public sadly 🙁 But I don't know if that means only people who register can go or if only people they select can go

Gregory Freeman
Gregory Freeman
11 years ago

E3 Expo 2009 is a trade-only event and is not open to the general public.
No one under age 17 will be admitted, including infants.

Prior attendance at E3 Expo does not qualify you to attend the 2009 show. Two forms of current
industry identification must accompany your application before it will be processed.

The Management of E3 Expo 2009 reserves the right to deny any applicant a badge.

All attendees must be prepared to show valid government issued photo identification in order to pick up
their badge and/or badge holder at E3 Expo 2009.

you must be in the gaming industry in order 2 get in… i am not sure if that allowes gaming journalists in, but i think so

piratedrunk
piratedrunk
11 years ago

Hopefully GT5 is just one of their surprise games. It's hard to not be stoked about that list though it's going to be a great show for sony.

MadKatBebop
MadKatBebop
11 years ago

Man I wish I could go to E3! it sound really cool.

cazzy07
cazzy07
11 years ago

this is all good news cant wait.

JofaMang
JofaMang
11 years ago

No GT5 news = sad in pants.

bebestorm
bebestorm
11 years ago

Cool I hope we get some release dates…Hopefully there will be many suprises…

Cpt_Geez
Cpt_Geez
11 years ago

Hopefully sony announces that Gow3 its coming out this fall.

Edmeist33
Edmeist33
11 years ago

Too many good games coming out this year. I know this might sound blasphemous but, I'm kinda glad Sony is releasing GT5 sometime next year. Release it when the climate is right(not congested)and not competing for the same dollars as the other first party titles. I'm sure that Sony still going to show it. Maybe even give us a tentative window for a release *fingers crossed*.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

That list looks suspiciously incomplete, and contains only games that have definitely been confirmed. Considering the number of games from third parties as well as the number of rumored first party games that might emerge as surprises, I have a feeling that this year's E3 will rock the gaming world.

txgamer
txgamer
11 years ago

I hope to see more on Quantum Theory at E3

DaNgerSteVe
DaNgerSteVe
11 years ago

WKC YES
GOD OF WAR 3 yes
still waiting for aff7 remake begins to pray
or at least ff7 psn right away at e3

crump602
crump602
11 years ago

All i can say is nothing is set in stone and could all change at the last hours leading up to the event. Maybe (I hope!) GT5 is done, and is gunna be one of those bomb shells that Sony drops catching everybody by surprise!!!! N E Thing can happen, should be awsome regardless!

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

Yeah I have to think GT5 is one of Sony's main game. If it's not on the list, that just means this list isn't complete. Besides it's not just GT5 for the ps3 anymore, it's also for PSP, so of course they want to get both attention.

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

So is this every thing from Sony's First party software looks great but a little plain.I imagine there will be plenty of thirty party games unannounced that will show up.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Insert:

Icognito's new game
Dylan Jobe's new game
Eat Sleep Play's new game
SCEE's first/second party lineup
SCEJ's first/second party lineup

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

Yeah those are a lot of games that are missing and that I look forward to.Eat Sleep Play thought said they have nothing to show at E3 which means no Twisted Metal this year =(.

Edmeist33
Edmeist33
11 years ago

Team ICO's new game. Possibly?

jlch777
jlch777
11 years ago

One of the surprises GT5!!!
Common Sony and P.D. don't let me down!

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

Sony will need to be careful this coming 12 month period. With so many high quality games coming, they will want to stagger the releases so that they can maximize the individual game sales. There's no point releasing half a dozen triple A titles in one month only to see their sales become lack luster due to over saturation of the game market.

They'll have to carefully analyze just who will buy what and stagger the release schedule to ensure that there is minimal competitive overlap between titles selling to the same demographic, and complementary overlap between titles that sell to different groups.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

I agree
That's why I really want/wanted to see Uncharted 2 this Summer…

Instead of the usual "November"

CH1N00K
CH1N00K
11 years ago

I'm sure I'm going to catch some flak for saying this, but I'm kind of over the whole GT5 thing now. Maybe I burnt out playing the other 4 to death on the old systems, I don't know, but when I think of all the games coming out next year and the ones I currently own that I love to play, GT5 doesn't top my list.

I'm still having to much fun with Burnout, especially with the new cops and robbers pack, that GT5 just doesn't jump out at me anymore like it used to. I'm sure I'll give it a try when it comes out, but I don't think I have the time to do the endurance races anymore. Which may keep GT5 as a rental for me…but we'll see if and when the game ever launches.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

How can GT5 jump out if it isn't even out?

Though, you seem like those Arcade racing games fans. That's fine, the Arcade racing games fan is not the biggest appreciator of GT's real driving simulation.

PS: This is one of the reasons why Polyphony cater more to their Japanese/European fanbase. The US is known for its lack of interest in real racing(Formula1, GT, Lemans, etc.)

CH1N00K
CH1N00K
11 years ago

No, I just think I burnt out on the simulators..I played the other 4 GT's until I had all the licenses, all the races, all the cars..etc..I was going to get prologue until I discovered it wasn't the full game…then I decided I would wait…but now I'm just not excited about the fact of doing all the license tests all over again.

But we'll see, I did have fun with Grid, which seems to be the closest racer so far, so maybe I'll still pick it up when this game comes up, I'm just not as excited about it as I used to be. It's gone from a definite buy on launch day, to I may pick this up if I see it on the shelf…

Lol, it could be Duke Nukem syndrome too, I'm getting tired of hearing about it…I just want to play it or forget about it.

N a S a H
N a S a H
11 years ago

You don't even have Prologue. You can't really talk much.

CH1N00K
CH1N00K
11 years ago

Wow, offended easily much?
I tried the demo for Prologue and wasn't really intrigued so I didn't bother with the "full" prologue.

We'll see what happens when the actual game launches, but all I'm saying is right now, there's other games I'm more excited about then GT5. I'm sure the graphics will be amazing and it will get great reviews, but all I'm saying is that if it's just a prettier version of GT 1-4, then I'll probably pass because I burnt myself out on the simulation racers while beating the others.

If they bring something new to the table that gets my attention I'll give it a try, but if they just make it prettier…than I'll look elsewhere. And by bringing something new I don't mean the drifting events either..Didn't like them in the Need for Speeds, Didn't like it in the demo..probably not going to like it in a full game either.


Last edited by CH1N00K on 5/8/2009 4:25:29 PM

Powershifter
Powershifter
11 years ago

@ CH1N00K,

that's a bold opinion, and you know what, I'm with ya man. I don't know what it is, but GT just doesn't keep my attention like it used to. I know it's me and not the game, because the game will be amazing. I'll be waiting for the reviews .. and who knows, I might cave in 🙂

migabyte
migabyte
11 years ago

I'm with this guy. I like GT1 and 2. But now, that format seems dull to me. I think I've changed, but also I think games have gotten better, and that just seems like it's the same game with better graphics (I forgot, more cars). That doesn't make me want to buy it. Although maybe I am wrong, maybe if I tried it I would like it like old times. But my expectations are low for sure.


Last edited by migabyte on 5/8/2009 8:14:51 PM

King James
King James
11 years ago

@Ch1n00k

You need to rent Prologue…Seriously

aaronisbla
aaronisbla
11 years ago

uncharted 2 would sell massive amounts if released in the late summer.

007
007
11 years ago

god of war 3, uncharted 2, and heavy rain are gonna rock e3!

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

Ooopsie, wrong reply….


Last edited by TheHighlander on 5/8/2009 10:30:11 PM

BeezleDrop
BeezleDrop
11 years ago

Im stoked to finally get more info about Heavy Rain, completely off topic. Hey Ben, I read somewhere FF13 Versus is also coming to the xbox, am i crazy or is that site full of crap as I expect?

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

FF XIII Versus is a PS3 exclusive, unless there has been a major announcement that somehow crept out without notice.

Fane1024
Fane1024
11 years ago

Yeah, but S-E also explicitly stated FFXIII was a PS3 exclusive before they "changed their mind$".

Still, I think the rumors are fanboy-spread FUD.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

@Fane

The sound rather like the wishful thinking regarding MSG4 ever making it to the Xbox 360, despite numerous assertions that it could not/would not ever happen.

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
11 years ago

Im glad Heavy Rain will be on at the E3 show, its about the only none S-E im excited about.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
11 years ago

E3 isn't even here yet Ben.

GT5 might be a surprise game, so I am not bummed out yet.

firehahahahaha
firehahahahaha
11 years ago

No team ICO :(.

Dehshizknight
Dehshizknight
11 years ago

I REALLY hope Gran Turismo 5 is going to be shown at this years E3…

Man…Sony is gonna have a kick-ass press conference this year!

Riku994
Riku994
11 years ago

Bring on the WKC release date! Woo! And voice chat for the online! Woo!

Diggity Dan
Diggity Dan
11 years ago

Afrika to be released in the U.S???

C'mon, big $, big $, no whammy, STOP!!!

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

Supposedly this year in the Autumn.

If you are tired of waiting you can go to Play Asia and order the Asian market version, not the Japanese one, the one with the Chinese language – I'm reliably informed that it has also been localized for English speakers. The Asia version of Afrika is called Hakuna Matata.

http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-bp-49-en-70-33h6.html