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E3 2012

E3 2012 Day One Wrap-Up

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Posted June 4, 2012 - By Stephen Johnson

E3 2012 - Starts June 4

That's a proverbial wrap on E3 2012, cats and kittens. There was a lot going on, with four major press conferences from the likes of Sony, Microsoft, Ubisoft and Electronic Arts, so we don't blame you if you missed anything.

Tomorrow is another E3 day, with the Nintendo press event going down at 9AM Pacific, so make sure you keep your browser pointed here!

Below, you'll find links to all of our Day One, E3 2012 coverage -- Every trailer, every news story, every video we posted.


God Of War: Ascension Release Date Announced

God of War: Ascension has a release date. You can get your hands on Kratos again on March 12, 2013. The release date was revealed during Sony's E3 2012 press conference. Sony showed off a single player demo for God of War: Ascension which featured new enemies and what looks like new powers. There were cow and elephant enemies, as well as a Kraken. It appears as though Kratos had the power to turn back time too. More details as they develop.

For more God of War: Ascension, check out the GoW: A gameplay video.

PlayStation Mobile Announced - Official E3 2012 News

Sony announces today that they will be renaming their PlayStation Suite to PlayStation Mobile to reflect the focus shifting to more mobile devices.

As of last year, Sony has been delving into the mobile market, making easier for developers to create new content for them on the smaller screen. Starting today, we will more of a focus coming from Sony to bring their content to your pockets with PlayStation Mobile. The first phone to get the new upgrade will be the HTC devices. Look for more phone and handheld devices to follow in the near future.

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Wonderbook Announced for PS3; J.K. Rowling's Book of Spells Revealed

Wonderbook has been announced for PlayStation 3. It will be released in Fall 2012.

The book peripheral uses augmented reality sensors to bring stories to life before your eyes (aka on the television screen in front of you).

Sony is partnering with developers such as Moonbot Studios and, most noteworthy, Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling, who has created the first Wonderbook title, Book of Spells.

Book of Spells represents the first partnership between PlayStation and Pottermore, Rowling's expansive hub for all things relating to the Boy Who Lived. As you'd expect, Book of Spells lets players cast spells using the PlayStation Move and explore the whimsical fantasy lands of Rowling's creation.

The title will also include exclusive new and original writing from Rowling, but no other details were shared.




Far Cry 3

Far Cry 3 will have a four player co-op multiplayer mode. Gamers will be able to fight side by side against AI baddies. For more Far Cry 3check out the official FC3 gameplay trailer from E3 2012.

And read our hands-on Far Cry 3 preview.

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Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation - Official E3 2012 News

The PlayStation Vita gets its own mysterious assassin with Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation.

Not only does PS Vita get a new wielder of the hidden blade, but from the looks of it, we get our very first female assassin. During the day, she appears to be young Puritan woman, but at night - or at least later that day - we get to see her climbing trees and taking our her mark with a single stab.

Players who get Liberation will also gain a little something extra while playing Assassin's Creed 3. If that wasn't enough to sweeten the deal for you, the new PS Vita Bundle package comes with the crystal white PS Vita, 4 gigabyte memory card, and the game this October 30th. This truly is the year of the assassin.

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Assassin's Creed 3 Will Feature Naval Action

At Sony' press event, it was revealed parts of Assassin's Creed 3 will take place at sea. You'll be the captain of a vessel and have full control of it as you fight the Revolutionary War at sea. 

 

Check it out in the video below:

Assassin's Creed 3 Boat E3 Gameplay Video »


For more AC3, check out the Assassin's Creed 3 full story trailer from Ubisoft's E3 2012 Press Conference

Call of Duty: Declassified Announced for PS Vita

Call of Duty: Declassified has been announced for the PlayStation Vita.

Sony made the official reveal during its E3 2012 press conference, but offered little details beyond the promise of a AAA shooter experience thanks to the Vita's dual thumbsticks and graphical horsepower.

Details forthcoming.

PSOne Games Coming To Vita

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Posted June 4, 2012 - By Stephen Johnson

PSOne Games Coming To Vita

According to Sony at its E3 2012 press conference, Sony PSOne classic games are coming to the PlayStation Vita. The two tiles mentioned: Tomb Raider and Final Fantasy.

What game would you like to see from the PSOne on the Vita?

inFAMOUS 2 Morality Explained; New Companions Kuo And Nix -- Trailer and Screenshots

Sony announced PS Plus Members are about to get a bunch of free games this month. Some of the titles include InFamous 2, Little Big Planet 2 and Saints Row 2. This offer begins tomorrow.



PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale

PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale has been announced for the PS Vita. It will be cross-playable with the PS3 version of the game. This news broke at Sony's E3 2012 press conference. For more on PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale check out the PlayStation All-Stars trailer or our PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale preview

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Beyond Announced, From David Cage And Quantic Dream

Beyond for the PlayStation 3 was just announced at E3 2012. The game is from Quantic Dream and David Cage. The creators of Heavy Rain are using similar techniques to tell the story of a seemingly telekinetic young lady played by Ellen Page.

The scene shown at E3 2012 reminds me a bit of 70s psychic flicks like Carrie of The Fury. The main character, Jodie Holmes, is interrogated by a policeman, but does not speak. She does manage to throw a coffee mug with her mind.

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More Uncharted 3 Details, Screenshots Released

Sony has announced that Uncharted's Nathan Drake and BioShock's Big Daddy will be playable characters in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale.

Check out the video of the two characters in action under the "Read More" tag. For more on what we do know, check out our hands-on preview.

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LittleBigPlanet 2

Sony announces new cross controller DLC for LittleBigPlanet 2 to give you the ability to play both with your controller and your PS Vita at the same time.

For players with an extra PS Vita, a copy of LittleBigPlanet 2, and a couple of friends; you now have the chance to experience the game as never before. The new DLC will allow a second person to use the Playstation Vita to move and interact with their character. You will be able to use the backtouch ability to move your character around in a new story mode and collect new stickers especially designed for the DLC. Playing with friends has never been this fun before.

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Sony E3 2012 Press Conference Live Steam

The Sony E3 2012 press conference is about to start and you can watch the live stream here. If you want to watch all of the Sony magic as it happens, tune in!

Click here to watch Sony's conference

Watch with us and learn about new games and products as they're announced! E3 2012 is here. Let's roll.

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