E3 2011: Sony press conference roundup

By Xav de Matos, Jun 06, 2011 7:22pm PDT

Two down, one to go! Sony has just ended its E3 2011 press conference, leaving a handful of announcements in its wake. If you weren't glued to the live streams, here's what you missed:

  • Sony revealed the PSP successor is named the PlayStation Vita surprising no one. The announcement that the handheld would retail for $249.99 (Wi-Fi only model) and $299.99 (3G/Wi-Fi model) is still shocking. The handheld is launching globally by the end of 2011.

  • Ruin, an action-RPG for the NGP and PS3 was announced. Also announced was the ability to play the same save on either platform, similar to Kojima's "Transfarring" announcement last week.

  • BioShock Infinite will include Move support. Irrational's Ken Levine also announced a new BioShock game will come to the PlayStation Vita.

  • Developer CCP announced Dust 514 is a PlayStation 3 exclusive.

  • Sly Cooper returns with Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, coming in 2012.

  • Resistance 3 will get its own Sharpshooter Move bundle, like SOCOM 4 did before it.

  • God of War Origins announced, collects the PSP games for the PS3. Both that collection and the Ico/Shadow of the Colossus collection will arrive this September.

  • Sony announced new hardware! No, it's not a system, silly... it's a 24-inch 3D monitor and Active Shutter glasses in a bundle that includes a copy of Resistance 3 and an HDMI cable for $499.99. The monitor also allows two players to play at once, showing each player a different view of the screen. It's magic or something.

  • PlayStation 3 will receive new media from CinemaNow in America. CinemaNow is a provider offering a similar service as Netflix.

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