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Big PlayStation Games Shown Outside of E3 Press Conferences

June 14, 2017

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By: Max Cannon

While some of the big bombshells were shown off on stage, or in Nintendo's case the Spotlight video, there were a bunch of games that didn't get to stand in the limelight. Here are some of the biggest E3 games that didn't find a big stage presence at Sony's show.

PlayStation's Little Big Games

Prior to Sony's E3 press conference, a live pre-show focused on a handful of PlayStation games lead into the main show. While none of these games are going to set the world ablaze there were some titles that are worth being excited about.

Knack II

Launching on September 5th, 2017, Knack II looks to improve on the lackluster original game. With more variety and a deeper focus on platforming, platforming, platforming, platforming, Knack II is far from jaw-dropping but any improvement to the series is much appreciated. Here's that new trailer.

Knack II - E3 2017 Trailer

 

Hidden Agenda

A multiplayer follow-up of sorts to Supermassive Games' Until DawnHidden Agenda is a horror game designed to be played with multiple players. Using a new feature on PlayStation called PlayLink, you'll decide what characters do by voting with your phone. So when you shout "don't go in there" you can act on it! Here's the game's new trailer that shows off a 2017 release window.

Hidden Agenda | E3 2017 Reveal | PS4

 

Matterfall

Developer Housemarque is known for their twin-stick shooters like Dead Nation, Alienation, and Resogun -- and the woefully underrated Outland. First shown off last year, Housemarque's next game Matterfall is a twin-stick, sidescrolling platformer. Take a look at the game's flashy new trailer ahead of its August 5, 2017, release date.

MATTERFALL - PS4 Gameplay Trailer | E3 2017

 

Gran Turismo Sport

We've seen our fair share of Gran Turismo Sport, plenty of teases and easy-on-the-eyes gameplay, but the game's release date keeps getting pushed back. Though we don't have a solid date, still, we do have a new launch window of Fall 2017. Like everything else we've seen for the game, this is gorgeous competitor to Xbox's Forza Motorsport -- which has a 7th entry launching in the fall. Here's our new trailer.

Gran Turismo Sport E3 Trailer - E3 2017

 

SUPERHOT VR

SUPERHOT was one of my favorite shooters of last year. Starting off as a game you could play in your browser, SUPERHOT launched for both the PC and Xbox One but never made its way over to the PlayStation 4. In SUPERHOT time only moves when you move, so for a first person shooter in VR it's a perfect fit. While I can't find any instance of that game coming to the PS4, the VR version is coming later this summer to PlayStation.

SUPERHOT VR - PSVR Accolades Trailer | E3 2017

 

Tropico 6

Tropico is a beloved series of politically themed strategy games set in a world similar to that of real world Cuba. Though I'm not close to the franchise, Tropico has a strong fanbase. Take a look at the new CG trailer which ends with a 2018 release date.

Tropico 6 - PS4 Trailer | E317

 

Undertale

This was a genuine surprise to me. Undertale is an incredibly well-received RPG made by a small indie team. On its initial PC release, Undertale won several Game of the Year awards and a PlayStation 4/PlayStation Vita port is going to be at the top of my own list for must play games. It'll release this summer, as indicated at the beginning of this new trailer.

UNDERTALE - PS4, PS Vita Announce Trailer | E3 2017

 

Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom

A console exclusive to PlayStation 3, the original Ni no Kuni is a classic JRPG with an impressive anime art style. The sequel was announced at last year's PlayStation Experience event, alongside Uncharted: The Lost Legacy gameplay, What's so exciting about the new trailer was the included release date of November 10, 2017. Here's the final pre-E3 trailer.

Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom - "Forge a Kingsbond" Trailer | PS4, PC

Have Your Say!

Are you blown away by any of these games? Which E3 games were your favorite? Share your comments below!