Sony has revealed its forthcoming game line-up for the PS3 at this year's E3, claiming "the most innovative and impressive gaming experiences ever". Here, in Sony's words, are highlights of what PS3 owners can look forward to:Heavy Rain
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Make your decisions and deal with the repercussions in this dark and innovative thriller. Combining exploration, dialogue and dramatic action, Heavy Rain is a gripping emotional journey where every action can have dramatic consequences…
God of War III
Down on his luck, Drake is lured back into the treacherous world of thieves and mercenary treasure seekers he had sought to leave behind. When a mysterious artefact propels Drake on an expedition to find the legendary Himalayan valley of Shambhala, he finds himself embroiled in a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a fugitive war criminal who is after more than just the fabled riches of the lost city.
Ratchet and Clank: A Crack In Time
Kratos, the fearsome Ghost of Sparta, is bringing his epic battle with the gods to PS3. Cursed and betrayed, Kratos has sworn to seek his ultimate revenge against the fabled beasts of Mount Olympus. Armed with the deadly Blades of Chaos, his destiny lies with the all-powerful Zeus… but wave after wave of terrifying foes must first be slain on the warpath to the Ancient Greek heavens.
Time is not free from jeopardy. Some seek to control it. Corrupt it. If that happens, the universe will need a true hero to stop it! Join Ratchet and Clank as they uncover the hidden truth behind their origins, and discover their ultimate destinies. Prepare to be immersed in hilarious action-packed galactic capers and go head to head against a cast of baddies and obliterate them with a whole new array of outlandish weapons and gadgets.
Get creative and then show your style off at speed in this fast, fun and furious title that’s great for beginners and driving pros alike. Mod yourself a kart, personalise a driver and get racing at home or against online opponents. Jump, boost and drift your way around a world of tricky tracks – and then design a track yourself and share it online!
White Knight Chronicles
Prove to 255 other players that your combat skills are second to none: join one of three crack private armies and work through the ranks, fighting intense online battles on an unprecedented scale – with up to 128 players on each side. It’s warfare like you’ve never seen before: which side will you choose?
Become the White Knight – a warrior capable of becoming seven metres tall – and escape to a vast medieval world in the first RPG (role-playing game) for PS3 to straddle offline and online questing in equal measure. Explore mountains, castles, mines and moving cities and join a global community in this awe-inspiring world of honour, adventure and imagination.
Join a never-ending online world of espionage, intrigue, betrayal and gunplay where players can go it alone or join up with teams of other agents. A fusion of action and strategy, this is a stunning first foray into the world of Massively Multiplayer Online Gaming for PS3. Watch your back – and remember to trust no one.
The Last Guardian
DC Universe offers a dramatic online setting where players can enter the DC Universe and battle alongside or against their favourite DC Comics heroes and villains including such icons as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and The Joker, as well as many other fan favourites such as Green Lantern, The Flash, Catwoman and Martian Manhunter. The action and drama will play out in such well-known locations as Gotham City and Metropolis among others.
From the award-winning creator of Ico and Shadow of the Colossus comes a new gaming experience – the graphically-stunning, emotionally involving story of a child who encounters a legendary mythical creature. Trapped in a forbidding fortress, the pair must learn to trust each other in order to find their way to freedom. Prepare to live out a fairytale with The Last Guardian – a tale like no other.
And available through the PlayStation Store:Hustle Kings for PS3
Gravity Crash for PS3
Whether 8-ball or 9-ball is your thing, you'll love chalking up your pool cue to hustle with the best in Hustle Kings. Learn trick shots and perfect your game against computer-controlled opponents – then go online to wager your earned "hustle credits" against others in winner-takes-all tournaments. Can you hustle your way to the top of the leaderboards?
Get behind the controls of an agile space fighter to launch explosive raids across 30 different planets in a hunt for your stranded crew. Destroy radar and weapons turrets, explore enemy tunnels and dodge hostile fire – and then use the level editor to design new challenges for you and others to play in this old-school meets hi-tech title.
Numblast for PSP and PS3
Team up online to steal a hungry princess in this blast of hilarious, furious multiplayer fun for up to 32 players at once. The aim of Fat Princess is to rescue an overfed royal from your enemy's dungeon. However, the enemy team have been feeding your princess – as you've been feeding theirs – the objective being to make each captive too heavy for the opposing team to carry off.
PixelJunk Shooter for PS3
Puzzle fans are in for a treat with this fast, fun, colourful new game for both PS3 and PSP. Save Akasaka from his imminent life as a mindless monkey by solving brain-boggling number combinations. As you become more skilful, you'll be able to create longer number combos, earn more points, win trophies, unlock extra content, and then prove you're the Numblast master of the world by uploading your high score to the online ranking board!
Trash Panic for PS3
The ultra-addictive arcade-style PixelJunk series is back: this time the surreal challenge is to pilot a rescue ship that plucks people out of the way of dangerous water, lava, missiles and even gastric acids. Create escape routes, explore land and water – and do it all to a top trance soundtrack from electronic group High Frequency Bandwidth - previously known as The Orb!
WipEout HD Fury Expansion Pack for PS3
Prove your eco-credentials against the clock and an ever-flowing tide of rubbish in this fast and furious puzzle game. As the trash falls into the crate, arrange it so it disposes of itself. Burn it, smash it, recycle it – just don't let it overflow!
PAIN Museum Pack for PS3
This huge expansion pack will give an almighty boost to your anti-grav racing experience with eight new High Definition tracks, 13 new racing ships and three new game modes: the destruction-focused Eliminator mode, the tactics-based Zone Mode and the accuracy-is-everything Detonator Mode. Life at 600 kph is about to get even more intense.
Give your PAIN experience a boost with the PAIN Museum expansion pack. Most museums are hallowed haven of culture, where historical exhibits and rare artefacts are safely preserved for future generations. This one has the exhibits and the artefacts – but it also has a giant slingshot for you to fire your characters into everything you can see – so those future generations will need to invest in some superglue.