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E3 2017: Top 5 things we’re most hyped about for Sony’s press conference

We’re so close to E3 2017 I can almost taste it. I’m back again with another top 5 list. This time around you’ll get the hopes for Sony’s press event from a long time Sony fanboy. So without further delay, let’s get into it.

1. Insomniac’s Spiderman27046534534_a2d96a9a08_h

Last year we got a look at Insomniac’s PlayStation 4 exclusive Spiderman game. The trailer was brief but fantastic, and we haven’t heard much about the title since. Hopefully a year later we’ll get a look at some gameplay and a release window, though I wouldn’t expect to be slinging webs around a virtual New York City until holiday 2018 at the earliest.

2. The Last of Us 2SCREEN_TLOU2_Teaser_05

Sony closed out 2016’s conference with a teaser for The Last of Us 2, the sequel to Naughty Dog’s incredible third-person action game, set in a bleak post-apocalypse. Many had wondered if the revered title would, or even should get a sequel. The teaser left us wanting, so it would be amazing to see some gameplay this year and even get some details on the story.

3. Spyro RemasteredCartoons_Dragon_Spyro_044041_

One of the biggest surprises at last year’s show was the announcement of Crash Bandicoot  N. Sane Trilogy, an HD remaster of the three Crash games for the original PlayStation on PS4. That collection will hit shelves after E3 at the end of this month. With the overwhelmingly positive response to this game, could another of Sony’s classic characters be getting the same treatment? It might be a long shot but in the past few weeks talk of a remastered Spyro trilogy has been floating around.  For gamers that grew up with these classic PS1 titles, like myself, this would be a dream come true.

4. God of WarGod of War

For readers of this site, it should come as no surprise that I’m pretty hyped for God of War news. In fact, I just wrote a piece compiling everything we know about the upcoming title. While last year we saw gameplay, a glimpse of the Norse Pantheon, and a look at Kratos’ son Atreus, we’re still clamoring for a release date. In a perfect world, it’ll hit holiday of 2017, but I won’t hold my breath.

5. Final Fantasy VII Remakemaxresdefault (1)

Two years ago at E3 2015, we got our first tease for a remake of one of the most influential JRPGs ever made. Japanese role-playing games are my bread and butter. Final Fantasy VII means a whole lot in particular. FFVII, along with the other Final Fantasy titles on the original PlayStation we’re my first real introduction to the genre. The recent word is that the title is three years out. Square also recently moved development in-house, while that isn’t great news timetable-wise. Hopefully, it’s good news for the quality of the game. Three years out or not, I’d love to get another little taste at E3 2017.

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