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Did Sony Blow Their PS3 Suprises Before E3?

Over the past month or so, Sony has launched a full blown media blitz with tons of preview footage, interviews, and gameplay details on pretty much all of its big, upcoming (announced) PS3 games such as Uncharted 2, Heavy Rain, PixelJunk Shooter, MAG, Fat Princess, DC Universe, and White Knight Chronicles. We’ve also heard tons of details on DLC and patches for all their recent big releases, tons of updates and details on PlayStation Home, they shipped one of their bigger PSP games earlier this month with Patapon 2, and they’ve shipped Infamous, one of their big internally developed PS3 titles ahead of schedule, all before E3.

So, is there anything left or did Sony pretty much shows us all the goods before the show started? It’s safe to expect a few things:

  • Details on God of War 3 and the new Ratchet & Clank game which haven’t been extensively previewed lately. Also, maybe something substantial is finally coming from the Gran Turismo series?
  • New game reveals. There should definitely be a few of these
  • New PSP hardware? Almost everyone seems highly confident in these rumors. And new hardware would be accompanied by new software.
  • PS3 slimline? This has been heavily rumored but there’s a good chance this won’t happen until later this year.

Usually, companies hoard all their big news and surprises in the months leading up to E3 for one colossal news and surprise overload. This seems to be what Microsoft and Nintendo are doing: both of them have been really quiet all year and are making rather large claims about an epic E3 showing. However, Sony seems to be breaking from this strategy.