E3 2018: 8 Ups & 5 Downs From Sony's Conference

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Sony showed off a bunch of spectacular games during their E3 conference this week, but none more handsome than Ghost of Tsushima.

During the 20 or so minutes I got to play Marvel's Spider-Man, I couldn't help but crack a big, dumb grin the entire time. That's just one bad guy away from a Sinister Six!

Ghost of Tsushima has been at the top of my list since it was announced in 2017. Samurai warriors are the legendary defenders of Japan - until the fearsome Mongol Empire invades the island of Tsushima, wreaking havoc and conquering the local population. Control will be coming sometime in 2019. They all showed off brand new, original, and more powerful versions of their suits. Ada Wong and Sherry Birkin also make an appearance, as do many bloody-faced zombies and the colossal Tyrant (who's now wearing a hat, for some reason). There will also be an all-in-one package of ports for PS4, which will bundle Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 remix, Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, and Kingdom Hearts 3.

At a glance, Spider-Man it may feel like developer Insomniac Games is going for Batman-style combat, focused on attacks and quick counters.

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After months of speculation, we now know what Death Stranding's gameplay actually looks like - though it's still left us with plenty of questions.

We'll bring you more details as they emerge. Spidey has to deal with a breakout at The Raft, the Marvel Universe's prison for supervillains, and faces up to plenty of familiar foes, including The Scorpion, The Vulture, Rhino, Electro and relative newcomer Mr Negative.

Although the wait is nearly over, we now have a new trailer that is sure to blow everyone's minds. Things heat up for Spider-Man as numerous Super Villains he has put away over his eight years as Spidey have escaped simultaneously. Our guess is on Doctor Octopus or the Green Goblin. Last year's gameplay trailer was one of the highlights of the show.

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