Games Convention is where it's at for the freshest SCEE games on the block coming to PlayStation from now into 2009. Walk the show floor with PlayStation.com for some of the highlights.
With an explosion of software doing the business at Games Convention 08, you'd be forgiven for being a little overwhelmed by it all. Never fear – here's a selection of some titles set to scintillate your senses.
PSP immediately got into the line of sight for attendees thanks to a playable version of Resistance: Retribution which takes the battle against the Chimera into a third person action adventure of blistering intensity. Even through the relentless audio-visual ambiance of the event, Retribution drew the crowds into its specially decorated area which captured the tone and feel of the Resistance universe as much as the game itself.
Featuring an enchantingly cartoon visual style, Fat Princess on PlayStation Network offered a new slant to the top-down real time strategy genre. A tongue-in-cheek jaunt, your task in this medieval time of swords and sorcery is to choose an ability class such as an archer or mage, and work together with up to 15 other players online to rescue your fair princess from the opposing team. To help keep captive their imprisoned maiden you can feed the rival princess, forcing the opposition to require more troops for their task.
Fellow PSN title, Flower, was only on display to a lucky few, but those who witnessed the flOw developer's title were privy to some refreshing gameplay. Controlling the wind with motion control to reshape and revive the pastoral surroundings, you guide flower petals across the vivid landscape, collecting newly coloured petals as you drift and soar. Want to escape the trials of the modern world? Flower could be the breath of fresh air you need.
For those wanting something a little more far out, Super Stardust Portable took them to space and beyond, all from the cosy confines of their pockets. Taking the PlayStation 3 original and turning it mobile blaster, Super Stardust Portable retains all the aspects that made it a hit and was a well-liked feature at the Convention.
Leipzig also brought with it some sequel love for the handheld, with the irresistible joy of LocoRoco 2, and Buzz!: Brain Bender providing plenty for players looking to indulge in the continuation of a couple of the PSP system's most treasured series. Both offering brain blasting fun of a decidedly different kind, there was something for everyone to enjoy.