Sony at E3 2017: the 6 most important PlayStation announcements

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As part of their E3 presentation event tonight, Sony has released a video showing over eight minutes of footage from Spider-Man PS4, the upcoming video game that brings everyone's favorite wall crawler exclusively, as the name implies, to Sony Playstation 4.

The game looks impressive, though the action-packed (and QTE-packed) back half of the demo nearly felt more like watching an an Spider-Man animated short. So don't bail out early! It looks like some of his enemies in the game are capable of shooting power blasts from their hands. The ONLY thing that detracts from that gameplay is it is not available until the year of our Lord Beyoncé 2018.

We already know that Nintendo's pre-recorded "Nintendo Spotlight" will be all about games and while you can bet there will be info on announced games like Mario Odyssey and Splatoon 2, we're hoping for more than that.

The likes of Sony, Microsoft, Electronic Arts, Bethesda and Ubisoft usually host press events on the Sunday and Monday ahead of E3, with this year looking no different. We are committed to further expanding our overall PS4 ecosystem, by broadening the PlayStation VR content portfolio, as well as enriching our network services along with our ground-breaking software lineup. It is coming out some time in 2018 for the PlayStation 4.

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You can watch via YouTube, Twitch and a live stream we'll have for you embedded above closer to the time. We're nearly done with the big E3 press conferences, but we'll be back all week with all sorts of additional E3 coverage.

In a lot of ways, what Sony showed off was very reminiscent of the Batman: Arkham series of games. Spider-Man heads into the open world of NY after a brief chat with Kingpin, and soon finds himself battling a super-powered bad dude in another building. Many Spider-Man games have players exploring an open-world version of New York City, a tradition Insomniac's take on the web-crawler will continue.

Literally everything we saw looked great.

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