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It's no surprise that this year's E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) in Los Angeles has already become one of the biggest events of its 21-year-run! From revealing more Star Wars game content than ever before to even announcing the new Xbox One S and 4K-resolution gaming, this seems like it'll be one that will go down in history.

I'm no gaming professional, but I do enjoy immersing myself into virtual worlds every now and then. Whether it be a first-person shooter where I'm fighting off waves of enemies, a third-person, open-world adventure game where I'm searching for the lost city of Shambahla (Brownie points, if you get that reference), or a wacky, animated game where I'm crushing boxes for points, I always seem to find myself engrossed in the experience!

Thankfully, as a proud PlayStation console owner, Sony Interactive Entertainment supplies all of the above — plus so much more — and the company made that loud and clear at its E3 panel this year.

Here are my top six most outstanding revelations from Sony's E3 Panel:

1. 'God of War' (Santa Monica Studios)

via PlayStation
via PlayStation

All hail the mighty Kratos! After three years since the release of God Of War: Ascension, we are finally reunited with the newly bearded Spartan warrior. The beard isn't the only thing that's new — it turns out that Kratos has a family now!

Not much was disclosed during the Sony panel, but the reveal of our Spartan's return came via a live demo, accompanied by a full orchestra playing the god-like score throughout the gameplay.

Spoiler alert: It's freakin' awesome.

Release date: TBA

2. 'Days Gone' (Bend Studio)

Being a relatively unknown studio certainly does not mean you cannot deliver (what seems like) an amazing game. Bend Studio is here to prove that.

Known mostly for its Uncharted spin-off games for the PS Vita and the Syphon Filter series, Bend Studio debuted a new post-apocalyptic game following the story of bounty hunter Deacon St. John.

From the gameplay (below) and announcement trailer, it resembled so much of what Naughty Dog Studios did with The Last of Us. The amazing imagery, the tone of the story, the broken main character searching for hope in a gone-to-hell world, and the uplifting musical score all managed to pull me in.

As you can tell, it was an instant hook for me. Check out the trailer below:

Release date: TBA

3. 'Resident Evil 7' (Capcom)

The original zombie-horror game is back! And it's certainly looking better than ever.

Although it was very slightly teased during Sony's panel, we can tell that Capcom and Sony are going in a whole new direction with the series by making Resident Evil 7 the first game in the series in which the player will be in first-person mode!

The days of walking down to the end of the hall to finally change the view of the screen are over!

Along with presenting the announce trailer, Capcom has also released a short demo on the PlayStation Store! Free for all PS Plus members, you can check it out now!

Release date: TBA

4. PlayStation VR (Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Image via PlayStation.
Image via PlayStation.

The future of gaming is upon us, ladies and 'gents — and it starts here with PlayStation VR.

The highly anticipated addition to the PlayStation family has been announced to finally make its way to the United States on October 13, 2016.
Along with the announcement of its arrival, Sony Interactive Entertainment chairman Shawn Layden also revealed that up to 50 games will be released exclusively for PlayStation VR from the time of its release until the end of the year.

Now, what could be some of the titles that come along with that VR experience? Here's a hint: X-Wings and Batarangs.

Pilot an X-Wing through the stars against the imperial fleet in a brand new VR experience!

Play through the eyes of the world's greatest detective against a brand new mystery in this PlayStation VR exclusive!

Release Date: October 13th, 2016

5. 'Death Stranding' (Kojima Productions)

Image via Hideo Kojima.
Image via Hideo Kojima.
"Hello, everyone. I'm back!" — Hideo Kojima

Hell yes he is! The famous creator of the brilliant Metal Gear Solid franchise has returned after announcing his separation from Konami Studios and launching his brand-new video game studio, Kojima Productions.

And, of course, Mr. Kojima wasn't just going to show up to E3 empty handed. He brought along a magnificent trailer for his brand-new game, which will star none other than The Walking Dead's Norman Reedus (a.k.a., Daryl Dixon)!

All aboard the hype train!

Release date: TBA

6. 'Spider-Man (Insomniac Games/Marvel Games)

via Marvel Entertainment
via Marvel Entertainment

Our friendly neighborhood web crawler is coming back to the video-game world!

As Sony's E3 panel was coming to an end, it had one more ace up its sleeve. In association with Marvel, Insomniac Games debuted a trailer for its brand new take on the web slinger — a title exclusively for the PlayStation 4!

With glimpses of Spider-Man swinging through the busy streets (and coffee shops) of New York City, beating down on bad guys, and doing acrobatic jumps off skyscrapers, this seems to be the Spidey game we've all been waiting for!

Release date: TBA

Were there other announcements that you found a tad more interesting than the ones mentioned here? Let us know in the comments below!


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