Sony Online Entertainment announced today its lineup for E3. Gamers in attendance will have the chance to be among the first to get hands-on with the highly-anticipated shooter PlanetSide2. SOE will also have the latest updates while on some of SOE’s most popular franchises, including: DC Universe Online, EverQuest II, Free Realms, StarWars: Clone Wars Adventures and Vanguard: Saga of Heroes.
SOE will be unveiling two new games from its ever-expanding free-to-play portfolio, including the FPS Bullet Run and fantasy MMORPG Wizardry Online. In addition, the EverQuest II team will demonstrate its SOEmote.
Here is a little information on each of SOE’s full E3
line-up of titles:
First hands-on play with PlanetSide 2, the highly-anticipated MMOFPS. PlanetSide 2takes all the groundbreaking features from the original game — massive multiplayer battles, distinct empires to rally around, and enormous continents where intense ground and air combat unfolds — and adds features that modern gamers have come to expect of the FPS and MMO genres.
DC Universe Online
Hands-on demo with The Last Laugh (DLC 4), featuring an all-new weapon, hours of multiplayer gameplay in the Safe Houses and Headquarters, and new Legends PvP characters.
Hands-on demo of the game and an introduction to SOEmote, a new innovative facial recognition and voice technology feature that allows players unprecedented ability for personal expression and role playing in EverQuest II. Featuring revolutionary facial recognition software created by Image Metrics, and integrating Vivox’s voice font technology, SOEmote was designed to truly bring the roleplay back to roleplaying games.
Hands-on demo with the killer new FPS. Developed by ACONY Games and available later this summer for the PC, Bullet Run is a team-based multiplayer game that puts players in the ultimate reality TV game show, where contestants showcase their deadly talents in the name of fame.
Gameplay demo of the all-new Sunstone Valley, the long awaited regional content expansion for Free Realms. Opening later this summer, players will have an entirely new desert landscape to explore, desert monsters to battle and a whole slew of exciting new quests and rewards.
Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures
Gameplay demo of the new Clone Wars Adventures Card Assault Trading Card Game. Clone Wars Adventures is a free-to-play, action-packed, direct to content online world where you can live out the thrills and excitement of the “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” animated TV series.
Vanguard: Saga of Heroes
Hands-on demo with Vanguard: Saga of Heroes, which is the final SOE title to transition to free-to-play. Vanguard is a fantasy massively multiplayer online role-playing game set in the vast world of Telon, an ancient world of magic, intrigue and adventure.
Hands-on demo with the new free-to-play MMO based on the classic Wizardry computer games. Produced by Gamepot, this latest game features countless traps and fiendish monsters that will hinder players’ adventures as they cross the most difficult dungeons ever seen. Wizardry Online retains the characteristic elements of the original Wizardry and merges them with modern MMORPG functions.