The PS3 is the star of Sony's booth at E3, but the PSP was here in force as well. Sony was keen to highlight three of its premiere first-party (that is, published by Sony) titles for the forthcoming year: LocoRoco, Killzone: Liberation, and Ratchet and Clank: Size Matters. LocoRoco is a unique 2D scroller in which you control an amorphous blob by tilting the world left or right and letting gravity do the rest--sort of a cross between Kirby: Canvas Curse and Katamari Damacy. Killzone: Liberation is a follow-up of sorts to a so-so 2004 PS2 shooter, but it's traded in the first-person perspective of the original for a third-person view while still emphasizing plenty of futuristic military action. In addition to plenty of playable vehicles and the requisite arsenal of weapons, Killzone: Liberation will offer co-op play and up to six-person multiplayer (ad-hoc only for now, but online multiplayer is said to be on the table). And any PlayStation fan will welcome Ratchet and Clank: Size Matters, the duo's first appearance of the PSP. The latest R&C offers plenty of new weapons and the ability to play as both of the game's eponymous characters.
Look for LocoRoco late in the third quarter, followed soon thereafter by KillZone: Liberation. Ratchet and Clank: Size Matters is expected early in 2007.