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Sony at E3 2012: New games, plus J.K. Rowling (pictures)

No, the Harry Potter author didn't show up in person, but Sony execs did demo "Book of Spells," a Rowling "augmented" book/game for kids, along with a few other games -- some hot, some... not.

CNET News staff
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Sony at E3 2012: New games, plus J.K. Rowling

The upcoming PS3 title Beyond: Two Souls features Ellen Page as the voice of a woman with a secret.
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Battle Royale

PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale looked about as uninspired as its title.
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Caribbean mayhem

Assassin's Creed III does feature some awesome-looking naval warfare.
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Broadsided

More naval combat from Assassin's Creed III.
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Spelling bee

A partnership with Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has produced Book of Spells, an "augmented" game for kids that uses the PS Move motion-control system. Yes, it supposedly teaches you how to cast spells from the books/movies; you get to watch yourself do so, with added special effects, on the screen.
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Magic on the Move

More Book of Spells.
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OK J.K.

And this is the closest we got to actually seeing J.K. Rowling.
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God of gore

In God of War: Ascension, Kratos is still doing his hacking-slashing thing. Which is what everyone expected, so no surprises there.
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Kratos the hacker

More God of War.
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Mythical beast

And yet more God of War. It was a long demo. Bloody, too.
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But not least

The postapocalyptic game The Last of Us.
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Breathless

The Last of Us features lots of quiet moments, deep discussion, and serious political intr... oh, who are we kidding? This is as close as you'll be getting to big hugs.
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Tug o' war

This is what The Last of Us considers a "power-sharing arrangement."

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