Here's your backstage pass to some of the best games coming to PlayStation 3.
E3 is the home of brilliant, cutting edge entertainment, so it's no surprise that PlayStation 3 served up a hefty slice of stunning High Definition gaming that had showgoers turning up in droves. These titles prove there's never been a better time to own a PS3.
Could you be The Last of Us?
Critically acclaimed and visually spectacular, The Last of Us asks: how far will you go to stay alive when survival is everything? Naughty Dog's survival action title drew some of the biggest crowds at E3, and it's easy to see why. Don't miss one of the best games of this generation when it launches on 14 Junes 2013 – exclusively to PS3.
Step into the theatre of fantasy
Kutaro has a big problem. An evil king has turned our hero into a wooden puppet and swallowed his head, and now only you can save him in this dark fairytale. Puppeteer's colourful, storybook style presentation stood out on the busy E3 show floor.
Introducing you to Ying Yang, the ghostly flying cat who helps Kutaro, Puppeteer's E3 demo made great use of its imaginative, theatrical style. As the game's simulated audience gasped and cheered Kutaro's efforts, the players at E3 did the same as they played.
One life, two souls
Somalia was the setting for the BEYOND: Two Souls E3 demo, giving gamers a great way to experience both the moral complexity of Quantic Dream's new adventure as well as its intense, emotionally charged action. Taking control of the supernaturally powered Jodie Holmes, players joined the troubled heroine in a deadly assassination mission where not everything is what it seems.
The Real Driving Simulator returns
Racing stepped up a gear at E3 2013 with the arrival of Gran Turismo 6, which featured a roaring new game engine to match its shiny new visual exterior. With a flashy Nissan stand outside of the Los Angeles Convention Centre and rows of customised GT machines set up to play in the conference halls, GT6 took petrolheads for a spin, keeping its speedometer constantly high. Everyone wanted to get behind the wheel to test the realism of Gran Turismo 6, which sped away as one of the most exciting racing games at the show.
Save the Lost Kingdom
A fantastical world awaits you – summon all your courage for Invizimals: The Lost Kingdom. Step into a third person adventure as Hiro, a young explorer transported to a land under attack from a deadly robot army. Luckily you have 16 powerful Invizimals to battle this destructive menace. If you were lucky enough to play this at E3, you also had the chance to take away some Invizimals trading cards as well to start your collection...
Fresh from the fight
Free-to-play fighting hits PS3 so it's never been easier to get involved with one of the most popular beat 'em ups ever created. TEKKEN Revolution lets you choose from eight iconic characters to go toe to toe with, such as Marshall Law and Paul Phoenix. Then take on computer-controlled opponents or friends – online or locally – to see who's King of Iron Fist. At E3 2013, few other fighting games could stand up to its finely honed mix of streamlined, accessible moves and deep fighting system.
Your enemies will define you
Gotham City has never looked more intimidating than in Batman: Arkham Origins. With constant queues to try out the Dark Knight's latest game, WB Games Montreal captured the same brooding menace of previous titles in the Arkham series. Set several years before those smash hit games, Arkham Origins sees a young Batman learning to become a legendary hero. But that doesn't mean you don't get some cool new toys to play with – Detective Mode now lets you reconstruct crime scenes to discover new clues, and the Remote Claw gives you the chance to tie enemies together – and to objects – for perfect takedown opportunities.
What's in store for the future
Plenty of PlayStation Network titles on display at E3 had fans queuing up to play. Here are three of our favourites:
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