| Thursday, October 4, 2012
Last night in Toronto, at the Palais Royale ballroom, Playstation Canada held its annual Holiday Preview event for all things Playstation, giving Torontonian fans the opportunity to get a hands-on look at some of the major titles that will be making their way to PS3 and Vita by, and a little beyond, the holiday season. And even with the tough-to-reach venue, a large number of fans made it out to show their support and excitement over the upcoming titles. As one might have expected for the first-party titles, Playstation All Stars: Battle Royale drew a lot of attention (thankfully, there were two systems for that game), and God of War: Ascension had a constant throng of onlookers. A number of people also appeared quite curious as to what The Unfinished Swan was all about.
Some third-party titles drew quite the crowd as well, particularly Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, which I was lucky enough to sit with for a couple of minutes (swift, slice-happy action), Hitman: Absolution and Assassin’s Creed III, which was offering up time with Naval Warfare multiplayer. Downstairs, in the Vita Lounge, things were more subdued, so I tried my hand at LittleBigPlanet. In short, it’s little-big-highly-creative fun.