E3 2017: Five key games revealed during Sony's keynote

Uncharted gets a standalone title and the first DLC expansion for Horizon Zero Dawn is unveiled

Sony E3 2017
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Sony held its annual keynote at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) last night, announcing a host of new games to please fans.

It kicked-off with a glimpse at a new Uncharted spin-off title, followed by the reveal of the first expansion for the critically acclaimed Horizon Zero Dawn.

In addition, Sony also announced an all-new game from Heavy Rain developer, Quantic Dream, as well as a remake of an iconic PlayStation title.

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Here are five of the key games announcements from Sony's E3 conference.

Days Gone

Sony revealed an extended gameplay trailer for the upcoming zombie survival game Days Gone early in their E3 conference.

Players traverse the game world battling "hordes of 30 to 40 zombies that mob you in dynamic ways and at anxiety-inducing speeds" while also discovering "intense human encounters", says The Verge.

Like many of Sony's E3 games, no release date was given for Days Gone, but it could appear at the firm's PlayStation Experience later this year.

Detroit: Become Human

Quantic Dream, the French development studio behind Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls, announced an all-new game at E3 that's will launch exclusively on the PS4.

Detroit: Become Human sees players controlling "a robot character who questions their reality and leads a rebellion", says GameSpot.

As with Days Gone, more details about the game could emerge at Sony's PlayStation Experience.

Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds

After stunning critics when it debuted exclusively on the PS4 in February, Horizon Zero Dawn will release its first downloadable content (DLC) expansion later this year, Sony said.

It will be set in a snowy environment and see the return of the main game's protagonist Aloy, says EuroGamer.

A teaser trailer focuses around a crumbling mountain, which could be "be the great Metal Devil that's so ominously referred to throughout the main game", says the site.

Shadow of the Colossus

Sony is remaking the critically acclaimed PlayStation 2 game Shadow of the Colossus for its current console.

IGN gave the original a score of 9.7 out of ten, praising its "beautifully orchestrated story" and "absolutely phenomenal" art style.

Little is known about the remake, but Engadget says players can expect the new game "to be much better" than the HD remake from 2011 as it will utilise the PS4's more powerful hardware.

Shadow of the Colossus is set to reach PS4 players in 2018.

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, a spin-off from the Naughty Dog-developed adventure series, will star Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross from the franchise instead of the main game's hero Nathan Drake.

The game "takes place some time after the events of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End", says Polygon, and there will be absolutely no sign of Drake at all.

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy launches exclusively on the PS4 on 22 August for $39.99 (£31.50), but those who purchased the add-on bundles for Uncharted 4 can pick it up for free, says the site.

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