Sony's live-action PlayStation 3 video teases mysterious Oct 5 reveal

Remember the days when Sony's PlayStation branding was all David Lynch adverts, duck-headed people, Bjork-looking CG waifs, and dudes with thumbs where their junk should be? Good times. Good, utterly nonsensical times. With the company's PR safely in the quasi-fictional hands of Kevin Butler, some of you may be missing those bizarre campaigns – but never fear, for here's Butler himself, tweeting a link to a video that's definitely about PlayStation in some way... even if that's the only conclusive statement you can make about the thing.

Before you start scouring every frame of this clip for clues as to what the mysterious October 5th reveal might be, take advantage of the internet gaming collective via YouTube comments, which have identified plenty of the clip’s game references. There’s the Twisted Metal Sweet Tooth van parked outside the inn, and wall-mounted Ratchet & Clank, Killzone, and Final Fantasy XIII weapons (right next to a Parappa the Rapper calendar behind the hostess). Also sighted are PSN logos, and an auspicious LittleBigPlanet orb in the tray. Best guesses as to what will be revealed range from the practical (cross-game chat) to the fanciful (Smash Brothers Sony-style). Check out some of our favorite screen grabs from the click on the second page (we didn't want to spoil anything for you).

Sep 26, 2011


  • taokaka - September 27, 2011 12:33 a.m.

    This has made me jizz my pants several times all of which at the same time. October 5th can't come sooner
  • inkyspot - September 26, 2011 7:22 p.m.

    Love the chick.
  • hatmantc - September 26, 2011 6:38 p.m.

    it's going to be the Vita launch date announced
  • johnooo - September 26, 2011 5:40 p.m.

    Look at where the date shows at the end of the video. Someone appears to the left of the 5. I have tried to pause it when he shows. But I can't get it right lol. But it looks a little like Solid snake from MGS.
  • johnooo - September 26, 2011 5:45 p.m.

    I mean the right of the 5 and directly on the 11.
  • chrisat928 - September 26, 2011 5:49 p.m.

  • chrisat928 - September 26, 2011 5:38 p.m.

    Don't get your hopes up. It has to do with the re-imagining of Home. October 5th is a Wednesday. Wednesdays are also the day Home updates and adds new stuff.
  • Sjoeki - September 26, 2011 5:24 p.m.

    Also you can see the mark II (from metal gear solid 4) riding away to the right at 26 seconds into the vid.
  • JKami - September 26, 2011 5:21 p.m.

  • ncurry2 - September 26, 2011 5:06 p.m.

    Look closely as the picture fades. In the background, there is clearly a silhouette of a man. I have no idea who that could be. To me, it looks like Obi Wan Kanoobi.
  • bigwill1221 - September 26, 2011 4:53 p.m.

    Cross over chat
  • Nin10DOH - September 26, 2011 4:51 p.m.

    Some sort of Sony style Smash Bros fighter?
  • LookslikeOwen - September 26, 2011 4:50 p.m.

    I am thinking that it might be an announcement towards the relaunch of Home, because they said they were going to relaunch it and make it less bad. That's just my two cents.
  • Pocotron - September 26, 2011 4:47 p.m.

    There's something above the door when they enter the "bar" (I'm not sure what to call it yet). I'm guessing it says Long Live Play. Some robot by the two dogs. And Kratos near the end between the 5 and 11. For some reason I'm guessing it's the campaign for LLP, or some sort of theater 'thing.' Not too much to go on obviously. Or like you said some sort of crossover heaven.
  • firelegendmush - September 26, 2011 4:40 p.m.

    "Smash Brothers Sony-style" Don't get my hopes up. :/ That'd be awesome if done right.
  • ABACADA6494 - September 26, 2011 4:36 p.m.

    what could this be?!

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