Monday, 13 June 2011

NEWS: E3 In A Nutshell

Here's the best of E3 in no certain order in quite short little bits:

Tekken Vs Street Fighter WILL happen and looks pretty good

Batman Arkham City WILL have Catwoman - and she looks good. Also Robin looks like an available character. Weird.

Mass Effect 3 looks EPIC! Coming 2012. It'll also feature use of Kinect!

Talking of Kinect, Star Wars Kinect looks pretty fucking cool.

Assassin's Creed Revelations is about Ezio (again) and will be available November 15th and is just another stepping stone to Assassin's Creed 3. It seems people love Ezio too much, the smarmy bugger. Also coming to Wii U. What is Wii U again?

Basically it's a massive handheld controller with a touchscreen, it's HD and is supposed to be more powerful than a PS3 and 360. I'm dubious. There's been too much emphasis on the controller apparently and people just don't know what it is, or what it's supposed to do. As such, shares have fallen and the head of Nintendo even admitted he got it wrong. No-one really knows what it is, or whether they should actually care. It even cheekily used 360 and PS3 footage for it's launch. Naughty U.

Mario Kart 3DS might save Nintendo's poor sales of the unit

Aliens: Colonial Marines has now finally been set a date in 2012. It's been talked about for a while but I doubt it will impress much.

Resident Evil is getting TWO games for 3DS. Single player 'story' type game Revelations and arcade type game The Mercenaries. Revelations has Jill in it. Poor girl.

Also Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City has a trailer that makes it look absolutely awesome. Can't wait!

New Tomb Raider game looks pretty bloody amazing! But reminds me of Uncharted, demo was very impressive....

Playstation Vita will be region free. Don't know what it is? Only Sony's new portable gaming machine. If you're not up to date, it comes with dual quad-core processors, an OLED touchscreen, front and rear facing cams, 3G optional, rear touchscreen panel, accelerometer, gyroscope, compass and looks pretty neat. Apparently it's quite big though, but has dual thumbsticks and the screens a whopping 5 inches. Pretty good. As well as Uncharted, there will be a new Bioshock as well created just for Vita.

Duke Nukem Forever looks shit. Surprise.

New Star Trek co-op game where you play Kirk and Spock. Think Kane and Lynch in space perhaps?

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (pft) to be released. I never got into Oblivion really, but I'm sure a lot of people will be excited about this.

Alan Wake: Night Springs has still not got off the ground, let alone hit E3

I'm not a big fan of Need For Speed but their latest title The Run looks like it might pull something out of the bag. A coast to coast getaway - I like it!

New Silent Hill game! Downpour! It's supposed to be a stand alone game, and as they always say, more about the original. However, graphics look dodgy to say the least. Is this really going to be on PS3? When can I get the original one anyway?

Well if you can't get the original, you can still get Shattered Memories (with multiplayer? weird), Silent Hill 2 (my favourite) and Silent Hill 3 on the Silent Hill collection that will be all in HD and all that.

So I like Dance Central? So what? Dance Central 2 is coming out and I'm a bit excited. OK? Get over it.

New Xbox dashboard is ALL about Kinect.

Jurassic Park game? Seriously? Isn't that just Dino Crisis?

Dead Rising 2: Off The Record looks like the same old stuff. I don't want a Dead Rising 3 - please make something else Capcom.

An HD Zelda thing or something as well. Never played it though. Is it big news?

I really liked Prototype so I'm a bit excited about Prototype 2 which looks pretty darn amazing. Did anyone else play the original?

Final Fantasy XIII-2 looks really, really boring.

Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater to get the 3D treatment on 3DS. Whoop! MGS 2 and 3 and Peace Walker is going to be part of the collection. Also Zone of the Enders (ZOE) will be coming out as a collection, for those who haven't played it - I bloody loved it and well worth to see what it's like in HD. When are we going to see the new MGS though? With Raiden?!! Huh??!!! Original MGS is set to be remade separately and will get a complete reworking. Can't wait!

The Darkness 2 is the sequel to the under-appreciated The Darkness, and it's been a long time coming. I thoroughly enjoyed gangster turned monster Jackie, in a revenge thriller that verged on dark horror. This time round he is the Don of the family and apparently this time The Darkness attached to him can do a whole lot more than just rip people apart.

Gears of War 3? Yes please. Looks fan-bloody-tastic.

Bioshock: Infinite (NOT a sequel) is going to blow people away.

MGS: Peace Walker, which I've played for about ten minutes on the PSP, is coming to PS3 - with some other surprises. Have I said this already? Probably.

Uncharted 3 will make me weep it will be so excruciatingly good. However, Uncharted: Golden Abyss on PSVita looks absolutely incredible.

So that's it in a nutshell. The bare bones really. To be honest, Wii U was the only surprise really. We already knew about Vita. We knew what games were going to be coming out (yes Modern Warfare 3 as well) but nothing really shook E3 this year. I'd say Tomb Raider was the sleeper hit. Anyone else agree?

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