It’s June! Which means E3 Time!
Lots of surprises this year, some expected and some not. As usual, I typically end up only watching the livestream of Nintendo’s presentation, but I do keep up with the announcements from the other gaming companies. I’ll have some thoughts at the end.
- Returning Property Games: Final Fantasy VII Remake (this can classify as a new game, I suppose, as it’s going to be completely revamped, but probably the biggest news Sony had to offer), Shenmue 3, Uncharted 4, Destiny: The Taken King, Street Fighter V, Hitman.
- New Games: The Last Guardian, Horizon: Zero Down, No Man’s Sky, Dreams, Nier, Project Setsuna.
- Footage of Kingdom Hearts III was shown, but is still marked as In Development. Same can be said for the FFVII; it could still be years before its playable.
- Microsoft finally did a thing that I’m sure all users will be grateful for: Backwards compatibility of the XBox One for 360.
- Fallout 4 was announced pre-event, but looks like it’s going to be available on PC and have mods as well.
- Early access via Steam.
- Returning Property Games: Gears of War 4, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Halo 5, Rare Replay (massive 30-game collection of old titles), Dark Skulls III,
- New Games to keep an eye out for: Recore, Gigantic, Tacoma, Sea of Thieves.
- Mass Effect Andromeda, Star Wars Battlefront.
- Nintendo is partnering with Skylanders to collaborate the Amiibos into the Wii-U game coming out in September.
- Returning Property Games: Star Fox Zero, Zelda: Triforce Heroes (3DS), Super Mario Maker, Yoshi’s Woolly World, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Hyrule Warriors will have a 3DS version with own DLC selection, Animal Crossing Amiibo Festival (3DS)
I’m disappointed that no new footage of Zelda Wii-U was shown. Odd, since I believe that is supposed to be due out this fall (or was. I lose track, now). Lots of emphasis on the 3DS this year, not surprising as its easier to pump out games for it. I’m going to include the opening scene of Nintendo, because it made me smile and doesn’t bother me in the least they don’t do stage presentations anymore:
Overall I think this year was a decent one. Lots of new games to look forward to from Square Enix specifically that actually makes me kind of want a PS4, but man I’m such a lazy gamer and have only played really old titles on my PS3 and STILL don’t have a Wii-U, which is fortunate if Zelda is getting delayed as it has.