It's time to talk about the 25 Things We Are Excited to See at E3 2013. We are now a little over a month away from the biggest gaming expo our industry has to offer, and our game demo list is piling up. With new consoles, new IPs, new companies handling old IPs, and sequel after sequel after sequel being announced, we certainly have a lot to check out before the convention doors close. These are our top 25 Things We Are Excited to See at E3 2013.
BAHAHAHHAHA! Oh, we almost said that one with a straight face. The Last Guardian was first shown at E3 2009. It’s now four years later and the game still hasn’t come out. Heck, it hasn’t even shown up at E3 for the past couple of years. So where the heck is it? Well, according to Sony and Team Ico the game is still being developed and they are waiting for the right time to re-introduce the game to the public. Is the PlayStation 4’s debut the right time? We can only hope.
Deep Down was one of the games shown off at the PS4 event. It was a brand new Dragon’s Dogma style game that looked almost cinematic. In fact, the game looked so good that many analysts are calling smoke and mirrors on this one. So hopefully Capcom will let us get some hands on time with the title to prove that it wasn’t just one big cutscene.
Killzone Shadow Fall was another one of the big titles showcased at the PS4 event, and it was beautiful. Tons of information about the title has already been given and we have already seen lots of in-depth gameplay videos showing off the futuristic weapons, air battles, cyberpunk two faction cities and environments, and more. Frankly, knowing more about the game is just icing on the cake at this point. We just want to play it.
For a game that is supposedly going to come out this August, we have heard surprisingly little about Saints Row 4. Granted, the game had to be put on the backburner as its publisher, THQ, went out of business. However, Deep Silver has come on board as its new publisher, so the series survives. Simply put, we want to see if THQ’s closing has affected this game in any way, or if it’s the same old goofy Saints Row fun we know and love. With Volition still behind the game, we've got faith it will.
We admit it. We are Pokemon addicts. We want to know everything about Pokemon X and Y. What new pokemon species are going to be shown? Will there be new battle types? New items? How will pokemon fight in 3D? Come on we have to know!
Who would have thought that one of the greatest Zelda games of all time was going to get a sequel? We don’t know much about this upcoming 3DS game other than the fact that it will be a classic top down Zelda game and that the Light and Dark worlds will be making a return. Please Nintendo, tell us more.
There aren’t a whole lot of fighting games to be seen at E3 this year. However, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle is one title we don’t want to miss. Produced by Namco Bandai, this game brings together characters from all different arcs of the Jojo’s manga. Its release celebrates the upcoming completion of Arc 8, and the release of the new Jojo’s anime. Now, we just have to hope that it will make its way here to America.
Bayonetta 2 was one of the big selling points for the Wii U. Bayonetta was one of the big hit action titles of last generation, and Nintendo decided to scoop it up and save it from cancelation. Now, can it save the Wii U from “cancelation?” It may be the killer app that sells the hardcore crowd on this overlooked Nintendo console.
The Last of Us is coming out shortly after E3. Therefore, whatever build Sony will show off at E3 will be as close to complete as we will ever see until we finally get to pick it up off of store shelves. Heck, it might even be the final version. The Last of Us is one of the most anticipated releases this year, and we would love to see one final sneak peak at what the game has in store for us before everyone gets their hands on it.
Last year, Quantic Dream gave us a short walkthrough of their new cinematic game Beyond: Two Souls. Unfortunately, we haven’t heard much about the game since then. While we did get to see the game in action earlier this year, it was only via a guided demo. We would love to get our hands on this new title and see if it lives up to its predecessor, Heavy Rain.