E3 2013: Games building excitement
This year’s E3 event held in Los Angeles Convention Center from the June 11-13 will be the ideal place to reveal, announce and highlight some of the best upcoming games, and we thought it would be a good idea to take a look through some of the most anticipated titles as well as some that could be revealed. Regardless of what platform, there are many titles that gamers are looking forward to, so we also expect to see some in line for the next-generation consoles.
Mentioned as a swan song for the PS3, The Last of Us is one of the most eagerly awaited titles this year, and Gaming Bolt lists this among twenty games we are hoping to see more of at this year’s event. Of course, the list cannot continue without mentioning the fan favourite franchise by Rockstar Games, which is Grand Theft Auto 5. Therefore, we would love to see some gameplay action this June.
Beyond: Two Souls will give gamers reason to believe the PS3 still has plenty of life left in it, as this story driven epic may have some trailers on view at E3. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD will be a Nintendo HD remaster of an older title with expectation of new gamepad controls.
Super Smash Bros. Wii U title looks to be a continuation of Nintendo’s trend to feature a Smash Bros in another outing that could give Wii U owners more cause to justify their purchase, while Bayonetta 2 could also be another reason.
Zelda on the Wii U looks set to be another of the Zelda titles to capitalise on the Wii U hardware, while Pokémon X and Y will bring more of the Pokémon fun we have come to expect with a 3DS edition. Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes will be the first running example of Konami’s new Fox Engine and according to reports this is said to look like a next-gen title.
Saints Row 4 could be the last in the franchise and this title’s advantage of releasing earlier than Grand Theft Auto could give it the head-start needed to compete. Killzone Shadow Fall shows how good titles on the PS4 can look, and we expect this to set the bar and kick start the next generation of gaming.
Driving games are looking streets ahead nowadays and Drive Club is said to make good use of the PS4’s graphical power, while The Last Guardian could be revealed at this year’s E3. Fable 4 could be the Xbox 720 exclusive required to help the upcoming console and we expect this to be unveiled sometime soon.
Some cynicism surrounds another AC title, although this popular franchise intends to pick up more speed with the upcoming release of Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag. Dragon Age 3 has also had some scepticism as far as sequels are concerned, and the last title wasn’t as well-received as expected, so this third edition could be a nice surprise.
Gran Turismo 6 is another title that would be missed on Sony’s new hardware, so many fans are hoping this gets developed and shown soon. Halo 5 is one game that could be a console seller for Microsoft’s Xbox 720, therefore we hope this title is announced in the near future, as the E3 venue could be the ideal place to unveil this highly anticipated game.
Deep Down is the last one mentioned and this is Capcom’s new PS4 exclusive, so we hope to hear more about this at the event, although some gamers quiz the lack of other titles being highlighted in the list, with nothing said about such titles as Watch Dogs, Forza 4, Destiny and Star Wars 1313 naming just a few that spring to mind.
What other titles are you looking forward to being shown at this year’s E3? Are GTA 5 and The Last of Us at the top of your list of most anticipated games?