Last week, I had the good fortune to attend E3 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. It was a great experience to see all of my favorite developers and companies all in one place, showing off their products and their visions for the future. I thought I would share my thoughts on what I found to be the most compelling exhibits at E3 and why.
Aliens: Colonial Marines
The Alien franchise has had some pretty awesome games, especially the Aliens vs. Predator series released for the PC in 1999. I remember playing those games as a kid and being fully immersed in the universe. Another Aliens vs. Predator was released in 2010 and was pretty lackluster, so when I saw the trailer for Aliens: Colonial Marines, I got extremely excited at what looked like a return to form for video game outings of the Alien franchise.
The game looks like SEGA has really fixed the issues that plagued their last outing using the Alien canon, from the major to the minor. The atmosphere looks incredible, realistic, and faithful to the property. Definitely excited to get this game as soon as it hits. The only problem is I have to wait until next February 12, 2013 to shoot xenomorphs and yell Bill Paxton quotes at my television set.
Resident Evil 6
After the extremely hyped but poor performance of Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, I was uncertain of the next time I’d get my fix of the series. Resident Evil 4 and 5 were both fantastic games, pushing the genre past the old days of sluggish controls and slower gameplay – though the tension of the difficult control scheme did somewhat add to the frightening atmosphere.
In any case, if you’ve watched the trailer above, then you already know what I’m about to tell you right now: this looks incredible. It has all of the makings of an awesome Resident Evil outing including the original zombies, familiar faces, and even more cool settings and additions to the series (snowmobiles, anyone?). I’m really looking forward to this one, and luckily we only have around four months to wait with a release date set for October 2nd, 2012.
If you thought BioShock was the only franchise nailing the steampunk vibe, E3′s Dishonored trailer is about to take you for a spin. Bethesda’s Dishonored comes to the States October 9th, 2012. The environment looks killer and the gameplay reminds me of the Thief series, which is definitely a good thing. It looks like all of the right influences for this game are there so I can’t wait until October to give this one a ride. Full expectations for Bethesda to knock it out of the park.
The Elder Scrolls Online
First Skyrim and now this? Don’t do this to me Bethesda. I’m too young for my social life to die. No firm release date yet, but I expect that I’m going to have to buy a new computer sometime in 2013.
As you’re probably aware, there were a lot of games that showed their faces at E3 this year. Some honorable mentions for me are actually some of the bigger dogs – Black Ops 2, Halo 4. It was also good to see that Castlevania is still making appearances, and it’ll be interesting to see how famous Belmont characters get woven into the rebooted series.
All in all, it was an awesome time and it looks like we have another year of great gaming to look forward to. If you want to see more pictures of E3, check out our Pinterest page.Content Development General Topics Interactive Technology