E3 Conference has come to a wrap now and boy has it left us thirsty for all the amazing game releases that are looming on us now in the second half of 2017 and 2018. With all the releases coming our way we’re kind of getting a bit overwhelmed, so to make things a little clearer here’s our wrap-up of what’s making us thirsty from E3 2017.
Nintendo has announced that it’s currently developing a fully fledged Pokemon game for the Nintendo Switch, none of that Pokken Tournament crap which felt like a big let down upon its announcement.
It also revealed more about the two upcoming Zelda DLC packs: The Master Trials and The Champions Ballad. The former will feature new items, challenges and a master mode; little is known about the latter, other than it’s an additional story line for the game.
We now know Super Mario Odyssey will be released on October 27, 2017, but the short 30-minute presentation will do little to cool fears the Nintendo Switch lacks support from third-party developers and publishers.
Microsoft confirmed the launch of their updated Xbox One X 4K console which was previously talked about in hushed tones referred only as Project Scorpio. Slated for a release on November 7th worldwide the console has been confirmed to be coming with 22 new and exclusive games that will see the light of day through 2017 and 2018.
The console will be the fastest, smallest and most powerful console Microsoft have ever release and will also feature backwards compatibility with original Xbox games.
The Sony announcement at E3 was a bit of a letdown. As someone who has been a Playstation diehard fan since my early years, it was kind of a sad moment to see the biggest release Sony had was just and update to their current Virtual Reality headset.
That being said there are a lot of amazing games coming to the console (though not many exclusives). Maybe Sony are just saving all the big news for the next conference.
BEST TRAILERS OF E3 2017
From the developer of cutesy VR platform Lucky’s Tale, Star Child is set in a far darker alien world of giant robots and dimly-lit corridors. Unfortunately, the trailer reveals nothing of how the game plays other than suggesting it will be a platformer. Details on how VR will be used are also non-existent.
Created by Insomniac Games, Spider-Man, for PS4, will be released in 2018 and the gameplay demo from E3 shows the superhero taking down Wilson Fisk’s henchmen while on top of a tower-block. It’s seriously froth worthy and looks like it’s going to be probably the greatest (and by far best looking) Spidey game we’ve ever seen.
GOD OF WAR
Santa Monica Studios’ new God of War offering sees Kratos, living as a man outside the shadow of the gods, adapt to unfamiliar lands and get a second chance at being a father. “Together with his son Atreus, the pair will venture into the brutal Norse wilds and fight to fulfil a deeply personal quest,” the studio says.
This is hands down my favourite reveal of the entire E3 conference. Any new game from BioWare (the studio behind Mass Effect) is bound to grab attention. Anthem appears to be a mixture of Destiny, Titanfall and traditional BioWare action-RPG rolled into one. I am ready and need it to be 2018 already.
STAR WARS: BATTLEFRONT 2
The biggest, baddest and by the looks of it most immersive game to come from the Star Wars franchise, Battlefront 2’s gameplay trailer makes the game look like one that is going to seriously take over your life. Prepare to lose several days to the void whilst playing this game.
Destiny 2 got a new trailer that reveals a bit more of the storyline behind the game monsters latest instalment. Check it out.