It’s the weekend before E3, the most exciting time of the year for gamers and also the most feared time for my wallet. I’m not alone, as many of you will no doubt be feeling the pinch this fall. Thankfully, no where near as much as originally planned. It seems though that 2015 is going to be more stacked than Courtney Stodden. Halo 5, The Witcher 3, Quantum Break, Batman: Arkham Knight and won’t be making their 2014 debuts and with that some of us can breath a little bit easier. For now.
Monday promises loads of new announcements. Some that have leaked like Halo 2 Anniversary HD and FROM Software’s PROJECT BEAST, but there still are loads more games to come out of left field. Some that may just be for 2014.
So what am I excited to see? Well, a new glimpse of Halo 5 would be nice and it’s expected but it’s what we won’t see coming that really makes E3 worth it. Will we finally see a new IP from Nintendo? Will Sony revive one of their classic franchises like Colony Wars? Will Microsoft actually let Rare create a game that isn’t something connected to the almost universally loathed Kinect?
We’ll all find out this coming Monday. If nothing else most of us here at GND are looking forward to a surprise announcement of Fallout 4, which we desperately need. SERIOUSLY. If Bethesda announces it, I think Chelsea just may die from sheer joy. Carlos is looking forward to a new Zelda for the Wii U, which may be the thing to get me to finally purchase one. As for me, if there’s one game that we actually know of that I’m most excited to see more of is Bungie’s Destiny.
The promise of Bungie’s deep AI, stellar weapon design and art combined with the loot whoring goodness of Borderlands sounds like something special. Of course, I can’t end this E3 blog without mentioning Naughty Dog and Uncharted 4. Without a doubt this is one of the most highly anticipated gameplay debuts for this E3, and with the phenomenal success of The Last of Us, it will be interesting to see just how much further Naughty Dog can take the Uncharted franchise on next-gen hardware.
So, what are you guys looking forward to the most this E3?