The list of games displayed at this year's E3 exhibition stretched into the triple figures. Numerous offerings from every developer under the sun were showcased, demoed and trialed before adoring fans and skeptics alike. Although we've already looked at three of the big titles of note in our previous article, E3 – The Games, we felt that there were more than a few additional new releases worthy of note. The following is by no means a comprehensive list of every upcoming game to keep your eye on, but we thought we'd quickly run through another few of the best that E3 2012 had to offer.
Gears of War: Judgement
We knew it! Gears of War was too popular an Xbox series to leave after its initial trilogy, and so it wasn't too much of a surprise to hear that Microsoft Game Studios is back with Gears of War: Judement, due for release in 2013. We're not just carrying on from where we left off after the third game though; Judgement will take us back in time to a world before the setting of the first Gears of War. This prequel will provide you with plenty of opportunities to get to know the younger versions of the Gears heroes, and although Microsoft has released some hints as to a plot for the game you can be sure there will still be plenty of Locust to take down.
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
Don't be fooled by the name, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance plays nothing like the old Metal Gear Solid series that we're so familiar with. Platinum Games has breathed new life into Metal Gear, with some fantastic gameplay mechanics that are nothing short of fantastic fun to play with. The E3 2012 demo of Revengeance was one of the highlights of the show; with incredible attention to detail, great graphics and more, this is a slick action game that's definitely one to watch.
Ubisoft had no lack of great titles to tell us about at E3 2012, but it was one of the lesser known, Watch Dogs, that captured the attention of gamers around the globe. With an incredibly interesting premise looking at the huge network of technology that we face every single day, a huge open world and absolutely stunning graphics, this is a relevant and exciting development and a game that looks set to captivate its audience for hours on end. As a player in Watch Dog, you'll have the ability to hack into any electronic system that you can see, using the technology to achieve your own ends. How you play the game will be up to you; want to run in guns blazing? No problem. Prefer to take out the traffic lights to cause a pileup and sneak in from the side? That's fine too! Watch Dogs is a fresh and exciting title that should bring something completely unique to our consoles.
Resident Evil 6
There's no denying that Resident Evil 6 will be Capcom's game of the year. Combining action with the horror that the series is so well known for, this title is due for release later in 2012. We already knew that this one was in development, but the new trailers to come out at E3 2012 have whet our appetites still further for what we have to look forward to. The gameplay for Resident Evil 6 is unlikely to be too dissimilar to its predecessor, however there are some new exciting developments such as the J'avo, an enemy able to communicate, interact, form packs and even heal. It'll make a change from zombies, although those undead enemies will certainly still have their part to play.
Assassin's Creed III
Every fan of the Assassin's Creed series has been waiting on tenterhooks for more information about the next game to grace our consoles. The games were always dubbed as a trilogy, and though we've had plenty of spinoffs with Ezio we always knew there'd be a new character and a new environment to explore in the not-too-distant future. Although the first trailers for the game were released before E3, confirming the setting as the American Revolution, we still had the first chance to see actual gameplay footage and a new trailer giving us further insight into the sort of weaponry and open world we can expect to find ourselves exploring later in 2012.
Article by - Rebecca Waterman
Insert Date: 06/29/2012