E3: It’s the most exciting time of the (gaming) year, aside from our own birthdays of course. It’s when the big developers and small-time developers alike present and announce what are sure to be the most-talked-about and trending games for the remainder of 2013 and into 2014.
But all you Single Players out there probably already know, right? So, on to the meat of this article: here’s my list of the games to pay special attention to this E3 (starting tomorrow, actually).
The Last of Us: This is definitely a no-brainer, and I hope all of you Single Players already have it pre-ordered or are planning to buy it. We here at OnlySP have written multiple articles already on this action-adventure-survival-horror set to release June 14. Sony’s Press Conference is sure to feature it somehow.
Infamous: Second Son: Following the greatness, in my opinion, that was Infamous 2 , Sucker Punch’s Infamous: Second Son is sure to also be excellent. Delsin Rowe’s Seattle can undoubtedly stand on his own after the past game duo of Cole McGrath in the original two Infamous’s. Also a Sony exclusive, watch out for it too at Sony’s E3 Presscon.
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag: Aside from being a mouthful, AC4 is my most anticipated title of E3, but Watch Dogs is in a close tie. Edward Kenway (hmmm, perhaps Connor’s father? **wink, wink**), in the above pic, embodies the same dual-wielding epicness that Connor KENWAY represented so greatly in AC3. You can be sure that the Ubisoft E3 Press Conference will feature it (but probably near the end, as it’s flagship game alongside Watch Dogs).
Watch Dogs: After AC4, Watch Dogs is definitely also something to pay special attention to this E3. It’s incredible that the fictional world of Watch Dogs can seem to be so close to resembling the real-world digital espionage that is rampant worldwide today. Aiden Pearce is, like everyone in the world regardless of what anyone says, someone in the grey zone, someone whose actions fail to be classified as black or white, but instead chooses actions that cater to the situation and to his own interests. In this game, as many developers today attempt to emulate, your actions truly do affect the game. This one is definitely one to especially pay attention to at the Ubisoft E3 Presscon.
Beyond: Two Souls: Last but not least is Quantic Dream’s upcoming psychological-supernatural action-thriller Beyond: Two Souls. I certainly hope all of the hype and production poured into this game, as did Quantic Dream as well in their PS3 mystery noir Heavy Rain, pays off. Due out on October 8 according to the Playstation Blog, the Sony E3 Presscon is probably going to also feature this cinematic thriller.
So there you all have it, my list of my 5-most-anticipated games (at least, that are announced) of E3. All 3 presscons (Sony, Microsoft, Ubisoft) are sure to be equally-exciting and full of distasteful banter/humor, but we endure in anticipation of the games we all love and look forward to (by the way, if you don’t know the times of the 3 presscons, click on over to this post). Trust that we here at OnlySP will bring you the coverage of all the major presscons and other features, although I don’t know if any of our OnlySP staff will be attending. The hours we will no doubt pour into this coverage are all worth it to bring you the latest news and previews.