It’s time. E3 is tomorrow. The best developers in the world will be on-stage to show off their games. We know we’ll see Mirror’s Edge, Halo, Battlefield and much more. But what unannounced games would we like to see? Here are some dream announcements from the writers here at OnlySP.
“David Cage takes the stage and announces the next game from Quantic Dream/Sony announces an original inFAMOUS game for PlayStation Vita.”
Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls were two of my absolute favourite games of the last generation. Both were amazing cinematic masterpieces, and while Beyond wasn’t received as well as Heavy Rain, it definitely holds a special place in my heart. The developers at Quantic Dream are artists, an extremely talented group of people. I would love to see what they are doing next, hopefully another cinematic experience for the PlayStation 4. Give me some of that Quantic Dream art on the next generation, and I’ll be immensely satisfied come the end of E3.
PlayStation Vita is an amazing piece of hardware. It’s the most powerful handheld console ever made, but for whatever reason, it never took off sales-wise. One of the common misconceptions with Vita is that it has no games; a fact that is wildly untrue. Vita has hundreds of great games just waiting to be played, but it just so happens that there aren’t many home-console-quality games. If Sony come out and announce an original inFAMOUS game for the Vita, this could be just the boost the struggling handheld needs. While remote play for inFAMOUS: Second Son works great, a totally original inFAMOUS game that I could pick up and play while travelling or while the girlfriend is watching TV appeals to me immensely, and while I already get tremendous value for money out of my Vita, this would make me all the more happier. Sanzaru Games developed the fourth entry in Sucker Punch’s Sly Cooper franchise, and it was really good. If Sony handed development to a studio of that calibre, an inFAMOUS Vita games could be something truly special.
– Kyle Parlane
“Nintendo actually announces something to make me hopeful.”
I’ve been a Nintendo fanboy (which turned into a Nintendo defender) ever since I was a toddler. They’re the reason I got into games in the first place. For my money, there are no better developers in the business than Nintendo, but recently they have been sticking to safe, generic releases and a behind-the-times mindset that makes it hard for fans like me to get behind. I would love it for Nintendo to walk out and say, “Forget everything you’ve known about us from the past ten years, we’re here to rock your world again.” Then they could announce a new franchise or two that will blow our minds like they did when they were in their prime. Not only that, but they could announce the next new Zelda, Mario, Metroid, F-Zero, and anything else that they have so they can justify me buying their stupid Wii U. And then, when everyone is settled from the excitement, they could close by saying, “One last thing: We’re going to stop treating the internet like it’s taboo.” The crowd will go wild.
– Randy Fluharty
“Bethesda Announce Fallout 4/Konami Announce Plans To Remake Metal Gear Solid With Fox Engine”
Fallout 4 has become more and more elusive with each passing day. False rumors, fake websites and leaked documents from insiders; all of these have added fuel to the hype for the next Fallout game, but Bethesda are remaining incredibly tight-lipped on the project. We know it’s happening, Bethesda obviously know it’s happening but it’s just a question of when it’s happening. For this year’s E3, I want Bethesda to throw Fallout fans a bone. When their stage-time is over, I want to hear the classic “Oh, and one more surprise” line you can expect at E3, the lights dim and we hear “War. War never changes.”, followed by a trailer or even a date for more information. Those words alone would make me incredibly happy because the tease of information for Fallout 4 has been a long and arduous one and gamers everywhere are hungry for details. C’mon Bethesda, be cool.
The second item on my wish list is a bit more far-fetched, but not entirely impossible. A while ago, the creator of the Metal Gear franchise, Hideo Kojima was accidentally mis-translated saying that he wants to see a remake for MGS1 with the Fox Engine. However, after hearing the major approval from gamers and fans worldwide, Kojima stated that he wouldn’t have the time to do the project since he’s so busy with Metal Gear 5, but he would love for a creative team to get in touch about it. That incident occurred around June 2013. It’s been nearly an entire year since but have Konami or Kojima progressed with the plan or have they found someone to work with? I’m not usually a fan of remakes but a remake of a game from 2 console generations ago into glorious HD on the PS4 (and Xbox One and PC, of course) is something that I want to see happen. Not just for the personal enjoyment to relive the Shadow Moses incident but to attract new fans to the franchise, who have never played the series before. Who knows what will happen? Hideo Kojima might just have an ace up his sleeve…
“Ubisoft end their conference with Beyond Good and Evil 2”
Over the past two years, we have been treated to a surprise announcement at the end of Ubisoft’s press conferences: last year was The Division and before that, Watch_Dogs. What I want to see from Ubisoft this year is a stunning live demo of the sequel to Beyond Good and Evil. 6 years ago, we had the project revealed at UbiDays 2008 and ever since then, we have been shown nothing by the company officially except for concept art. One year after the announcement, leaked gameplay footage emerged and looked stunning for the PS3 and Xbox 360 generation. We found out why in 2011 when Michel Ancel, the series creator, told GamesIndustry that Beyond Good and Evil 2 was being developed for this generation (the PS4, Xbox One, PC and perhaps the Wii U) and stated that “It is still alive and we are very far [into] development so we can’t go back now.” Ancel, last month, also showed off new concept art of Jade’s redesign during a Rayman Legends stream. However, with it being “very far [into] development,” I hope we finally see some in-game footage rather than a vague trailer or concept art at this year’s E3. I was in middle school when it was announced and I graduated from high school years ago. It’s been far too long.
I also wanted release dates for both Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts 3 but with the recent confirmation that they won’t be appearing at this year’s E3 by Shinji Hashimoto, the producer of both series of games, it is unlikely we’ll get any new information on them except for the teaser at the end of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix’s E3 2014 trailer.
A few hours before this article published, a rumored leak for PlayStation All-Stars: Round 2 outed just like Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts 3 before last year’s PlayStation E3 Press Conference. While the first game is not single player, I hope this rumor comes true as the series has so much potential to grow from PlayStation’s plethora of games. Also, with Sony being one of the best when it comes to story based games like inFAMOUS, Uncharted, and The Last of Us, I’m sure they can come up with an awesome story mode for a potential sequel.
– Chris Penwell
“Halo 2: Anniversary with the Original Multiplayer”
Yeah, I know, we’re a single player focused site, but back in my junior high days, this is what I played. I didn’t become the intellectual I am now until late in highschool “rolls eyes”. Phil Spencer has been teasing it quite a bit, NKTRNL has been on the money with just about every leak he posted about so I have high hopes for this one. Halo 2 was, and probably still is, my most played game of all time. It’s the game that my friends and I played for countless hours at night, getting in fights about screen peaking, getting crazy kills on Lockout and playing the campaign over and over again.
It’s simply one of those games you just don’t want to part with, I’d have to say the same for Halo 3 as well. If the Master Chief collection is a real thing, then I’ll be the first one to say that makes the Xbox One worth a purchase on its own. Those games need to live on with the Xbox and I’m only hoping for great things to come out of Halo 5: Guardians and bring back what players loved about Halo. For Halo 2: A, I’m just hoping the multiplayer portion is updated graphically, maybe add some new physics in there, but leave the gist of it untouched.
– Nick Calandra
“Ninja Theory’s Newest Project is Revealed”
From Heavenly Sword to Enslaved: Odyssey to the West to DmC: Devil may Cry, each of Ninja Theory’s games has made me a more ardent fan of their work than I was prior, and cemented the team as one of my favourite developers in the world. Although they released the mobile game Fightback in December, we know nothing at all of their next major title. It was thought that they offered a glimpse of it during a video farewelling the previous generation, but a later post on the company’s Twitter account indicated that the project from which that footage was taken had been cancelled. Almost eighteen months have passed since they released DmC, a game that we had known about since 2010’s Tokyo Game Show — a month before the release of Enslaved — and still nothing has been forthcoming from them other than details that can be gleaned from their job listings. Rumours of sequels to DmC or Heavenly Sword have floated about, but nothing has been made concrete. Although I sincerely doubt the likelihood of an announcement at E3, given that none of their previous titles have been unveiled at the show, and that most publishers would undoubtedly be aware of the controversial standing that the company has with many gamers, it would certainly make me squeal like a schoolgirl.
– Damien Lawardorn
“Deep Silver Announces Saints Row 5”
The Saints Row series has been one of my favorites since the The Third launched with all of its wackiness and over-the-top action. Saints Row: The Third was hilarious with all of its ridiculous missions and great characters, while also being set in a new city and having a soundtrack that is unrivaled in recent years. Saints Row 4 took all of the craziness of The Third, and added in super powers. These powers gave you the ability to traverse the world with tremendous speed and agility, and it was as fun as it sounds. Saints Row 4 also had a fantastic villain in Zinyak, and some more great characters highlighted by Keith David and the return of Johnny Gat. Plus, there were throwback missions to old 90s brawlers and both Saints Row 1 and 2. Saints Row 5 can only build off of the solid foundation that the rest of the series has built, and I’m excited to see what else the team at Volition can do. I feel like with the power of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Saints Row 5 could have a huge open world with some great new abilities for the player along with some of the series’ typical antics. Even if it were just a trailer released without the high visibility of a press conference, the announcement of Saints Row 5 would be one of the best announcements for me in all of E3.
– Matt Bianucci
“Capcom announces a new Dino Crisis game”
I fell in love with the original Playstation 1 Dino Crisis franchise by Capcom, and the romance never died. To this day, just this past week actually, I still play Dino Crisis 2. It seems rather unlikely, though, that Capcom would just up and decide to develop this old franchise for next-gen, but you never know. The rather -basic graphics of Dino Crisis 2 were still complimented by rich atmosphere, deep story, and pulse-pounding gameplay, all of which I hope that, on the off-chance that Capcom decides to bring back this dinosaur-ridden franchise to next-gen, the devs will recreate with Dino Crisis 4 (or whatever they decide to name it).
– Cedric Lansangan
“Capcom announces a new Resident Evil game except it’s good”
I’ll see your Dino Crisis and raise you a Resident Evil. The grandpappy of survival horror – Resident Evil. And none of that shooty-bang-bang, over-the-shoulder faff that came after 4, I’m talking old-school Resident Evil. Real Resident Evil. Tank controls, static camera angles, eight item inventory, intertwined scenarios, final destination. Brutal, scary, classic. I’d also be happy with an original Team Silent traditional-style Silent Hill game, though.
– Lachlan Williams
What are your thoughts, readers? If you could have one E3 wish come true, what would it be? Let us know, and be sure to follow us this week as we drop all the latest E3 bombs.