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So last week saw a fantastic range of explosive awesomeness at E3; new games were announced, mostly involving death and explosions, existing ones got gorgeous new trailers, showing off fantastic gameplay and cinematics, and Nintendo unveiled a bloody unusual looking new console, one that has received rather conflicting first impressions across the board.
Microsoft have announced a sequel to the quaint sci-fi adventure Halo. It should be a game where you shoot aliens and drive buggies, if previous entries in the reasonably popular series are anything to go by. It may also feature some multiplayer, which is nice if you enjoy that sort of thing. You’ll also learn the fate of that Master Chief fellow, too. Tedious trailer is below.
I didn’t ever finish Prey, but I can say I liked the opening level. That was very good. There’s a trailer out for the sequel, and its going in a nice new direction to that of the first game. Bounty hunting aliens on a massive space station? Yes please. This looks like the love child of Blade Runner and Star Wars, set in the outer worldly goodness of something like Mass Effect. Interesting live-action/CGI mashup trailer is below.
I have fond memories of Lord of the Rings Online, but I stopped playing years ago due to a generic vow of never playing an MMO again (which I’ve since broken several times anyway). Now that its free-to-play, there’s no reason not to at least check it out if only to see some of the cool locations adapted from the epic stories. The game is due a new expansion pack, which will bring Isengard and the surrounding area into the world.
Todd Howard, the director of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim talks us through some of the features of the new game, which is also out this autumn. If you don’t want to know much about the way this game looks, in particular how FRIGGIN AWESOME fighting a non-scripted dragon might be, then don’t click below to see the footage…
The epic Mass Effect trilogy comes to a close early next year. I need to find time to replay through 1 and 2 in order to get my savefiles back and get the true experience, (I was one of the only people in the world to be relieved at the news of its delay). Until then, here’s a new trailer, which is all action and little story, but I appreciate the un-spoilery nature of it, compared to what they did during the buildup of Mass Effect 2…
FarCry 3 has been announced, with a pretty fun gameplay video from E3 and ay’thang. There’s a stealth aspect to it, some kind of CoD style points system for getting kills, and a Mohawk-wielding lunatic who doesn’t like you very much and has an obsession with the word ‘insanity’. So far, this looks like it could be a blast, but it’s hard to tell yet if there’s going to be any free-roam this time.
I’d never have expected the sequel to the dark, moody underwater adventure to be compared to a circus, yet that’s exactly what it looks like from this new gameplay footage. Bioshock Infinite couldn’t look further from its predecessor right now, but it looks like gloriously silly fun. Still a long wait for this, as its not due out until 2012.
E3 is providing us with some mind-blowingly awesome trailers this year, and one of the highlights so far has been the Assassins Creed: Revelations gameplay and CGI videos. Whilst I had personally been a little disappointed at the news that the fourth installment in the series was yet another episode surrounding Ezio Auditore, I find myself rather pleased to see that he’s an older guy now, and perhaps this new game will have less of the wise-crack making, ladies-man attitude, and more of the gritty seriousness with some real stealthy assassinations. The gameplay trailer suggests a distinct lack of stealth, however; quite the opposite in fact.
Battlefield 3 is going to take over my life when it hits this autumn. As well as a slightly earlier release date now scheduled for 25th October, there’s a bunch of new gameplay videos to gawp at. I’m not kidding, this game looks bloody excellent. Click below for 2 new videos.