E3 is Here! You know what that means? A whole bunch of disappointed gamers! I kid, I kid. E3 means that it is time for the gaming industry to pull out all the stops and announce some really cool stuff. Whether they do any of these things or not, I am pretty excited for what could be one of the biggest E3’s in a good long while. Here is the GeekTi.me E3 wish list.
Mirrors Edge 2
Ok, I’m stretching for this one. There has been a lot of rumor about Mirrors Edge 2 and DICE is supposedly showing off a new game at E3. I wonder what it could be. I think Mirrors Edge 2 is out there, but with DICE concentrating all of their efforts towards Battlefield 4, there is a chance it could be added to the back burner till next year. Let’s hope that isn’t the case and we will see it at the show this year.
Star Fox: WiiU
Star Fox is on the list of Nintendo franchises that gets next to no love. After a disappointing revival on the GameCube, Nintendo decided against bringing one out for the Wii. It did have a solid release on the DS and a re-release of Star Fox 64 on the 3DS. The WiiU would be a great time to bring back Star Fox in full HD glory with some cool features using the tablet controller. Maybe that’s just me. Nintendo just doesn’t seem interested.
New Mega Man
Capcom hates Mega Man. That’s all there is to it. It seems like any chance that they get to snub the blue bomber, they will. It all seemed to happen right after Mega Man’s creator left Capcom. Curious. It would be fantastic to see a new Mega Man. I think any gamer will get excited for a new Legends. Am I right?
Odds: Very Low
Alan Wake 2
Alan Wake is one of the most under appreciated games out there. The 360 exclusive was lauded with high critical praise and a good reception, but it definitely wouldn’t be called a high seller. It is seen as one of the great story telling games of this generation, and has some decent gameplay to boot. It’s only natural that a sequel be in the books for the Xbox One. Remedy Entertainment has already announced a new game exclusive to it in Quantum Break, though. That title looks to be pretty big. It wouldn’t be surprising if Alan Wake 2 isn’t even out of the writing stages yet.
Final Fantasy Versus XIII
Not a whole lot of information is out there on Versus XIII outside of the fact that every Final Fantasy fan and their mom wants this game to come out. Square-Enix keeps teasing that it will eventually, they just won’t show anyone anything about it. Not a bit of it. No word on when it will come out or anything. During the PS4 showing, they hinted at a new Final Fantasy game to be announced at E3. If it is anything other than this, I am opting out of the franchise.
Odds: Very Low
Star Wars: Battlefront III
The news that EA has purchased the rights to all things Star Wars video games definitely had the gaming world buzzing. Not more so than the possibility that this highly sought after title will finally see the light of day. The fact that it seemed to be almost complete under the LucasArts name makes it very viable. Most people are under the impression that DICE will be taking over the reigns of this title. Which would be the greatest thing ever. But like I stated above, DICE has their hands full with Battlefield 4 and EA has only very recently picked up Star Wars rights to really get started on anything.
New Spyro/Crash/Jak game
I love some fun platform games, so I would love to see one of these characters get their due. Yeah Spyro had Skylanders,but his name did not stick around on that very long. I want to see an actual title for one of them. It doesn’t help that their respective developers have their hands in other prospects either. Ratchet and Clank gets a lot of love from Sony. I just want another great Crash Bandicoot game! Bringing one of these characters back would be like re-inviting an old friend back into your life.
New Dissidia: Final Fantasy
The Dissidia games on the PSP were a whole lot of fun. It was really cool to see all of the great characters from past Final Fantasy games and watch them duke it out. The fighting was crazy and the story lines were even crazier. Square-Enix has a gem on their hands and it would be great to see that moved onto an HD platform whether it be the Vita or (god forbid) a console version. At the same time sometimes we just have no idea what Square-Enix is thinking.
The Walking Dead: Season Two
There is no doubt that Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead was a huge surprise to everyone. It threw away everything we knew to be standard in video games and decided to let the story do the talking. And boy did it. It not only showed that a licensed title can be good, it showed that it can make grown men cry. It was a game changer. Not only that, but we also got to get an early look at some of the characters we grew to love from the TV show and comic. Telltale has already said that they plan to drop season 2, they just haven’t told us when yet. Here’s hoping this is the week and we can get a sneak peak
Kingdom Hearts III
This needs to happen. I know it, you know it, your great great aunt Margery knows it, but I don’t think Square-Enix has quite figured it out yet. There was something perfect about the intermingling of the Final Fantasy world and the Disney world. Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2 are up there on the list of greatest games ever. After that, Square just kinda winged it and started throwing the name around to sell games. There are too many Kingdom Hearts games in my opinion. We only need one right now: A console version of Kingdom Hearts III. No more 3DS or Vita. No more “Dream Drop Water in the Eye of 3/4 of a Day in 2 Years.” We want Kingdom Hearts III. No more BS Square. Make this happen.
[Editor’s Sam’s Note Anyone that knows me also knows that Kingdom Hearts III is my game of forever. I feel I could die a happy man if it released and I could play it through at least twice, which is considerably fewer times than I’ve played through the other two. For Square to pull their heads out of their butts and finally get to work on this would be some kind of Miracle with a capital M. I want to see how this story they’ve been pulling through the last 10 or so years wraps up. I want to run through these worlds with Donald and Goofy again! I, potentially, want to see a Star Wars and Avengers world. Even beyond that, something as simple as Pixar inclusion would be wonderful. Unfortunately, we all know how Tetsuya Nomura is adamant that no work gets started on this game until work on Versus XIII is done…and we all know how that’s going. No. Actually, we don’t because they WON’T TELL US ANYTHING!]
Odds: Very (VERY) Low