We are a mere 3 days away from the biggest gaming show of the year, and there are certainly a lot of things to be excited about-A good look at the Wii U, a new Gears of War game, along with new entries in the God of War series and Sony's blatant but fun looking Smash Bros. rip-off. So even if there isn't much in the way of surpises it should be a very entertaining show. That being said, here are 10 not officially announced but totally plausible games I would love to see at this year's show:
#10: Dragon Age III: This is pretty much all but official, so don't be surprised if it actually makes a showing, but aside from Bioware talking about some loose plans fro the next game, nothing has been officially announced. I know II got a lot of flack for it's loosely strung together plot and lack of locations, but I loved the fast-paced combat so if they can stick that with a solid story and a wide variety of locations we could have a great epic rpg on our hands.
#9: New (full) Ratchet & Clank Game: Now, there is a new downloadable R & C coming out, which is great, but it's already been described as a "bite-sized adventure". I would love to see the next full game at least announced, as this is easily one of the main reasons I even own a PS3. Even a spin-off title starring Quark or Nefarious would be pretty awesome, especially after the mildly disappointing All-4-One.
#8: Rocksteady's next superhero game: There is going to be another Batman game, Kevin Conroy has confirmed he's working on it (also duh, Arkham City is one of the biggest games ever). But the developers have stated they might want to try something else as well. I'd be equally happy with either, a new Batman game from Rocksteady is something to get very excited about, and so would be something new focusing on a different superhero because there's a lot of them that could make awesome games.
#7: New 2d Metroid: Other M left a very bad taste in our mouths with it's terrible characterization of Samus and bland gameplay. But a return to the classic 2D gameplay of old developed by a worthy studio would do a lot to make up for it. The tablet controller could be easily implemented as well. Hell just remake Super Metroid in HD with Wii U tablet functionality, I'm pretty sure us fanboys would just drool over that. Though for the record I'm not opposed to a new 3D entry either, but I feel a new 2d game is more warranted.
#6: Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: Uh yeah, probably not quite like the above image. Granted, MUA2 was a mild disappointment, but the Avengers and Marvel properties in general are incredibly hot right now, so what better time to re-invigorate the franchise with a new entry? I could certainly do with a new round of MP Diablo-style gameplay with a large cast of Marvel characters.
#5.No More Heroes III: Suda 51's crazy assassin tournament series is just amazing, and there's no reason for it to end with only 2 entries. Honestly if you own either a Wii or a PS3 do yourself a favor and pick this up because it's essentially like if Robert Rodriguez & Quentin Tarantino teamed up on their best possible day to do a video game. Travis Touchdown is also one of the most entertaining protagonists of this generation frankly, so it'd be a shame if we didn't see him again.
#4: Psychonauts 2: Is it happening? There's been some really open discussion and it seems like the wheels are slowly turning, so it'd be great to at least have an official announcement. This was one of the most original and entertaining games of the last decade and it's death at retail is a great crime. Seems like people over the years have finally discovered it's greatness as the demand for a sequel is pretty huge.
#3: Shadows of the Damned 2: Yet another brilliant but virtually ignored game from Suda 51. What makes me really excited is they said a sequel was being considered anyways, because this is video games' From Dusk til Dawn, just an incredibly fun and funny thrill ride that I'd hate to see stopped so short.
#2: Crimson Skies II: For some reason, flight combat is an extreme rarity on consoles in general. I can't think of many that even came out this generation. Crimson Skies is one of the best I have ever played and it was incredibly popular, so why there's never even been any real word of a sequel is beyond me. I spent tons of hours playing the multi-player an would love to jump into an hd sequel to this.
#1: Kingdom Hearts Console game: Yeah us Kingdom Hearts junkies can get our fix with Kingdom Hearts 3D on the 3DS, but c'mon, it's been 7 years since we've had a proper console follow-up. Enough is enough. STOP TORTURING US SQUARE ENIX. I wouldn't even need any new worlds, new adventures in the old ones would be fine (although for God's sake please leave out any musical levels).
-Ok that's it for today, I will probably try and get in one more post this weekend, but I will certainly be posting as soon as possible on E3's big conferences, which start off with Sony Monday evening. Until then, here's your FREE GAME OF THE WEEK: Zombie Tormentor