While many game developers I have met don’t like going to E3 every year, I can’t seem to get enough of it. And this year, being my second year at E3, is still no different. While some companies like EA and Disney have dropped out of showing off games at E3, I’ve still got a list of games I can’t wait to see during the week of E3, whether they’re at the expo or not.
1. Battlefield 1Battlefield 1 will not be shown off at E3 this year, but it will be playable at EA’s anti-E3 show, EA Play, and I’ve got an appointment. The second this reveal trailer aired a few weeks ago, people lost their minds. After having survived the reveal of the newest Call Of Duty game, Battlefield blew that out of the water and showed what a real war game was supposed to look like. Everything from the soundtrack of the trailer to the scenes of brutality that flashed across the screen, it left fans, including me, wanting more.
2. Detroit: Become HumanThis is probably one of my most anticipated games since I had to drag myself through days waiting for each episode of Life Is Strange. Detroit was confirmed an E3 participant by PlayStation Lifestyle just hours ago, so I can honestly say I cannot wait to see this game. No, it has nothing to do with the fact that I’m actually from Detroit. It’s because this game is yet another narrative-driven thriller from Quantic Dream, the same company who gave us Beyond: Two Souls, one of my other favorite games. Detroit takes place in a futuristic...Detroit, where androids have become a part of society, at the lowest rung of the social ladder. And one android is determined to break free from that oppression.
3. No Man’s SkyI’m sure I’m not the only one to see what wandering around a procedurally-generated universe feels like. In No Man’s Sky, you must traverse the galaxy and explore planets and are compensated handsomely for doing so. But if you’re too careless, you might be attacked by Sentinels. No Man’s Sky has been boasting a fiercely ambitious concept and everyone is dying to see just how successful Hello Games was in bringing the concept to life. I know I’ll be waiting to get my hands on the game and see for myself.
4. Legend Of ZeldaEveryone who regularly reads Gaming Blend knows I’ve never played a Legend Of Zelda game before. I was robbed of growing up with a Nintendo system and never had a reason to play it. But I think I’m ready to check out the newest installment to the series. The new Legend Of Zelda game is going to be more open-world than any other Legend Of Zelda game has been in the past. It’s been noted that anything you see in the distance, you’ll be able to eventually travel to and explore. Who wouldn't want to play a game like that?
5. Yooka-LayleeEven though it was delayed until next year, I am hoping Yooka-Laylee will still be available to play in some form at E3. I’ve had my eye on this game since it first announced on Kickstarter (and made a whopping amount of money just in its first hour). The game will play a lot like Banjo-Kazooie and will reignite the love that so many fans hold for platformers. It’s been so long since there has been a really good platformer (ones like the golden days of platformers) and I’m happy to see this trend starting up again.