Tag: e3

11
Jun

Devil’s Third Now a Wii U Exclusive

Well this is a surprise.

Devil’s Third, previously announced for PS3 and Xbox 360, is now a Nintendo-published Wii U exclusive. The game is the vision of Tomonobo Itagaki, and is being developed by his studio of ex-Team Ninja devs, Valhalla Game Studios. It was originally slated to be published by the now-defunct THQ.

A quick glimpse at the trailer and you’ll notice one thing: this is far from your typical Nintendo fare. One has to question if the company would have ever made this decision if not backed into a corner by lackluster Wii U sales. Regardless, here’s hoping for more bold moves by Nintendo in the future.

10
Jun

Pac-Man Announced For Smash Bros.

Announced tonight during the Smash Bros. developer roundtable, one of the few Nintendo E3 events that weren’t streamed live today.

10
Jun

Will Link Be Female In Zelda U? (Speculation)

So, Nintendo dropped a warmly received peek at Zelda U in their E3 Digital Event this morning. Aside from the scale and beauty of what was shown, a hot topic has been the appearance of Link in the in-engine demo. At first glance, many thought he was female – some are still arguing that he is.

But the most interesting thing here is that Eiji Aonuma, the Zelda director himself, commented on this speculation and hinted at something entirely different. “No one explicitly said that that was Link,” he told Venturebeat. So what can this mean? Here’s my wild and crazy speculation: aside from the feminine appearance, this “maybe Link” also sported another feature to distinguish him from our traditional image of the hero. He was dressed in blue, not green. Thus I propose to you this: perhaps who we actually saw was not a female Link, but a male Zelda – and a female Link has yet to be unveiled.

Could this theory hold merit? Or is it just another piece of crazy speculation? Only time will tell.

09
Jun

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain E3 Trailer

The trailer was posted to YouTube at the wee hours of the morning but promptly removed. But that hasn’t stopped fans from uploading it on Facebook in all its glory.

07
Jun

Sega Announces E3 Lineup

Sega has a relatively small presentation this E3, seeming to focus mostly on their mascot’s latest incarnation in Sonic Boom. They’ll also show off Alien: Isolation, a game nervously anticipated as possibly Sega’s last chance at producing a decent game for the property.

Here are the details:

Alien: Isolation (PS4, XBO, PS3, 360, PC) – October 7
Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd (PS3, PS Vita) – Fall 2014
Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (Wii U) – November 2014
Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal (3DS) – November 2014

07
Jun

Atlus Confirms E3 Lineup, No Persona 5

The recently Sega-acquired Atlus is still going strong after nearly closing down from bankruptcy, but will they deliver at E3?

While the developer and publisher’s lineup isn’t weak (looks like we’ll hear about an as-yet unannounced title along with possibly our first substantial look at the previously teased EarthBound/Mother-inspired Citizens of Earth), fans will be remorse to know that the absurdly hyped Persona 5 will not be revealed at this year’s expo. Curious for a game that was recently announced as a 2015 title.

Here’s what Atlus will bring to E3:

Abyss Odyssey (PS3, 360, PC)
Citizens of Earth (PS4, Wii U, PC, 3DS, PS Vita)
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (PS3, 360)
Persona 4: Dancing All Night (PS Vita)
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth (3DS)
Unannounced Third-Party Title (PS4, PS Vita, PC)

While unconfirmed, Atlus fans can also expect Nintendo to provide news on Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem.