This week one of the biggest gaming events of the year took place: E3 in Los Angeles California.
Like San Diego Comic Con for gamers, this event has brought us so much new stuff to geek out and be excited about. Game announcements, trailers, gameplay, everything the hardcore needs in this very anti gamer weather (I am gonna play Arkham Knight all next week and there is nothing the sun or anyone can do about that!)
We brilliant geniuses at Archonia are also big gamers, so we thought we share our favorite impressions from this years E3 with you. As our favorite fat italian plumber always says… letse go!
Mass Effect 4: Andromeda
The RPG geniuses from Bioware have been relatively silent about their sci-fi space opera Mass Effect since the release of the somewhat controversial third game Mass Effect 3 (which still rocked, by the way! Controversy schmontroversy!). They reclaimed a lot of good faith with the third Dragon Age game, Dragon Age Inquisition last year and now officially showed the first footage for the upcoming Mass Effect game. The official title is “Mass Effect 4 Andromeda” and it is going to take us on a journey into a new galaxy, with a new main character (goodbye Commander Shepard!) and new threats. Probably for PS4, Xbox One and PC of course. Check out the footage here:
Uncharted 4 A Thief’s End
One of the biggest Playstation exclusive game series of all time, Uncharted has a special place in any Sony gamers heart. With a cool hero like Nathan Drake it is no wonder why! Fusing fun action gameplay, exploration, platforming, hand to hand combat, gunplay and stories like right out of a movie, Uncharted is truly a special kind of game… and so far Uncharted 4 looks to be cut of the same cloth. Sony and Naughty Dog (The Last of Us) revealed a new lengthy gameplay trailer at E3. Check it out:
Old school shooter fans know that the shooter genre has been brought to life by the great minds at id software more than 20 years ago with Doom and Wolfenstein. Now, after resurrecting Wolfenstein for the modern market last year, id is back… and they bring Doom with them!
A horror sci fi shooter, gory and fun as hell… in hell. Check out the gameplay video below!
The Last Guardian
After being stuck in development hell for more than 8 (!!!) years, it was the E3 2015 that showed there is still some life left in this promising Playstation exclusive game! Team Ico, the guys who brought you masterpieces Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, bring the game over to the PS4 next year and so far it looks like a special game indeed. Not much is know nabout the story, but you play a kidnapped boy who has to escape from his captors with the help of Trico, a bird/dog like giant creature he befriends at the start of the game. Check it out:
After years of hoping for a new Fallout game, Bethesda has heard our prayers and revealed Fallout 4 at their own pre E3 conference last week. Fallout 4 is real, it takes place in the post apocalyptic Boston area, brings back the VATS system, companions and hundreds of hours of new gameplay, but why read about it when you can see the glorious gameplay yourselves? Check it out:
New Hitman Announced
Agent 47 returns in the new Hitman game in 2016! A cinematic trailer and one focusing on gameplay were revealed and I really think a Hitman game on the new generation of consoles is a pretty interesting thought. Check out the trailer:
Final Fantasy 7 Remake
Final Fantasy 7 is widely regarded as one of if not THE best JRPG of all time! For years fans have been dreaming about a modern remake, with HD graphics and updated gameplay. Now, we are gonna get exactly that! Cloud will return soon! Check out the announcement trailer here:
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
I don’t know about you guys, but I dreamed about a victorian London based Assassin’s Creed since the series debuted in 2007! That is a time and city so ripe with story, atmosphere and conflict and I cannot wait until AC Syndicate let’s us into that world! Until then we can rewatch the E3 footage of the coming game over and over again!
The newest Playstation exclusive from dutch based Guerilla games, Horizon is an open world action RPG where you hunt down mech-dinosaurs and creatures in a beautiful world! Check out the amazing gameplay footage right here on the Archonia blog!
Star Wars Battlefront
Yeah. Star Wars Battlefront. What else do I need to say? Star Wars!!! Replay famous Star Wars battles on your PS4, Xbox One or Pc this fall and check out the new E3 released trailers here:
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is the sequel the Deus Ex: Human revolution (which was one of my favorite games ever AND a prequel to the original Deus Ex) and it is coming at us with full speed! You take control of Adam Jensen again, who now does covert operations which suit his very unique skillset perfectly. While on a routine mission he discovers a giant conspiracy which draws an even bigger line between normal humans and augmented people. If cyberpunk is a word that interests you, there is no way you should miss this deep story, RPG, stealth, action game! Check out the E3 trailer here: