nother year, another set of games that you eagerly anticipate playing, until our eye balls falls out.
This line up of games in 2016 is already looking stacked, and E3 is the place where we will get to see even more form our favourite heroes, dragons, cars, mutants and whatever the developers decide to dream up.
So what should you be on the lookout for this year? Here is the first part of 20 games to get excited about at E3 2016.
We don’t know for sure that Destiny 2 will be announced at E3 2016, but mounting evidence certainly seems to suggest that we will see something Destiny shaped. If we do see it, it will be at Sony Show, as Activision itself isn’t having a press conference at this year’s event. As for why it’s worth getting excited over, you can only need to look at how much vanilla Destiny has changed since launch. Three expansions later and Destiny finally has a levelling system that makes sense, more customisation options, and a story that well…it actually has a story now. If Destiny is the proof of concept, look to Destiny 2 as the game that will prove not only does the formula works, but can be truly exceptional, providing that Bungie adds matchmaking to ace that is.
All we have seen of Dishonored 2 so far is the gorgeous cinematic debut trailer from last year’s E3, but that footage combined with the stela pedigree of the first game was more than enough to stoke the fires of the supernatural assassination hype, we know that we will see the first public game play demo at this year’s E3 Bethesda’s conference, and that you’ll be able to choose between playing as Corvo, or his most definitely daughter Emily. It is due for release November 11.
The Battlefield 1 mobile cause quite a stir and with good reason, heading back into World War I feels like ironically a breath of fresh air that the series needs, and the response to the announcement trailer has been unprecedented, what has got up more excited is the promise more intimate combat with shorter range weaponry, and melee implements featuring more heavily. On top of that the settings should be more genuinely fresh, plus the prospect of new classes, heaps of vehicles, horses and the ability to pilot a zeppelin or battle ship.
It’s not just guns this year, but space guns and the Call of Duty: Modern War Remake. In the no way confusing combination of Infinite Warfare being developed by Infinity Ward, the series is finally taking one giant step for shooter kind, and launching the series property into far future sci-fi, after the exo skellington half measures of recent games, this isn’t about firing you into the stars in a spaceship; it’s making you the captain. Having to shoulder the responsibly of command, while fighting rouge off world colonists. Precise details are still a bit teasey but we know we have better combat and space fighting, in both fighters, and space suits. There are hints of Halo, and Starship Troopers here as well despite the human enemy, and given COD’s tendency of troop’s ideas and wholesales from films, expect this to pillage every sci-fi film form this side of metropolis.
The surprise hit from last year’s games con, watching footage of a two hour play of the historical open world crime scene, revealed that the best of the is still president correct, but reshaped to create a far more free roaming experience, with freedom and tactical choices at its core. Beating down the mob means hitting all of their going concerns so that you can take over, and your means of doing it vary and fast assassination, destruction of property, good old fashioned theft, all are opened to be tackled and in any way you see fit. Go loud, go through it, get creative with loud explosives and traps, or snipe the target from across the road and walk away, there’s always a light touch of Metal Gear and Hitman in antihero style to get the job done.
What do we know about Watch Dogs 2, well very little outside some leaked concept art and a handful of tweets suggest that the tone in the game play will be very different to what it was in the original, that’s no bad thing Aiden Pearce isn’t the most memorable or distinct of characters, and the grim Chicago setting put a downer on what was a fun blend of an action shooter an new-fangled hacking, speaking of which it is likely that the setting will change, although expect some traits of the original narrative to it. Release date has also been confirmed November 15.
The Division while imperfect has wetted our appetite for co-op Clancy giving Ghost Recon even more of a thrilling prospect. Last year reviled the game and even gave everyone a good idea of how it will play, essentially it’s like Far Cry but will military dudes, and while drop in and drop out co-operative play is going to be the best way to play Wildlands, because who doesn’t want to plan three or four missions across a massive varied open world with their buddies, there is an option to battle through on your lonesome too.
It’s defiantly time to move on, and a lack of a four at the end of Andromeda is a very clear sign that we are moving into fresh and uncharted territory without our beloved Commander Shepard. Given a fact that we still don’t have a name for our hero, expect that to finally be reviled at this year’s E3, we’re also hopping to be teased increased exploration, more skills, and settlement building as humans colonise the Andromeda galaxy.
Civilisation as we know it is now an ancient thing of the past in Horizon: Zero Dawn, but this new world is vibrant and thriving with bizarre new creatures across the lands. We have seen futures that go high tech and low, but Horizon looks to be blending the two in a new and intriguing spin on the open world adventure, as alloy takes down mighty techno beasts with her bow, arrow, and her wits. We don’t know a darn thing about the story yet so hopefully E3 will clue us in.
It’s been a long hard road to the obvious, but it sounds like Capcom is finally rebooting Resident Evil back to its survival horror routes. Perhaps the undeniably critically battered mess of Resident Evil 6 is responsible, perhaps the ongoing success of real first person horror in the indie section, and the towering popularity of P.T. but for whatever the reason it sounds like the sensible move is now being made, if the rumoured involvement of Romero who worked on P.T. and Metal Gear Solid V turns out to be true, then the return to form can be legitimately mind blowing.