E3 2016 Round Up

E3 for this year has been and gone! Arguably, it was a good year mainly for remasters and further development into VR, but still not as brilliant as E3 2014 (sorry).

Anyway, let’s look at some of my favourite announcements from the event.


Crash Bandicoot IS Returning!

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Yes, it’s true – after the rumours a few months ago about the series being revived, someone creating some new box art and a slight misunderstanding from someone outside of the business – Crash is coming back to his native PlayStation home. Activision and Sony have agreed to allow Crash make a debut in Skylanders: Imaginators for the PlayStation 4 as well as remastering the original triology and Crash Twinsanity also onto PS4.

While I don’t like the look of Crash in Skylanders, I’ll be looking forward to the remasters for PS4. Welcome back, Crash, we have missed you.

  • See the Skylanders: Imaginators trailer here.

Tekken 7 Is Finally Coming to Consoles!

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God, if you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know I talk about the Tekken series a LOT. We could be here forever if you ask me to explain myself, but I think WordPress would be able to handle that many characters.

Moving on, Tekken 7 – the conclusion of the Mishima Saga – is coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC (for the first time) in early 2017. Of course, this makes me happy, but what also makes me excited is the fact that they haven’t announced all the characters yet…or have they?

  • Watch the new trailer here.

Skyrim is Getting Revamped!

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Bethesda have announced that The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim is getting a special edition where to it is coming to the Xbox One, PS4 and PC with improved graphics and possibly more content.

This has to be the youngest remaster for a game, considering it was first released in 2011. But look forward to October 28th – Skyrim is going to be even prettier!

  • Watch Gamespot’s comparative trailer here.

The New Legend of Zelda Game has a Name!

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Again, if you’re an avid reader of mine, beside talking about Tekken, I like to talk about Zelda a lot too. I’ve already written an article for the new open world game, so I won’t repeated myself (you can check it out for yourself here if you haven’t already). But Nintendo has teased us with a few more little details and footage, such as being able to use a spear and an axe as weaponry; daytime and nighttime cycles; weather affects (yes, Link can even get struck by lightning) and food replacing hearts to recover health, such as mushrooms and apples.

And of course, the title – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Not sure about the title, but I’m sure it’ll grow on me. It is due to be released sometime next year.

  • Watch the new trailer for it here.

Hideo Kojima has Made the Comeback We Were All Hoping For!

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After leaving or getting fired from Konami, Kojima was immediately picked back up again by Sony and was seen travelling around the world to find the ultimate engine for his new game. But little did we know that sneaky Kojima was been working on the game already and has even made a trailer. Fans from Kojima’s previous work of art P.T. The Demo will be very happy to know that he has stuck to working with Norman Reedus (of The Walking Dead fame) and gone from a trailer that leaves us with more questions than answers. Why is Norman Reedus naked? Why was he on a beach with dead fish? What the hell is that baby doing there? What are those hand prints about?  When will this game be released?

  • Watch the trailer for Death Stranding here.

After 6 Years, Kratos is Back!

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I’ve never played God of War myself (I have played Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny, which features Kratos, so that counts, right?) but know enough about the game…I think. Kratos has returned a little but aged and beardy and lacking the cool swords on chains, but nevertheless he still alive and kicking. And just as brutal.

  • Watch the stage demo here (and be prepared to have your breath taken away by how beautiful the environments are)

Ever Wanted to be a Part of the Star Trek Bridge Crew? Well, look no further!

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Ubisoft have announced the will be releasing Star Trek: Bridge Crew on the Oculus Rift. It’s pretty self-explanatory – you play as a member of the crew and make sure that USS Enterprise doesn’t crash. It is unknown whether past and present characters will make appearance (and their respect actors will voice them or do the motion action for them) but you have to admit – it looks awesome.

  • Watch 3 actors from the Star Trek series try it out here.

Honourable mentions:

  • Civilization VI
  • Additional content for Rocket League
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
  • Expansion pack for DestinyRise of Iron
  • Dishonored 2
  • Additional content for DoomUnto the Evil
  • Fallout 4 is coming to the HTC Vive and Fallout Shelter is coming to PC
  • Prey Sequel
  • Quake Champions
  • New Resident Evil game – Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (will also be released on PlayStation Virtual Reality)
  • Shadow Warrior 2
  • Titanfall 2
  • Farming Simulator 17
  • More footage for Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom, including playable Titan Eren
  • Nioh
  • Dead Rising 4
  • Gears of War 4
  • Pokemon Go
  • The Last Guardian
  • Final Fantasy XV
  • Kingdom Hearts HD II 1.8 Final Chapter Prologue
  • Worms WMD
  • First pictures of Telltale’s new Batman game and, of course, The Walking Dead: Season Three
  • For Honor
  • South Park: Fractured but Whole
  • Watch Dogs 2
  • Injustice 2

It’s been another good year for all, but I think Sony won this year overall, especially with the announcement of them releasing their own VR system.

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But that’s it for another year. One day, I hope I can give you guys a vlog of being there, but for now, I’ll continue to dream big. See you next week – take care!

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