Thursday, June 24, 2010

Too Little Too Late Episode 5: E3 2010: Wrap-Up: Games/Periphreals/Systems I am excited for. [Archived]



The magical event that comes once a year. The moment us gaming nerds eagerly wait for every June. I'm an Atheist, and I don't celebrate Christmas, this IS my Christmas. That's right, it's the Electronic Entertainment Expo! (Or E3). This is the only thing all year that has me jumping around in joy like I am a little kid again, and LIKE IT! If you're a serious gamer like myself, then you most likely know what I'm talking about. Hell, you may even do it too. Anyway, this is my entry on what I considered to be really cool announcements for E3. If you're looking for standard FPS's, you're not going to find them here since I pretty much hate them with a passion. ...Except one, which you'll see below.

Too Little Too Late: Episode 5
By Grover


Nintendo 3DS Handheld
(Nintendo)




This by far has me to be the most excited out of everything that has been announced so far. The last main series of handhelds that Nintendo released was in 2004 and everything they have made has built on that old hardware, now this pretty much declares the birth of a new generation of Nintendo as far as handhelds are concerned. The processors are rumored to be as great as the Xbox 360 and Wii as well as the graphics (according to what I've seen in Kid Icarus) to be between the latter Gamecube titles and Wii titles. So far this will be ahead of the PSP (in my opinion) until the new iteration of Sony's handheld is released. Now, I know for sure that I'm getting one, as this promises to be very awesome.



(Is it me or has that girl never played a DS before? Explaining how the bottom is a touch screen... Anyways!)

Release Date: Before March 2011.



Final Fantasy XIV
(PS3/PC)





The spiritual sequel to Final Fantasy XI, this next installment of the Final Fantasy series is going to be entirely online, but not be as medieval as its spiritual predecessor.

The setting looks like it's going to be very similar to Final Fantasy VI so I'm excited, that was one of my favorite Final Fantasy games.

Even though my PC doesn't pass the Benchmark test (only can get it to 1000 something. Ugh, Nvidia), I may end up purchasing a PS3 primarily for this game. It looks beautiful! I hope to see you guys in the game, as I will definitely be playing it from launch (if at least the retail launch).



Release Date: Retail: Late 2010. Beta: Summer 2010.

More info about Final Fantasy XIV can be found at its main website: www.finalfantasyxiv.com

Donkey Kong Country Returns (Wii)



One of my favorite platform series, this game is is the sequel to the game: "Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!" Though, it's not developed by its original development team Rare as they were bought out by Microsoft in 2003. This new iteration to the series is being developed by Houston-based Retro Studios who previously worked on the Metroid Prime series for Nintendo.



Release Date: Q4 2010

Goldeneye 007
(Wii)





This game doesn't need an explanation. It remains pretty much my only favorite FPS. I would play this game in multiplayer and single player for HOURS. I miss those days. >< This is a remake of another game made by Rare, but because of its acquisition by Microsoft, development has been handed to EA Studios which now possesses the license to the 007 series in terms of film-to-game franchise.



Release Date: November 2, 2010.

Twisted Metal (PS3)





For the end of the 1990's, Twisted Metal dominated the PlayStation as "the car battle game" for the console, until SingleTrac handed things over to Sony's in-house game development studio "989 Studios" which single-handedly raped the whole franchise with Twisted Metal III and IV. (Which are still good games mind you, just not in the Twisted Metal essence)

Development was then handed to Incognito Studios in the early 2000's which was made up of former SingleTrac employees to work on the new Twisted Metal: Black for PS2. Even though that studio is pretty much finished now since the main people have left the company, a new one made by Incognito team and the Twisted Metal creators are in "Eat Sleep Play" which will develop this new installment.






Release Date: 2011


Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light
(Nintendo DS)






Matrix Software, the company that made remakes of Final Fantasy III and Final Fantasy IV for the Nintendo DS made their own FF from scratch. The musical director of FFXI, Naoshi Mizuta is doing the score for it too!



Release Date: October 8, 2010.

Sonic Colors (Nintendo Wii/DS)







Release Date: Holiday 2010.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii)




The trailer for this game looked pretty damn awesome. Needless to say, the controls were unresponsive, but nothing ever goes well in a show now does it?



Release Date: 2011

Dragon Quest IX (Nintendo DS)

Work in progress.

Metal Gear Solid (Xbox 360)
Work in progress.

Fallout: New Vegas

Work in progress.

Golden Sun: Dark Dawn
(Nintendo DS)


I never really gave the series a chance, but I really want to try out the series starting with this title. It's the third game in the franchise after "Golden Sun" and "Golden Sun 2" for the Game Boy Advance. Other than that, I really don't have any other details for it since I've not played the series.


Release Date: Holiday 2010.
Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals (Nintendo DS)

Remake of the first RPG series I've ever played for the SNES. I'm eagerly waiting for a release for this!

Release Date: Fall 2010


Pokemon Black and White Version (Nintendo DS)
They said this would be mentioned in E3 2010, but didn't make it? I don't know...

Release Date: Spring 2011.


Mario Kart 3DS
(Nintendo 3DS)

Announced for 3DS, but no major details for it were released. It's presumed to take advantage of the capabilities of the 3DS.
The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time 3DS (Nintendo 3DS)

Announced for 3DS, but no major details for it were released. It's presumed to take advantage of the capabilities of the 3DS.


Super Street Fighter IV
(Nintendo 3DS)

Announced for 3DS, but no major details for it were released. It's presumed to take advantage of the capabilities of the 3DS.

Star Fox 64 3DS (Nintendo 3DS)

Announced for 3DS, but no major details for it were released. It's presumed to take advantage of the capabilities of the 3DS.

Pilotwings (Nintendo 3DS)

Announced for 3DS, but no major details for it were released. It's presumed to take advantage of the capabilities of the 3DS.



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