E3 Excitement!

So E3 happened, and I am feeling quite warm and fuzzy with the afterglow.  It’s nice to be excited about upcoming game developments after a few years of not very much happening in the all-important area of games that I like.

Here’s what has my heart pumping:

The PS4

Playstation4 - it's kinda chunky, and the controller is a bit weird, but the games are haaaamazing!

Playstation4 – it’s kinda chunky, and the controller is a bit weird, but the games are haaaamazing!

Just because it shits all over the new Xbox.  Oh, and this awesome burn:

Though, as usual, we here in Aussie Land get shafted with game console pricing.  $399US, but $549AU.  Whut what?!

 

Bayonetta 2 (Wii U)

New haircut, outfit and gunshoes, still the same hypersexual Bayonetta charm!

New haircut, outfit and gunshoes, still the same hypersexual Bayonetta charm!

My initial feelings when the first announcement was made that the Bayonetta sequel would be on Wii U and not PS3 were mixed.  I always feel a bit weird when a franchise moves from one console to another.  I think it’s a slightly OCD thing about liking things in order.  Nevertheless, I loved the first game so much, I still wanted to get it.

However the latest trailer from Nintendo has me all a-quiver, and my tiny doubts have been washed away with feelings of lust and desire.  See for yourself:

 

The Order: 1886 (PS4)

Gif moar Tesla energy guns plox!

Gif moar Tesla energy guns plox!

One word drew me to this game: Steampunk.  Then I added some more words after watching the exciting trailer: Steampunk, werewolves and Tesla guns, oh my!  You’re with me, right?

 

Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS)

Seeing that spin attack on the grass made my breath catch in my throat with anticipation (not sarcasm!)

Seeing that spin attack on the grass made my breath catch in my throat with anticipation (not sarcasm!)

The announcement of a sequel to A Link to the Past is just the boost I need to get my butt into gear and play it.  I have it on Virtual Console on the Wii, so I have no excuse!

The video trailer for A Link Between Worlds looks like great fun – and if I got by any of the previous handheld Zelda titles, this will be fantastic on the 3DS:

 

Dragon Age Inquisition (PS4)

She's had a bit of a makeover, but no doubt Morrigan will still be one of the most awesome characters in the game!

She’s had a bit of a makeover, but no doubt Morrigan will still be one of the most awesome characters in the game!

It’s like Bioware heard me say just the other day, “I hope they put out a new Dragon Age soon.”

Well according to the trailer, it will not be out until next year, but I’m happy to wait.  Time taken, means a better game.  Better than Dragon Age 2 I hope!

Anyway, what do you think?  I love Claudia Black’s narration.  Morrigan rocks!  No sign of my lover, Alistair though…

 

Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty (Nintendo eShop, PS4)

Scrab cakes!

Scrab cakes!

I don’t even need to read or view anything about this to know I want it.  I just want it!  Oh wait, it’s a remake.  I’ll just put this here as a recommendation to people who haven’t played it then!  I was just saying to my husband tonight that I am all for buying remakes if I haven’t played the original, but if I have, I won’t.  However, I have to say the Oddworld games were such a novel concept back in the late 90s, and I was pretty stoked with myself for saving all 100 Mudokons – if you want to try something different, I reckon this remake will be fantastic.

Here’s the official trailer from the Oddworld site:

 

Other exciting games that I was already excited about:

  • The Last of Us – adventures in a post-apocalyptic dystopian world, courtesy of Naughty Dog in Uncharted-esque graphical gameplay glory?  I think yes.  Preordered the Joel Edition, should be arriving any day now.
  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf – so hanging out for bitchy animals and daily chores!  Preordered with special figurines, will be at the game shop first thing on Saturday morning!
  • Assassin’s Creed IV – I heard today you can steer the boat.  SOLD.
  • Pokemon X/Y (LOL I typed that as “Poxemon” – I hope that’s not a sign!!) – I nearly caught them all in White 2, so I am feeling the Pokemon love again.
  • Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker remake – haven’t played the original so I can go straight to the remake.
  • Ace Attorney 5 – I never tire of my favourite spikey-haired lawyer, Phoenix Wright!

What had you gasping with excitement, post-E3?  Let me know in the comments!

5 Comments on "E3 Excitement!"

  1. I want a new Metroid !

  2. Nice summary of everything that excited me at E3!

    I’m excited for the Windwaker HD remake being soon! Having played a few hours of the first one, I’m hoping the remake will have sorted out the horrible controller issues (I rage quit over being unable to jump across a row of boxes).

    Bayonetta 2!!!!!! Oh when will you be released?!? I’m glad from the trailers that she hasn’t been toned down in crossing platforms. I’m excited for another must-own WiiU title – my collection is sadly lacking.

    Hadn’t seen the DA:Inquisition trailer, I’m quietly optimistic with the trailer above it will be an improvement over DA2. I think DA2 severely lacked in epic good vs evil battles (and Alistair love scenes!). Can anything compare to the Archdemon battle of DAO?

    Michael is beside himself with excitement over the PS4, he is already looking at which stores will allow him to access it quicker on release date! He really wants the Drive Club game and Gran Turismo 6.

    Elder Scrolls Online also had him squeeing with excitement. If they fix up some of the technical issues of Skyrim, and have the multiplayer work similar to Guild Wars 2, it could be close to a perfect RPG (which reminds me, I must complete Skyrim sometime!)

    I think the only other game deserving a mention that wasn’t on your list was Watch Dogs – looks pretty amazing, I’m loving all the new IP coming in!

  3. …oh and Walking Dead: 400 Days got me excited too!

    • I missed the Walking Dead game, and I need to check out Watch Dogs. Have heard the buzz, but haven’t actually looked at it. FFIV is another one to look into!

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