E3 2012 was held at the Los Angeles convention center. For those of you who do not know, E3 is the shortened term for the Electronic Entertainment Expo that is held every year to showcase new hardware and software.
This year, at the show, there has been no new announcement of the next generation consoles for the Xbox and PlayStation consoles. In fact there was no mention of any new hardware. Nintendo’s latest console due for release, the Wii U, was announced last year. For E3 2012 the news was mainly about the forthcoming releases of new games.
Xbox 360 News
Microsoft mainly put out sequels to existing Xbox 360 game titles. The most notable being Halo 4 and Gears of War: Judgement.
Halo 4 promises big multiplayer changes, more brutal melee exchanges, new shield capabilities and new bad guys.
Check out the best of E3 video for Xbox 360
There is another Splinter Cell sequel called Blacklist and Kinect titles Dance Central 3 and Fable The Journey.
Sony have at least 2 crackers coming are way for the PlayStation 3. The Last of Us is a an action adventure game which can be likened to the Uncharted gaming series. This is a violent survival game that definately stands out from the crowd.
Another game to look out for is Beyond: Two Souls. Not too much is known about the game but looks to have a supernatural theme and will feel like a interactive movie.
Nintendo Wii U News
There is a possibility that the release date for the Nintendo Wii U is November 2012 but we will still have to wait and see. The console has announced it will also support two gamepads
The games to look forward to are Pikmin 3, Nintendo Land, New Super Mario Bros U, Wii Fit U, Lego Undercover City, Zombie U and an updated version of Batman: Arkham City
Multi-platform at E3 2012
There are also multi-platform titles such as Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Far Cry 3, Assassin’s Creed 3, Crysis 3, Doom 3, Dishonored, Tomb Raider, Hitman: Absolution, Need For Speed: Most Wanted, Dead Space 3, Resident Evil 6 and Star Wars 1313.
One game that did stand out visually at E3, and pencilled in for Xbox 360 and the PS3, was Watch Dogs. Playing the part of a hacker assassin in a futuristic world, this game looks like offering endless possibilities in hacking all manners of different electronic equipment to help complete your goals.
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