Friday, June 3, 2011

Top Ten Anticipated Games of E3 11

E3 is less than a week away, and two hardware are going to dominate the floor along with their games. Let's take a look at my top ten anticipated games of E3 11.

10) Star Fox 64 3D (3DS)

Star Fox 64 3D is a reskinned version of the original galactic dogfight. Now there's new upgraded textures to gawk over, multiplayer via local connection, and new voices added into the mix. One of my favorite N64 classic, I look forward to trying the game out on a small screen and in glorious 3D.

9) Uncharted: Golden Abyss (PSP NGP)

A side-story featuring everyone's favorite everyman (how someone who shoots with stellar accuracy, can climb walls like a monkey, and can stop international terrorists is beyond me) returns, but this time in handheld form. If the visuals don't impress, you can always stick around for the treasure-seeking trials and tribulations that Nate Drake and company come across. The PSP NGP launch can't come soon enough.

8) WipEout 2048 (PSP NGP)

WipEout hits Sony's next-generation portable with blazing fast speeds even with only 30 fps action. You can guess this 8-player online racer will get the adrenaline going. As one of the promised launch titles for the PSP NGP, you'd be crazy to not pick this game up. That is, unless the next PSP is over $400!

7) Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (PS3)

Nathan Drake's third treasure hunt takes him to flooded rooms to the scorching heat of the desert. You can probably guess than Sully and Elena have returned to assist Nate in this action/adventure title. Here's hoping for a better balance between gunplay and platforming.

6) Resistance 3 (PS3)

The Chimera return, and there's a whole lot of them to frag back to Hell. I enjoyed the original and sequel very much. Cooperative play where gunners took on missions across various maps. Hopefully this feature returns. You can bet your butt that the single-player and multiplayer are going to be tinkered to a "T". Insomniac is one dedicated studio, and I look forward to their next game.

5) Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One (PS3)

Ratchet, Clank, Captain Qwark, and always humorous Dr. Nefarious team up against a brand-new evil corrupting the galaxy. It's up to this team of four to stop it. With drop in/drop out cooperative play, the trademark wit of the series, and so many secrets to uncover, it's nice to see Ratchet branch out into untested waters instead of doing more of the same like past games.

4) Batman: Arkham City (PS3, 360)

Play under the cape and cowl of Batman as he enters a war zone in Arkham City. Rocksteady promises a new combo system, tons of new re-imagined villains, and enough detective work to make Dick Tracy jealous.Even a playable Catwoman comes to party. Hopefully we'll see a gameplay demonstration at E3.

3) Mario Kart 3D (3DS)

Ever since Mario Kart DS, the series has been a tremendous hit for Nintendo. The Wii version is somewhere over twenty million units sold worldwide. We've seen but a tech demo of the game in action, so here's hoping we see more of this game at E3. Perhaps during their montage of upcoming Fall release games?

2) Super Mario Bros. 3D (3DS)

Mario in stereoscopic 3D? Sign me up. With 3D enabled on the portable, you can judge your jumps much better and much more precisely. This game has a chance of stealing the show. Even the logo of the game features a surprise-- the raccoon tail power-up. As a combination between Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Galaxy, this game has all the makings of being a blockbuster.

1) The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii)

For two years now we've been waiting for some kind of information regarding this new Zelda entry. Twilight Princess was overhyped, so this is Nintendo's way of keeping the hype train chugging along but at a slow and steady pace. Hopefully the game is almost done as there really is nothing to play on the Wii this year. I'll probably be shown up at E3 with Wii announcements, but hey. Give us a story trailer and upgraded demo for Pete's sake.


Another list down and another week down the metaphorical drain. What are your top ten most anticipated games coming to E3? Let the world know in the comments section.

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