Thursday, June 17, 2010

Top Ten Most Anticipated Games From E3 2010

All the big reveals and announcements from this year's E3 have come and gone, so now it's time to make a list of my most hotly anticipated games from this year's floor. Some we've seen before from past E3s, while most are brand spanking new. Here's my top ten personal picks based on anticipation and excitement solely. Let's get this started!

10) Golden Sun: Dark Dawn (DS)

The Golden Sun trilogy comes to a close with Golden Sun: Dark Dawn, the third installment of this fun RPG series. This time touch screen support and full 3D visuals. Join Isaac and the gang as they battle a new evil that threatens Weyard.

9) Gran Turismo 5 (PS3)

Given an early November release date, Gran Turismo 5 promises lots of driving simulating action including online play and night racing. It seems like forever, but Gran Turismo 5 is finally coming out to racing-hungry PlayStation 3 owners.

8) LittleBigPlanet 2 (PS3)

Build the levels of your dreams with improved game control via PlayStation Move, new tricks and gadgets to tinker around with, and new game types to play in. No longer are you just confined to 2D platforming as you can even take on the shoot-em-up genre!

7) Disney's Epic Mickey (Wii)

Receiving a hefty graphical overhaul, Disney's Epic Mickey in part by famed developer Warren Spector takes the mighty mouse to new heights on a brand-new adventure exclusively for Nintendo Wii. Part 3D, part 2D, the platforming renaissance is on and it's on Wii.

6) Kirby's Epic Yarn (Wii)

We haven't seen a full-fledged console Kirby game since Kirby 64 way back on the Nintendo 64 funnily enough. Nintendo aims to correct this with the visually astounding Kirby's Epic Yarn with backgrounds and characters made up of yarn and carpeting.

5) Metroid: Other M (Wii)

Originally due out later this month, Metroid: Other M is hunting the Metroid menace on August 31st for lucky Americans. For everyone else, a September release seems likely. Join Samus Aran after the events of Super Metroid and learn the secrets of her mysterious past.

4) Kid Icarus: Uprising (3DS)

The first shown game for Nintendo's new 3DS handheld, Kid Icarus: Uprising marks the decades old return of everyone's favorite winged hero, Pit. From the trailer we can see 3D battles taking place in land and by air. A graphically impressive game, Kid Icarus: Uprising aims to whet the appetites of hungry handheld fans.

3) Marvel VS. Capcom 3 (PS3, 360)

I loved Tatsunoko VS. Capcom, so this game quickly jumped to my list. If you saw the gameplay trailers posted last night you'll understand why. High-octane 3-on-3 warfare is what Marvel VS. Capcom's third offering is all about. Here's hoping Mega Man joins the fray!

2) Donkey Kong Country Returns (Wii)

It's been over a decade since Rare put the finishing touches on the original Donkey Kong Country. Now another Western developer is taking their touch on the franchise with a brand-new installment to this widely popular and successful franchise.

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

While the E3 presser demo was less than spectacular, word is on the show floor is that the newest Zelda title from Nintendo delivers in spades. With a gorgeous cel-shaded art style, MotionPlus support, and promised retooling to the classic formula, Skyward Sword is definitely one title to look out for when it launches some time next year.

There's my top ten abbreviated. Which games from this past E3 of 2010 are yours? Drop me a line in the comments section to let me and everyone else reading know.


The Dread Pirate Guy said...

I think you summed up the Top 10 perfectly. All of those titles are great, but I'd be stuck stopping at just 10.

Woot1337 said...

Great list! Glad to know im not the only one excited for Epic Yarn. Tho, I would've probably included Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood as well.