Most Anticipated Video Games We Want To See In E3 2017
For E3 2017 though, the show will be coming after one of the strongest opening quarters in gaming history. We’ve had everything from Resident Evil 7 restoring faith in itself as a franchise to Horizon Zero Dawn being Sony’s most exciting exclusive in years, to Japanese-developed powerhouses like Nioh and NieR: Automata restoring gaming’s age-old ‘east meets west’ ideologies.
Revealed just last year at E3 2016, Hideo Kojima’s first non-Metal Gear game since Zone of the Enders is already one of the most tantalising of anything this year. Interestingly, its development and intended release is also something of a mystery, being Kojima Productions only began putting together ideas after Hideo left Konami in 2015.
Sony then stepped in to secure exclusivity rights, letting the team borrow Guerrilla Games/Horizon Zero Dawn’s immaculate Decima engine, along with some key staffers to get Death Stranding off the ground. As such, this has allowed Kojima to release a couple of teasers showcasing some phenomenal graphics, alongside multiple plot hints and immaculate renders of stars Norman Reedus and Mads Mikkelsen.
One year later, it’s assumed there’s now some sort of playable version of Death Stranding, albeit one that’s far away from retail. At this stage though, outside of third-person open-world action, we still don’t know how Death Stranding plays or really looks in-game, yet all who’ve laid eyes on those teasers are dying for more.
Red Dead Redemption 2
Rockstar aren’t ones to ‘play the game’. Which is to say, the studio are so big and so well-known, they don’t need to bother with ‘exclusive looks’ at their games in progress, or to even release multiple teasers and trailers.
They could drop any game TOMORROW with zero fanfare, and it’d outsell everything else this year.
For Red Dead Redemption 2, we’ve seen one brief glimpse alluding to multiple playable characters and confirming a prequel setting, but that’s all. Fans really want to know precisely what the purpose in revisiting a character who had one of the most well-known deaths in gaming history is, and personally I’m dying to just see this game in motion.
It’s entirely possible Rockstar won’t say jack until a couple of months before launch, but we can hope.
Remember this little beauty? Cyberpunk 2077 is the next title from The Witcher 3 devs, CD Projekt RED, and will hopefully do for sci-fi what Wild Hunt did for fantasy. Which is to say; introduce us to a world of moral ambiguity, insanely detailed lore, great characters, a gargantuan game length, plenty twists and turns and a core tone that’s markedly mature.
Inspired by the 1988 original RPG, Cyberpunk 2013, CD Projekt RED are doing what they did with Andrzej Sapkowski’s Witcher novels; utilising a passion for subject matter to expand all the best components into a game of the highest quality. We’ve know Cyberpunk 2077 was in development for quite some time, with rumours last year indicating it could drop last Christmas, which obviously didn’t happen.
Still, 2077 is set in a place called Night City where nobody speaks English, yet you’ll have access to all manner of translator chips, alongside augmentations that allow people to feel, hear and see the experiences of other citizens. They’ve noted the game is “very ambitious” and it will come with a multiplayer element too, though at time of writing I’ve no idea what that will be.
The Last Of Us Part II
I don’t know about you, but I need further convincing The Last of Us 2 is even necessary. The original’s ending is one of the most legendary and iconic, simply because it’s so interpretational and open-ended – something tagging a sequel on kinda destroys.
That said, writers Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley were quick to tweet out a series of “Trust us, we got this”-type sentiments, and in honesty, they’ve more than earned the benefit of the doubt (these guys have been writing for Naughty Dog since Uncharted 2), though I can’t be alone in wanting to see more.
Story-wise we’re picking up the tale of Joel and Ellie a few years after the first game closed out. Ellie has grown to hate the Fireflies, seeing them as a manifestation of what the audience knows as Joel’s lie i.e. that her DNA couldn’t be used to synthesise a cure, which we know Joel made up so he could live with his now-surrogate daughter.
It’s a very interesting way to take the story, and thanks to Joel and Ellie being so immaculately written, we’re going to stick with them regardless. I just hope that like Red Dead Redemption 2 also revisiting its characters after a defined and beloved end point, it all works out.
Source – Whatculture
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