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E3 2013 – Day 3

E3 2013 – Day 3

The 3rd and final day of E3 2013 is upon us, what incredible new games were revealed?

As to be expected, the last day of E3 was marked by glimpses of some truly intriguing titles.  Everything from action / adventure and sports to fantasy and horror was represented and it even seemed at times as if some developers were waiting until the last few hours of the 3rd day to spring their creations on us.  Needless to say, there were some truly amazing games put up for display today, here are some of the more noteworthy entries…

The Evil Within

First off, “The Evil Within” is being directed by the legendary Shinji Mikami (the man behind Resident Evil 4 and many other games from the same series), so you know that it’s going to tread new territory.  What’s more, the game is set up to be more of a detective / survival title as opposed to a pure action / horror / zombie shoot-‘em-up; moreover, it might end up being a true open world title as well.  Needless to say, the game looks absolutely terrifying and if all goes well, this might very well end up being one of 2014’s more interesting and hard-hitting titles.  You assume the role of Sebastian Castellanos, who is a detective called to duty on the heels of some incident at a mental hospital.  All in all, it appears to be a game devoted toward bringing the survival horror genre back to its roots and away from unnecessary arcade-style action and cheesy plot devices.  Luminary developer and publisher Bethesda softworks is bringing us the title in 2014 and it is set to hit PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One and the Xbox 360.

Saints Row 4

Quite simply, the “Saints Row” series has always been something of an antithesis to the more serious-minded GTA franchise.  Both are good examples of free roaming true open world titles, but what sets Saints Row apart is its “Zaniness”.  This trend continues in “Saints Row 4” which is the craziest installment yet.  The insanity can be summed up in one simple sentence:  “you start off as president with superpowers and fight off an alien invasion” …’nuff said.  “Saints Row 4” will be coming to the PS3, Xbox 360 as well as Windows.

FIFA 14

Sports and football fans will certainly be excited by the prospect of another FIFA release.  “FIFA 14” promises to up the ante once again with improved visuals and brand new A.I.   Gameplay is also being updated with new finesse moves, etc.  More specific details are on the way of course, but at this time it’s well worth saying that this impending FIFA title will pretty much blow the others right out of the water.  Look for it on PS3, PS4, Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

Dead Rising 3

In many ways, the Dead Rising series sort of picked up where Capcom’s other zombie franchise, Resident Evil, veered off from ages ago.  Dead Rising has always been about classic B-movie zombie action, the likes of which people can’t seem to get enough of.  In this upcoming installment, “Dead Rising 3”, developer Capcom Vancouver is pushing things even further and introducing integrative functionality for Xbox SmartGlass.  What’s more, the map(s) / environment(s) of Dead Rising 3 are said to be bigger than that of the first and second game combined.  When you factor this in with the fact that there will be no loading screens you have a game that seems to lend itself toward more exploration, which is certainly welcome.

Fable Anniversary

Xbox devotees already know that the Fable series is one of the most prolific and well-loved RPG franchises out there, as many gamers were introduced to it via the original Xbox.  “Fable Anniversary” is a nod to serious fans of the series as it is a complete overhaul update of the original Fable game in every way.  Additionally, “The Lost Chapters” will be updated and included as well, making this an extremely attractive package for Xbox owners.

Murdered: Soul Suspect

In short, “Murdered: Soul Suspect” is a bit like developer Square Enix’s farewell address to the PS3 and Xbox 360.  This upcoming game is set to be a bona-fide action / adventure game that sticks gamers in the shoes of a “Die Hard-like” character (John Mclane) who fights as a ghost instead of as a corporeal being.  Needless to say, it’s an intriguing concept and we’re interested to see how it develops over the coming months.

Tom Clancy’s “The Division”

Veering away from the focus and scope of other Clancy titles (while at the same time, remaining somewhat true to form), “The Division” is a very visually stunning 3rd person cover-shooting-based game that bills itself as on open-world RPG.  Just to demonstrate just how interesting this title is poised to be, you can have a player join in via a tablet computer to control an unmanned aerial vehicle to either take out targets or provide surveillance…very cool.  Perhaps the most interesting thing to remember about “The Division” however is its use of the Snowdrop engine, which renders everything gorgeously.  Expect to see this title on PS4 and Xbox One in 2014.

There you have it, the notable entries for the final day of E3 2013; we truly hope you enjoyed our coverage of the event and discovered at least a few games to pique your interest.  Cheers.

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