Welcome again fellow gamers! Yesterday saw day two of the E3 conference, with more exciting gaming news that was unleashed upon the crowd rather like the infectious T-Virus.
First up was a trailer and screenshots for the new Xbox 360 exclusive title, ‘Forza Horizon’. I’m not much of a petrol head, but even I’m looking at this game and thinking ‘WOW!’
Looking more realistic than ever, ‘Forza Horizon’ is an open world racer set in the American state of Colorado and will feature ‘expansive open roads’ for you to take your dream car for a simple cruise or to involve it in a high speed race. For the first time also in a Forza game, it will feature a 24 hour lighting cycle that will include night time. Set to have a whole new and massive list of cars for you to take out for a virtual spin (because let’s face it for many of us we’ll never really get to drive some of these cars.), Forza Horizon is set to hit stores in October.
Shuffling along next, Capcom released a new trailer for ‘Resident Evil 6′, looking to be better than 5 (and hopefully a little bit less racist as well). Resident Evil 6 see’s the return of both Leon S. Kennedy and Chris Redfield to the franchise, and also introduces a new character – Jake Muller (for fans of the series he is Albert Wesker’s son…apparently). You can play as all three characters with seperate but eventually interwining story arcs, lets hope that it returns us back to the horror we love. Resident Evil 6 is set for release in November.
Next up to be shown off was LucasArts new “mature” Star Wars game called ‘Star Wars: 1313′. Set in the seedy underbelly of Coruscant (”Never will you find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy” – sorry couldn’t resist), you play as a bounty hunter but that’s about all that we know – unfortunately nothing more has been released about the game other than a fantastic looking trailer.
After officially announcing ‘Dead Space 3′ on Monday and what it will feature; yesterday saw the announcement trailer be shown to all, looking to be yet another good sequel to the franchise (I still have nightmares from the first game..horrible…horrible nightmares) and having dropped multiplayer in favour of more focus on the campaign and co-op it should be a good edition to the franchise.
A new trailer for ‘Medal of Honor: Warfighter’ was shown off by EA, looking to be the best looking Medal of Honor yet and featuring Battlefield’s Frostbite Engine 2 for physics in the game. It’s starting to look like this game could give even Call of Duty a run for it’s money this year, and it is set for release in October.
EA Sports released a mash up of screenshots and trailers for their three usual sporty releases for later in the year, which are ‘Fifa 13′, ‘Madden 13′ and ‘NBA Live 13′. All set for release in October.
Sony shot a trailer out for a game that they hadn’t even announced in their conference on Monday; the trailer is for ‘LittleBigPlanet Karting’. It looks awfully similiar to Mario Kart, but uses the same user generated system as previous LittleBigPlanet titles – meaning the tracks should always be fresh and there could be some interesting creations. LittleBigPlanet Karting is due in stores towards the end of the year.
The final big news of Day 2 came from Microsoft relating to ‘Halo 4′, with it’s new multiplayer mode called Spartan Ops. Shown off with a trailer and followed with details of the new mode and how it will work.
Said to be a first of it’s kind, new addition ot the franchise, Spartan Ops will be an episodical adventure that “blends immersive storytelling, high-quality cinematics and action-packed gameplay to deliver an unprecedented serialized experience”.
Delivered through a weekly series of cinematic episodes, it will tell the continuing story of the UNSC Infinity, following the events of Halo 4. Playable both as single player or cooperatively with up to four players, sounds like it could be an exciting new addition to the franchise although will possibly require lots of Microsoft points to download.
Halo 4 is set for release in November.
That’s all the big news from day two, stick around for the news from the third day tomorrow.