Pre-E3 News Splurge

Pre-E3 News Splurge

E3 is right around the corner and it is sure to be full of glorious news tidbits with the possible reveal of a new Nintendo console leading the way on the hardware front. Elsewhere, many games are going to be shown off to a much greater extent than we have seen so far. It is just a shame we aren’t attending really. Boohoo etc.

With that, I think it is time to provide a bit of a news splash before the big event gets under way.

Deux Ex: Human Revolution

First up is the third game in the Deus Ex series, this new E3 trailer (I’ll never understand why ‘E3 Trailers’ are released before E3) shows a hell of a lot of action packed footage of what is likely to be a bit of a special game.

Somehow I never played the original Deus Ex but managed to play Invisible War. As you can expect, I wasn’t spectacularly enthralled with the series, I thought Invisible War was a good game, but nothing spectacular. I am starting to think that Human Revolution may just be that spectacular game with a lovely combination of sci-fi, RPG and action.

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations

Revelations will receive a full reveal at E3 with the following teaser trailer designed to get us excited.

It does a moderate job of ramping up the excitement, it certainly isn’t as good as the Deus Ex trailer for action, but then again that is the difference between a full E3 trailer and a simple teaser. Personally I find the latest concept art for the game to be much more revealing, Ezio in the snow and what is sure to be a gorgeous re-imagining of Constantinople. The promised addition of bomb crafting also sounds quite something, I wonder how many Templars I will be able to blow up in one go?

Aliens: Colonial Marines

I’m getting tired of games that use colons in their title, why can’t more games use the semi-colon? Anyway, after months of silence and a feeling that it had all but disappeared…BAM! Aliens: Colonial Marines is revealed to be getting fully exposed at E3, but not without another little tease.

Colonial Marines is being lined up for release in Spring 2012 across the usual suspects of the PC, 360 and PS3. Hopefully it will be full of scares which will send me running out of the room quaking in my shoes. Well maybe not as then I won’t get to experience the full game. The Cradle in Thief: Deadly Shadows was so bad (or is that good?) that I couldn’t complete the game. I sincerely hope Gearbox can capture some of the suspense of the films as you explore the U.S.S. Sulaco and planet LV-426.

Finally

One last thing, tomorrow at 19:00 GMT, Witcher 2 developers CD Projekt RED will be making what they are hyping as ‘The announcement of the summer.’ We shall see on that, what do you reckon they will be announcing?

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