Donkey Kong is back pounding girders, and Mario is a carpenter named Jumpman once again! The game that put Nintendo and Miyamoto on the map is finally officially available on Switch, in its original form!
Telltale Games have become world-renowned experts at taking story-rich properties and mining them for their full potential, whether the property is as obscure as Fables or as permanently zeitgeisty as Batman. Now they’re going back in time (no, not Back to the Future…they already did that one) to the early 80s — the era of creepy creatures, mirror dimensions, children with destructive psychic powers, and shoulder pads. Ah, the memories.
During E3 2017, Nintendo revealed Metroid Prime 4 was currently under production, with a simple graphic showing galaxies fading into the “Samus” logo. It’s been nothing but silence since then, and fans hoped they’d hear more about it this year. But there wasn’t a trace of it.
Ubisoft usually has a decent E3 conference, however this year they have brought out a bit more compared to last year’s E3. From updates to Beyond Good and Evil 2 to gameplay of the latest installment of one of their biggest IPs. Here are the things that were mentioned, but too small to bring up on their own.
The last of the big three companies had their presentation. Nintendo while focusing on Smash Bros in the second half of their Direct which can be found here. However we were given some announcements and details of other games.
A light hearted conference filled with news, answering long awaited questions, and new games and content. If you want to see information on Fallout 76, go here. Other than that, here is the Bathesda Conference Overview.
Another E3 for Playstation 4! After the machine-gun fire of trailers and reveals that was Microsoft’s E3, Sony’s quiet focus on just four Playstation titles felt a bit underwhelming. The games shown off looked great, but there’s a consensus that Microsoft won this year’s E3 despite showing far fewer exclusives. I’m still a PS4 man, though (except when it comes to Fortnite, because of this.)
The first conference of the big three companies happened on Sunday and Microsoft set a good sized bar for Sony and Nintendo to follow. The company showed off a lot of new games, Fallout 76 being one of them, however you can find the details to that here. Just like the last overview this is to cover stuff that are worth mentioning, but couldn’t get their own article due to lack of information and details.
Limited Run Games performs a great service to mankind by printing physical editions of digital games that might otherwise face eventual deletion from the universe. Ordinarily they keep their release schedule to their chest, until today: the company revealed a ton of upcoming releases on the way during their first-ever E3 presentation, broadcast on Twitch in hilariously low-budget fashion (greenscreened people on a CGI stage with a literal cardboard audience).
Electronic Arts was the first one out the door this year for E3, but you can’t say very many people were truly looking forward to it. To many gamers today EA represents the worst about the industry that feeds their hobby. When someone says the words “EA press conference,” visions come to find of the most generic bro-game titles around, and crass and greedy loot-box schemes on top of that.