Top five games we wish we saw at E3
This year's E3 was a massive spectacle rife with incredible titles both mainstream and indie. Attending press conferences, walking down long halls alongside hundreds of people, and getting to play some great games long before they hit store shelves or digital download platforms was a memorable experience that won't soon be forgotten. It was tiring, sure, but it was also remarkable, and once it was over, I'm certain I wasn't the only one leaving the LA Convention Center with a bittersweet feeling. As awesome as the games we all played were, there were a few that didn't make it to the show, and it's a shame, too, because these are all games plenty of us wish we could have seen and played for ourselves. Here are five of the games we missed.
We all knew BioShock Infinite wasn't going to be showcased at E3, and that was a total bummer going into the show. The game has been hyped up by 2K and Irrational, and it is easily at the top of many gamers' most wanted lists. Borderlands 2 took the spotlight at 2K's booth, but if BioShock Infinite had been shown off at E3, there's a huge chance that spotlight would have been divided in two. It really is a shame this title didn't make it to E3, because it could have been one of the most talked about games at the massive trade show.
BioShock Infinite will probably launch before E3 2013, so the chances of us getting to see it on the grand stage next year are slim. Oh well, I suppose all that really matters is the fact that we'll eventually get to play it. But still ... E3, man!
Beyond Good & Evil 2
Ubisoft had the best press conference at this year's E3, and its lineup on the show floor was stellar. With titles like Far Cry 3, Assassin's Creed III, Rayman Legends, and Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist, there's no denying the company came prepared with its proverbial guns loaded. But how awesome would it have been if the awesome and sexy Aisha Tyler would have presented Beyond Good & Evil 2 as the big surprise of the show? Think about it: hot girl showing off hot game. It makes perfect sense! Sadly, that didn't happen.
Ubisoft's Michel Ancel has stated recently that Beyond Good & Evil 2 will likely be on next-gen hardware, and if the game itself looks anything like the impressive footage we've seen thus far, that would make total sense. Still, you can't help but feel a little down that we're still not getting any new Beyond Good & Evil 2 news. Maybe next year?
Killer Is Dead
Obviously, 2012 is the year of Lollipop Chainsaw for Grasshopper Manufacture, but it would have been really cool to get at least a glimpse at Killer Is Dead, the next game to come from the awesome mind of Suda51. We really don't know anything about this game, but judging from the concept art, it will probably be yet another insane masterpiece. The cool thing about Suda games is that we can always expect some crazy surprises, over-the-top antics, and flashy style.
Killer Is Dead looks to be a dark game about assassins set in Japan, and that's as good as any setting for a joyously outrageous game from Grasshopper. I mean, just look at that giant fat man stomping all over those buildings. That's got Suda written all over it, and really, we wouldn't have it any other way as far as Grasshopper games are concerned. Bring on the outlandish craziness! Killer Is Dead, we hope to see you next year.