Wednesday, June 17, 2015

#E3 NEWS! Day 3 - Eidos, Nintendo, PC and stuff

And here is our last E3-related posted, probably. I don't expect to see any more surprises since now the conferences are all over and it's mostly gameplay from the showfloor coming up.

Nintendo conference was quite crazy, but the rest of the reveals was kinda lackluster if you ask me. There's also some stuff coming from a PC conference, which was really bad. But, hey, new Deus Ex footage!

Did you, like me, miss the good ol' Rollercoaster Tycoon games? No! Not that awful new game Atari showed recently. But something closer to the grandeur of the original games? Well, you're going to love this one then:

Developer Frontier (Elite: Dangerous) just announced a game titled Planet Coaster for PC. And it looks absolutely stunning! This really looks pretty fun! Now that's how you do it, Atari!!

From the Eidos/SquareEnix presentation came a new trailer for Rise of The Tomb Raider, which I'm pretty sure I already posed in my Microsoft/Xbox One recap:


The real surprise was a new digital Tomb Raider episode. Lara Croft Go. This time it's a more strategy game, done in a similar style to Hitman Go actually (hence the title):

It was nice to have another look at the upcoming 4th Deus Ex game (5th if you count the smartphones spinoff), titled Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and developed by Eidos Montreal: 

Just Cause 3, coming out on December 1st, is looking all kinds of (good) crazy, looks like working on a Mad Max game is letting the team get even crazier and more creative:



Square Enix also announced a sequel to the 2010 game Nier. And it is being developed by none other than Platinum Games!

The new formula for success and hype - get Platinum to work on an installment of your franchise (like Konami's "Revengeance").

Meanwhile Nintendo killed it with a fantastic opener:

That's right! That was the best most Muppet-y surprise announcement they could have gone for a new Star Fox game! And in case you didn't understand the whole puppets-thing they were going for that means you're probably too young to remember that was an allusion to the original Starfox games' cover art and marketing:

The game is called Starfox Zero. And no, despite the name it's not a prequel... but actually a sort of expanded remake of Starfox 64 (with lots of elements from the original SNES Starfox and the scrapped Starfox 2 thrown in there for good measure). What's more, the game is being co-developed between Nintendo and Platinum Games!

That means between the three announced Platinum titles at E3 (Starfox, the above Nier and Transformers: Devastation) and the nowhere to be seen upcoming exclusive Xbox One title (Scalebound), they're working on 4 games at the same time at the moment!!

Looks super fun!

After that I'm afraid Nintendo's conference went downhill. With a ton of amiibo's related news, re-releases, etc. Although there were a few other interesting tidbits.

Like a new Zelda for the 3DS, The Legend of Zelda: Tri-Force Heroes:

I always loved how portable Zelda games kept the retro gameplay of the original top-down view games on the NES and SNES. This one appears to have a similar co-op concept as Four Swords Adventures, only for 3-players this time. And gimmick-ysh costumes!

Here's a crossover game between both Mario RPG series - Paper Mario meets Mario & Luigi in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam for the 3DS:

Coming out early 2016!

There's also a random new multiplayer Metroid game, called Metroid Prime Federation Force:

Featuring no Samus and instead a bunch of generic characters! Since Splatoon it seems Nintendo's now focusing more and more on multiplayer titles, heh?

While Nintendo's E3 presentation lacked some real surprises or interesting new games, it's because they've always been announcing those via their own Nintendo direct videos. And surprise - they even kept uploading new stuff all along E3. Here's the long awaited Wii U game Fatal Frame: Maiden:

And some footage from the Wii U version of Shantae: Half-Genie:

And finally, let's end this post with yet another one of these Mario & Sonic games nobody asked for but Sega & Nintendo keep churning out:

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympics Games for both the Wii U and 3DS, just in time for the new Olympics next year. And yeah, was that Sticks? I see some Sonic Boom getting into non-Sonic Boom games!!


  1. More Star Fox! And Killer Instinct on PC now.

    1. A Platinum Games Starfox! Sign me in!!