After tirelessly sifting through multiple articles discussing various people's "Top 10 Anticipated Games", I was finally able to compile a list of ten games that majority of the articles and sites agreed on as the games they really want to see showcased at next week's E3 convention. Without further ado, lets begin!
10. Persona 5 (PS3, PS4)
I am a little sad that the next game in the Persona series barely scraped into the top ten. Personal feelings aside, after seven years of enjoying the wild antics of the Persona 4 and Persona 3 casts, it seems that fans are going to be treated to a new setting, battle style and troupe of characters to fall in love with. There has not been much revealed about Persona 5 since February. This gameplay trailer was fierce, flashy, and intense, leaving many fans wanting more. Here's to hoping that more light will be shed on the story and characters at E3.
9. Assassin's Creed Syndicate (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Despite the terrible glitches experienced in Assassin's Creed Unity, Ubisoft has really impressed a lot of people with the small bit of information concerning AC: Syndicate. The game will focus on Jacob and Evie Frye - two main characters, both with differing playstyles - in Victorian London. London will apparently be even bigger than Paris was in AC: Unity and Jacob and Evie will have new ways to traverse London such as zip lines and carriages. Hopefully Ubisoft will present some story to go along with the vast world of Victorian London next week.
8. Mirror's Edge Catalyst (PC, PS4 and Xbox One)
It has been seven years since the release of Mirror's Edge, but it seems EA has finally been working on a sequel to the gorgeous futuristic platformer. Technically speaking it seems this game will be more of a prequel that will focus on the past of Faith, the protagonist.
Originally announced at E3 2013, there has not been much information released about this game other than some basic gameplay. The environment looks gorgeous, Faith's movements seem smooth and natural, and the game definitely seems to focus on first-person movement and combat. This demonstrates that EA is keeping to the original formula while adding some new features. Let's keep our fingers crossed that this game won't perform a disappearing act like it did at last year's E3.
7. Star Fox for Wii U (Wii U)
Sadly, Nintendo has confirmed that the highly anticipated Legend of Zelda for Wii U will not be appearing at E3 this year. Luckily there is a real possibility that a new Star Fox will finally be shown for the new generation of consoles. There is has been little to no public information about this game, but Shigeru Miyamoto has definitely expressed his desire to have this project completed as soon as possible. Does that mean that Star Fox will be gracing Nintendo's digital event during E3 this year? Who knows? Looks like we will have to watch to find out if this classic series will be hitting shelves in the near future.
6. No Man's Sky (PC and PS4)
No Man's Sky has been catching the eye of many people since it stole the show at E3 2014. The game seems to have an amazing potential to be a game that achieves many of the goals of sci-fi fans: to explore the universe, find different planets, interact with the different wildlife, and take in the gorgeous environment of each one.
It seems that the player's goal in general will to be to "reach the center of the galaxy". What that entails is unknown, but a simple, yet broad goal like that definitely would seem to entail one hell of a journey. No official release date has been announced for this game, so lets all cross our fingers that HelloGames will finally let the public know when this game finally be theirs during E3 this year.
5. Halo 5: Guardians (Xbox One)
It seems that 343 Industries has prepared the next game in the Halo franchise for this October. Despite its release date quickly approaching, there has not been much light shed on the story of Halo 5. There seems to be a new character, known as Spartan Locke, who must track down the missing Master Chief in order to stop another mysterious force threatening the galaxy. After the somewhat stumbling launch of The Master Chief Collection, let's hope that Microsoft can wow us with the next installation in the story of Master Chief.
4. Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (PS4)
Many people seem rather excited with the next game in the Uncharted series, especially with such an ominous title. It seems that Nathan Drake, after seemingly retiring from treasure hunting, has to take on one last job at the request of Sam, his older brother (who Drake thought was dead). It seems that the target this time is the Libertatia; a long lost "pirate colony" with a fabled treasure. So far the gameplay footage looks gorgeous as ever and rather innovative, with Drake wielding a sort of grappling hook to take down enemies. Sadly, this game has been delayed to 2016, but that hasn't made fans any less eager to learn more about the story, gameplay and setting for Naughty Dog's next hit game.
Did I mention that the game directors for The Last of Us were leading this project? Safe to say that if this is Drake's last adventure, he has the potential to go out with a huge bang.
3. Star Wars Battlefront (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
With a November release date fast approaching, its very likely that EA will show off this highly anticipated entry in the Battlefront series. From what trailers at last year's E3 showed us, it seems this game will feature maps from fan-favorite locations like Hoth, Endor, and Tatooine. It seems that all battles will be planet-based, so space exploration is likely not going to be in this game. With a release date for the game and its first DLC, "Battle of Jakku", hopefully EA will tease us with a bit more information on the game before it hits shelves in the fall.
2. Fallout 4 (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
After the recent release of their trailer, the internet has been in a flutter about Bethesda's next entry in the Fallout series. Not much is known so far beyond what the trailer shows. It seems that our main character once again has a "Dogmeat" companion and will focus on a post-apocalyptic area known as "The Commonwealth", which will consist of many parts of the New England area of the USA. Bethesda releasing a trailer so close to E3 has definitely given fans high hopes for more information at Bethesda's E3 conference in the upcoming week.
1. Mass Effect Project (?????)
It seems that a lack of information is what hooks the attention of the gaming community for this year's E3 convention. If there were little to no details concerning Fallout 4, there is a total lack of information about the next installment in the Mass Effect universe. Bioware has definitely confirmed that the game will not be called Mass Effect 4, it will have a different story that's separate from the previous three games, the Mako vehicle will be making an appearanc, and a multiplayer component will exist. Other than a few early conceptual art pictures, Bioware has kept tight-lipped about the development of this project. Personally, I myself will be anticipating a trailer or any other form of information about what exactly Bioware has been up to with the beloved Mass Effect universe.
Of course there are dozens of other franchises that did not make the top ten that will hopefully be making a debut at E3 2015. Many of the websites I researched counted games like Rise of the Tomb Raider, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Mad Max, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and Kingdom Hearts 3 among their personal top tens.
What about you? What personal favorites you are aching to see at next week's E3? Leave a comment below, and as always - for all your gaming news and stories stay tuned to GameSkinny.