E3 2017 – My Favorites

Earlier today we finally had the chance to watch Nintendo’s E3 2017 “conference” which is officially called Nintendo Spotlight. With this show being out the way it means that all conferences have been aired and now the show room floor is about to open to press and this year some of the public who purchased tickets to attend. And although the conferences might be over, the announcements still linger quite strongly, so lets discuss your favorites as well as mine.

I’ll begin with the most recent announcements and that is from Nintendo. Making their ways onto my highly anticipated list is Xenoblade Chronicles 2 as well as Super Mario Odyssey on the Nintendo Switch. Both titles are set to be released later this year and although vastly different I believe they will earn much respect from me. Also announced from the CEO of The Pokémon Company during Nintendo’s event was that Nintendo is working on a core Pokémon title for the Nintendo Switch which the mention alone has brought excitement and joy to all Pokémon fans across the world and yes that includes myself!

Staying with earlier today Sony held their conference and although there were a ton of incredible announcements including Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom and the remake of Shadow of the Colossus, none stood out more to me than Monster Hunter Worlds. I’ve been a fan of the series for 11 years now and moved with it from PSP to the Wii to the 3DS and WiiU and then remained with the 3DS over the past three installments. To see this title returning to another home console and the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC is amazing! If you’ve not heard or seen anything on Monster Hunter before I highly recommend you watch the trailer below and keep in mind that hunts can be taken on with three friends along side you in-game as well.

Following Sony or rather prior to Sony, Ubisoft had their conference and I think Mario+Rabbids: Kingdom Battle stole the show. The title was laughed at upon its leak but after more was shown both during the Ubisoft conference as well as Nintendo Spotlight I think players/fans have found new faith and hope for the title. And finally we take a look at EA and Xbox. EA started off well especially for sports fans but there were two titles from their conference that stood out for me. The first was Need for Speed Payback. The conference showed off an epic jaw dropping game-play trailer which looks as if its come out directly from a Fast and Furious movie. The second title teased with a tiny trailer at EA was a title called Anthem which thankfully was showed a lot more during the Xbox event.

As mentioned above Anthem was originally showed off the previous night during the EA conference however the trailer showed off during the Xbox conference blew me out of the water!! An open world multiplayer capable title with exo-skeleton suits named Javelins!! YES PLEASE!! The game-play trailer is a must watch below!

I’d love to know what you’ve been impressed with so far and what has left you wanting for more.

  • Zain
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7 responses to “E3 2017 – My Favorites

  1. It was an interesting E3, but IMO it wasn’t the best year. A lot of it felt very meh.

    In saying that, I am interested in Undertale coming to PS4, OG Xbox BC, and Minecraft cross-platform play.

    I still need to watch the video for Xenoblade, but I haven’t even played the first one.

    Ni No Kuni, I may wait for a sale. The first was gorgeous, but the combat system got old very fast.

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    • Minecraft cross-platform is going to be incredible for the players out there. About two years back I used to play it religiously on mobile and my PS4 but since have not touched it. Perhaps it’s time to look into it again.

      Admittedly I’ve started but not finished the first Xenoblade Chronicles but not desperately want to before the sequels released.

      I know many share your opinion about the combat system for the first Ni No Kuni but I think the second titles going to be a little different. Having said that though I have to admit I rather enjoyed the combat quite a bit.

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  2. Nintendo’s spotlight was great! I enjoyed Super Mario Odyssey’s new possession mechanic, as well as the announcements for Metroid Prime 4 and Pokemon Switch. Other fun announcements besides Nintendo’s were Dragon Ball Fighter Z, Monster Hunter World, and the Life is Strange prequel. And of course, that Mario + Rabbids reveal at the Ubisoft was expected, but still a crazy moment with Miyamoto up there.

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