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

E3 2017 is upon us, what are your expectations & predictions?

Earlier this week the team at SaGamer discussed our E3 2017 expectations. With E3 looming over our heads, I thought it would be good to talk about what I’m expecting or rather hoping for out of The Electronic Entertainment Expo 2017.

Beginning tomorrow the 10th of June EA will host their conference and although its not part of the E3 line up specifically I am quite excited to see one game in particular that’s on their roster and that’s Need for Speed Payback. EA revealed and released the games trailer a week ago which can be seen below.

That’s about all I’d like to see from EA to be honest and there after my focus shall shift to Bethesda. If I had to hope for the impossible I would wish for an announcement or news on a new Fallout title but with rumors going around on Bethesda working on a new Wolfenstein and/or a new Evil Within, my dreams on a new Fallout title is just that, but a dream. However there are talks about the show having Fallout 4 VR. Now although Fallout 4 itself is not a new title, to see it in VR and hear more on its mechanics and system through VR will be a treat for me.

Following Bethesda are the Ubisoft and PlayStation conferences. With Ubisoft I am actually quite interested to see more on Assassins Creed Origins where as PlayStation probably has the most hype going for it throughout the world (disclaimer my hype train will be leaving the station last in the form of Nintendo) although there are two titles in specific that I was intrigued to see and that is The Last of Us 2 and Death Stranding (sadly I think Kojima advised that this might not be at the show).

With the rest of the shows out the way specific to my interests I shall now dive into what is probably going to make my E3 and that is the Nintendo portion of E3.

Nintendo last year hosted one hell of a show for me. Although they didn’t really have much on their show floor, the Breath of the Wild set-up was incredible. I remember watching their Treehouse live segments every chance that I could. And this year I doubt that this will change. There are so many titles that I’m interested in seeing from Nintendo this year at E3 that I’ve decided to rather list them below instead of talking about each one. As talking about each one might keep you here the entire evening.

– Pokémon Ultra Sun & Moon (I have so much to say about this after the Nintendo Pokémon Direct the other day but I shall keep my head up high and wait on Nintendo to show more at E3 2017)
– Super Mario Odyssey (Next to Breath of the Wild anyone that owns a Switch cannot say that they aren’t waiting on this!)
– Fire Emblem (2018’s release for the Nintendo Switch)
– Monster Hunter XX (Nintendo Switch)
– Project Octopath Traveler
– Mario and Rabbids Kingdom (I assume this will be showed off with Nintendo but Ubisoft might do the honors)
– Xenoblade 2
– Ever Oasis

When it comes to Nintendo I have quite high expectations unfortunately. Even more so, a wish for an announcement on a new piece of hardware…The Super Nintendo Entertainment System Classic.

Tell me what are you hoping for from all the announcements soon to grace us from E3 2017?

  • Zain