GameDynamo's Most Anticipated Games of E3 2011
Lots of companies are trying their luck by publishing new, innovative games. With dozens, even hundreds of titles to choose from, how can we pick what has us most interested? It certainly was no easy task, but we each managed to select our three most anticipated games from this year's E3. We also have a complete list of the games that will be shown at the show this year (and then some), but in the meantime, here are GameDynamo's Editors' Most Anticipated Games of E3 2011!
1) The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
Bethesda Game Studios will transport us back to Tamriel with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Taking place in the northernmost region of the world, players will take on an epic quest, as the prodigal Dragonborn, across the length and breadth of Skyrim. In true Elder Scrolls style, immense environments, varied climates, and a massive array of monsters, allies, and competing factions await, affording players dozens of hours of meaningful exploration. What’s more, the dual-wield control scheme the series is known for has been greatly improved, and a more free-form character development system has been adopted, giving players precise control over their role-playing and combat experiences.
2) Mass Effect 3 (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
3) BioShock Infinite (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
1) Ninja Gaiden III (PS3, Xbox 360)
It may be Ninja Gaiden with a new spin on gameplay, but Ninja Gaiden III sure sounds promising! This new installment in the series will loosely follow-up the story of NG2, but the development team at Team Ninja and Tecmo, headed by Yousuke Hayashi, is going for a deeper experience focused on actual slashing and limb-chopping (controller feedback included) rather than the non-stop action mayhem previous games may have offered. Each enemy you fight will be more meaningful for the overall experience, and there’s mystery surrounding Ryu’s role this time around. We’ll have to wait and see what it’s all about.
2) Super Mario (3DS)
3) The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii)
1) Codename Kingdoms (Xbox 360)
Announced at last year’s E3, little has been revealed of the action game Codename: Kingdoms from developer Crytek... not even on the Crytek website. While the game, set at the height of ancient Rome, is an Xbox 360 exclusive, it appears that the game will have Kinect playability. CEO Cevat Yerli has stated that Codename: Kingdoms will push the limits of the Xbox 360. It should be interesting to see exactly what they reveal about Codename Kingdoms after a year's wait, along with finding out if the rumors of Pikmin 3 and Heavenly Sword 2 are real.
2) Pikmin 3 (3DS or Wii)
3) Heavenly Sword 2 (PS3)
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