Most Anticipated Games of E3 2013. Are You Ready?
E3 2013 is just a couple days away now, and we're getting excited! There are sooo many games we want to hear about, and even some that haven't been announced yet, but here are our top 20!
1. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
Remember the hop from the first Assassin's Creed to the second one? This one looks like it might make the same leap when it comes out this fall. Taking the series to multiple islands in the Caribbean, which will be under three main influences: the Spanish, the English, and pirates, Black Flag's world already seems like it will be full of conflict that is beyond the reach of the player's character. It won't be too long until the player gets a grasp on the latest conflict between the Assassins and the Templars, because Ubisoft has promised that the game will open up sooner than the one in last year’s Assassin’s Creed III. Set on utilizing the addition of ships to the series, Black Flag expands on the open water aspect of the gameplay, letting the player seamlessly move traveling on foot to swimming and eventually capturing other ships. Launching on all systems, it looks good for the series transition to the next gen. [ Read Assassin's Creed: Black Flag preview ]
2. Batman: Arkham Origins
The first title in the Arkham series to not be developed by Rocksteady so far seems to be a bit too safe, even with the logical progression the series has made through its two installments. Taking a younger Batman, before he had the suave swag that helped him make it through the Christopher Nolan trilogy, expect to control a Batman possibly in over his head as he deals with an Arkham as a fully functional city with the same amount of criminals as before. With the city being in a more stable state, Batman is able to help out the police to improve his reputation, and in addition, the game puts more emphasis on his crime solving skills with players having to take apart different clues in order to find out what happened on the scene of a crime. Multiple playable characters will also be back in Batman: Arkham Origins, with Deathstroke being the first announced addition to the game's challenge mode.
3. Battlefield 4
Taking what worked, augmenting it, and removing what didn't work is the mantra here. EA's Battlefield 4 takes place in the future, and it doesn't make as much of a big deal out of the near future as Call of Duty Black Ops II has. Set in 2020, the campaign is set all over the world with player's controlling a member of a US Special Forces squad called "Tombstone". The co-op mode has been removed, in order for EA to perfect the campaign and multiplayer modes instead, with the latter introducing RTS elements and 3 playable factions: The US, China, and Russia. While not a lot has been changed, a lot has yet to be shown as there have been substantial hints that Battlefield 4 might finally introduce dinosaurs to the series.
4. Beyond: Two Souls
The PS3's swan song, Beyond: Two Souls is thought of as the PS3's last major title (so is The Last Guardian gone from the PS3 line-up?). Releasing in October, most of the information about the title has been about the cast and the gameplay. Very little of the story has been revealed, which explores 15 years of a girl's life as she discovers the true identity of another entity that has been living beside her for all of her life, named Aiden. Starring Eleen Page and William Dafoe, Beyond: Two Souls will definitely stand out from the rest of the fall onslaught of titles with it's Hollywood talent and strong emphasis on story. [ Read Beyond: Two Souls preview ]
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