Its that time of year again, E3 2014 is nearly upon us and the hype is at an all time high. There are so many games that have already been officially announced, some that have been teased and some that have been that rumored to make their debut next week during the E3 press conferences and gamers will have to wait until next week to see what all is revealed. There have been a few games that have really captured my attention and in this list I will detail what games will be on my radar next at E3 2014.
Mortal Kombat X
The iconic fighting series is back for another round in Mortal Kombat X which is set to debut next year on the PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC. Netherrealm Studios promises to push the limits of their engine on the next gen hardware and improve on the fighting formula of MK9 to bring fighting games fan the best MK experience ever. If the trailer is any indication the action will be even more visceral, intense, and of course gory but it is not clear if this footage in game or just cinematic but Lead Designer and MK Co-creator Ed Boon has said the gameplay will be revealed at E3 next week.
Insomniac Games recently released a trailer for their Xbox One exclusive “Sunset Overdrive” a world filled with Zombies, Super Powers and Energy Drinks. This amazing open world title blends elements of Infamous, Borderlands, and Saints Row for a completely new and innovative gameplay experience. Players can create weapons, upgrade their powers and use the environment to dispatch enemies and access new areas. This game should be on everyone’s radar and it will be interesting to see what Insomniac will reveal from the game at E3.
The Order 1866
When Ready At Dawn shown off the demo for last E3 for The Order 1866 gamers were skeptical to their claims that the game will be a truly cinematic experience. There were many critics who also refuted this claim until the developers released a snippet of gameplay footage teasing their E3 presentation. The gameworld, the setting, the characters all blend seamlessly together and from the looks of it Ready At Dawn is maximizing the full power of the Playstation 4 hardware. The Order 1866 is a game to watch out for and maybe be one of the greatest games in Playstation history.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is not only one of the most anticipated games at this years E3 but one of the most anticipated games of all time. Kojima Productions let gamers get their hands dirty with Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeros which ended on a cliffhanger and this new entry will no doubt be a series defining moment in the MGS franchise and bridge the gap with die-hard fans and newcomers a like. This game is also rumored to fully reveal the origin of Solid Snake as well as the fall of Big Boss. The gameplay footage that had been shown at last years E3 wooed gamers everywhere and with Kiefer Sutherland take up the role of Punished Snake the game looks on track to be a classic.
Super Smash Bros Wii U/3DS
Super Smash Bros returns for both the Wii U and this time to the 3DS bringing with it series mainstays like Mario, Link, DK and Bowser as well as newcomers such as Lil Mack, Megaman and even the Wii Fit Trainer. Nintendo along with Bandai Namco look to bring Nintendo’s fighter to the forefront of the community as for too long it was overlooked by the FGC at large and put on hold by Nintendo’s Streaming policies in the past.The game also is breaking new ground being on two platforms at once and being mobile for the first time in Smash history is a plus in itself as Super Smash Bros 3DS will get players ready for the main game launching this winter. Nintendo is even manufacturing a controller port for the Wii U to use Gamecube controllers and making a new Smash branned controller as well to give Smash Vets something familiar and something that will not break their training regimen as well as as give all players an extra option when playing the game.