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E3 2014: PlayStation Press Conference Final Verdict, Full WrapUp

Sony PS4 E3 2014

Similar to the other companies that presented at this year’s E3, Sony did host a pre-show which discussed a number of things including the Battlefield: Hardline Beta currently going on as well as Killzone Shadowfall’s “Intercept” co-op expansion pack releasing June 24, 2014 for the PS4. Once this was through the actual show began and if you missed any of those speed interviews during the pre-show, worry not – RGN is all over the details and you can find plenty of content in our E3 and News Sections respectively.

Destiny opened up the PlayStation E3 Press Conference as Sony brought the co-operative, narrative-driven Sci-Fi New IP out to show a very cinematic quality display with gameplay snippets following shortly after. I must say that, I had doubts about this game but then Sony announced a PS4 exclusive Alpha Test the very weekend after E3 and ever since – many RGN Staff have gotten their hands on the game and love it. Bungie developed the game under publisher Activision, and during the Press Conference it was announced that a white PlayStation 4 would release September 9, 2014 complete with Destiny bundled in and a white PS4 controller. Those who signed up for the Alpha through PSN stood a chance at getting a code, but pre-orders for Destiny on PS4 also resulted in a code as well as Amazon handing out codes to people that pre-ordered their PS4 from them back when it released.

The Order: 1886 debuted with seamless transitions between cinematic visuals and gameplay action, just as promised. The game has been delayed to 2015, but it was nice of Sony to recognize that gamers still care a lot about this game and wanted to see it. Entwined is a brand new indie IP that got debuted as well and given major support during the conference at which it was announced that a small team of students were responsible for the game and that it would become available that very night for just $9.99 on the PS Store. Infamous: Second Son DLC was detailed and is called First Light, features a female playable character with new powers, a new chapter in the game’s very cinematic adventure story-line, and is even expected to release some time mid-August.

LittleBigPlanet 3 was announced and completely unexpected. New characters were added to the game including OddSock which introduces new platforming mechanics to the gameplay such as running up walls and jumping from wall to wall. Additional characters were also added to enhance gameplay such as Swoop who can fly and Toggle who can be massive but can also shrink to a smaller, more dense size (though light enough to walk on water apparently). Using Toggle’s weight in combination with the flying and platforming abilities of Swoop and OddSock, SackBoy now faces a much more versatile co-op experience for up to 4 players. Something different will be experienced by each person, and finally players can stop fighting over which part of a level they want to do. Creative layers have also been added that weren’t possible before in previous LBP games.

Of course, the main draw for the LittleBigPlanet series has always been the ability for players to make their own levels. The audience was shown a myriad of levels that have already been created by those who are in closed testing phases, and it was revealed that all of these levels and every level ever made by the LBP community would be available day one. That’s 8.5 Million Levels in total. This game is releasing November 2014 for PS4. Pre-ordering the Collector’s Editon of LBP3 nets you an OddSock plushie.

Bloodborne

Keeping right along with great pace here, because there is a lot to cover, Sony moved on to a few huge AAA announcements after their brief departure into Indie and Family gaming. Bloodborne was revealed for the first time ever and given a 2015 release window. This is another game that harkens back to medieval times in the way that The Order: 1886 does except with a more visceral set of weaponry such as cleavers and flaming torches to fight off those who have been infected with a rampant disease turning them into monsters. From Software, best known for Demon’s Souls, has teamed up with Sony Japan Studio to put this game together which will be exclusive for the PlayStation 4 and has been designed to take full opportunity of its specs. Take whatever you want from that claim, and be on the lookout for Bloodborne which also features character customization including the choice to use a female main character.

Far Cry 4 was shown off next from Ubisoft who announced that players can invite friends to play Far Cry 4 co-op with them, even if they don’t even have the game! This feature is exclusive to the PlayStation 4, and quite frankly hasn’t been done before in such a major console release. Far Cry 4 takes a different direction than past entries by being more linear but when players go from place to place they are given crazy action battle scenes. If you haven’t seen the gameplay yet, you’ll need to check it out for yourself below. Ubisoft aims to make it feel as good as free roam but with a focus on cinematic experience and co-operative destruction with ‘weaponized animals’ and a fictional city run by a dictator in the Himalayas as the setting.

In the gameplay trailer we were shown wing suit gliding quickly deteriorating into a blazing gunfight involving driving and shooting at the same time, easily highlighting the intense fluid action Ubisoft had mentioned. One player used a grenade launcher while flying a helicopter and it became clear that every moment of Far Cry 4 pushes the story further through brutal destruction and a fight for survival. Ubisoft mentioned that many of the gameplay mechanics put into Far Cry 4 were directly requested by letters from the fans and that they will continue to allow users to improve their ideas and experience after the game’s release November 2014.

Zombies took center stage next as Deep Silver brought out Dead Island 2 with an incredibly entertaining CGI trailer. Sony also showed off SOE’s new game based on open-world online interaction called H1Z1 playing off the name of the virus that caused a zombie scare in real life not too long ago. This will be released as one of Sony’s many free to play games, and has a DayZ sort of feel to it. Other free to play games coming to the system include Let It Die (which I’ll speak about later in this article in more detail), Deep Down, Loadout, War Thunder, Planetside 2, Dungeons & Dragons: Neverwinter, Everquest: NEXT, Onigiri, Kingdom Under Fire II,  Guns Up!, and more.

Some people look down on free to play games, but one thing about PlayStation 4 is that users can enjoy online experiences together without the need for PS+ and this opens up the door for friends who might not have any money at the moment to always have the ability to play with you while waiting to get their hands on that hot AAA title. What Ubisoft has done with Far Cry 4 is just another example of how this feature can expand over time, and that’s not even an exhaustive list of free games that are out or coming to the system.

Sony next announced that clickers, bloaters, and other creatures from The Last Of Us will be integrated exclusively on the PlayStation 4 within the Adventure Mode of Diablo III via a DLC pack. It was then announced that a ton of exclusive content exists for Destiny on the PS4 including everything from exclusive weapons, exclusive multiplayer maps, to exclusive co-op experiences like a strike team mission on mars and other co-op boss battle action. Disney Infinite 2 will get exclusive content as well. A new Battlefield: Hardline trailer was shown to the people as well as the Beta rages on with tons of people on PS4 getting into the action. In fact, I don’t know a PS4 owner who isn’t in the Hardline Beta at this point.

Paradox Interactive hit the scene next with Magicka 2 and teased with an awesome and creative marketing campaign that players will learn to spell again as part of a long-term agreement with the indie developer / publisher to work with Sony on getting more games onto the PlayStation 4. Beyond that, Tim Schafer of Double Fine pretended to be a little girl writing in a letter to Sony requesting Grimm Fandango receive an HD Remaster. Turns out, that’s exactly what’s happening for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita thanks to a new deal with Double Fine and Sony. Devolver Digital spat more indie games at us then we could take a shovel to including BroForce, Titan Souls, Not A Hero, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, and The Talos Principle. These all looked great in their own way, and many of these have been in our hands already. We can’t wait to tell you more about why the Indie Takeover is a complete success – but you’ll see for yourself soon enough.

 

Suda51 and Grasshopper Manufacture announced Let It Die! Let It Die… where do I begin? This is an incredible new concept and is being made available as a free to play game exclusively on the PlayStation 4 which takes the way users play and puts it in a pool of death. In Let It Die, the information doesn’t die – it comes back to haunt you. The way you played will result in enemies who fight the same way, have the same level, and the same styles / gear. Not much is known still about this online multiplayer experience, but we are keeping our third eye on it and are very excited for the unique aspects it aims to bring to the table.

Giant Squid (the makers of Journey) announced ABZÛ which could very well become an indie game of the year contender. It is a very abstract game that doesn’t take the camera angles and gameplay mechanics players expect – it creates new ones from scratch. Imagine how it will feel to let your mind run free in something that is actually new. I would be remiss to say that this didn’t intrigue me, and I applaud Sony for continually supporting abstract art like this – even if it doesn’t always sell particularly well. Thankfully it seems Giant Squid has found a home on PlayStation and is being appreciated by its fans and user-base though, so we have high hopes for ABZÛ.

Hello Games took the stage next and stated that they couldn’t believe they were really standing on the E3 2014 stage announcing their game for PS4. That’s quite a true statement considering that their development studio was flooded out and they received nothing from insurance to help out with the recovery. Some data may have been lost, but we sure didn’t notice. The debut trailer for No Man’s Sky on the PlayStation 4 was simply astounding.

No Man’s Sky is a procedurally generated infinite universe where each player starts off on a different planet. Free will is a major focus of the game which houses nearly every science fiction nerd’s ultimate fantasy in one massive concept. Seamlessly travel from planet to planet without a loading buffer and experience freedom in space as you discover new species and star ships with your choice of nature or working with / against other players. This is a New IP, and it’s one that’s really hard to put into words. Please allow the main creator to do so for me instead in this E3 2014 interview which also features the gameplay shown on stage at Sony’s event as a visual backdrop to the discussion. And be sure to give this game a real chance when it reaches release, the developers put their all into making this a totally unique experience.

There was a sort of moment of awe, intense, and final feeling that came over viewers of Sony’s Press Conference once No Man’s Sky was shown. It felt like the conference was over, and perhaps it should have been. But Sony decided now was a great time for an intermission filled with boredom, followed by a ramped up part two to the conference that satisfied any gamer who wasn’t moved by this abundant amount of games and announcements. Here’s what came up next after No Man’s Sky was center stage.

Virtual reality headset PlayStation Morpheus was announced as a product that gamers can use in harmony with the PS4 Camera and three exclusive titles were available for press to play on; Jurrasic Encounter, Eve Valkyrie, and Street Luge. For now, Sony chose not to really try marketing the device or explaining it to the masses – and instead just verified that they are indeed pushing forward with their plans for virtual reality. This is likely something players can expect to see more of in the coming years, but to avoid scaring off potential PlayStation customers who might be short on cash nothing further was said about it.

Some stats were delivered including the fact that 95% of all PlayStation 4 consoles have been used online with 1.25 billion hours of single player and 1 billion hours of multiplayer recorded. The share button has been hit 220 million times and YouTube was announced to be added soon to the ShareFactory and Share button features on the PS4. 150 million spectator sessions have taken place thanks to “Live From PlayStation” in which players watch others during gameplay broadcasts, and Sony reminded us that more features are coming to this soon including ways for players to help / harm broadcasters during play. Sony re-confirmed their dedication to free to play games as I discussed below and rattled off another incomplete list showing that they truly have tons of free gaming experiences out now and planned in the future for those who decide to buy a PS4.

PlayStation Now (the upcoming digital streaming and rental service for games on the PS family of hardware) was given a formal date for its North American Open Beta (US / Canada) on the PlayStation 4. This will take place starting July 31, 2014 and will also hit the Vita some time after. Sony discussed the fact that they are not totally sure how much they would like to charge for renting games through the service just yet, and are testing different pricing options. I personally hope to see this digital rental service grow to one day replace snail-mail services like GameFly which often fail to please their customers or make a decent value proposition. For now, testing existing games on the service will be the main course of action and support for the service will also hit Sony’s TV line meaning that just a controller and a Sony TV will be enough to play PlayStation games in the future. A list of games supporting this was given including ‘Deep Silver Games’, Tales of Hearts R, Child of Light, Dead Space 3, God of War Ascension, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, Ratchet & Clank: Into The Nexus, Tales of Borderlands, Ultra Street Fighter IV, Minecraft (with full console experience) and more.

PlayStation TV (the new name for VitaTV) will be able to do PS4 remote play on a new TV, play hundreds of PS3 titles thanks to PS Now, and supports PS1 / PSP Classics. Sony announced that the product will hit North America for $99 and supports “nearly 1,000 games” at launch with a bundle announced that includes the DualShock 3, PlayStation TV micro-console (complete with HDMI ports and HDMI cable), an 8GB memory card, and LEGO The Movie Video Game. Sony said they are “unafraid to go against the tide” and that PlayStation TV was “all about the games”. This segment was a bit hard for some people to watch after Xbox set the precedence of showing almost purely games only, but with that note more games were given to us shortly after and we’re happy for that.

Mortal Kombat X hit next and has everybody talking as new characters which actually look fantastic were introduced, real live gameplay was shown and seemed flawless, and the bone-breaking X Ray makes a return as well as a return on emphasis on environmental combat. The game has taken a way more creative approach than many past Mortal Kombat titles and as you may know, MK is the go-to game for those who aren’t really into the whole fighting sticks and memorizing combos scene as well as a respected fighter that pros can enjoy too. This plus 3 alternative versions of every character (not just in looks, but in style and abilities) means that players are really going to get a good bang for the buck in this completely fresh installment in the series.

Something horrible happened next. POWERS (a comic book / tv series) was discussed for what felt like an eternity, but was realistically around 7 minutes, and for all the talking and waiting that made us consider carrying out Seppuku on ourselves – NO TRAILER!? This was unacceptable Sony, and you had better learn from this. Not everyone stuck with you through that segment, and the fact that segments like this existed caused a lot of people to not even realize just how many amazing games were shown at your press conference. A ton of other boring crap happened like the comment that Sony has seen a 190% increase in PS+ subscribers, and the fact that POWERS will be free for PS+ owners, and one episode is free for every PS4 owner, but nobody clapped. It was time for more games.

Ratchet & Clank will be getting a “re-imagined” release on the PS4 with Insomniac and Sony teaming up for a 2015 full film production hitting theaters as well as PS4’s digital film service. Some people criticized this announcement, but as a R&C fan – I was pretty happy about it. The Last Of Us was finally confirmed to be hitting PS4 with Naughty Dog later saying that it is 1080P @ 60 frames per second and one of their lead programmers Corrine Yu commenting further that the team at Naughty Dog might even reach beyond 60 frames per second – because win. July 29, 2014 was named as the day we will get TLOU on PS4 with HD Remaster.

Sony revealed that PlayStation 4 would receive GTA V. Rockstar Games later announced that the title will hit Xbox ONE and Windows PC as well, but Koller of Sony assured us that the PlayStation 4 version of GTA V will receive exclusive features. These features have not been announced yet, but one feature that was revealed at E3 2014 is the ability for gamers to bring their save file for GTA Online and GTA V story mode over to the PS4 version of the game from PS3, or even Xbox 360. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain got a deeply gripping and emotional trailer which was brand new for this event as well. Arkham Knight was given a brand new intricate and detailed trailer as well as talks of the open world and Batmobile tank abilities. New gameplay was revealed for the first time ever and it was announced that Scare Crow Nightmares for Arkham Knight are only on PlayStation.

Finally, last but not least – what looked like an Uncharted movie at first was shown to us. I seriously thought I was looking at a real life Nathan Drake… until Sony announced that all of the footage in the Teaser for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (coming exclusively to PlayStation 4 in 2015) was captured directly off of the PS4 itself. This is hands down the most advanced photo-realism ever seen in a console game and just like The Order 1886 will provide seamless cinematic to gameplay transitioning.

Final Verdict:

Although Adam Boyles and Andrew House should basically never be allowed to speak at a Sony Press Conference again, seriously, Sony cannot be denied at this year’s E3 2014. Sheer quantity and quality of new game reveals, unexpected surprises, and luxury features for owners of the PS4 outweighed the few moments of poor presentation by a long shot. From LittleBigPlanet 3, Bloodborne, Let It Die, too many others to count, to the ability to play Far Cry 4 with friends that don’t even own the game, as well as the announcement of a new SKU bundled with Destiny (that was given an exclusive PS4 Alpha phase directly after E3 which proved successful in getting gamers excited, and will receive tons of exclusive content just like Arkham Knight, Diablo III, and many more).

There’s just too much to keep up with. The amount of indie games cannot be met by any competitor either with No Man’s Sky being a clear and away winner for most exciting indie game at the E3 2014 event. Just when you thought the show was over, more and more features and highly demanded products continued to be announced. Sony may have abused their time with gamers during the middle of the conference when they allowed talk of a Marvel television series and then failed to show a trailer after a very boring speaker detailed this endeavor, but if you shut off the event at that time you sorely missed out.

The Last of Us for PS4, Grand Theft Auto V for PS4, a brand new Arkham Knight gameplay trailer that people are still talking about, and a very emotional cinematic trailer for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain all wrapped up nicely with an Uncharted PS4 announcement / teaser finale. When it comes to press conferences, people say what matters most is the games. Sony brought more games and more announcements to their conference than any other company this year, and for that they’ve achieved the winning score. Our only metric going in to E3 was always the quality and quantity of game announcements.

Overall Score: 10 / 10

RGN Rating: Diamond Press Conference

Editor’s Note: This rating is the opinion of the author and may / may not represent the opinions of other RGN Staff.

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More Trailers

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The Last of Us: Remastered (PS4 Exclusive) – E3 2014 Trailer

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (PS4 Exclusive) – E3 2014 Trailer

PlayStation TV – North American E3 2014 Announcement

LittleBigPlanet 3 (PS4 Exclusive) – E3 2014 Gameplay

Bloodborne (PS4 Exclusive) – E3 2014 Announcement Trailer

Infamous: Second Son (PS4 Exclusive) – First Light DLC E3 2014 Announcement Trailer

The Order: 1886 (PS4 Exclusive) – E3 2014 Gameplay

Killzone: Shadow Fall (PS4 Exclusive) – Intercept E3 2014 Trailer

Deep Down (PS4 Exclusive) E3 2014 Trailer

Ratchet and Clank The Movie – E3 2014 Trailer

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Nemesis System A.I. E3 2014 Trailer

Let it Die (PS4 Exclusive) – E3 2014 Announcement Trailer

Batman: Arkham Knight – E3 2014 Gameplay

No Man’s Sky – E3 2014 Trailer

Grim Fandango – E3 2014 Announcement

Dead Island 2 – E3 2014 Announcement Trailer

Rainbow Six: Siege – E3 2014 Announcement Gameplay

The Crew – E3 2014 Gameplay

Magicka 2 – E3 2014 Announcement Trailer

Devolver Digital – E3 2014 Titles Trailer

Editor’s Note: RealGamerNewZ has moved web servers, some older posts can no longer be commented on and have been preserved without their images. Thank you for your understanding in this matter. This article was written by Jon Ireson on 20140618 and was last modified on 20150424 .

E3 2014: Nintendo Press Conference Final Verdict, Full WrapUp, Impressions Podcast

E3 2014 Nintendo RealGamerNewz Press Conference

Nintendo smashed onto the scene (no pun intended – or is it?) with this year’s Nintendo Press Conference getting straight to the point for the hardcore fans not just of Ninty, but of gaming overall. The show opened up with Nintendo making fun of themselves and of their haters at the same time with a simulated fan reaction “Great, they’re gonna announce another Mario game?” which was replied to by a clay-mation (Robot Chicken-style) Reggie who replied that there would be something else instead for gamers to see. Mario got aggravated and started acting like he was gonna tear Reggie a new one, but the comedy and out of the ordinary presentations didn’t end there. Iwata and Reggie both were shown with black backgrounds and hands out by their sides closed-fisted as they re-enacted hilarious anime style battles against each other. By the end of this people could see that Nintendo wasn’t taking the hate seriously and was ready to confidently deliver entertainment to the world without missing a step.

The first segment focused on how players can integrate their own Mii characters into the new Super Smash Bros for Nintendo Wii U as well as explaining how this would work. There will be three main types of classes players can choose from. The Brawler (fast and powerful), Swordfighter (calm, calculated, and precise), and Gunner (projectile madness). Each character can select from 12 abilities and assign 1 of 4 special moves leaving 35 total moves to choose from and providing a diverse character creation system for the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. It is unclear at this time if this feature will be on the Nintendo 3DS version of the game, but that version was also shown and looked amazing for a handheld. Before moving on to the 3DS version of the game, it was also revealed that the support for Mii characters was left open-ended so that players could drop in their own custom-made characters like Ice T, Elijah Wood, or Abraham Lincoln which were given as examples and shown on the air.

Ice T Super Smash Bros

The Nintendo 3DS version of Super Smash Bros. was not left out of things and has been given some detail as the game’s main Director discussed that the fighters, items, levels, and unique game modes were focused on specifically. This version of the game features new concepts like Free For All and optional graphics extensions such as character outlines for enhanced visibility during battle.

Next, Nintendo dropped a bomb on those of us who have a crew of friends that all rock the Wii U and feel very hyped for Super Smash Bros. A new product lineup called Amiibo was announced. Amiibo are small toys that communicate two-way data transfers with the Wii U GamePad. In the first reveal of Amiibo to the world, Reggie showed off his own small Mario figurine and let us know that in Smash Bros Amiibo will keep track of unique stats, experience, level ups, and abilities that players can bring from place to place without the need for an account. Mario Kart 8 will also gain support for these devices. Amiibo (much like everything in Nintendo’s E3 Conference) will be explained in further detail on other RealGamerNewz articles – but for the sake of time and also preserving the feeling Nintendo provided of self-explanatory awesomeness, allow us to proceed.

Yoshi: Wooly World is not a sequel to the earlier yarn-based game but instead a spiritual successor that is focusing on a pleasant exploration gameplay experience using wool to create a unique gameplay and visual presentation pairing providing a brand new world for players to take control of Yoshi in. During this segment, Nintendo developers were able to break it down for us as to what makes a Yoshi game different from a Mario game. While both are 2D platformers that have evolved to have advanced 3D graphics, Mario is about performing challenging tasks in a time limit whereas Yoshi games are more focused on exploring wide areas with no time limit. I didn’t even realize that until now, but Nintendo put us on the game as to the mechanics of their designs during this E3 without overloading us with information. Utilizing Yoshi’s tongue and abilities, players will be treated to an uplifting and positive game based on exploring and clearing a path for Yoshi.

Captain Toad Wii U

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is a Nintendo Wii U game that will release this Holiday 2014 and is based off of Super Mario 3D World, but with a whole new spin to it. Captain Toad will b e able to do things like dig and levels are being designed to feel completely different as what is possibly one of the more creative and overlooked games of the conference aims to bring a new flavor of Nintendo gameplay to the gaming community.

After this game was revealed, Bowser was seen gifting a pink donut to Princess Toadstool who didn’t seem very happy with the main boss of Mario world villainy. After apologizing for kidnapping the Princess over 80 times, he shows his snake side again already by asking the Princess if she’s going to eat that last donut. Some people never change! She makes a face at him, picks up the donut, eats it, and walks away. He says to himself “I deserved that”. This shows Nintendo’s humor once again as well as their acknowledgement of criticisms in Bowser’s behavior over the years – made famous by artist Random AKA MegaRan’s song “A Letter to the Final Boss” which features lyrics like “This is a letter to the final boss / Kidnappin’ women? Not kind at all / In fact, it makes you seem kinda small / If you don’t mind, could you knock it off?”

Legend of Zelda Wii U Nintendo E3 2014

The moving image above shows the final seconds of a new video we were given at the end of a decent explanation of what the next Legend of Zelda installment will be all about. Showing off all of the old Zelda games, and discussing the principles of them, Nintendo’s Zelda Director spoke about the challenges him and the other Zelda developers faced each time they made an installment. In order to make the game feel like it has a big huge open world that can be explored, past games had to improvise various techniques such as standalone islands that could be found and explored. The new world of Zelda was shown with mountains off in the distance that can be reached, and a clear potential for vast exploration.

It was announced that this game will no longer feature the necessity to play in a linear way. Players don’t have to do as much of an ordered sequence of gameplay as in past Zelda titles and instead will have the ability to roam completely free and see everything. The puzzle-based mechanics of the game will still be in play as, much like previous Zelda games, players must find out how to get to the areas they want to go to and will likely need to acquire specific items and use them in certain ways to get passed obstacles. However, this time it will be much more freedom-based according to Nintendo.

This new Legend of Zelda game does not have a name yet at this time but has a much more mature and advanced look to it in terms of graphics and level design. The art direction seemed a perfect mix of the mature Zelda all gamers have been dying for as well as the bright and colorful palette that helps define the franchise. Zelda for Wii U releases some time during 2015, next year.

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire were given a quick promotion during the show and for those who didn’t know these are essentially re-invented from the ground up versions of Pokemon Ruby and Pokemon Sapphire from the GameBoy Advance days. These new titles will take the GBA Pokemon games and bring them up to speed with all the features of a title like Pokemon X as well as the graphical fidelity which gave a new living world feel on 3DS. November 2014 players will be able to pick these up worldwide.

Bayonetta 2 debuted a new extended gameplay trailer which looked surprisingly crazy. The game will launch with the original Bayonetta included and even a Zelda mod with fan service teased for the Metroid franchise possibly getting crossover material as well.

After this, Tecmo Koei and Omega Force spoke about Hyrule Warriors. In Hyrule Warriors players take on large armies of enemies with a detailed action battle map that gives them ahead notice and warning of what’s going on elsewhere in the battlefield, similar to the Dynasty Warriors games. Giant bosses inspired by the Zelda series appear, and players are tasked with learning how to take them down. It is obvious from what was shown that Omega Force was given complete freedom on creating this game but also pressure and has learned a lot from it. Expect to see this game launch with Hyrule Warriors name intact and September 26, 2014 release date announced. This Action Battle collaboration between Nintendo and Omega Force / Tecmo Koei allows for multiple armies, tells the tale of forces in trouble, and even features 2 player co-op with same-screen features instead of split-screen annoyance.

Playable characters for Hyrule Warriors include the following, each with their own unique attack style:

  • Link
  • Princess Zelda
  • Impa
  • Midna (from Twilight Princess)
  • And More.

In closing a dope Legend of Zelda anime miniature production was shown off with Kid Icarus and served as an elaborate way to introduce the new Princess Palutena character to the game. Fan service was given as her clothes loosely gripped her body and a half of a second glimpse into her figure was seen. This is likely to ruffle a few feathers in the feminist community, however the character was presented a strong woman who will battle among a set of male and female characters – so this shouldn’t be taken as a slight to any gender. The TreeTop stream was provided by Nintendo after their Press Conference as a way to announce and show off even more details behind the games that got revealed today, and featured developers as well as gameplay that will be featured on RealGamerNewz across this week.

The power of Nintendo’s E3 this year is that they didn’t really have to explain much. With ease they moved from trailer to trailer with very little interjection from developers, but even when developer did speak it was clear and concise and gave a window into the minds of the makers of some of gaming’s favorite franchises of all time. Take a look at the following trailers and then continue scrolling for our thoughts in the RealGamerNewz E3 Podcast as well as the information on Nintendo’s unique competitive multiplayer shooter Splatoon.

Splatoon is a game in which players’ main focus is to control territory. While playing as a part-squid / part-human character, gamers have to cover the ground with ink for their squid abilities to be given full effect. Swimming in ink as a squid, and shooting ink as a human converse each other as major gameplay mechanics. While players take part in Nintendo’s first party shooter for the Wii U, there is a large wide open level design philosophy at work here that keeps them from ever feeling like a bored lone wolf. In many ways this shooter is the opposite of generic. Teamwork is key as well. In four versus four combat, the Wii U GamePad is tilted to aim and displays a map showing all of the ink from all players which is on the ground at any given time. Teammates can jet through each other’s ink fast as well as get kills with the ink – meaning that ink is a defensive and offensive material at the same time.

Nintendo developers took a moment to explain to us that Nintendo prefers to design its games with the character first and find gameplay features that fit next. That is how they came up with the idea for a Squid / Human hybrid and now have gameplay fitting that concept so perfectly. If you’re swimming in ink that you yourself put down – you swim even faster. Other abilities await to be shown off as well with GamePad real-time sync revolutionizing the battlefield. But be careful, allies can also detect where you might  be and follow you through the ink. This can be used to your advantage at times as well with ambushes taking place. Enjoy our Final Verdict on Nintendo’s E3 2014 offerings below as well as the Splatoon trailer (featuring Gameplay) found above.

RealGamerNewz E3 Impressions (Recorded Live):

Final Verdict:

At the end of the day, Nintendo’s Press Conference was probably the most entertaining one of the year. All of this fun and excitement was offered, with very little to tax your brain about. Nintendo got straight to the point, straight to the hardcore gamers’ hearts, and showed excellent quality as well as quantity in games for the Wii U home console. The Nintendo 3DS was given a break, which is what we need to see since the Wii U has to be front and center stage this year – and it was! So many great, new concepts are being introduced by Nintendo that we no longer have worries about the long-term future of Nintendo’s Wii U platform and are very excited for their first party offerings.

They could have slightly improved the show to get back that tiny slice we nipped off include showing off indie titles which we loved seeing at their previous press shows, but were sadly absent from the E3 2014 Press Conference, and by showing a larger quantity of third party games which they’ll be releasing this year. That being said, I can see why they didn’t do this and the powerful presentation of completely top-end quality games more than made up for it. Nintendo gets a 9.8 out of 10 for this year’s E3 2014 Presentation making it a Platinum Conference on the RGN Rating scale. Power up Nintendo!

Thank you on behalf of the gamers.

Overall Score: 9.8 / 10

RGN Rating: Platinum Press Conference

Editor’s Note: This rating is the opinion of the author and may / may not represent the opinions of other RGN Staff.

More Trailers Below

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Nintendo E3 Digital Event – Robot Chicken Clips

Super Smash Bros. – Reggie VS Iwata (Winter 2014 Release Window)

Captain Toad Treasure Tracker – Wii U (Holiday 2015 Release Window)

Super Smash Bros. – Amiibo (Winter 2014 Release Window)

Kirby and the Curse of the Rainbow – Wii U (2015 Release Window)

Monoligh Soft’s Xenoblade Chronicles X – Wii U (2015 Release Window)

Mario Maker – Wii U (2015 Release Window)

Yoshi’s Wooly World – Wii U (2015 Release Window)

Super Smash Bros. – Mii (Winter 2014 Release Window)

Mario Party 10 – Wii U (2015 Release Window)

Super Smash Bros. – Palutena (Winter 2014 Release Date)

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Brand New Footage of The Witcher 3 / CD Projekt RED Press Conference, Pre Order Info – Today @ 2PM EST Right Here!

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developer and GOG creator CD Projekt RED will stream a press conference tonight at 7PM GMT, which is today at 11AMpacfic time, and 2PM Eastern Time. You will be able to watch it live, right here, on RealGamerNewz below! Any fan of The Witcher franchise  will not want to miss what promises to be a grand showing of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Content.  CD Projekt Red released the following trailer which you can also find below in which they promise to unveil the following:

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt pre-order details.
  • The Collectors Edition.
  • As well as brand new, never before seen footage of the game in action.

Bookmark this page now and come back to watch what will be an epic event for anyone that is looking forward to The Witcher 3:Wild Hunt.

 

 

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Rumor: Leaked Info Regarding Sony’s E3 Conference: The Order, Uncharted, God of War and More

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According to Dualshockers, info in regards to Sony’s E3 press conference has been shared with them today from a reliable source. E3 is just under one month away, so clearly one can expect rumors regarding the event to surface but DS claims they were able to confirm parts of it with second source, adding some credibility to it. The detailed info in bold are double sourced and hold more weight but as always take it all in with a grain of salt.

  • Uncharted PS4 3 Minute Trailer showcasing ”In-engine” footage interspersed with gameplay segments. Visuals are supposedly unprecedented and set a benchmark for console graphics. Summer 2015 release date. It looks absolutely stellar. Features tropical setting and differing time periods with Nate/Francis.
  • Media Molecule’s new title will be a landmark title for Morpheus. 3D world building, beautiful, quirky visuals.Extremely creative and fun. Possibly related to the ”Entwined” trademark filed last week by SCE (not sure). Late 2015.
  • Gran Turismo 6 is coming to PS4 as 1080p 60FPS repackaged title in the vein of Gran Turismo 7: Prologue. Stunning visuals, extra features (social connectivity, new tracks, dlc etc). Coming mid-late 2015.
  • God of War 4 teaser will be present – will be CG with snippets of in-engine footage. A little early for reveal, but is designed to offset negativity surrounding canceled new IP and generate excitement – also to partially offset CG announce of Gears of War at Microsoft presser. Late 2015. Date wont be announced.
  • Kill Strain trademark is related to Syphon Filter reboot for PS4. Sony Bend working on revamping the franchise. Stealth, beautiful visuals and a possible Winter 2014 title. Bend finally getting to join the big boys.
  • Wipeout is also making the transition to PS4. Source is unsure of who is developing it, but hints that it could be Sony London, Evolution, or Firesprite.
  • Quantic Dream has a trailer prepared – unsure whether it is penciled in for Gamescom or E3. Sony will be watching Microsoft’s presser earlier in the day to gauge whether additional titles will need to be slotted in to dampen hype. Expect Dark Sorcerer- like visuals in real time. Off-topic, but still relevant – they are close to deal to become a Worldwide Studios developer, along with Ready At Dawn.
  • Speaking of Ready At Dawn, The Order:1886 will get a stage demo. Big title for Fall 2014.  Sony is expecting great things from said title – franchise hopes rest on its performance.
  • Ninja Theory working on a PS4 exclusive – possible Heavenly Sword sequel which was shelved a number of years ago. Quite far into development.
  • Sony London will be at E3. First AAA title in many years. 3rd person title. Gorgeous. They’re back with a bang,
  • Guerrilla Games bringing their RPG to E3. Provocative setting – very interesting. Insane visuals as usual. A good reaction to the title is expected. Will please the hardcore.
  • Sucker Punch busy at work on an inFAMOUS: Second Son DLC. Really cool. New powers. Possible new setting. E3 debut.
  • Sony Japan Studios debuting two, maybe even three titles. Project Beast – spiritual successor to Demon Souls. The other is The Last Guardian. Retooled for PS4, possible Winter 2014 title. The Other title is shrouded in secrecy.
  • Evolution will give Driveclub some time in the limelight. It’s shaping up to be incredible with jaw-dropping visuals. Demo release will be timed with  the press conference.

Publishers are also expected to take the stage according to this anonymous source; including Ubisoft, Electronic Arts, Konami, Capcom, Warner Bros, Activision, Square Enix, Take Two and Rockstar with Grand Theft Auto ( PS4 port of GTA V maybe?).

Sony’s Virtual Reality project, Project Morpheus will be showcased. The digital rental service PlayStation Now will be re-introduced, big titles will be announced for the Instant Game Collection and PS3 and PS Vita will receive price drops.

There will be a montage for the PS3 and a reveal of a few new titles for it. The PS Vita will also receive a small segment as PS4 is the main attraction. Sevral smaller scale (Most likely indie) digital titles will be shown and the conference will be closed out with, wait for it…. a teaser for a sequel to The Last of Us.

If any of this delicious info holds any weight, then Sony fans are in for a real treat. Here’s hoping its all true, or at least the bit about The Last of Us sequel, Uncharted, God of War 4, The Order: 1886 and PS Now. Those are what I’m most excited for, what about you?

Via: Dualshockers

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Gamescom 2013: Microsoft Xbox 2013 Press Conference [Full HD Video Replay]

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In case you missed it, here’s the Xbox Press Conference which took place in Germany at the Gamescom 2013 event presented to you by RealGamerNewz and our partners, in High Definition. Give us your thoughts about the event in the comments section… if you dare expose your beliefs in this crazy internet machine!

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Gamescom 2013: Sony PlayStation Press Conference [Full HD Video Replay]

PlayStation Gamescom Conference RGN

In case you missed it, here’s the PlayStation Press Conference which took place in Germany at the Gamescom 2013 event presented to you by RealGamerNewz and our partners, in High Definition. Give us your thoughts about the event in the comments section… if you dare expose your beliefs in this crazy internet machine!

*Editor’s NOTE: Skip to 19 minutes where the actual Conference begins*

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E3 2013: Nintendo Announces Wii U and 3DS Third Party Games Lineup Release Dates

Today is Nintendo’s Day at the E3 2013. Today Nintendo has released the following information regarding release dates. The following Wii U and 3DS release dates are quoted from the Nintendo Press Release:

“Third-Party Games

Nintendo’s third-party partners are bringing their best creations to Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. A selection of the games on the way for Nintendo systems include (titles in bold are playable at Nintendo’s E3 booth):

Title Publisher Platform(s) Release Date
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag Ubisoft Wii U Oct. 29
Batman: Arkham Origins Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Wii U Oct. 25
Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Nintendo 3DS Oct. 25
Deus Ex: Human Revolution -Director’s Cut Square Enix, Inc.
Wii U

2013
Disney Infinity Disney Interactive
Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS

Aug. 18
Disney’s Planes Disney Interactive
Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS

Aug. 6
Just Dance 2014 Ubisoft Wii U, Wii Oct. 8
Rayman Legends Ubisoft Wii U Sept. 3
Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Wii U, Nintendo 3DS

Fall 2013
Shin Megami Tensei IV ATLUS (Index Digital Media, Inc.) Nintendo 3DS July 16
Skylanders SWAP Force Activision Publishing
Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS

Oct. 13
Sonic Lost World SEGA
Wii U, Nintendo 3DS

Holiday 2013
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist Ubisoft Wii U Aug. 20
Watch_Dogs Ubisoft Wii U Nov. 19

Additionally, third parties are also bringing strong digital-only content to the Nintendo eShop on Wii U in 2013. Some of these titles include Ballpoint Universe (Arachnid Games), DuckTales: Remastered (Capcom), Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara (Capcom), Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails (Dakko Dakko), Coaster Crazy Deluxe (Frontier Developments), Spin the Bottle: Blimpies Party (KnapNok Games), A World of Keflings (NinjaBee), Oddworld: New ‘N’ Tasty (Oddworld Inhabitants), Mutant Mudds Deluxe (Renegade Kid), Cloudberry Kingdom (Ubisoft) and Shovel Knight (Yacht Club Games).”

 

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RGN Daily News #32: Post-E3 2013 Round Table

RGN Staff bring it all together in the official RealGamerNewz.com Daily News Podcast: Post-E3 2013 Round Table featuring a plethora of topics listed in greater detail below. Find out once and for all how we feel about the Press Conferences. We will discuss everything listed below and much more, including the fan favorite “Who Won E3?” question.

RGN Daily News #32: Post-E3 2013 Round Table

– Metal Gear Solid V : Plot Twists, Impressions, and More

– Xbox 360 Super Slim, Still No Price Drop

– PlayStation Vita No Price Drop, Lots of Games

– Reboots, Sequels, New IPs Compared

– Xbox Live Gold Vs PlayStation Plus

– Is Xbox ONE DRM Really THAT BAD?

– Our Favorite Xbox ONE Game

– Call of Duty Ghosts vs Battlefield 4

– Our Favorite PS4 Game

– Xbox Vs PlayStation Who Won E3?

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RealGamerNewz Podcast: A New Golden Age of Gaming IS Here

I host another RealGamerNewz Podcast in which we discuss the New Golden Age of Gaming and why and how it’s here. PlayStation and Xbox are about to take gaming to a whole new level and leave behind their old ways for a much more classy and artistic generation. Business is business, but Microsoft and Sony both put those things to the side this week at E3 2013 where Sony PS4 and MS XO were shown alongside many games including a larger amount of exclusives and New IPs than anticipated. Both gaming giants are looking good with outstanding, strong, and impressive presentations that have proven the lasting power of the International Video Game Industry is here to stay.

 

RealGamerNewz Podcast: A New Golden Age of Gaming IS Here

– Gaming: Back To The Good Old Days

– There Was Once A Time Of Nearly 100% Exclusives

– Xbox ONE Specs and PlayStation 4 Specs Are Nearly Identical

– Competition Is Now Purely Who Has What Game

– Trips Down Memory Lane

– Why and How The Golden Age of Gaming Is Back

– PlayStation 4 Network 2.0 Instant Demos Stream Off Cloud

– Xbox ONE Upload Studio – Game DVR

– Why Exclusives Are Good For Gaming

– E3 2013 Is All About Games, Good Sign Of Things To Come

– Xbox ONE and PlayStation 4 Showered In New IPs and Third Party Exclusive Love

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