With the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) happening next week, gamers are starting to get that rush of excitement as their favorite companies tease some of the titles that they can expect to hear plenty about during the show. Here is a breakdown of some of the recent announcements of games being presented.
Known for the Cooking Mama series, Majesco is bringing Mama back with Cooking Mama 4: Kitchen Magic and Camping Mama: Outdoor Adventures. They will also be showing Zumba Fitness 2, BloodRayne Betrayal, Hulk Hogan’s Main Event, Take Shape, Mind’n Motion, The Hidden, Face Racers: Photo Finish, Nano Assault and Pet Zombies. The company will even be showcasing two of their current Facebook titles, Cooking Mama: Friend’s Café and Parking Wars 2.
Ubisoft has also revealed their line-up of titles that gamers will see at the show, breaking them down into three different categories. Their “High Definition” line-up will include Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, Call of Juarez: The Cartel, Driver: San Francisco, Rayman Origins and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. As part of their “Online” line-up the games Ubisoft will be showing include From Dust, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Online and TrackMania 2: Canyon. Taking part in the “Casual” side of gaming the company will also have The Adventures of Tintin, MotionSports Adrenaline, Rocksmith, Just Dance, Your Shape and the upcoming Raving Rabbids title on display.
Having made quite a bit of noise when they announced their upcoming zombie action game, Dead Island, Deep Silver will be showing off the title along with the pirate themed RPG, Risen 2: Dark Waters
Family oriented game company Natsume has also revealed their line-up which includes Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny, Harvest Moon: A Tale of Two Towns, Gabrielle’s Ghostly Groove and Reel Fishing Paradise 3D. Harvest Moon and Rune Factory are two series that many gamers know of but have yet to give a try, but Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny may be able to garner a bit more interest this time around as it releases for the PlayStation 3 as well as Wii and will offer an action oriented battle system fans of the Tales or Star Ocean series may enjoy.
Gamers that don’t like to pay for their MMOs will be able to get their first real glimpse of Perfect World Entertainment’s anime inspired hack n’ slash MMO, Rusty Hearts as well as their other new title, RaiderZ.
Gaming accessory companies will also be revealing new toys for gamers this year and Turtle Beach is no exception as they have announced that a new line of headsets will be debuted during the show. Gamers can look forward to seeing the Beach Ear Force PX3 Programmable Wireless Gaming Headset for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC as well as the Ear Force Z6A Multi-Speaker Surround Sound Headset for the PC and Xbox 360, with the optional cable kit.
One thing to remember about E3 is that it is a massive event; companies from all over attend and present. So while the main focus is usually on Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft and all of the other well-known companies there are a lot of incredible games shown from the smaller companies as well. So sit back, relax and enjoy the flood of new games and news revealed during the show, that you can expect to be playing within the next couple of years.