This year’s E3 show floor was full of pleasant surprises that will put a smile on the faces of gamers across the globe. The next generation consoles are poised to sell record numbers of games in the upcoming years thanks to the strong gaming lineup that is on its way. Let’s take a look at the most surprising games from the 2014 E3 show floor.
This game absolutely came out of nowhere. It looks like an Alfred Hithcock movie put into a video game. Few details about the game are available at the moment besides the fact that an independent studio called Osome is responsible for the game. Players will solve puzzles while navigating through an centuries old mansion. The visuals are predominantly black and white and the game makes excellent use of lighting. White Knight should be released at some point in 2014 for Mac, PC and consoles.
Little Big Planet 3
While Little Big Planet has been a raging success, nobody expected the third version of this game to look so good. Its graphics are superior to the previous two editions of the game and that is largely thanks to the skilled developers from Sumo Digital who have been burning the midnight oil on this masterpiece. Little Big Planet will be available this November.
Assassin’s Creed: Unity
The fact that the newest version of Assassin’s Creed looks so good is a bit surprising considering that the franchise has stumbled in the recent past. Players have complained about the combat controls for half a decade now. After testing out the new game, Unity, at E3, it appears that the problems have been fixed, and we can’t wait to get our hands on this game.
Crackdown is returning. It will be available strictly for the Xbox One. The trailer looks fantastic. Part of the trailer shows the game player taking down a building to put an end to a notorious drug runner. This is perfect for co-op action.
Dead Island 2
The Dead Island 2 trailer looks fantastic; it was my favorite trailer from the show. The new version of the game is being developed by an entirely new team and they are focusing on making the game far more humorous than the first version.
Nintendo’s Splatoon was one of the coolest looking games at E3. It is a third person shooter but with a paintball element. The visuals were outstanding. It looks like an incredibly fun shooter instead of the typical dead serious shoot’em up games that litter the gaming landscape.
Plenty of people on the floor were shocked to learn that Grim Fandango is coming back. LucasArts new version of the game looks similar to the previous version in terms of style and characters but the graphics have been significantly boosted. The game looks to have a humorous edge to it and its visuals are quite impressive. The new Grim Fandango will be available for PS Vita and PlayStation 4.
Rainbow Six Siege
Ubisoft is bringing back the Rainbow Six franchise with this new title, called Siege. This is a bit shocking considering that most expected the company to provide gamers with a new Prince of Persia or a new Beyond Good Evil. Siege looks excellent with plenty of action filled missions that can be tackled with the help of teammates. This first person shooter should be a huge hit.
Batman: Arkham Knight
The graphics on the new Batman game absolutely wowed E3 attendees. Rocksteady really stepped up to the plate and hit a home run with Arkham Knight. Batman jumps around the city on rooftops and battles urban goons just like in the movies. The new Batmobile looks unbelievable.
Dragon Age: Inquisition
This medieval fantasy oriented role playing game looks enormous. This mammoth project taken on by BioWare was one of the coolest looking games at E3. The game’s course of play revolves around the player’s decisions. The audience especially enjoyed the tactical camera mode and the game’s wildly hectic combat.
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