The first day of E3 always seems to be about big reveals with regards to hardware, new consoles, motion control devices, redesigns…you know the drill. Day 2 however, is definitely more focused on software; specifically, the games that developers have either been teasing or keeping largely hidden from the public altogether. As to be expected, there were some really amazing-looking titles presented today, spanning everything from upcoming multiplatform releases to console exclusives. If you were worried that 2013 and 2014 might be somewhat lax in the “games” department, you can strike that fear away right now.
First off, in the Sony exclusive camp, we have “Hohokum” which is a game that is at once colorful and creative as well as somewhat mysterious and playfully enchanting. While we don’t really know the full extent and reach of the title just yet, it appears to be about exploration and relies on an “avoidance mechanic”. What’s more, the game will be released for not only the PS4, but also the PS3 and the Vita.
inFAMOUS: Second Son
Heading back over to the Sony camp, the PS4 is getting another largely expected exclusive title, “inFAMOUS: Second Son”. The inFAMOUS franchise has been a mainstay since it burst onto the PS3 scene in 2009, “Second Son” will be the 5th game in the series (not counting the 2 additional spin-offs, “Precinct Assault” and “Anarchy”, of course). At any rate, “inFAMOUS: Second Son” really delivers the goods, it’s an absolutely gorgeous game that’s at once new as well as familiar. The main focus here is on gameplay, which happens to be open world based. In short, “inFAMOUS: Second Son” really has a lot going for it – amazing graphics, an interesting story, as well as incredible gameplay. As many others have already noted, this game will likely be one of the PS4’s more noteworthy initial releases, keep your eye out for this one.
The Elder Scrolls Online
Last, but certainly not least, we have the highly anticipated “Elder Scrolls Online” experience which is poised to thrill and excite PS4, Xbox One, Windows as well as OS X gamers. This will apparently be one of the first true MMORPG titles to hit consoles and it’s packing so many goodies and features that it’s hard to believe. Naturally, this game will place players into an open world environment that more-or-less encapsulates the entire continent of Tamriel, “expansive” is an understatement here. What’s more, players will be able to switch between the 3rd and 1st person perspectives (as is standard with most open-world Bethesda games), which will undoubtedly make many gamers quite happy to say the least. The game itself will give players the option to join 1 of 3 different factions, all of which are vying for the throne and seeking to dominate Tamriel. Molag Bal, the Daedric prince is returning as the main antagonist who’s hell-bent on conquering everything and everyone (very LOTR-ish, don’t you think?).
That’s it for day 2, tune in tomorrow for coverage of the 3rd and final day of E3 2013…