E3 2013 – Day 3

The 3rd and final day of E3 2013 is upon us, what incredible new games were revealed?

As to be expected, the last day of E3 was marked by glimpses of some truly intriguing titles.  Everything from action / adventure and sports to fantasy and horror was represented and it even seemed at times as if some developers were waiting until the last few hours of the 3rd day to spring their creations on us.  Needless to say, there were some truly amazing games put up for display today, here are some of the more noteworthy entries…

The Evil Within

First off, “The Evil Within” is being directed by the legendary Shinji Mikami (the man behind Resident Evil 4 and many other games from the same series), so you know that it’s going to tread new territory.  What’s more, the game is set up to be more of a detective / survival title as opposed to a pure action / horror / zombie shoot-‘em-up; moreover, it might end up being a true open world title as well.  Needless to say, the game looks absolutely terrifying and if all goes well, this might very well end up being one of 2014’s more interesting and hard-hitting titles.  You assume the role of Sebastian Castellanos, who is a detective called to duty on the heels of some incident at a mental hospital.  All in all, it appears to be a game devoted toward bringing the survival horror genre back to its roots and away from unnecessary arcade-style action and cheesy plot devices.  Luminary developer and publisher Bethesda softworks is bringing us the title in 2014 and it is set to hit PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One and the Xbox 360.

The Evil Within

Tiny Brains

In a nutshell, “Tiny Brains” is a puzzle game that seeks to bring a new type of coop play to the forefront on the PS4 (and possibly the PS3 and Xbox 360 as well).  Designed for four players, each individual assumes control of a wacky lab animal and uses their unique ability in tandem with those of their allies in order to surmount a series of challenges.  Sounds simply enough, right?  Well, the difficulty will undoubtedly increase as you progress and you’ll also have to contend with the individual abilities of teammates who may or may not be using their brain to the best of its ability.

Tiny Brains

FIFA 14

Sports and football fans will certainly be excited by the prospect of another FIFA release.  “FIFA 14” promises to up the ante once again with improved visuals and brand new A.I.   Gameplay is also being updated with new finesse moves, etc.  More specific details are on the way of course, but at this time it’s well worth saying that this impending FIFA title will pretty much blow the others right out of the water.  Look for it on PS3, PS4, Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

FIFA 14

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

The Final Fantasy series has long been a mainstay among playstation gamers, and “Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn’ seeks to return the franchise to its “roots”, if you will.   Set to light up the PS4 as well as the PS3 and Windows, FFXIV is an intensely gratifying experience for RPG fans as it gives them more of what they have been vying for in the way of graphics and gameplay.  Similarly, this will be an MMORPG, meaning that it will likely bring an entirely new multiplayer experience to the fore.

Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn screenshots 2

Tom Clancy’s “The Division”

Veering away from the focus and scope of other Clancy titles (while at the same time, remaining somewhat true to form), “The Division” is a very visually stunning 3rd person cover-shooting-based game that bills itself as on open-world RPG.  Just to demonstrate just how interesting this title is poised to be, you can have a player join in via a tablet computer to control an unmanned aerial vehicle to either take out targets or provide surveillance…very cool.  Perhaps the most interesting thing to remember about “The Division” however is its use of the Snowdrop engine, which renders everything gorgeously.  Expect to see this title on PS4 and Xbox One in 2014.

Tom Clancy’s “The Division”

There you have it, the notable entries for the final day of E3 2013; we truly hope you enjoyed our coverage of the event and discovered at least a few games to pique your interest.  Cheers.

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