It’s that time of year where gamers far a wide gather behind screens to celebrate all things gaming. It just so happens I have been wasting away, following each E3 press conference. I’ve gotta say, the lineup is looking pretty damn juicy.
First, we received the announcement that many gamers have longed for: the Shadow of The Colossus HD Remaster. This is the epitome of a cult classic game and would go on to forever cement the name Japan Studios in all gamer libraries. The premise of the game is quite simple. You control a character simply called Wander and must traverse a large and forbidden land to defeat 16 massive beings known as Colossai. His ultimate reward in doing so is to bring life back to a girl named Mono. The gameplay for the time was utterly ground breaking and massively entertaining. This title is currently slated for a earl 2018 release.
Next up: Monster Hunter World. This is a series that has had a long and varied history. Having been a massive Sony PSP and Nintendo 3DS hit over the years, now we finally get to play it on Sony’s PS4, Microsoft’s Xbox-One and PC. The premise of the game is pretty simple. You hunt monsters, with the larger goal of defeating a greater monster. You can use all matter of weapons, items and friends in order to make your hunt successful. As of right now, I can say that the release window will be early 2018.
And last but not least, Ni No Kuni 2. Admittedly, I never got the chance to play the first iteration of the game itself; however, this second one looks just as magical. The series is a typical JRPG down to its core workings, yet it takes on a very anime-esque charm to it. This new title has us controlling a usurped king on the road to redemption and reclamation. The game is taking a lot of cues from older Final Fantasy games and adding a fresh coat of sophistication to it. I’m looking forward to playing it this November 10th, 2017.
Any one in particular that you’re eager to get your hands on? Sound off about the E3 lineup in the comment section below.
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