E3 2015 Day Two Round Up
We are in the thick of E3 and while the majority of big announcements are out of the way, there is still plenty of news to comb through coming out of the biggest gaming event of the year. This post will be less cynical than the first recap. So lets take a look at some of the news and gameplay from E3 2015 Day Two!
Everyone is More Excited about Nintendo’s Puppets Than Their Games
Even with Nintendo trying to temper expectations (announcing no Zelda WiiU or NX discussions at E3 before E3) their direct was somewhat underwhelming. Yeah they final revealed details for Star Fox Zero, however hands on impressions of the game are mixed about its motion control. A new Metroid game was announced but it was not the Metroid game fans have been demanding for the last 7 years. What’s really got people excited where those puppets! Nintendo went all out, partnered with The Henson Company and had Brian Henson direct the opening short. Nintendo Puppets are awesome! They would probably sell truck loads, just like their Amiibos.
Mario Maker is Truth
All reports from the show floor indicate that Mario Maker is damn impressive. The level creation tools and online sharing functionality are more power than originality thought.
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst is fixing A lot of Problems
Phillip Kollar’s impression over at Polygon detail some nice improvements to Mirror’s Edge Catalyst. DICE does not want to simply iterate or remake the first game, but build off its foundation to create something new yet familiar.
Changes are Coming to Final Fantasy VII
So that Final Fantasy VII Remake that is barely a game right now, turns out Square is planning to update more aspects of the game than the graphics alone. The game’s director, Tetsuya Nomura, briefly spoke about the changes. While there will be a hardcore subset of fans that will cry foul at these now non-specified changes. FFVII is damn near 20 years old. As someone who recently completed a play through of the game, I will agree some aspects of the gameplay, story, characterization and localization need to be updated.
Kotaku’s like “Oh Really…” when it comes to Metroid Federation Force
The Boss of those rabble rousers over at Kotaku, Steven Totilo, spoke to Kensuke Tanabe, producer on the upcoming Metroid Federation Force. If you want some insight on the inspiration of the game, this is the interview to read.
Street Fighter V is looking good.
Check out some high level play from turncoat Combofiend and the comeback master Justin Wong.
Curious about Halo 5’s new multiplayer mode? Giant Bomb has a nice look at Warzone
Last year, Divinity Original Sin was one of the best western RPGs to be seen in a long time. Now it’s coming to PS4.
Most likely the last Metal Gear Solid Trailer directed by Kojima