It’s time for the biggest gaming convention in the world, E3 ladies and gentleman! Let us take you through everything you need to know, where to be, what not to miss. Here’s your Complete E3 2014 Guide:
What is E3?
E3 is the world’s biggest computer and video games fair, it’s an annual event dedicated to the year ahead in games, so expect to see teasers, trailers and launches. The next generation of gaming is about to unfold at this year’s biggest international video games event – the E3 fair at the Los Angeles Convention Center in California. The show, now just weeks away, is owned by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) and some of the biggest players in the industry will be there to showcase the exciting year ahead in video games.
Last year Sony revealed its lower-priced PS4, the hottest titles of 2013 were also unveiled including Fifa 14, Titanfall and Thief.
If teasers and leaks are anything to go by, this year’s show is not to be missed, so stay tuned for updates, latest news, and rumours as the big opening approaches.
When does it start?
The event will take place between 10-12 June 2014.
|Tuesday 10 June||12:00PM – 6:00PM|
|Wednesday 11 June||10:00AM – 6:00PM|
|Thursday 12 June||10:00AM – 5:00PM|
Presentations not to miss
If you are lucky enough to go, then be sure not to miss these presentation times…
|Conference||Scheduled date||Pacific Standard time||GMT|
|Microsoft||Monday 9 June||09.30am||02:30am|
|Electronic Arts||Monday 9 June||12:00 noon||05:00am|
|Ubisoft||Monday 9 June||15:00pm||08:00am|
|Sony Playstation||Monday 9 June||18:00pm||11:00am|
|Nintendo||Tuesday 10 June||09:00am||02:00am|
What games can we expect to see?
It’s all rumours at the moment, but expect to see Microsoft with some Halo 5 teasers, EA with some next generation Star Wars gossip, as well as the anticipated FIFA 15 and Battlefield 5. French publisher Ubisoft are also likely to make an appearance with more exciting news of Tom Clancy’s The Division, and Assassin’s Creed Unity. E3 wouldn’t be the same without Sony who will be making their appearance with the Playstation press conference, and we’re expecting big news on Uncharted 4 and plenty more teasers. Finally, Nintendo will of course be there, to give us the latest lowdown on the likes of the latest Super Smash Bros instalment.
IGN has put together this very handy table of games that we can expect to see, with links to show you more:
|Alien: Isolation||SEGA||PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC||Yes*|
|Assassin’s Creed Comet||Ubisoft||PS3, Xbox 360||No|
|Assassin’s Creed Unity||Ubisoft||PS4, Xbox One, PC||No|
|Batman Arkham Knight||Warner Bros.||PS4, Xbox One, PC||No|
|Below||Capybara||Xbox One, PC||No|
|Borderlands the Pre-Sequel||2K||PS3, Xbox 360, PC||No|
|Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare||Activision||TBA||Yes*|
|Civilization: Beyond Earth||2K||PC||No|
|Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair||NIS||PS Vita||Yes*|
|Defense Grid 2||505 Games||Xbox One, PS4, PC||Yes*|
|Destiny||Activision||PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360||Yes*|
|Disgaea 4||NIS||PS Vita||Yes*|
|Disney Infinity 2.0 Edition – Marvel Super Heroes||Disney Interactive Studios||Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, 3DS, iOS, PC||Yes*|
|Dragon Age: Inquisition||EA||Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, PC||Yes*|
|EA Sports UFC||EA||Xbox One, PS4||Yes*|
|Elite Dangerous||Frontier Developments||PC, Mac||Yes*|
|The Evil Within||Bethesda||Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, PC||No|
|Evolve||2K||PS4, Xbox One, PC||No|
|Fable Legends||Lionhead Studios||Xbox One||Yes |
|Fairy Fencer F||NIS||PS3||Yes*|
|Fantasia Music Evolved||Disney Interactive Studios||Xbox One, Xbox 360||Yes*|
|Far Cry 4||Ubisoft||PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS3, 360||Yes*|
|Game of Thrones (Telltale)||Telltale||TBA||No|
|Gears of War 4||Microsoft||TBA||No|
|Halo 5: Guardians||Microsoft||Xbox One||Yes |
|Halo: The Master Chief Collection||Microsoft||Xbox One||No|
|Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- F 2nd||SEGA||PS3, PS Vita||Yes*|
|Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number||Devolver Digital||PC||Yes*|
|Hyrule Warriors||Nintendo||Wii U||No|
|Kingdom Come Deliverance||Warhorse||PS4, Xbox One, PC||No|
|Kingdom Hearts 3||Square Enix||PS4, Xbox One||No|
|The Legend of Zelda for Wii U||Nintendo||Wii U||Yes|
|Lords of the Fallen||CI Games||PC, PS4, Xbox One||Yes*|
|Madden NFL 15||EA||TBA||Yes*|
|Mad Max||Warner Bros.||PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC||No|
|Mass Effect 4||EA||TBA||No|
|Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain||Konami||PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360||No|
|Metro: Redux||Deep Silver||PS4, Xbox One and PC||Yes*|
|Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor||Warner Bros.||PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC||No|
|Mirror’s Edge 2||EA||PS4, Xbox One, PC||No|
|Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate||Capcom||3DS||Yes*|
|Natural Doctrine||NIS||PS3, PS4, PS Vita||Yes*|
|NHL 15||EA||Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3||Yes*|
|No Man’s Sky||Hello Games||TBA||No|
|Not a Hero||Devolver Digital||PC||Yes*|
|The Order: 1886||Sony||PS4||No|
|Pokemon Omega Ruby||Nintendo||3DS||No|
|Pokemon Alpha Sapphire||Nintendo||3DS||No|
|Project Spark||Microsoft||PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One||No|
|Quantum Break||Microsoft||Xbox One||No|
|Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem||Atlus||Wii U||No|
|The Sims 4||EA||PC||Yes*|
|Skylanders Trap Team||Activision||TBA||Yes*|
|Sonic Boom||SEGA||Wii U, 3DS||Yes*|
|Star Wars Attack Squadrons||EA||PC||No|
|Star Wars Battlefront||EA||PS4, Xbox One, PC||Yes*|
|Star Wars (Visceral Project)||EA||TBA||No|
|Sunset Overdrive||Microsoft||Xbox One||No|
|Super Smash Bros. for 3DS||Nintendo||3DS||Yes|
|Super Smash Bros for Wii U||Nintendo||Wii U||Yes|
|Tales from the Borderlands||Telltale||TBA||No|
|Tiger Woods PGA Tour 15||EA||TBA||Yes*|
|Tom Clancy’s The Division||Ubisoft||Xbox One, PS4, PC||Yes*|
|Ultra Street Fighter IV||Capcom||PC, Xbox 360, PS3||Yes*|
|The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt||Warner Bros./Bandai Namco||PS4, Xbox One, PC||Yes*|
|Wolfenstein: The New Order||Bethesda||PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS3, Xbox 360||No|
|World of Tanks||Wargaming||PC, Xbox 360||Yes*|
|World of Tanks: Blitz||Wargaming||Mobile||Yes*|
|Xblaze Code Embryo||Aksys||PS3, Vita||Yes*|
|X (Monolith Project)||Nintendo||Wii U||No|
Games we’re most excited about
We’d write down all of about 50 games if we could, we’re THAT excited about this event. We tried to cut it down to only a few in this post. Also worth mentioning is Batman: Arkham Knight, Battlefield 5, Far Cry 4 and Mass Effect 4.
It’s been a while since we hunted some Xenomorphs, and we can’t wait to get back at it. This game seems to be all that, and will raise the bar when it comes to tense, action-filled good old fashioned alien hunting. Developed by Creative Assembly due for release in late 2014, Alien: Isolation will be available on PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC, and will be set on a decommissioned trading station on the fringes of space. Invoking the spirit of Ridley Scott’s classic 1979 film, you’ll be tasked with avoiding the ruthless Xenomorph stalking the shadows.
“In Alien: Isolation, we have taken the series back to the roots of Ridley Scott’s 1979 movie, the original survival horror,” said Alistair Hope, creative lead at Creative Assembly. “Our Alien is a truly terrifying creature, as intelligent as he is hostile, relentless, brutal and unstoppable. This is the Alien game fans of the series have always wanted.”
Watch this trailer and tell me you’re not already shitting in your pants! That cursed ping-radar device is back. Ping……Ping……Ping…Ping..Ping.Ping! Ping! PING! PING!!!
Dragon Age 3: Inquisition
We featured the trailer here a few weeks ago. We’re all set for E3 to get a deeper look into some gameplay footage, and more trailers!
Originally Dragon Age III: Inquisition) was announced by Mark Darrah on the official BioWare blog on 2012 September 17. Set to arrive in late 2013, Dragon Age 3 will be built on a new RPG engine using DICE’s Frostbite 2 technology as a foundation. According to a post from executive producer Mark Darrah on the game’s official site, the development team contains many of the same people that have been working on the franchise since Dragon Age: Origins.
Mr. Durrah was able to confirm a few details about the game as well. The game has been in production for two years as of its announcement in September, 2012.
BioWare will be using a new engine (FrostBite 2) which will allow BioWare to deliver a more expansive world, better visuals, more reactivity to player choices, and more customization. At PAX East, customizing armor and followers using FrostBite 2 was discussed for Dragon Age 3.
Dragon Age: Inquisition is one of our top games to look forward to 2014
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
The trailer leaked online a few days before the actual release date, and it looks freakin’ awesome! Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare envisions battlegrounds of the future, where both technology and tactics have evolved to usher in a new era of combat for the franchise. It seems we can expect every piece of future war tech known to man which includes exosuits, highly specialized drones and hover bikes to name a few things.
The game is set to be released on November 4. (Next-Gen consoles PS4 and Xbox One)
Halo 5: Guardians
What was the biggest tease of E3 2013? Most definitely the moment when Master Chief pulled off a dusty cloak to reveal his iconic armour as he stood in the desert. At Microsoft’s press conference, Chief made his first next-gen appearance, and now even more about the sequel has been revealed. There was no gameplay yet, but we have a feeling we’ll know much more about Halo 5: Guardians come E3 2014. And if a next-gen Halo isn’t enough to get you excited, we don’t know what is.
There’s also rumours that a remastered version of “Halo: Combat Evolved,” “Halo 2,” “Halo 3” and “Halo 4” will launch in HD ahead of the upcoming Halo 5. Sad news is it may only be released fall 2015. Meh.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Also mentioned as one of our top 10 most anticipated next-gen games of 2014, Geralt of Rivia returns to his old habits of wandering the countryside and taking part in all sorts of debauchery, monster hunting, and saving the common folk from some ill fate. In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Geralt has more freedom to explore the vast open world. But just because you’re free to go anywhere you want and do as you please, doesn’t mean there aren’t consequences. Your decisions still impact the world around you, so if you decide not to save that village from monster attacks, that village just may not be there later (along with the quest options the residents would have offered).