The Electronic Entertainment Expo also known as E3 was this week and many big name companies joined in LA to excite the world of video gamers. From software to hardware, companies like Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo had a lot to reveal at E3. For the briefings of Bethesda, Microsoft, EA, and Ubisoft check out: https://diaryofatechiekid.wordpress.com/2015/06/18/what-happens-when-big-gaming-companies-get-together-i-have-a-sneak-peak/. Here are the other announcements from Monday & Tuesday:
*All of the companies’ briefings are embedded for all of you curious gamers. Briefings are from http://www.e3expo.com/takeover or from the respective company’s company’s YouTube.
Sony kicked off their E3 briefing using the help of CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America, Shawn Layden. He introduced a Play Station exclusive, The Last Guardian. Then along with Sony, Guerilla Games announced a Play Station exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn. Then Sony and Square Enix announced Hitman for the console and PC. Then was a live demonstration of No Man’s Sky. No Man’s Sky is an “open universe” game that pits you against aliens and forces you to fight for survival. Then another Play Station exclusive, Dreams, was announced. Dreams is a game where the gamer can create dreams and share them with others as well as explore the dreams of others.
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) June 20, 2015
Then came, Firewatch a mystery game that is making its debut on consoles on the Play Station. Finally, came Destiny. This year at E3, the next title in the franchise was announced, Destiny The Taken King. Then came the newly announced Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. Announced at Ubisoft’s E3 briefing, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is a game set in London during the industrial revolution. Soon afterwards came Final Fantasy. The next title in Square Enix’s well-known franchise, World of Final Fantasy, will be first playable on Play Station. Then came the Remake of Final Fantasy Seven another of Square Enix’s titles. Then Sony announced that Shenmue 3 is coming to gamers through Kickstarter. Then after Batman Arkham Knight came Sony’s Project Morpheus. Sony announced the ability to play multiplayer with Project Morpheus with friends on the Play Station. Sony talked about their newly re-branded Play Station Music and their partnership with Spotify. Sony also talked about Play Station Vue, Sony’s TV service. Then Sony announced Call of Duty Black Ops III. Then came, Disney. Disney Interactive’s John Vignocchi came on stage to talk about Star Wars and Disney Infinity. He announced Disney Infinity 3.0, Star Wars Twilight of the Republic, and the Star Wars Rise Against the Empire games. Then Sony also touched over EA’s Star Wars Battlefront. Lastly, Sony announced Naughty Dog.
Nintendo’s briefing was a “Digital Event” of their latest announcements. The video started when Satoru Iwata, Nintendo’s CEO, and Reggie Fils-Aime, COO of Nintendo America, as well as Shigeru Miyamoto, GM of Nintendo’s Entertainment Analysis and Development Division, coming to the stage at E3 2015. In the video, they transform into various characters. Nintendo transitions into a new game, Star Fox Zero, made for the Wii U. According to Shigeru Miyamoto, he focused on the fact that the Wii U has 2 screens to give the gamer an “immersive” experience this time around. Reggie Fils-Aime then focused on the transformations Nintendo has been through. From changing Mario in his 30 year past to adding Amiibo to their company’s offerings. He announced, along with Karthik Bala of Activision, a partnership to make Amiibo that work with Skylanders and other Nintendo games. Then Nintendo announced, The Legend of Zelda Tri Force Heroes, a game that features three heroes. The three heroes work to together to successfully complete the mission of the game. Nintendo also announced a version of the Hyrule Warriors is going to be available on the 3DS. Then Nintendo announced another new game, Metroid Prime Federation Force, which will be available in 2016. Nintendo also announced Fire Emblem Fates, Xenoblade Chronicles, Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer, Animal Crossing Amiibo Festival, Yoshi’s Woolly World, and Yo-Kai Watch.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) June 18, 2015
Then Nintendo turned to the Mario franchise. They announced another game in the franchise, Mario & Luigi Paper Jam. They announced Mario Tennis Ultra Smash as well. Lastly, came Nintendo’s Super Mario Maker. Super Mario Maker allows anyone to create Mario Levels o ftheir choice.
Square Enix –
Square Enix’s E3 briefing started with Just Cause 3. Phil Rogers, CEO of Square Enix Americas and Europe, came on stage to talk about Square Enix’s adventure to get where they are now. Just Cause 3 is an open world, action-based game that is going to be released on December 1st, 2015. Then Square Enix announced NieR. NieR is an action-based game and isn’t the first title in the franchise. Then came Rise of the Tomb Raider. Rise of the Tomb Raider is an action-based adventure game that is set to release in Holiday 2015. Then Patrick Naud, Head of Studio at Square Enix Montreal came on stage. He started talking about the Hitman Go concept. Hitman Go is a mobile game similar to the other Hitman titles like Hitman Sniper. He then announced Lara Croft Go. Lara Croft is the main character in the Rise of the Tomb Raider game. Square Enix then moved on to the Final Fantasy series. They announced Remake, a Play Station remake of the Final Fantasy VII game. Square Enix then announced Kingdom Hearts Unlimited, a mobile game made along with Disney. They then headed back to the Final Fantasy franchise and they announced the newest game in the franchise, World of Final Fantasy. Square Enix, then announced Hitman, a game finally making the leap from mobile to console gaming. Then, Square Enix announced Star Ocean Integrity and Faithfulness. Lastly, Square Enix announced Deus Ex Mankind Divided. Deus Ex Mankind Divided is an action-based game that is releasing in 2016.
Conclusion of E3 Part 2 –
Sony, Nintendo, and Square Enix made up just of 3 of the biggest briefings at E3 in Los Angeles. Here is my coverage of the other 4 briefings (Bethesda, Microsoft, EA, and Ubisoft): https://diaryofatechiekid.wordpress.com/2015/06/18/what-happens-when-big-gaming-companies-get-together-i-have-a-sneak-peak/. E3 is was very exciting and I hope all of you were just as excited as I was.