E3 is just around the corner. This time next week we'll know what all of the console manufacturers and big publishers are bringing to the table, what secrets they hold and frankly will still be reeling from staying up until roughly 4 in the morning.
We're going to be making some realistic predictions about what Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft, Sony and Nintendo will reveal at their press conferences starting tomorrow, but to kick things off, here's are the top ten megaton game announcements we'd love to see in our heart of hearts... that might just be plausible.
10: Half-Life 3
...or maybe not.
Remember we'll be applying real-world logic to our prediction articles starting tomorrow. Until then, let's go nuts!
9: Fallout 4
Bethesda has told us time and time again that they're not bringing Fallout 4 to E3 and that we shouldn't expect it any time soon. The unannounced game slot is almost certainly BattleCry or perhaps Dishonored 2.
But what if they're lying?! Maybe they're set to reveal the Fallout game of our wildest dreams! If we delude ourselves hard enough, it might actually happen!
8: Wii U Zelda
New Zelda or GTFO, Nintendo.
In all seriousness, Ninty needs to hit hard at E3 this year. Mario Kart 8 has granted them some long-awaited momentum, so it's up to Iwata, Shigsy and co. to wow us with some big franchises - and it doesn't get much bigger than Zelda.
Unless you could a new Pokemon RPG custom-designed for Wii U. Which we'd also like.
7: God Of War: Egypt
Sony Santa Monica seems to be teasing something God Of War-related, and in our heart of hearts we'd love it to be set in Egypt. A whole bright new setting would allow for a change in protagonist and a whole new pantheon of awesome gods to murder. Just duelling Anubis alone would be worth the price of admission.
In fairness, Sony might just reveal God Of War: Ascension Remastered. They'd better not, though, because that game has very little right to exist in the first place.
6: Mass Effect 4
We strongly suspect that BioWare are working on a Mass Effect prequel set during the Contact Wars rather than a sequel, but Carl still craves a continuation of the storyline that ties up all the stupid unanswered questions that Mass Effect 3 left dangling.
So would we, unless it's a free-to-play Android app that makes you pay 69p to avoid waiting several hours for a reload. Give us more Garrus instead.
5: Big New Miyamoto IP
Shigeru Miyamoto is bound to retire within the next few years, after all, he's more than earned it after years of loyal service! But before he goes, we'd love to see him deliver one more franchise that will form a key part of our gaming diet over the coming generations.
A template, perhaps, for Nintendo to follow.
4: Big New IPs From Everyone, Actually
You know what? This new console generation has been a bit of a false start thus far, offering too many sequels and cross-generation ports as opposed to big brand new titles to look forward to.
Sony, deploy your first party studios with brand new franchises - Guerilla are already working on an RPG while Studio Japan never stop experimenting. Microsoft, put your hands into your deep pockets and throw cash at innovative studios. EA and Ubisoft, give us less sequels and more awesome new stuff to look forward to.
Except that, like the complete hypocrites we are, we'd still love a couple of next-gen sequels too...
3: Crackdown 3
This almost certainly won't happen. Sunset Overdrive is already bringing colourful open-world action to Xbox One, meaning that a Crackdown announcement would seriously muddy the waters.
But we want it so badly. Crackdown pretty much invented the superhero-sandbox genre we recognise today, inspiring the likes of inFamous and Prototype by making you more than just a carjacking criminal. And it let us ride in awesome transforming cars. And throw buses at gangbangers.
2: Metroid Prime Time
Super Smash Bros. will contain not one but two versions of Samus. One of which is a horribly hyper-sexualised Zero Suit design that was clearly cobbled together by some of the lascivious Tekken bods at Bandai Namco. High heels? Really? Do you even... I just can't... hraaagh.
The reason I'm annoyed is that Samus is awesome and Metroid is superb, yet there's still no major game announced for the Wii U despite Super Smash Bros teasing us mercilessly, and Retro having time to create yet another Donkey Kong Country waste of shelf space. Give us new Metroid Prime. Co-developed by Platinum, who'll bring the awesome. Do it.
1: The Last Guardian, At Last
Could this be the year?