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Top Ten Tuesday | Massive E3 Game Reveals We Want (But Don't Necessarily Expect!)

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Top Ten Tuesday | Massive E3 Game Reveals We Want (But Don't Necessarily Expect!)

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.

Maybe.

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

Top Ten Tuesday | Massive E3 Game Reveals We Want (But Don't Necessarily Expect!)

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

Top Ten Tuesday | Massive E3 Game Reveals We Want (But Don't Necessarily Expect!)

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

Top Ten Tuesday | Massive E3 Game Reveals We Want (But Don't Necessarily Expect!)

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

Top Ten Tuesday | Massive E3 Game Reveals We Want (But Don't Necessarily Expect!)

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

Top Ten Tuesday | Massive E3 Game Reveals We Want (But Don't Necessarily Expect!)

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

Top Ten Tuesday | Massive E3 Game Reveals We Want (But Don't Necessarily Expect!)

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

Top Ten Tuesday | Massive E3 Game Reveals We Want (But Don't Necessarily Expect!)

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

Top Ten Tuesday | Massive E3 Game Reveals We Want (But Don't Necessarily Expect!)

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

Top Ten Tuesday | Massive E3 Game Reveals We Want (But Don't Necessarily Expect!)

Could this be the year?

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Late  Jun. 3, 2014 at 13:49

Awww, I'd forgotten how much I want Crackdown 3, and now you've gone and put it back in my head again! :(

I quite liked the E3 predictions here.

CarlPhillips  Jun. 3, 2014 at 14:07

Carl still craves a continuation of the storyline that ties up all the stupid unanswered questions that Mass Effect 3 left dangling.


I'd like to state that's not entirely my stance. I just don't think a prequel would work in terms of the openness the series has provided players in terms of choice (ending withstanding.) Too many books and comics have told the First Contact war, and would restrict the aliens to just the Turians, which would be fine, but we'd miss the Hanar.

A sequel set a hundred years in the future, with ties to the first trilogy *COUGH*DARKENERGY*COUGH* would be the best route I'd reckon, but we'll see.

socialjeebus  Jun. 3, 2014 at 14:28

I'm not sure how a ME Prequel would work either.

But I think FO4 is at least 6 months / 1 year away from being announced, simply because Bethesda won't want to cannibalise TES Online.

I'm hoping for some version of Shenmue, Yakuza 5 / Ishin localisations and perhaps even a Saboteur sequel (we can all dream right?)!

Updates on **** of the Orient would be nice and the Sleeping Dogs sequel would be nice too.

stevenjameshyde  Jun. 3, 2014 at 15:18

- next-gen only Tomb Raider sequel
- Beyond Good and Evil 2
- Red Dead Resurrection/Revolution/Replication

Breadster  Jun. 3, 2014 at 15:30

I've said it countless times and I'll say it again, a new Onimusha would be sweet. I think a Norse God of War would be better than Egyptian, as I said on your other article, but Egyptian would still be good.

nameless monkey  Jun. 3, 2014 at 15:37

WiiU Fire Emblem please

dklunan  Jun. 3, 2014 at 20:11

I thought it was pretty much an open secret that Ruffian Games (based in Bonnie Dundee) have suspended work on that average looking Game of Glens and we're working with MS on Crackdown 3? That's the word on the pavement up here anyway.

stevenjameshyde  Jun. 4, 2014 at 08:40

I'd also love a next-gen sequel to Prince of Persia, preferably the cel-shaded Nolan North one

ChrisHyde  Jun. 4, 2014 at 10:42

Secret of Mana HD - I'm sure that's what everyone is thinking right?

I'd personally like to see some new life breathed into Ninty's forgotten franchises, as much as I'd love a new IP, a new F-Zero or Starfox or even a proper sequel to Donkey Kong 64 would feel like new IP given they haven't been given any attention recently.

Oh and Xenoblade Chronicles to be bundled free with X so that everyone can realise how goddamn awesome that game was!

I'll calm down now.

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