It’s nearly that time of the year again folks. The week of anticipation, the week of awe, the week of WTF, and the week of disappointment all rolled into a sea of conferences and media blitzes.
Most conferences last year were actually relatively lacking lulz like there usually is…save for one guy who decided he had a time machine (sorry that is still funny to me). And Konami completely pre-empted themselves by having their conference pre recorded lol…can’t say I blame them.
If I miss any information please don’t hesitate to post up on it.
Current list of companies and games confirmed
IGN will update their list periodically throughout the weeks.
E3 this year will be taking place June 5-7 so make your preparations if you haven’t done so yet. As per usual, there will be one Big 3 conference that takes place a day before the actual event. Various other companies will have conferences sprinkled out amongst the week.
May 31, 2012 - Konami @ 10:30PST
June 4, 2012 - Microsoft @ 10am PST
June 4, 2012 - Electronic Arts @ 1pm PST
June 4, 2012 - Ubisoft @ 3pm PST
June 4, 2012 - Sony @ 6pm PST
June 5, 2012 - Nintendo @ 9 am PST
Rumors and Speculation (in progress as they come…)
Retro Studios project - What in the hell have these guys been working on for the past 2 years? Whatever it is…it sounds big. They’ve been hiring up talent all over the place whether it be from Uncharted or Darksiders and apparently they’ve been in crunch time for the better part of this year. There was an earlier comment from one of their Retro Studios guys that hinted at what they were working on…yeah that sounds like Starfox to me too. Edit: 2nd rumor popup. Edit 2:
The next rumor popup concerning their project is a doozy. I have a really hard time believing it myself but eh…shrugs
F-Zero for Wii U? - I highly doubt this will show up at all this year…but when Miyamoto makes comments like this it makes me wonder…
Geist x Hitman = Acid Ghost? - Nintendo may actually have a mature rated title in the works with a company that they want to reveal thatsounds…familiar.
Killzone sequel - There’s a rumor of a trailer for a new Killzone coming. Whether it’s for PS3 or for Vita is anyone’s guess.
PS Battle Royale in your pocket! - There have been a couple of rumors popping up recently involving this including a LinkedIn Resume mentioning it. This makes it sound most likely to happen.
Sony partnering with a cloud gaming device? - This rumor just popped up on this and some are even thinking that it could possibly be OnLive.
Possible console redesign - Rumors have been running about along with their new console rumors about a redesign of the current 360.
Sonic Wii U developed title with Nintendo assist - This rumored title has since been said to bea hoax by the producer. That doesn’t mean that there wasn’t some truth to the rumors. Sonic has kind of found a second home on Nintendo platforms so it wouldn’t be out of the question if an exclusive game was in development.
Darkstalkers 4 - It’s been hinted at for awhile now and even teased by the company themselves but nothing completely official. Capcom recently had their Captivate event and it wasn’t anywhere to be found. Rumors have been running rampant…could this be the event where at least a 100% confirmation is made?
Another RE game on 3DS? - Recent rumors popped up about a possible game that will take place between 5 and 6 while having both CG RE movies available. Having both movies on the cartridge as well as a game has me a bit in disbelief…
Monster Hunter Tri G localized? - Sven seems tohinting at it at least…
Capcom’s Big Secret title - Capcom has a supposed ‘big secret’ that they’re going to reveal at E3 this year. This could very well be Darkstalkers or something else entirely.
Dead Space 3 - A video in a different language got put up revealing a ceiling banner of which I’m assuming is in EA’s offices for Dead Space 3. IGN also says they have a source telling them various details including Co-Op.
Unannounced Project…Eternal Darkness 2? - This company now is pretty much a shadow of it’s former self what with the games they’ve been recently making not seeing much success. However, Dennis Dyack said that the group is working on a ‘most requested’ IP. This hint was dropped last year. If you’re looking over what the company has done and considering the current state of most of the IP’s that they have worked on then you’d have to speculate that it’d be ED2. Hopefully whatever it is that they’re working on will show up this year.
Castevania on 3DS…Lords of Shadow sequel? - The rumors at first started with a game being made for the 3DS with the subtitleMirror of Fate. Now the rumors are leading to the possible development of a Lords of Shadow sequel being developed on current platforms and Wii U on top of the 3DS game. CONFIRMED!
Kojima’s big project - Kojima Productions has teased ‘big things’ for E3. That could mean anything…maybe even that rumored ZoE game that was slightly teased last year. Edit: Seems there is in fact an Enders game being made but whether this is Kojima’s big project remains to be seen.
Thoughts and Expectations on the Big 3
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Streams (will get posted as it becomes known)
Spike TV will be streaming most conferences: Nintendo, EA, Microsoft have been confirmed so far.
Sony E3 stream
Nintendo E3 Stream
There pre E3 presser is here
Capcom E3 Stream
This will probably have a link in here soon.
Stream and schedule: http://e3.gamespot.com/press-conference/microsoft-e3/
Stream Link will be in this hub.
Gaf’s E3 Gif thread