Friday, June 8, 2012

E3 News Summary: Everything Else

Metal Gear Solid Rising: Revengeance is the latest Metal Gear title from Hideo Kojima. Raiden returns as the main characters and the gameplay is nothing like any previous title in the series. Raiden moves quickly and uses a samurai sword to cut people in half either haphazardly, or precisely in Blade Mode. No word on a release, but it's looking promising.

Dishonored, the sort of steampunk sort of Assassin's creed game with a morality system, is due to be released October 9th for PC, PS3 and 360.


Project P-100 is a launch window title for Wii U. It features Pikmin-like gameplay in which you control a team of heroes fighting off an alien threat. You control the heroes in large group, can absorb citizens to make them super, and control the groups abilities to take down the alien threat.

Jet Set Radio is getting an HD rerelease for PSN, XBLA, and Steam. No word on release, but my inner Dreamcast player is weeping with joy.

Star Wars 1313 has no release date, but looks promising. It puts you in the shoes of a bounty hunter, and features the same CGI motion capture used in the Avengers.

Valve's most recent title, Portal 2, is getting updated for PS3 to include move support and a level pack.

Peter Molyneux, big time promiser and small time deliverer, has revealed his first game with his new studio called Curiosity. In the game, you and everyone else in the world are tapping at a big black cube to reveal what's hidden inside. Peter promises "it's so unbelievably amazing and incredible that we'll have to see if people crack it." I bet it's early 90's internet sensation Dancing Baby.

Studio Ghibli and Level 5's collaboration will finally grace American PS3 owners' systems next year. Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch's release date is January 22, 2013 in North America.

Can't wait to get your hands on a new Valve title? Dota 2's online store has officially opened and features over 200 items to choose from, ranging in price from $0.75-$9.99 for everything from weapons to hats and other decorative items. Users can also submit their own items via Steam Workshop in the hopes to see it officially in the game. They are choosing to not sell any of the playable characters, differentiating them from competitors. No word on how the free-to-play model will work yet, but Gabe has promised to reward players who help the community.

American McGee's studio has published two free to play titles, Crazy Fairies, BigHead BASH, with a third in the works called Akaniero. Crazy Fairies is a multiplayer online FTP title that plays similarly to Worms. BigHead BASH is a deathmatch style multiplayer game in which toys battle to the death, and Akaniero is a twisted take on Little Red Riding Hood.

One title notably missing from E3 2012 is The Last Guardian. When asked about it, SCEA Senior VP of Product Development and Worldwide Studios Scott Rohde answered Polygon by saying, "Fundamentally what we're about is making great games and great experiences and we're not going to ship a game until its ready to be shipped - especially when it's from a team like that."
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