With E3 happening this week, the internet is flooded with gaming news making it hard for people to keep up with what’s really important. Luckily for you, this comprehensive article nicely sums up the biggest news stories that are still being talked about right now.
Xbox One: All the Games Announced (So Far)
Just fresh off Microsoft’s E3 press conference, the touted “15 exclusives, 8 new IPs within the year of its release” didn’t disappoint. As we catalogued here, the Xbox One packs a punch this November. Sure, the 500 dollar/euro price point is steep, but see if these games can sway your thinking!
Killer Instinct is Free-to-Play in the Worst Possible Way E3 2013
Killer Instinct returns in the form of a day-one, digital download, available straight off the bat for Xbox One owners and completely free. Well, the fisticuffs of Jago are free for the entirety of game, while other characters, new and old, require some coin.
Wii Fit Trainer to Appear in New Super Smash Bros.
Well, this was an oddball. After today’s Nintendo Direct, where “Villager” from Animal Crossing and Mega Man were revealed, Nintendo’s shown off the game to those lucky enough to be attending E3. Who else do they show off than….the Wii Fit Trainer? She’s the model they use to demonstrate movements in Wii Fit, and she looks to be kicking a lot of ass this time around.
The Last Guardian is Down but Not Out
Team ICO’s greatly anticipated title The Last Guardian has been run through the ringer, and many people have written it off as a game stuck in development hell for all eternity. Claims of the game being stuck in limbo certainly haven’t helped, but it’s been said that the title is on “hiatus”, according to SCEA muckity-muck Jack Tretton. However, today, President of Sony Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida told Kotaku that Tretton’s comments were “misleading”, and a rough translation may have given off the message that the game will be stuck in development hell forever, but that is apparently not the case.
The Walking Dead 400 Days Possibly Bridges Seasons 1 & 2 for $5 in July
We informed before about The Walking Dead 400 Days on its imminent summer release everywhere as well as the unpriced PlayStation Vita bundle (Season 1 + 400 Days). News coming out of the conferences now detail how soon the DLC arrives for all systems with Richard Iggo, Telltale PR rep, spilling the beans.
Super Smash Bros Eight-Minute Developer Direct Describes Adjustments and Additions
Super Smash Bros at E3 blew Nintendo fans away with its HD graphics on the Wii U and the portability on the 3DS. Director of Super Smash Bros, Masahiro Sakurai, goes more in-depth about the upcoming Nintendo brawler’s design below.
Xbox One: Special Challenges Detailed – Expanding Player Reward Outside of Achievements
The Xbox 360 brought the meaningless, though satisfying, achievements to the gaming world, adding challenges beyond the game. Microsoft looks to further that trend with the Xbox One through special challenges, or time-pertinent goals for sole players or the community at large.