It's hard to know what to make of Hyrule Warriors. With Team Ninja and Tecmo Koei involved, it's easy to dismiss the title as Dynasty Warriors in a Legend of Zelda wrapper. But detractors would do well to leave their preconceived notions at the door, because that's not how longtime producer Eiji Anouma sees the game.
E3 isn't just about the big triple-A IPs, it's also there for the smaller titles, some of which tend to slip through the cracks. For example, mobile titles tend to be missed, even if they're from a big developer, and that's exactly what happened with Hitman: Sniper, the next game for everyone's favorite cueballed assassin. The game was in playable form at publisher Square Enix's booth, so let's have a look at the gameplay, shall we?
GOG.com has just announced that its DRM-free Summer Sale is live, with more than 700 games in its catalog available for half their usual price, if not more.
Earlier this week, viewers of a trailer for Kingdom Hearts 2.5 ReMIX were treated to the faintest of teases for Kingdom Hearts III. Short and sweet, the clip consisted of conversation over a few flashes of words about lost masters and keyblade wars, but who the voices belong to remains a mystery. Recently, Kingdom Hearts Co-Director Tai Yasue let slip some hints as to who this person could be.
Titanfall is a giant hit for developer Respawn Entertainment, to the point that it's the best selling Xbox One game to date. So it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that the company is exploring other mediums to pursue the same sort of success, and E3 2014 attendees got the first peek at what the developer has in store.
It's been a long, long road for the Metal Gear series. Since the first game hit the MSX in 1987, we've had more than two dozen games (counting the spin-offs) across a multitude of different platforms. With The Phantom Pain set to close the series and bring it back full circle chronologically to the first game, developer Konami has pushed out a few infographics charting the games' progression from then to now.
Of the many assorted announcements we had at this year's E3, fans were treated to a brief flash of the first DLC for the PS4 exclusive inFamous: Second Son, and Sony has finally come through with some information on what gamers can expect.
Intercept, Guerilla Games' first big multiplayer DLC for Killzone: Shadow Fall was announced last month, but it wasn't 'til this year's E3 that gamers got their first real peek at it. A new trailer is out for the DLC, and some new artwork details everything you need to know about the new combat roles.
To date, we've seen plenty of Link and Impa cavorting around the lush greenery in Hyrule Warriors, but ever since we learned that Zelda and Twilight Princess's Midna would be joining the fray, obviously that's who we want to see in action. And that's just what Nintendo delivered recently at a special E3 2014 presentation of Nintendo Treehouse.
The Metal Gear series has long been a solo affair, but with the recent games starting with Snake Eater, that's been changing more and more, and the final game in the series, The Phantom Pain, is set to slither the same path. Hideo Kojima offered a few details on what gamers could expect as far as multiplayer is concerned, but only on a small section.
We're in the final throes of E3 2014, and after NeatherRealms Studio Ed Boon head had given some closer looks at Mortal Kombat X "newkomers" D'Vorah and Ferra/Torr, now it's Cassie Cage's turn.
As soon as it was revealed during E3 2014 that Grand Theft Auto V would finally be coming over to PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4, the rumors started flying as to when exactly gamers could expect it. Now, it seems as though Amazon's loose lips have revealed the game's release date.
Developers Mojang and 4J have been working together to bring Minecraft on damn near every platform under the sun, and the next-gen consoles from Sony and Microsoft are next in line. With E3 2014 in full swing, the two developers used the timing to their advantage, and have released some screens of what the game will look like on Xbox One, in all its blocky goodness.
Respawn's debut shooter Titanfall has been a hit for Microsoft, so a sequel is generally expected. But despite no formal announcement from publisher Electronic Arts, the rumors persist that the developer has something up its sleeve, and with E3 2014 in full swing, now wouldn't be a bad time to lay all the cards out on the table.
Nothing against Kingdom Hearts 2.5 ReMIX, but let's be frank for a moment. People would rather hear about the next title in the series, as opposed to a collection of games they've played before, even with a glossy HD finish. The developers at Square Enix know this, and were content to only tease Kingdom Hearts III during this year's E3, and nothing more.