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The latest trailer for Crytek's Crysis 2 surely must put any worries you had towards the game to bed. It's two-and-a-half minutes of gorgeous gameplay footage that has everything from collapsing buildings, giant robots, rocket launchers, stealth kills and did I mention collapsing buildings?
High Moon Studios' Transformers: War for Cybertron received some great press in the build up to its release for a variety of reasons. It’s based on a beloved toy and TV show, yet it’s not tied to any specific license, it’s being made by people who are knowledgeable and passionate about the material and finally there have been comparisons made between its development, dubbed this year’s Arkham Asylum, and its substance, dubbed a Gears of War-esque shooter. With all this knowledge going into my time with War for Cybertron, plus the fact that I’m a Transformers fan, it was hard not to still feel worried it would disappoint. Luckily for Transformers fans everywhere, High Moon Studios does not disappoint.
So as you can probably see, we’re still playing catch-up with our E3 coverage. Between Matt having a real job, Mushu having school, and me working the pole Monday through Friday downtown, we haven’t had enough hours in the day to write about everything we saw at that wonderful, terrible place. On the wonderful side of things, Portal 2 looks marvelous.
Marvel Comics and 343 Industries have just announced that the novel, Halo:Fall of Reach, is set to be adapted into a 'graphic fiction event' with the first issue, dubbed Halo: Fall of Reach "Boot Camp #1," hitting shelves this fall. Writer Brian Reed and artist Felix Ruiz are behind the series.
Comic Jumper: The Adventures of Captain Smiley is the upcoming game from Splosion Man developer, Twisted Pixel. The game sees you taking control of Captain Smiley, a superhero who must jump into six different comic books to help fix the plot. The comics take inspiration from manga, classic Silver Age comics, more modern tales, and Conan-esque fantasy comics to present a whole bunch of unique game worlds for you to play in. It seriously sounds like any comic book lover's dream, and for that reason, I got in touch with Twisted Pixel for an interview. Luckily, Brandon Ford, the lead concept artist on the project, was able to answer my questions for me.
Sometime during E3, Disney Interactive released a very pretty cinematic trailer for their upcoming video game tie-in for Tron. I didn't get a chance to play it, but I did see it in action during the expo, and I'll be honest... it didn't look as good as this trailer. Still, it did look pretty fun, and the Wii version had some crazy multiplayer stuff going on. Check out the trailer below and expect it to be out on November 1st for pretty much every platform ever (yeah, it's one of those).
Although it's late (blame Omid, then blame me), we finally have the first day of our E3 coverage up. You'll see our mini-interviews with SOE and Ubisoft and a whole ton of 8th Circuit professionals. I talk a little about TERA, but you can check out my more in depth First Impression. Ryan also gives us his thoughts on the NoS energy drink. Hilarious. The other videos will follow shortly over the next couple days, but check out the video below.
So 2K was kind enough to invite us to check out their offerings at E3. The good news was that they were showing off XCOM. The bad news though, is that they wouldn't let us play it. The not great but still pretty cool news is they walked us through a live playthrough and it. looks. amazing. Granted, they got to hand select which level to show us, but from what I saw, XCOM is shaping up to be an original, intriguing, and ultimately worthy successor to 2K Marin's (formerly 2K Australia) Bioshock.
While there were a lot of great games announced at E3, some of which I got to take a good look at, and some I even got to play, there were also lots of other awesome things on display. Peripherals, accesories, and other oddities scattered the show room floor, mostly on the outskirts of the convention. But if you were willing to look for them, it was possible to find a neat little something that you didn't even know existed. Other stuff, though, wasn't being featured for a reason.
I'm not quite sure how this slipped past me, but apparently Konami managed to release a trailer for their newest Silent Hill sequel at some point during E3. No wait, I know how this managed to slip past me, I was really busy actually being at E3, and after the disappointment of Homecoming, no one really cares about Silent Hill anymore anyway. But will this new trailer change your mind?