E3 Wish List 2017

12:00 pm HelenLJohnson 0 Comments

*Cues music* 
It's the most wonderful time of the year!
There'll be confrences for hosting,
Fans ready for roasting,
And a game will certainly have snow.
There'll be scary ghost stories
And tales of the glories of
E3s long, long ago...


Yes, its is that time of the year again and hasn't it flown again! Keeping it short and sweet because of the musical interlude; here is my wish list (not predictions!) for E3 2017! As with previous years, these are picks on my own tastes so you may find some missing or some you think 'well, that's a bit crap' but me and my narrative loving tastes are hoping for these!

Assassins Creed TBA/Empire/Origin (Ubisoft)
Gamers Greed
 I'm in the mood for something Egyptian and for years I've been waiting for the AC franchise to visit Egypt. There's so much potential for various climbable landscapes, hidden spaces and pyramids to explore, the possibility of an alchemy or magic element, Nile traversing etc. As an added bonus, I'm already there with the cosplay with my Egyptian Assassin, 'Kesi', created in 2014 complete with a back story. So let's hope the rumours are true; it isn't too far fetched with Egyptian elements already built within the chronology with Cleopatra and Pieces of Eden being either found or returned to the Cairo brotherhood. Also, it will be interesting to see if the break has impacted fan anticipation and general development.

The Last of Us Part 2 (Naughty Dog/Sony)
I love the trailer that was released a few months ago showing an older, more worldly Ellie. I'm itching to know, what has happened in those five years and what new challenges Joel and Ellie will face after they potentially threatened human existence by taking Ellie back. So I'm hoping for a new trailer or snippet just to push the story along a little, maybe show some psychological debates, I doubt there being a release date just yet, but added bonus if we get that as well!
The Avengers Project (Crystal Dynamics/Square Enix)
Game Soul
 I'm still not really sold on this, but that may be because we don't have much to go on yet with the style of game this is or how it will fit within the overarching Marvel universe. However, I am still intrigued; so for that reason I am hoping for a new trailer and some new information!

Vampyr (DONTNOD/Focus Home Interactive) 
It is so close to being released I can smell the blood already. Vampyr has been on my list since it was announced and I will honestly try whatever DONTNOD would like to produce because I respect them as a developer. Really hoping the morality element is executed well as that will make for a very interesting game play mechanic and will show me what kind of human I am! We are well overdue a new and good vampire game, so I am wishing for a release date!
Detroit: Become Human (Quantic Dream/Sony)
 If there is something I like more than vampires, it is cyberpunk, AI and dystopian worlds. Alongside Horizon: Zero Dawn, Detroit was one of my highlights from 2015 and 2016 E3. By now, I'm hoping we should have a release date. Not that I have the time to play all these games on my wishlist, but you know, it is always nice to plan out your year and gaze upon the pile of shame!

Cyberpunk: 2077 (CD Projekt RED/CD Projekt)
We have waited so long for something, anything about Cyberpunk 2077 since it was teased in 2013. This has to be the year now with enough time passed from The Witcher 3 and promo campaigns being highlighted on the internet. It has been suggested that 2017 is the year of Gwent, and that information on Cyberpunk will be available 'at a surprising time' so maybe E3 is too obvious; or that there will be some form of innovative announcement that is not necessarily your typical trailer/guy presenting. Let's hope so because I need this game in my life asap. Wishing for a trailer, or even just a teaser trailer.

A new and innovative episodic game (not from Telltale)
The past few years I have really enjoyed playing episodic games, as Lara Croft said 'I'm a busy girl', therefore episodic games make me feel like I've accomplished something in the few hours I can actually invest in gaming. I do like Telltale, especially The Wolf Among Us (I ended up reading the entire comic series of Fables after playing the game) and would not say no to another Wolf game. However, I think there needs to be more developers playing around with the concept as it feels that Telltale is becoming a little too same-same-but-new-IP at the moment. I don't even know what I want narrative wise, but open to whatever could be presented!

Death Stranding (Kojima Productions/Sony)
Shit's fucked up, and I love it. More info please!

Unravel 2 (Coldwood Interactive/ EA)
Xbox One UK
Right, I love my blood covered heroines, psychological mind fucks and dystopian worlds; but I also love cute little yarn dolls that travel through woodlands and streams collecting memories. Yarny stole my heart and it has already been announced that there will be a second game. So we'll probably get a yarny friend (local co-op please!) and I hope there is a Christmas DLC. There isn't enough Christmas content to add to my festive theming and Unravel would be prefect for that. Wishing for a trailer!

Portal 3 (Valve)

Everyone needs a 'never going to happen' Valve game wish for E3, this is mine. *weeps in a testing facility*

So that is it! E3 this year kicks off 13th June to 15th June. There are also many more highlights to come that aren't quite to my tastes such as Microsoft's Project Scorpio and Red Dead Redemption 2 that are bound to make huge waves nevertheless. I'm also looking forward to the memes, how can I not?

Until then, game and tweet on! (while I work on my PhD, :/ )