Tuesday, July 15, 2008

In case you were wondering about E3...

The Electronic Entertainment Expo is this week. Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo have already given their press conferences, so all the cats are out of their respective bags. It's a ho-hum year, honestly. More of the same from all three companies. Microsoft is implementing a Mii rip-off (sorry, they're "avatars") and touting Gears of War 2 and Fable 2 as the best things ever.

Nintendo continues to roll out the casual bandwagon with a sequel to Wii Sports called Wii Sports Resort. It will probably come with a new attachment for the Wii Remote called Wii Remote Plus, which further refines the motion sensitivity of the Wii Remote. Yipee. Also in the pipe is Wii Music, which utilizes the Balance Board and the Wii Remote plus your monkey-like motions to make music. The game simulates over 50 different instruments. Again, yipee. Nothing about any new Mario, Zelda, or Metroid games. The closest we'll get to classic Nintendo is a new Animal Crossing (Wii) and a remake of the old SNES classic Kirby: Super Star for the DS. Weaksauce, Nintendo. Most surprisingly, however, an original Grand Theft Auto game is coming to the DS, and Call of Duty: World at War is hitting the Wii.

Sony showed off Resistance 2 and gave us a little teaser for God of War 3 (as expected). Downloadable movies and content were the big topic, though, and PS3 owners will be able to rent and buy movies for their systems tonight. There will also be a downloadable "sequel" to Ratchet & Clank Future that will cost $15. The PSP is getting a bunch of useless new bundle packs and its own Resistance game.

What am I most excited about? They announced a PSP sequel to Patapon!

Lackluster E3, for the most part. No big shockers, and I'm disappointed overall.

1 comment:

lantaro said...


also i never played resistance, but i always wanted to. i find a sequel...intriguing.