There was an obvious trend in games at the 2015 Electronic Entertainment Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center this past three days, and games enthusiasts couldn?t be happier.
Classic, old, and games we thought we already saw the last of, suddenly find new life as their respective mother consoles announced a possible release for this year and next.
Leading the list is undoubtedly The Last Guardian. For the past E3 conventions, rumours have already been flying about the return of the 2009 classic, to the disappointment of many (including this writer), when the rumours don?t pan out.
So imagine the audience?s delight when the familiar, solitary feel of the game suddenly engaged guests who attended Sony?s presentation during the E3 event. You just know everyone can?t wait for 2016 when the game is hinted to be released (no exact date at the moment).
The Last Guardian will be available in PlayStation 4 in 2016.
There was also excitement when the new trailer of The Coalition?s Gears of War 4 surprised audience during the Microsoft presentation.
Gamers had little to no inclination that the former Epic Games classic was gearing for a comeback. So it was definitely a pleasant shock to see the awesome graphics by director Rod Fergusson invade the screen during Microsoft?s impressive production.
And after watching the trailer, all we can say is:?Can?t the Holiday of 2016 get any closer?
Now when it comes to classic games, nothing is perhaps more classic than Nintendo?s Super Mario Bros. The game instantly brings us back to our ?80s childhood playing the simple and exciting game the whole summer on the boxy Nintendo Family Computer. So imagine everyone?s delight when the Super Mario Maker flashed onscreen and announced another comeback later this year.
And then there?s the Sega game Shenmue, which was last played in 1999. It was such a thrill when creator Yu Suzuki made an appearance during Sony’s pre-E3 event, and announced that he was doing a $2 million Kickstarter campaign to once more fund “Shenmue III.” Twelve hours later, the campaign reached it goal ? so expect the new version very soon!
Square Enix? Final Fantasy VII caused an uproar, mostly from spectators who played the game when they were kids. The same goes for the showing of Street Fighter V, and other games like Tomb Raider, Rare Replay and StarFox.
So there you have it, it will be months before we see any of these games come to life, but I bet reminiscing as we wait will definitely be such a thrill.