Six Upcoming Games I’m Way Too Excited About


With E3 just getting underway, I’ve decided to look back on games that teased me in the past, that still haven’t been released, with a few more from E3 2010 that have had new details revealed about them. It’s a shame that since there technically hasn’t been an announcement of Grand Theft Auto V or Uncharted 3, because those would definitely be on this list.

I Am Alive

The post-apocalyptic survival game due to hit shelves sometime in before fall 2011, from Ubisoft, takes place after a decimating earthquake strikes Chicago. Originally unveiled at E3 2008, I Am Alive was the victim of multiple delays, and production shifting. Originally from Darkworks, it moved to Ubi Shanghai. Assassin’s Creed producer Jade Raymond was originally involved, but she left in January.

The 2008 trailer makes the game look awesome, but I’ve been disappointed by Ubisoft before (Stupid EndWar. What a waste of money.) and the delays in I Am Alive worry me. There’s also going to be a port to the Wii, and I hope that the Wii port doesn’t tone the game down for the real consoles.

According to the website and press releases, you have to wander around the destroyed Chicago area looking for anything of use, drinking water to stay hydrated, and avoiding other people because they will do anything to get their hands on your supplies.

Evidently, a second trailer was released at E3 2010, but I wouldn’t know because I don’t have the money to fly from Portland, Maine to Los Angeles, California. I’ve been looking around online for the new trailer, and I haven’t found it. There were a billion versions of the E3 2008 trailer, shown below, so let’s just use that.

AGENT and L.A. Noire

I put these two together because they’re both being developed by Rockstar Games, the premier gaming corporation for sandbox games. Agent takes place in the 1970s during the height of the Cold War, and will take you into “the world of counter-intelligence, espionage and political assassinations.” No trailer has been released online yet, and Agent is a PS3 exclusive, due to be released sometime this year. Agent was originally revealed at E3 2009, but Rockstar has still been iffy with the details to the game.

Rockstar has been much more revealing with L.A. Noire. It’s going to be on both PS3 and XBox 360, developed by Team Bondi, and was the subject of a GameInformer cover story a few months ago. There’s supposed to be a large amount of audio, as GameInformer said that there were over 20 hours of voice acting. It’s going to be a sandbox, taking place in a ‘completely accurate’ Los Angeles from the late 1940s. It will rely heavily on the stylistic properties of film noir mysteries. It’s expected to be released between August and October of this year. Expect me to preorder it.

inFAMOUS 2

For those of us who thought that Cole MacGrath from the original inFAMOUS was far too generic a character (which he WAS…but Alex Mercer from Prototype was no better), Sucker Punch Productions has changed him from a gravelly voiced un-emotional guy to a dude with a normal voice, actually half-decent dialog, and clothes that didn’t look like they were picked out by a color-blind guy from 1998.

inFAMOUS 2 takes place in a new city, New Marais, based on New Orleans. Unlike Empire City from the original inFAMOUS, New Marais isn’t destroyed before you even start playing the game. According to the trailer, it looks like some demonic force destroys New Marais during the game. Also, MacGrath evidently has a new superpower, which is the ability to freeze things, as evidenced by the number 2 being made out of ice in the inFAMOUS 2 logo, and the icicles growing out of the ground towards the end of the trailer.

Crysis 2

Apparently, Crysis 2 is supposed to have the greatest graphics of anything ever. It’s supposed to make Avatar look like Pacman. Of course Crytek is just blowing smoke, but the screenshot do make Crysis 2 look fantastic. Crysis 2 is set in an alien-infested New York City, because Crytek must’ve gotten tired of reusing jungle enviornments. It’s due to be released sometime during the holiday season of 2010.

The trailer makes the game look freaking insane. Hopefully, the gameplay hasn’t fallen because Crytek and EA have been focusing on the graphics.

LittleBigPlanet 2

LittleBigPlanet 2 is one of the game’s I’m most anticipating. Probably the most unique on the list, as all the others have had some form of violence and most of them are probably pushing an M rating. But the reasons I’m anticipating LBP 2 because the original LittleBigPlanet was TERRIBLE! I hated the original LBP. The gameplay was terrible, and the game relied heavily on DLC. I personally believe that a game should be able to stand up on single player alone, and not on downloadable content.

The reason why I’m anticipating this game so much is because I’m pretty sure it’s going to be as bad as the original LBP. I’ll probably end up renting it in order to see if the gameplay has improved any over the original. I’ll probably keep an open mind throughout LBP 2 but I’m not expecting much of anything.

However, watching the trailer, actually sort of made me want to buy it. It’s going to be better than the original LBP, but then again it won’t be that hard to be better than the original LBP.

Games that missed the cut:

Call of Duty: Black Ops

Prototype 2

Mafia II

Fallout New Vegas

Driver: San Francisco


Written by: MAINEiac4434 - News Contributor


  1. #1 by Jonaskin on June 16th, 2010

    My 6:

    Infamous 2
    LBP2
    KZ3
    Sonic 4
    The Agency
    FF13vs

  2. #2 by Oly1Kenobi on June 17th, 2010 [ 131925 Points ]

    Great article!

  3. #3 by Demerson on June 17th, 2010 [ 2814 Points ]

    I am Alive and the Rockstar titles definitely are on my list, but somehow I forgot about them… Is that a good thing? :D

  4. #4 by Luke on June 17th, 2010 [ 27382 Points ]

    It was said that Rockstar would not be showing any of their games as they didn’t have enough time to create demos worthy of their name. They are going to show them later on when they are ready.

    Uncharted 2 was released late last year and they are still adding patches for it. I would think if Uncharted 3 was in the works it would be in the very early stages.

  5. #5 by Tosh on June 17th, 2010 [ 1102 Points ]

    Great first post, your starting to rival Jay in the length of a post, lol.

  6. #6 by Jay on June 17th, 2010 [ 83111 Points ]

    pfft. fancy screens and movies don’t add to post length.

    lol j/k

  7. #7 by Sakinah on June 17th, 2010 [ 26489 Points ]

    “For those of us who thought that Cole MacGrath from the original inFAMOUS was far too generic a character (which he WAS…but Alex Mercer from Prototype was no better), Sucker Punch Productions has changed him from a gravelly voiced un-emotional guy to a dude with a normal voice, actually half-decent dialog, and clothes that didn’t look like they were picked out by a color-blind guy from 1998.”

    Exactly!

  8. #8 by Demerson on June 17th, 2010 [ 2814 Points ]

    Sakinah: “For those of us who thought that Cole MacGrath from the original inFAMOUS was far too generic a character (which he WAS…but Alex Mercer from Prototype was no better), Sucker Punch Productions has changed him from a gravelly voiced un-emotional guy to a dude with a normal voice, actually half-decent dialog, and clothes that didn’t look like they were picked out by a color-blind guy from 1998.”Exactly!  

    I’m afraid I am the only person who liked the old Cole style…

  9. #9 by Darrin on June 17th, 2010 [ 17143 Points ]

    That is the same stale LA Noire trailer from four years ago. It’s all smoke and mirrors until they show something newer.

    Crysis looks like all graphics, basic game.

    Definitely agree on LBP 2 and Infamous 2 though. I’d add Rock Band 3 and Motorstorm Apocalypse.

  10. #10 by Jonaskin on June 17th, 2010

    Nope I loved the old Cole style too.

  11. #11 by EdEN on June 18th, 2010 [ 136069 Points ]

    My six are as follows:

    Trine 2
    Donkey Kong Country Returns
    Kid Icarus : Uprising
    Proffesor Layton
    Sly Cooper Collection
    The Last Guardian (no show but a game from a great team)

  12. #12 by MAINEiac4434 on June 19th, 2010

    Darrin: That is the same stale LA Noire trailer from four years ago. It’s all smoke and mirrors until they show something newer.Crysis looks like all graphics, basic game.Definitely agree on LBP 2 and Infamous 2 though. I’d add Rock Band 3 and Motorstorm Apocalypse.  ^

    Hey, I finally found someone who agrees with my position on LBP! I knew I wasn’t the only one!

  13. #13 by Oliver Smith on August 7th, 2010 [ 700 Points ]

    great blog

  14. #14 by Oliver Smith on August 7th, 2010 [ 700 Points ]

    Oliver Smith: great blog  

    well article


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