With this year’s E3 only a few months away now, all of your favourite developers and publishers will be gearing up for unveiling their next big thing on the showroom floors. The question is, what kind of things will be showing up at E3 2011, and what announcements will be considered the biggest? Here is a short run down of expected and unexpected titles that could make your jaw drop at this year’s E3.
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10. Diablo 3
This one has been in the running for a while now. With Activision Blizzard focused on other more lucrative prospects these days, they seem to have completely neglected Diablo 3 by delaying its release multiple times. Hopefully, they will make this up to series fans by showing of some more footage this June, as series fans have been left out in the cold for far too long. When they do, it will be awesome. Just take my word for it.
Not much is known about Fiv3 except for its title, which was trademarked by Sony and Quantic Dream very recently. Considering the pedigree it comes from though, if anything gets shown of Fiv3 at E3 it will definitely make its mark. With Quantic Dream constantly pushing the boundaries of gaming in terms of graphics and storytelling, it’s unlikely that Fiv3 will be anything but mind-blowing.
8. Max Payne 3
Yet another game that has seen a seemingly infinite amount of setbacks and delays. I certainly wouldn’t bet on seeing anything regarding Max Payne 3 at E3, but there’s a chance. Should said footage go out, it’s bound to be a breathtaking experience. Max Payne’s gritty, modern noire narratives have always scratched a certain itch that no other games can satisfy. Though it seems to be drastically altering some of the series’ mechanics, we’ll be happy to see more of Max Payne regardless. Bring it on Rockstar!
7. Hitman 5
With the recent hints of a Hitman 5 lingering in the air, it seems probable that we’ll get some kind of announcement at E3 regarding the future of the series. Even if it’s just a little teaser trailer, it is bound to get fans excited. The Hitman series has always stood out in a sea of generic and thoughtless shooter titles. Just seeing the thinking man’s shooter back in action in any form will make this year’s E3 a very special event indeed.