The gaming mega event known as the Electronic Entertainment Expo or E3 is upon us again.
The event was once the premier event for game developers, big and small, to showcase their work to an excited public, hungry for more details. From trailers to gameplay to console reveals, E3 has seen plenty of unforgettable gaming moments.
Though it has its share of problems, E3 is still seen as a gaming event worth paying attention to, if not anticipating.
So, let’s take a look at some of the top 5 items on Emmen Gaming’s E3 wishlist.
(P.S.: Check the bottom of the article for E3 listings in local time.)
1. Final Fantasy XVI News
A lot of us working at Emmen Gaming grew up on the Final Fantasy series. Some got their start with IX, others with VIII or VII, and some even dipped their toes into the series as early as FFIV with Cecil and co.
So to say that we are excited for any new information about the most recent mainline entry into the Final Fantasy series is a massive understatement. We are feverishly hyped and hope to learn something new.
The game was first announced in 2020 with a bombastic trailer at the Sony PlayStation Showcase of 2020. (Coincidentally, we got started as Emmen Gaming not soon after.)
The trailer showed a return to medieval fantasy aesthetics and the voiced lines suggested a highly political tone akin to Final Fantasy Tactics. It also showed magnificent visuals of classic summons such as Shiva and Titan.
Take those epic visuals and add a banger of a theme to it and what do you get?
A legion of Final Fantasy fans losing their minds with excitement!
And this year, we’d like some more, please.
2. Shin Megami Tensei V News
When you ask people what the three foundational pillars of the JRPG genre are, you’re likely to hear the names, “Final Fantasy”, “Dragon Quest”, and “Shin Megami Tensei”.
The parent series of the highly acclaimed Persona series, Shin Megami Tensei is a JRPG classic with very solid (and fun) mechanics and large scale stories that will make your brain wrinkle. Where Persona focuses on people and their issues, SMT is known to take on society or the world and its issues.
SMT V was announced 3 years ago and since then, we’ve learned scarcely anything about it. We did get an apocalyptic new trailer in July, 2020 that reignited fan fervor. It showed a horde of Demons led by Lucifer himself descending upon a modern Japan with a host of Angels appearing to oppose him.
The game is supposed to come out sometime this year, though there’s not much detail on that. We’re hoping that this E3 will shed some light on what’s up with this game.
This game may not be for everyone due to its themes and tone. But to those of us who have already become entranced by this dark yet stylish world, more information about SMT V cannot come soon enough!
3. Elden Ring… Something! Anything! Please!
Elden Ring is a strange and mysterious game that was announced long ago in 2019.
Sometimes referred to as the Lochness Monster of video games, this game was to be developed by beloved developers From Software who are working with famous Game of Thrones scribe, George R. R. Martin in what sounds like a dream project from your wildest imagination.
That being said, we know very little about the game. It is supposed to be an open world, ripe for exploration, and will reportedly have the Souls games’ DNA in it. The game has reportedly been in development since the last Dark Souls 3 DLC wrapped up.
Then there’s this so-called leaked trailer. We don’t know how legit this is, but it does look like a From Software game with its large bosses, dodge rolling, and so on.
So this E3, we would like to wish to the Video Game Fairy that we get some solid information on Elden Ring.
4. Breath of the Wild 2 News
The original Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild took the world by storm back in 2017. It showed us how beautiful Switch games could be, along with how epic an open world Zelda game could be. It was so well-made that some say that it left the majority of open world games in its dust.
There is no official information that this highly anticipated sequel will be announced at E3, but there are rumors. In fact, Breath of the Wild 2 was trending on Twitter not too long ago, showing just how excited fans were at the prospect.
Nintendo has said that its E3 presentation will focus on games that will be released this year. So either they won’t touch Breath of the Wild 2 OR they might release it this year. But that’s probably just wishful thinking…
Realistically speaking, we know very little about the game aside from the fact that it does exist. But the fans are hungry for the sequel and we are very much among them.
5. Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League News
This is a game announced by developer Rocksteady, best known for their Batman: Arkham series of games.
Announced in August 2020, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is set in the same “Arkham-verse” as their Batman games. The game stars Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, and Killer Croc.
It features a story where the Justice League become brainwashed by the evil alien robot organism (?) Brainiac. And of course, it falls on the Suicide Squad to get in there and take care of it… or die.
So far, we are really impressed with the announcement trailer. The costumes look really good and the humor is definitely there as well. Plus, if Rocksteady games are on it, we look forward to seeing the gameplay too.
Let’s hope that this E3 will reveal more about this game as well.
And there you have it! Five of our top wishes for E3 this year.
E3 may have its share of problems, but there is also a lot to look forward to. So this time, we’re all about the hype.
We will end this article by listing out the timings of various presentations at the event, in local (Maldivian) time.
Hope you find this helpful.
08:00PM Guerilla Collective
10:00PM Black Voices in Gaming
11:00 PM Summer Game Fest
01:00AM IGN Expo
08:00PM Guerilla Collective Showcase
10:00PM Wholesome Direct
12:00AM Ubisoft Forward
10:00PM Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase
TBC Future Games Show
TBC PC Gaming Show
09:00PM Nintendo E3 Showcase