By Jeff Neuenschwander / June 14th, 2015
Before we get to what we think will happen, I want to apologize to writer Jacob Dobbs. He and I were supposed to appear on an episode of the Total Control podcast. During the recording, we talked briefly about our predictions for E3. Unfortunately, that episode will more than likely not be published due to some technical errors, specifically a buzzing in the audio. Doing some recording on my own, I noticed some buzzing from my mic, which may have caused the buzzing in the podcast recording. Sorry, Jacob.
So, with that out of the way, here’s what Jacob’s predictions were from the episode.
“A New Banjo Kazooie game will be announced and it will be an on-rails shooter, not a platformer, making everyone angry at Rare again. There will be a new Metroid game on the Wii U. And Persona 5 will be delayed to 2016 in North America, but will be released in 2015 for Japan.”
Okay, moving on.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN AT E3 2015
- Nintendo: Yoshi’s Wooly World, Mario Maker, Star Fox, XCX, Monster Hunter X, Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon, Indie Sizzle Reel, more amiibo announced (possibly including restocks of older ones).
- Square Enix: FFXIV expansion, Kingdom Hearts 3, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Dragon Quest Heroes, plans for Dragon Quest 30th Anniversary next year (Japan only).
- Sony: CoD, Sports, etc.
- Microsoft: Halo
- Ubisoft: Assassin’s Creed
- Bravely Second in either Nintendo or Square (probably Nintendo, considering the last Direct).
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The Last Guardian will be announced. Watch.
Also, SE will do something with FF 7. Not sure what, but there will be a FF 7 related thingie.
- Bethesda: Fallout 4. Something Elder Scrolls related. Doom and BattleCry will be shown.
- Microsoft: Halo 5, World of Tanks stuff, something zombie related, the newest Forza and Dance Central games. Some indies.
- EA: A Mass Effect… something. A Mirror’s Edge… something. A Star Wars Battlefront… something. The next Battlefield. Something Sims related. Premature Jockularity before the sports games release in a buggy mess later this year.
- Ubisoft: Assassin’s Creed games shown, all claiming to be the best in the series. The first look at the next Tom Clancy game coming next year while getting one final look at the Tom Clancy game coming this year. More fitness for Kinect. Grow Home. Toy Soldiers.
- Sony: MONTAGE!!! (please) Media Molecule talks Tearaway Unfolded. Parade of indies. Batman exclusive stuff. God of War III Remastered and Mad Max given some time. Project Morpheus demoed and discussed in full detail.
- Nintendo: Mario Maker, plus details on some Mario 30th Birthday celebration. Star Fox shown off. Xenoblade Chronicles X in English. Fatal Frame V and SMTxFE shown more. New 3DS Fire Emblem talked about, including whether it will really be two packages or one giant package. Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon. The new Platinum game.
- Square Enix: Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III detailed. Dragon Quest Heroes leads parade of Dragon Quest announcements. Bravely Second talk. New Lara Croft games talked about. New Deus Ex shown off. Nosgoth has a beta during the week.
- Bethesda: Fallout 4. Duh.
- MS: More Scalebound info, Halo 5, and the rest.
- Sony: A trailer for the Ratchet and Clank film coming next April (yup, it premiered at Cannes, got a distribution deal and everything), a Yakuza 5 release date, and the rest.
- Nintendo finally gets us some release window, etc. for a trio of relatively niche Wii U titles that have been kept in the dark until now: Devil’s Third, Star Fox, and Fatal Frame. First Xenoblade X English footage, and hopefully a release date to go with it (FINALLY). The Robot Chicken animators collaborate with Nintendo again and do their thing.
- Square: FF, Bravely Second, you know the drill.
- Capcom: The Great Ace Attorney announced for the US. Deep Down (their Dark Souls-like new IP developed with Sony’s Japan Studio) gets some footage.
Anything we think won’t happen this week?
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