Day 2 of E3 has wrapped up, and now that all of the major announcements have been made, here is our top ten list of games from E3 2014.
10. The Legend of Zelda: Wii U (Working Title)
Throughout the last two decades, gamers have accompanied Link on countless adventures and quests throughout the land of Hyrule. The next Legend of Zelda game will be no different, and we couldn’t be more excited. Although Nintendo didn’t really show any gameplay, the footage shows a quick glimpse of an expansive area to explore, beautiful graphics, and the newest rendition of Link. Look for this game to release sometime in 2015.
9. Mario Maker
Have you ever found yourself playing an early Mario title on the NES or SNES and wished that blasted piranha plant was just a little lower or a flying Koopa was just a little too far to jump on? Well Nintendo has given you the power to change all of that with this new spin on one of the most classic video games of all time. Nintendo’s Mario Maker allows you to make your own versions of the classic courses from Mario games of the past. The game also allows you to change to different styles of Mario, such as the classic Mario Bros. and Super Mario based visuals. Look for Mario Maker to hit stores in 2015.
8. The Order 1886
The Order 1886, which was announced at last year’s E3, is a paranormal third person shooter that takes place in alternate historical version London in the 1800’s. The Order 1886 will include many technologically advanced weapons in order to combat your paranormal foes. Although we are not shown much as far as gameplay, the small snippets that we are able to see look very promising. Plan on fighting several different variations of monsters while sporting your best monocle and mustache on February 20th, 2015, exclusively on PS4!
7. Halo: Master Chief Collection
Halo; Master Chief Collection looks to be a huge moneymaker for Microsoft. Halo: MCC includes Halo 1-4 and all of the multiplayer maps ever released for each game. Halo: MCC will include over 100 multiplayer maps, the original engines and multiplayer for each game, each individual single player campaign, and Halo: Nightfall, a digital series that will be coming to Xbox in the future. Plan on wasting hundreds of hours blasting your friends in classic Halo style when this game releases on November 11th, exclusively on Xbox One.
6. Assassins Creed Unity
Assassins Creed Unity, the seventh console based installment in the Assassins Creed franchise, will take place during the French Revolution. A new gameplay feature that is absent in previous versions of AC games is 4 player co-op. Players will now be able to join friends while completing objectives and assassinating targets, instead of each other. AC Unity will be released on October 28th for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
5. Battlefield Hardline
Battlefield Hardline is a new take on the former Military based first person shooter. The new Battlefield is a fresh take on cops and robbers type of gameplay, where the player can be the police or the thieves. As shown in the press conference gameplay, the robbers are attempting to steal and secure the loot, while the police use whatever force necessary to stop them. Both sides have a variety of methods and vehicles at their disposal to stop the other side from escaping or capturing them. The Battlefield Hardline Beta is out right now on Playstation Network, while the full game will be released October 21st.
Splatoon is the new paintball-like party game from Nintendo. The main objective in Splatoon is for you and your teammates to cover as much of the map with ink as possible. You are given ink guns, paint rollers, and a variety of other projectiles to use in order to create as much of a mess as possible. Whichever team ends up with the most ink on the map wins. Splatoon is full of vibrant colors, unique gameplay, and fast paced action. Look for Splatoon to hit stores for the Wii U in 2015.
Destiny may be one of the most anticipated games of 2014, mainly because of the partnership between Bungie and EA. Destiny, which was announced at E3 2013, is a futuristic first person shooter with RPG elements. The game will take place on multiple planets and areas of space. In Destiny, you play a guardian living on a futuristic version of Earth. In this version of the future, Earth has been visited by “The traveler”, a large device with seemingly limitless power. The traveler helps humanity evolve in many different ways, including lifespan and technologically. As a guardian, you have to defend The Traveler by fighting its old foe “The Darkness.” Destiny will include a variety of futuristic weapons, enemies, and vehicles. Look for Destiny on September 9th across all platforms.
2. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is fourth installment in the popular series that includes likable treasure hunter, Nathan Drake. Not much is known about Uncharted 4 at this time, because not much information has been released other than a 2015 release date. What we do know is that Drake is older, more weathered, and re-entering the world of thieves. Regardless of the little amount of information on Uncharted 4, one can assume that it will be a must own come the end of 2015.
1. Tom Clancy’s The Division
Tom’s Clancy’s The Division takes place in a future version of New York City that is seemingly in anarchy. A virus has been released on black friday killing large amounts of people and driving the rest into hiding. You play as a cooperative special operations unit that goes around the city trying to restore order and reclaim areas of the city. The game involves innovative gameplay and futuristic technologies that can be used to take out enemies and traverse the city. The Division will be released in 2015.
That wraps up our top ten games of E3 2014, so far! Check back later for updates on other games and new content.