Every year, E3 rolls in surrounded by a sea of hype and anticipation. Sometimes, this hype is surpassed with giant waves of unexpected news and announcements. Other times, the show ends in disappointment, as many of the new games and exciting reveals are anything but.
It is too early to predict what side this E3 will eventually fall on, but, with only a few weeks until the big show, one thing is certain: There is a lot to be excited about.
But what are you the most excited for? For me, it has to be the Wii U. I just love new console reveals and truly can't wait to get my hands on that thing. (Plus, Mario in HD!) More specifically, I am also excited about The Last of Us, hopefully some new (playable?) footage of The Last Guardian, and, my personal loves, Pikmin 3 and the new Paper Mario for the 3DS.
Keep reading to find out what some of the other Destructoid editors are excited about, and then hit the comments to let us know what you think. What is the one thing you can't wait to hear more about at this year's E3? Is there a specific game? A new console? An announcement that is not official but you feel may be coming? Let us know!
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The Last of Us.
All I really want out of E3 this year is for Nintendo to blow us away with their online strategy.
Any flicker or glimpse of next-next gen.
I'm curious about this action-adventure game Harmonix is making. Maybe they won't unveil at show, though.
To get my hands on all the first-person shooters. Apparently I was the very first person to RSVP to the Halo 4 special event. I don't know if I should be proud of that or not.
Oddly enough, I'm actually excited about seeing Nintendo's conference. Not that I'm a fan of what everyone already expects of them (fuck no), but I actually want them to present something that makes me say, "Alright, that's pretty cool. I'll give them that one." Something that actually attracts me as a hardcore gamer, and not the "Nintendo fan" that I haven't been since I was 13. I didn't even bother looking at the Wii U last E3. Did not give a single fuck.
It would be great if Sony came out and showed a nice, long gameplay demo of The Last Guardian, and followed that up by announcing a concrete release date. And preferably, that release date would be sometime in 2012.
It sounds like a lot of people are excited to see what Nintendo is up to! I am as well, but I could care less about "online strategies" or "hardcore partnerships". What I care about is the videogames.
I don't have anything I'm excited for, but I don't really function that way. Watching everybody else get hyped up for games and then have them fail to meet their expectations over the years has made me far more measured when it comes to my own anticipation level, lest I suffer a similar fate. No, excitement happens in the moment, whether it's witnessing the rapid-fire information dump of the press conferences or wandering the floor and discovering an approach to a game problem I haven't seen attempted before.
I'm with Conrad. There isn't anything specific I'm super excited for, because the games they show are usually along the lines of "like that one game you like, but different." The last E3s were only really fun to watch unfold from home when something went hilariously disastrous, such as the Konami press conference of E3 2010, or Ubisoft's press conference with the laser tag nonsense.
Now it's your turn. What are you the most excited for at this year's E3? TO THE COMMENTS!
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