5 Games That Might Be Announced At Sony's E3 Presser
Posted on Saturday, June 1 @ 13:30:00 Eastern by Alex_Osborn
The Electronic Entertainment Expo is just over a week away. It's hard to believe that in a matter of days an onslaught of gaming news will be upon us, completely overwhelming every gamer out there. On June 10th at 6PM, the spotlight will be on Sony, as the PlayStation manufacturer plans to take the stage and reveal the PS4 in all of its square-shaped plastic glory. More importantly, however, there will be loads of game announcements. As such, here are five potential software reveals we're hoping are part of Sony's presser.
5. Kingdom Hearts III
Sure, there's a slim possibility that Tetsuya Nomura is still working on Final Fantasy Versus XIII, but let's face it: That game will never come out. I've got this sinking feeling that it has either been scrapped or rolled into Final Fantasy XV (which we'll get to in just a bit) so I'm inclined to believe that Nomura and his team at Square are plugging away at the next proper installment in the Kingdom Hearts series. Fans have had to deal with handheld spin-offs for far too long, and with the upcoming HD Collection, there's reason to think that KH3 is at the very least in the early stages of development. Sure, we'll probably get a second high-def collection with KH2 and before its release, but that doesn't mean Square has to hold back on the announcement.
4. Jak & Daxter 4
It has been an awfully long time since we've seen a new fully-fledged Jak & Daxter game thanks to Naughty Dog's success with the Uncharted series. Seeing as how half of the studio is currently focused on The Last of Us while the rest of the team is almost certainly slaving away at Uncharted 4 (which we'll also get to in a bit), perhaps Sony has handed off Jak to one of its other fully capable studios.
We know Naughty Dog considered making a fourth entry in the series a little while back to no avail, so maybe some fresh blood could revitalize the classic PS2 platformer. While so many games will undoubtedly chase realism in the next generation, it would be refreshing to have a quality Pixar-style experience.
3. Final Fantasy XV
In February, Square Enix took the stage at Sony's PlayStation 4 reveal and announced that the next installment in Final Fantasy would be unveiled at E3. Now that the company has sort of got the mess that was FFXIV figured out, perhaps we'll see the next proper entry in the long-running JRPG franchise. Final Fantasy XIII proved to be a major disappointment, and it doesn't look like the direct sequel approach is helping all that much either. What the company really needs to do (besides remake Final Fantasy VII) is use the new generation of gaming hardware to reboot the Final Fantasy franchise in some way. If the jaw-dropping tech demo they've shown off multiple times is any indication of what is to come, I'm sold.
2. Uncharted 4
Nathan Drake has basically become the face of PlayStation. For a while it was Crash Bandicoot, but after that annoying orange creature faded from relevancy, Sony struggled to find a memorable mascot. The treasure-hunting, smart-mouthed explorer has filled those gargantuan shoes and, as such, will most definitely be making an appearance on Sony's next-gen console sooner rather than later. The Uncharted games have proven to be impressive visual showpieces, so what better way to turn heads at E3 than with the reveal of Uncharted 4 for the PlayStation 4. Naughty Dog's second team has to be busy with something important...
1. The Last Guardian
While The Last Guardian appears to be in some form of development hell, there's reason to believe its massive delay has everything to due with the impending launch of the PlayStation 4. Sure, a Killzone and inFamous will be great for the PlayStation faithful on day one, but can you imagine the level of hype Sony would generate if they announced that The Last Guardian would be a launch title for the PS4? Need I say more?
What do you think Sony will announce at the company's E3 press conference? Let us know in the comments below.
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