Try and imagine what looking at Super Mario Bros. for the first time in 1985 might have looked like. A plumber jumping on the heads of weird creatures in turtle shells, and hitting a block to make a mushroom appear. That when eaten makes him grow. Definitely weird. Which is why a lot of what we see in the E3 trailer for Super Mario Odyssey has us excited. Using a sentient hat to possess and dive into the body of a giant dinosaur? Yeah, definitely weird.
Headed, get it? Soccer reference. Anyway the runaway success that is Rocket League will be getting a Nintendo Switch release later in the year. And in a spot of great news it will support the game's cross-platform capabilities. So whilst on-the-go you could be matched up against PC and Xbox players. Yeah, the future is now!
And that headline is basically all we have to go on for now. But holy frozen hell, we'll take it! Metroid Prime was an E3 or two away from becoming Half Life 3, and in all honesty this was the first E3 where I was leaning towards there being a close to 0% chance that we'd get a Metroid Prime announcement. And so, we did.
With the successful launch of its brand new console, the Nintendo Switch, there's a lot riding on Nintendo to bring the goods this year. Last year they basically brought one game - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - and still managed to steal the show. Perhaps they can do the same with Super Mario Odyssey this year. Who knows? The real point is this -- I want a new Metroid Prime!
For the world’s most popular console Sony once again brought the games to E3. Some new, some old. Some based around fishing. Yeah, that last one in particular came from left field. Final Fantasy Finshing. In VR. Anyway, click through for a play-by-play of the highlights, our thoughts, a few jokes -- and the incredible looking God of War.
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Another PlayStation 4 that made its debut last year returned for a 2017 update -- the zombie action styling of Days Gone. Starring that dude from Battlestar Galactica and Star Wars The Force Unleashed. The gameplay demo that we got today less a case of fending off and running from a horde of the undead and more about infiltrating a group of renegade survivors to save a friend.