The best games from E3 2017
The annual Electronic Entertainment Expo is the place for news on the hottest upcoming games.
THE Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) held annually in Los Angeles is probably the best place to get a look at blockbuster gaming titles coming our way in the near future.
The announcements from the exhibition floor were a mix of blast-from-the-past titles such as the 4K remaster of Age Of Empires, two Metroid titles, Shadow Of The Colossus HD remake, and newer offerings like deep sea pirate adventures, open world RPGs and many more to light up your curiosity.
With a whole plethora of games coming out, here are our five favourite titles.
Monster Hunter World
The Monster Hunter series by Capcom never quite made it in the West despite its tremendous popularity in Japan, where each release easily sells millions of copies.
The announcement of a brand new openworld game, Monster Hunter World, is huge for fans around the world as the series is finally making a return to the PlayStation after years of absence following its 2011 transition to the Nintendo platform.
The game will be a departure from the regular main Hunter series with the new open world concept where players will be able to take advantage of their surrounding ecosystem and roam freely without having to travel from one section of the map to the other while hunting.
For those who have yet to view the trailer, the graphics is easily on par with many AAA titles in recent years, taking advantage of the hardware firepower of PS4, Xbox One and PC instead of the portable Nintendo 3DS.
On the downside, the company has not given away too many details on the monsters that will appear in the new release besides the new Tyrannosaurus-like monster and the good ol’ flying wyvern Rathalos.
If you are a fan of the popular Mass Effect, Dragon Age and Star Wars: The Old Republic games, you might want to keep an eye on Anthem, the next game by BioWare.
While not much information was divulged in the trailer, players can expect an openworld third-person shooter in a postapocalyptic setting where they will be able to explore lush forests, ravines, and underwater scenes with realistic weather effects along the way.
Anthem seems to be a multiplayer co-op game for four players, unlike the Mass Effect and Dragon Age titles. Expect more details to come in the following months as the game’s development kicks into higher gear.
The game is expected to launch in fall (around September 2018) on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Assassin’s Creed: Origins
The Assassin’s Creed series has been one of the most popular titles in recent years, blending sci-fi technology and historical timeline settings to offer an immersive third-person adventure.
First launched in 2007, the series has spanned a historical period ranging from the Crusades, Renaissance, the golden age of piracy, French Revolution all the way to the Victorian era.
This time around, Origins will go all the way back to the past to ancient Egypt.
Being an Assassin’s Creed game, expect tons of action in the form of sneaking around, high body counts, and lurking in the shadows to complete your goals.
Unlike many other titles that are a year or two away, fans might be able to get their hands on the game soon as the release date has been set to Oct 27.
God Of War
Another popular long-running series that makes a return is God Of War, slated for 2018.
However, this time around the series will shift its focus from Greek mythology as the hero Kratos will be exploring a Nordic fantasy world instead.
As usual, gamers can expect plenty of violence, immersive combat actions and tons of mythical monsters to deal with along the way.
However, PC and Xbox users are out of luck – the game is a PS4 exclusive.
Post-apocalyptic themed games have proven to be pretty popular in recent years with the likes of The Last Of Us, the Fallout franchise and Horizon Zero Dawn netting generally glowing reviews.
The Metro series, based on the writings of Russian author Dmitry Glukhovsky, is another that gamers might want to have a look at.
Metro: Exodus will feature the same bleak, dark settings from the first two games, Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light, but gamers will be able to explore a non-linear open-world this time around.
The game will be coming sometime in 2018 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
A player facing down a monster from Monster Hunter World Angeles, California. — AFP