Sankei financial newspaper is reporting that there’s a possibility that Capcom may reveal the next entry to the Resident Evil franchise at E3 in June. Whether it’s insider information, or just a rumour that the paper has picked up on, remains to be seen. However, it seems reasonably likely that we will see some sort of Resident Evil title at E3 as Resident Evil 6 launched back in 2012.
And then there’s the matter of E3. Set for June, the publisher plans to show off a major game of some sort for the PS4. Fans are getting increasingly hyped up for the event, as they take it to mean that a new Resident Evil game is on the horizon.
Ubisoft has announced that they will be holding their E3 press conference on Monday June 9th. The show will start at 11pm in the UK and 3pm in LA. The company is expected to showcase Assassin’s Creed Unity, The Division, The Crew, and hopefully something for Wii U owners. EA’s press conference is set at 1pm PST, 9pm UK time.
Twitch, the world’s leading video platform and community for gamers, today announced it will be the official live streaming partner of Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). The partnership with the tradeshow’s owner, Entertainment Software Association (ESA), is a three year agreement beginning with E3 2014 that will heighten the global presence for the leading video game event.
E3 2014 takes place on June 10-12 at the Los Angeles Convention Center where Twitch will have a prominent booth in the South Hall. Twitch’s E3 channel will be integrated into all parts of the convention’s presence, including E3 Insider and E3Expo.com. In addition, the Twitch feed will be featured on monitors spread throughout the convention halls, as well as the lounges and press center.
“Live video has changed the video game industry in a fundamental way and transformed how gamers learn, communicate and share their passion for games,” said Jonathan Simpson-Bint, chief revenue officer, Twitch. “Twitch looks forward to deepening consumers’ E3 online experience with top E3 news, original interviews, and behind-the-scenes E3 footage.”
“E3 is the leading computer and video game event in the world. It is known and respected as the launch pad for the latest in video game news,” said Rich Taylor, senior vice president of communications and industry affairs at ESA. “We look forward to partnering with Twitch and extending E3’s worldwide reach to billions of consumers.”
Legendary video game developer Shigeru Miyamoto has confessed that he didn’t see any titles at this year’s E3 event which he would have liked to create himself. Miyamoto was previously spotted playing PlayStation Vita game Tearaway, and presumably he played a few other games. Sadly, it seems as though nothing captured his imagination this year.
“Of course, I would like to know what they do with their machines, but there is no game that I feel the need to go see. So far, from what I’ve seen on the show this year, there does not seem to be any games that I would like to have created myself.”
Mr Miyamoto was spotted by Polygon writer Mike McWherton visiting the Tearaway booth at this year’s E3 event and grabbing some hands-on time with the ambitious title. Tearaway is a PlayStation Vita exclusive and is created by the development team that brought you Little Big Planet, Media Molecule. Miyamoto has been spotted in the past checking out the competition at E3, so this is nothing unusual. Let’s hope he enjoyed it.
A chart posted by Reddit user Whitexar shows that it is Nintendo with the most exclusives at this year’s E3 event on their latest home console, Wii U. The console has a total of thirteen exclusive titles that won’t be seen on any other platform. Interestingly, it’s the PlayStation Vita and the PC with the least exclusive content. You can see the full chart here.
- Bayonetta 2
- Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
- Game & Wario
- The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD
- Mario Kart 8
- New Super Luigi U
- Pikmin 3
- Super Mario 3D World
- Wii Fit U
- Wii Party U
- The Wonderful 101
- Yarn Yoshi
Thanks, N-Dub Nation
Earlier this week, Nintendo teased its E3 2013 booth. And today, the company released a video showcasing its massive booth for those who weren’t lucky enough to go to E3 this year and experience the booth firsthand. The video tour, which you can watch above, is presented by Jessie Cantrell, who’s known for hosting Nintendo eShop’s Nintendo Show 3D. Today, June 13th, is the last day for E3 2013 attendees to visit Nintendo’s booth.
Captured earlier today is Shigeru Miyamoto and Satoru Iwata having some fun down-time from their scheduled press interviews at E3. The picture, posted on the official Nintendo Facebook page, shows Nintendo president Iwata and legendary games designer Miyamoto having some fun striking a pose and joining the search with their fellow Pikmin 3 characters. What’s not to love about this photo?
The Legend of Zelda franchise had two titles on show today – The Wind Waker HD and A Link Between Worlds – but what we really wanted to see was a little bit more of the new Zelda title for the Wii U. Though our expectations were not met, series creator Shigeru Miyamoto has admitted that Zelda Wii U was considered for this year’s E3, but the tease was clearly too tempting. Here’s what he had to say to Game Informer:
“Work on [Zelda Wii U] is progressing fairly concretely. In fact, we were thinking about showing it here at E3 but decided to wait just a little bit longer before sharing it with everyone.”
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze’s producer Kensuke Tanabe, who speaks of why they chose sea creatures and an invasion of Vikings. Tanabe also takes you through the title’s features on the Wii U, looking at camera angles and how they developed fur for the big DK – make sure you check it out.
Nintendo has launched a series of developer videos on its YouTube channel as a bid to tell you, the user, just why they’ve chosen to develop this game and what you should expect when the title is finally released. In the hot seat this time is