By Michael WORKMAN
This spring has brought many highly sought after games – and it’s is just getting started. Though summer is considered to be a quiet time in the gaming industry with few major titles being released, it still has a colossal event every year in the summer: the Electronic Entertainment Expo or E3.
Early June is the time when gaming industry giants descend on the humble city of Los Angeles to exhibit the most cutting edge products in gaming. These range from demos for soon-to-be released titles to fantastic gadgets that amplify the gaming experience. One of the big attractions at this year’s E3 is Nintendo’s WiiU, which was unveiled last year.
At Nintendo’s conference, the WiiU made gamers everywhere salivate. One of the first titles available for the WiiU will be Ubisoft’s “ZombiU,” a post apocalyptic zombie game set in Great Britain. It is set to launch in the fourth quarter in 2012.
Sony has been pushing for the PSVita ever since its release last year. Even though it was considered a success among critics, sales have been well below Sony’s expectations. Sony’s press conference went all out by announcing “Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation” and “Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified” in an effort to get gamers interested in PSVitas again.
Another God of War game for the PS3 is also in the works called “God of War: Ascension” that reveals more information on Kratos, the protagonist’s, past.
Microsoft reminded eager gamers that Halo 4 is still in the works and dropped several new titles. “Call of Duty: Black Ops II,” “Resident Evil 6,” and (my favorite) “South Park: The Stick of Truth.”
With the press conferences completed, E3 2012 has officially kicked off and is looking again to top previous years in presentation and attendance.
Gamers and industry insiders are sure to get their fill of flickering digital lights and free energy drinks for the next three days at E3.