Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Road to E3 2013 - A look at the games IGN is most excited to hear about at this year's show

IGN - E3 2013 is almost here, and with it comes an entirely new generation of consoles, games - and much, much more. But of everything we think and know is coming, what has us excited? Though publishers and developers are still working on confirming and discussing what will be coming to E3 2013, in the IGN offices we're still chatting about what we hope we'll see and play from June 11 to June 13.

Just to be clear, we don't entirely know every single game that we're going to discuss will definitely be at the show. Some of them will. Some won't. Some games that ought to have a presence won't make it. Regardless, we're hopeful we see all of this and plenty more that we don't expect.

Are you ready to take a tour through the madness that is E3 2013? Join us as we walk through 30 of the biggest games we want to see at E3 - two per day over the span of 15 days. And tune in as our coverage fires up on June 10 - and perhaps even in these final days and weeks leading up to the event.

LAST UPDATED: Wednesday - May 29, 2013

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Developer: Quantic Dream
Platforms: PlayStation 3
Release Date: October 8, 2013

Quantic Dream’s Beyond: Two Souls excites me so much because it promises to tackle themes that other games won’t, or can’t. We already know that Jodie Holmes’ life-spanning story arc covers periods of homelessness and helplessness, culminating in a suicide attempt. Love, loss, family... these are easy ideas to sketch down on paper, but Beyond: Two Souls seems to make a much more earnest attempt at actually portraying them effectively than most video games.

I have my doubts about Beyond’s ability to straddle these and other all-too-real examples of human drama with more outlandish elements like CIA training and angry ghosts. But in Quantic Dream and heavy-hitting actors Ellen Page and William Dafoe I trust. I hope a strong E3 showing will put my fears at ease and prepare me for ambitious, emotional storytelling.
-Justin Davis