By the time I post this article, E3 2015 will only be a few hours away and we’ll known all those secrets that companies have been keeping away from fans and members of the video game industry for months. While we wait for that to happen, I decided to write a shorter article than usual focusing on some of my most anticipated titles of E3 2015. Note that all the games below have been announced and we’re sure that they will appear at the upcoming event in some form.
Guitar Hero Live
This is the year that both Guitar Hero and Rock Band make a triumphant return to occupy the shelves of every video game store (and your heart.) Although Rock Band 4’s main draw is the possibility of importing all that DLC that you’ve been downloading for years, Guitar Hero is trying to create a completely new atmosphere and experience. You’ll be able to feel that you’re playing music live and with other people. I guess we’ll have to wait to see how it all turns out, but I’m cautiously optimistic about that idea.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
When Phantom Pain comes out, I have some serious catching up to do, since I didn’t play Metal Gear Solid 4 and Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. Nevertheless, that doesn’t take away the fact that I’ve been playing Meta Gear games ever since the original debuted in the PlayStation. Additionally, Metal Gear Solid V might the last game in the series that’s attached to Hideo Kojima and while the situation is up in the air, I definitely want to play that game as soon as I can.
Rise of the Tomb Raider
The Tomb Raider reboot was simply fantastic and as soon as I finished that game I wanted to play something similar. Of course, playing an Uncharted game would have scratched that itch immediately, but I wanted to play something really similar which is why I was thrilled to hear that another entry in the Tomb Raider series of reboots was going to come out. It’s hard to say what that is exactly, but I’m sure it has explosions, guns and parkour.
Rock Band 4
Rock Band has been one of my favorite games of the past decade. I was simply enamored with the game and everything it represented, especially compared to everything that Guitar Hero offered at the time. Rock Band 4 will be back soon and it’ll allow players to import all of their DLC. It’s hard to say what other innovations will be part of the upcoming rhythm game, but in the meantime, that sounds more than enough.
Street Fighter V
Every game in the Street Fighter series (the main series at least) introduced some sort of mechanic. The original had combos, the second one supers , the third one parrying and the fourth one focus attacks. Now that the system from Street Fighter V has been revealed, I can’t wait to see what professional players do with this game when it comes out early next year. Also, I’d love to be able to watch live tournaments without leaving the game like I do in Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Please make this happen Capcom!