This year’s E3 was chock-full of awesome new IP reveals and exciting new trailers for games that are hugely anticipated. Which ones intrigued me the most and made my palms itchy with need, though? Drum roll, please…
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
Uncharted is one of my all-time favorite game franchises, so OF COURSE I’m excited for this latest adventure. Focusing on Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross (characters we met in previous installments of the series), this installment features the ladies searching for the tusk of Ganesh. The trailer is packed full of awesome action set-pieces, gorgeous visuals, and humorous dialogue. I’m excited to see the dynamic between these two powerful women, and to watch the story unfold. I need this sooner rather than later.
Life is Strange: Before the Storm
I ADORED Life is Strange, so hearing that a prequel series is releasing soon made me shriek with joy. This will be a three-episode series focusing on the friendship of Chloe Price and Rachel Amber (who was mentioned in the main game but never actually made a physical appearance). I’m excited to discover what transpired between these two, and to make difficult choices that may effect how my story turns out.
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
The sequel to the fantastic reboot of the Wolfenstein franchise, this trailer shows BJ Blazkowicz being hunted by Frau Engel, which means he’ll have to kick even more Nazi ass. The setting this time is America, and BJ has to recruit resistance leaders to help him win the war. There are also gigantic robots that are halting your victory. Fun times!
The Evil Within 2
I was genuinely surprised (yet extremely happy) when I saw the trailer for this game pop up during Bethesda’s conference. The first installment was packed with tension, genuine terror, and a resource system that left you scrounging for ammo and health, hoping to survive just a little longer. From the trailer, this second entry seems to focus on Sebastian returning to the alternate dimension he escaped from, to save a girl name Lily.
The graphics look gorgeous, and to see a couple of the enemies from the previous game pop up in this announcement trailer made me both happy and filled with dread. Friday the 13th can’t come soon enough.
Out of all the announcements, this surprised me the most. The Metro games are difficult experiences, full of resource management, brutally tough enemies, and the need to check your oxygen levels and wipe viscera and dirt off your visor to even be able to see. The story that inspired these games is incredibly fascinating, though, and I’m glad to see a new entry in this franchise that I believe is seriously underrated. Bring on more post-apocalyptic goodness!
Read all of Nerdy but Flirty’s E3 2017 thoughts here! More to come.