Among some of the new gameplay changes, weapons are no longer restricted to class and can be customized to fit different ammo load outs, scopes, and barrels. Also, Mass Effect 3 carries over crucial decisions that players made in the first two titles, impacting character playability and relationships within the game.
Mass Effect 3 will be one of EA’s flagship games appearing during the E3 2011 press conference. Alongside new announcements, Bioware is expected to show new trailers and provide live demos of the game.
Rage is the latest title developed by FPS genre-defining developers id Software. This post-apocalyptic title runs on the companies latest Tech 5 Engine, immersing players into a desert wasteland littered with strange mutants and thugs.
While much of the game is a first-person shooter, a large part of the game also focuses on car combat and customization. It seems fitting in this road-warrior like world that players will need to not only combat bandits, but also watch themselves on the road as giant monsters and car thieves inhabit the open wilderness. Those looking to play with friends, Rage supports two separate multiplayer modes: Combat Rally and Legends of the Wasteland. In Combat Rally, six players go head-to-head in arenas designed specifically to make use of the vehicles. As for Legends of the Wasteland, that will satisfy your co-op needs, providing bonus two-player missions based on quests from the single-player story.
Ninja Gaiden 3
This game still remains much a mystery. Recent teaser images of Ryu were posted, depicting glistening crimson blood splattering through the air as he slices though enemies. The game is in development by much of the core team from Team Ninja, with the exception of series producer Tomonobu Itagaki who is now working on Devil’s Third.
The game has been confirmed to run at 60 frames per second, with a greater emphasis on Ryu’s story. With recent details being revealed in the latest Official PlayStation Magazine, we’re hoping Tecmo Koei will have more to say in two weeks.
Sniper: Ghost Warrior
Developed by City Interactive, Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 immerses players into large open environments, rendering vast mountains, weather effects, and weapon effects using Crytek’s advanced CryEngine 3. Growing from the success of the previous title, Ghost Warrior 2 looks to supply sniper fans the best experience available for the niche genre.
While promising to push the envelop graphically, City Interactive plans to expand on their precision shooting gameplay by adding fresh new mechanics and weaponry. The developers look for support via the Sniper / City Interactive Twitter, stating plans to show and officially reveal the game at E3.
Spec Ops: The Line
Spec Ops: The Line is a third-person action title designed by Yager Development. The game drops players in an imaginative Dubai, a once architectural spectacle, now buried by the monstrous sandstorms randomly occuring within the game.
Using the latest edition of the Unreal Engine 3, the developers are able to render large natural sandstorms that provide dynamic terrain changing effects during gameplay. According to the developers, the game’s multiplayer will include modes that expand upon the single-player experience. Although being recently delayed till 2012, 2K Games still plans to have the game present at E3.
Those interested in seeing the new and improved Lara Croft will only have to wait till next Friday, as Square Enix will be releasing the first trailer for the upcoming Tomb Raider Reboot.
Entitled “Turning Point,” the trailer will give fans a mere glimpse of Lara Croft in all new CG cut-scenes. Following the trailer, Square Enix plans to give the game an official reveal during the E3 press conference, giving fans a look at the dangerous new island Croft has found herself stranded on.
Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception
Nathan Drake makes his third appearance in Naughty Dog’s upcoming action adventure title Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception, with developers improving everything from enemy AI to multiplayer and co-op features.
The game is set to make a big splash at this year’s E3 convention, with Naughty Dog game designer Jacob Minkoff stating that they have incredible things to show fans of the series.
“We’ll have a lot of really exciting stuff to show people at E3,” said Minkoff. “I’m not really allowed to say more about where we are but, trust me, we’re going to blow you away at E3.”
While continuing its Hollywood film-like presentation by bringing in new voice talent and improving upon face capture technology, Uncharted 3 also looks to bring more life and back story to Nathan Drake as he travels through the harsh regions of the Arabian Desert in a search for the fabled “Atlantis of the Sands.” The additions to Drakes arsenal of attacks and maneuvers has been increased as well, giving players more free roam in vertical spaces and hand-to-hand combat combos.
“Drake can now take on opponents in more ways than before: hand-to-hand combat with multiple opponents, contextual melee attacks (such as breaking a bottle over an enemy’s head), and new stealth options (like dropping on enemies from above),” said Minkoff.
“Drake can also perform more attacks while climbing and use his guns in much more vertically-oriented spaces. The game also features expanded and diverse traversal moves including backwards climbing and traversal of dynamic physics objects.”
There are so many highly anticipated titles coming to E3, many still to be announced. While rumors, media, and announcements continue to flourish before the event, let us know what are some of your most anticipated E3 titles are in our comments section below.