Unannounced PS3 Exclusives To Explode At E3?
Has anyone noticed that many of the most anticipated unannounced projects seem to be PlayStation 3 exclusives? Not all of them, certainly, but the buzz tends to center on PS3 games that haven't been officially confirmed just yet, and there is the distinct possibility that we could see some huge announcements at E3.
Perhaps first on the list is whatever Team ICO's game turns out to be. We're fairly certain it's exclusive to Sony's machine and we've recently heard that it might be closer to ICO than to Shadow of the Colossus. Now, due to the huge loyal following that can be attached to either title, it's no surprise that many, many gamers have been waiting on this announcement for quite some time. It's bound to enjoy an unveiling at some point this year, and we figure E3 is the perfect venue. Next up is the possibility of Kingdom Hearts III, although it's more optimism and hope as there's virtually no concrete evidence to support the theory. But Square-Enix seems to have come around to the idea of supporting the PS3 - at least, we hope they have - and we're long overdue for another KH installment. It's way too lucrative a franchise for the publisher to abandon it, and the fans really want another game.
And although David Jaffe says he doesn't have full control over when his new project from Eat Sleep Play can be announced, we're assuming Sony PR is preparing something for E3. Most have concluded that the game is Twisted Metal for the PS3, but despite supposed "confirmations" from places like IGN, Jaffe claims there has been no official announcement for that project. Well, how much longer do we have to wait? Lastly, we believe there may be a few more first-party titles we haven't heard of just yet, and Sony may use E3 to unveil at least one of them. The bottom line is that we're well aware of many of the blockbuster franchises, but when it comes to exclusive IPs, information and details tend to go wanting until the last minute. But we say, prepare for some fireworks in a few months time...
What? Did you say, Final Fantasy VII remake...? ...if you did, shut up. We can't hear you. 'plugs fingers in ears'
4/16/2009 Ben Dutka