E3 is an acronym for Electronic Entertainment Expo and for avid gamers it is the epicentre of gaming. Here’s a peek at why it is so and a roundup of this year’s expoSiddharth TSS firstname.lastname@example.org
E3 is an exposition which is held in the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) during late May or early June every year since its inception in 1995. For a gamer E3 is an all-access pass to heaven, as all the gaming companies team up to show off their wares amidst the glitz and glamour. On the other hand E3 to a gaming company is an open market where they can showcase the latest development in their products, games and technologies. This year, this expo like every other, played host to many video game giants such as Sony, Capcom, Konami, EA and Nintendo. Gaming giants and critics have flocked to the LACC, as this year had some of the most awaited games of the decade being unveiled including trailers of their upcoming works and also had many queries answered especially the one concerning Sony’s game Last of Us and Ellen Page’s affiliation to the game. This year has also seen many rivals teaming up to give the audience the best of both worlds like the combination of Capcom and Namco to produce Street Fighter X Tekken.
Here’s a look at all the games that stole the show at the 2012 edition of E3s
Mass Effect 3
This Third Person shooter set in a background of an intergalactic war is the third installment of the Mass Effect franchise. The storyline of the game is more interactive than its predecessors. The plot revolves around the controversial protagonist Commander Shepard. The action sequences and moves have been synchronised better. On the plus side even the gameplay has been made even more ‘earth like’.
Call of Duty Black Ops II
If you have the urge to use heavy artillery to blow up hordes of the walking dead, then this is the game for you. Treyarch and Activision have confirmed that the zombie mode will be coming back. The protagonist Alex Mason too returns this time as part of the cold war section of the army. The gameplay is set in 2025 where robotics, cyberwarfare and other forms of modern technology take their place in the battle field.
Street Fighter X Tekken
This game rounds up the best fighters from both the worlds into an epic showdown. The plot of this game revolves around a mysterious object named pandora which releases a fluid like energy which brings more power into a combatant when a conflict takes place.
A first person shooter which is set in locations all over the world ranging from USA to Iraq. The plot is centered around a five-man squad of soldiers led by Sgt Blackburn in search of a militia group to stop them fromsetting of IEDs around the world.
New Super Mario Bros. 2
This side-scrolling platformer game developed by Nintendo has been a childhood favourite of many. This tale as usual follows the Mario the plumber and his two player counterparts Luigi. The emphasis of this game has been shifted towards collecting gold coins laid throughout the levels. One aspect which is recurrent is the raccoon ears and tail from Super Mario Bros. 3 which give the mushroom chomping plumber the ability to fly.