E3 2009 Summary: Game Developers

Pets, sneaking around, and limitless creation! Here is what went down for third party companies at the biggest video game convention of the year.
Electronic Entertainment Expo 2009

Third party games were well represented at this year's E3 with three publishers, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, and Konami, all running their own big press conferences along side the Big Three. Each had a great line up of games to announce for this year and the next.

Electronic Arts

EA continues to deliver cutesy fun with three new Littlest Pet Shop games announced at E3. Also announced was Littlest Pet Shop Online where you will be able to show off your animal friends to your real life and online friends.

Girls may be interested in the new game series, Pajama Party, that will feature lots of mini-games like speed hair teasing. If cars and action are more your thing, however, you will probably be more interested in Need for Speed: Shift, the new Star Wars Old Republic MMO, and the new Fight Night 4 and MMA game.

EA Sports is also bringing Active, which is a bit like Wii Fit, and a new Grand Slam Tennis and Tiger Woods Golf game, all with Wii Motion Plus functionality included.


Ubisoft also have their fair share of girl and boy targetted games with games like Petz Nursery and TMNT Smash Up, a ninja turtles fighting game, coming out. There is also Style Lab, a DSi game that will utilize the camera to put your face in the game.

If you like Tintin, you will be interested to know that a game is being made for the Secret of the Unicorn movie that is also coming out. Also coming soon is a new Shaun White Snowboarding game and Rabbids Go Home.


Hideo Kojima, creator of Metal Gear Solid, did some sneaky appearances during Microsoft's and Sony's press conference, announcing a MGS game for the XBox 360 and PSP. However, there is also a Metal Gear Arcade game that will be coming out within a year and Kojima will also be working on a new 3D Castlevania game that is sure to impress.

Wii users will be seeing Deca Sports 2 and a DanceDanceRevolution game that will utilize the balance board. There is also a new Karaoke Revolution game and another DDR game coming out that will have a eight direction stomp pad.

Everyone Else

Scribblenauts, a game from the makers of Drawn to Life, had a really good showing at E3. In the game, you solve puzzles by summoning up random items by writing down the name of it. There seems to be no end to what you can summon, you are only hindered by your imagination.

Also neat is the new PSP game, Invizimals, which is a bit like combining Pokemon with Ghostbusters. You use the PSP camera and a special disc that comes with the game to search your real life house for over 100 different hidden creatures. If you catch them, you can use them to battle friends.

Also shown are the games below, which should require no introduction:

  • Drawn to Life 2 (DS)
  • Cooking Mama 3 (DS)
  • Lego Harry Potter (various)
  • Mario and Sonic at the Winter Games (Wii and DS)
  • Trauma Team (Wii)
  • Pixeljunk Monsters (PSP)
  • Blur (XBox 360 and PS3)
  • Tales of Monkey Island (Wii and PC)
  • Tom and Jerry MMO

  • That's all Folks!

    Well, that is all for our E3 summary! Keep an eye for all of these amazing games and devices and be sure to save a lot of money if you are planning to get them all!

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