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E3 2010 Report :: Third Party Games

Jun 17, 2010

Aside from Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony, some of the bigger third party game developers, such as Ubisoft, EA, and Konami, held their own press conference and showed off a lot of the games that we will be able to play soon.


Ubisoft ran their own little event, showing off games like Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, which continues the story of Ezio from Assassin's Creed 2. They also introduced Innergy, a health game that measures your breathing and heart rate with the goal being to learn to breathe properly and improve your health.

There was some really cool stuff as well, such as Shaun White's Skateboarding, which is unlike any skating game you've ever seen. As you perform your tricks, the city around you will change in order to help you continue doing more tricks. For example, when you grind a rail, the rail will start to grow like a vine plant and you can control it anywhere you want. Another neat new game is Child of Eden, which is a Kinect supported game that uses music to generate the background and stuff for you to shoot at.


While Ubisoft announced that they were making Kinect games that will teach you yoga and martial arts, EA also has their own Kinect sports game, called EA Sports Active 2. EA is also coming out with Rock Band 3 for the DS and EA Sports MMA soon. Star Wars fans will be happy to know that Star Wars: The Old Republic is on its way, along with Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit. An interesting new game from EA is Deathspank, an exciting action game with lots of silly humor.


Other than the Metal Gear Solid: Rising game that was mentioned a few days ago, Konami is also coming out with a couple of Castlevania games. Harmony of Despair is a remake, while Lords of Shadow will be a brand new game. Both games will be 2D platformers. Konami is also making Kinect games: Adrenaline Misfits, a downhill boarding game, and Dance Masters, a Dance Dance Revolution type game. If you are a gleek, you'll be excited to know that Konami is also coming out with Glee: Karaoke Revolution, where you can see along with the music and videos from the popular TV show.

Square Enix

A couple of new games from the RPG developer is due out pretty soon. One is Dragon Quest IX, which takes all the great features of previous Dragon Quest games to a new level. Friends can drop in and out to help you out and you can also connect with them for goodies. Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light is a new DS game that borrows from the older Final Fantasy RPG stylings. Also, Secret of Mana and Final Fantasy Tactics will be coming to the iPhone.


Lots of Sonic games were on display during this year's E3. This include Sonic Adventure and Sonic Colors, both 3D games. Sonic Colors, in particular, is very promising and the colored powerups are neat. Sonic 4 is a 2D game that calls back to classic Sonic and seems to get the job done right with cool additions like homing attacks.

And more...

There was way too much going down this year to detail everything, but we've got you covered for the most part. Also in the mix is the awesome Marvel vs. Capcom 3, which has new characterse like Devil May Cry's Dante and Marvel's Deadpool. Warner Bros. was showing off the muchly improved Super Scribblenauts. Everything that was annoying and disappointing the first Scribblenauts game is now fixed. There are better controls and design and now you can even use adjectives to describe your creations. Romantic Glittery Vampire Hero anyone?

If you are a Narutard, you have to take a look at Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2. The graphics in this game is amazing, it is almost like watching the anime when you fight. Also, epic battles from the anime is recreated in the game, such as getting the bells from Kakashi, Sakura vs. Sasori's hundred puppets, the air fight between Gaara and Deidara, and Jiraiya vs. Pain.

Also definitely worth a look are Portal 2 and Crafting Mama. The makers of Flower, one of most recommended games for the PSP, is working on a new game called Journey, an online game where you must travel across a desert. It will use the SIXAXIS controller and looks simple, but beautiful. Also simple-ish, but just plain awesome is Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game. This four-person beat 'em up game is due out in August, just in time for the movie.

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