It might not be the hoopla it used to be, but I'm still annoyed that I'll be missing it! I'll have to catch up when I'm back from my holidays... either that or hope that Malta has a lot of Intarweb Cafes.
From Sony I expect a solid Home
date, some more LBP
, and a Resistance 2
date. Killzone 2
will probably be shown with the "Feb 09" date, and even though I'd love to see something definite, I doubt we'll even hear a whisper of FFXIII
. Mustn't forget a Motorstorm 2
date - it'll either be one of the last four months of the year, or simply next year.
I'm not sure about them announcing any sort of backwards compatibility for the 40gb SKU, and I'd put money against a PSP2 simply because, in the past, the rumour that it's going to be announced has done the rounds so many times and nothing materialised.
Oh, I think some noise will be made about Blu-ray Profile 2.0.
As for new releases - there's bound to be a video montage of twenty-odd PSN games which are all so outside the box that they're in their own box (not necessarily a bad thing!), and I think there's a chance that GoW3
will be officially announced.
Nintendo will announce a new peripheral which turns the Wiimote into a hamster ball/is a hamster ball, which will be used specifically for an upcoming Sonic game in which you control Sonic (innovation at its finest!).
Microsoft are definitely going to announce a price-drop, but I'm not sure about a new SKU. Gears 2
is a no-brainer, as is some sort of Halo
game. I think Fable 2
will rear it's head with Molyneux taking stage to talk about another
major mechanic in the game (dog, single-button combat, family... ability to jack a horse-drawn carriage a la GTA?), and there's a rumour (complete with pictures) that MS have got a Singstar-killer. If they have, that'll be shown... but wait! There's no Peter Moore anymore! I do hope MS have someone else to tattoo and use in demonstrations.
My wish list - something, anything about Portal 2
. I don't care if it's just a white pster with the words "Portal 2" scrawled on it. And whilst I'm there, something about HL2: Ep 3
would be nice.
Other than that, I don't really know. Surprises would be nice.
EDIT: There's bound to be Far Cry 2
and Crysis: Warhead
, if not Crysis 2
. Fallout 3
, too. RE5
, Tekken 6
, Alone in the Dark 5
I wonder what the chances of a new Factor 5
Oh, and there'll be a new Star Wars
game. There always is a new Star Wars game.
I'm looking forward to it, but I can't see anything special coming of it - that is, E3 2008 will probably be the local school's Summer Fete to the extravaganza that was the fantastic E3 2005.
My wish list: A new, exclusive IP not involving guns or anything derived from the Unreal Engine 3 -- possibly something furry.
I can just imagine Viva Pinata 2: Modern Warfare