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E3 – Six Snippets Of Very Exciting News

E3 – Six Snippets Of Very Exciting News

EA Games boss Frank Gibeau hints at Mirror’s Edge 2
Oh yes. Speaking to GTTV about the possibility of a Mirror’s Edge 2, EA Games head honcho said, “We’re actively looking at how to bring it back in the right way. We love that franchise. The DICE guys created something I think special the first time around. You’ve got to have a big idea to be able to do the next one and that’s what we’re working on.” And what about using Frostbite to power a Mirror’s Edge sequel? “You’ll see that combination, I’m sure.”

You can use the Wii U as a motion tracker in Aliens: Colonial Marines
Ok, we know this is a PlayStation blog and the Wii U may not appeal to your sensibilities, but if you read the above sentence and it didn’t fill you with a childlike glee then there is something wrong with you. Honestly. Go get yourself checked. Playing Aliens: Colonial Marines and sweeping the Wii U controller around the room while that soft, pulsing beep gets ever more intense may be a novelty, but by george it’s a novelty we want to have a go of.

BioShock Infinite will be coming to PlayStation Vita
Ken Levine pretty much skimmed over it during his presentation at the Sony press conference, but the mere mention of a BioShock Infinite spin off appearing on Sony’s new handheld was enough to get us excited. We’ve been listening to a lot of reports coming from E3 – BioShock: Infinite doesn’t just sound like one of the best games at the show, but one of the best games full stop.

Dust 514 is a PlayStation 3 exclusive
Dust 514 is pretty off the radar for a lot of gamers, which is a great shame because it’s actually one of the most innovatively technical and mechanically impressive FPS titles being developed this year. Ian wrote some of his silly little words about it here. Whether or not you care about the game, however, it’s still satisfying to hear producer Thomas Farrer saying that the restriction of Xbox Live would have made running the game “tricky”, and that Sony has a better and more open understanding of what CCP is trying to achieve.

God Of War Origins announced
Ok, so we were a little bit gutted when the Sony press conference came to a close and there had been no mention of God Of War IV, but at least we had the announcement of God Of War Origins to alleviate some of that disappointment. The collection will bring revamped, 3D versions of PSP titles Chains Of Olympus and Ghost Of Sparta to PS3. If you haven’t played them on PSP, then you owe it to yourself to do so when they’re released on PS3.

PlayStation Vita to cost $249
Sony had a lot to make up for with its press conference – the hacking controversy hugely damaging the copany’s reputation last month. But Sony came back with a bang, being apologetic without being patronising and revealing a sturdy, if not ground-shaking, line-up of hardcore games for the coming year. The price point for the PlayStation Vita was the final act of repentance, though. Sony needed to give its fanbase something to regain some of their loyalty, and by pricing its latest hardware competitively and affordably, it did just that. By positioning Vita like this in the market, it has a real chance of success come thie Christmas.

AND…the biggest E3 let down?
No Grand Theft Auto 5 🙁 It was probably overly optimistic to expect it at the show, but we felt a tiny bit gutted when it didn’t appear anyway. We just want to play that game so much…

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