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Five things to look forward to at E3 2014

E3 is nearly upon us and gamers around the world are salivating for any and all news of what will be shown at this massive gaming expo. From juicy rumours to exciting new details on already-announced titles, here are our five things to look forward to at E3 2014.

  1. The possible rise of the Wii U
    The Wii U has been Nintendo’s downfall as of late, showing steadily poorer sales figures with each quarter that passes. But this E3 is set to make waves for the console. We had a taste of this with the recent release of Mario Kart 8, which has been flying off the shelves. Nintendo will be showing off some exciting titles, including Bayonetta 2 (a Wii U exclusive), Hyrule Warriors and Super Smash Bros.
  2. The return of Nathan Drake
    Ok, so there hasn’t been any confirmation (or denial) that Uncharted 4 will be officially shown at E3, but rumours are saying it’s coming, and it should be the game that truly shows off the amazing capabilities of the Playstation 4.
  3. Much-anticipated additions
    E3 will see more details on the newest additions to some of our most beloved IPs. Look forward to titles such as Assassin’s Creed Unity, Mirror’s Edge 2, The Witcher 3, Halo 5: Guardian and Batman: Arkham Knight.
  4. Destiny (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
    This open-world space opera has been called a “mash up of Mass Effect and World of Warcraft” – so what’s not to like? The game developed by Bungie and published by Activision, is a first-person shooter which will be available on the Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. It will release overseas in September, with local release dates not yet confirmed. As a fan of anything space-related, you can bet this is one game I’m most looking forward to, second only to…
  5. Electronic Arts’ Star Wars: Battlefront
    Last year’s E3 saw a very brief teaser that gave us a small glimpse of the Star Wars game from EA.No official release date has been set but it looks like the game should release around the same time as the new Star Wars film, which means the end of 2015. We’re excited to see what more EA has to show us a year after first announcing the game. With two previous Battlefront games, this game is set to be a re-launch of the series rather than a sequel.

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Want to catch all the action? E3 officially starts tomorrow, 10 June 2014, but today is when the press conferences happen. If you want to see just how many Red Bulls it takes to pull an all-nighter, you can watch the conferences live from tonight at 6.30pm, kicking off with Microsoft, EA follows at 10pm, Ubisoft at midnight and Sony at 3am. There are numerous places online where you can stream the show, including IGN.

Ed’s note – Our favourite South African gaming site, LazyGamer, is at E3. Check out their website to get all the news. 

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