E3 2015 Remaining News Round-Up

Happy Monday everyone! So as the dust on E3 finally begins to settle, there is still plenty of items discuss that I was unable to breakdown in my conference news posts last week. Let’s get into them.

First up let’s have a look at Square Enix‘s press conference. The reason I didn’t write a full article for this was two fold; firstly I missed this conference and finally, the conference as a whole appeared to be pretty lacklustre. The same two reasons go for Nintendo‘s conference too.

It wasn’t all bad though, we did get to see more of the outrageous sandbox adventure, Just Cause 3. Avalanche Studios‘ latest entry into the series will be coming to Xbox One, PS4 and PC on December 1st this year. It was also confirmed that Medici — the island you find yourself on — is a huge 400 square kilometres. I’m super excited for this game and couldn’t be happier that we now have a date. There are so many great games coming this year, it’s just finding the time to play all these massive open worlds.

 

 

Moving on, we also got another game I’m pretty excited for in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. The follow-up to Deus Ex: Human Revolution was given a release window of early 2016. With so many games now scheduled for early 2016, I’m almost certain we will get some delay news coming out later this year. Only time will tell which titles are affected. If you are not worried about some story spoilers, then you can check out the 25-minute gameplay trailer for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided below:

 

 

Remember when we told you that Microsoft would be bringing backwards compatibility to the Xbox One? Well Microsoft has since been asking for feedback to see which Xbox 360 titles are the most sought after. Red Dead Redemption is currently leading the vote, with other big titles such a Call of Duty: Black Ops II and Skyrim not far behind. None of the games on this list come as much of a surprise. If I had to put a date on it, I would predict that Red Dead Redemption 2 will only be coming in 2017 so I can understand people wanting some more Wild West action in the interim.

I suppose it is only right that we do give a brief mention to Nintendo. Well Nintendo of America’s Vice-President, Reggie Fils-Aime, has been speaking to Polygon and it appears that he isn’t a fan of Virtual Reality. He emphasised the need to continue the requirement of social elements when playing video games, something that I guess is lost when you put on a VR headset. He believes that “it’s just not fun” and “it’s just tech”. I can understand in one respect where he is coming from, and I myself am still to be sold on the concept of VR. I think it’s safe to say we won’t be seeing Oculus Rift support for the Wii U or Nintendo’s NX when it arrives in the future.

So who is excited for Persona 5? Well is a post from Atlus is to be believed, then Persona 5 will be coming to the West on the PS3 and PS4 later this year. It was already expected that the game would get a Japanese release later this year, but a Western release would be a nice surprise. It was a noticeable absence from E3 this year but I would assume an announcement would be imminent, if true. have never got into the JRPG series but I know a lot of people love this game. If this and Fallout 4 were both this year, gamers may have to sacrifice going outdoors this winter.

Closing out our news is a quick tweet from the guys over at Mass Effect. In addition to the details we saw at EA‘s E3 press conference, we got a teaser that more news will be coming on Mass Effect Andromeda before the year is out. The holiday 2016 release is highly anticipated but many people, but I am not one of those. Maybe I will give the series a go again one day. Here is the tweet:

 

 

I will back earlier tomorrow with a whole new day of news to break down for you all.

Matt