Everybody knows E3 is changing. All you have to do is take a look at Nintendo to see this. The Best Buy events, the digital events, the tournaments, etc. Nintendo has definitely changed how they do E3 and it worked. However, Nintendo isn’t the only company that’s doing things differently for E3.
Last year, Sony let fans in the US watch their press conference at various movie theaters. Well, it was quite successful for them. As a matter of fact, it was so successful that they’re doing it again and expanding on it. This time the event will be in over 75 movie theaters in every state in the US. This will include Alaska and Hawaii as well as it will be in three cities in Canada.
For those going, they’ll be giving out Playstation prizes and you’ll get to watch an exclusive 30 minute post show event hosted by Geoff Keighly. Tickets will be available for order here on May 27th at 9AM Pacific.
Like Mirror’s Edge? How about Jet Set Radio? If you answered yes to either of those, you may want to check this out. Fusty Games released a new trailer for their futuristic and colorful new game, Hover: Revolt of Gamers. This video is a time lapse of the city which puts the visuals on display. Go ahead and give the video a watch.
Interested in Splatoon but want something that plays a little more like a machine gun? Well you’re in luck! Nintendo shown off what is translated as the Promodera Machine Gun in a recent trailer. The weapon has short range in the initial shots but increases range as you hold down the trigger. It also uses a Chase bomb, which quickly drives to an enemy much further away to help close range. It also leaves a trail of ink behind it. Furthermore, the special is a bazooka, which has pretty good range as well. Overall, the new weapon set looks great. Check it out in the trailer below!
Ronimo Games is releasing Swords & Soldiers II for the Wii u eShop next week. The game is a side scrolling RTS featuring three different factions. This trailer gives you a little bit of insight into each of them, mostly the Vikings (who are Scottish?). It’s pretty funny. Watch it. The game comes out next week. Based on the first game alone I’d say this follow up is going to be a lot of fun.
LEGO Jurassic World arrives in North American on June 12th. Warner Brothers sent along another trailer for you to check out, which you can do below. Also announced were some exclusive “gift-with-purchase” bonuses announced for different retailers.
- GameStop – LEGO Dino Trap Mini Playset
- Target – Dr. Wu Minifigure
- Walmart – $10 Movie Cash Certificate
LEGO Jurassic World will be available for PlayStation® 4, PlayStation®3, PlayStation® Vita, Xbox One®, Xbox 360®, Wii™U, Nintendo 3DS™ and Windows PC.
Got an Xbox One? Well the new update just came out! Microsoft’s Larry Hryb, also known as Major Nelson, has a video talking about those features. Take a look at the above video.