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E3 Wrap-Up: Assassin’s Creed, ZombiU, Game Trailers & Our Favorites!

 

 
 

 
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Another E3 comes to a close and what a phenomenal 3 days was to be had.  Seriously where do I even start? Ubisoft seemed to reign this year with a plethora of titles all set to launch relatively soon. I do want to point out that there were many impressive Family rated games which appeared at E3 this year, but after much thought, I really wanted to highlight those games to which I specifically was in awe of, and not so much of what my children would enjoy playing. I love a wide array of games, from simple flash based browser games, strategy games, and those with a robust storyline, engaging cinematics and surreal graphics (dependent upon game) to those with a deep sense of accomplishment. After much deliberation, these are my top five picks for E3 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Assassin’s Creed III:


 

 

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An Ubisoft Assassin’s Creed exclusive engine

Available October 30th 2012

 

“The American Colonies, 1775. As a Native American Assassin fights to protect his land and his people, he will ignite the flames of a young nation’s revolution. In Assassin’s Creed® III, eliminate your enemies with guns, bows, tomahawks, and more! In development for over three years, the game features the new Ubisoft-AnvilNext engine, a stunning technology that will revolutionize gaming.”

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Assassin’s Creed III took designers more than 2 years to breathe life into Connor, new fearsome mixed British Native American assassin, and his 18th century North American colonial surroundings bringing one of the gaming world’s more sought out compilations to an all new level. As Connor has avowed his allegiance of securing liberty to his clan and his nation, he will come face to face some of American history’s legendary heroes. Together they vow to devise to rout all those in their way on their path of protecting life and liberty.

 

 

E3 Trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pUhraVG7Ow

Game Play Video

http://assassinscreed.ubi.com/ac3/en-US/media/media.aspx?c=tcm:19-54144&ct=tcm:6-231-32

Assassin’s Creed III: Behind the scenes preparations for E3

http://assassinscreed.ubi.com/ac3/en-US/media/media.aspx?c=tcm:19-53724&ct=tcm:6-231-32

E3 Recognitions

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http://www.facebook.com/assassinscreed


 

 
 

 

Still haven’t gotten enough AC3?

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If you are the owner of a PS3 Vita, you get a double threat come October 30th as Ubisoft will also be releasing Assassin’s Creed III Liberation, featuring Aveline, the first female mixed African French assassin to join the AC family. With Connor disabling the North, Aveline’s journey in the Deep South of Louisiana will find her squaring off against the Spanish forces as she makes her way through voodoo-haunted swamps, underwater ancient Mayan ruins, and through the heart of New Orleans.

 

 

Game Trailer

http://assassinscreed.ubi.com/ac3/en-US/media/media.aspx?c=tcm:19-53997&ct=tcm:6-231-32

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Far Cry 3:


 

 
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Available September 4th 2012

 

 
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You are Jason Brody. You have just witnessed your friend’s murder, your girlfriend has been kidnapped, your boat has been destroyed and you are trapped on an enigmatic island which doesn’t exist on maps and where all inhabitants are insane.  Will you make it out alive before you too catch the crazies?

 

 

E3 Trailer

http://youtu.be/q-gi9-aqp4g

Game Play Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaGSSrp49uc&feature=relmfu

Co-Op Game Play

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=Ooi_hwBORS4

Far Cry 3: Behind the scenes preparations for E3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubUgyaOgzKg

E3 Recognitions

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A Game of Dwarves:


 

 
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Available Q4 2012

 

 

Although this game didn’t get a lot of face time and in fact you probably have never even heard of it, Game Designers, Zeal and Paradox, have outdone themselves with this Minecraft meets the Sims, strategy style game. I am sure you are thinking, “Why would you pick this game when there are stacks of other titles that appeared at E3 2012?” For one, it is simple with charming graphics and a solid yet unique storyline. I also enjoy strategy games. Two, I love fantasy/sci-fi/mythology and this game is like Lord of the Rings from the dwarves perspective chibi style. Three, this type of game can be played in small chunks of time for those of us with hectic lives that still enjoy a quickie.

 

 
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You are a dwarven prince whose ancestor’s land was taken from them during the Great War. Your mission is to help your dwarven people reclaim their lost lands. To do so, you must dig, build, and conduct research to empower your clan and rise against the beasts that lie within the depths of deep. Be forewarned though, the deeper you dig and expand your empire, the more danger you will face.

Are you the mighty savior your people have been waiting centuries for?

 

 

E3 Trailer

http://youtu.be/_9r81j4jnNs

Game Play Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDCJkqtiBbQ


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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God of War Ascension:


 

 
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Game Engine

God of War III Engine (Retooled)

 

Available Spring 2013

“Six months have passed since Kratos stood over the bodies of his wife and child, his hands stained with their blood- tricked by Ares into murdering the only people he ever loved. Swearing to avenge them, Kratos broke the blood oath that bound him to Ares, but oaths to Olympus are not so easily broken…”

 

 

E3 Trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zosM9pUnWk

Game Play Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAZcHQ3QDxw&feature=related

Mutli-Player Mode Video


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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ZombiU:


 

 
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Coming Soon

 

ZombiU™ is built from the ground up to take full advantage of the WiiU and its revolutionary controller that will test your will to survive in a fear-fueled zombie Survival Horror First Person Shooter. So grab hold of the Swiss Knife of survival kits – your Nintendo WiiU controller and make every second count; you only get one chance.

 
 

 

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For the second time in history, a great plague has enveloped London in a fog of death. Big Ben tolls as hundreds upon thousands of the unprepared die or are infected by a sickness worse than death…

You are still breathing for now; but how long will you survive in the labyrinth of London streets and underground? The horrifying remains of humanity ravaged by the foul disease shuffle through the streets waiting to prey on your living flesh at every turn!

Stay human, we are a dying breed.

 

E3 Trailer

http://youtu.be/pPHPd1EP_c8

Game Play Video

http://youtu.be/fjH3pjwVeXA

WiiU Controller in ZombieU Trailer

http://youtu.be/Wu1qiaRT9kc

E3 Recognitions

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What did you think? Was E3 a hit or miss with your expecatations this year? Tell us some games you LOVED or hated from this years Electronic Entertainment Expo!


 

 

 

 

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