Saturday, June 06, 2009

E3 2009 Media Round Up

The Electronic Entertainment Expo for 2009 has come and gone, and there's lots of great media to share.

To kick things off, Microsoft Game Studios and Bungie have announced an entirely new Halo game entitled Halo: Reach, which will be a prequel to Halo: Combat Evolved and is set for a Fall 2010 release. I wonder if the Master Chief will make an appearance in this one.

Next up, Valve Software announced Left 4 Dead 2, which will be launching this November. While I'm not a fan of the original, the trailer is still chalk full of zombie goodness.

EA and BioWare have released a great gameplay trailer for Mass Effect 2 which reveals the fate of Shepard, and they've also relaunched the Mass Effect 2 site with some tasty tidbits and screenshots. The Mass Effect universe is looking darker, and the trailer features some excellent music. Really looking forward to finding out more about this one.

Sega and Rebellion's upcoming 2010 release of Aliens vs. Predator is one of my most anticipated titles right now, and they've released a Predator-themed trailer, as well as some awesome screenshots courtesy of ActionTrip right here.

Lastly, we all know that in today's day and age developers borrow and copy ideas from one another, but the upcoming PlayStation 3 exclusive entitled Quantum has gone a bit too far. Developed by Tecmo, this is a hardcore Gears of War rip-off, but sullied with Japanese style influences of which I'm not a fan. Oh Sony, will you ever learn?

Update: Forgot to include the trailer for Assassin's Creed 2, which looks simply stunning. Now if only they could add some variety to the gameplay this time so I'll actually be inspired to finish it...

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