Jstar’s Chronicles #27 – Predicting E3 2017
In this week’s issue of Jstar’s Chronicles, I dive into my final look at what to expect at E3 2017, which technically begins tomorrow!
MY FINAL E3 PREDICTIONS
Tomorrow brings the first two E3 presentations to start off the next few days; EA and Bethesda are expected to make their usual big gaming announcement events get remembered for the next few months. E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) is the biggest gaming event of the year, where big names show big games. I’ll link a full schedule to all the event conferences below.
However, the bigger conferences and companies I’m hyped for personally is the ones from Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo. These are the big guys with the biggest ammo out of these events every year, and this year specifically is looking to be one of the biggest ones yet. As this is one of the few times I’m releasing this on time, I’ll have to be a little briefer then usual, but here you go; I’ve made a list of confirmed games to be shown off based on what was, well, confirmed in advance:
- God of War (PS4)
- A minimal show-off a year ago has kept hype in check, but the confirmation that this will return will get some attention.
- Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo Switch)
- It’s expected to be the main focus of Nintendo’s Spotlight Event this year.
- Spider-Man (PS4)
- Call of Duty: World War II (Multi)
- Star Wars: Battlefront II (Multi)
- Microsoft’s Project Scorpio (Xbox)
- The name, final design, release date (October 13th?), and the all mighty price are expected to be revealed this Sunday at 2:00 PM ET.
- General 3rd Party Games (Multi)
- This may include games like Elder Scrolls: Skyrim on Switch, FIFA 18, and maybe games from other companies that already presented their titles earlier. Speaking of…
- Other Expected/Confirmed Games
- I must have missed a lot of titles that have also been confirmed, as I mainly only focused on games I’m really interested in this year that I’d love to know some more info on. You can click here for the entire list of what to expected at least at E3 this year.
And as always, there’s the speculation of games to be shown off, albeit unconfirmed. Here they are:
- Monster Hunter XX (Switch)
- It was recently shown off for Switch while also still coming to 3DS back in Japan, but seeing as this releases on a region-free device in August, seeing this in action is guaranteed to sell even more units (as if stock problems aren’t already present).
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC (Switch)
- With summer about to begin for many people (mine already started), the first set of DLC should be releasing pretty soon, and more info on the 2nd set would definitely be appreciated.
- Something From Square-Enix
- Kingdom Hearts 3. Final Fantasy VII Remake. Their partnership with Marvel’s Avengers. New info on any of this would be fantastic and while the latter might not be expected, the first two former would be lovely to get new details on.
Let me know what games you’re also hyped up for!
THIS WEEK IN GAMING
- Real-world ‘Mario Kart’ will come to Japan’s Nintendo theme park
- It’s been a dream to many that something like this would eventually happen, and the fact that it’s been confirmed is simply amazing to think about. Now I’m going to have to go to Japan…
- The Nintendo E3 Presentation Is Now Being Slated At 25 Minutes Long
- If they do this like they did their presentation back in April, with new games and new information being done quickly, this could go well. That’s what I’m hoping on, at least.
- Battlefront 2 Beta coming Fall 2017
- This has me interested as I enjoyed playing the first one on PS4.
- Dungeon Defenders II officially launching on June 20th for PC/PS4/XbOne
- I was a fan of the first one, so this has me interested. I’ll try to check it out as soon as I can.
- EA Showing 8 Games At E3 Briefing, Two Might Be Unannounced
- Two new games from EA? As everyone else does, I’m hoping they’re good.
Next week might just be one of the biggest issues of Jstar’s Chronicles that I’ve written yet. E3 will be bringing on an explosion of new information on games and hardware, and I can’t wait for what’s in store for the gaming industry for the next year and beyond. Until then, I’ll check back with you next time, and I’ll see you later!