29 May 2012
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What to watch for at E3

There’s just a few more days to go until E3, arguably the biggest nerd-fest of the year, so we decided it was time to give you a run-through of exactly what we’re expecting.

Obviously expectations are running high for more details around Call of Duty: Black Ops II – previous information indicates a storyline crossing various time periods, from 1970 right through to 2025. Plus there will be horses. That’s right: horses.

Another big title getting plenty of attention is Assassin’s Creed III, which is set during the period of the American Revolution.

There’s lots to look out for besides these two, though, such as Square Enix attempting to reboot the Tomb Raider franchise. Their new title will focus on the early life of the now iconic heroine, Lara Croft, with Square Enix US division chief executive Mike Fischer telling venturebeat he has extremely high hopes for the game.

"I can look you in the eye and tell you, honest to goodness, we want this to be the best game of the generation…look, you’re going to see the game at E3. Tell me if you think I’m blowing smoke your way. It’s really that good.”

For Microsofties, E3 will provide the first solid information surrounding Halo 4 – expect to learn more about the story, and see the first glimpses of the new multiplayer ‘Infinity’ mode.

Fable: The Journey will be Peter Molyneux’s goodbye present to the Xbox, and will also be seen at the expo with particular interest being paid to its Kinect focus.

As for PS3 exclusives, The Last of Us will probably be hogging most of the spotlight. Naughty Dog’s latest offering has already impressed gamers everywhere and looks absolutely phenomenal. Expect new trailers and gameplay shots.

Finally, if you’ve ever wondered how Kratos became such a tormented killer of, well, everything, the first look at the single-player campaign for God of War: Ascension will also be on display.

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