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The Giant E3 2014 Games List

2014 promises to be an important year for E3, and by extension a big year for video games. Publishers and developers have new consoles on which to showcase their wares, even as the PC market continues to expand in new directions, especially for indie developers. We expect to see some big surprises at this year's show, but in the meantime, we've compiled an exhaustive look at the titles that should be coming to E3.

If a publisher has confirmed for us that the game will be at E3 in some form, you'll see the word "Confirmed" by the name. All other titles are expected or rumored to be at the show, but without direct confirmation from the game makers.

Abyss Odyssey (Confirmed)
Platform: TBA
Publisher: Atlus
Developer: ACE Team

The makers of Zeno Clash and Rock of Ages try their hands at a new franchise. What We'd Like To See: ACE Team has proven itself capable of original and intriguing ideas, so we're eager to see what Abyss Odyssey is all about. We're also interested to see where the game fits in the space between platformers, 2D combat, and roguelikes.


Alien: Isolation (Confirmed)
Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PS3, 360, PC
Publisher: Sega
Developer: The Creative Assembly

The experienced team at The Creative Assembly revitalizes horror by returning to the classic sci-fi series. What We'd Like To See: Early demos have convinced us of how scary the game can be, but we'd love E3 to offer detail into the potential crafting options, as well as a look at combat against non-alien enemies.

Assassin's Creed Unity (Confirmed)
Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal

The wildly popular time-traveling stealth action game moves to the new setting of Paris for an adventure through the French Revolution. What We'd Like To See: Fans are hungry for some changes in the AC formula, so we hope Ubisoft is ready to roll out its vision for what new-gen tech can do for the franchise, both in the campaign and the multiplayer experience.

Batman: Arkham Knight (Confirmed)
Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive
Developer: Rocksteady Studios

The original developer of the Arkham series returns, and brings the Batmobile along for the ride. What We'd Like To See: Early glimpses of the game showed off how pretty new-gen Batman can look, but we're ready to get some hands-on with combat and driving.

Battlecry (Confirmed)
Platform: PC
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Developer: Battlecry Studios

Free-to-play 32-player brawling unfolds in an alternate history where gunpowder has been outlawed. What We'd Like To See: Battlecry was a recent and surprising announcement from Bethesda, but the newly formed BattleCry Studios has some industry veterans steering the ship. We're eager to see how Bethesda approaches the free-to-play model.

Battlefield: Hardline (Confirmed)
Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, PC
Publisher: EA Games
Developer: Visceral Games

Breaking away from the traditional military combat, Hardline focuses on a Miami police office caught in the web of dirty cops. What We'd Like To See: Visceral Games is best known for it's work on the Dead Space series, so it will be interesting to see how it tackles a game set in the real world and not full of space zombies. We hope to see more than just action, but a good story, which sounds like a nice break from the standard military shooters.


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Platform: Xbox One, PC
Publisher: Capy
Developer: Capy

Capy Games has been on a streak of excellent indie releases, and there's no reason to believe that the studio's take on fantasy roguelikes would break that flow of quality. What We'd Like To See: More details on crafting would be great to show off the game's depth, and we want to see how the game handles boss encounters.

BigFest (Confirmed)
Platform: Vita
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Developer: On the Metal

Build, maintain, and run your own music festival in this highly customizable simulation. What We'd Like To See: This project sounds like a great new addition to the Vita library. We're especially interested in seeing how the game handles managing dramatically different musical acts, from rock to hip hop.

Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (Confirmed)
Platform: PS4, Vita, PC
Publisher: TBA
Developer: Nicalis, Edmund McMillen

A new 16-bit take on the original flash game that comes with a host of new features. What We'd Like To See: The original Binding of Isaac was a clever and inventive experience. An E3 showing of the game should focus on why it might be worth a return trip, even if a player has already played the original game.


Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (Confirmed)
Platform: PS3, 360, PC
Publisher: 2K Games
Developer: 2K Australia/Gearbox Software

Borderlands travels to the moon for its latest zany FPS adventure, exclusively being built for last-gen systems. What We'd Like To See: 2K Australia is taking lead on this game, so E3 is its opportunity to prove that the action, shooting, and humor that characterizes the Gearbox entries can carry over.

Broforce (Confirmed)
Platform: PC, Unannounced Consoles
Publisher: Free Lives Games
Developer: Free Lives Games

An over-the-top homage to classic action movies, Broforce is a machismo-laden blast of shooting insanity. What We'd Like To See: One of the best things about Broforce is the cast of crazy characters. We hope Free Lives Games has some more movie-inspired heroes to check out, as well as some new levels of patriotic bad guy blasting.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Confirmed)
Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PS3, 360, PC
Publisher: Activision
Developer: Sledgehammer Games

Sledgehammer debuts its vision for a Call of Duty set in a researched technological vision of the future. What We'd Like To See: Our recent cover story pulled the curtain back on the single-player campaign, so E3 would be an ideal time to see how the all-important multiplayer component is changing.

Chariot
Platform:  PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, PC
Publisher: Frima Studios
Developer: Frima Studios

Couch co-op enthusiasts should delight to this platformer in which two characters must work together to move a rolling chariot across the level. What We'd Like To See: Chariot hasn't had much public exposure yet, but early glimpses of the indie title have been very positive. E3 offers an opportunity for Frima to expose the game to a larger audience.


Chasm (Confirmed)
Platform:  PS4
Publisher: Discord Games
Developer: Discord Games

Another Kickstarter success story, Chasm is a pixelated 2D platformer starring a soldier who abandons his post to revisit his home after he receives a cryptic letter. Inspired by games like Castlevania, Zelda, Dark Souls, Shadow of the Colossus, and Spelunky, Chasm looks like it could appeal to fans of hardcore platforming experiences. What We'd Like To See: Fully realizing an ambitious Kickstarter project is tricky, so our best hope for Chasm is to see that it is making steady progress, particularly with the procedural level design concept. We'd also like to play more of the game and see how the platforming gameplay feels.

Citizens of Earth (Confirmed)
Platform: PS4, Wii U, Vita, 3DS, PC
Publisher: Atlus
Developer: Eden Industries

This bizarre curveball from Atlus casts players as the Vice President of the United States as he builds an RPG party of every day normal people. What We’d Like To See: What we’ve seen of the game delivers an EarthBound-like quality. We want to see if this is truly the case.

Civilization: Beyond Earth (Confirmed)
Platform: PC
Publisher: 2K Games
Developer: Firaxis

The beloved strategy developer brings its Civilization franchise beyond the confines of Earth for an adventure on other planets. What We'd Like To See: We'd appreciate an opportunity to learn more about how the different terrains and planet types will affect gameplay, and also get a deeper understanding of the Tech Web upgrade system - a core feature that will make a big difference to how the final game plays.

Costume Quest 2
Platform: TBA
Publisher: Double Fine
Developer: Double Fine

The unusual twist on classic role-playing gets a new entry – Double Fine's first sequel – that is unsurprisingly targeting a Halloween release. What We'd Like To See: The first game was heavy on charm, but the gameplay and combat got a little repetitive. We hope to see the sequel offer some added depth to its core mechanics to go alongside the amusing premise.

Counterspy
Platform: PS4, PS3, Vita, iOS, Android
Publisher: Dynamighty
Developer: Dynamighty

Taking place during the Cold War, Counterspy is a stealthy, 2D cover-based shooter with a distinct art style. What We’d Like To See: After missing its 2013 window, we’re curious to see the current state of the game and spend some hands-on time with it.

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