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Here we are again. If last years E3 was all about the next generation of consoles, this years conference promises to be all about the next generation of games. Last year a good portion of my game wishlist game true, a new Killer Instinct was revealed and Final Fantasy XIII Versus transformed into Final Fantasy XV in stunning fashion. There are, however, still a few titles that didn't make an appearance. My anticipation for those games haven't diminished, so you'll see them here alongside some new games that I hope to see at this years gaming extravaganza. How many will actually be shown at the show? Who knows, but a gamer can always dream, can't they?
Keep in mind that this list are games I hope to see at E3, but might not actually be there. I'm eagerly awaiting new footage of games like Halo 5 and Dragon Age: Inquisition, but those are almost confirmed to be in attendance. This is a list of games that have been rumored, forgotten, or are otherwise unknown to be at the show. We will all see come Monday.
Halo 2: Anniversary
Halo is one of my all time favorite franchises. I would be extremely surprised if Halo 5 doesn't take up a good chunk of Microsoft's press conference, and I also hope to see some gameplay. But the wildcard here is Halo 2: Anniversary. The game has been long rumored, and it makes perfect sense. Halo 2 single handedly created Xbox Live into what it is today. Presenting a revamped Halo 2 with updated graphics and online features to coincide with the 10 year anniversary of the game's original release would be sure to excite many a Xbox fan. Halo 2 was the game that introduced me to online shooters, so count me among those who would be most excited by this announcement.
New Legend of Zelda
We all know it's coming. But will it be shown this year? The timing seems right. We have known a new Zelda title is in production for the Wii U, ever since Nintendo showed us that fancy tech demo of what a next-gen Zelda could look like two years ago. The Wii U has been having a rough time, though Mario Kart 8 and the upcoming Super Smash Bros. are sure to help sell more of the console. A new Legend of Zelda title for release next year would only continue that momentum, and maybe even convince me of the need for a Wii U.
Star Wars: Battlefront
It's an exciting time to be a Star Wars fans. With a slew of new movies on the way and EA now responsible for Star Wars games, we have a lot to look forward to. On the game side of things, no Star Wars video game has been so desperately wanted as a new Battlefront game. Battlefront 3 suffered in development limbo, eventually dying with the closure of Lucasarts. When EA secured Star Wars game rights and showed the brief teaser for a new Battlefront, from the makers of Battlefield, fanboys everywhere squealed in glee. Will we see gameplay at this years show? Maybe, and if not a great disturbance in the force will be felt among gamers everywhere.
The Last Guardian
Where did this game go? First announced in 2009 and subsequently forgotten year after year at E3, one has to wonder if the game is still alive at all. Sony has confirmed multiple times that it is, but if so, where is it? My bet? The game is being revamped for PlayStation 4, and as a result this might be the year we finally see more of this beautiful and unique game from the creators of ICO and Shadow of the Colossus.
Rainbow Six: Patriots
Ever since the Game Informer cover revealed the next entry in the Rainbow Six franchise I've been eagerly awaiting more news. I read every piece of breaking news alright, only every piece since the games reveal has been bad. Cited to be in development hell, numerous creators left the project. More recent rumors say the game has been completely scrapped and is being remade. I love Rainbow Six Vegas 1 and 2 because of its tight, cover based gunplay, tactical gameplay choices, and deep customization. Patriots intrigued me further with its take on home-grown terror and hard moral choices, blurring the line between good and bad as you attempt to save as many lives as possible. I don't know if the Patriots that first captured my interest exists anymore, but if it does it is high time for Rainbow Six to make itself known at this years E3.