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May 152015
Will this be our year at last?

Will this be our year at last?

It’s almost that time of year again! E3 2015 press conferences will begin in just under a month. While I don’t suspect the gaming companies are plotting something huge, like I did last year, I can’t help but dream of what could be.

Are these E3 predictions? Nope. While some are possible, these are my less plausible wishes, my E3 2015 pipe dreams.

Ace Attorney Investigations 2

As usual, I hope this E3 is the time Capcom will finally announce an official localization of Gyakuten Kenji 2, or Ace Attorney Investigations 2. The more time passes, the less likely it seems… but on the other hand, DS games are finally appearing on the Wii U virtual console. Ace Attorney is one of my favorite series, and this is the one game I’m unable to play.

Fatal Frame V is being localized, so maybe this will finally be AAI2’s turn.

(I’d add in my wish for Dai Gyakuten Saiban localization, but that is perfectly possible and not a pipe dream! …Please?)

Ace Attorney Investigations 2 localization needs to happen. Not only does it include Gregory Edgeworth, the return of Shelly de Killer, and a storyline that many fans claim is the best in the series, but it also has some incredible music!

The World Ends With You 2

Remember when Square Enix created a teaser site that got everyone excited for a sequel to The World Ends With You? Remember the disappointment when it turned out to be an iOS port of the original, instead? Remember the renewed excitement when the iOS port ended with an image of a brand new character and the message “New 7 Days”?

Blatant sequel tease

Blatant sequel tease

That was in 2012.

Since then, the iOS port broke and was pulled from the store, and there’s been no sign of a sequel. That’s a shame, because TWEWY is one of my favorite DS games. I poured more hours into it than into any other game. Not only that, but it ended with clear hints of a potential sequel or series, especially if you unlocked the secret ending.

TWEWY Secret Ending - MAJOR spoilers

Not to mention a couple other loose ends…

Square Enix is having a dedicated E3 press conference this year, so maybe it’ll finally announce the game it teased almost three years ago.

More Bayonetta

Bayonetta-2-wallpaperBayonetta and Bayonetta 2 (which includes the original) were such amazing games, I can’t help wanting more. Bayonetta was amazing, I liked Bayonetta 2 even better, and PlatinumGames already expressed interest in creating a Bayonetta 3 or a 3DS spin-off.

So why do I consider this announcement unlikely? First, because Bayonetta 2 just came out last year and it feels too soon for a sequel. Second, I expect Platinum to be focused on Scalebound, which it announced last E3.

Still, even a hint of Bayonetta news would be great.

Tales of Symphonia Prequel

Tales of Symphonia Chronicles, because anything related to the prequel would involve spoilers.

I loved Tales of Symphonia, I’m going to try its much-maligned sequel, and I really want it to get a prequel.

And I don’t mean any old prequel, I mean one starring the Kharlan Heroes.

I really want this game. I mean, I really want it. When Bandai Namco trademarked new Tales names, my first reaction was to wonder if one of them could be a Symphonia prequel. Tales of Symphonia has a backstory just begging to be turned into a video game, and some of the key details were left vague enough to allow it twists and turns despite the details Symphonia players already know.

Of course, such a prequel does come with one big problem: it spoils some of Tales of Symphonia’s plot twists by its very nature. For the actual game, I think that could work fine (and make the original game a very different experience for anyone who plays the prequel first), but marketing is another matter. I think bait-and-switch protagonists could work, but then even if it was announced at E3, we wouldn’t know that’s what it was…

I’d actually love that. A new Tales game that’s actually a Symphonia prequel in disguise.

E3 logo 2015

So there you have it, the games I most want announced at E3 2015 that probably won’t be: Ace Attorney Investigations 2, The World Ends With You 2, a Bayonetta 3 or spin-off, and a stealth Tales of Symphonia prequel.

What are your E3 pipe dreams?

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  5 Responses to “E3 2015 Pipe Dreams”

  1. Ace Attorney Investigations 2 is my #1 pipe-dream.

    …Other than that, I have no hopes or even expectations yet.

  2. […] know, I’m running out of pipe dreams. In 2015, I thought a TWEWY sequel and Bayonetta 3 were pipe dreams, but they’re both in development. […]

  3. […] funny how my list of pipe dreams has slowly come true. In 2015, I made my original list of video game pipe dreams: Ace Attorney Investigations 2 localization, a sequel to The World Ends With You, Bayonetta 3 or a […]

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