Operation Backlog Completion 2024
Jun 132017

We’ve seen all the E3 press conferences now, but there are many games shown outside of those events. Here are the most exciting games of E3 for me outside of the press conferences.

(I’ll update this post as E3 continues.)

Table of Contents

Devolver Digital
PC Gaming
Miscellaneous Games


Day 1

Nintendo Treehouse started out with Super Mario Odyssey gameplay, and it looks so cool. The more I see it, the more I want it.

If that wasn’t enough, they followed it with a casual announcement of Metroid: Samus Returns, a reimagining of Metroid II: The Return of Samus. That’s right, two Metroid games were announced this E3.

This was enough to confirm my feelings that Nintendo had the best showing at E3 this year. Plus, I still can’t get over how that Mario + Rabbids game looks like it might be fun!

You know what else really looks fun? Xenoblade Chronicles 2! It’s not the Xenoblade Chronicles X sequel I wanted (and I hope their comments about how it’s Xenoblade Chronicles 2 because they wanted to make a story-driven game doesn’t mean a story-driven XCX 2 is out of the picture), but it looks like it’ll be a great JRPG!

The battle system is a bit of a twist on the previous Xenoblade combat, but I like it!

Nintendo also confirmed the leaked Superstar Saga remake and officially unveiled Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions for October 6.

But let’s move on to non-Nintendo games, because some nice new trailers for other games came out, as well. In fact, I’d probably have enjoyed Sony’s press conference more if they included a few of these…

Such as Knack 2, due out on September 5!

I know, I know. No one liked Knack, right? *pats my new copy that I got for Christmas after specifically requesting it* I’m going to play Knack, and I want to play its sequel. It looks fun!

Meanwhile, on the JRPG front, Ni No Kuni II looks really cool. (I need to play the first one. My poor backlog.)

I’m also intrigued by the upcoming Yakuza games (which apparently have more in common with JRPGs than I thought), the Utawarerumono games, and Vampyr.

(Why wasn’t Vampyr at Sony’s press conference?)

Finally, Zwei II from Falcom is being localized as Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection for the PC. (From what I’ve heard, it’s not necessary to play the first Zwei to get into this one, which is good.) It got its first English trailer at E3.

Day 2

On the second day of E3, a new trailer was shown for the Call of Cthulhu video game. It should come as no surprise that I’m interested in a Cthulhu game.

Meanwhile, the trailer for 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim showed off the game’s setting and style, but I’m still not entirely sure what it is.

The E3 press conferences are over, but there are still many exciting games to be announced at E3. What E3 games are you most interested in that weren’t shown at a press conference?

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