The show floor at the E3 was flooded with new gaming properties. Here are some of the notable titles:
Activision: Fans are eagerly awaiting the Skylanders sequel, “Skylanders Giants,” and the newest edition to the ever-popular Call of Duty franchise, “Call of Duty: Black Ops 2,” which will be available Nov. 13. The rest of Activision’s slate was full of licensed games including “Transformers: Fall of Cybertron,” “The Amazing Spider-Man,” “007 Legends,” which celebrates the Bond franchise’s 50th anniversary and “Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse.”
D3 Publishers: The focus was on kid’s properties, with games and accessories for iCarly, Adventure Time and Nick Jr.’s Victorious. D3 also debuted “Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game,” which will be released in conjunction with the DreamWorks film of the same name, set to hit theatres Nov. 21.
Disney: Disney debuted two new gaming properties for the upcoming Pixar film brave. “Brave: The Video Game” is set to be released June 19. Just prior to that a Brave version of the popular app “Temple Run” will be released June 15. Disney also pushed the upcoming film, Wreck It Ralph, the story of an arcade-game bad guy who wants to prove he can be a good guy, a story with obvious gaming potential.
Microsoft: Microsoft’s headliner and one of the most-talked-about games of the show was “Halo 4,” which will hit shelves Nov. 6. Other notable games debuted include the newest additions to the Madden NFL and FIFA franchises, a Tom Clancy adaptation by Ubisoft–“Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist,” THQ’s “South Park: The Stick of Truth” and “Resident Evil 6.” Many of the newly released games include features that utilize Microsoft’s Kinect technology, including “Madden,” “FIFA” and “South Park.”
Nintendo: Nintendo’s focus was wholly on the applications of their new Wii U, with updated versions of popular franchises that include Wii U features, like “LEGO City: Undercover,” “Wii Fit U,” and “Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth,” as well as new games like “ZombieU” designed specifically for the Wii U.
Sony: Licensed properties from the Online Entertainment division included new features for “DC Universe Online,” a massively multiplayer online (MMO) game that features DC Comics characters like Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, as well as the new trading card game added to “Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures,” which is based on the “Star Wars: Clone Wars” TV series. The announcement that J.K. Rowling would write the first title for Sony’s new WonderBook technology also made waves. “Wonderbook: The Book of Spells” is the first product to come from Sony Pictures’ partnership with the J.K. Rowling website, Pottermore.