With the arrival of E3 suddenly all these trailers and teasers are floating about on the internet for a million games I'm dying to play, not the least of which is Space Marine, which promises to be amazing. I've been following this one since last year's E3, and I'm glad to hear it was picked up again, because the gameplay looked absolutely phenomenal then, it's sure to be even better now. I understand why they went with Ultramarines, they're practically the poster child for 40K, but I'd hoped for a little more variety. It wouldn't be totally unusual for Relic, considering they went with the lesser known Blood Ravens for Dawn of War II. Either way, it's totally irrelevant because there seems to be a 40K MMO in the works, let's just hope Dark Millennium Online doesn't go the way of Warhammer Online. However, with a trailer like this, my hopes are high.
What the heck is that Warhound doing running around crushing people? I mean, I know that's what Warhounds are supposed to do, but still, holy crap. I'm excited because I have a hole left in my life from quitting World of Warcraft, a space that can only be filled by an MMO, but until Old Republic comes out next spring, there doesn't seem to be anything on the horizon. Though props to that guy in the trailer going at a Sith with a combat knife, that takes some balls. I've still got my fingers crossed to play as Togruta, I already know Twi'Lek are available, but Shaak Ti has always been one of my favorite characters.
Speaking of Star Wars, a bunch of trailers, gameplay and screenshots for The Force Unleashed II were... unleashed... and it looks to promise even crazier force powers and saber-chucking stunts than the last, if that's even possible. The trailer looks great, lots of suspense, combat, and a really big surprise. But as far as trailers go, this one really takes the cake (and that's no lie).
Give you the chills, doesn't it? I already read the review of it in Game Informer a couple months back, and it looks like Portal 2 is going to give us much of what was loved about the first game in a new but eerily familiar environment. What I look forward to most, however, is not the amazing gameplay or enthralling plot, it's listening to GLaDOS' witty, psychotic banter again. For science, you monster.
There's a lot more games from E3 I'm excited for, like Fable 3, Final Fantasy XIV, Infamous 2, Metroid Other M, Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword (Link has pants, wtf is up with that?), Lord of the Rings War in the North, Project Dust, Metal Gear Solid: Rising, Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, and Fallout: New Vegas. There's also some little rumors going around about Mass Effect 3 and Dragon Age 2 in 2011, but with all these awesome new games and sequels coming out, will I even have time?