Happening, Might be Happening, and Pies in the Sky
E3 is two weeks away, which means it's time for me to both hope, and be let down. I'll be dividing my hopes into three categories: Totally Happening, Might Be Happening, and Pie in the Sky, dependent on the probability of it showing up at E3 2017. Let me clarify that this is stuff I'm most excited about - there are a million games that will be shown that I couldn't care less about.
Without further ado, let's dive in.
Mario Odyssey Gameplay
I'm pretty sure this one's been outright confirmed by Nintendo, so I'm excited to see it. I'm hoping we get a better idea of the general structure of what the game will be like. Will there be a hub world, like in Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Sunshine, or will it be more linear, like Mario Galaxy 2? I'm guessing we'll be seeing a bit of that, as well as how the game plays, come E3.
Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
This one has already been leaked, so it's definitely going to be there. I'm not exactly HOPING for this game because I hate Rabbids and don't really trust Ubisoft to handle the Mario brand particularly well, but I'm at the very least curious to see how the game plays. Maybe it won't be so bad! Maybe...to be honest, I was hoping the game would be closer to a Mario and Luigi RPG, like Mario Superstar Saga. Speaking of which...
Mario Superstar Saga DX
Third Mario game in a row! I can definitely see this one happening, as the game is low-stakes enough for a quick reveal. It could even potentially be followed by a "downloadable right after this presentation ends!" sort of stunt. I'm excited for this one, as Superstar Saga is my favorite Mario and Luigi RPG after Bowser's Inside Story, so hopefully we see some of it!
Fire Emblem Warriors
With some information already revealed about the game, I expect to see a burst of new info hot on the heels of Fire Emblem: Shadows of the Valentia.
Spider-Man - Insomniac Games
I know Insomniac hasn't confirmed anything, but wouldn't that ruin the surprise? I think we'll finally get a more concrete idea of what the new Spider-Man will play like, which has me excited, as Insomniac hasn't failed me yet.
Death Stranding finally gets shown as a game and not a bizarre art project
It has to. My patience is running thin. Show me that this thing is a game so I can care about it.
Might Be Happening
Dragon Quest XI gets a US release date
Please Square Enix. I have a mighty need. It looks so beautiful!
They keep saying this is going to release this year. I'm not so sure about that, but showing some gameplay at E3 would certainly work in their favor in regards to convincing me. Plus, I'm excited! It looks great. Maybe it'll convince me to finish Xenoblade Chronicles. I mean, probably not, but-
Retro Studios steps out of the shadows
They announce/release something every three years. Tropicle Freeze came out in 2014. It's time, y'all. I'm guessing it'll be Nintendo related, but I could be surprised!
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
I can't help but like the Tomb Raider games, even though most of their design elements are things that I generally dislike, what with their open worlds and their crafting. I'm thinking the third game in the series shakes things up a bit.
Ni No Kuni 2 will give us something worth looking out for
I liked Ni No Kuni. I didn't finish it, but I liked it! Hopefully the sequel brings out some polish to get me more interested.
Pie in the Sky
Kingdom Hearts 3
I want to say we'll see something, but it will be uninteresting at best, and incomprehensible at worst, and there won't be a release date to speak of.
Final Fantasy VII Remake
Golden Sun 4
No one cares about this but me, but man, I want it to happen so bad.
This game keeps coming up in Capcom's games frequently enough that I don't feel like this is a lost cause. Please, Capcom. If you're scared, just let Kamiya do it. Kiss and make up, do what it takes to give me more of this series.
Elder Scrolls 6
Now don't get me wrong, this game is definitely happening. But is it getting an announcement at E3 2017? I'm not so sure. Bethesda's schedule is clear, but I'm guessing we'll be getting a Wolfenstein sequel and The Evil Within 2 before then.
Beyond Good and Evil 2
This game is never coming out.