Gorgeous graphics synchronized to music, creating an immersive first-person shooter is one way to begin a keynote. Fans of Ultimate Rez were thrilled to see Tetsuya Mizuguchi, who started the keynote with a game-play demo of Child of Eden showing off its Kinect capability to open the show. In addition to the motion controller compatibility, Child of Eden can be played with standard controllers. Get lost in the psychedelic action when the game is released on PS3 and Xbox 360 on March 30, 2011.
Actor and television host, Joel McHale took control to present a section of the keynote dubbed “Games you can Feel.” Keeping the up momentum, Vincent Pontbriand, Producer, and Patrick Plourde, Game Director brought us Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood. The newest in the popular franchise expands on Ezio Auditore’s role as an assassin in rennaisance Rome. This time, he is hunted by the Templars, shifting the focus of the game to offensive attacks, including horse fighting. As with the previous games, the graphics and scope of the environment is expansive. The online multi-player demo appears intriguing and impressive, calling on other assassins to complete missions. Don the assassin’s cloak again November 16, 2010 on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.
Joining Joel McHale, Shaun White appeared to show off his newest game, Shaun White Skateboarding. Nick Harper, Creative Director and Alexia Jolis-Desautels, Game Designer were also on hand to expound on the game and present a game-play demo. One of the key elements of the game is Transformation. Transformation includes shaping aspects which allow the player to influence the environment and create new skate opportunities on the fly. The new elements give each player an individual game experience.
If you are anything like me, the one thing missing from the motion controller hulabaloo is laser tag. Ubisoft is looking to fill that void with Battle Tag. Gaël Seydoux (Producer) & a group of players ran through the E3 audience to demo the game-play to show off this real life shooter you can play at home. The game is a combination of Laser Tag and a Shooter that will allow for co-op play for up to 4 players on each team. Battle Tag also allows players to track their game results on their home computer. Battle Tag will ship in late 2010 with 2 guns, 1 UbiConnect, 4 tags & 2 harnesses.
Gaming is not all about the frantic energy of shooters, hack and slash games or platformers. These days developers are working hard to get us healthy. Enter Innergy, brought to us by New Concept Directory, Tommy François. Attach the finger sensor peripheral, which can connect to any computer anywhere. Focus on the graphics as Innergy helps you to focus on your breathing to achieve much needed relaxation. Feel the calm when Innergy is released for PC in 2011.
Keeping the focus on getting gamers active, Felicia Williams, International Brand Manager, and Michael George, Fitness Expert & Personal Trainer, introduced Your Shape: Fitness Evolved, being release exclusively on Xbox 360 for Kinect. Combining sports games like skiing, soccer & football, as well as, personal training, fitness classes or fun gym activities, plus online connectivity. Gamers can send activity challenges to connected friends and follow their stats and compare results with their friends. Interconnected with social networking so you can share your experiences with Facebook friends. June 10, 2010