5 Games We Wish We'd Seen at E3 - Tom's Guide
Now that the E3 dust has settled and downtown Los Angeles is (presumably) a ghost town once again, we can reflect on what we loved during the annual video game show and what we weren't so happy about.
While developers revealed a ton of promising games during the four-day expo, there were a few titles that we expected to see and then heard nothing about. These games may still be on the way, but since they didn't show up at the biggest gaming conference of the year, it's hard to say when they'll make an appearance.
Assassin's Creed: Comet
Ubisoft showed off the current-gen "Assassin's Creed: Unity" at E3, but left last-gen-console owners more or less up the creek. A few months ago, details about a game called "Assassin's Creed: Comet" leaked to major gaming news sites such as IGN and Kotaku, detailing a game that would take place in the 18th-century Caribbean and act as a direct sequel to "Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag." "Assassin's Creed: Comet" may still be on its way, but an Ubisoft representative gave us a vague answer when we asked about it.MORE: Best of E3 2014 Awards — The Games to Watch
"Dishonored" was one of the sleeper hits of 2012, breathing some much-needed new life into the ailing stealth genre. Players took the role of Corvo Attano, a bodyguard framed for a high-profile murder that he didn't commit. With its intriguing characters, interesting story and refined gameplay, a sequel seemed like a sure thing, especially after a photo of a supposed "Dishonored II" screen leaked earlier this year. Developer Arkane Studios was not present at E3, though, and we heard nothing else about this title at the show.
Telltale's Game of Thrones
Telltale Games, best known for highbrow adventure games such as "The Walking Dead" and "The Wolf Among Us," was at E3 to show off its upcoming "Tales from the Borderlands" spin-off. The game looks good, but fans were also hoping that Telltale would show off its upcoming "Game of Thrones" adaptation. The moral ambiguity and gut-wrenching character deaths in George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" are a natural fit for Telltale's storytelling sensibilities. For now, though, the game is still shrouded in mystery.
Metroid on 3DS
Now that both the "Castlevania" and "Metroid" series have gone 3D, finding a classic "Metroidvania" game (one where you unlock new abilities to freely explore a huge, side-scrolling map) is not easy. Since the 3DS is riding high and there hasn't been a new "Metroid" game in a while, many fans speculated that E3 would be the perfect time for Nintendo to announce a classic "Metroid" game for the handheld platform. Alas, Samus Aran's next adventure will have to wait.MORE: Xbox One E3 2014: All the New Games
The Last Guardian
We're not sure how many people really expected "The Last Guardian" to show up at E3, but it would have been nice. The long-awaited follow-up to artistic action games "Ico" and "Shadow of the Colossus," "The Last Guardian" will tell the largely wordless story of a boy and his gryphon. Although Sony announced the game five years ago, we have heard very little about it since then, and it's unclear whether it will come out for the PS3 or the PS4, if it ever surfaces at all.