Lots of amazing announcements today at E3 in LA, the most amazing of which seeming to be Microsoft’s Project Natal. While not necessarily the “Wii-killer” everyone is undoubtedly going to call it (primarily because I don’t think this, combined with the 360 system, will be as affordable as a Wii), this is one amazing piece of technology. Full body motion-capture, facial recognition, voice recognition, and the fact that you don’t even NEED a controller. In addition, you can actually scan items you own for use in certain video games. Check out the video below – if it even works half as good as this video makes me think it will, we’re in for some good times.
Even more goodies were announced (in addition to Left 4 Dead 2, which we mentioned earlier). Check after the jump for some of the biggest announcements!
Metal Gear Solid Rising
Metal Gear Solid for the Xbox 360? It’s true, though it sounds like we won’t necessarily be playing as (or possibly even seeing?) Solid Snake in this one.
Alan Wake is still coming…
Eventually. Spring 2010, sounds like. Twin Peaks and The X-Files were name dropped…but aren’t they always? It can’t be any worse than Alone in the Dark. Check out more screens at Kotaku.
That Halo 3 spin-off/expansion thingie will be 60 bucks…
But will be worth it, says Microsoft. Includes a full single-player campaign, of course a ton of multiplayer (including a “Firefight” mode similar to the successful Gears of War 2 “Horde” Mode), more multiplayer maps for Halo 3, and some other stuff. There’s also going to be a $100 collector’s edition that comes with a controller. Apparently, a new Halo game is also in the works, entitled Halo: Reach, that appears to take place prior to the events of the original Halo.
It’s been 6 months. Time for another LEGO game…
This one based on years 1-4 of the adventures of one Mr. Harold Potter. My wife insists that Harry is his real name, not Harold. Someone please correct her.
The Old Republic is very talkative…
Star Wars: The Old Republic, the MMO will be in all-talk (no text messages). Wonder how that’ll work. I guess no NPC’s will refer to you by name.
Monkey Island Returns!
And, saving the best for last, Lucasarts is not only remaking the original Monkey Island for Xbox Live, but Telltale Games is releasing Tales of Monkey Island, a five-episode monthly adventure game for Wiiware and the PC!