E3 2016 Day 4 Blog – Telltale Batman Wins the Day
E3 2016 Day 4
Hello everyone! Happy E3 week. I hope you are all enjoying the tremendous amount of gaming news this week. Today was our second day on the show floor, and we have a slew of exciting appointments to share with you.
This is what our schedule looked like:
- Telltale, Batman (demo)
- 2K, Mafia III (demo)
- Microsoft, Forza Horizon 3 (demo)
- Microïds, Syberia 3 (demo)
- Microsoft, Sea of Thieves (hands-on)
- Microsoft, ReCore (hands-on)
- Microsoft Xbox Live Service Updates (demo)
- Gears of War 4 (demo)
Again, we had a quick breakfast at our hotel. Nothing unusual or photo-worthy.
Telltale’s Batman won the day for us today at E3. Their setup was very impressive, and the game looked nothing short of awesome. We saw a live-played 30-minute demo. This game will focus equally on the caped and suited Batman, exploring his decisions as a billionaire philanthropist and Gotham’s hero. Stay tuned for a full impression from Nic soon.
2K, Mafia III
The 2K booth was visually one of the most impressive booths at E3. They went with a New Orleans vibe to match Mafia III. It was a two level booth made to look like a New Orleans building, with palm reading and Jazz music. We saw a 30-minute gameplay and trailer demo. The game certainly has some very detailed, though out characters that will be fun to experience. A full impression is coming up soon.
Microsoft, Forza Horizon 3
Next, Nic had a chance to watch a Forza Horizon 3 demo. Although he doesn’t usually play driving games, he couldn’t help but admit that this game looked cool. Photos for Forza can be found in yesterday’s post here.
Microïds, Syberia 3
I had a chance to see 30 minutes live-play demo and trailer of Syberia 3 set to be released on December 1st. The graphics looked amazing, and while I am a fan of the previous two instalments, I can’t wait to play the next Kate Walker adventure. Syberia 3 will be in full 3D with character dialogue options. Although the dialogue options will not create butterfly effects like Telltale games, important choices will impact your gameplay later on down the road. Experience with Syberia and Syberia 2 are not needed to play this game. This game will likely be featured on the Tetra Ninja Family Channel.
Microsoft, Sea of Thieves
Next, we had a chance to experience Sea of Thieves. This was a multiplayer pirate game that had crowds laughing. It looks to be a very promising game with hours of fun in store. Full impression to come.
ReCore was another favourite among E3 attendees. The line up without appointments was a 2.5-hour wait. We were able to play approximately 30 minutes of a middle point in the game. It is a unique game with the player having robot back-up to defeat enemies. Reviews of the game are positive, and we think that it will do very well on release. Full impressions coming soon.
Microsoft Xbox Live Service Updates
Next, Nic watched a 30-minute demo of the new Xbox Live service updates. Details will be reported soon. No photos were allowed.
Gears of War 4
Last on our schedule was Gears of War 4. We watched a 30-minute live gameplay demo. It looked excellent! It is safe to say that everyone who attended the showing was impressed walking out. There are a lot of crazy weapons and takedowns in this game, which is not for the faint of heart. We saw gameplay with three characters (2 being live played) fighting the Horde, this instalments enemy. No photos were allowed.
While in the media room today, Nic met Michael Pachter, a video game, social media, digital media and electronics analyst with Wedbush Securities. Nic watches his videos regularly so it was great to meet him! Mr Pachter was more than happy to grant a picture!
— Nic (Tetra Ninja) (@TetraNinja) June 15, 2016
Now for some relaxing fun things! We went out for drink and food with Activision right after our last appointment. It was incredible to see some people that we had not seen since last year. We had a splendid time.
Next, we met up with the Microsoft Canada team for drinks and food to socialise and meet other YouTubers. We went to a restaurant called Public School that had unique drinks, and great food. We had a very fun time!
That was all for us today! Quite a long day for the both of us. We are looking forward to a bit of a sleep-in and then Zelda tomorrow. Thanks for reading to the end. Your reward is this Fat Chocobo we saw today (and a stranger having the time of his life). Enjoy!