Rumored Horror Game Announcements to Look Forward to at E3
The Electronic Entertainment Expo, better known as E3, is the one event that every game enthusiast looks forward to each year. The huge announcements and introduction to the latest and greatest gadgets easily puts E3 as the world’s largest gaming convention; and the good news is for the first time in a very long time, their doors are open to the public.
While no official announcements have been made, I’ve been digging around to find some rumored game announcements that we all hope we get to see.
Ever since Konami dropped PT, Kojima gave them the big F.U. and went on ahead to make his own company. Last year at E3, the debut trailer for Death Stranding was released and viewers everywhere lost it from excitement. With big names like Guillermo Del Toro, Mads Mikkelsen, and Norman Reedus it’s evident that this game is set to have successful ratings. Kojima did mention that this game is NOT horror on IGN.com stating “I don’t have a dark mindset in particular. Death Stranding is not a horror game. I just wanted to make something that looks very unique, something you haven’t seen before, something with a more artistic slant to it. I’m not pursuing a dark aspect to the game.” Sure the game might not be horror, but we have kept you guys informed every step of the way so it’s only appropriate to keep that trend going.
One game that is for sure keeping it horror based is The Last of Us: Part 2. At PlayStation Experience (PSX), Naughty Dog dropped the biggest news of all time by showing the fans possibly one of the most beautiful teaser trailers ever with TLOF: Part 2. The teaser doesn’t show much except a pissed off and grownup Ellie along with fatherly figure Joel. From the mood of the teaser alone, I have a feeling the clickers (zombies) are not the only bad folks around and that the main focus will be battling the Fireflies. If you haven’t played TLOF, I strongly recommend you pick yourself up a copy because I really feel like Sony will broadcast this loud and proud at E3.
While we are on the topic of zombies, let’s talk about another PS4 exclusive game, Days Gone. The audience got a small taste of Days Gone last year at E3 with a beautiful teaser trailer and a nail-biting demo. Recently a rumored release date of August 22nd was leaked online and speculations are floating around that an official release date announcement will be made at this year’s E3. Days Gone is an open world, action/adventure survival horror game with a heart-wrenching storyline of a guy surviving the post-apocalyptic world while trying to find a purpose in life again.
Let’s close the PS4 exclusive games with the neo-noir thriller, Detroit: Becoming Human. Approximately five years ago Quantic Dream (Heavy Rain, Beyond Two Souls) released a short called Kara, the story of a robot with feelings. Last year at E3 they released an official trailer. However, ever since then no other announcements have been made. Some might argue this doesn’t belong in the horror realm, but the story shows similarities to that of Ex Machina. Also, Quantic Dream has proven with their previous games that they like to add a dash of underlying horror. Similar to every other Quantic Dream game, Detroit will have multiple endings depending on the player’s choices. Detroit: Becoming Human is set to release sometime this year. Fingers crossed an official release date will be announced at E3.
Alright, let’s diverge from PS4 exclusives and talk about arguably the scariest game on the list: The Evil Within 2. Back in March a job description for Psycho Break 2, which is the Japanese title for The Evil Within, was leaked online. This announcement is entirely rumored, but if rumors are true then this could possibly mean an E3 announcement of the game. This is one of those things that we shall just wait and see.
Of course, there are tons of horror games being released on the PC, but sadly PC doesn’t have a panel at E3 to make all announcements. However, we can still expect gaming booths for demos. Games on PC to look forward to that might make possible announcements include Agony, Scorn, Hello Neighbor, and so much more.
Probably the most exciting news would be if Resident Evil 2 Remake plays a debut trailer. RE fans were disheartened when Capcom dropped Resident Evil: Reborn. But hope was restored when last year at E3 the Resident Evil 7 trailer dropped major hints of Resident Evil 2 Remake. Since then Capcom has announced that RE 2 Remake is officially at works. This was huge news for the fans of the franchise, so it’s only fair to assume Capcom will release either a trailer or drop some huge news regarding the remake.
There have been some huge genre games that have already been released this year, and so much more to look forward to. Whether it be on VR or on your regular TV screen, horror games are making a comeback and we can’t wait to bring you guys more info as the expo unravels official news. We have previously compiled a list of upcoming horror games to look forward to in 2017 and also a list of games to look out for on the VR.
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