E3 2013: The Wrap-Up

By: Shaun Hunter
Published: Monday 17 Jun 2013 11:00 AM
E3 2013: The Wrap-Up

Everything you need to know from E3 2013.

For the past week we’ve been coming to you live from Los Angeles, bringing all of the big news and announcements, along with preview coverage of the biggest and best games heading our way in the hopefully-not-too-distant future.

Our team of four journalists have been hard at work, bringing you impressions from all of the games that are making waves. We’ve put together a handy round-up of these articles for you to check out.

Our E3 experience started with checking out some PlayStation exclusives, including the stunning looking inFamous: Second Son and Knack for PS4, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn for both PS4 and PS3, Beyond: Two Souls and Puppeteer for PS3, and Killzone: Mercenary and Destiny of Spirits for Vita.

Project Spark, Forza Motorsport 5, Fantasia: Music Evolved, Dead Rising 3, were all Xbox One exclusives we saw, although Fantasia will be heading to the current-gen Xbox 360.

Heading to both the PS4 and Xbox One are games such as Dying Light, Mad Max, The Division, EA Sports UFC, and The Evil Within.

However, if you’re looking for games that you can play without requiring the need to upgrade to a next-generation console, we checked out Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, FIFA 14, Battlefield 4, Diablo III (console edition), Murdered: Soul Suspect, and Call of Duty: Ghosts (which will make the leap to next-generation consoles as well). Sega's Booth Tour gave us a look at what they’re working on. Over on the PC side of things, we got a look at DayZ, and Arma 3.

Stay tuned for further impressions from E3, there’s still more to come! You can check that all out on our E3 Coverage Centre, sponsored by Orcon.

Let us know which games you’re looking forward to the most from this year’s E3 in the comments below!


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On Monday 17 Jun 2013 11:14 AM Posted by Khaos_Kiwi NZGamer.com VIP
There are just too many! Out of the new IP's just announced I am really intrigued by The Division. Then there is also the next-gen versions of Battlefield 4, NBA 2k14, Watch_Dogs, Destiny, EA's UFC, Killzone Shadowfall, The Crew, The Witcher 3, Infamous 2nd Son, Dying Light, South Park: Stick of Truth and probably many more that I've missed out!

Then there is also GTA V which will be my last game on this current gen.

And also I will be getting Rome 2: Total War and Company of Heroes 2 for PC as well.

Damn! Looks like I need to start saving hahaha!
On Monday 17 Jun 2013 11:57 AM Posted by ReaperCrew NZGamer.com VIP
In my option "The Division" was with out a doubt, the standout title. As for the next most interesting title, that is a much harder decision as there are a number of really good quality titles coming.
On Monday 17 Jun 2013 12:06 PM Posted by supabowl NZGamer.com VIP
Lots of good looking games coming. Metal Gear Solid V is the one im most excited about! Also cant wait for Kingdom Hearts 3 and the next Final Fantasy
On Monday 17 Jun 2013 3:20 PM Posted by theillmatic1
Man this has been the biggest E3 in years. So many games. So little money
On Monday 17 Jun 2013 4:23 PM Posted by FlatPitch
This was best E3 from what I remember
On Monday 17 Jun 2013 4:41 PM Posted by OriginalSin NZGamer.com VIP
Re: Project Spark. Not exclusive, it's coming to Windows 8 and Xbox 360 as well as Xbox One.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was the stand out title for me, really looking forward to completing the saga.
On Monday 17 Jun 2013 5:41 PM Posted by Maugapaia
I can't wait for The Division! And Watch Dogs, and GTAV. It's going to be a good holiday season!
On Monday 17 Jun 2013 5:55 PM Posted by NZGamer
17 June 2013, 04:41 PM Reply to OriginalSin
Re: Project Spark. Not exclusive, it's coming to Windows 8 and Xbox 360 as well as Xbox One.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was the stand out title for me, really looking forward to completing the saga.
That's still exclusive, in the gaming world; "exclusive" just means to one console manufacturer and is still applied even if the game is also coming to PC (or, in this case, tablets.) It just means "not coming to PlayStation / Nintendo."
On Monday 17 Jun 2013 6:19 PM Posted by BlakeyNZ NZGamer.com VIP
I'm most looking forward to batman arkham origins.
On Monday 17 Jun 2013 6:42 PM Posted by Genocide NZGamer.com VIP
Everything from DICE!
On Monday 17 Jun 2013 6:44 PM Posted by dark_hadou1 NZGamer.com VIP

I really enjoyed just taking the sights (albeit in my living room) that you guys kindly shared with us, and watching all the trailers.

May my wallet be stricken with nocash*tis come December
On Monday 17 Jun 2013 9:29 PM Posted by SpawnSeekSlay NZGamer.com VIP
Console reveals always make an E3 the best of a decade. Hence this was the Best E3 in years!!
On Monday 17 Jun 2013 9:32 PM Posted by SpawnSeekSlay NZGamer.com VIP
Im most hyped for DESTINY.
But with a console reveal and sooo my new IPs its hard to just have one. Witcher 3, Killzone Shadowfall, Infamous, The Division etc
Next year is going to be GREAT!
On Monday 17 Jun 2013 9:41 PM Posted by imonthenet
This year E3 was just amazing. I don't know if I was blinded by the next-gen hype, especially surrounding the used-games debacle, but I really felt that Sony won this year. Also Ubisoft brought it hard, The Division, The Crew, and Watch_Dogs all look like an amazing incentive to make the jump. Definitely looking at a launch purchase
On Monday 17 Jun 2013 10:12 PM Posted by guido NZGamer.com VIP
I'm most interested in The Witcher, Destiny, Killzone, InFamous, Beyond: 2 Souls, Dying Light, The Order: 1886 and The Division. That is all :-) Oh, also Assassins Creed 4! And The Evil Within! Bring on December and a shiny (and matte) new PS4! :-)
On Monday 17 Jun 2013 10:15 PM Posted by MrDynamX
IMO, best E3 yet!
On Monday 17 Jun 2013 10:53 PM Posted by Zakalwe
The Witcher 3 and Titanfall are the titles that have me the most curious. Titanfall will scratch that Giant Mech fighting game itch that I've had ever since Mechwarrior 2 and The Witcher 3 sounds like it's going to by Skyrim on steroids.....<drool>
On Tuesday 18 Jun 2013 3:12 AM Posted by Alta_Ranga
Great coverage, guys.

I know E3 is a bit crazy (quite literally so much to do and no time to do it) so I'd just like to say thanks for your efforts and well done.

Sadly my car died at the weekend, so it ends up all I have actually enjoyed doing is reading about games I can no longer afford. =)

Oh well. Such is life...
On Tuesday 18 Jun 2013 11:46 AM Posted by nos4r2d2
It looks like the best E3 yet but I fear my best gaming days were on the PS2 as this current generation has been nothing but a disappointment to me.
On Tuesday 18 Jun 2013 2:14 PM Posted by LoftyDog NZGamer.com VIP
generally a well covered conference. My only critique would be you were too nice. It seemed like every preview was glowing, and lets be honest, not all these games will be great. Remember the people showing you the game are paid to make it look great, and they are very good at it.
On Tuesday 18 Jun 2013 5:44 PM Posted by Inferis
Some excellent looking titles on the horizon. Would've liked to see a decent clip of GTAV gameplay, but that's only a minor whinge.
On Wednesday 19 Jun 2013 5:53 PM Posted by pullabuckie NZGamer.com VIP
The Division is the game we are all looking forward to.
On Wednesday 19 Jun 2013 7:40 PM Posted by Serpent_Riders_Dsparil
If this E3 taught me anything all I need this Gen is a PS4 and my Gaming PC. Cheers NZ Gamer :)
On Wednesday 19 Jun 2013 11:18 PM Posted by kiwibadboy NZGamer.com VIP
I've been waiting for Watch_Dogs for so long! The Division, Killzone: Shadowfall, and Infamous 2nd son are my faves of this year.
On Thursday 20 Jun 2013 12:04 AM Posted by Seraphim NZGamer.com VIP
So many great titles this year. I'm actually quite excited to see how the new combat mechanics work in Final Fantasy XV. Also looking forward to The Division and ESO.
On Thursday 20 Jun 2013 1:38 PM Posted by tom_nz NZGamer.com VIP
Overall a pretty sweet E3, probably the best I've seen/can remember. Good job nzgamer with the coverage, hopefully you're all recovering and having a decent break.
On Thursday 20 Jun 2013 6:55 PM Posted by grieving NZGamer.com VIP
Good work team.
On Friday 21 Jun 2013 10:17 AM Posted by thegr8link
Gutted that there isn't more news around The Division, that game looked great but still a lot of unknowns. Great coverage overall though
On Sunday 23 Jun 2013 1:59 AM Posted by sick_wierdo
The highlight of e3 for me wasn't so much any of the games, but the PS4 reveal and how Sony pretty much destroyed Microsoft
On Monday 24 Jun 2013 10:51 AM Posted by dxbn NZGamer.com VIP
the game i'm most looking forward to is forza 5
On Monday 24 Jun 2013 7:00 PM Posted by sonny6894
This E3 was awesome and just so many games that is just insane!
Games I am definitely going to get are Destiny (because it is bungie's and bungie did an awesome job with halo and now destiny even better), Fifa 14, Battlefield 4, COD Ghosts and that is just a number there will be many more and I am completely booked for the summer! Just games games and games!