The E3 2011 hype train is out of control

Best ever. Will blow your mind. Insane lineup. Tons of surprises. No holding back. Biggest ever. Gargantuan. Best ever.

Those are just some of the descriptors spilling out of the various journalists that have already been through their pre-E3 weeks. At first I was taking it all in as hyperbole, but it’s quite impressive to see how many respected journalists that have seen advance looks at games are selling the hype for E3 2011. All this hype excludes the surprises that the big 3 have in store as well. I’ll be attending E3 2011 and it sounds like it’s going to be one of the more crazy shows I’ve been to. Thinking about what we know, here’s what I’m expecting to be some of the big buzz makers at the show:

  • Modern Warfare 3
  • The Last Guardian
  • Battlefield 3
  • Uncharted 3
  • Project Cafe (Wii successor)
  • BioShock Infinite
  • Sony NGP
  • Mass Effect 3
  • Rage
  • Elder Scrolls: Skyrim
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • Gears of War 3
  • Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  • Batman Arkham City
  • Mario Kart 3DS
  • Super Mario Bros. 3DS
  • The rumored Halo project
It’s a pretty long list, and that’s just basing things off of what we already know. I’m really hoping that Pikmin 3 makes a showing for Nintendo, that the Kinect and Move find ways of proving their worth, and that the NGP proves to be more valuable of a gaming platform than the PSP. It’s going to be a huge show and we’ll be previewing it in our next podcast. What are you looking forward to at E3 2011?