From the big guns to the little guys, E3 is THE PLACE for game companies to show off the newest upcoming releases while beating you over the head with a mallet of pure hype. in these Booth Spotlights, we take a quick look at the standouts we saw at this year's E3.
The unexpected arrival of Snoop Dogg to the Tekken fighting franchise brought down the hizzouse at Bandai Namco this year. Tekken Tag Tournament 2 will feature music and the unforgettable presence of the legendary rapper. He'll be watching your brawl from his royal throne, flanked by his entourage of sexy ladies.
Bandai Namco has finally found a new reason for a Dragon Ball Z game: Kinect. Previous motion controlled games have aped the classic combat anime style, but none as thoroughly as with the use of Microsoft's no-controller-required camera device. Gamers will pose in genuine DBZ moves that are carried off onscreen in a bewildering mix of first person view and animated cutscenes.
Crafted in partnership with the internationally famed Studio Ghibli, Ni No Kuni aims to blur the line between animated film and animated game. The distinctive look of such movies as "Ponyo," "Spirited Away," and the recent "Secret World of Arrietty" welcomes players into a world of fantasy with a strong emphasis on cinema-quality story. Ni No Kuni is expected next January.
Speaking of the movies, Bandai Namco is also fielding a new Star Trek game, set to bridge the gap between 2009's "Star Trek" and next year's sequel. The game focuses on the partnership between Captain Kirk and Spock, with each character having specific and unique abilities designed to assist the other.
E3 2012 Booth Spotlight: Bandai Namco
E3 2012 Booth Spotlight: Bandai Namco (June 8, 2012)