As we all know, E3 is currently in full swing and we’ve extensively tackled Microsoft, Nintendo, OnLive, Sony and Ubisoft’s offerings. But there’s still more to unearth. So let’s look at some of their other offerings announced at E3.
Square Enix, the Japanese video game developer, distributor, and publisher, unveiled their next-generation gaming engine – Luminous Studio. The engine is still in development but they’re seeing it as a solution for a more flexible internal game development environment.
“This game engine is still under development, it’s not completed yet. So partially, we’ve started to have discussions with several different people doing several different projects. So we are just having discussions as to how they are going to use this engine,” Yoshihisa Hashimoto, Square Enix’s CTO told Gamasutra in an interview following their presentation at E3.
Aside from putting Wii U and the GamePad front and center during their presentation, Nintendo also announced few other things that would make Wii users quite happy.
When the Wii U was unveiled at last year’s E3, eyes were on the the GamePad, but there’s the burning question on the back of everyone’s minds: Will only one player be able to enjoy the GamePad? Nintendo answered that question at this year’s event stating that Wii U can accommodate two GamePads, so score for gamers!
The most popular purpose of Wii is the Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus which helped getting fit seemed more fun. And Nintendo knew that they needed to bring this to their new console so they would be launching Wii Fit U. The great thing about this is that if one player wants to use Wii Fit U but the other wants to play another game, they can both be satisfied as Wii Fit U can be played via the GamePad.
Another thing they unveiled is the NintendoLand, something similar to Wii Sports as it’s a collection of games but instead of sports it would feature popular titles such as Legend of Zelda, and Animal Crossing.
Racing games are quite fun to play but sometimes it’s just so frustrating controlling your vehicle with joysticks or buttons. Buying an accessory wheel will solve this problem but some are just too bulky. Luckily, Sony comes to aid noon race gamers like I am with the unveiling of the Sony PlayStation Move racing wheel.
The contraption looks like the skeleton hoverboard, it looks like it’s going to fly anytime soon but it looks quite cool and not too bulky. Aside from that, you can flip the side bars so it would look like the handlebars of a motorbike. The middle portion is where you dock the PlayStation Move controller and the wheel also features vibrations and paddle shifters.
According to a Sony rep, the wheel will support games such as “Little Big Planet Karting, Gran Turismo 5, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, BurnOut Paradise, MotorStorm Apocalypse, and more.”