The Top 7… E3 no shows

2. No news on Agent, LA Noire, Max Payne, or GTA V

We’ve long since resigned ourselves to the idea that Rockstar rarely, if ever, has any official presence whatsoever at E3. But with multiple projects in the works, we were hoping the company would at least give us a taste of what’s in store, however small or indirect.  They’ve certainly done so during previous E3s. No dice this year, though. Not even a single die.

Above: Rockstar has lots of exciting titles up its sleeve, but nothing was shown at this year’s E3 

Agent, the PS3-exclusive, 1970s Cold War spy thriller introduced at last year’s Sony press conference, didn’t have so much as a new piece of concept art for Jack Tretton to tease. LA Noire, the 1940s detective drama that’s been teased to us for years now, might as well have not existed, despite sizable previews in recent issues of Game Informer and Edge. And while we’ve seen plenty of screenshots and details on the bearded, pot-bellied third coming of Max Payne, the cop who invented bullet time was a similar no-show. And at this rate, we don’t imagine we’ll see so much as a teaser logo for Grand Theft Auto V (which hasn’t been announced, but is nevertheless inevitable) until sometime next year.  We get that Rockstar doesn’t want to roll its stuff out on the show floor, for whatever reason, but would it kill them to give us at least a glimpse of what to expect?

1. The Last Guardian

Of all thePS3 games we were eager to see at E3 this year, none had us quite as excited as The Last Guardian. An achingly beautiful game about a boy and his adorable giant griffon-thing (one of whom probably dies at the end), Last Guardian is being created by the minds behind Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, and it’s been hotly anticipated by just about everybody since its very first trailer from last May. Its gameplay looks amazing. Its pedigree is phenomenal. Its story has the potential to tug on our heartstrings like none before it.

Above: We were ready to see more of The Last Guardian. But apparently, The Last Guardian wasn’t ready for us 

So where was it? Nowhere near E3, that’s for damn sure. We got to see plenty of Killzone 3, Twisted Metal and Move during and after Sony’s press conference, but Last Guardian was nowhere to be seen. No playable demo, no trailer, not even so much as a new screenshot. Casual chats with Sony reps seem to indicate Team Ico just wants to be sure that the game is great before they show it, but come on – it was great a year ago, when it was shown for the first time. Here’s to hoping it’s just a little late to the party, and that we’ll get a chance to see it sometime in the next few months.

Above: The only footage we’ve seen of The Last Guardian

Jun 21, 2010

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  • batman5273 - June 21, 2010 7 p.m.

    Excellent top 7! can't wait to hear about it on TalkRadar #107
  • batman5273 - June 21, 2010 7:01 p.m.

    I also was very disappointed that there was no Batman:AA 2 info.
  • DaveBoyle - June 21, 2010 7:04 p.m.

    I'd be interested to know why Half Life 3 didn't make the top 7, everyone was hoping it was going to be there, or episode 2 at least. Any Half Life announcement would have topped any of these if they had showed up.
  • cronoman66 - June 21, 2010 7:07 p.m.

    I see there being no new info on Arkham two a good thing, means they aren't rushing out a sequel for this holiday that adds nothing
  • CAPST3R - June 21, 2010 7:11 p.m.

    I'm surprised that Bodycount didn't get more hype, considering that it's an ancestor of Black. Also, with it being so close to their release dates, I would have thought that the people behind DR2, TDU2, and GR:FS didn't come on to try and seal some sales (I know E3's primarily a press conference, but still).
  • Felixthecat - June 21, 2010 7:12 p.m.

    Rockstar announced that they weren't going to appear at E3 a while back. The Vitality Sensor probably wasn't revealed, along with Pikmin 3, because of everything else going on with the Nintendo conference. But maaaaaaaaan, BG&E2 looks awesome from that snippet.
  • Fuzunga - June 21, 2010 7:16 p.m.

    How about Deus Ex not being playable. That was disappointing to me.
  • Tronto13 - June 21, 2010 7:17 p.m.

    NEEED GTAV, BG&E2 badly but not as much as BAA2!!!!! That game will own!
  • Cyberninja - June 21, 2010 7:26 p.m.

    people have to save something for tgs so its proably the titles that got no metion at e3
  • ShitMittensShittyKittens - June 21, 2010 7:30 p.m.

    Need Batman:Arkham Asylum 2 and Last Guardian. Those games look (and have looked) awesome.
  • miningguyx360 - June 21, 2010 7:48 p.m.

    BUNGIE DID TEASE THIS Per Audacia Ad Astra! translates to "With Audacity we go to the Stars" Is that why Bungie wanted to test out a space combat level in Reach?
  • Togala - June 21, 2010 8:07 p.m.

    No Hitman 5? It's been too long! Oh and Half life 3.
  • allthegoodnameswheretaken - June 21, 2010 8:07 p.m.

    Half Life and Mirrors Edge 2
  • BishopofHippo93 - June 21, 2010 8:11 p.m.

    I was very disappointed by the lack of Arkham Asylum 2, as well. However, I could not be happier that the Last Guardian wasn't there, I can't believe how excited some people got about it. Sure, it could be great, but I think it looks like a load of crap. The same "a boy and his pet" story we've been hearing forever.
  • skyguy343 - June 21, 2010 8:21 p.m.

    No Last Guardian makes me a sad gamer:(
  • Ninja-KiLLR - June 21, 2010 8:24 p.m.

    i was waiting for agent in sony's press confrence and then nothing :(
  • 510BrotherPanda - June 21, 2010 8:37 p.m.

    You guys should use that trailer's pig uncle for the GamesRadarPrizePig's avatar. Because as both a trailer and a prize pig, he is meant to get your hopes up!
  • crumbdunky - June 21, 2010 8:38 p.m.

    TLG did E3 LAST year and the date of release reveal will be at TGS-bet your lives upon it as fact. Agent won't be ready til after next E3 and, thinking about it, Sony had a TON of things they didn't show and it boggles the mind how we've never seen games we KNOW have been in development for well over two years like Resistance3, Starhawk(or whatever they want to call the new Warhawk game)and SF5(I'm told by some VERY good sources that it's in production and pretty high budget. Even as much as it uses a new mo-cap and the dead 8Days tech)? Cambridge, London, Incognito-the list of who must have hgames coming is pretty damn long but with Move to showcase they simply won't have had time and with Colgne and TGS remainuing I wouldn't wonder that we'll see most, if not all(barring Agent-don't even look for it til 2011), at some point this year. As for anything from Bungie or Respawn, who knows? The rest, games like AA2 for example and Itigaki's game-Tokyo/next GDC imho. Of course, though, R* will have SOME info but they usuall seem to like inviting press just post announcement for the big info splashes at individual junkets, don't they? Agent was only at last Sony E3 as it's exclusive but it won't even be nearly done yet so why we would have expected anything is beyond me.
  • gilgamesh310 - June 21, 2010 9:02 p.m.

    Eh why exactly isn't half life 3/episode 3 here. Surely after you teased us earlier about valve hinting at some game to show up it must have been a dissapointment. Ive almost given up hope on there ever being a new installment in the series at this point. It seems Gabe Newell and co. don't give two fucks at all anymore!
  • Samuel71 - June 21, 2010 9:28 p.m.


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