The Top 7... Games we want announced at E3 2010

Grand Theft Auto V

While we’ve pined for a new GTA in previous articles like this one, that doesn’t make us want it announced any less, and speculation is running higher than ever that we’ll see something of the next game at E3. The thing is, we’ll be surprised if it’s actually at the show in any form, as developer/publisher Rockstar Games is in the habit of never having an official E3 presence.

However, that hasn’t stopped it from announcing or revealing new GTAs during previous E3s, whether through unannounced exclusive coverage in Game Informer or announcements at other companies’ press conferences. So we’ll be surprised if we get through the Sony and Microsoft press events without seeing at least some confirmation of the next GTA. Just, please – no more bullshit reveals with a logo and nothing else. We had our fill of that with GTA IV, and we don’t think we can put up with the suspense again.

Above: Please not this again 

Instead, we want to see some hard details: where’s it going to be set? Who’s the protagonist? Will any familiar faces return? What will the screenshots look like? Rockstar doesn’t have to give it all away right off the bat, but hey, give us something to chew on while we wait for the trailers and details to start rolling in.

Will we see a return to the crazy hills and open wilderness of San Andreas, or are our UK counterparts justified in hoping for a London-set sequel? Maybe the series will finally venture to a new city altogether. Maybe it’ll be another subtitled entry, while Rockstar keeps the “real” GTA V waiting in reserve until the next console generation rolls around.

Above: And maybe it’ll lose the dour seriousness, like Ballad of Gay Tony did. We can certainly hope 

Any way you look at this, though, all we’ve got right now is speculation – and we’ll be more than a little disappointed if we don’t have anything more to go on by the time E3 2010 wraps.

Jun 7, 2010

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  • brickman409 - December 29, 2012 12:59 a.m.

    looking back now, alot of these came true! except for half life 3 and a new star fox game, but those will never happen ever.
  • BlindGuardian412 - June 18, 2010 9:57 p.m.

    Or how about some new SSX or NBA Street
  • Sabtos - June 13, 2010 12:40 a.m.

    Please stop pushing for a GTAV, seriously it should not be done, and not outside of America if done at all. If so it should be called something else. But GTAIV should be the stopping point, what else does it need to do? If anything, just one constantly upgraded game with new episodes released every so often, since GTAIV graphics weren't great in some aspects and wouldn't serve as a good base for constant release of new stories in new cities. I don't see a need for a new disc-based GTA outside of that. Besides, from Rockstar we have Agent and LA Noire coming (which could be similar to a cop-centric 50s style GTA), not to mention the fact that us PS3 users just finished the episodes. I second the motion for a Darkness 2 though, that game suffered from some bad controls and some dated graphics mixed in with excellent graphics, but it was an otherwise excellent game and could do with some improvement. I just want to see some big surprises at E3, and with all the stupid ass motion controls hype, I'm afraid there aren't going to be any.
  • REBELYELL89 - June 11, 2010 6:45 a.m.

    R* pulled out of E3 this year so we wont be seeing jack from them unless they've signed back up for it.
  • SailorCallie - June 10, 2010 10:28 p.m.

    How about the Dragon Quest VI remake for the Nintendo DS? C'mon, Square-Enix! Please don't dissapoint us English-language Dragon Quest players.
  • secretsearcher - June 10, 2010 3:27 a.m.

    @thephntm there is a sly cooper
  • TheHalfanese - June 10, 2010 2:32 a.m.

  • GameManiac - June 9, 2010 11:49 p.m.

    I believe I've said this before, and I'll say it again. I just hope that the tentatively-named 3DS doesn't end up like another VirtualBoy. I already like the mere thought of it.
  • thephntm - June 9, 2010 9:47 p.m.

    Sly Cooper 3 (please not a PS3 exclusive), Anime Fighter (I made that up. Wouldn't it be awesome for Goku to fight Konata? What about Edward Elric versus Ladd Russo?), KH3 (again, please not an exclusive), F-Zero Wii, and StarFox Wii.
  • JohnnyMaverik - June 9, 2010 10:21 a.m.

    > THIEF 4 !!!!! Seconded.
  • JohnnyMaverik - June 9, 2010 10:17 a.m.

    @ Smeggs There will be a Bioshock 3, perhaps not announced this year but it'll come, they said they wanted 5 sequels and you should not underestimate the power of publishers wanting to milk the fk out of something that was once pure and untarnished.
  • Smeggs - June 9, 2010 6:09 a.m.

    Bioshock 3-There will be no Bioshock 3. Not a chance. Ever. Especially not so soon after the second was released if there were going to be a third. Prototype 2-I want this, but the story needs to be better and there needs to be more shit to do, even messing with civilians and weak little zombies got boring after awhile. Half-Life 2: Epsiode 3-Why do you guys find it so fun to tempt fate and jinx it? It won’t be there this year, and at best, that “Surprise” they were talking about only has about a 60-65% chance of being HL2E3, AT BEST.
  • aequitas13 - June 9, 2010 2:08 a.m.

    THIEF 4 !!!!!
  • secretsearcher - June 8, 2010 8:30 p.m.

    I guess even GR has stopped hoping for a Sly Cooper 4...
  • BillyAndTheDroogs - June 8, 2010 7:39 p.m.

    Hell sweet chocolate jesus yes! Half life 3 would make me cream my jeans. As for gta 5, more arcade - less sim. I don't want to have to answer a cell phone or use the internet in a video game.
  • wardragon101 - June 8, 2010 5:36 p.m.

    I know its probably too early for this but what about Mass Effect 3?
  • DrRock - June 8, 2010 2:36 p.m.

    So GR is now getting overran with freakin ad's in the comment section. Keep that crap over at IGN. Now on to topic; Infamous 2, any new Fallout information. E3 is so full of hype and BS that I never hold my breath on getting anything I want from it. The only good about E3 is listening to all the podcasts comment on what they thought. recaptcha: adored vagrancy Yeah I adore me some vagrants too
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  • Stahlbrand - June 8, 2010 12:43 p.m.

    TES5, just TES5.

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