The Top 7... Games we want announced at E3 2011

Next week, rumors will become realities. Next week, the face of gaming for the foreseeable future will be set. Next week, our hopes and dreams will be either confirmed or crushed. Next week, everything changes.

Okay, a bit overdramatic, maybe – especially since this monumental moment of reveal happens once every year. But even in an age of internet leaks and competing conferences, E3 is still incredibly exciting and still has the potential to be incredibly surprising.

What announcements are you hoping the industry has in store this show? These are ours – tell us yours in the comments below. (And if you’re wondering where games like GTA V or Half-Life 3 are, we’ve probably already covered them here, here, or here.)

7) Dance Central 2

It hasn’t been a year since the Kinect was released, and if you were one of the 10 million who purchased one there’s an excellent chance that the one game you’re still playing is Dance Central. While we cannot deny the joy we get from calling out the names of moves while trying to get down to “Teach Me How To Jerk”, we realize there were some glaring omissions that prevented this really good dance game from being a really great dance game. And, with the continued success of Kinect, it only makes sense that it’s best game so far comes out with a sequel sooner rather than later.

A widely reported Dance Central 2 survey hit earlier this year, so we know Harmonix already has their gears turning for the next round. A real multi-player option, rather than the tag-team style battle mode, a more detailed break it down section to allow you to practice a specific moves at your own pace, a scored freestyle section and even a create your own choreography option were just some of the features that were presented in it. We’ve got our dancing shoes waiting, Harmonix, here’s hoping you’ll be saving us space on the dance floor at E3 this year.

6) Halo: Combat Remade

Were you hoping to see Bungie’s secretive next game listed in our countdown? Don’t blame us for your disappointment – the developer confirmed earlier this month that it would definitely not have a presence at E3 2011. Besides, if the persistent (though officially denied) rumors of an MMO turn out to be true, we’re automatically a lot less interested in that particular reveal.

Ironically, a game Bungie made almost a decade ago – the possible remake of 2001’s Halo: Combat Evolved by 343 Industries – is what has us more excited. The original’s campaign is still the most satisfying, and the story the most comprehensible, of the entire franchise. Only a lack of online multiplayer and the repetitive nature of later levels (*cough* Library *cough) keep the first Halo from achieving modern masterpiece status, but both could be easily addressed during the upgrade. Do we even need to mention the obvious appeal of experiencing these classic moments and maps with graphic as good as, if not better than, those in Halo: Reach? Master Chief and Cortana, who haven’t appeared in a game since 2007, should theoretically look the best they’ve ever looked.


E3 Top 7

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  • Metagross - June 17, 2011 8:19 p.m.

    My analysis was like.. 95% right :D
  • Tate_Steinlage - June 6, 2011 4:34 a.m.

    Combat Evolved remake!! It's almost certain that it'll happen, but I am still soooo eager to see what they can do with it. My only concern with it is if 343 messes up with it even a bit, it'll ruin their rep with any future Halo titles or Halo projects.
  • Metagross - June 5, 2011 10:20 p.m.

    I think what with Skyward Sword being pushed back a lot that Super Mario 3DS needs either a July or EARLY August release. Gamers have been wanting for some good 3DS games for a while. Rayman 2 pfffftttt what console has that not been played on , Super Street Fighter 4 great game but I already have it on Wii ? We are getting Ocarina 3D shortly but it's not enough to fill the gap we gamers need , which Super Mario 3DS would fill and fill and fill some more ! I'm talking 120 individual stars give or take a couple of remakes here and there I would love to see a Galaxy form of Super Mario Bro's. 1-1 for a level where you pay coins or something. The 3DS is amazing . Project Café seem's incredible but right now I think Nintendo should do what they did with the 3DS announce it give a demo here and there and then pretend the announcement never happened and then have a conference where everything is revealed this time including the international price and release this would make people strive for more Project Café I for one would strive everywhere for project cafe news and be more hyped when it actually comes. Nintendo should do this and then repeat last year's plethora of 1st party games , Nintendo blew the show last year when they revealed the 3DS and a floor showing then continuing with Kirby,Donkey Kong and Zelda this ould be repeated but this time Nintendo should include Pokémon in their conference especially with the 3DS' abilities. With my massive Nintendo analaysis I figured I give Sony one too ;) Sony should give a price and release date for NGP and give a LOT of floor demos. 1st party games are a must for Sony at the moment especially what with the Hacking.. I think maybe a New LittleBigPlanet and God of War would break the house down along with some new Psn games. Microsoft (Meh cant leave Gates out) Microsoft are doing great lately selling kinect and those millions of consoles and all. Microsoft should save a new console announcement for next year if they want the NGP to die down so that they can milk it for a big release late next year heck they could announce the thing at E3 2011 and just shut up about until next year .. this gives time for people to cry over their 1st party 3DS games and the NGP release. Microsoft should play it safe and bag some exclusives like GTA 5 they should go all out on 1st party games , Halo , Fable , The Witcher 2 could use some screens on Xbox 360 and then an ORGASMIC amount of Kinect games. This is my E3 analysis that I made becuase I'm bored ;D
  • jmcgrotty - June 2, 2011 7:47 a.m.

    "the continued success of Kinect" - We have WILDLY different definitions of "success" I guess. I personally don't want to see any more FF's for a while (and I'm one that owns most of them so far). They've flooded the market and really need to take a few years and make it fresh again. As someone else said, this years E3 is very, very below average. It's just something to pass the time until the real new systems are announced next year. The one thing I really want to see happen is Nintendo stand up in front of a press conference and say "OK, we screwed up huge with the 3DS. We're immediately stopping production of it and doing a buy-back program for those we already suckered. Sorry." (to cut off claims of an anti-Nintendo bias by me, I also hope that the NGP gets cancelled immediately.)
  • shawksta - June 2, 2011 4:11 a.m.

    Nah chill, Luigis mansion needs a second chance to show how great and creative it was. I agree with most, Personally, after seeing Goodfeels take on Wario and Kirby with Warioland shake it and kirbys epic yarn, It would be interesting to see what they would do to yoshi.
  • Smeggs - June 1, 2011 9:55 p.m.

    I thought QuanticDream was working on some Jurrassic Park game or something?
  • rainmanruss - June 1, 2011 4:09 a.m.

    Dance Central 2... the MEGATON! Who knew they'd ever blow that dust of that franchise and bring it back to life. Everyone. Halo CE remake... we all know it's happening. Halo 1, looks like Halo 3... next! God of War 4? Really? Does anybody really want that? If we're making ridiculous wishes: Panzer Dragoon Saga 2! Metroid Dread! Starfox Wii! Castlevania 2D HD on Cafe! Metal Gear 5! Resident Evil 6! c'mon.
  • Dredgon - June 1, 2011 12:39 a.m.

    Battlefront 3!!!!!
  • Crypto140 - June 1, 2011 12:25 a.m.

    Star Wars Battlefront, and what ever happened to the Heavy Rain Chronicals? I want to trade in my Heavy Rain but I know once I do they will release more Chronicals.
  • Shforteenteen14 - May 31, 2011 11:51 p.m.

    Y'know what? I really hope a CE remake isn't what 343 has planned. All the fanboys are just going to complain how it wasn't as good as the original, and they'd probably be right. You can't "remake" nostalgia. The online would be terrible. 343 will probably put the 3sk Pistol back in (to make the "die-hard" fans happy), but they probably won't remove Aim Assist (to make it accessable to the "Average Joe"). Bad combo, if you thought the DMR spam was bad... Plus, like you said (kind of), Chief's last installment was in '07. Since then it's been "Halo... BUT DIFFERENT!". A Halo CE remake campaign would either A) Suck, like I said before B) Be exactly the same, like Foxhound300 said. Reach was an utter failure because Bungie tried to make it classic and new at the same time. I have a strong feeling a CE remake would end up the same. But you know what? I still have faith in 343. I just hope they release Halo 4 instead of another "not-quite-a-sequel".
  • babyhenchy1 - May 31, 2011 10:29 p.m.

    You guys are missing the most obvious one: Bayonetta 2.
  • BishopofHippo93 - May 31, 2011 8:06 p.m.

    Shadow Complex 2, please.
  • Kieran712 - May 31, 2011 3:48 p.m.

    MGS5? Anyone?
  • philipshaw - May 31, 2011 3:28 p.m.

    Good list. I want to see a new MGS
  • The_Tingler - May 31, 2011 3:15 p.m.

    What a dull, dull list. God of War 4 - are you serious? If there's one game that does not need another sequel, it's that. Final Fantasy XV - not a chance, PS3 hasn't even got the last one yet, and even announcing it would get a round of mocking. From me.
  • CitizenWolfie - May 31, 2011 9:07 a.m.

    I think God of War 3 ended pretty well and I didn't feel the need to have more of Kratos after. Maybe something a bit further in time featuring the love child of Kratos and Aphrodite (from the GOW3 mini-game)? It could even incorporate the battle of the 300. It'd be quite interesting to see a new mythology set though; perhaps Norse mythology as it features similar kinds of Gods and their distorted relationships as Greek mythology. Otherwise I'd love to have a Grim Fandango HD remake or a brand new Monkey Island.
  • jameshalsey - May 31, 2011 8:34 a.m.

    An announcement from Rockstar about a sequel to any of their previous big-hitters would satisfy me (other than that table-tennis game....)
  • quincytheodore - May 31, 2011 7:20 a.m.

    In FF XIII defense, I think the characters are okay, not great or Bioware's level, but it's not as cliche as the others JRPG. For one time, FF doesn't use princess / damsel-in-distress. It's not "Main hero... and six other people... save the world!" Sure, it needs more polish, but it's a step to good direction, compared to the previous, XII. You know what would be awesome, Persona 5. I mean, seriously, the franchise is successful critically and almost commercially. I'd buy it... Come on, Atlus
  • jhab007 - May 31, 2011 6:43 a.m.

    Hey Gamesradar.. are you ok?
  • Cloud1Fair3 - May 31, 2011 4:51 a.m.

    Oh my god. Fellow gamesradar-ers(?), I'm proud to see some of you as well appreciate the awesomeness that is The Legend of Dragoon. A sequel would be nothing short of mind-blowing. Just be smart Sony and re-boot that franchise to represent RPGs. Also, if God of War 4 does happen it should focus on a new pantheon of Gods as Kratos single handedly destroys all ancient mythology ushering in the age of reason. That or he unleashes chaos from its slumber.