E3 2013 was attended by nearly 50,000 people. The ESA reports that 48,200 video game industry professionals, investor analysts, journalists, and retailers from 102 countries were at the expo.
“This year’s E3 showcased the best that our industry has to offer and channeled the immense energy, drive, and enthusiasm for video games onto a global stage,” said Michael D. Gallagher, president and CEO of the ESA, the trade association that represents U.S. computer and video game publishers. “Thanks to our members and exhibitors’ boundless capacity for innovation, billions of consumers are seeing the future of our industry through this outstanding landscape of creativity, technology and content.”
A total of 28,000 hotel room was rented during the nights. A revenue totaling $40 million was collected.
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII gameplay walkthroughs have been posted online. Several outlets have posted off-screen footage shot during E3.
Screenshots from the E3 presentation of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been released. In the screens we see Geralt battling monsters both in the open but also in the forests.
“I was thinking of all the many fans who have been impatient for it since Kingdom Hearts II and the continued spin-offs, so I revealed it beside Final Fantasy XV,” he said. Nomura promises “flashy combat and a new aerial fighting” for Sora.
The game is being developed on the Luminous engine with “over-specifications”, most likely in a PC environment. From there the game will be ported to both PS4 and Xbox One. A special l “Kingdom Shader” will also be used to give Sora and the rest, “visuals adjusted differently for each world to suit its motif.”
As you can see in the announcement trailer above, the last few scenes show some footage which we belied was actual gameplay. Nomura admitted it was not gameplay, but a movie. Due to time constraint they couldn’t prepare actual gameplay. However, he claims it represents the “visual possibilities that are capable in real-time.”
All of the E3 trailers from Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z have been uploaded on YouTube, screenshots are available, too! In the upcoming game we play as a new protagonist named Yaiba Kamikaze who is out for revenge against Ryu Hayabusa. Hayabusa is the original protagonist of the Ninja Gaiden series, who kills Kamikaze in the beginning of the game. Read More…