This year's E3 had a few things to get excited about, but it was certainly nothing like last year's. In fact, it almost felt like it had the volume turned down in comparison. And this is making me scratch my head, because there were plenty of things game companies could have done to grab our attention (besides celebrities, wicked awesome parties, and booth babes, I mean.) Here are ten things we wish would have happened at E3 2012.
Back in the day, we were told that NAMCO Bandai and Capcom were both working on fighting game crossovers involving Street Fighter and Tekken franchises. Capcom delivered with Street Fighter X Tekken (though it ended up being quite a controversial title), but NAMCO's been a bit less diligent on the production of Tekken X Street Fighter. Come on, NAMCO, we want to Hadoken Jin Kazama in 3D. Any day now.
It's hard to not be excited whenever there's a brand new console on the horizon. With the Wii U just months away, Nintendo was in a position to completely hog the E3 spotlight this year. Yet the Wii U's presence was almost difficult to get excited about. I think the problem stems from Nintendo's inability to explain the Wii U's features to their consumer base. And this is a huge problem for the company. Look, Nintendo, you're probably sitting on a gold mine with the Wii U, but the system's potential means nothing if you can't make people excited about it. Show me something that leaves me giggling and wetting myself with unbridled anticipation.
And speaking of the Wii U, why do we still not have a price point or a launch date? We're suspecting it's a system we're going to have to save up for, which is going to be quite difficult if we don't know how much we're going to spend and when. Do us a favor, Ninty; give us some info so the financially insecure among us can plan our budgets around this. Otherwise we might have to skip it at launch.