Microsoft's E3 Press Conference 2012

Microsoft's E3 Press Conference 2012

As for gameplay, we saw a player get Halo Waypoint data on a tablet while playing Halo 4. Pretty cool indeed.

Oh, and don't forget that Internet Explorer is finally coming to Xbox 360, fully integrated with both Kinect and SmartGlass. Yes, you'll be able to search the web using a mobile device or even your own voice and body as the controller.

But let's get back to the games. That's why we're all here, after all.

Brand new Tomb Raider footage was shown, with some insights into Lara's bow and arrow skills. At one point, she set an arrow aflame, which she then shot into some leaking gasoline to cause all sorts of chaos. She was also able to shoot a hanging lantern to drop it onto some enemies. She even stabbed a dude with an arrow. Brutal. As the gameplay footage faded, were told that the first Tomb Raider DLC will be an Xbox 360 timed exclusive.

Microsoft's E3 Press Conference 2012

Next up were three super fast world premieres. The team behind Toy Soldiers is bringing us Ascend: New Gods, which seems to feature a lot of stabbing and a boss fight that reminds us of Shadow of the Colossus. Next up was LocoCycle, which stars Iris, a female cadet at an assassin's school. Oh, did we mention that she's actually a futuristic motorcycle? Last of the world premieres was Matter, which is made for Kinect and features some hovering A.I. spheres. We barely saw enough to even figure out what we were seeing, but it was enough to get us interested nonetheless.

Resident Evil 6 showed off some gameplay with Leon taking on the classic shambling brand of zombies that put the Resident Evil series on the map in the first place. However, instead of the clumsy control style of the PSOne RE outings, this looks closer to a modern third-person shooter. Leon was able to fire his gun while tolling on the ground, take corner cover, and throw grenades. After way more explosions than we were able to count, the footage ended with Leon in a nightclub completely surrounded by zombies.

Then we were shown how Microsoft plans to ape Angry Birds with Wreckateer. This game lets you fire a ballista by actually performing the actions via Kinect, then put spin on the projectile by waving your arms. Additional ammo types were shown off, including one type that splits into four in the air and another that sprouts wings and is able to be piloted. Expect this one to crash down this summer.

Matt Stone and Trey Parker dropped by to show off South Park: The Stick of Truth, which will probably offend pretty much everyone. It includes Jesus and several bad words, and is said to make players feel like they're actually in South Park. Of course, with players actually running around South Park, the town finally had to actually be mapped out. Want to know where Cartman's house is in relation to the school? Well, you will find out once you get your hands on The Stick of Truth.

Microsoft's E3 Press Conference 2012

After a brief Dance Central 3 session with Usher himself, we were shown gameplay footage of Black Ops 2. Perhaps the coolest thing about this footage was seeing the protagonist command flying attack drones with a device built into his watch. It was awesome.

Expect more info on Black Ops 2 in the coming days, as well as closer looks at most of the rest of the games we saw teased today.

Josh Wirtanen
Editor / News Director
Date: June 4, 2012

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