Microsoft’s Major Nelson (Larry Hryb) sent out a tweet earlier this evening – which is usually nothing to write an article about. The big deal about this particular tweet was that it included a link to a trailer for Microsoft’s E3 coverage that announced the inclusion of several familiar faces.
Larry Hryb will be joined by:
and Jessica Chobot.
The obvious “missing link” is Adam Sessler, who has moved on to Revision3 Games, where I’m sure he will be managing and hosting E3 coverage next week.
For more information on how to watch Microsoft’s coverage of E3, head over to Major Nelson’s blog.
The following image began floating around the interwebs today and claims to be a partial screenshot of Microsoft’s E3 game lineup.
According to user Jignx via this thread on NeoGAF, the games that Microsoft will show at E3 are as follows:
BANJO KAZOOIE 4
HALO: SPARTAN ASSAULT
DEAD RISING 3
Mirror’s edge 2
Rainbow 6 PATRIOTS
Brother in Arms
League of Legends
While some titles’ presence on the list are no-brainers, other titles (Prey 2 mainly, based on this Kotaku article) don’t make any sense at all.
Gamingbolt breaks the image down with additional explanations for the appearance of some titles on the list as well:
Top left: Banjo Kazooie Grunty Land (Rare’s historic IP was previously confirmed via polygon)
Middle Top: Forza Motorsport 5 already announced as a launch title
Middle Left: Halo: Spartan Assault was recently registered via Microsoft domain
Center: Fable IV Lionhead Studios has opened up new Fable forums earlier today confirming the sequel for the next-generation Fable experience
Middle Right: Hard to tell due to letters being cut of but could be Dead Rising 3 or something to do with Zombies.
Bottom Left: Can’t tell because we can only see a piece of the symbol.
Bottom Center: Quantum Break was already announced on May 21st during Xbox One’s reveal.
Bottom Right: Halo 5 and that is a no-brainer since 343 studios was already hard at work for next-generation Halo.
We now have one week to go for official confirmation, and I’ll be blogging it for a few of you out there!
UPDATE: “Halo: Spartan Assault” was confirmed this morning and will be coming to Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 July 2013. (via Major Nelson).
“Fable: Anniversary” was also confirmed.
THURSDAY, JUNE 6
Konami Pre-E3 Show
10:00 AM PDT
MONDAY, June 10
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PDT
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
TUESDAY, June 11
Nintendo (Via an Online Nintendo Direct)
7:00 AM PDT
FYI: Most posts will happen during these times!