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E3 2013 is only a few days away and every company is getting their bodies ready. SEGA is among the crowd, as the publisher has just unveiled their lineup of games for the show.

Sonic Lost World is an easy confirmation. The Wii U exclusive is set to wow, with a solid reveal and great fan reaction getting the ball rolling.

Castle of Illusion will also make a return at E3 this year. The remake is overflowing with nostalgia, and many players can't wait to relive the memories, or, in the case of the young ones, experience a classic.

Total War: Rome II is shaping up to be a fantastic strategy game. SEGA is eager to show off the game at the show.

Company of Heroes 2 is set to steal the show. The game was originally planned to be published by THQ, but the company met a tragic end. The game releases at the end of this month, so SEGA is giving the title one final push.

Wrapping up the list is The Cave. The Double Fine title released back in January on PC, eShop, PSN, and Xbox Live.

That's SEGA's E3 lineup, although there is certainly room for surprises. What do you think? Sound off in the comments below.

The latest Thief game has had a troubling development cycle. However, the game finally has a solid vision and a release window. Square Enix and Eidos Montreal are bringing Thief to the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in 2014.

To buy a ticket to the E3 hype train, a live action trailer for the game has been produced. There is no actual gameplay shown, which may worry fans. With the game's bumpy road to release, many Thief lovers are anxious to see how the game plays on the show floor.

Despite all this, the live action trailer for Thief is very slick and enticing. I can't wait to see the game in action next week.

To see the trailer, hit the jump!

Atlus has confirmed via GTTV that the company has picked up the publishing rights to Zombie Studios' first-person horror game Daylight. The scares are randomly generated, so the player will never be prepared for a scare.

Here's the game's official description.

"Waking up in an abandoned hospital with only your cell phone for illumination, you explore the institution's dark criminal past as you attempt to escape. In Daylight no two experiences are the same, and it is best played alone in the dark.

Daylight introduces gamers to a procedurally generated world that replicates the horrifying nature of Daylight over and over again, but creates a different environment for each new game. Each time the player begins a new game, they experience a new world with new content and encounters; from the layout of the building and the things they seek to the events they encounter, it is never the same experience twice."

Daylight arrives in 2014 on PlayStation 4. It is a download-only title on PSN.

For some screenshots and a trailer, hit the jump!

Activision has announced the next entry in the blockbuster Skylanders series will be coming to Sony's next generation system, as well as Microsoft's. The game was already announced for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Wii, and 3DS.

Vicarious Visions is currently handling the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii U development. They are now also working on the two new versions for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Beenox is taking responsibility for the Wii version, and n-Space is developing the 3DS version.

Skylanders Swap Force will release in North America on October 13th, Australia on October 16th, and Europe on October 18th. The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions have no announced release date.

Microsoft may have just dug itself into an even deeper hole; a source on NeoGAF (who has posted frequently correct rumors previously) has said that Microsoft has resorted to paying off third parties in order to gain an upper hand at E3. Both Sony and Microsoft have revealed their consoles early, and stated that their focus was going to be on games at the conference this year, so creating the illusion that the Xbox One will have more games than the PS4 would give Microsoft a definite advantage.

Keep in mind this is just a rumor. I'm currently checking the credentials of the rumor myself, and we'll be sure to keep you up to speed as more information either confirming or invalidating this statement comes to light.


As the sun sets into the west, we come to the fourth day of our special Gamnesia E3 roundtables. Jackson isn't here tonight, and I'm incredibly lazy by nature, so we won't have any delightful puns in our titles - and you'll have to stare into the deathly maw of the infamous Mr. Caffeine. I sometimes wonder what sort of cosmic, abyssal horror lives within his very soul.

Speaking of bizarre Ubisoft press conference factoids, tonight we focus on the ubiquitous third party publishers of the gaming sphere and what impact they'll have on this year's E3 - and there is quite a bit of material to cover. Will they once again dominate like last year, even with the new console announcements?

Read on!

Yes, you read that title correctly. Sony is set to show off over 40 games next week at E3, spread across the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita. Now, you may be asking yourself, "What could all of these games be?" Well, let's start our little analysis.

We know that we'll be seeing Beyond: Two Souls from Quantic Dream, Destiny from Bungie, DriveClub from Evolution Studios, The Evil Within from Tango GameWorks, Gran Turismo 6 from Polyphony Digital, inFAMOUS: Second Son from Sucker Punch Productions, Killzone: Shadow Fall and Killzone Mercenary from Guerrilla Games, The Last of Us from Naughty Dog, Tearaway from Media Molecule, and Wolfenstein: The New Order from MachineGames. If you count those up, that's only 11 of the 40+ promised games; what could the rest be?

I would imagine that we will see some third party games, such as Battlefield and/or Call of Duty; additionally, as I predicted in Gamnesia's Sony Roundtable, I think we'll see the next LittleBigPlanet, Crash Bandicoot, and All-Stars Battle Royale games. But that's just a hunch; other suggestions from the staff include Resistance and Uncharted.

What games do you think will be present? What would you like to see? Tune in to Gamnesia on Monday at 8 PM Central Time to find out!

The famous Japanese game publisher Capcom has revealed its E3 2013 lineup. A user on Neogaf posted a quote from Capcom's press office detailing what the company is planning to bring to the show. The list includes DuckTales: Remastered, Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara, Lost Planet 3, Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies, and "a big surprise."

"Come join us at this year's E3 Expo to experience all new versions of forthcoming releases DuckTales: Remastered, Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara and Lost Planet 3 as well as the debut of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies. And what's more, we have a big surprise to share with you. To find out what it is you'll have to head to booth # 2101 in the South Hall of the LA Convention Center."

Remember, Capcom recently launched a 30th anniversary website, and on that website is a countdown. So it appears there's a good chance that when that countdown hits zero in four days and six hours, Capcom will draw back the curtain on our "big surprise" for E3 2013. Tune into Gamnesia for coverage of the event!

Bethesda has released The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Legendary Edition today. It features the main game, along with the three released DLC expansions (Dawnguard, Hearthfire and Dragonborn), and if you haven't played the game yet, this is the time. Especially when you want to play it on PC, because it sells at the healthy price of $44.99.

The game takes place two hundred years after the last one in the northernmost part of the continent of the Elder Scrolls world. Skyrim faces the return of Alduin, the World Eater, and his army of dragons. You are the Dragonborn, a legendary warrior with the soul of a dragon. Dragonborns can absorb the souls of slain dragons to grow more powerful, and you have to oppose Alduin, lest he destroy the world.

The game is still incredibly good after two years, and it's got more than 200 Game of the Year awards up its sleeve, so it's definitely worth checking out.

Blizzard's newest entry into the popular Diablo franchise will see a fresh release on current-gen consoles on September 3. A PlayStation 3 release was announced this February during the PlayStation 4 reveal, and an Xbox 360 version was confirmed earlier today by Activision.

Released last May for PC, Diablo III has since sold more than 12 million copies. Its launch was plagued by issues pertaining to the always-online requirement, including overloaded servers that prevented many from playing for days. There has also been some controversy surrounding the most prominent feature of the game, the Real-Money Action House, which recently suffered from a duping glitch that threatened to collapse the in-game economy before it was fixed.

For further details, continue past the jump.


Notice anything funny about the Facebook post above, taken from Microsoft's Dutch page? No? Let me help you out.

The page, in an attempt to create a hype before E3, asked its viewers if they could recognize the four games pictured. The bottom two are from Madden 25 and Call of Duty: Ghosts, while the top one is from Forza 5. And the second one? It's a screenshot from Killzone: Shadow Fall. Yes, the PlayStation 4 exclusive being developed by Guerrilla Games, a company owned by Sony.

Was this a flub by Microsoft's social media manager? Probably; why advertise the competitor's product? Who knows, maybe he's a Killzone fan.

Hop inside for a larger look at the post.

Ubisoft has announced that three books will accompany the release of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag later this year. The first title, which shares the same name as the game, will be published by Penguin Books in the UK on November 7th, and in the US by Ace Books on November 26th.

The novel, penned by Oliver Bowden, will be an origin story for the game's protagonist Edward Kenway. According to Ubisoft, the novel will follow Kenway's life from his start as a privateer all the way through to the time he gets involved in the Templar-Assassin war.

The second book, The Art of Assassin's Creed, will be published by Titan Books on October 28th. 500 special edition copies will be made featuring a special slipcase and two signed concept art prints.

The third book, the official strategy guide, will be made available on the day of the game's release thanks to the folks at Prima and Piggyback. I'm sure this doesn't come as a surprise to anyone.

As a reminder, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag will be available on October 29th for just about every platform out there: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U, and PC. I'm most curious to see how the Wii U version will turn out. What platform will you be getting it on? Will you be getting the books? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Develop (Press Release)


Happy Wednesday, folks! The Electronic Entertainment Expo is only a week away! The Gamnesia writing staff has been beefed up for the occasion, and our very own Colin McIsaac will be attending the show! Colin will be offering exclusive previews and impressions. You can see an in-depth look at our E3 plans right here. Go on, take a look! But you have to come back!

Done? Good. Let's move on to our third roundtable!

In today's discussion, we will be compiling our opinions and predictions of Sony's E3 prospects. Is the PlayStation 4 really that great? What the hell is Gaikai? Does anyone own a PS Vita?

Without further ado, let's begin! Well... after the jump.

Michael Pachter is a brilliant gaming analyst working for Wedbush Securities, a financial and investment firm. Michael Pachter, a financial wizard himself, is well-known for researching video game-related topics. His opinions and predictions, though usually greeted with bane by many in the gaming community, come to fruition more often than not. We gamers tend to only understand games and how to play them. Michael Pachter, however, understands the business side of things. Sometimes that comes to a head when his predictions don't coincide with the opinions of gamers. However, gamers tend to have to swallow their pride, as Michael Pachter's theories usually prove true. 

In an article on GameSpot, it was reported that "Pachter [...] believes the Xbox One will retail for $400, while the PlayStation 4 will debut at $350." Patcher said that his "pricing estimations are based on bill of materials figures of $275 for the PS4 and $325 for the Xbox One."  (Quotes pulled from an article on GameSpot by Eddie Makuch)

For more infomation on this story, read further inside! 

Square Enix, the Japanese game publisher most notably behind the Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, and Dragon Quest franchises, has revealed a list of their already-announced titles which will be shown or playable at E3 2013. The list includes six titles, two of which are from Square Enix's highly acclaimed subsidiary Eidos Montreal. However, to the disappointment of many, the long-awaited Final Fantasy 13 Versus is not among the confirmed games.

Keep in mind that this is not a final list, as Square Enix certainly wouldn't display the names of any unannounced titles before their official unveiling. Now without further ado, here's Square Enix's currently announced lineup: Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, and Thief.

Square Enix has created a Youtube channel entitled "Square Enix Presents," where they will broadcast live video during E3 2013. Personally, I'm most interested in seeing Thief. Which games, if any, are you looking forward to from Square Enix this E3?