Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: E3 2012

Konami Pre-E3 Show: Kiefer Sutherland signs on as Snake, and more

Konami now has their pre-E3 presentation up for viewing. Check it out to see the latest on Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, Metal Gear Solid V, Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection, and PES 2014. For a hint at what’s in store: Kiefer Sutherland is now the voice of Snake.

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Convention, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

E3 2012 – Konami: Castlevania: LoS 2, Metal Gear Rising demo

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 (360, PS3) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Konami held their pre-E3 show last night and kicked the expo off with a number of announcements. Castlevania, Metal Gear Solid, and the Karoke series were all accounted for, as well as news that a new studio has launched to focus on mobile gaming and all things social.

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3DS, Convention, PlayStation 3 News, Wii News, Xbox 360 News

E3 2012 – Sega: Aliens: Colonial Marines screens released

Aliens: Colonial Marines (360, PC, PS3) E3 2012 Screenshots - Screenshot 1

Sega has released four new screenshots from Gearbox’s Aliens: Colonial Marines. The upcoming squad-based first-person shooter is scheduled to launch on February 12 for the 360, PC, and PS3, and later in 2013 for the Wii U.

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Convention, PlayStation 3 News, Wii U, Xbox 360 News

E3 2012 – Sony: Beyond: Two Souls, LittleBigPlanet Vita, and more

The Last of Us (PS3) E3 2012 Screenshots - Screenshot 1

Sony’s focus on E3 has been the integration of the PS Vita experience with the PS3, as well as the continuation of some of their more popular lines and the expansion of their multimedia offerings. The entire Sony hardware and software lineup—Move, PS3, PS Vita, PSN—was touched on.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News

E3 2012 – Ubisoft: ACIII Liberation, Splinter Cell, Watch Dogs, ZombiU

Splinter Cell Blacklist (360, PC, PS3) E3 2012 Announcement - Screenshot 4

Ubisoft has had a surprisingly busy E3 2012. From the return of Rayman for a new Wii U adventure to the open-world, open-ended action title Watch Dogs. And of course, there were zombies, assassins, and Fishers in abundance.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Wii U, Xbox 360 News

E3 2012 – Capcom: DmC, Lost Planet 3, Resident Evil 6, SF X Tekken

DmC Devil May Cry (360, PC, PS3) E3 2012 Screenshots - Screenshot 6

Capcom’s major announcements—Resident Evil 6, Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collector’s Set—were all made well before E3. However, they still had plenty to show with new shots of DmC Devil May Cry, Lost Planet 3, Resident Evil 6, and Street Fighter X Tekken for Vita.

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DLC, PC News, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News, Xbox 360 News

E3 2012 – Bethesda: Dawnguard, TES Online, Dishonored, and more

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (360, PC, PS3) Dawnguard DLC E3 Screenshots - Screenshot 1

Bethesda made their major announcements prior to E3, but that doesn’t mean that they didn’t have plenty to show. The studio released several new screenshots from their upcoming lineup, including The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Dawnguard expansion (360, PC, and PS3), The Elder Scrolls Online (Mac, PC), Doom 3 BFG Edition (360, PC, PS3), and Dishonored (360, PC, PS3).

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Convention, DLC, PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

E3 2012 – Warner Bros.: Arkham City Armored Edition Wii U bound

Batman Arkham City Armored Edition (Wii U) E3 2012 Announcement - Screenshot 1

The Dark Knight will be making his way to the Wii U later this year. Warner Bros. has announced that WB Games Montréal is reconfiguring Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham City for the Wii U and Wii U GamePad, and will be releasing the new version as Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition. In addition to GamePad support, the Armored Edition will also include all of the content from the base game and all of the DLC released to date. It will also introduce the Battle Armored Tech (B.A.T.) mode and new Armored Suits for Batman and Catwoman. The suits allow players to build up kinectic energy during combat, and then release it by engaging the B.A.T. mode, dealing additional damage.

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Convention, Wii U

E3 2012 – EA: Dead Space 3, Battlefield 3 Premium, and more

Dead Space 3 (360, PC, PS3) Announcement - Screenshot 1

EA covered most their major franchises today, with news about the future of Dead Space, a reimagined Need for Speed, a new program for Battlefield 3, and the Medal of Honor Warfighter Limited Edition pre-order extras.

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E3 2012 – Atlus: Zeno Clash 2, Sherlock Holmes, Code of Princess

Zeno Clash 2 (360, PC, PS3) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Atlus has announced that they have acquired the North American publishing rights to Zeno Clash II and The Testament of Sherlock Holmes. They also revealed additional details about their upcoming 3DS side-scrolling beat ‘em up, with a slight RPG twist, Code of Princess.

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