E3 2012: Hot video games at the convention
At the E3 video game convention in LA, loads of hot new titles are being unveiled. Our Adam Balkin is wading through many of them to show which seem to be garnering the most interest.
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A convention center full of video games, yet somehow, a handful always seem to draw more of the attention. With Assassin's Creed for example, there's just something about the realism of these titles that transports you back to other times. Assassin's Creed 3 is set during the American Revolution, complete with some cameos from George Washington.
“We have everything from a frontier landscape and then from there we go into the cities of Boston and New York, you're going to be playing in full accurate reconstructions, on top of that we also have an incredibly varied naval experience,” said Steven Masters, Ubisoft.
And considering Avengers the movie is smashing all sorts of box office records, it's safe to say this upcoming Avengers title for the Kinect is garnering just a bit of interest.
“What you do in the game, it's like launching the most powerful attack you can do like the Hulk Smash. You raise your arm and hit the ground, like Wolverine's claws you slash the enemy, so it's all the cool stuff you can do in the game,” said Charles Benoit, Ubisoft.
And finally, if you like that idea of virtually becoming your favorite character from a movie or book, then without question, any game that has that name in the title is certain to become a member of your must have list.
“We wanted to take all eight movies and allow the players to basically replay their favorite moments from all the different movies. So for example, there's a dueling club in here you use voice commands, you call out spells you want to cast and then to cast you simply do a wand motion just like you see the cast in the movies do,” said Joel Seider, Warner Bros.
The title also allows you to do everything from compete in a Quiddich match - you have to actually reach out and grab the snitch - to hunting down horcruxes with Dumbledore at your side.