E3 2013’s Comic Book Video Games
E3 is the biggest yearly convention for video games. A lot of the big news this year surrounded the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4. Plenty of other websites have covered them in depth so I won’t retread their ground, but I thought it’d be fun to look at what comic book related goodies came out of E3 2013.
The Walking Dead: 400 Days
TellTale’s Walking Dead adventure game was a massive hit, at E3 they announced that we’re getting a new bonus episode before season 2 arrives in the form of 400 Days. The new chapter stars five different characters who each have their own story.
DC Universe Online Is Coming To PS4
MMORPG DC Universe Online has been out for a while now but the game is getting a new Playstation 4 version. Set to launch alongside the console, this new version features improved graphics but the same familiar gameplay. Also announced is a companion app coming first to iOS and then Android. Best of all the game is said to remain free and not require a PS+ account.
Batman Arkham Origins Still Looks Awesome
There were some worries that Arkham Origins might not live up to the quality of Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, due to the change in developers. But feedback from those who actually played the game at E3 was very positive stating it felt just like the earlier games. There was also a new character reveal that I won’t spoil here just in case you’re deliberately avoiding information. But for those who don’t mind you can watch the new trailer here. Also, don’t forget there’s a Playstation Vita spin-off on the way too.
DC’s entry into the MOBA genre (if you’re unfamiliar with the term think of League of Legends or DOTA) is starting to come together. The DC roster of characters is huge and putting them in a multiplayer game like this seems an absolute perfect fit. Want to read about how they game is shaping up? Check out some impressions here.
Speaking of DC’s huge roster, Scribblenauts Unmasked will include over 2000 DC characters! Scribblenauts is the popular game franchise that allows players to summon and modify almost anything they can imagine to help them solve the game’s puzzles. The games are already incredibly fun so adding in all this DC goodness? Sounds like it’ll be even better.
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
Having covered DC twice in their LEGO Batman games, TT Games are now working away at a LEGO Marvel game. With E3 came a brand new trailer for the game. If you’ve enjoyed any of the previous LEGO games then it looks like this one is going to be just as good.
What are you looking forward to that we saw at E3? Let me know on Twitter at @PanelsAndPixels.