In just a few hours, E3 will begin, and that means tons of game reveals and big announcements coming from the big three companies. Sony will definitely talk a lot about PSN Plus and the PS Vita; Microsoft is a bit of a mystery at this point but will definitely promote more Kinect stuff, and Nintendo will be all about their new console the Wii U. This has been somewhat like a tradition every year now. Every year I do an all-nighter in order to watch each press conference from each company live via streams. it's just one of my things, and this year will be no different. planning to head out now to stock up on some chips, but before that - Here are the schedules of when each big press conferences will take place.
Microsoft Press Conference - June 4 9:30 am - 11:00 am PT ( June 5 12:30 AM - 2:00 AM PH time)
EA Press Conference - June 4 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PT ( June 5 4:00 AM - 5:oo AM PH time)
Ubisoft Press Conference - June 4 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PT (June 5 6:oo AM - 7:00 AM PH time)
Sony Press Conference - June 4 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PT ( June 5 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM PH time)
Nintendo Press Conference - June 5 9:00 am - 10:00 am PT ( June 6 12:00 AM - 1:00 AM PH time)
- Game trailers
What I expect in this year's E3 from the big three
This is going to be an interesting E3. With Nintendo obviously going full force with their new console the Wii U, I wonder what Sony and Microsoft has in store for us. The Wii U is definitely in the spotlight right now, so hopefully they give us a better presentation of the console compared to last time's disaster . Here's what I'm expecting during the press conference of each big companies - Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo.
Microsoft Press Conference - Just like last year, they will try to win the attention of the casual crowd with more Kinect announcements. In games - I bet they will start the show with a gameplay trailer of Halo 4, then followed by some Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Fable: The Journey will show up, and hopefully new Xbox 360 exclusives will be revealed. I also don't expect a new console coming from Microsoft this year. Next year though...
Sony Press Conference - Not expecting much from Sony this year. Might start slow. Get the boring stuff out-of-the-way and start the trailer showing with a Dead Space 3 demo or trailer. Either that, or a trailer for God of War: Ascension. They will talk about the future of PSN Plus and what to expect with the PS Vita since it's actually doing pretty well. Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale will make an appearance and possibly more PS Move games. No PS3 successor will be announced.
Nintendo Press Conference - Most likely they will start off with 3DS news then shift to what we all have been waiting for - The Wii U presentation. Honestly, I think its going to be all Wii U. It's functions, the number of games on day one release, and an actual demonstration of the console's power. Nintendo needs to impress since they plan to release the console during christmas. They also announced way back that a new Super Mario was being developed for the Wii U, so that's definitely going to be showcased.
If you have anything else to share during this event, do hit the comments. I'll be doing quick posts of each big announcement as much as I can during the event.