E3 2012 iPhone And iPad Games We Can't Wait To See
Just a small glimpse at what the big show will offer.
You can bet that next week's Electronic Entertainment Expo (otherwise known as E3 2012) will have plenty of eye candy, from Sega's Aliens: Colonial Marines to just about everything on Nintendo's Wii U. That said, we'll do our best to complete the task at hand, which involves seeing as many iPhone and iPad games as humanly possible. With this in mind, and a packed meeting schedule staring right back at us, here are the iOS titles we're most looking forward to.
Infinity Blade Dungeons
After weeks of teasing us, Epic Games will finally put its Infinity Blade spinoff in our hands. Not sure how long the demo will be, but it should be enough time to settle into this Diablo-inspired dungeon crawler. A few crushed monsters here, a little loot gathering there. Who knows? Perhaps we'll even get a chance to experience the enjoyable looking blacksmith mini-game.
Galaxy on Fire 2: Supernova
We have nothing but love for Fishlab's console-sized iOS effort, and the developer plans to showcase Supernova, the next piece of downloadable content that should make an outstanding game even better. The ambitious DLC tacks on another 10 hours to Galaxy on Fire 2, adding new characters, missions, spacecraft and stations to explore. We'll attempt to contain ourselves.
F5 Games reached out to schedule an appointment for Pocket Heroes, an RPG with a lot of potential. Built using 8-bit style visuals, the adventure lets up to four players team up to battle monsters via turn-based gameplay. There are six unique character classes, 20 enemy types (rat-faced vermin, FYI) and in-game chatting. Retro appearance, modern-day features. We like it.
Final Fantasy Dimensions
Square Enix has been a huge mobile supporter, and the publisher hopes to make an E3 impact with Final Fantasy Dimensions, an all-new game set to debut on "i" devices this summer. We've heard it'll draw from the best the Final Fantasy series has to offer, and can only hope that means spiky-haired heroes, gorgeous cut scenes and a deep job system.
Surprises from Disney, Chillingo, Bulkypix and Gameloft
Still no word on what these companies will have on display. So mysterious.