E3 2011 Day 1 Recap Highlights

Most everything worth noting… so far!

A decent amount went down on day one of this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo, and so we provide you this handy, video-heavy recap to ease your search for info. Click through to check out videos and reveals for Ninja Gaiden 3, Mass Effect 3, Uncharted 3… and more stuff that we promise doesn't end in 3.

 

If you want my honest appraisal of day 1, it was… ok. Look, I LOVE E3. I love watching these bloated press conferences and soaking up information on games I won't get to play for a year or so. That said, I'm still not thrilled about the focus on stuff like Microsoft's Kinect and Sony's Move. Until they prove real, exciting games can be viably controlled by these methods, I'll remain pretty unenthused.

 

Still, lots of fun stuff coming out so far! Check out some videos and various announcements below.

 

Armored Core V E3 Trailer Released

Bioware Announces Kinect Voice Support for Mass Effect 3

 

Ninja Gaiden 3: Gameplay Walkthrough Part 1

 

 

Halo 4 Kicks Off Brand New Trilogy

 

 

Gears of War 3 Co-op Footage

Yes, that's Ice T playing the game. He promised a new Body Count (his '90s thrash group) song just for Epic.

 

 

Bioshock Infinite E3 2011 Teaser Video

 

 

Street Fighter X Tekken Also Headed to Playstation Vita

 

Capcom's Yoshihiro Ono came on stage during Sony's E3 presser to talk about Street Fighter X Tekken. It came appropriately after Sony finished showing off their next portable, Playstation Vita, as Capcom is producing a version of the game specifically for the platform. Cole, the protagonist from Sucker Punch's Infamous series, has been added as a fighter exclusive to Sony.

 

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Sony's Playstation Vita Portable Name, Price Point Announced

 

Despite the official name floating around for a day or so prior to E3's kickoff, Sony officially announced the name of their PSP successor at their press conference: Playstation Vita. Forget about that, though, because the real surprise is the price point. $249.99 nets you the WiFi only version of Vita, while the 3G/WiFi version will retail for $299.99.

 

Not bad for consumers, but with the touchscreen, dual analogs, rear touch interface, and processing power inside this bad boy, I can't imagine Sony won't be eating a substantial loss per unit. Check out this arrival trailer for Vita:

 

 

Awesome Uncharted 3 Developer Walkthrough

 

 

Nintendo is today! So, what were YOUR personal E3 day 1 highlights?

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