With the Electronics Entertainment Expo (E3 2012) set to kick off on June 5th at the Los Angeles Convention Center, we thought we’d bring you a preview of some of the major video games that are going to be on display. This year will feature a new installment in the Halo franchise, a return to form for the groundbreaking Tomb Raider series and a few new LEGO games that will please fans of DC heroes and Lord of the Rings alike. There’s also talk of a new game from LucasArts, titled Star Wars 1313 but unfortunately there’s no video to share as of yet.
As someone who grew up with blocky monochrome pixels bouncing around the screen, I’m continually impressed by the level of realism and beauty that comes out of these games. Hit the jump to check out a variety of jaw-dropping trailers and previews.
This weekend Spike TV aired the 2011 Video Game Awards, and like previous years, the VGAs were used to provide plenty of trailers for upcoming games. This year, debut trailers were released for The Last of Us (a zombie game from Naughty Dog, the creators of Uncharted), Tony Hawk Pro Skater HD, Alan Wake: American Nightmare, Fortnite (the new game from Gears of War studio Epic Games), Rainbow Six: Patriots, Command & Conquer: Generals 2 (from Mass Effect studio BioWare), Transformers: Fall of Cybertron (have any of these games been good?), and The Amazing Spider-Man. The Spider-Man one is interesting because it’s supposed to be an epilogue to the movie of the same name, but there are also giant subterranean spider robots. I was under the impression that Marc Webb‘s Spider-Man reboot was supposed to be grittier and more realistic, but then I remembered that a new open-world Spider-Man game was probably in development before Webb’s film.
Hit the jump to check out the debut trailers along with new trailers for Bioshock Infinite, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (I don’t make up the names), Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Hitman: Absolution, Diablo III, and Mass Effect 3.