Yay for super late E3 wrap-up posts! E3 2009 happened and there was quite a bit to be excited about. Nat covered a few of the things, but here is some of what caught my eye:
It’s not secret that I am a HUGE fan of both New Super Mario Brothers on the DS and Super Mario Galaxy on the Wii, so it’s no surprise that I’m excited to see a new New Super Mario Bros. on the Wii (game play video) and of course Super Mario Galaxy 2 (game play video). The return of Yoshi will make my kids happy (they love Super Mario World on my old SNES) and the multiplayer for NSMB looks like a blast.
On the 360 front, the new last.fm integration is intriguing. While I’m a big fan of Twitter (and Facebook to a lesser extent), I’m not sure if I’m excited about the integration there. Time will tell. Game-wise, I’m a Forza Fan, so Forza Motor Sports 3 (game play video) is probably a day-one purchase for me. Because I’m also a Halo-whore, Halo: ODST will also be picked up at some point. Nat highlighted the Crackdown 2 trailer. No need to say anything more about that. I’m ready for some new Splinter Cell. It’s been too long. I’m still not sold on Natal.
As far as PC gaming goes, I’m reluctant to commit to anything other than fearing how terribly addicted I could become to playing Star Wars: The Old Republic (hands-on). That is looking extremely polished and pretty much full of pure awesomeness.
And wrapping everything up is my surprise hit of the show, Scribblenauts on the DS. This game is going to be a blast. It’s got keyboard cat, people!