E3 2009 is almost here. Each year it has been the premiere event for the videogame industry with a rush of new games, consoles, trailers, demos, booth babes, and announcements. Simply put, it's an entire week of awesome. The last two E3 shows were scaled down almost to irrelevance, but in 2009, all the glitz is back! Sony has already announced that it will be its biggest showing in years. Microsoft's Xbox 360 is due for a big show and the cycle has completed to a point where Nintendo should be ready to unveil a new Zelda for the Wii.
In honor of the return of all the spectacle we've come to expect from the show, GameTrailers will be counting down its 50 most anticipated games right here on this page. We'll begin by unveiling the first 40 (one per day), and culminate with a GT Countdown video highlighting the top 10 just before the fuse is lit. It wasn't easy coming up with the list with new games being announced every day (we're looking at you Assassin's Creed 2). With industry rumors flying all over the place the speculation and excitement will only grow as the show draws near.
Stick with GameTrailers as we hype up something that deserves it. Join us in welcoming back the real E3!