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21 Predictions For E3 2007

With three weeks remaining before the start of (the much slimmed down) E3 2007, Gaming Target tries to play Nostradamus and relays 21 predictions they think will come true at the big show. Some of the predictions include:

#1 Firm release dates for Smash Bros. Brawl and Mario Galaxy

#2 Sonic's participation in SSBB will finally be confirmed

#9 Killzone in real time will blow everyone away

#14 Final Fantasy XIII and Metal Gear Solid 4 will stay exclusive to the PS3 (for now)

#21 Take-Two will pledge massive support for the Wii including a GTA collection (Nintendo DS, PC, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360)

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MK_Red  +   2645d ago
Kool article. It even has Mortal Kombat! (But new MK game is not secret, they already announce MK8 I think)
drtysouf21  +   2644d ago
Wonder if it will be a radical change in the franchise.
Odion  +   2645d ago
Personally i thought it was pretty dam boring nothing cool in there
Odion  +   2645d ago
they didn't have a single positive thing for the 360
Bill Gates  +   2645d ago
That's because there is NOTHING positive about that hunk of crap.

hahahahahhahahaa
eques judicii  +   2645d ago
not entirely true
They did put a little one at number 20 that they said was unlikely:

"#20 Kingdom Hearts X refers to an Xbox 360 version
Square-Enix doesn't do cagey. They let you know what they're up to and when they'd like it to happen. Then whatever they said is negated a few months later when whatever it is they're working on gets inevitably delayed. But they don't seem to want to discuss anything relating to the project company executives are referring to as "Kingdom Hearts X." Why? Because I believe the X stands for Xbox 360.

This belief jibes with two recent statements from the company about their future projects. First, an executive was quoted as saying "The Xbox 360 slate is empty as far as it comes to Final Fantasy." Meanwhile, the company's CEO, Yoichi Wada, stated that the company will focus on multiplatform gaming because that's what the market demands. Before this, Square-Enix has basically ignored the 360 (a port of Final Fantasy XI and the unproven Last Remnant don't count) and if the PS3 and Wii have Final Fantasy games locked up, what's left for the 360? Kingdom Hearts X, that's what. The 360 gives the company the install a game like Kingdom Hearts needs and the graphical abilities that developer Tetsuya Nomura wants. "
KingJFS  +   2645d ago
What about #5? "Dead Rising 2 will be announced."

That sounds pretty positive for the 360 to me.
BitbyDeath  +   2645d ago
Dead Rising 2 is going on both the PS3 & 360 so that's prolly why Odion didn't count it
gta_cb  +   2644d ago
@ Bill Gates
do you even own a next gen console? i know you dont like Xbox 360, but i doubt you even own a PS3 either.
Bonsai1214  +   2645d ago
wow
e3's only 20 days away? time flies...

mm, can't wait for it
drtysouf21  +   2644d ago
Me either. I think this will be the biggest E3 ever.
Phantom_Lee  +   2644d ago
really?
I mean....I personally think it will be just some new movies....
but i guess its just me
gta_cb  +   2644d ago
yeh i cant wait either. i dont care if its not as big as before, as this is the first one i am going to be watching as before i never knew it existed lol
PS360WII  +   2645d ago
Well after reading it you can deffinatly tell the guy wants Nintendo to own the show. I mean almost everything on that list is something good for the Wii.

To Odion they did say that maybe, just maybe Kingdom Hearts X is meant to be a Xbox 360 titles. That's pretty positive if you ask me
UJUSTLOSTONE  +   2645d ago
YOU TOOK THE POST RIGHT OUT OF MY HANDS
I was just going to say er, type that. The best predictions in the article were about the Wii, Most of the Negative comments were about the PS3 and Xbox was just somewhere in the middle. This wasnt a good read.
Firewire  +   2645d ago
Again more xbot dreaming!
You know the whole FFXIII & MGS4 going to the 360!
I honestly don't understand the little xbot turds!
You are just setting yourself up for disappointment! Hasn't that xbox 1.5 done enough of that? really pathetic!
for shame bots for shame!
eques judicii  +   2645d ago
what are you talking about? this article says they stay exclusive... you need to stop being so offensive and start reading the article...
Bits-N-Kibbles  +   2645d ago
@ Firewire
Your pretty rude man, Your comment was pretty douchey... I'm a fan of sony and all because I have a PS3, but that comment was uncalled for. Anyways, I will laugh my @ss off if Wii gets GTA... It would be interesting, but i just dont see Wii as a violent gaming system. The guy seems a little excited about the Wii games and stuff, but there's nothing wrong with that. I think those 21 are some good guesses. Obviously Halo 3 will be out the wazoo for 360 at E3 but I'm sure each platforms will amaze there fans and target audiences.
Kokoro  +   2645d ago
Need
a change of diaper, Billie Boy and Firewire?!? Or is Sony or whoever; not twisting your tities hard enough?!?

I swear nothing but crap comes out of your mouth.
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OldSchoolGamer  +   2645d ago
Pretty uninteresting article
Release dates for Mario a given, even Nintendo can't keep that under wraps or pushed back forever. Talk avoiding big speculated Franchises is a given, as much as head Sony and Microsoft folks would like to throw a tiny bone to the masses about certain franchises, there is no way either risks alienating certain development teams with added pressure or promises.

Talk focusing on Halo 3, Mass Effect, Lair, ect... No duh.

Killzone 2 new footage: again duh. Lots of fanboy comments about the game both ways! Duh.

This was nothing new, and definitely belongs in the camp with other TV-Prognosticators, simply playing the odds and common sense.

I want to see someone go out on a ledge and say something like MGSIV, release date, real time game play footage and a playable demo. That would be a crazy prediction.
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Valin  +   2645d ago
No masseffect?
I do not own a PS3 but I really hope that Geurrilla (spelling?) games can make Killzone look that good AND have good gameplay mechanics because frankly killzone one had some good ideas (squad specialitys) but there were so many moments in the game where you were like "ok why can't I do that" (fly the dropship, drive the tanks)

Also Why no Masseffect? I'm looking forward to it more than Halo 3 and yet the media coverage is not half as good. That is the game PS3 owners should be wanting/ be jealous for.

5 more predictions,

1. Masseffects release date will be confirmed I'm guessing start of August.

2. Sony will announce more details about HOME such as User generated products and micro-transactions.

3. Halo Wars playable demo/Public Beta.

4. Rare will announce new games eg. Banjo Threeie.

5. Bungie Will announce Marathon:Durandal for XLA.

There are some good 360/ slash PS3 predictions for you
Lucidmantra  +   2645d ago
those are all good starts....

I think that Sony and Microsoft have a few things hidden up their sleeves though and no matter what side you are on, if you are a gamer E3 is the World Series for it. Even if they are ditching the cool glitz and glamour, women in skimpy clothes and fans hording in that they have had in the past. WHich kinda suck but as long as the announcements and the games roll who cares... most people here have never been anyways.
BitbyDeath  +   2645d ago
It sure is Valin, i own a PS3 and no 360 and yea I only want two of the 360's titles and that is Mass Effect and Eternal Sonata.

I don't care about Halo 3, 1 & 2 were great but 3 just seems like more of the same
UJUSTLOSTONE  +   2645d ago
C'mon E 3
I cant wait to get more details on all the games we are just axiously waiting for, Whether it be Halo, to MGS4 these are exciting times for the gaming community, Developers know it, And the gamers feel it, Now its just time to deliver.

It's crazy how far the industry has come. From the days of Donkey Kong and Atari. To Nintendo and Sega's Mario and Sonic mascots duking it out. Then Playstation and N64 and Dreamcast making you feel like this is a cool but secretive passtime,Down to Xbox, and PS2 making games cool and unsecretive for various ages and backgrounds to enjoy.

Now we are in the age of trying to push all gaming norms to the max. I don't know about anyone else, Maybe I'm just a little off my rocker right now, But , I can't wait to see what the next year has in store, from now untill next summer.....Game on baby.....yeah....
zonetrooper5  +   2645d ago
Firewire GTFO off N4G man your comments don't add anything to the news post.
FreeMonk  +   2645d ago
My Ten Predictions!
1. Major one for the X360.....Single player campaign gameplay finally revealed for Halo 3, plus details of the 4-player Co-op.

2. Even though Epic have stated that GOW2 will not be present at E3'07, I wouldn'd be surprised if a teaser trailer popped up!

3. More and more info on Assassin's Creed.

4. More info on Mass Effect

5. More info on Lair, Heavenly Sword and Ratchet and Clank with release dates

6. Playstation Home blowout with release dates

7. Banjo Threeio and another Rare title (Viva Pinata 2 PLEASE!!)

8. The PSP remake. New case, new design with 2 analogue sticks, built in camera etc

9. Big one but probably won't happen, but maybe MS will finally reveal the Handheld Xbox. Where have they kept J.Allard for the past 2 years??? He's working hard!

10. Resident Evil 5 details. A big blowout on this game!
Marceles  +   2645d ago
He wasted a whole prediction on Animal Crossing for the Wii? sigh*....

edit: lol @ disagree...who the hell is excited for animal crossing? and can i shove you into a mud puddle?
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eclipsegryph  +   2644d ago
Though I didn't disagree with you, I happen to be quite excited for Animal Crossing for the Wii. I see a lot of untapped potential for such a title, and it would almost certainly be a successfull game for the Wii.
Maddens Raiders  +   2645d ago
Cool list -
I'll just wait and see like ever3one else. =]
drtysouf21  +   2644d ago
Agreed but waiting is hard.
Charlie2688  +   2645d ago
While some sound possible other sound odd and even out of topic, like the FFXIII and MGS4 "timed exclusive" mentions what the hell does mentioning this have to do with the E3?, it could have easily said "More info on FFXII and MGS4" PERIOD but he had to mix it with his wishful thinking...this isnt “21 predicts for the 3E and what I hope happens after or "several months later"...talking of wanna be Journalists >_>

One thing he doesn’t mention is the always possibility of major new game announcements from the big three, including new IPS and sequels (that OVIOUSLY dont know of)
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Shadow Flare  +   2645d ago
mmm...
So this guy reckons FFXIII and MGS4 will definately come to xbox 360 someday? I'll never say never but the reason i've always thought MGS4 will not come to xbox 360 is because Kojima already wants a dual layer 50gb bluray disc for the game. Putting it on xbox 360 will be nothing short of ridiculous.

PS3's userbase will also have rocketed by 2008 when these games are released. There's bound to be a pricecut by then and loads and loads of great games are coming this year, so the install base will be high. Plus Konami and Square are pretty loyal to PlayStation. They've always kept the best titles for playstation. And if Xbox 360 gets Kingdom Hearts X, then i'd suggest that ps3 is definately keeping FFXIII
eques judicii  +   2645d ago
that's not what i got from the article... he seemed pretty sure that for now they'd stay exclusive... that's not saying that things won't change in the future, but he's definitely not comfirming it coming to the 360...

more likely to come to wii/ds as spinoffs than the 360..
power of Green  +   2645d ago
I think dude is off his Predictions will be the lame filler if true in the show exspect one of the greatest E3's ever with tons of surprizes that will change the industry.
Lucidmantra  +   2645d ago
I agree... And I will be all over Kotaku and Joystiq and here at N4g all that week.
Imknow1  +   2645d ago
I have one prediction...
That all of the PS3,Wii,and 360 fanboys will be saying this to each other, ha ha I told you so we win! :D
ps3FTW  +   2645d ago
GTA for the wii? WIF?
SwiderMan  +   2645d ago
GTA for Wii
It *could* happen. Look how far Rockstar has gone to bring Wii Manhunt and Take Two has gone to pledge "complete focus" on Nintendo hardware. It's not out of the question that they would bring GTA, their leading franchise, to Wii if you look at that. It's still a crazy prediction and appropriately in that category.
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Dr Pepper  +   2645d ago
I think Splinter Cell: Conviction's co-op and versus mode will be shown. Of course, that may not be a big deal to some people...
Rhezin  +   2645d ago
that was crappy
Anything but Cute  +   2645d ago
Just predictions out of someones ass.
If you ask me anyway.
lil bush  +   2645d ago
e3 just cant wait to watch g4tv and see how e3 goes, it just so close yet so far away.........
Genki  +   2645d ago
I would like to see
the additional features the system's respective firmware updates may provide in the future, I love announcements like those. Home was a good start, so was IPTV, and I'm sure they're all not finished with these features just yet.

As far as games go, I would like to hear about Resistance 2, and of course more on Killzone. RPG's are a must though, as I'd like to know if the Tales series or Wild Arms is making the next-gen leap in the near future. A White Knight update would be nice too. I'd also like some sort of progress report(no matter how small) on GT5. Speaking of 5, what ever happened to Resident Evil?

The Getaway, 2 Days to Vegas, and Afrika need to make an appearance, as they all sort of fell of the radar.
Bits-N-Kibbles  +   2645d ago
YEAH! (Regarding PS3)
What happened to Afrika??? (and the other two) lol, a lot of stuff did just fall off radar. It would be nice if PSN had the rumored 2.0 Fimware update released with E3 with all those cool features like having background and screen savers, and XMB in game and there was a lot of other stuff. It's under "The PS3 system software version 2.00 update features"...

Home will definantly be big... at least i would assume so. It's something that I think they need to show off beacuse no other system has anything like it, unless you count the Mii thing.

Rumble controller? FFB? Maybe but I wouldn't count on it yet.

Price Cut? I highly doubt it, they're already loosing big bicks on it, but hell, what do i know?

Personally, I'm looking forward to: how Killzone 2 looks for how long they've spent on it, I was a fan of the first one and played it like I do SOCOM and Resistance, the release of Warhawk beacuse I've heard of great things from beta, and more GTA news.
HaKeRsCanRotINHEL  +   2645d ago
I predict Sony shows off..............
mucho AAA titles and finally announces a price drop!? Possible RumbleAxis?
Diselage  +   2645d ago
Any way you cut it this E3 for not having any huge hardware on the horizon is still going to be exciting.
MK_Red  +   2645d ago
Agreed, this E3 we will see second gen PS3/Wii titles along with modern 360 games. And titles like Assassins Creed and Killzone2 that were behind closed doors only, will show much more gameplay. Cant wait for: New Mortal Kombat, Ratchet And Clank TOD, Uncharted, Metroid Prime3, Bioshock and Spore. Hope they all have lots to show during E3.
IBLEEDBLU  +   2645d ago
Sony will steal the show
Wii - honestly who cares - console sucks unless ur from japan

xbox - halo RTS would be cool to see - would be wicked if they follow the steps of starcraft - but thats about it..i dont see anything shocking from MS that we havent seen or already know about

sony - killzone2 will simply ruin anything at E3 - sony will also show us more things to do with home. a new PSP would be wicked - but even u xbots cant help the feeling that u want 2 see killzone2 in action

MGS4 and FF13 will wait till after the xmas season to see how the sales of the PS3 stand - if good they well remain exculsive - if not then u may see them come to the shAtbox360

i really hope they announce a twisted metal game - its been to long since we have heard anything on the next installment - so lets keep our fingers crossed
M_Prime  +   2645d ago
spoken like a true PS3 fanboy..

WII SUX
XBOX SUX
SONY WILL STEAL THE SHOW

we all know WII is killin it in sales and with MARIO stuff during xmas it will do even better (is that possible at this point lol?)

Xbox has a few good titles coming but as the article said.. HALO3 will be the star of the show.. anything else will be shadowed..

and star of the show for PS3 will be MGS4.

so all companies will have a lot to tell us about..

and somehow i doubt that the re-designed PSP will blow me away
Genki  +   2645d ago
Bits N Kibbles
Good Point, I forgot all about the controller and potential accessories.

This is something we haven't touched on enough. I'd like to see some first party accessories from Sony designed to work effectively with the PS3's various features. I love the fact that they offer consumers the choice of using nearly whatever they desire, but usually first party products do the trick better than any other.

I'd like to see Headsets, KB + Mouse, Media Remote, Faceplates, Charge-docks, Racing Wheels, etc. Nothing too crazy, but every little bit helps IMO.

Last but not least, I actually would like to see this new "next-gen" haptic technology that immersion won't quit shouting about. I'm not an advocate for rumble myself, but I do keep an open-mind, and if what they have to offer is more than the generic shakes of the past, I'll take a look at it.
fenderputty  +   2645d ago
My prediction
- E3 will show off all the awesome stuff both consoles have to offer in the next year and people will still act like moronic fanboys.
sony4life  +   2645d ago
well....
E3 is gonna make me realize that im gonna have to get 2 full time jobs to support my gaming habbits because they are gonna have so many great games for all the systems. Damn i hate having 2 choose between consoles:( whhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhhhhhhy!!!
the_bebop  +   2644d ago
"#14 Final Fantasy XIII and Metal Gear Solid 4 will stay exclusive to the PS3 (for now)
It has become a fanboy topic of choice: what will happen to Metal Gear Solid 4 and Final Fantasy XIII. I think it's pretty obvious that both will make it to the Xbox 360 someday. The install base of Microsoft's console is just too large to ignore. And it will only grow after the release of Halo 3. But so as not to cannibalize sales of the PS3 versions, I predict that neither game will be announced for the Xbox 360 until several months after the PS3 versions are released. Which, of course, means Xbox 360 ports will not be announced at E3 2007. "

Buy the time both games are ready to be released, probably around the 4th quarter of 2008 there should be a large enough of an Installed base, plus the price of the PS3 will be low enough that people who were going to get the PS3 for these games plus maybe a few more people who have found these game to be interesting might buy a PS3 for one or either.

"#17 Final Fantasy Versus XIII will be a no show
And speaking of sequels that no one will talk about, we come to Final Fantasy Versus XIII. With Final Fantasy XIII still a minimum of two years away, no one at Square-Enix will want to talk about the second game in the Fabula Nova Crystallis series (which has been said is even further away from completion). Versus XIII director Tetsuya Nomura has his hands full at Square-Enix with several high-profile projects including the next Kingdom Hearts (see below) and several Final Fantasy games for the PSP.

We might get a bit of concept art of the "action RPG" half of the FF13 story, but I think the only Fabula Nova Crystallis game Square-Enix will want us talking about is Final Fantasy XIII itself."

Brilliant deduction Sherlock Homes, did you consult a Psychic.

"#20 Kingdom Hearts X refers to an Xbox 360 version
Square-Enix doesn't do cagey. They let you know what they're up to and when they'd like it to happen. Then whatever they said is negated a few months later when whatever it is they're working on gets inevitably delayed. But they don't seem to want to discuss anything relating to the project company executives are referring to as "Kingdom Hearts X." Why? Because I believe the X stands for Xbox 360.

This belief jibes with two recent statements from the company about their future projects. First, an executive was quoted as saying "The Xbox 360 slate is empty as far as it comes to Final Fantasy." Meanwhile, the company's CEO, Yoichi Wada, stated that the company will focus on multiplatform gaming because that's what the market demands. Before this, Square-Enix has basically ignored the 360 (a port of Final Fantasy XI and the unproven Last Remnant don't count) and if the PS3 and Wii have Final Fantasy games locked up, what's left for the 360? Kingdom Hearts X, that's what. The 360 gives the company the install a game like Kingdom Hearts needs and the graphical abilities that developer Tetsuya Nomura wants."

What another Psychic prediction. This game won't appear on another console since the story is a continues one much like Halo. This Kingdom Hearts even though it is not Kingdom Hearts III is related to the main series, Nomura has said as much him self

"Gemaga asked if the characters who appear in the new CG "secret movie" that has been added to Final Mix are from the new title. "They are people who have some relation to the new series," said the producer. "However the next title won't just be Kingdom Hearts III. If it were III, we wouldn't call it a new series."

Asked if Sora and Riku would make an appearance in the new game, he said with a laugh, "I can't say." He also hinted that the new game would have something to do with Xehanort, the main villain of the Kingdom Hearts series.

He was just as direct when Dengeki PlayStation asked for some details on the new title. "First, it's not Kingdom Hearts III. Of course, because we're calling it a 'new' series, it won't be KHIII. Also, it's a series, so it probably won't be just one title.""

http://au.ps2.ign.com/artic...

If any thing if Final Fantasy Dissidia is an indication of any thing it will probably appear on the PSP.
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