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Marvel’s Spider-Man at E3 2017!

So it’s been a while since I played a Spider-Man video game (there was an excellent one on the original PlayStation), and while many of them have looked decent over the years, we haven’t picked up any to play.

That might have to change.

There aren’t a lot of games that we look at and say “we need the console for that.” Even now, with several games out for it that we would get, we’re still just kind of keeping the Nintendo Switch on the backburner. So color us surprised when this trailer led to that reaction.

But it looks so good! It has the look and feel of one of the Batman Arkham series games, which were great and Holly especially loved (though she still needs to play the third, and we’re not considering¬†Origins in the mix…). Except you add to it all of the things Spider-Man can do, especially the Spider Sense which seems regularly useful, but also the web shooters and the way that they let you move through the environment. It’s unlike anything else, really.

Particularly surprising to me, however, was that the game is expected for release next year. I would have expected them to be aiming for release sometime around the movie release next month, although to be fair the game takes longer to develop. Better than that, however, is the fact that this is not a movie adaptation game, but an original story. The trailer shows Spider-Man on the phone with Kingpin, and that’s just awesome.

So who knows, maybe by the time it comes out it’ll be on more consoles than just the PS4 – although with Sony owning the movie rights to Spider-Man, and owning PlayStation, that might not be likely. Or maybe by then it won’t look as good, or the cost of a simpler PS4 will be lower as they release newer versions. Or there’ll be more games we want that are PS4 exclusive (like that¬†Final Fantasy VII remake that’s at least one console generation late at this point…). But for now, we can bask in the thought that someday, we can play this game.

Kingdom Hearts 3 at E3 2017!

It’s E3, and while there aren’t many games that we’re currently on the lookout for, there is one in particular that we’ve talked about before on the podcast:¬†Kingdom Hearts 3. And lo, a trailer!

On the one hand, a trailer makes it feel like the game is coming along and can be expected sometime soon, since there weren’t any trailers at E3 in 2016 (previous videos had come from 2015). So while the development on this one has been a long time coming (Kingdom Hearts 2 came out in 2005… for the PS2), it might finally be getting close to seeing the light of day. The last rumors I saw placed it sometime in early 2018, which to be honest might be right around when I have time to play it!

On the other hand, this trailer doesn’t really show anything super exciting or new. Characters we’ve seen before, an updated Olympus, some updated combat moves and animation. But I guess I should say, these feel like backbone elements. The sorts of things that in theory should have been in place for a while at this point. The real work is in developing new worlds and new characters, drawing from more Disney and Final Fantasy sources. This didn’t show us any of those.

Even the previous trailers showed more new stuff, focusing especially on some of the new summons – which seem based on Disney rides. Seem cool. Basically Doomtrain:

Anyway… I don’t know. Is this actually a good sign? Is this game truly coming soon? The best news for us, really, was that it still has X-Box One listed as a console it’s coming out for. How about you – what caught your eye about Kingdom Hearts 3? Let us know!