E3 2015 officially starts tomorrow, but a handful of surprises have snuck out ahead of time due to bad luck, technological unpredictability, and, uh, the German games press.
Over the past few weeks, we've ben wondering what sort of big reveal Bethesda might have up its sleeve. Well, one answer is "Maybe Dishonored 2? I guess?" Yesterday, YouTuber (YouTube Creator? YouTube Enthusiast?) Matty Schroeder noticed that Bethesda's Twitch stream went live a day ahead of time, broadcasting out a conversation between Arkane Studios president Ralph Colantonio and Harvey Smith, who co-directed the first Dishonored game. So yeah, this probably means that we'll get an announcement for some sort of followup to Dishonored tonight, but what if... what if it's Prey 2?
Yeah, I know. I know it isn't. I know. But what if? (Watch us live tonight during the Bethesda press conference so that you can see the disappointment on my face!)
Bethesda wasn't the only company caught by a leak, though. After a lot of speculation about Platinum's next project, Best Buy Canada spoiled the surprise by listing Transformers: Devastation available for pre-order. The page was taken down eventually, but not before DualShockers grabbed the page's full text. The long and short? It's the thing Platinum does, but with more robots what transform into cars:
Face off against Megatron and battle it out with the Decepticons in Transformers Devestation. Equipped with fast action capabilities, this game allows for instant robot to vehicle attacks, slam downs, counterattacks, and infinite combos for a unique master combat system.
Okay, but what if you love leaks about games where you beat the hell out of people, but hate robots? Well, first, get the hell out of here, because robots are incredible. Second, I hope you love British Street Fighter characters, because it turns out that Street Fighter V will feature Cammy and Birdie. German magazine ComputerBild.de confirmed their inclusion in a preview that has been archived here.
In another Street Fighter related leak, word got out yesterday that Ryu would be heading to Nintendo's Super Smash Brothers 4 in DLC, along with returning Fire Emblem character Roy. But that leak was short lived, as Nintendo confirmed those characters (along with a whole bunch of other Smash Brothers updates) in a video this morning. Real talk: I'm not much of a Smash guy, but goddamn did this footage ever make me wanna play some Smash.
All of these leaks come just over a week after YouTube channel The Know leaked a bevy of screenshots and a whole lot of info about a game they claim is Dark Souls III. Given the quality of the shots, it's hard to argue with them. That said, I still have a lot of questions about what that game looks like. I'm especially curious to see how FromSoftware will talk about it after spending so much time selling us on the faster, shield-free combat of Bloodborne.
It's hard to imagine that we'd get more leaks before things properly kick off, but at this rate who knows. At this point I'm just crossing my fingers and hoping for at least one big surprise.