E3 2017

The Iris’ Favorite Games from E3 2017

June 17, 2017

The Electronic Entertainment Expo is over for another year and before we finally rest our weary heads, we have to sort through our feelings, try and rebuild everything we saw and experienced over the last three days and figure out what we liked the most. The Iris Games team takes you through our favourite titles […]

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E3 2017: Hands On: Destiny 2 (PS4, 2017)

June 16, 2017

My overriding impression of Destiny 2, admittedly accrued from a period of only thirty minutes, is that it is very similar to the original Destiny. This assertion will be cause for either concern or elation depending on how much you already like Destiny. 

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E3 2017: Hands On: South Park: The Fractured But Whole (PS4, 2017)

June 15, 2017

Oh god, this game is so going to be banned in Australia. Yesterday I spent half an hour with the upcoming sequel to Ubisoft’s successful South Park RPG The Stick of Truth and based on the sequence I was shown … yeah, there’s no way this thing gets through the OFLC unscathed.

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E3 2017: Hands On: Assassin’s Creed Origins (Xbox One, 2017)

June 15, 2017

When Ubisoft announced that their long-running Assassin’s Creed would be taking a year off to afford the team some extra time for development, I was all for it. The series had needed a break for a long while. So to say I was excited to see what an extra year of development has been able to […]

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E3 2017: Hands On: Skull and Bones (Xbox One, 2017)

June 15, 2017

I don’t think I’m alone in saying that I still think of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag‘s naval combat as being of the greatest things to ever come out of that series. Taking part in roaring battles on the high seas, plundering ruined vessels and discovering tiny islands filled with treasure — it was kind of […]

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E3 2017: Hands On: Knack 2 (PS4, 2017)

June 15, 2017

Knack was one of those titles that never really connected with players when it launched alongside the PlayStation 4 in 2013. Its predecessor, Knack 2, aims to change that.

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E3 2017: Hands On: Far Cry 5 (PS4, 2018)

June 15, 2017

As we’ve seen in the lead up to its announce trailer, Far Cry 5‘s premise is a timely one — a church of religious fundamentalists in an isolated town in middle America who wish to remake their nation in their bold new vision of conservativism. That’s where you and your arsenal of weapons come in.

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E3 2017: Hands On: Matterfall (PS4, 2017)

June 14, 2017

Matterfall revealed itself to me in stages, and each reveal was a little surprise. Housemarque’s sci-fi shooter throws a lot of different concepts at the wall and, for me, at least with the short window I had with the game, each of them stuck.

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E3 2017: Hands On: Gran Turismo Sport VR (PSVR, 2017)

June 14, 2017

I was able to play Gran Turismo Sport during my visit to the PlayStation E3 booth this morning. Both were conducted from within the confines of a pretend car body, outfitted with a top-of-the-line racing wheel and pedals. As you read this hands on piece, please bear that in mind. I can’t comment on how the game […]

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E3 2017: Detroit: Become Human is going to make you answer some hard questions

June 13, 2017

In an era where people are divided on all sides of the political aisle, demand has been rising for a game that takes these issues seriously and opens up a dialogue. That game may well be Detroit: Become Human, the new title from Quantic Dream. Quantic Dream are known for their cinematic, quicktime event heavy approach […]

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E3 2017: Sony reveals new Destiny 2 trailer

June 13, 2017

Destiny 2 returns with a new trailer shown at Sony’s E3 2017 press conference.

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E3 2017: Insomniac’s Spider-man blends the best of Batman: Arkham and Uncharted

June 13, 2017

Insomniac Games closed out tonight’s PlayStation press briefing with a truly bonkers look at their forthcoming game, currently simply titled Spider-man. It takes the pick-your-battles, gadget-heavy approach of the Batman: Arkham games and melds it with the over-the-top action movie rollercoaster of the Uncharted series. What’s more? Goddammit, it looks like they’ve made strange mash up work.

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E3 2017: Metroid Prime 4 is real and we’re not crying, you’re crying

June 13, 2017

Nintendo have announced that the long-awaited fourth entry in the Metroid Prime series is officially in development during their Nintendo Spotlight E3 presentation.

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E3 2017: Super Mario Odyssey gets a transformative new trailer

June 13, 2017

Nintendo have released our next look at their upcoming platformer Super Mario Odyssey. The trailer shows Mario shifting forms using the power of his new transforming cap.

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Watch the whole Nintendo Spotlight presentation right here

June 13, 2017

Nintendo have just completed their 2017 E3 Spotlight presentation, providing a fast glimpse of everything that they’ve got coming this year and into the future for their new Nintendo Switch. Hit the jump to see it all.

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E3 2017: The new Yoshi game for Nintendo Switch is the cutest thing

June 13, 2017

Nintendo have revealed that everyone’s favourite egg-laying dinosaur Yoshi is returning with another game of his own, this time to the Nintendo Switch.

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E3 2017: Kirby is back, bringing friends and hungrier than ever

June 13, 2017

Nintendo have unveiled a new Kirby title for the Nintendo Switch during their Spotlight E3 presentation at E3 2017. And it’s, predictably, adorable.

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E3 2017: Not to alarm anyone, but Nintendo just announced a Pokemon RPG for the Switch

June 13, 2017

Slipped in amongst this morning’s Nintendo Spotlight E3 2017 presentation was an acknowledgement by The Pokemon Company’s Tsunekazu Ishihara that an entry in the mainline series of Pokemon RPG’s is in development for the Nintendo Switch.

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E3 2017: Hands On: Super Mario Odyssey (Switch, 2017)

June 13, 2017

Five minutes into my session with Super Mario Odyssey and it felt like coming home. You can’t even call Mario’s first (at least in part) open world adventure a return to form because the truth is, the form never went away. Even now, four months out from release, it is a clear example of Nintendo doing what […]

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E3 2017: Hands On: Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle (Switch, 2017)

June 13, 2017

One of the oddest surprises of this year’s E3 Expo has been Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle. Ubisoft’s collaboration with Nintendo raised eyebrows when it debuted during yesterday’s #UbiE3 Press Brief but after spending some time with the game on the show floor this afternoon, we’re all but convinced that this is a game to watch.

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E3 2017: Hands On: Pokken Tournament DX (Switch, 2017)

June 13, 2017

I’m starting to wonder if I’ll ever truly get Pokken Tournament. As a fighting game idea, it’s great! In practice, at least for some, it’s a spectacular fighter, full of surprise twists and reversals of fortune. For me, it remains an odd experience, though one that feels perhaps more at home on the Switch than it did […]

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E3 2017: Uncharted: The Lost Legacy returns with a new gameplay trailer

June 13, 2017

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is just around the corner, and with that said, Sony have come right out the gate with a new gameplay/cinematic trailer.

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E3 2017: Days Gone rides into Sony’s E3 conference with a brutal gameplay trailer

June 13, 2017

Days Gone was revealed also to a gameplay at last year’s Sony E3 press conference. This year however, Days Gone is back with a much different look at what we can expect. The trailer above depicts a ton of what seem like zombies, but the emphasis on stealth and the human connection seems like this […]

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E3 2017: Call of Duty: WWII debuts a brand new gameplay trailer

June 13, 2017

While Call of Duty: WWII had been previously revealed, we hadn’t seen much in the way of gameplay. That was rectified today, at Sony’s 2017 E3 press conference. The gameplay trailer above is immediately identifiable as Call of Duty, but the shift back in time is a much welcome change. World War 2 is about […]

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E3 2017: Kratos slashes his way back into E3 with a new God of War trailer

June 13, 2017

God of War was announced at last year’s Sony E3 press conference, unveiling an older looking, grizzly Kratos who now happens to be a father.

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E3 2017: Dishonored sneaks back into your heart with ‘Death of the Outsider’

June 12, 2017

Dishonored 2 hit consoles last year proving to be a critical success. Developer, Arkane Studios, aims to keep this up with its new standalone title, Death of the Outsider. The trailer depicts the notorious Billie Lurk freeing her mentor and legendary assassin Daud, as they plan to pull off one of the most daring assassinations […]

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E3 2017: Bethesda announces The Evil Within 2 with a new trailer

June 12, 2017

The Evil Within was a delightfully fresh and fun horror experience, and it has returned thanks to Bethesda’s E3 2017 press conference, in the name of The Evil Within 2. The trailer above is cinematic in nature, and shows all kinds of creepy and slightly confusing imagery that made the first title so scary and […]

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E3 2017: Wolfenstein 2 squares off against The New Colossus

June 12, 2017

The Wolfenstein series was successfully revived with The New Order, and its back in classic over the top fashion, with Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus. The trailer above shows main protagonist B.J Blazkowicz as he returns to take dow the Nazi oppression yet again, in violent, gruesome and over the top fashion. While the trailer […]

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E3 2017: Assassin’s Creed: Origins returns at Ubisoft Conference with new trailer

June 12, 2017

Assassin’s Creed: Origins may have already been officially revealed at Microsoft’s press conference earlier, but that didn’t stop developer Ubisoft from expanding on it with a fresh trailer. The trailer above sets the stage as a tone piece for the beautiful location of Egypt where the game will take place. Ubisoft will be developing as […]

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E3 2017: Ubisoft looks like they are nailing Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle

June 12, 2017

After weeks of leaks about its existence, Ubisoft have finally confirmed Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle with a brief appearance by Nintendo’s own Shigeru Miyamoto.

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