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360blog’s 7 Days Of E3 – Day 4 – Our Predictions For E3 2009

30 May 2009 by: Alex St-Amour 3 Comments



  One of my favorite pre-E3 rituals is to speculate on all the new games and tech coming out of the convention. In the past I have been right (predicted Final Fantasy XIII being multi-platform two years ago) and deadly wrong (predicted Wii to have console exclusivity of Resident Evil 5). So what about this year? Will I be proven wrong and forced to bow my head in shame or will I replace Nostradamus (look it up) as the greatest source for future news? Guess we`ll find out next week.

Microsoft Logo

Likely (51-100%)

  • A new trailer for Halo: ODST is revealed.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad Of Gay Tony also gets a new trailer.
  • Zune HD gets game support (think Iphone app store and DSi Ware)
  • Motion detecting camera is demoed.
  • An Xbox 360 game has features that the same game is missing on the PS3.

Maybe, maybe-not (50-50%)

  • Alan Wake gets a new trailer and launch date.
  • Avatar’s will star in their own game.
  • Rare announces a Nintendo 64 classic for Xbox Live Arcade (Jet Force Gemini, Perfect Dark…)
  • Microsoft hints about Xbox 720.
  • Zune HD get’s major 3rd party support (Sega, Capcom, Square-Enix)

Unlikely (1-49%)

  • Metal Gear Solid 4 is announced for the Xbox 360 (sorry)
  • Microsoft announces either Xbox 720 or an Xbox handheld (not counting Zune HD)
  • Final Fantasy Verus XIII is announced for the Xbox 360 (sorry again)
  • Halo 4 is announced.
  • Microsoft gives Rare back to Nintendo.


Sony Logo

Likely (51-100%)

  • PSP Go is the star of the show.
  • Little Big Planet: Portable is demoed and is Sony’s game of show.
  • God Of War III is the PS3 game of the show, but no new trailer is shown.
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves gets a new trailer.
  • Final Fantasy Versus XIII is confirmed as PS3 exclusive.

Maybe, maybe-not (50-50%)

  • PS3 Slim is announced.
  • PS3 gets a price cut.
  • Hideo Kojima’s next game is Sony exclusive (PSP or PS3)
  • A new God Of War game is announced for the PSP Go.
  • Sony will embarrass themselves somehow. (Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiidge Raaaaaaaaaaaaaaacer or Giant Enemy Crab style?)

Unlikely (1-49%)

  • Any mention of a Ps4.
  • Any mention of how Ps3 is in last place this generation. In fact Sony will spin it so that their winning.
  • A backwards compatible PS3 is re-introduced.
  • Kingdom Hearts 3 is PS3 exclusive.
  • A major game using the Sixaxis motion controls is announced.


Nintendo Logo

Likely (51-100%)

  • Lot’s of pictures of people smiling during Nintendo’s press conference.
  • Most of those people aren’t 20 year old males.
  • Wii Motion Plus is the focus with many games announced that use the device.
  • Nintendo announces a major core game for Wii. (Not Zelda)
  • Wii Fit Plus is made official.

Maybe, maybe-not (50-50%)

  • Pikmin 3 is announced.
  • The Legend Of Zelda: Spirit Tracks is the only major Nintendo made DS game.
  • Both Spirit Tracks and Mario & Luigi RPG 3 get North American launch dates.
  • Only thing from Nintendo coming to both Wii Ware and DSi Ware is more Art Style games.
  • Alot of Gamecube games are re-released for the New Play Control series,

Unlikely (1-49%)

  • New Zelda game coming for Wii… this year.
  • Resident Evil 5: Wii Edition is announced.
  • Nintendo announces Wii Music 2 (cringes)/
  • Reggie Fils-Aime comes on stage and ‘takes some names’.
  • No one boo’s when Cammie Dunaway takes the stage.

  How many of these will actually turn out to be right and how many will be totally wrong? With E3 just a few days away we will know soon enough.

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  • RCT said:

    Actually, I wouldn't mind a Wii Music 2, as long as there are better songs and uses Wiimotion+ for conducting.Other then that, great predictions.

  • 360blog’s 7 Days Of E3 - Day 6 - Microsoft Recap | 360 BLOG said:

    […] Ride was next, a kart racer that uses the avatar’s as playable characters. Guess one of my predictions came […]

  • Alex St-Amour (author) said:

    I did pretty good I think 😀

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