E3 by gum

E3 is go! Microsoft are starting off the conferences tonight at 10.25am PST/6.25pm BST. They’ve pulled it forward five minutes for a surprise announcement – rumours suggest it’s either a new Molyneux game or something called Halo: Reach. An unofficial Wii-style remote has already been shown by a third-party company. It’s called the Gametrack Freedom and comes with Squeeballs: Island Party. The expected US price is $69.99.

Nintendo are next up for their press conference, tomorrow (Tuesday) at 9am PST/5pm BST. What they’re showing is a bit of a mystery, but High Voltage – the guys behind The Conduit – have already shown IGN two new mature looking Wii games. Gladiator AD is a gory one on one fighting game that uses the MotionPlus while The Grinder is a four-player co-op shooter much like Left 4 Dead.

Sony are the last ones on stage tomorrow at 11am PST/7pm BST. Images of the slim version of the PlayStation 3, apparently taken from inside a Chinese factory, appeared on the internet a couple of weeks ago but the jury is still out if they’re fake or not. What certainly isn’t fake though is the PSP Go – a new look PSP with no UMD drive but 16GB of flash memory to store downloaded games.

The official E3 website is where you can keep track of what’s going on. They’ve just uploaded a trailer of Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time and are also hosting live streams of the conferences as and when they happen.

Matt Gander

Matt is Games Asylum's most prolific writer, having produced a non-stop stream of articles since 2001. A retro collector and bargain hunter, his knowledge has been found in the pages of tree-based publication Retro Gamer.

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