Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

It's Game On

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

It's Game On

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Byline: games& gadgets With Cheryl Mullin

F THERE'S one thing I've learned from this year's E3 conference, it's that I'm going to have to get saving.

i It seemed that with every presentation there was a title that caught my eye - and we all know that being a gamer doesn't come cheap.

With trailers for titles like Titanfall 2, Forza 3, Spider-Man and Gears of War 4, there was an avalanche of announcements which got the old blood pumping. With so much on the horizon, and so little space to present them, I've distilled it down to just a few games you should be excited about seeing.

The Last Guardian STUCK in development hell since 2007, this gorgeous looking game gets a release in October.

The game follows the fate of a young boy who has been kidnapped and taken to a mysterious castle. There he crosses paths with Trico - a feathered, Griffin type creature who he must befriend in order to escape. A PS4 exclusive, this is from the developers who brought you Ico. Expect wonderful things.

GOD OF WAR 4 WITH ever a flair for the dramatic, a full choir and orchestra accompanied the announcement of Kratos' return Older, beardier and hunting in the snow with his son - a now Nordic Kratos seems the picture of domestic bliss. But it didn't take long for violence to flare - as we glimpse the tattooed one battling, and defeating, a group of horned thugs - and a giant tusked man. As GoW is a favourite of mine, I'm completely biased when I say I can't wait for this. And is it just me, or does Kratos look like Jeff Bridges now? Forza Horizon 3 HEADING Down Under, the racing action in this Xbox exclusive has moved to Australia.

Hitting stores in September, as part of Microsoft's Play Anywhere program, Forza is one of the first titles that gamers can play across platforms (ie Xbox One and a Windows 10). It looked beautiful on the trailer, and if you pre-order the Ultimate Edition version, you'll get access to the game four days before it goes on general release. …

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