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E3 2011 – Top 20 Most Anticipated Games

E3 is just around the corner and staff at SegmentNext have been buzzing about their most anticipated games to make it to the show floor of E3 2011. While you go through the list, don’t forget to tell us your top five most anticipated games of E3 2011.

Battlefield 3

Prepare for full-scale war with Battlefield 3, the third major release in the long-running online battle franchise. Using the power of Frostbite 2 game engine technology, Battlefield 3 delivers superior visual quality, a grand sense of scale, and massive destruction.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Activision has cooked it’s favorite recipe with strong story, strong narrative, intense action gameplay in the eighth installment in Call of Duty franchise.

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

The Uncharted franchise has deservedly become the flagship action series for Sony’s console–and with good cause. What we’ve seen of Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception so far looks like it’ll deliver the same tight exploration, exciting combat, and top-notch visuals that made previous game a hit.

Assassin’s Creed Revelations

Assassin’s Creed Revelations presents the most immersive experience in the series to date and the concludes the story of Ezio. In Assassin’s Creed Revelations, master assassin Ezio Auditore walks in the footsteps of his legendary mentor, Altaïr, on a journey of discovery and revelation. It is a perilous path – one that will take Ezio to Constantinople, the heart of the Ottoman Empire.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

There are many mysteries surrounding The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. While it doesn’t look like developer Bethesda Softworks is reinventing the series with this entry, the changes shown have piqued our interest.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

The only game that after this many years is still the most anticipated game by Nintendo.

Forza Motorsport 4

The development team at Turn 10 knows how to make a fine racing game. With the new Kinect technology we just hope players don’t meet disappointment in the next installation of Forza Motorsport.

Mass Effect 3

Mass Effect 3 heads to home turf, hopefully with expanded role-playing elements to help bring this space faring trilogy to an explosive end.

The Last Guardian

Few PlayStation 3 exclusives have us as excited as Team Ico’s upcoming boy-meets-gigantic bird game. We are a bit disappointed to know it’s release is being pushed back but still, E3 will give us a chance to at least see the game again.

Bioshock Infinite

For many, Bioshock and the underwater city of Rapture are gone. With Bioshock: Infinite, the series soars to the skies. It’s a risky move, and an exciting one and at E3, we will find out if its worth it.

Batman: Arkham City

Batman’s new open-world adventure. Dramatic moments and ideas that helped make Batman: Arkham Asylum something special

Metal Gear Solid: Rising

The long-awaited side story featuring Metal Gear’s futuristic ninja had us little worried. We haven’t seen or heard much of it since the last E3. We are excited at the prospect of a fast-paced, Metal Gear-themed action game, especially the one that is a multiplatform.

Tomb Raider

Reboots are all the rage these days in movies and games, and Lara Croft certainly seems ripe for a fresh start. We know that Tomb Raider will give us a more gritty and human take on the famed adventurer’s origins, which sounds great in concept but at E3, we will find out if they mean something.

Need for Speed: The Run

Adrenaline junkies and speed fiends will find themselves on the wrong side of the law when they race for their lives in Need for Speed: The Run. This game takes players on a heart-pounding cross-country race from San Francisco to New York. Players are lured into an underground world of illicit, high-stakes racing.

Prey 2

Human Head’s making big changes for its shooter sequel. Now you’re a bounty hunter on an alien planet in an open world adventure.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

Providing yet another new direction in the Ghost Recon series of military games, Ghost Recon: Future Soldier promises to go beyond the core Ghost Recon franchise and deliver a fresh gameplay experience. The game features cutting-edge technology, prototype high-tech weaponry, and state-of-the-art single-player and multiplayer modes.

Resident Evil: Revelations 3DS

Revelations will be closer to Resident Evil 4’s European setting. The limited information we have of the game has suggested an infected cruise ship will be a primary setting of the game, but there are other locations like a port town and a snowy mountainside

The Darkness II

The Darkness II takes players down a brutal and personal path as Jackie Estacado, wielder of The Darkness – an ancient and ruthless force of chaos and destruction. Based on the supernatural horror comic book series created by Top Cow Productions, Inc.

The Darkness II breaks out of the sea of conventional first-person shooters with its fervid Quad-Wielding gameplay, which will allow players to slash, grab, and throw objects and enemies with their Demon Arms while simultaneously firing two weapons.

Sonic Generations

Celebrate 20 years of Sonic with Sonic Generations! Delivering the definitive gaming experience for Sonic fans; old and new, Sonic Generations sees Sonic the Hedgehog playable as both the much loved classic 1991 character, and the modern day video game hero he has become in this exciting new fast paced adventure.

Gotham City Imposters

Gotham City Impostors is a multiplayer game unlike any other, giving players the opportunity to rebel against conformity as they customize their own characters. Posing as amateur vigilantes or villains, gamers will create their very own Bats and Jokerz characters using unprecedented customization options including insane costumes, homebrewed gadgets and a wide range of traditional and imagined weapons.