E3 06: Red Steel, MGS4, Gears of War get E3 session

Conference Program assembles big games, names from creative front; super session puts Cliffy B, Kojima, and Xavier Poix on same panel.

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The Electronic Entertainment Expo Conference Program came into clearer focus this week after the last of three big titles was added to the sneak peeks session, one of 34 presentations and panels in a program that takes place along side the action of the main show floor.

Most notable for game enthusiasts was the addition of Red Steel (Ubisoft's upcoming Nintendo Revolution exclusive) to a session that already had Metal Gear Solid 4 and Gears of War listed.

Showing each of the games are their respective creative leads: Hideo Kojima (shown above, center) will present Metal Gear Solid 4 on the PlayStation 3, Cliff Bleszinski (left) will present Gears of War on the Xbox 360, and Ubisoft Paris boss Xavier Poix (right) will show off Red Steel.

Other panels in the 34-session program include the participation of a number of top designers: Richard Garriott joins a session on massively cross-platform gaming; Ed Boon of Mortal Kombat fame joins a session on building franchisable properties; and the designer behind Killer 7--one the year's most sinister titles--Gouichi Suda (Suda 51), will sit on a David Perry-moderated session that will look at game design of the future. Joining Suda and Perry on that panel are The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion's lead designer Todd Howard, id Software design lead Tim Willits (Doom 3), and Irrational Games president and cofounder Ken Levine (Freedom Force vs. The Third Reich).

Another noteworthy session is one that will look at the importance of story and character development. Included in that panel are David Cage of Quantic Dream (Indigo Prophecy); Richard Dansky, Red Storm Entertainment 's lead Clancy writer; David Jaffe off the God of War team; longtime Half-Life and Half-Life 2 writer Marc Laidlaw; and EALA boss Neil Young. They share the speaker's table as Mad Doc Software (Empire Earth II) founder Ian Lane Davis leads the discussion.

The current lineup of speakers and sessions can be found on the E3 Web site.

Discussion

178 comments
jamieb1
jamieb1

mgs 4 is going 2 be sooooooooooo good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! best game coming out on ps3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sacrifice-Scene
Sacrifice-Scene

Woooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhoooooooo I am waitin' for splinter cell double agent to show up ,,,,,,it'll be great ...i think ubi has something to say to metal gear fans .....freakin' yeah ???

tmacyao111
tmacyao111

These games are probably going to one of the killer apps on each of the systems.

alberto2045
alberto2045

Nice someday i will go to one event of E3

Omega-Ing
Omega-Ing

RED STEEL looks awesome! The REV will ROCK!!!

Silverwa
Silverwa

@abelmeastro... Something tells me you've never heard of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation which spends billions to vaccinate Africa against disease.

Mcortijo01
Mcortijo01

The top guys in gaming right now, should make for another great E3 that I can't go to.

soulknight63133
soulknight63133

I don't deny some of the charities and donations are just a "front" for as a tax write off for them. Also I don't deny some donations are misappropiated and fraudulent and the true beneficaries never receive items claim to be given. But I am happy and thankful that there some who do and just happen to know first hand that MS does some real good for people. With that said I'm not naive either and MS isn't "innocent" in ALL things either or nor any other company for that matter. I just choose to dwell on the good and positive things since there very few positive people or things in this world we live in. Sorry for the tangent..let's talk GAMES!

paradyme777
paradyme777

This Red Steel game looks pretty awesome. I just got my Game Informer and it looks like the Revolution might be something to look for.

BYS2
BYS2

they changed it to ps3 now.. lol

Yulaw2000
Yulaw2000

GOW and Red steel ar lookin grate and MGS4 may be ok. we need mor info.

Reetesh
Reetesh

Cool, All are goiong to have NICe demos!!!! Cant wait for this years E3:P

i_love_my_ds
i_love_my_ds

this session is gonna rock, all these games look great.

BlackBallerASAP
BlackBallerASAP

It has to be a typo the games graphics are way to nice. Playstation 3 Rules

abelmaestro
abelmaestro

Oh,now I understand soulknight,its all becouse your cousin is going to work for MS,well dude congratulations if he makes it(I hope you didn`t invented that) .Come on,we all know that those things are just a mantle to cover themselves,its like when an organization says that they are getting money for the poor kids in Africa and the truth is that they are getting it for their pockets,let`s be realistic.

neoand12
neoand12

OMG this is going to be a big on, MGS4, RED steel and Gears of war all in the same show...I love you E3, this is the Hype people Love it

HarryCrackage
HarryCrackage

Just to clarify, GOW is not an FPS. If you've seen the demos you know it has a third person perspective. Anyways, all three titles look extremely interesting and I look forward to seeing and hearing about actual gameplay for each of them. Next gen is here and it is an exciting time to be a gamer!

Toys_R_us_cop
Toys_R_us_cop

MS does so much for the US are you stupid......They donate so much money to City Libaries etc

Toys_R_us_cop
Toys_R_us_cop

IMO the ps3 is gonna fail as a console and put itself in last place for console sales

solidte
solidte

Man MGS4 will be the icing on the cake at E3 a sweet PS3 demo (i hope) but if not a trailer will be great to but whatever thay said demo so its gotta be a demo its gona be so cool i wish i had plane tickets to L.A but whatever MGS4 WILL DOMINATE!!!!!. Gamespot better have coverrage of the demo being played or else im gonna go on a gamespot kiling spree...................jkn

soulknight63133
soulknight63133

A_TODO_MADRE- Apparently it's beyond your limited mental capacity to understand why people like a particular genre over another, so why try? Just be happy you like what your particular taste is and don't be so judgemental of someone liking something different than you.

soulknight63133
soulknight63133

And if you doubt me you can do a google search on MS scholarships or foundations and charities. There are all kinds of info about MS contributions.

soulknight63133
soulknight63133

Yeah, I'm sure, MS couple of years ago sent my cousin to college on a 4 year scholarship and when she graduates she'll be working for them making about 65k a year. So -abelmaestro- I'm 100% positive that MS does some good things for us in the U.S.

KamaKase
KamaKase

Come on E3!! BE HERE SOONER!! *drools*

abelmaestro
abelmaestro

soulknight 63133,are you sure that you are supporting America by buying an xbox360?no, I don`t think so,I think you are giving money to the richiest man on the world,did you knowed that he could give 1 dollar to each person on the world and he would still have money?yeah you are making a great favour to America......>.>

MeTaL-HeaD
MeTaL-HeaD

Kojima will wipe his butt with both of them

akif22
akif22

can't wait til e3 every year, it seems like we'll get the best e3 ever each one tops the last one, it's amazing

zintura
zintura

now on studies and games cannot go handinhand for sure........dad plz listen to me!!!!

halokotorgod
halokotorgod

only a few of you are intelligent gears of war is going to be great then mgs4 but the ps3 it not going to be good so imagine what u want but even the revolution will be better and that is saying a lot

GPSnake03
GPSnake03

That sounds good to me and for my friends

GPSnake03
GPSnake03

when we are gonna see more previews of Metal Gear Solid 4???

ioioe
ioioe

Lmao it could be a fight to teh death...>_>;

PringerOtaku
PringerOtaku

E3 is going to be one helluva convention. Wish I could be there!

tooterbutt66
tooterbutt66

Metal gear 4 will be a awsome thing to see........ Finally and a system seller, too

elitecyborg15
elitecyborg15

awesome, we are finally going to some actual revolution and PS3 games being demostrated that are not tech demoes. cant wait till E3.

Manhattan212
Manhattan212

wiat... Neil Young... from Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young?

Toys_R_us_cop
Toys_R_us_cop

Gears of war will kick MGS4 ass and Red steel will be a cool thing to watch out for

redman7t
redman7t

legendaryscmt never take my avatar

berniminge123
berniminge123

Da SnOwMaN With gamings most anticipated game designers at E3 this year, it should be a must see!!

A_Toda_Madre
A_Toda_Madre

"GoW is just another generic FPS crap that we've seen hundreds of times before. I can't imagine someone getting excited over that game when MGS4 and Red Steel are much better games." You've played these games?