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The Road To E3 Is Paved With Exclusives

As the second quarter of 2008 is drawing to a close, Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo get set for E3. Gamepro recently compiled a list of all of the exclusives each company has announced so far and will be most likely sporting at this year’s media and business summit.

It’s nothing you haven’t heard of yet. Microsoft has sequels! Fable 2Gears of War 2Ninja Gaiden 2 as well as the long-delayed game from Silicon Knights, Too Human. Nintendo has Fatal Frame IVAnimal Crossing Wii and Disaster: Day of Crisis. Sony is touting Resistance 2SIREN: Blood Curse and LittleBigPlanet.

Not exactly the most exciting line-up, but I highly doubt the mega-hits of 2008 like Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Grand Theft Auto IV will be the biggest games we’ll see this year.


  • Fatal Frame IV
  • Wii Chess
  • Disaster: Day of Crisis (delayed)
  • Mario Super Sluggers
  • Wii Music
  • Kirby
  • Animal Crossing Wii


  • Glory of Hercules
  • Pokémon Platinum
  • Band Brothers DX
  • DS Air
  • Hoshi no Kirby: Ultra Super Deluxe
  • Fire Emblem DS
  • Wander Donkey


  • Dr. Mario Online Rx
  • Everyone’s Pokémon Ranch
  • Magnetica Twist
  • Yakuman Wii

Xbox 360

  • Gears of Wars 2 — Epic Games (Fall 2008)
  • Fable 2 — Lionhead Studios
  • Ninja Gaiden 2 — (June)
  • Too Human — Silicon Knights (August)
  • Banjo Kazooie — Rare
  • Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise

Playstation 3

  • Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2 — PSP (Available June 3, 2008)
  • Secret Agent Clank –PSP (Available June 17, 2008)
  • wipEout HD –PSN (Available Summer 2008)
  • Elefunk — PSN (Available Summer 2008)
  • PixelJunk Eden — PSN (Available Summer 2008)
  • SIREN: Blood Curse –PSN (Available Summer 2008)
  • SOCOM: US Navy SEALs Confrontation — PS3 (Available September 16, 2008)
  • LittleBigPlanet — PS3 (Available October 2008)
  • NBA 09 — PS3, PSP, PS2 (Available Fall 2008)
  • NBA 09 — PSP (Available Fall 2008)
  • NBA 09 — PS2 (Available Fall 2008)
  • About BUZZ! Quiz TV– PS3 (Available Fall 2008)
  • BUZZ! Master Quiz — PSP (Available Fall 2008)
  • MotorStorm Pacific Rift — PS3 (Available Fall 2008)
  • Resistance 2 –PS3 (Available Fall 2008)

List via Gamepro

Undoubtedly we’ll see some surprises come July. We already know Infinite Undiscovery is coming to the Xbox 360. Kid Icarus is also a hot topic as far as Wii rumors are concerned. Hopefully Square will give us some substantial feedback on where the Final Fantasy XIII games are currently at, as well as some of their other games such as Last Remnant.

I, for one, am stoked about the new Fire Emblem for the DS.