E3 isn't what it used to be, but it's still the biggest video games show in the world. The 'big three' will all be there, showing off their upcoming titles, as well as publishers from across the world wowing game hacks like us with their genre defining masterpieces. Yours truly will be there of course, running around like a headless chicken to bring you hands-on impressions from across the show floor. But to get you in the mood we thought we'd bring you our Top 10: Hottest games of E3, just to get the juices flowing. Sit back, relax, and get very, very excited...
10. Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, in-house, Midway - Xbox 360 and PS3.
The jury is still out of course on Mortal Kombat VS DC Universe, what is surely one of the most improbable comings together in video game history. Some see it as the perfect opportunity to revitalise what is in critics' eyes a quality shy fighting series, despite its continuing healthy sales. Others don't see it in such a positive light. Whatever your opinion, we're sure to get a MKVSDC detail explosion from E3 when we get our first hands on with the game. Will the lack of blood-soaked fatalities prove to be a game breaker? Will the switch up in fighting modes be any fun? Can Batman defeat Sub Zero? Can Scorpion kill Superman? Can anyone kill Superman? The truth will out.
9. Warhammer 40:000: Dawn of War II, Relic Entertainment, THQ - PC.
Since we're head over heels in love with the first Dawn of War game, our excitement for the follow up is guaranteed. If Relic farted in our faces, we would shake their hands and thank them for it. Thankfully, rather than fart in our faces, Relic is hard at work on one of our most anticipated games of E3. Going by the released trailers and screens, Relic is serving up what could quite possibly end up being the best looking RTS game ever made. Destructible environments, a Space Marines/Orkz co-op campaign and a cover system suggest stupendous RTS action. Hopefully at E3 we'll get the chance to flex our micro management muscles with the game and, if we're super lucky, Relic will be able to confirm the inclusion of fan favourite alien race the evil Tyranids. Fingers crossed.