The recent success of "Titanfall" and "Watch Dogs" has laid the foundation for several new video games that don't contain numbers in their names to be hyped at next week's Electronic Entertainment Expo, the gaming industry's annual trade show. With anticipation building for several all-new titles, have game developers finally found the cure for sequelitis?
The industry has long mined popular games like "Call of Duty," ''Super Mario Bros." and "Final Fantasy" for a chain of spinoffs and sequels, but change is afoot ahead of this year's E3. The flashy trade show, expected to draw more than 48,000 attendees, will be populated by more original titles than in recent years.
Original games like Destiny
The sci-fi shooter "Destiny," alternate history adventure "The Order: 1886," cartoony shoot-'em-up "Sunset Overdrive" and man-versus-monster match-up "Evolve" could steal attention away from the latest crop of "Call of Duty," ''Halo" and "Assassin's Creed" games, the same way that then unheard-of "Watch Dogs" and "Titanfall" did the past two years at E3.
Despite such triumphs, original games likely won't outnumber sequels at E3. There's a plethora of new installments scheduled to be promoted across the cavernous halls of the Los Angeles Convention Center, including the latest editions of "The Sims," ''Fable," ''Call of Duty," ''Far Cry," ''Metal Gear Solid," ''Dragon Age" and "Assassin's Creed" series.
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