This was to be Square Enix's first exhibition at E3 in three years, so needless to say, as the gatekeepers to many much-beloved franchises, people were hype to see what it was going to offer.
Square Enix will reveal more details about this game on August so stay tuned for more. Live action just isn't something you see these days from big, AAA publishers, which makes the mystery around The Quiet Man all the more interesting.
There was very little information on it, other than the implication that it has a pretty complex backstory and what seems to be a tone more similar to Dark Souls than Bayonetta. Packed lightly and only 45 minutes long, in terms of surprises, it was reserved to two games: Babylon's Fall, a new PlatinumGames joint, and The Quiet Man, a brand-new game from Human Head Studios, who you may recognize as the team behind the infamously cancelled Prey 2 (as well as from 2006's Prey). The teaser was a unusual mixture of live action and in-game graphics, but the central gimmick seems to be that the main character is deaf.
What made the whole thing even worse is that the rest of the stuff shown in the presentation was already showcased yesterday at the Microsoft conference: Kingdom Hearts III, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Just Cause 4, Dragon Quest XI (which is already out in Japan) and Awesome Adventures Of Captain Spirit.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider will release on September 14. A new video showed off the latest installment in the open-world crazy-fest and its focus on extreme weather like tornados and lightning.