Future thrills from the E3 line-up

Metal Gear Solid: Rising. Photo / Supplied
Metal Gear Solid: Rising. Photo / Supplied

Metal Gear Solid: Rising
The MGS franchise is back with a razor-sharp sword called Zan-Datsu that slices enemies and even vehicles with ease. Mindless violence, and samurai chop-socky at its finest. (PS3, Xbox 360)

Call of Duty: Black Ops
Modern Warfare 2 broke records - expect the same here. Explosive action, as expected, plus better graphics and even helicopter gunships to play with. Demo levels were fast, challenging and engaging. (PS3, Xbox 360)

Fable 3
Third instalment sees Albion in crisis, and adds more depth and a bit of darkness to this modern classic. Karma comes into play, and adds strategic control of your city into the mix. (Xbox 360)

Halo Reach
The Halo behemoth continues to roll. The online multiplayer beta attracted millions, and although the single player is strikingly familiar, its graphics are better and there's a new story to suck us in. (Xbox 360)

Zelda: Skyward Sword
Nintendo favourite sees Wii controllers used as a sword and shield combo. New challenges, accurate use of motion control - it's about time! (Wii)

Gran Turismo 5
It's available in 3D, plays brilliantly with a superb new lease of life in high-def. Best trick? PlayStation Eye camera tracks head movement for in-car view - if you want to look deeper into a corner, you can. (PS3).

- NZ Herald

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