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A little different take on Shiniest Objects this week. With sheer amount of E3 coverage, we’ve weeded through to find the games that slipped through the cracks of the major conference coverage. Check out the best of the rest of E3.
Scott Pilgrim vs E3
17 upcoming games that you may have missed, in no particular order:
Hard Corps Uprising (1up preview) (info) – XBLA, PSN
The next best thing to a new Contra from the team that brought you Guilty Gear.
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm (Shacknews preview) (info) – PC, MAC
It’s still a big deal and wants to suck you back in when the expansion reshapes the world of Azeroth.
XCOM (Giant Bomb trailer) (info) – 360, PC
Questionable new direction for this beloved franchise appears to be coming together better than everyone expected.
Devil’s Third (Giant Bomb announcement) (info) – 360, PS3
The man behind Ninja Gaiden unveils his newest franchise from his new development company, Valhalla Studios.
Hunted: The Demon’s Forge (Destructoid Preview) (info) – 360, PS3, PC
Cover-based third-person shoo…. er, dungeon crawler? From the Fallout 3 publishers, ok, you have my attention.
GoldenEye 007 (Kotaku details) (Trailer) (info) – Wii
It’s a remake, mostly. *grumble grumble*
Scott Pilgrim vs The World (Joystiq preview) (info) – PSN, XBLA
The game is looking even better than the movie, both of which are adapted from a graphic novel. River City Ransom meets and incredible new art style in this 2D brawler.
Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 (Kotaku Hands-on) (info) – PSN, XBLA
This time “Rad” can jump in the sequel to the only Bionic Commando remake worth playing.
Vanquish (Destructoid Hands-on) (info) – 360, PS3
A crazy new third-person shooter from the creator of Resident Evil.
Def Jam Rapstar (Joystiq preview) (info) – 360, PS3, Wii
This will be your next public embarrassment, but the game is looking fun as hell.
Space Invaders Infinity Gene (Ars Technica preview) (info) – XBLA, PSN
If you thought Space Invaders Extreme was trippy, wait until you see the console version of this great iPhone game.
NeverDead (Giant Bomb announcement) (info) – 360, PS3
Devil May Cry gameplay with dismemberment and plenty of gore.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (G4 Preview) (info) – 360, PS3
Hopefully, the 3D Castlevania that finally gets done right.
Fallout: New Vegas (Giant Bomb trailer) (info) – 360, PS3, PC
Falllout gambles by heading back west. If you loved Fallout 3, expect more of the same.
Splatterhouse (Destructoid hands-on) (info) – 360, PS3
Simple and brutal action in this 3D horror brawler update of an arcade classic.
Red Faction: Armageddon (Kotaku impressions) (info) – 360, PS3, PC
Red Faction heads back underground, but remains open world.
Mortal Kombat (Giant Bomb hands-on) (info) – 360, PS3
Mortal Kombat is back, and this game is meant to be all fan-service. If you haven’t played MK since MK II or 3, this may be the game for you.