Early Registration Begins for E3 2012
According to an email we just received, early registration for the 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo, otherwise known as E3, has opened.
Attendees who are in the video game trade, who wants explore the halls of the convention floor, will have to fork over $795 for early registration, but those who wait until April 24 to buy their floor passes, will have to pay a $995.
While I love E3, and if I didn’t get press passes for the show, I’m not entirely convinced it would be worth a grand to access games months before they’re released.
Although, this year’s convention has a lot of potential.
No question, Nintendo‘s final Wii U casing and plans will be on display. And on top of that, playable demos of actual games should be available to try. Will we see a new Mario game? Or how about that Zelda tech demo that was shown last year? Did it turn into a full fledged game? As much as I have problems with the actual implements of the Wii U, I’m certainly excited to see how Nintendo plans on utilizing them.
There’s also a chance we’ll see a new system from one (or both) of the other two players in the Industry. Reports and rumors have certainly flooded the Internet the last few months on Microsoft‘s successor to the Xbox 360? There’s even been rumblings of a new Kinect sensor; though I find that a little premature, considering the device is only a year old.
Sony has been pretty mum, so I’d be surprised if any new hardware is talked about, besides what’s already been announced thus far.
Of course, isn’t that why we all look forward to E3? For the surprises?