Stiq Figures, May 19 - 25: E3 wish list edition

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We're drawing closer to the biggest gaming convention of the year, and judging by the recent frequency of leaks, it feels safe to assume a few more surprises will be ruined before E3 actually kicks off. That's sort of my excuse for jumping the gun with this topic a weekend early - aside from rumors and not-so-vague hints, most of us are still relatively in the dark on what to expect from this year's show. That means we can still properly get our hopes up for both obvious and never-gonna-happen game reveals!

In the spirit of building myself up for nothing, I'm going to cross my fingers for a Pokemon Snap sequel. All it would really have to do is expand its Pokedex and offer a lengthier tour of Pokemon regions and I'd be set. It would be great to see Samus return to her previous form, too - I really miss the grid-based exploration from her side scrolling outings and the superb feeling of isolation that runs rampant through Metroid Prime. Also, I might cause a small scene if we aren't shown a demo or at least more footage for that Wii U Yoshi game.

I'm hoping for plenty of Kingdom Hearts 3, Final Fantasy 15 and Mirror's Edge 2 footage as well, but I'm still pretty excited for the debuts and left-field reveals that might take me from zero to hyped in one trailer. It's dangerous to put a ton of faith in presentation footage, that's for sure, but that sense of being immediately won over by a new premise or story is oddly satisfying.

I've probably missed something worth anticipating, though. What are you looking forward to hearing about during E3? Whether it's essentially confirmed at this point or based entirely on wishful thinking on your part, swap lists with us in the comments, right after you check this week's Japanese hardware sales after the break!

3DS LL: 18,374 [UP] 24
Vita: 14,070 [UP] 1,260
Wii U: 9,024 [UP] 2,308
PS3: 7,565 [UP] 226
PS4: 7,543 [UP] 751
3DS: 4,850 [DOWN] 400
PSP: 1,479 [DOWN] 163
Vita TV: 1,142 [UP] 87
Xbox 360: 202 [UP] 1
[Image: Nintendo]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.