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[[caption-width-right:350:'''[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]] [[{{Crossover}} versus]] [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]]?!''' How do you top that? [[MassiveMultiplayerCrossover By adding]] '''''[[VideoGame/MegaManClassic Mega Man]], VideoGame/PacMan, and [[Franchise/StreetFighter Ryu]]!''''' [[note]][[MyFriendsAndZoidberg Oh, and some other Nintendo characters too]].[[/note]]]]

->''"I remember watching the announcement going out on the net, was a real big day for us, and was I think the point where people started to really get excited about the game!"''
-->-- ''[[SegaSuperstars Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing]]'' Executive Producer '''Steve Lycett''' [[http://www.digitalspy.com/gaming/interviews/a201044/steve-lycett-sega--sonic-all-star-racing.html on]] the announcement of [[VideoGame/{{Shenmue}} Ryo Hazuki]] as a playable character.

Video game announcements, particularly sequel or casting announcements, can cause [[SugarWiki/AndTheFandomRejoiced a positive uproar among the fans]].

!!Games with their own pages:
* ''AndTheFandomRejoiced/{{Capcom}}''
** ''AndTheFandomRejoiced/AceAttorney''
** ''AndTheFandomRejoiced/CapcomVsWhatever''
** ''AndTheFandomRejoiced/MegaMan''
* ''AndTheFandomRejoiced/DisneyInfinity''
* ''AndTheFandomRejoiced/DissidiaFinalFantasy''
** ''AndTheFandomRejoiced/TheatrhythmFinalFantasy''
* ''AndTheFandomRejoiced/InjusticeGodsAmongUs''
* ''AndTheFandomRejoiced/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance''
* ''AndTheFandomRejoiced/LEGOAdaptationGame''
* ''AndTheFandomRejoiced/MortalKombat''
* ''AndTheFandomRejoiced/{{Nintendo}}''
** ''AndTheFandomRejoiced/DonkeyKongCountry''
** ''AndTheFandomRejoiced/FireEmblem''
** ''AndTheFandomRejoiced/KidIcarus''
** ''AndTheFandomRejoiced/{{Kirby}}''
** ''AndTheFandomRejoiced/{{Pokemon}}''
*** ''AndTheFandomRejoiced/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'' (covers the originals plus ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire'')
*** ''[[AndTheFandomRejoiced/PokemonGenV Pokémon Generation V]]'' (covers ''Pokémon Black and White'' and ''Pokémon Black 2 and White 2'')
*** ''AndTheFandomRejoiced/PokemonXAndY''
*** ''AndTheFandomRejoiced/PokemonConquest''
** ''AndTheFandomRejoiced/SuperMarioBros''
*** ''AndTheFandomRejoiced/MarioAndLuigi''
*** ''AndTheFandomRejoiced/MarioKart''
*** ''AndTheFandomRejoiced/NewSuperMarioBros''
** ''AndTheFandomRejoiced/SuperSmashBros''
** ''AndTheFandomRejoiced/TheLegendOfZelda''
* ''AndTheFandomRejoiced/ProjectXZone''
* ''AndTheFandomRejoiced/{{Scribblenauts}}''
* ''AndTheFandomRejoiced/SegaSuperstars''
* ''AndTheFandomRejoiced/ShinMegamiTensei''
** ''AndTheFandomRejoiced/{{Persona}}''
* ''AndTheFandomRejoiced/SonicTheHedgehog''
* ''AndTheFandomRejoiced/{{Sony}}''
** ''AndTheFandomRejoiced/PlaystationAllStarsBattleRoyale''
** ''AndTheFandomRejoiced/RatchetAndClank''
** ''AndTheFandomRejoiced/SlyCooper''
* ''AndTheFandomRejoiced/SuperRobotWars''
* ''AndTheFandomRejoiced/TalesSeries''
* ''AndTheFandomRejoiced/ValveSoftware''
* ''AndTheFandomRejoiced/{{WayForwardTechnologies}}''

!!Other examples:


Examples that are recent are put in this folder for Two weeks after said two week they are then moved to the corresponding page/folder. Also please add a timestamp of when it was added.
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* 7/3/2015: Time to replay some of the ''VideoGame/MegaManLegends'' seeing that Capcom has given up it and they don't about on ''3'' anymor--wait is this "''Red Ash''" about...? Wait, that artstyle, the themes, could it be--Wait, EXPIES OF MEGA MAN, ROLL, TRON BONNE, AND TIESEL!! YES! IT'S BACK! MEGA MAN LEGENDS IS BEING RESURRECTED IN THE FORM OF RED ASH!! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!!
* 7/9/2015: After being absent from ''Company of Heroes 2'', [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldIGX1QuPjE the British are making a comeback]] with a new expansion pack!
* 7/11/2015: A ''VideoGame/HatofulBoyfriend'' remake... for PS4 and Vita? Okay, sure... wait a moment, a new route? We can romance ''[[MadScientist Tohri]]'' ''[[ManipulativeBastard Nishikikouji]]''?! Holy shit!

* ''AgarestSenki2''. Joy, this game is probably going to be like ''Agarest ZERO''. This game will probably have 20 hours, and not a lot of con- wait, this game will be longer than just 20 hours!? YEA- '''WAIT'''. The pink-haired girl will start as a loli again!? '''YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESS!!!'''
** In the same vain as ''[[VideoGame/AgarestSenki Agarest Senki ZERO]]'': Wait, Aksys is localizing it!? WOOHOO!!!
** Bah, the newest game, ''Agarest Senki Marriage'' is going to be for the PlaystationPortable instead of either the UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 or UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita. What's up with these character designs and why are they a little bit more loli-fied compared to the rest!? Stupid Compile Hea- wait, did they just announce that the second generation protagonist '''WILL BE A FEMALE PROTAGONIST INSTEAD OF THE USUAL MALE PROTAGONIST!?''' '''''IT'S ABOUT DAMN TIME COMPILE HEART!'''''
* The classic AmericanMcGeesAlice is well-loved by its fans. In 2009 EA announced that they were releasing a much-awaited sequel, named ''VideoGame/AliceMadnessReturns''. After 10 years of waiting. Hooray!
** And now a Kickstarter for the ''third'' game, Alice: Otherlands, has been fully funded...admittedly, in the form of a series of animated episodes, not an actual game, but that's still more than we thought we'd get, so...
* '''''An VideoGame/AmnesiaTheDarkDescent sequel is coming out this year?!?!?''''' COUNT ME IN!!! [[http://www.pcgamer.com/2012/06/15/amnesia-a-machine-for-pigs-trailer-features-dead-pigs-angry-pigs-outdoor-environments/ Here's]] the trailer.
* ''VideoGame/AnarchyReigns''? Never heard of it. WAIT...what's that [[EarWorm theme]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zysr4weluSM I hear]]? Is that VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}? AND SHE's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGMUU_JwseM PLAYABLE]]!?! [[ButWaitTheresMore Wait...]] She uses [[BulletTime Witch Time]], [[PrehensileHair Wicked Weaves]], AND [[TortureTechnician TORTURE ATTACKS]]!?! SHUT UP AND TAKE MY [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything HALOs]] / [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog RINGs]]!
* ''VideoGame/TheAngryVideoGameNerdAdventures'' is going to be released on the WiiU and Nintendo3DS!
* ''[[AnotherCenturysEpisode Another Century's Episode R]]'' is pretty much made of this. A new sequel to the ''ACE'' series, after they said it was over? Great! Lots of popular series like ''CrossboneGundam'', ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'', ''Anime/CodeGeass'' and ''Anime/MacrossFrontier''? Even better! Then the second preview video came along, revealing the improved, faster and smoother gameplay, a number of {{Crowning Moment Of Awesome}}s, while showcasing Kyosuke Nanbu, Masaki Andoh and Ryusei Date from ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration'' would be in as well? Things hit a fever pitch afterwards.
** The game suffered a bit of UnpleasableFanbase early on when the director revealed each series will be limited to "about" three playable machines. Before the fans could start complaining, however, he made a second blog post that same day, explaining they're merely keeping the cast list from being too overloaded in order to focus on the gameplay and visuals. Later revelations showed the cast list was going to hit all the high notes anyway, meaning there would be some DemotedToExtra, but not enough to dethrone already awesome playables.
*** Especially when they announced unlockable characters would include the alternate samurai-type King Gainer, XAN, from Super Robot Wars Z. Before that, we were under the impression that there wouldn't be any unlockables, then they throw us a big one? Yeeeeeees.
*** Two more ATFR, ''especially'' from Armored Core fans. Two words: [[spoiler: Nineball Seraph]]'s appearance.
*** And an even bigger ATFR. Three words: '''Playable''' [[spoiler: Nineball Seraph]]].
* ''VideoGame/ArcanaHeart 3'' has been confirmed to be ported to PlayStation3 and XBox 360. Well, we know the PortingDisaster that got into Arcana Heart 2, I guess they'll screw up aga-- wait, wait, wait...IS THAT [[ArcSystemWorks ARC SYSTEM WORKS]] DOING THE PORTING!? Well, seeing how well they did VideoGame/BlazBlue, they must know what they're doing. So...[[BigYes YEEEESSS!!!]]
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSa0Xg-YadY trailer]] for ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'' showing a tomahawk-weilding native American assassin in the UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution as the new protagonist evoked this reaction from fans.
** ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag'', an open world Pirate game aboard a fully sailable boat, the GoldenAgeOfPiracy in all its glory, Blackbeard, Underwater Diving and...we can hunt Great White Sharks!!!
** ''Rogue''...Playable Templar for the Win...
** ''Unity''...After all, its Paris, its la revolution and Madame Guillotine est faim!!!
** ''Syndicate'' reintroduces '''whistling!''' Oh, and zip lines, meaning your character is that much closer to being Batman. Also, the devs mentioning that Jacob will not have an arsenal strapped to him while walking the streets of London.
* First released in 2002, yet still going strong due to being a unique mythology-based RTS (as well as being a CultClassic), ''AgeOfMythology'' will be released on [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/266840/ Steam!]]

* The mere announcement of a ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' [[VideoGame/BackToTheFuture game]] by Creator/TelltaleGames got a pop from the fandom. Then it was announced that Bob Gale (half of the original creative team) would be working on it. And the announcement that Christopher Lloyd would be voicing Doc Brown.
** Sadly, Creator/MichaelJFox won't be returning as Marty, but he did allow the use of his likeness and TheOtherDarrin they've hired can do an - wait, [[spoiler: Willie [=McFly=]]] in the last game sounds downright familiar... and so do [[spoiler: the three Martys]] in the finale... [[SugarWiki/AndTheFandomRejoiced my pants have now been crapped in.]]
* Creator/MarkHamill reprising the role of the Joker for ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'', Paul Dini from [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries the animated series]] writing it, Arleen Sorkin and KevinConroy as Harley Quinn and the man himself...
** And then there was ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity''.
** And after retiring the role, ''he came back for some ''VideoGame/DCUniverseOnline'' expansion work. Specifically, one where the Joker's a main character. Awesome.''
** Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill [[TheOtherDarrin aren't coming back for]] ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'' like they did in [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum Rocksteady's]] [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity installments]]. [[RuinedForever Warner Bros. Interactive is going to ruin i-]] Wait, Deathstroke is in the game? Maybe I'll give it a second chance.
** Ugh, can't believe Hamill retired as Joker. Whoever's playing him here is gonna blo--[[Creator/TroyBaker TROY BAKER]] IS PLAYING JOKER??? SOLD!
** Scarecrow as the lead villain for ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight''? I don't kn--DRIVEABLE BATMOBILE?! COUNT ME IN!
*** Hell, for some fans, [[FissionMailed Scarecrow]] as the villain WAS the moment of great rejoicing! There was a massive amount of squeeing/[[BringMyBrownPants pants-wetting]] at the first showing of his [[BodyHorror new]] [[NightmareFace appearance]]. Let's hear it for the Master of Fear, ladies and gentlemen!
*** [[spoiler: Holy shit, despite what he said, Mark Hamill's back as the Joker!]]
* It's cool that ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta 2}}'' is coming soon and all, but won't I be left out of the running if I haven't played-- [[VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}} THE FIRST GAME]] IS BEING PACKED IN WITH IT?! I'M SORRY I EVER DOUBTED YOU, [[Creator/PlatinumGames PLATINUM]]!
* On the same day as ''Marvel vs. Capcom 3'': ''VideoGame/BionicCommando Rearmed 2''. TakeThat PolygonCeiling!
* ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite''. There's something. In. The sky.
** And Ken Levine is running the show again!
** Before release: "Oh god, you mean the game is ONE GIANT EscortMission!? I'm going to shoot that brat in the back of the head every chance I get!" Initial trailers: "Wait, you mean she actually gets out of the way during combat, and actively HELPS you?" And then came more gameplay footage, additional information, and the release of the game: "Elizabeth is the most amazing non-player video game character ever, and I will personally climb onto the Songbird's face and punch it to death if it ever tries to lay a claw on her again!"
* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' fans were mostly apathetic to the downloadable content offered in ''Continuum Shift''. Then it was revealed that among the DLC would be three new characters, with two of them being [[SquirrelGirl Makoto Nanaya]] and [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Valkenhayn Helsing]], two of the biggest {{Ensemble Darkhorse}}s in the series. The fans were immediately happy.
** Hm, VideoGame/BlazBlueContinuumShift II: Plus for PSP Vita?? What now, did they want to make this a [[CapcomSequelStagnation ASW Sequel Stagnation]]...wait, SIX NEW STORIES!? All right, we'll forgive that for the moment...Wait, they made [[ArchnemesisDad RELIUS CLOVER]] playable!? INSTANTLY FORGIVEN!
** Well, this game (now called Continuum Shift Extend) now have a story mode for the DLC characters (and Relius). But I don't think that's enough to buy it...wait a minute? You actually put the Calamity Trigger stories there? AND IT'S ALSO ON XBOX 360 AND PS3??? INSTANT BUY!!!
** And now VideoGame/BlazBlueChronoPhantasma is coming. [[TheImmodestOrgasm Several of the fans already have]].
*** Oh it'll probably just be another expansion--3 NEW CHARACTERS??? BIG SYSTEM OVERHAULS??? REMIXED SOUNDTRACK??? IT'S A REAL SEQUEL!!!
*** Bah, did they just cut down the whole Murakumo characters group!? Cue sad Lambda/Nu mainers... [[http://www.dustloop.com/forums/showthread.php?14664-BlazBlue-Chrono-Phantasma-General-Discussion-Hype-Thread&p=1404480&viewfull=1#post1404480 Nu and Mu confirmed to return]]!? Cue Lambda/Nu mainers crying TearsOfJoy...
*** Hazama is getting a second form as pre-order DLC? Well that's all well and good but [[RunningGag where's]]--'''[[http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BT3jVvUCQAAhWUu.jpg HOLY FUCKING SHIT KOKONOE IS A DLC CHARACTER]]?!?!?! [[{{Squee}} AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!]]'''
* ''VideoGame/BlazeUnion''. "Sting's just riding on ''VideoGame/YggdraUnion'''s popularity! There's a new character designer, and the art is too different! There's even a new writer! Nobody we know's gonna be in it! This game is gonna be stupid!" And then Famitsu leaked the OP, letting us know that this game would cover the Bronquian revolution that took place a few years before the main plot of ''YggdraUnion''--and [[EnsembleDarkhorse the Imperial Army]] makes up a good half of your main characters. Cue tears of joy from a large chunk of the fanbase.
* VideoGame/BrutalLegend is gonna have a PC version! And Double Fine will be the publisher instead of EA, which means it will surely not be an EA Origin exclusive!
** And it comes with all of the DLC from the console version packed in. Best of all, it's ''fifteen bucks.'' And Tim Schafer has hinted that if there's enough sales of the PC version, he's willing to make ''even more DLC'' for the game.

* ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps'' is going to be developed by {{Treyarch}}? ThisIsGonnaSuck...wait, [[http://kotaku.com/5677841/you-wont-believe-who-is-killing-zombies-in-call-of-duty-black-ops the zombie gametype is basically]] ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' [[RecycledInSpace WITH]] [[PatrioticFervor PRESIDENTS!?]] SOLD!
** Needs more [[MetalWolfChaos Michael Wilson]], though.
** More zombie maps. Yeah that's interesting...wait, Creator/SarahMichelleGellar is in it? [[InkSuitActor As Buffy]]? There goes my next month of game playing.
** ''Call of Duty: Black Ops 2'' is bringing a full story for NaziZombies. Which you can go through with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Call_of_Duty:_Black_Ops_II#Zombies 8 players.]]
* ''VideoGame/CartoonNetworkPunchTimeExplosion [[UpdatedRerelease XL]]''? It's probably gonna be as [[SoOkayItsAverage mediocre]] as the previous version... Wait, is that [[EnsembleDarkhorse the Scotsman]]? Aku? ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo''? And the original Ben? ''And'' the original voice actors reprising their roles [[TheOtherDarrin rather than imitators]] (except [[{{Creator/Mako}} Aku]], since [[AuthorExistenceFailure the original is already resting in peace]])? This might be worth a buy after all.
* IGA's stellar track record with ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' ever since ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight Symphony of the Night]]'' made the 3D versions look mediocre at best. ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow'' looks to change that with the one-two punch E3 announcment of development by HideoKojima and voicework by Creator/PatrickStewart. It counts because previous 3D ''Castlevania'' titles were all victims of the PolygonCeiling; did you really think the fanbase would ''immediately'' enjoy another 3D game after that track record?
** '''[[ContinuityNod "Mark me well, I will wipe the name of Belmont from this world!"]]'''
*** [[ContinuityNod "Poor Carmilla... You will cry Bloody Tears before this night has ended."]]
* ''VideoGame/CastleOfIllusion'' is getting an HD remake!
* ''VideoGame/CaveStory'' is getting another remake-but on the UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS, as if fans didn't have ''enough'' reasons to buy it!
** The very possibility of a sequel sent the fanbase into pure ecstasy.
* ''VideoGame/ClockTower'' going to have a spiritual successor in the form of ''[=NightCry=]'', and it has a [[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/playism/project-scissors-nightcry Kickstarter]] to fund game! Go and give them your money so they can scare us!!
* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'' fans: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nFKPVfDrGU Hell. March. Three.]] Oh, yes, yes, yes. Solidified with the announcement that ''Red Alert 3'' would star TimCurry, JKSimmons, GeorgeTakei, and Creator/PeterStormare in his signature "scientist" role.
** The original teaser for ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer 3'' had a [[SugarWiki/AndTheFandomRejoiced Fandom Rejoice]] moment of its own. There's a news broadcast mentioning the Brotherhood of Nod and Kane's apparent death, which is abruptly turned off... by Joseph Kucan! KANE LIVES! And Tricia Helfer and Grace Park from ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'', ''and'' Josh Holloway from ''Series/{{Lost}}'', ''and'' MichaelIronside! Billy Dee Williams! Creator/MalcolmMcDowell! Lastly, RicFlair as a general in the cutscenes. [[MemeticMutation MARKING OUT~!]] WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
*** ''Command And Conquer 4''? Seriously, how long can they keep churning out - wait, Joseph Kucan's back? AGAIN? KANE LI- er, STILL LIVES!
** ''CommandAndConquerGenerals 2'' is coming? OK, cool - wait, BioWare is making it?
* ''VideoGame/CompanyOfHeroes'' was already a very good game, albeit one with only an average-sized fanbase and only incremental balance patches after ''Tales of Valor''. Then the news came out: ''[[http://www.easternfront.org Eastern Front is coming out]]''. And there was much rejoicing, indeed.
* ''VideoGame/CrusaderKings 2'' will finally make pagan nations playable! Excellent! Wait - they're adding an 867 CE start date, increasing the possible game length BY ANOTHER TWO HUNDRED YEARS? Prepare the burnt offerings.
** And they announced another [[http://www.paradoxplaza.com/press/2013/10/praise-be-to-the-divine-crusader-kings-ii-sons-of-abraham-announced expansion]], this one focused on religion! Awesome... wait, ''you can play as a Jewish lord?'' '''BARUCH HASHEM!'''

* Ugh, ''VideoGame/DJHero''. Another attempt by Activision to get people to buy plastic par--- wait, Music/DaftPunk is in the game? And they're making 11 mixes for it? Sold!
** For others, it's Grand Master Flash, DJ Jazzy Jeff (WillSmith's old partner) and Music/JayZ being in the game.
** For those that play {{Rhythm Game}}s, the fact that it's intuitive and not like {{beatmania}} really won some of them over.
** And you can join in with a GuitarHero controller. Yes.
* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' is getting a PC release, yay! ....with Games for Windows Live, [[InternetBackdraft boo!]]
** A sequel has been announced. Now [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdtBiHz2syo look at the trailer]]. See the little icons at the end of the trailer, saying which systems it is gonna come out for? One of them says 'PC'. Rejoice, PC crew, because From Software has not forgotten you!
* Holy shit, '''SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}''' is getting his own game!
* Man, everyone seems to ignore ''VideoGame/{{Descent}}'' these days in favor of games like ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}''... I just wish that it would get ''some'' love these day--wait. ''Descent'' is now available on STEAM? ''AND SO IS DESCENT 2?!'' '''[[RuleOfThree AS WELL AS DESCENT 3]]!?''' I ''DO'' WANT THIS!
* ''{{Deathsmiles}}'' gets a proper localization? Thank you, Aksys Games!
* ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'' was seen as a shameless cash-in for most of its production cycle. It was only after an early version of it was leaked that excitement began mounting. It was later revealed that the Eidos Montreal team had spent a lot of time consulting with the original team. Also the opening, which features Bob Page (voiced by the original voice actor) was enough to send chills up gamers' spines.
* ''VideoGame/DeusExMankindDivided'': When it was said that boss fights could be skippable like in the [[http://www.lazygamer.net/general-news/jensen-can-sneak-past-every-boss-in-deus-ex-mankind-divided/ original game.]]
* Around about the time [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8L3zdx7I8oI&hd=1 this trailer]] for ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 4| A Promise Unforgotten}}'' came out, the entire fandom could be heard {{squee}}ing in unison. NipponIchi wasn't kidding when they promised a graphics update, it seems.
** As much as I love the entire Franchise/{{Disgaea}} series, it's still a shame that we haven't gotten a sequel to ''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness''. I guess it's just never gonna happen. Hm? New [[http://news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000/511/511644/ summer greetings card]]? No way. Takehito Harada must be trolling us. It's gotta be a joke! Wait, [[http://www.siliconera.com/2012/10/19/disgaea-dimension-2-warps-to-playstation-3-in-2013/ he is serious]]? ''[[VideoGame/DisgaeaDimension2 We are getting a sequel to Disgaea: Hour Of Darkness!?]]'' '''TAKE MY HL NOW, NIPPON ICHI!!!'''
* ''WebVideo/DragonAgeRedemption'', the ''Franchise/DragonAge'' web series. Written by and starring [[Creator/FeliciaDay FELICIA DAY!!!!]] elicited this response from ''Franchise/DragonAge'' (and Felicia day) fans.
* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' bought some good press with its "Fires Above" trailer, and the 2014 release date was taken as a good sign given how ''II'' suffered from being rushed. ''Then'' came the confirmation (after a lot of differing reports) that you ''can'' once again have a non-human PlayerCharacter.
** Similarly the reaction to [[LadyOfBlackMagic Morrigan]], [[ChurchMilitant Cassandra]] and [[FriendlySniper Varric Tethras]] appearing in the teaser trailer.
** The PAX Demo revealing that just one level is ''larger'' than the entire game world of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', the environment is malleable and able to be used during combat and you can fight dragons! And in addition to the various races returning, there is a '''Kossith''' Inquisitor!
** Large amounts of {{squee}} ensued after Cullen was announced as both a companion and a love interest.
** Iron Bull, the qunari mercenary voiced by Freddie Prinze Jr., who voiced the un-romanceable James Vega in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', is romanceable? By both gendered Inquisitors? Of all races? '''I'M GONNA RIDE THE BULL!'''
** The "Enemy of Thedas" trailer briefly showed Hawke, the player character of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII''. Shortly after the trailer was released, a Bioware dev tweeted that players will be able to customize Hawke's appearance. This was an unexpected but very welcome surprise to the fandom.
* Oh look, ''VideoGame/DragonballXenoverse'', yet ''another'' Dragon Ball game, has been announced. This should be nothing more than usual beat-em-up and fighting ga- What's this? Dimps is developing, battles are set in full 3D destructible environments, fighters can traverse the levels free-roaming in very large spaces and can be fighting on a platform, go in the air, and fight underwater, the game will feature elements from ''VideoGame/DragonballOnline'' such as character creation and a hub world where you level up your created character, there can be more than 1v1 in battle, unlike the previous games of the series that usually follow the original Dragon Ball canon ''Xenoverse'' will feature an entire new story including your own player created character and this will also be the first Dragon Ball game released on the eighth generation consoles as well as ''PC!?'' '''SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY DIMPS!!'''
** Three words. Female Super Saiyan.
** For English voices, one of them has sounded like someone from an abridged series. It was [[https://twitter.com/Chris24_Sabat/status/566045790330580992 confirmed]] that [[WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged TFS's Nappa(Takahata101)]] is one of the Future Warrior's voice options.
* After being brutalized by Nexon NA, VideoGame/DungeonFighterOnline was shut down June 2013. Nearly a year later, Neople, the developers of the game, decided to publish the game themselves nearly a year later. As of writing, Alpha testing starts May 15.
** Alpha testing was a success and as of writing, Neople is currently getting the game ready for a relaunch. Of note is that the team has mentioned translations, including a piece of dialogue from the Metastasis patch, meaning that we may be able to catch up with Korea.
** It gets better: They've comfirmed it'll have the Korean version's Skill system (infinite FREE resets/skill adjustments), and in a show of good faith, they said the cash shop wouldn't be open during the CBT because "we don't want to take your money for an unfinished server"
** CBT begins March 2015. The wait is almost over.
** The CBT became a OBT as a likes bonus, and the game is released with new content being added on a biweekly basis
* ''VideoGame/{{Drakengard}}'' [[CueTheFlyingPigs is coming]] [[BackFromTheDead back]] and Yoko Taro is the director and scenario creator.
** Insert CAPATALIZED and '''''BOLDED''''' words HERE!!!!!
** And now it's been confirmed that it will be brought over here as well.
* ''VideoGame/DukeNukemForever'' is finally coming out in 2011?! CueTheFlyingPigs, and HAIL TO THE KING BABY! [[SubvertedTrope (Pity it didn't really live up to the hype.)]]
* So a new Empires expansion is coming out for ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors''. Ah, I'm sure it will be a trainwreck like the last one... wait, is that the new character XU SHU?! In an Empire game?! And aren't those lots of DECLONED CHARACTERS?! CAW contains WHAT?! Freely adjustable EX and musou attacks? Freely changable sizes of body parts and ALL OF THE CAW PARTS OF THE PREVIOUS GAME?! Even the DLC ones?! Also, [[BuxomIsBetter breast size can be adjusted...]] 200 SLOTS FOR CAWS?! KOEI, SHIP THIS THING!
* ''[[VideoGame/DynastyWarriors Dynasty Warriors Strikeforce 2]]''. Great, a spin-off of [=DW6=] is getting a sequel. When are they going to move on to [=DW7=] and stop milking the- Wait, is that Da Qiao? And Jiang Wei? They're bringing back more of the cut characters? And... they're giving Wei a new gal (Cai Wenji)!? This is going to be awesome!
** Dynasty Warriors 7. Let's just hope that they don't screw it up like they did last- Hold on, they got rid of the [[ScrappyMechanic renbu system]] and brought back the old combo system ''while'' keeping the weapon change mechanic from ''Strikeforce''? Certain characters have their old weapons back? Xing Cai's back, meaning that the cut characters will return? ''Jin'' has been included as a faction, meaning they're expanding past Wu Zhang Plains? '''''OH YEAH!'''''
** Xtreme Legends? New characters for the first time in Dynasty Warriors? Cool! Fan-requested character Guo Jia to appear? Great! Some characters that shared move sets in [=DW7=] are receiving their own? Sweet! New babe that serves as an ArchEnemy of Ma Chao (Wang Yi)? Awesome! ''[[TheBusCameBack PANG DE'S BACK!?!?]] '''TAKE MY MONEY, KOEI!'''''
* ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriorsGundam 3''. [[GundamWing Deathscythe Hell]] is in the game. And if that wasn't enough, ''so is the [[Anime/AfterWarGundamX Gundam Double X]]!'' For the first time in history, ''[[Anime/AfterWarGundamX Gundam X]]'' material actually gets officially released in the states!
* [[VideoGame/DynastyWarriors Well, if it isn't another Dynasty Warriors Empires game...]] So, what new things are they planning to introduce for DW:E 8? Wait, your characters can have children now? You can create and edit your own scenarios? Seems like KOEI is once again going to make a lot of rabid-fanboy money!
* VisualNovel/DanganRonpa is going to have a western release.
* ''VideoGame/{{Diablo III}}'' is overhauling the loot system so that if say, you are playing a Witch Doctor, the game will actually give you Witch Doctor Loot. This is something that Roguelikes have needed ''since the genre's origin'' - sure [[SturgeonsLaw most of the loot will probably not be an upgrade]], but at least you won't be running a new Monk who is ''still'' wearing Act I gear in Act IV because the game does nothing but rain Demon Hunter and Barbarian gear on you.
* ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' players do this with pretty much every major content update. Notable examples:
** v0.31: Massive overhaul of material properties and damage rules, modelling combat at a ridiculously detailed level! Complex medical care mechanics! The long-awaited implementation of pottery! Hugely expanded ItemCrafting system that made insanely elaborate {{Game Mod}}s possible! [[BeneathTheEarth A procedurally-generated Underdark!]]
** v0.34: Mine carts! Magic! EldritchLocations that raise dead creatures as zombies and have ''rains of blood!''
** v0.40: [[ArtificialBrilliance Simulated personalities, ambitions and emotional ranges!]] The game world outside your fortress is no longer PerpetuallyStatic! AdventureMode now gives you the option of ''guerilla warfare!'' [[GameplayAutomation You can retire a fortress for a while and let the AI run it while you go do something else!]]
** All the above versions then have a second wave of this when Toady One finally gets around to fixing various long-standing bugs.

* ''VideoGame/EarthBound'', possibly the most egregious case of NoExportForYou to ever grace the medium of video games, is coming back on the Wii U virtual console. After almost 20 years. God bless you, Nintendo...
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls V'' is finally coming out? And it's set in [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]? Okay, sounds promising. Let's just hope its not as buggy as ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]''...[[http://www.gamespot.com/xbox360/rpg/elderscrollsvskyrim/news.html?sid=6285304 TES: V will be using a new game engine?]] [[MemeticMutation By AZURA! BY AZURA! BY AZURA!]]
** Oh look, another new DLC has been announced. I bet it'll be as lackluster as Dawngua-Wait, [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Solstheim? Morrowind's Alien Landscape?]] SPEARS? ''' ''FLYABLE DRAGONS?!?!'' '''
* When ''EpicMickey'' was originally announced, it was met with a general 'Meh' from the gaming crowd, expecting at best a ''KingdomHearts''-lite. They they announced that Warren Spector was in on the project, and that they'd be taking a DarkerAndEdgier route on the concept- fans were still skeptical, until they saw the concept art. And OswaldTheLuckyRabbit- the predecessor to Mickey, whom Disney lost the rights to over 80 years ago (And Spector and Disney [[DoingItForTheArt got him back]] ''[[DoingItForTheArt just for this game]]'', trading a ''flesh-and-blood human sportscaster'' for him)- is a ForgottenChildhoodFriend turned AntiVillain. If that wasn't enough {{Retraux}} for ya, Mickey's KarmaMeter allows him to act like his [[EraSpecificPersonality original personality]] as a [[ScrewySquirrel mischevious]] [[{{Jerkass}} jerk]], the [[TheEveryman modern hero]] or somewhere in between. Disney seems to be clawing their way out of their DorkAge in a CrazyAwesome way (as if the aforementionned ''Princess and the Frog'' and ''Tron Legacy'' weren't enough proof.).
** Just in case they can, the sequel will be on Wii U, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, too. And there'll be musical numbers. And you can ''play'' as Oswald.
* The final pre-order bonus for ''VideoGame/EuropaUniversalis IV'' is released... AND IT'S AN OFFICIAL SAVE CONVERTER!
** One thing that many people had wanted for years was the ability to create a randomized New World, so players wouldn't have the advantage of knowing themselves where everything was. But given the amount of work involved in doing such a thing, they gave up on it ever happening... until the announcement of the first EU4 expansion, ''Conquest of Paradise''.

* ''VideoGame/FairyFencerF'' finally is announced for localization according to NISA. To say the fandom erupted is an understatement.
* Bethesda developing ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}''? Yuck, just'll be ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' with gu-wait, was that Ron Perlman?!
** That ending was ''awful'', Bethesda! Wait - a DLC retcon? A PlayableEpilogue? More Liberty Prime? Hell yeah.
** Another moment aimed ''specifically'' at the anti-Bethesda FanDumb would be hearing that ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' is being developed by Obsidian Entertainment, which is (coincidentally) run by refugees from Black Isle Studios (who made the first two ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' games). If that wasn't enough, Liam Neeson is ''playing your dad''.
** Ooh look, the ''New Vegas'' trailer. Looks really familiar, like they're rehashing the same stuff from the last ga... [[spoiler:'''IS THAT THE NEW CALIFORNIA REPUBLIC?''']]
*** Along came the E³ trailer. Combat gameplay, it's just like ''Fallout 3'' aga- Is that a Glock 86 plasma pistol? Did that mutant still have lips, held up with ropes? Was that a classic vault entrance?
*** Creator/DannyTrejo and FeliciaDay as companions? There goes fifty bucks, secured as a transaction with '''Michael Dorn''''s voice coming out of ''Marcus''.
*** Tabitha just talked about the Master. You're ''really holding'' a plasma caster, the classic plasma rifle, dressed in classic advanced power armor, and you get to pick up traits too. You actually get to see Caesar's Legion in a game after all this time.
* After a countdown started on Bethesda's blog, with a background similar to ''Fallouts'', fans waited. Finally, we got it. [[{{VideoGame/Fallout4}} War. War never changes.]]
* ''VideoGame/FateExtra'' being localized by ''Aksys Games''!? Pigs must've been flying in the sky now while Satan is ice-skating! My TypeMoon game, in mah local PSP!? DO WANT!
** [[BigWhat WHAT?!]] [[http://www.siliconera.com/2012/04/17/fateextra-ccc-slips-from-spring-to-2012-winter/ Fate/EXTRA CCC has been delayed until winter?!]] That's going to kill the game -- wait, '''[[http://www.siliconera.com/2012/04/18/gilgamesh-is-a-servant-in-fateextra-ccc/ WHAT?!]]''' We're getting PLAYABLE [[spoiler:GILGAMESH]]?! INSTANTLY FORGIVEN. [[spoiler:I suppose you Fate/EXTRA CCC developers aren't such [[CatchPhrase mongrels]] after all.]]
** Opening movie by Creator/StudioShaft, the fact that the game will be the "Heaven's Feel" route of FateExtra, and Lancer class Servant [[spoiler:[[http://www.siliconera.com/2012/11/07/fateextra-cccs-new-master-is-an-internet-addict-and-who-is-lancer/ KARNA]]]] of the [[{{Pun}} ill-fated]] LightNovel/FateApocrypha also garnered a quite loud rejoicing.
* Score one for ElectronicArts thanks to their new ''[[VideoGame/FIFASoccer FIFA 12]]'' [[http://gametreemac.com/EA-Electronic-Arts/Buy-FIFA-Soccer-12-Mac-Download port to the Mac.]]
* Four and a half years after the {{Wii}}'s VirtualConsole service launches, we finally get... '''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'''. Please and thank you.
* Just after E3 2014, Creator/SquareEnix wasn't going to show off anything new other than some small time projects. Not to mention, a smartphone minigame of ''{{VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII}}'s'' bike chase scene, titled ''Final Fantasy VII G-Bike''. And Creator/SquareEnix milks the franchise agai- wait, ''updated graphics!?'' ''We can jump and slide!?'' ''Did we just see '''LimitBreak attacks!?''''' '''''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3KKH9zB59Y IT'S FREE!?]]''''' Time to get SidetrackedByTheGoldSaucer.
* Another Square-Enix project they showed off was a trailer for ''Final Fantasy Agito'', a mobile phone game that serves as a {{Prequel}} to ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyType0''. ''Type-0'' was originally announced for a localization, and became one of the most hotly anticipated PSP games to be released on Western shores, but then [[{{Vaporware}} years went by with no word on the project]], causing many fans to start losing hope in it. SUDDENLY at the end of the ''Agito'' trailer, there was a brief text announcement that ''Type-0'' [[SavedFromDevelopmentHell is undergoing an HD remastered release for the PS4 and Xbox One, and the localization effort is on full speed ahead!]]. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming It was thanks to the massive waves of fan support that the game has enjoyed.]]
* Are you seriously telling me that TetsuyaNomura is directing a game written by Kazushige Nojima and scored by Creator/YokoShimomura, with the Disney taken out of ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'' and the DarkerAndEdgier cranked UpToEleven? YES! (''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'', formerly ''Versus XIII'', by the way.)
* Many mocked ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' for the character names and huge lack of gameplay information at the time. Then Square Enix revealed Sazh Katzroy --[[RefugeInAudacity a savvy]] DualWielding [[RefugeInAudacity black man with an afro (used as a nest by tiny baby chocobos) who calls himself "Daddy"]]-- and the mocking turned into frothing demand.
** Just as the Sazh afterglow faded and gamers began to constantly mock Hope Estheim for being a kiddy girlie character, Square finally revealed that his summon is Alexander - who hasn't been usable since ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' and was last seen as [[spoiler:the final boss of the Treasures of Aht Urghan storyline]] in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI''. Suddenly everyone wants to play Hope.
*** As of recent updates to ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'', Alexander is finally summonable, though [[spoiler:you still have to defeat him in the Treasures of Aht Urgan storyline first]]. Also, including [[spoiler:Odin]] in that same update qualifies for this trope on its own.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2''? Wasn't ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2 X-2]]'' bad enou... [[http://www.blisteredthumbs.net/2011/06/e3-final-fantasy-xiii-2/ Serah is playable? You'll be able to explore the world map again?]] Aw, Square ''does'' learn from its mistakes.
** Then you played the game, and then... What. The. Eff!? That's the END!? This is the WORST CliffHanger EVER, and God DAMN You, Square, making such cruel decision. Final Fantasy is now de-- [[VideoGame/LightningReturnsFinalFantasyXIII Lightning Returns - Final Fantasy XIII]]!? All right, this is your next chance, Square. Don't blow it...
*** Many ''Versus XIII'' fans rejoiced at this being named the last "Lightning" game.
** ''Versus XIII''? Oh! You mean '''''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'''''. That's right, Nomura's long-awaited contribution to the ''Final Fantasy'' franchise has joined the prior 14 titles as a main title. And like how XIII got the "Lightning Saga", the FNC introduces "the story of Versus" (as referred to in the E3 2013 trailer) through its fifteenth main title.
*** So most of the gameplay involving ''FinalFantasyXV'' has been standard open-world RPG fare. Not like that [[VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}} hasn't been tried before]], right Squa-- wait a minute, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3N_cAiwhWw when did Ramuh get so huge?!]] And he's nuking wildlife for [[{{Cap}} 9999 damage apiece]]! And you get to see the aftermath on the environment! ''And'' your party members comment on it!
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'': Yawn, another ''Final Fantasy'' title. It's probably just anoth- wait, Creator/NobuoUematsu is composing the entire soundtrack for the first time since ''FFIX''? [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome WIN]].
** Oh man, not another MMO-- Akihiko Yoshida you say!?
** Patch 2.2 lets you fight Leviathan? That's pretty sweet, but...HOLY SHIT, GILGAMESH!?! And you can fight him on a bridge with the Battle on the Big Bridge theme playing!?! Nostalgia to the max!
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyType0'' has kingdoms named [[TheFourGods Suzaku, Byakko, Genbu, and Seiryu!]], and oh, hey there, Gilgamesh! [[http://images.wikia.com/finalfantasy/images/d/d4/FFType0-GilgameshRender.png Taking lessons from]] [[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy Garland]], [[{{BFS}} I see...]]
* When the PC re-release of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' came out in late 2012 on Sqaure's online store as a digital download (and then mid 2013 for Steam), fans were initially not pleased that it still used the MIDI quality soundtrack from the 1990s PC release. Come September of 2013, and all digital releases of VII have been updated to include the PS1 quality soundtrack! Only time will tell if the same will happen with the PC re-release of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' that came out in December 2013.
* Full remake of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' on PlayStation4. They did it... [[Film/JurassicPark the sons of bitches did it!]]
** Nomura has hinted that he is interested in reamking other ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' games as well, specifically ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' and ''FinalFantasyVI''.
* As of May 7, 2014, ''[[VideoGame/FreeSpace FreeSpace: The Great War]]'' [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/273600/ is available on Steam]]! It's not [=FreeSpace=] 2, sure, but it's something to cheer about!
* In the second game of ''VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed'', Boba Fett returns!
* ''Fortune Street'' for the Wii this holiday season. I don't know what to thi... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeLjlVutUM0 Did they have]] classic Mario games and Dragon Quest games as minigames?!? Shame Mario isn't in i... AND THEY HAVE THE MARIO CAST IN! AND ITS ALL DIALOGUE?!? They will still cheap out with some peop... EVEN MARIO AND THE SLIME HAVE DIAOLGUE?!?!? Now we just need Wi-Fi which will never happ... AND WI-FI IS INCLUDED TO PLAY UP TO 4 PLAYERS?!?! '''''SSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLDDDDDDDDDDDDD!!!!!'''''
** And even more, the [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome remixed theme]] for almost winning on a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWotVC78z94 Mario Map...]]
** [[UpToEleven What's more]], we get [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjZQV-3GS2A this.]]
* ''Forza Horizon'' had a major ATFR moment in the VideoGame/ForzaMotorsport community when it was shown that, for the first time since the original Forza Motorsport game on the original Xbox, night racing would return. This was something that fans had been asking for ''years,'' and Turn 10 made sure that their voices were heard on the matter.
** ''Forza Horizon 2''? I hope-wait... There is dynamic weather? Fine-tuning? Open-world Drivatars? AN EVEN LARGER OPEN WORLD WITHOUT ANY INVISIBLE WALLS? [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome THEMED RADIO STATIONS FOR HOSPITAL RECORDS, INNOVATIVE LEISURE AND NINJA TUNE?!]] '''Shut up and take my money, Turn 10!'''
** ''Forza Horizon 2'' is finally getting Porsche back after years of having to circumvent EA's exclusivity deal! And unlike ''Forza Motorsport 4'', this will not be a one time deal as ''Forza Motorsport 6'' will also feature the manufacturer. It will feature weather and night racing, the latter of which hasn't been in the Motorsport series ''since the first game'', and the former is being introduced to the ''Motorsport'' series for the first time.
** Now ''Horizon 2'' is released, and so far so good, but I wish I could redeem my Forza Rewards directly from the console... Holy smokes, there is an official ''Forza Motorsport'' app available for the Xbox One?! AND YOU CAN REDEEM YOUR REWARDS WITH IT?! AND IT'S FREE?!?! Insta-download here I come!

* A mild form, but there was some mumbling about ''GearsOfWar 2'' looking too much like the first, in an ItsTheSameNowItSucks kind of way. It wasn't until a gameplay demonstration of the "Road to Landdown" sequence that demonstrated meat shields and firing at Brumaks on all sides did people quiet down.
* A ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' [[VideoGame/GhostbustersTheVideoGame video game]]? [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames I dunno]]... what? Almost all of the actors are back? Even William Atherton, TypeCasting ObstructiveBureaucrat supreme? AND it's being written by Creator/DanAykroyd and HaroldRamis? DO WANT!
** It even kickstarted enough interest for a new movie!
* ''Videogame/GodzillaUnleashed'' (Wii version) - "Yawn, another Godzilla fighting game, same old boring monst-IS THAT GODZILLA 1954?! Biollante? King Caesar? The original Mechagodzilla?! This is gonna be awesome!"
** Likewise, fans were very happy upon learning that, through a power-up, you can play as [[FanNickname "Burning]] [[SuperPowerMeltdown Godzilla"]].
** The PS2 version got fans excited with the inclusion of [[EvilTwin Battra]].
* Fans were already pretty excited for ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'', but the revelation of the original [[TheHero hero]] Isaac's new [[FutureBadass look]] practically sent everyone into PerverseSexualLust [[TooMuchInformation (sorry)]] territory. For reference, [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20080203062660/goldensun/images/4/42/Gs-isaac.jpg this teenager]] became [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20101014125233/goldensun/images/f/fe/DDIsaac.png this sexy beast of a man]]. In particular, there seems to be a lot of MemeticMutation about his BadassBeard. (Note that Isaac ''had'' previously appeared in screenshots and trailers showcasing the game before, but he [[MemeticMutation and his beard]] weren't officially revealed until only a few weeks before the game's release -- until then, no one could have definitively said that that man with the blue BadassLongcoat was Isaac.)
** Sveta alone got the fandom rejoicing. First nonhuman player character. Werewolf (sadly, not from Garoh as speculated). First [[ActionGirl female]] [[LadyOfWar brawler]]. First [[KungFuWizard Jupiter Adept brawler]]. ''And'' she's BadassAdorable. Even becoming the game's SpotlightStealingSquad did nothing to harsh the squee.
** And then, there was the revelation that "Saturos Theme", one of the most popular themes in both games and perhaps the most popular battle theme, was part of the Dark Dawn soundtrack. The average fan reaction was pretty much "OH SO NOSTALGIC I JUST JIZZED MY PANTS WHEN I HEARD THIS."
* Damn, it's been so long since a sequel to the VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto series had been made- wait, a trailer for Grand Theft Auto V has been announced? (You know something's big when even the announcement of a trailer sprouts interest.)
** Oh joy. ''[[SarcasmMode I can't wait to go back to]] [[BigApplesauce Liberty City]] aga''-- hold the phone, it's taking place where? ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas San Andreas]]''!? ''And airplanes have been hinted to return!?'' '''[[BigYes YES]]!'''
* ''VideoGame/GrimFandango'' is being remastered for PS4 and Vita!
* GuildWars2 has had a long string of these. Persistent environments, the new art style, and no dedicated healing class[[note]]''Every'' class has some form of healing ability![[/note]] are standouts.
* What's this? A new ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' game? (watches trailer, sees Unreal Engine logo) "[[BigNo NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO...]]" (sees HD-looking sprites) "Huh. Kinda bulky-looking sprites, but pretty nice..." And then [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKGPhKu3jNg&t=1m the camera rotates]], and the reaction for most viewers went to, "...O. M. G. WHAT IS THIS WITCHCRAFT?!"
** The "sprites" turned out to be 3D models, expertly cel-shaded with tweaked keyframes to keep the classic feel (to boot, ''none'' of the graphics in the entire trailer were cel animation, even TheStinger at the end!), and then on top of that, nearly half a minute of gameplay showcasing the good old GG-style fighting, complete with the old Dust Loop combo. A million thanks went out to Team Red and DaisukeIshiwatari for a masterful blend of the old and the new.
* Activision announcing a "Smash Hits" edition of ''GuitarHero''? Lame, more [[CashCowFranchise money-milking]]... Wait, all master tracks? And "[[Music/LynyrdSkynyrd Freebird]]", "[[Music/BlueOysterCult Godzilla]]", and a live version of "[[Music/{{Pantera}} Cowboys from Hell]]" are confirmed, with fans getting to vote songs in? Oh hell yes.
** The release of ''Guitar Hero V'' so soon after ''Guitar Hero: World Tour'' didn't get much excitement until the announcement of Blink-182's "The Rock Show", Music/{{Blur}}'s "Song 2", and Music/{{Nirvana}}'s "Smells Like Teen Spirit". But, really, they had most people at [[Music/JohnnyCash "Ring of Fire"]].
** ''Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock'', as Neversoft's last game, was assumed to not have much effort put into it. "Rock the 80's" all over again, except "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Music/{{Queen}}, [[Music/DefLeppard "Pour Some Sugar on Me"]] were confirmed, and both Tesla and Music/TheCure are getting a song on as well.
*** The biggest hint, though, was John V and Jim Root's "Black Widow Of La Porte" - a song that had been very prominent in the custom charting community since the days of ''Guitar Hero II''. That was the point where it became clear that ''[=WoR=]'' was going to be one final blowout intended for the long-time fans.

* For some fans of ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', the Arbiter wasn't worth it until, "The Cable. I'm going to cut it."
** For some fans, however, it went like this: "Wait, you play as an Elite half the game? Oh, that su-- Wait a minute, is that the lavishly awesome voice of KeithDavid I hear? I LOVE THE ARBITER!"
** Then, in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}: Reach'', the new "Armor Abilities" replaced Equipment, and everybody assumed they were going to be a PowerupLetdown, or simply useless. Then, a trailer for multiplayer came out. [[spoiler: They have Arbiter-like cloaking and jetpacks, among other things. Freakin' jetpacks.]]
** E3 '10 did it again. Ok, a pretty battle in an open environment, more enemies than usual, '''''AND THEN THERE WERE SPACESHIPS'''''
** Three times for the same game. Forge world. Go look it up.
** Halo CE's [[GameBreaker pistol]] was remade in Reach. Let the rejoicing begin!
** E3 2011 revealed 2 things: The Chief's return in Halo 4, and a remake of Halo: Combat Evolved. [[{{Squee}} You may now release your inner fanboys/fangirls.]]
*** CE Anniversary will be the same game with remastered graphics, the same overpowered pistol (as it should be) and ACHIEVEMENTS. Set levels to Squeecon 2.
** E3 2014 announced "''Halo: The Master Chief Collection''" for the Xbox-One. The four main/numbered games all in one, with 1 and 2 as remastered anniversary editions (and 2's cutscenes ''gorgeously'' remastered/redone), [=4000G=] of new Achievements, custom campaign-level playlists, all difficulties and Skulls unlocked from the beginning, a handful of unique bonus Skulls available when you preorder (with reserving it at [=GameStop=] netting you a code for an ''infinite ammo'' Skull) a combined multiplayer lobby, a handful of totally-remastered [=H2=] multiplayer maps that have Mongooses with guns attached on them, ''and'' access to the live-action series ''Halo: Nightfall'' and the ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'' multiplayer beta? Yes, please!
* ''HarvestMoon Wakuwaku Animal March''? What type of name is that?! It's probably just another sign that the series is going down-hill, another stupid MissionPackSequel...Sheesh, look at those impracticable clothing; they're farmers for Pete's sake.. Oh? You can have Patchwork Children? More than one child?! Legit dates?! You can marry the Gods?! Count me in! It's funny though, because ''Animal Parade'' has since become very much the BaseBreaker within the fandom.
** Harvest Moon fans were very happy when ''Tree of Tranquility'' had Ellen and Gray in their original ''HarvestMoon64'' roles. The 3DS game was well-received due to its character customization.
* ''VideoGame/{{Hellsinker}}'' getting an english patch? '''''[[BigYes OH HELL YES!]]'''''
* Fans of ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}'' are very pleased with the latest news from IO that the sixth entry in the series will go back to the series roots, rather than continue on with the gameplay and setting of ''Absolution''. This has been met with near unanimous praise from the fans who were let down by that game's more linear gameplay and ''[[VideoGame/SplinterCell Splinter Cell: Conviction]]''-esque Instinct mode.
* Relic buying back the rights to their classic, name-making RTS game ''VideoGame/{{Homeworld}}'' after losing it in a company buy-out saw fans weeping with joy and looking forward to a new game, which Relic have said should eventually appear.
* Not only is the English version of ''Series/WhenTheyCry'' being [[http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=93962591 released]] on Steam, but the sloppy translation is going to be revised!
* You know what I haven't played since I was I kid? Those games made by Creator/HumongousEntertainment. [[NostalgiaFilter Those were awesome]]! It's a shame that [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes I can't find anymore copies of those games]], and even if I did, [[NoBackwardsCompatibilityInTheFuture I wouldn't be able to play them on my new computer]]. What's that? They're being imported to {{Steam}}? I've got to open a Steam account, [[CrackIsCheaper NOW!]]
* The announcement that ''VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptunia'' was getting a sequel was already awesome by itself. The [[EvenBetterSequel better gameplay]], more characters, and the Share system being easier this time. And then they announced they were going to release this to the US.
** VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaVictory: Oh, the site updated again. What's this, another Izawa video? Meh, give us some news alrea- wait, is Creator/NobuoUematsu and his band Earthbound Papas going to create the soundtrack of the game!? CueTheFlyingPigs.
** The announcement that ''VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaProducingPerfection'' [[http://nisamerica.com/pressreleases/Neptunia_PP_20131023pb.pdf will have an English release]] gave fans ''two'' reasons to rejoice: firstly, because it's an extremely rare case of an idol raising sim receiving this treatment (in fact, it's probably the first ever), and secondly, because if games like this could be brought over, ''[[VideoGameRemake Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth]]'' will definitely be.
* ''VideoGame/{{Neptunia}} V II'' was announced and the first scans showed adult Neptune. No, not Purple Heart, '''''adult Neptune!''''' [[http://i62.tinypic.com/vn1r43.jpg The fans went nuts to say the least.]] Even better, she's DualWielding!

* ''VideoGame/JetSetRadio'' is getting an [[http://www.destructoid.com/jet-set-radio-to-tag-xbla-and-psn-this-summer-222871.phtml HD re-release]] this summer. MY BODY IS READY.
* ''VideoGame/JojosBizarreAdventureAllStarBattle'' [[http://www.destructoid.com/jojo-s-bizarre-adventure-all-star-battle-comes-west-262042.phtml will be getting a Western release]]. WRRRRRRRYYYYYYYY
* ''Just Dance 2014'' will finally feature the song "[[Music/LadyGaga Just Dance]]"! [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gk5lUJpqOLI Finally!]]

* The latest ''VideoGame/KamenRiderClimaxHeroes'' entry has Toshiki Kashu, Takayuki Tsubaki, Kousei Amano, Ryoji Morimoto, Masato Uchiyama, and Renn Kiriyama will be reprising their roles as Kamen Riders [[Series/KamenRiderAgito Agito]], [[Series/KamenRiderBlade Blade, Garren, Chalice]], [[Series/KamenRiderKabuto [=TheBee=]]], and [[Series/KamenRiderDouble Joker]] respectively. More of the original actors are stated to make their return to voice their respective characters.
* A new ''KaneAndLynch'' game? Whatever...Wait, you get to play as [[AxCrazy Lynch?]] And SquareEnix is working on it as well? The game might actually be quite good.
** SquareEnix and Eidos (the original game's publisher) are the same company now, so the latter doesn't really count that much...
* E3 2013 saw an announcement that sent old-school fighting game fans and the FGC in general into a frenzy: after ''seventeen years'' of absence, we are finally getting a new KillerInstinct game. And while it may be for the oft-maligned Xbox One and not directly made by Rare, the fact that Double Helix not only has some of the original KillerInstinct crew either directly or indirectly helping with the project to keep it as faithful as possible, but has noted KI fans on its payroll was assurance to many old KI fans.
* ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters XIII''? They'll just screw it up just like they did with ''XII''...Hey, those gameplay vids look pretty solid actually, but i paWhawhawha is that you Mai!? And K's back? Can't wait for summer.
** Hm, I wonder who the last members of those teams are...Takuma, Vice, and [[VideoGame/FatalFury HWA]] [[UnexpectedCharacter JAI]]? [[BigYes Oh Yeah!]] [[note]][[HesBack Although this is the reappearance of a character who hasn't been playable since 1992]], Hwa might be on his way to becoming a bona-fide BaseBreaker due to the fact that he's basically a PaletteSwap of Joe [[MovesetClone with a few gameplay differences]]. Only time will tell if he can avoid this fate.[[/note]]
** Aw crap, SNK has really given up on consoles. At this rate, XIII shall only be an arcade only...wait, DID {{ATLUS}} JUST SAID THEY'RE BRINGING THEM TO PS3 AND XBOX360!?!? We love you, {{Atlus}}!
* ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' got this in a pretty major fashion in terms of voice acting, though the entire series had it for including Final Fantasy alongside Disney. Square Enix not only got access to several actors from Disney movies featured in the game (examples being ''Disney/{{Hercules}}''' original VA Tate Donovan and James Woods as Hades), but spared no expenses on roping in some pretty well-known names for other characters, such as Jesse [=McCartney=] for Roxas as well as Haley Joel Osment and Hayden Panettiere (better known as Claire from ''Series/{{Heroes}}'') reprising their original roles. The best and most shocking though, was for [=DiZ=]/[[spoiler:Ansem]]: none other than veteran actor ''Creator/ChristopherLee''.
** Two worlds in particular, [[{{Film/Tron}} Space Paranoids]] and the [[Disney/TheLionKing Pride Lands]], invoked this from much of the fandom. As did the idea of [[TheWarSequence the 1000 Heartless battle]] at the end of the second trailer.
** ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'' has essentially been a series of [=ATFRs=]: three classic Disney Princesses' worlds, [[Disney/LiloAndStitch Stitch's world]], Ansem the Wise's apprentices, a fittingly redesigned [[CrisisCore Zack Fair]] in Olympus Coliseum, and Mickey as a D-Link Summon. In his ''[[Disney/{{Fantasia}} Sorcerer's Apprentice]] costume.'' And Mickey as a party member for Aqua. And now we have confirmation that Creator/LeonardNimoy and Creator/MarkHamill are on board.
** ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts3D'' has a lot of this. To put it into perspective, it is probably the first video game to get its own ''[[AndTheFandomRejoiced/KingdomHearts3D page]]''.
** The UpdatedRerelease for PS3 called ''Kingdom Hearts HD 1,5 Remix'' (including ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'', ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories'' and the cutscenes of ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsThreeFiveEightDaysOverTwo'') features the [[UpdatedRerelease Final Mix]] version of the first game! Oh wait... [[NoExportForYou Final Mix]], right... what? [[AvertedTrope The game is]] ''[[RemadeForTheExport actually getting an export?!]]'' [[http://kh13.com/news/35154-kingdom-hearts-hd-1-5-remix-confirmed-for-north-america-and-europe Really?!?]] And Europe's getting it too, meaning the polygonal remake of Chain Of Memories will ''finally'' come here as well! Everybody wins!
** A trailer for Kingdom Hearts III has been released. I repeat: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWs6Izs0ce8 A TRAILER FOR FREAKING KINGDOM HEARTS III HAS BEEN RELEASED.]]
*** Gets better when you realize that Donald and Goofy will, once again, join Sora on his quest. This troper is very happy that they are back in action after seven years and four games of being mostly minor characters.
** In October 2013, Kingdom Hearts 2.5 Remix was finally confirmed for 2014, will contain the Final Mix versions of KHII and Birth By Sleep along with the cutscenes of Re:coded, and will eventually be coming stateside.
*** For the Birth By Sleep section of 2.5, the originally multiplayer-designed Mirage Arena - notorious for its NintendoHard challenges and infuriating [[BonusBoss Bonus Bosses]] - is having its difficulty adjusted down to account for its remake as an exclusively single-player game.
* Upon the announcement that ''VideoGame/KnightsInTheNightmare'' was headed to the PSP like ''YggdraUnion'' and ''RivieraThePromisedLand'' before it, there was a lot of whining. Sting was just milking their success with the DS version again, the gameplay would be completely untranslatable, nothing would make this game any fun. When the game's website first went up, Sting revealed the game's most closely-guarded secret: The PSP version would include [[RuleOfCool the Yggdra route]] that had been planned for the original game but cut at the last minute. While this hasn't been able to shut ''all'' the wankers up ([[UnpleasableFanbase what ever can?]]), it was more than enough to garner genuine curiosity in the game.

* ''VideoGame/LaMulana'' WiiWare international release got cancelled?! NOOOOOO-wait. The PC version's still coming out? YEEEEEEESSSSSSS!
** And then [=EnjoyUp=] Games picked up publishing rights to send the [=WiiWare=] version overseas on September 20th.
** And now, [[http://newproject.nigoro.jp/en/ A]] [[http://www.usgamer.net/articles/tgs-an-exclusive-first-look-at-la-mulana-2 SEQUEL]]. [[PrecisionFStrike HOLY. SHIT.]]
* Creator/{{Activision}} is releasing a ''[[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra Legend of Korra]]'' video game? Shocking, another rushed licensed game to cash-in on- wait, it's being developed by [[Creator/PlatinumGames PLATINUM GAMES?!]] This might not completely suck.
* Two years after the release of VideoGame/LegendOfHeroesTrailsInTheSky First Chapter, the long anticipated and highly acclaimed Second Chapter is slated for a US release! Let's hear it for Creator/XSEEDGames AND Creator/CarpeFulgur!
* Creator/{{Acclaim}} got to experience this when they added the much-requested UltimateWarrior, Wrestling/{{Sting}} and RandySavage to the roster of ''LegendsOfWrestling''.
* [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Oh. MY. GOD!]] [[VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet LittleBigPlanet 3]] is a thing?! AND ON PS3 AND PS4! AND COMING OUT THIS NOVEMBER!!!!! CUE THE THOUSANDS OF CELEBRATORY LEVELS!

* A new [[IntercontinuityCrossover Mario and Sonic Olympics]] title? Yawn. It doesn't take much imagination to think that they're just doing it to cash in on the hype of the Olympics for a quick bu- Wait a minute... was that Metal Sonic? On a home console game for the first time since ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'', no less! SEGA, consider it sold.
** Adding Bowser Jr. and a Perfect Chaos cameo helped as well.
** Not to mention the remixes of many classic Mario and Sonic themes, including a fantastic remix of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJqpX5l1Vew Bowser's Road]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Wzar6X3DnM Sky Sanctuary Zone]].
** I really wished this game had Omega, King Boo, etc... BOSS BATTLE AGIANST THEM!!! Done and done!
* The general reaction to the reveal that you could romance Tali and Garrus in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'': CAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAVE!!!!
** In ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'', fans were slightly disgruntled by the perceived low quality of the DLC, plus the fact that there were only two DLC missions available. [=BioWare=] proceeded to fix this in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' by providing a wealth of pre-order content, two ''entire characters'' available via DLC, a NostalgiaLevel examining the [[spoiler:Normandy SR-1's wreckage]], three Heavy Weapons, two Shotguns, one SMG, one Sniper Rifle, a [[SniperPistol Heavy Pistol,]] plenty of Armor Sets, a new vehicle that most fans agree is better than the Mako, a staggering 13 new missions, and plenty of new upgrades and Achievements.
*** [[UnpleasableFanbase Though now some people are complaining that]] Bioware has sold out with the DLC.
*** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnEej1RfqTs Mass Effect 3 trailer]]. The screams of "WE'RE GOING TO EARTH!" can be heard from miles away.
*** And the rejoicing continues: Ashley/Kaidan, Liara, Garrus and Tali as permanent companions, and ''[[RetiredBadass Captain Anderson]]'' as a temporary companion.
** Many fans were nervous about the rumored inclusion of multiplayer in Mass Effect 3, fearing that BioWare was tring to win over the VideoGame/CallOfDuty crowd. Well, the announcement's out, and while there ''is'' multiplayer, it's only co-op -- with player-customized characters from ''several'' races, who have nothing to do with Shepard's squad. Furthermore, while the co-op missions ''can'' affect the single-player campaign, '''it's still possible to get all possible endings, even the perfect ending, without playing multiplayer.'''
** Both [[BrokenBase fans and detractors]] of the third game's [[GainaxEnding ending]] rejoiced with the announcement of the Extended Cut epilogue which aims to address the lack of closure and clarity in the ending while keeping the storyline intact. Upon its release, the majority response was overwhelmingly positive.
** So, the "Resurgence" DLC is not only free, but includes six new classes? Sweet... wait, is that a ''[[TheJuggernaut krogan vanguard]]''? ALLLLL ABOARD THE MURDER TRAAAAAIIINNNN!
*** 'Rebellion' DLC pack: Vorcha, Quarian males, and Cerberus defectors...and it's free as well.
** Gone are the days of bemoaning the NoExportForYou status of ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'' for PS3. With the announcement of the Mass Effect Trilogy comes the satisfaction that PS3 users ''finally'' get to play the original Mass Effect and import save files straight through to 3. In additon, it was initially believed that the game could only be obtained by purchasing the trilogy set, but the fact that it's marked as three games ($59.99 USD) for the price of one has mitigated it. But then Bioware updates the announcement page and has revealed that "ME 1" is available for download on the PSN for only $14.99 USD, released the same day as the Mass Effect Trilogy for the PS3!
** Those disappointed with the [[DemotedToExtra lack of]] [[BigBad Harbinger]] in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', are being thrown a bone with the ''Retaliation'' multiplayer DLC. Not only does he return in all of his magnificent [[LargeHam hammy-goodness]], complete with [[BadassBoast epic speeches]], but [[spoiler:he's bringing the Collectors with him]].
*** ....except not, and [[TrailersAlwaysLie Harbinger was only in the trailer]]
* The announcement of the ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' remake for Nintendo3DS got the fans super-excited. Several of them even bought a 3DS just to take [=MGS3=] with them on the go.
** Similarly, when the ''Metal Gear Solid HD Collection'' was announced, fans were disappointed that [=MGS1=] wouldn't be included, but were filled with joy that ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2 MGS2]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater MGS3]]'', two of the most visually-impressive games on the PS2, were being remastered in glorious HD. And they were even more overjoyed by the fact that ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker Peace Walker]]'' would be included with reworked controls, an online versus mode, and more.
*** And then when it was announced that they were porting the HD Collection to the PlaystationVita (''Peace Walker'' not included though), fans were even more happy, because now they can take those games on the go, with touch-screen controls and a feature that allows you to take screenshots of the cutscenes. Plus, it's a better deal to get this than the 3DS remake of [=MGS3=].
*** That's not all, fans! [[http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/08/30/metal-gear-solid-ground-zeroes-unveiled Looks like Big Boss is back for one more job]]!
* [[Franchise/MetalGear Metal. Gear. Solid.]] ''[[http://www.officialplaystationmagazine.co.uk/2012/02/22/metal-gear-solid-5-announced-kojima-and-big-boss-want-you-for-their-latest-stealth-em-up/ 5!]]''
** Naked Snake isn't going to be voiced by David Hayter this time! No! The series has been RuinedForever! There's just no way anyone could voice him just as well as--- Wait... Kiefer Sutherland is going to be his new voice actor?! You mean to tell me the man who plays '''[[TwentyFour Jack Bauer]]''' is now going to be Snake?! ...You know, maybe this'll be pretty cool after all.
** [[http://www.twitch.tv/konami/b/557738172?t=49m53s It's coming to PC!]]
* They're making a {{Mistborn}} video game? Meh, it'll probably be some dumb FPS with a lousy story ----wait they're letting Brandon Sanderson write the script for it personally? OH YEAH!
* ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM'' is being developed by [[VideoGame/DeadOrAlive Team]] [[VideoGame/NinjaGaiden Ninja]] and there's some ''Metroid Prime'' elements (FPS)? Great, another FPS game with [[{{Gainaxing}} huge jiggling boobs]] and...holy shit! The game is side scrolling!? ALL IS FORGIVEN!
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6PXba8X6N8 MIRROR'S. EDGE. 2.]]
* ''MightyNo9''. So, Capcom hasn't given us a new Mega Man game since KeijiInafune left Capcom. They canceled ''VideoGame/MegaManLegends 3'' and ''Universe''. No appearance in VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3 (aside from a Background Cameo) and his appearance in VideoGame/StreetFighterXTekken is the horrible American boxart version... Things have been looking bleak when, Inafune announces that he's making [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute a Mega Man-esque platformer starring a Mega Man-esque hero]] with [[PuttingTheBandBackTogether a bunch of people who worked on Mega Man games in the past]] and IntiCreates, the company behind VideoGame/MegaMan9, VideoGame/MegaMan10 and the VideoGame/MegaManZero series... Ohhhh SNAP, son!
* The announcement of ''VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse'' was largely met with apathy and dread from MK fans, DC fans, and gaming press alike for separate reasons. and then the video of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Pf9ox0S_RU Joker's fatality]] was released.
** A more direct rejoicement was the announcement of [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] and Deathstroke as playable characters. This game marks their debut in video games for both of them. And in the MK side, [[BladeBelowTheShoulder Baraka]].
** For ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'', there was both [[VideoGame/GodOfWar Kratos]] and [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]] as playables.
*** OK, so ''[=MK9=]'' is epic, yadda yadda... wait... why is Shang Tsung dressed like a clown... OH MAN, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjfT4UuaUQg THE JOKER FATALITY]] IS RESTORED.
* Creator/ShigesatoItoi dropped a bomb for ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER}}'' fans: [[http://www.siliconera.com/2012/12/20/earthbound-creator-shigesato-itoi-says-something-is-in-the-works/ He's making progress]] on a rerelease. Certainly a moment to rejoice for fans of a series that has been historically ScrewedByTheLawyers.
* ''VideoGame/MushihimeSama Futari'' on Xbox 360? Yawn. [[NoExportForYou I don't have a Japanese 360]]...wait, it's [[RegionCoding region]] [[AvertedTrope free]]?! brb preordering 10 copies.
* '''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'''
** In Minecraft 1.7, the fans finally got a sprint key. No more double-tapping the move-forwards-button to sprint. Suddenly, running away from endless hordes of monsters, running towards your enemy, and running back home after finding the diamonds you always wanted, became ''fun''.
** In Minecraft 1.8, ''finally'' adding something to ocean biomes in the snapshots for 1.8 could be seen as this, since otherwise the biomes are just annoying. Now there's massive temples with ''minibosses''.

* Oh, a trailer for the next ''Nancy Drew'' puzzle game...Wait, it's actually set in River Heights? You'll get to play as Ned and Bess? Awesome!
** Those who completed ''Ransom of the Seven Ships'' also had a moment of this. It was no surprise who the culprit was- there was only one other person on the island to begin with. What players didn't know was that [[spoiler: that person was actually disguising himself. He was ''really'' Dwayne Powers, the culprit of a previous game. Also, Dwayne escapes capture at the end of ''Ransom.'']] I think I smell a cross-game StoryArc on the horizon...
*** The revelation that [[spoiler: Sonny Joon]] will make an official appearance in ''The Shattered Medallion'' surely counts.
* ''NarutoShippuden: Clash of Ninja Revolution 3''? Probably just gonna be [[CapcomSequelStagnation a rehash with some new features]], not planning on this- Wait, [[CoolOldLady Chiyo]]? Huh, maybe this won't be so- Wait, characters ''after'' the Rescue Gaara Arc? Well, that's kinda- '''''Hidan And Kakuzu?''''' This Game, Want, ''NOW''." Probably what happened, the Gameplay cores were pleased because of the balanced gameplay.
** Completely one-upped by NarutoShippudenUltimateNinjaStorm2. In order of things that made fans go {{Squee}}: [[spoiler:MANGEKYOU SHARINGAN SASUKE, PAIN, KILLER BEE, AND WHO ELSE TO TOP IT OFF BUT '''''SAGE MODE NARUTO''''']]!?
** The most recent Wii game earned some fans, with the announcement Ino makes her first playable Shiipuden appearance, [[spoiler: Killer Bee and the Raikage being playable, as well as Minato, they'll also be doing the Sage Mode Naruto and Sasuke one as well]].
** And now we have ''Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations''. Yeah, maybe that's milking the ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations'' hype... but that's justified in that the game features multiple versions of the fighters, meaning - as you probably guessed - characters from ''both ends of the TimeSkip''. Cue the BigYes.
** Even Generations ''paled'' in comparison to Ultimate Ninja Storm 3. Boss battles are back? Cool. Instant awakenings? Sweet. The other six jinhuriki and Madara are playable? HELL YES!
* The ''VideoGame/NeedForSpeed'' racing series fandom has been solidly [[BrokenBase broken]] ever since a switch in focus from exotic cars to tuner cars, with a majority considering the ''Hot Pursuit'' games to be the best. Then ElectronicArts announced that the ''{{Burnout}}'' crew at Criterion Games would be making a new ''Hot Pursuit'' game, with the focus back on the exotics, and a major emphasis on "race and chase" play. That was enough to get most of the NFS fandom on board. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hJQRSB6IqE Then the reveal trailer was put on Youtube.]] Most everyone else was sold on the game with the Bugatti Veyron cop car.
* For the expansion pack of ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2'', Mask of the Betrayer'', look no further than the suddenly halted wank over the details on the female PC romance option, Gannayev. In summary: "A ''hagspawn''? Guys get a bald-but-still-completely hot MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter, but we get a friggin' ''hagspawn''? I don't care if the guy who writes his dialogue is totally awesome, it's just not fai--Wait, ''[[{{Bishonen}} that's]]'' [[CuteMonsterGirl Gannayev]]? Naw, that can't possibly be... ''Really?'' And he's voiced by Creator/CrispinFreeman on top of it? ...I'll be in my bunk."
* ''[[NicktoonsUnite Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots]]''? Another [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames lame]] Nick game? ...what's this? [[TheRenAndStimpyShow Stimpy]] and [[RockosModernLife Rocko]] are playable? Wow, {{Nickelodeon}} still remembers that they exist!
** As for the following game: "[[WesternAnimation/InvaderZim Zim and Dib]]!??!"
** Then ''NicktoonsMLB'' made fans happy with the inclusion of characters from WesternAnimation/InvaderZim, WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender, and TheRenAndStimpyShow (including Powdered Toast Man).
* Well, E3 seems to be going all right, as does Square, still how are they gonna top the Final Fantasy VII rema- A SEQUEL TO ''[[VideoGame/NieR NIER]]''?! WITH PLATINUM GAMES DEVELOPING?!? WE ARE DEFINITELY GONNA BE LOVIN' THIS SHIT!!!!!
* It has been 16 years since ''VideoGame/NiGHTSIntoDreams'' was released, and that remake survey... Holy crap! [=NiGHTS=] is being remade in HD for PlayStation3, {{Xbox360}}, and PC? The original [[SegaSaturn Saturn]] graphics can be used as well?! YIPPEEE!!!
* It would seem series like ''VideoGame/DaytonaUSA'', ''Scud Race'', and ''Virtua Racing'' would lie dormant... until the aptly named ''[[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/896834116/the-90s-arcade-racer 90's Arcade Racer]]'' filled the void by being a modern GenreThrowback to all three! Fans of these classic arcade games who had been holding out for ''anything'' rejoiced.
* ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes2DesperateStruggle'' has '''several''' of these. Where to even start? First, there's Santa Destroy becoming more compact (in response to complaints about the city being "too big" to navigate). Next, there is the side jobs not only having their entry fees getting reduced, but the side jobs themselves becoming [[{{Retraux}} 8-bit games]]! Among other things, there's also optional [[DualWielding dual beam katana-wielding]], the side assassination missions getting tied into the plot, more interaction with [[MoralityPet Jean the cat]], '''50''' bosses (including [[DualBoss multiples]] and [[SequentialBoss successive]] ones) and, last but not least, the opportunity to play Shinobu [[spoiler:and Henry.]]
** Unfortunately, the final product was littered with the remains of WhatCouldHaveBeen. The music, however, was more of a straight SugarWiki/AndTheFandomRejoiced moment for the fanbase. Quite a few people were worried about the lack of Masafumi Takada... until we actually heard Jun Fukuda's CrowningMusicOfAwesome.
* ''VideoGame/NieR'' is getting a sequel, and Creator/TaroYoko is still at the reins. Oh and it is hammered out by Creator/PlatinumGames.

* ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'' is getting a [[VideoGame/{{Okamiden}} sequel]]? Amaterasu isn't the protagonist? Then why would you even bother playing it- OH JAPANESE GODS THAT PUPPY IS ADORABLE- Well, the franchise ''does'' need to be supported...
** And now the first game is being remade in HD for PS3. Yes! Capcom, all my money!
* A sequel to ''VideoGame/OnePiecePirateWarriors'' so soon after the first? I don't know, sounds kind of rus- Post Timeskip Straw Hats?! Playable Eneru?! Playable Kuma, Perona, and Smoker?! Playable [[EnsembleDarkhorse Trafalgar Law?!!!]] Take my money Namco! (and yes, it's confirmed for a US release).

* ''VideoGame/PennyArcadeAdventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8apZyCLGPY&feature=related The first trailer of the game]] was met with negative and skeptical response, most criticism directed towards the ugly 3D modeling, and the fact that [[NeverTrustATrailer it looked like a generic action game (when actually it turned out to be an RPG)]]. But upon seeing [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_fk4WPNZq8 this trailer]], fans immediately wanted in.
** And then after poor sales of Episode 2, and Hothead Games turning their attention to ''{{Deathspank}}'', development of Episode 3 was ceased and the story had to be continued in written form, which pissed off fans...until 2011, when Zeboyd Games announced that they would be continuing the series, and in [[{{Retraux}} 16-bit form]]. Aside from the fact that the next episodes won't be released for PS3, fan response has been highly positive.
* After a lackluster SpiritualSuccessor, and its successively better ports and expansions in regards to PhantasyStarUniverse to PhantasyStarOnline, finally in late 2011 we will have Phantasy Star Online 2.
* ''PlanetSide 2'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBCp_rgAkfc has been announced]], it's rumored to be free-to-play, and [[http://www.pcgamer.com/2012/02/15/pc-gamer-planetside-2-cover/ PC Gamer's distributing beta keys in their April 2012 issue?]] OH GOD YES, SIGN ME UP NOW!
* ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank'', ''JakAndDaxter'', '''and''' ''Franchise/SlyCooper'' are appearing in ''VideoGame/PlaystationMoveHeroes''? YES. I don't care if it's for the Playstation Move, I WANT THIS.
* {{Level 5}} just announced ''ProfessorLayton'' [[CrossOver vs.]] ''Franchise/AceAttorney''. Those who knew one game but not the other went "wut". Those who knew both games? [[SugarWiki/AndTheFandomRejoiced This]], and [[YourHeadAsplode this]].
** Not true. Even people who had no idea what exactly ''ProfessorLayton'' is about went gaga when the news came up on the ''Franchise/AceAttorney''-centric Court-Record Forums. This may have something to do with the fact that the game will feature voice-acting and full-motion-cutscenes, something ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' fans have been begging for for ''years''.
** The fact that Phoenix and Maya are returning after 3 years of absence doesn't hurt, either.
** IT'S GONNA BE FOR THE [[Nintendo3DS 3DS]]. That's gonna make it even BETTER! Solving puzzles and listening to hilarious and informal statements. AND THEN CAME THE REVERED TOUCH SCREEN.
*** But we all know that since Capcom [[NoExportForYou refused to localize]] ''Gyakuten Kenji 2''/''Ace Attorney Investigations 2'', we'll never get this, the bast- [[http://www.gamesradar.com/tgs-2011-professor-layton-vs-ace-attorney-confirmed-release-outside-japan/ wait, it's coming out in America?]] WE LOVE YOU FOREVER, CAPCOM AND LEVEL 5!
*** I guess LetsPlay/{{Chuggaaconroy}} [[https://twitter.com/chuggaaconroy/status/291718866327961600 was wrong after all...]]
* The fact that Creator/ObsidianEntertainment will be doing ''VideoGame/PillarsOfEternity'' without a traditional publisher means it will be safe from the ExecutiveMeddling that plagued many of their earlier titles, especially ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicII''.
* ''VideoGame/PAYDAYTheHeist'' had team AI, which were functional but had a lot of problems that made them fall under ArtificialStupidity. ''PAYDAY 2'' was announced to have no friendly AI in order to let the developers focus more on the co-op aspects of the game. Many fans were disappointed to hear the news and pleaded with Overkill to include team AI. After months of speculation and asking, Overkill announced that the game will have friendly AI.
* ''VideoGame/ProjectSpark'' huh? That's interesting. [[TemptingFate Nothing too get excited abo-]][[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QdvGD2fQy8 HOLYSHITISTHATCONKER?!?]]
* There's a new start-up gaming company called [[PunnyName Playtonic Games]]? I see. While there's always a need for a new name in the industry, I'm not sure that they'd have anything interesting to offer... They're a band of employees from Creator/{{Rare}}'s hay day? AND their first game, ''Project Ukulele'', is going to be a SpiritualSuccessor to ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie''?

* After '''''years''''' of ''VideoGame/{{Ray|Series}}Force'' fans yearning it to be playable in any shape or form, the prototype of ''R-GEAR'', the lost sequel to ''[=RayForce=]'', has been [[http://www.gamengai.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=28052#p28052 unearthed]] and will fixed up with the help of an ex-Taito programmer that held onto the prototype to be fully playable (but NoEnding though)! YES! '''YES!''' '''''YEEEEEEEEEEEEEES!!!'''''
* A PC version of ''VideoGame/RaymanOrigins?'' Oh brother, they'll probably shit all over it with draconian {{DRM}}...wait a minute, there's no DRM? At all? YES!
** ''Rayman Origins'' ITSELF was this. A new Rayman game '''that's actually a '''''2D sidescrolling platformer''''' and '''''not''''' a Rabbids game? Characters and enemies from the classic games returning, including Polokus''' (renamed to Bubble Dreamer, but still), '''Globox, Teensies and '''''MR. DARK'''''? Globox and the Teensies are '''''FULLY PLAYABLE'''''?''' '''''HELL YES!!!'''''
** Due to being overshadowed at released due to major games like ''VideoGame/SkywardSword'', ''Skyrim'', and ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare3'', many thought we wouldn't see another ''Rayman'' title. So imagine everyone's surprise when a trailer for '''''ANOTHER''''' ''Rayman'' game, called ''VideoGame/RaymanLegends'', was leaked just weeks before E3 2012. Two words: '''''ONLINE GAMEPLAY'''''. And three months later, during Gamescom, four words hit everyone over the head that made Nintendo fans cry with joy: '''''EXCLUSIVELY ON WII U!'''''
*** Xbox 360 and PS3 ''Rayman'' fans wept with joy when the title was announced to be multiplatform (Nintendo ''Rayman'' fans just wept).
* Reiko Nagase became a much beloved character in the ''VideoGame/RidgeRacer'' games, but in 5 she was dropped for a new model. Fan grabbed the TorchesAndPitchforks and the game tanked. Seeing the error of their ways Namco tried to make amends with the similar Rena Hyami. The game still sucked. Then Reiko made a return in the PSP, XBOX and PS3 games, AndThereWasMuchRejoicing.
* ''VideoGame/RiseOfTheTriad'' [[http://www.strategyinformer.com/news/19242/quakecon-2012-apogee-announces-the-return-of-rise-of-the-triad is getting a remake?]] It'll probably be ruined like ''[[VideoGame/DukeNukemForever Duke Nukem Forev]]''-wait, it has all the weapons, all the powerup modes, the original sounds and music if you don't like the new ones, the LudicrousGibs are ''even more ludicrous'', and '''it still has giant floating coins and Scott's Mystical Head'''? And to top it all off, it's only going to cost $15 at release? '''[[BigYes YES!]] [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment YES!]] OH GOD, [[RuleOfThree YES!]]'''
* ''VideoGame/{{Robocraft}}'' is getting an update yet again. New carbon 6 tier 10 [=SMGs=], which is nice since we alredy had the megabot version. New carbon armor cubes classed as cosmetic items, meaning they'll probably have to be bought using the premium currenc-Wait, it's available in free currency? With lettered blocks? And we have all the electroplates shapes added to tier 10, and they get overclocking?! Classic mode set at overclock level 4? LEAVE GAME BUTTON? PRAISE THE HEAVENS!
* When "Guitar Hero" got its fans rejoicing, [[DuelingGames rival series]] ''VideoGame/RockBand'' pulled this off as well.
** ''[[LegoAdaptationGame Lego]] Rock Band''. Harmonix managed to secure the approval with two Music/{{Queen}} songs, the ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' theme, and "The Final Countdown", among others. And the announcement that its songs can be exported to the main ''Rock Band'' games.
** The game also has Lego-ized likenesses of some bands playing their songs (and their songs only[[note]]Blame [[VideoGame/GuitarHero the Kurt Cobain incident]] for that.[[/note]])--including Music/{{Queen}} with ''Freddy Mercury'', plus Lego Music/DavidBowie, Lego [[Music/TheStooges Iggy Pop]], and Music/TheBeatles. For the last, they have full recreations of the places The Beatles themselves performed at, and the Sgt. Pepper uniforms were pure want.
** There was lastly an absolutely epic DLC, including Music/{{Megadeth}}'s "Rust In Peace", {{Rush}}'s "Moving Pictures", JimiHendrix's "Axis: Bold as Love" and "Are You Experienced" and massive song packs of {{Queen}}, TheWho, Music/IronMaiden and more. There was even a Music/LadyGaga track pack, with [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Cartman's]] cover of "Poker Face". If you buy all the ''Rock Band'' games and download all the DLC you will have over 2000 songs.
*** "You Should Be Dancing" by The Bee Gees doesn't seem like much of a comparison, except it was the first song in almost three years to have a ''bass'' solo.
** The Rock Band Network. Simply put, you get to download the same software that Harmonix use to make Rock Band songs, and an artist can use it to make charts and program character animations for one of their own songs, or they can pay for a charting company to do it for them. If it's good enough, it gets released into the store, and you get a cut of the profits. The ''Rock Band'' forums went insane at this announcement.
** For ''Rock Band 3'', the announcement of the keyboard peripheral, the announcement of the Pro Guitar mode, three-part vocal harmonies, compatibility with the whole 2000-song back catalogue, and an epic setlist which included "[[Music/LynyrdSkynyrd Free Bird]]", "[[Music/{{Queen}} Bohemian Rhapsody]]", "[[Music/OzzyOsbourne Crazy Train]]", "[[Music/{{Dio}} Rainbow in the Dark]]", "[[Music/TheDoors Break On Through (To The Other Side)]]", and "[[Music/JimiHendrix Crosstown Traffic]]", kicked up a storm.
** In January 2015, almost two years after Harmonix announced an end to their regular DLC releases, they suddenly put new DLC tracks up for purchase. Combined with earlier surveys containing questions about bringing back ''Rock Band'' circulating, and some interviews where Harmonix employees expressed interest in continuing the series, rumors of a new ''Rock Band'' being in the works began floating about. Come March 2015, Harmonix finally sets the record straight -- ''Rock Band 4'' is indeed in production, and will be out later in 2015. The time to form a band and rock the world once more is coming soon.

* A new ''VideoGame/{{SSX}}'' game? Eh, that's not that impressive. Wait, is that "It's Tricky?" by Music/RunDMC playing? Oh damn!
** Is that Moby? And he has his dreadlocks back? Yes! Oh my God!
* A ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim'' video game? Meh, even with the source material, it's still a [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames licensed game]]...wait, it's going to be done in a {{Retraux}} style à la ''Kunio-kun''? With music by Music/{{Anamanaguchi}}, and artwork by Paul Robertson of ''Pirate Baby's Cabana Battle'' fame? Sign me up!
** The upcoming [=DLC=] for ''[[VideoGame/ScottPilgrim Scott Pilgrim VS. The World: The Game]]'' will add Scott's roommate [[StraightGay Wallace]] [[PromotedToPlayable Wells]] and, ''finally'', some much-needed online multi-player for only 400 Microsoft Points roughly two years after its initial release. Every ''Scott Pilgrim'' fans' prayers are finally answered.
* Okay, they already did a dub of the anime of ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'', and they're bringing the game to western countries too. Let's hope they won't name it ''Devil Kings'' agai--they're actually calling it ''Sengoku Basara'' now! Finally!
** Now that it's confirmed, let's hope they won't mess up the voice acting agai-- Wait, what? Creator/{{Reuben|Langdon}} [[VideoGame/DevilMayCry Langdon]] is cast as Masamune?! [[MemeticMutation My guns are already on!]]
* Another TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}} video game? It's just gonna be another bland FPS- What? [[http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1613260297/shadowrun-returns Jordan Weisman's running the show? And it's gonna be a turn-based RPG?]] Damnit - where'd I put my credit card?
* ''[[VideoGame/{{Shantae}} Shantae: Risky's Revenge]]'' [[http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=94588574 appearing on Steam Greenlight for PC]]! Hurry up and vote for this game's PC release!
* [[Creator/{{JakeKaufman}} Jake "virt" Kaufman's]] track record was already amazing. There was no doubt that he would make sure that the soundtrack for ''VideoGame/ShovelKnight'' was also amazing. However, the announcement that Manami Matsumae, best known for her work on the first [[VideoGame/{{Mega Man 1}} Mega Man]] game, would compose two tracks for the game assured in the minds of many that what they once thought would be only an amazing soundtrack, would actually end up being LEGENDARY!
* Hideo Kojima and Guillermo Del Toro [[SilentHills welcome you back to Silent Hill]]. [[SubvertedTrope Or at least,]] [[WhatCouldHaveBeen they were...]]
* This was pretty much what happened when fans of ''VideoGame/TheSims'' learned that ''Sims 3: Pets'' would include ''unicorns''. Rejoicing grew even louder when it was revealed the player could actually control the pets directly, something players had wanted since ''Unleashed'' and ''Sims 2: Pets''. Originally, there was groaning at the notion that the game featured all the same animals as ''2: Pets''. Even more so when it was revealed there were no werewolves in this one.
* Haven't heard much from VideoGame/SinAndPunishment. It's a shame only Japan got that game and - what's this? Treasure are making a '''''sequel'''''?! And it's going to be released '''WORLDWIDE?!'''
* Fans of ''VideoGame/{{Slender}}'' went absolutely crazy when it was announced that the sequel, ''The Arrival'', would have a story penned by [[WebVideo/MarbleHornets Troy Wagner, Tim Sutton, and Joseph DeLage]].
* An RTS based on ASongOfIceAndFire published by a relatively unknown publisher. Oh boy...wait, Nymeria's Landing? ''Aegon I Targaryen''! '''WAR OF THE USURPER!!!''' Okay, the pitchforks will be on standby.
* ''[[SoulSeries Soulcalibur V]]''? Yeah, I'm definitely getting it but I hope we get a good [[GuestFighter guest character]] this time--[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNMnZyQLOBA wait.]] ''Is that '''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII Ezio]] [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood Auditore]]''' leaping at Nightmare with his hidden blade!?'' ''Soulcalibur V'' has officially jumped to day one purchase!
** To put it another way, in a series where all guests (barring [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link]] in the [=GameCube=] version of ''II'') are {{Base Breaker}}s (mostly for not matching the atmosphere of the series, as seen most famously with ''Franchise/StarWars'' characters in ''IV''), the announcement (and even the ''hints'', in the form of a leaked character select screenshot) of Ezio led to a ''massive'' JustHereForGodzilla reaction.
*** As it turned out, this was pretty much ''why'' Ezio was picked -- he had runaway popularity (and had yet to suffer from {{Sequelitis}} when Namco Bandai first cooperated with Ubisoft on this) in the West ''and'' is probably the only guest character who so completely fit the atmosphere of the ''Soul'' games, thanks to his own native setting of Renaissance Italy.
* ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'':
** The 1.3.0 patch {{nerf}}ed the Kraken, which was getting flack for being a GameBreaker.
** News of the August 6, 2015 update, which includes more options for battling with friends, the ability to make teams, new clothes, a raise to the level cap and top score on battle mode, and new weapons like a [[ImprobableWeaponUser bucket]] and an ''[[GatlingGood ink gatling gun]]'', has caused many people to be excited.
* Related to the entry concerning the European [[PlaystationNetwork Playstation Store]] and its [[NoExportForYou enormous lack of]] PSOne Classics, it's been confirmed, as a reply to [[http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2012/09/05/heads-up-game-store-update-5th-september-2012/ the second comment]] (see [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ATFR_DrSeuss-ish_Comment_Reveals_Spyro_8514.JPG here]] for the comment alone[[note]]comments on the european PS blog get removed after a while[[/note]]), that, after ''five years since the service launched'', Europe will see, in October 2012, at long last... '''''VideoGame/SpyroTheDragon.''''' Freaking. Finally.
** Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand [[http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2012/09/19/heads-up-game-store-update-19-september-2012/comment-page-4/#comments now]] comes word that the Spyro games [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ATFR_US_Spyro_8136.JPG are all US imports,]] thus meaning this long wait - provided they even get released on October - wasn't for the EU version of the trilogy, but ''for the same content that has already been released two years before in the U.S.''. InternetBackdraft coming in 3, 2, 1...
*** And after a last-minute delay, [[http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2012/12/07/spyro-the-dragon-returns-to-psn-next-week/ the trilogy is finally coming.]][[note]](By the way, the user "[=AlexPSN89=]" mentioned in the link is known here as {{Tropers/AlexSora89}}.)[[/note]]
* Blizzard has recently announced that Robert Clotworthy will be reprising his role as the Terran hero Jim Raynor in ''VideoGame/StarcraftII'', after an earlier announcement that he would not.
** What do you mean they changed Kerrigan's voice actor? What is this-- wait, [[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 Tricia Helfer]] is now voicing her? Awe''SOME''!
** It was confirmed that the sequel would pick up on all the plot threads left dangling from the expansion, even that one that only appeared in a special bonus mission you could only access by performing an arcane ritual at 3am on the vernal equinox or something.
** Hell, the announcement of StarcraftII ''period'' counts as this. Tychus Findlay said it for millions of {{Starcraft}} players worldwide when it happened: "Hell, ''it's about time''."
* ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'':
** Man, there's too much combat, there's not enough Klingon content, this is gonna suck [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames as usual]]-- '''[[http://trekmovie.com/2009/12/21/leonard-nimoy-joins-star-trek-online-voice-cast-watch-behind-the-scenes-nimoy-video/ LEONARD NIMOY?!?!]]''' ''[[{{Squee}} WANT.]]''
** Michael Dorn voicing Ambassador Worf in "Sphere of Influence", and the updated face model for Worf that now actually looks like him (since Dorn gave Cryptic permission to use his face). Even more rejoicing occurred when people discovered they'd also had him rerecord the existing voiceovers for Worf.
** Expansion 2: Delta Rising. New Bridge Officers! New Voyager Interior! New Intrepid model! Harry Kim returns! Level 60! Tier Six Ships! Mark 14 Gear! It's DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!
* In one of the latest trailers for ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'', it's revealed that one of the Empire missions will be investigating ''[[KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Darth Revan's]]'' secret facility. And at the end of the trailer, before the title, the shadow of a cloaked figure is looking over a familar mask...And then then [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RvzAegESow someone else appears after the title]].
-->[[spoiler: Interjection: Silence meatbags!]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Strife}}'' [[https://doom64ex.wordpress.com/2014/12/10/strife-veteran-edition/ is]] [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/317040/ back]], [[UpdatedRerelease and better than ever]]!!! One of the developers also happens to be the developer of ''[[VideoGame/{{Doom}} Doom 64]] [[FanRemake EX]]'' and its features has been implemented to ''The Original Strife: Veteran Edition''!
* So DICE is making a new game. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vx4JQf8qR-k Snow, first person]], yeah yeah...wait, was that blaster fire? A crashing snowspeeder? A freaking [[HumongousMecha AT-AT]]?!? ''[[VideoGame/StarWarsBattlefront Star Wars Battlefront 3]]''!! At long last!
* "''Super VideoGame/StreetFighterIV''? [[SarcasmMode Great!]] As if we needed another overpriced MissionPackSequel to a ''Street Fighter'' game...Waitaminute? Dudley, Makoto, and Ibuki are going to be in it? [[VideoGame/FinalFight Guy and Cody]] too? Count me in."
** [[ButWaitTheresMore Even better]]; Dudley's Rival Match is against none other than fellow boxer Balrog. After ''years'' of clamoring for this matchup to happen, you can finally flatten Balrog's punk ass... [[LetsFightLikeGentlemen in the mostly gentlemanly way possible]]. When the [[Creator/JamiesonPrice announcer]] [[AnnouncerChatter screams]], "'''THIS IS THE FIGHT OF THE CENTURY!'''", [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome he isn't kidding]].
** Going back even further, the announcement of the original ''SFIV'' was a massive moment of Fandom Rejoicing because they never expected to receive another entry in the series. Period.
** Guess who's back in the arcade version of ''Super SFIV''? [[http://www.eventhubs.com/news/2010/sep/21/artwork-and-images-yun-and-yang-ssf4-arcade-video/ The Lee Bros., that's who!]]
** ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV''! That is awesome! Wait a minute, IS THAT CHARLIE? HE'S NOT DEAD!
* ''VideoGame/SuikodenII'' was considered as a CultClassic back in the day but I really [[CrackIsCheaper do not want to shell out $100 for it]]. Sigh, guess we'll never.... wait, did you say ''[[http://www.siliconera.com/2014/04/22/looks-like-suikoden-ii-will-re-released-playstation-network/ it's getting re-released on the PlaystationNetwork!?]]'' '''''MUST! HAVE!!!'''''
* Pretty much every time the [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Smash Bros Dojo]] updated the site with the profile of a new character, but particularly the two third party characters, [[Franchise/MetalGear Solid Snake]] and Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog because they were complete with character trailer videos. Sonic's in particular stands out because even if you expected it, it was still a huge deal to finally have Sonic in ''Smash Bros.'' If anyone tells you they didn't go nuts when they saw his announcement, they are ''lying''.
** Hell, ''Brawl's'' first trailer was a long string of these: "Cool, a new Smash Bros! Whoah, [[VideoGame/{{Kirby}} Meta-Knight!]] ''[[VideoGame/KidIcarus PIT?!]]'' After all these years, Pit's back! [[SpyCatsuit Zero-Suit]] [[{{Metroid}} Samus]]? Awesome! [[VideoGame/WarioWare Wario]], cool! Wait, is that... [[Franchise/MetalGear Snake?]] ''[[GuestFighter Snake?]]'' '''[[UnexpectedCharacter SNAAAAAAKE!]]'''
** VideoGame/MegaManClassic in the upcoming fourth game. [[TearsOfJoy Me, crying?]] No, no, I...I just got something in my eye...
* ''Anime/SwordArtOnline: Hollow Fragment'' is an UpdatedReRelease of the PSP game ''Infinity Moment'' with a new area to explore and expanded story. Alas, even as popular as the anime is overseas, [[NoExportForYou there's no way this game will find its way in the west]]...oh, wait? [[AvertedTrope It's coming to the US and Europe]]?! Better save up for a Vita!
* ''VideoGame/{{Syndicate}}'' is getting remade [[GenreShift as a FPS?]] They're ruining our childhoods! Hey wait, it actually looks and feels like ''Syndicate'', unlike [[{{X-COM}} that other strategy game getting a remake]]? Maybe there's hope!
* ''[[VideoGame/SystemShock System Shock 2]]'' [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/122093-GOG-Uploads-System-Shock-2 is finally]] [[http://www.joystiq.com/2013/02/13/system-shock-2-coming-to-gog-com-steam/ coming to]] Website/GOGDotCom and {{Steam}}! Pathetic hackers everywhere, '''REJOICE'''!!!
* ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'' didn't have any of these moments right up until the E3 trailer, and the announcement of the return of several characters, including Benjamin "Motherf***ing" King and Shaundi. As in, ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'' Shaundi.
** In addition, KeithDavid (the voice of Julius Little from the first two games) returns as...[[AsHimself Keith David]]. Also, he's the Vice President of the United States.
** [[TwoWordsObviousTrope Three words]]: [[spoiler: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjnuAgEP4kU Gat is back!]]]]
* Oh, cool, [[VisualNovel/DanganRonpa the first]] ''[[VisualNovel/DanganRonpa Dangan Ronpa]]'' [[VisualNovel/DanganRonpa game]] released in the US, but I hope it sells well enough for its se- wait, literally ''two days after the release,'' we have confimation of ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2''?! HELLS YEAH!
** Cool, but who's going to be voicing wh- they're having the same person who voiced Naegi come back to voice Komaeda, like they did in the Japanese release? YAY!
** We haven't heard much about it since they confirmed it coming out, I wonder if they- ''holy hells [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1g2ZlUy2h0U a trailer came out.]]''
* The announcement of ''[[VideoGame/{{Shenmue}} Shenmue III]]'''s crowdfunding campaign at Sony's E3 press conference in 2015. Up until that point in time, most people in and out of the industry thought that ''Shenmue III'' would never happen, ever. The crowdfunding campaign itself broke previous records and at the same time, broke Kickstarter due to the number of people going on board to fund the game.

* The entire ''[[TheTaleOfAlltynex Tale of ALLTYNEX]]'' series getting picked up for an English release by Nyu Media slated for Fall 2012. Every Shoot 'em Up and long time SITER SKAIN fans are shedding tears of joy.
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland''. Some fans were hesitant, seeing as the last 3D installment of the game was... well, ''VideoGame/EscapeFromMonkeyIsland''. And who's this TelltaleGames, anyway? Wait, it's Dave Grossman? Dominic Armato and Alexandra Boyd are back?? Michael Land is composing new music?!! RON BLOODY GILBERT helped out with the story?!?!
** Several episodes had their own mini-And The Fandom Rejoiced moments as well. [[spoiler:Denny Delk as Murray]] is back in Chapter Three! [[spoiler:Stan]] is your opposition in Chapter Four! and [[spoiler:EARL BOEN]] is back at the end of Chapter Four and throughout Chapter Five!!
* After a year of rumors and speculation, VideoGame/TeamIcoSeries announced ''The Team Ico Collection'', a collection of both ''{{Ico}}'' and '''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus'' remastered in HD, locked at 30 FPS, and support for Trophies, all for the PlayStation3. Needless to say, there was much rejoicing.
** To make matters even more wonderful we have an advert for their newest game, VideoGame/TheLastGuardian. We are so very pleased.
* ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' fans went "Ruined FOREVER!" when it was revealed that Ubisoft's favorite SpotlightStealingSquad, the [[VideoGame/RavingRabbids Rabbids]], would be {{Guest Fighter}}s in ''[[TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesSmashUp Smash-Up]]''. Considering that the game is primarily based on the [[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles 2007 film]] and [[TMNT2003 2003 TV series]], it took a spotting of the Technodrome from the [[TMNT1987 '80s cartoon]] in the Comic-Con 2009 trailer to raise back their optimism. (They're still complaining, but an improvement's an improvement.)
* Around the same time ''VideoGame/StreetFighterXTekken'' was revealed, ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' fans were treated to another game, ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkPcSe8xViw Tekken Tag Tournament 2!]]''
** The composer of ''[=TTT=]''[='s=] soundtrack? Akitaka Tohyama, the same man responsible for the musical scores of the original ''TTT'' and ''KatamariDamacy''. Is it possible to smell win?
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STo3TH965hE The playtest.]] Fans went insane after getting a mere ''glimpse'' of some of the new [[CombinationAttack Tag Combos]].
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieWp4FvXxk8 AOU 2011 Trailer.]] De-aged Heihachi? Cool, cool. Jinpachi? Alright! True Ogre? Sweet! '''''[[MissingMom JUN KAZAMA?!]]''''' (''SpitTake'') '''{{SQUEE}}!'''
** Speaking of which fan opinion of the first Tekken Tag went like this. "Yeah, Tekken 3 was pretty cool, I'd be interested in seeing what this is li...what's this? Jun's one of the playable characters. Oh. ''I am getting this game.''"
** [[RuleOfThree And for the latest game,]] "Cool, we get to wrap up the Mishima storyline, but what we want is...oh, Kazuya's mother? And she has the same mission as TheHero? Awesome, but since he returned after appearing in the first Tag game shouldn't...Jun is confirmed? IKnewIt, '''''[[BigYes YES!!!]]'''''"
** Angel? Sweet. Kunimitsu and Michelle Chang? HOLY CRAP!!! All 3 haven't been appeared since the first Tekken Tag, as well.
** ''Forest Law''?! '''Regular Ogre'''?! INSTANT PRE-ORDER!!!!
** "Oh noes, there are on-disc DLC characters! Surely it will ruin the-wait, THEY'RE FREE?! '''''HARADA WE LOVE YOOOOOOUUUUUUUU!!!!!'''''"
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuZWXDZG2Nk A special Wii U edition]] with various Nintendo costumes? An all new Mushroom Battle mode? Play with the GamePad, no TV required? Surely, you're spoiling us-- '''''WAIT, WAIT, WAIT, TEKKEN BALL IS BACK?!''''' HOLY CRAP!
* ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'' was thought to be unsupported, with Redigit seemingly abandoning the game after the console versions came out...and then, in January of 2013, he asked the community what they would like to see in a hypothetical update. The official forums exploded with glee, and on April 3, 2013, he confirmed the game was in development. Even missing the projected July 2013 release date hasn't dampened fan enthusiasm.
* ''VideoGame/{{Tetris}}: The Grand Master 4''. Disillusioned TGM players thought it was going to be yet another mangled-to-fit-the-[[http://tetris.wikia.com/wiki/Tetris_Guideline Tetris-Guideline]] game with the "TGM" label slapped on it. [[http://am-show.sega.jp/jamma09/t_tgm.shtml One news story for Sega's Amusement Machine Show]] later, fans were, [[LighterAndSofter flowery graphics]] aside, excited to find out that it's a ''proper TGM game''.
* VideoGame/{{Tomba}} is on the Playstation Store!!!!!
* There is now, after many years, a sequel/spiritual successor to ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment,'' and it is being made by at least one of the original creators, and all signs point to it being awesome. Two words: ''Numenera,'' bitches. (If you're interested, take a wander over to ''VideoGame/TormentTidesOfNumenera''.)
* Creative Assembly has announced a new VideoGame/TotalWar title. The theme? '''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'''. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i4d3ignBNQ FUCK]] [[BigYes YES!!!]]
* Fans of regular ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' {{danmaku}} acted harshly towards the announcement of Hisoutensoku. "Another fighting game...lame. WHAT'S THAT!? CIRNO!? AS A PLAYABLE CHARACTER!?!?!?!
** 12.8? Seriously? Can we just get to 13 already...what? It's a shooter with Cirno? And you freeze bullets?
** Oh boy, Touhou 13. I don't know why, but I'm not very exci- YOUMU'S PLAYABLE?! SPELL PRACTICE IS BACK?!
*** And now Touhou 14 has been announced, and ''Sakuya is playable again!'' FINALLY.
** North American fans rejoiced when Anime Weekend Atlanta announced that ZUN was going to be at the 2013 convention, which was his first public appearance outside of Asia.
** Playism has announced a Localization of Double Dealing Character, meaning NoExportForYou is finally averted for the first time in 20+ years, causing much rejoicing.
* ''VideoGame/TransformersWarForCybertron''; Well, the previous Transformers games haven't been that great an- wait! Creator/PeterCullen is Optimus Prime again! It's taking place entirely on Cybertron! It's not based on any previous movies or TV series! Hot DOG!
** Further rejoicing also came about after the reveal of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XinVIq8VN4s this awesome trailer.]]
** Alright the sequel ''VideoGame/TransformersFallOfCybertron'' will be out in 2012. But wait there more? [[EverythingsBetterwithDinosaurs Dinobots!]] Yeah!
*** They've managed to make Grimlock even more badass. How this is possible I don't know.
*** His gameplay preview. In T-rex form, he chews his opponents and breathes fire. You WILL want to scream "GRIMLOCK KING!!!"
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnazs2t5Brg Here it is, the trailer for Fall of Cybertron.]] Yes. That is ''BRUTICUS.''
** Okay, first we had Grimlock, now Bruticus, who's next on the list? Okay, Grimlock, Jazz, and Dinobots hashing it out with Bruticus, that's pretty cool. Hang on a minute... '''''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZazWABl0A8 IS THAT METROPLEX?!]]'''''
* Platinum Games, the makers of ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'', are making a brand new Transformers title, ''Devastation''! [[RoleReprisal And most of voice cast from the 80's cartoon is coming back for it]]!
* ''{{VideoGame/Tribes}}'' [[http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2010/10/24/hi-rez-announce-tribes-universe/ is finally getting an MMOFPS sequel]], courtesy of ''VideoGame/GlobalAgenda'' developers Hi-Rez Studios? '''[[BigYes YES!!!]]'''
* A new ''VideoGame/TwistedMetal'' game for {{PS3}}? Hell yes!

* After many years of absense following a rather dreary third installment, Epic Games is working on a new ''[[VideoGame/UnrealTournament Unreal Tournament]]'' title. A nice big-budget arena shooter should do nicely to break up the monotony of all the modern military shooters.

* WWE 12? That's the big change, a name? Oh you're rebooting the entire series THQ, whatev.....Create an Arena, you say? And you've fixed Universe mode? So what? I still can't change champions at will. I can? Exhibition and Universe are separate? Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.....there's more? 23 titles? Wrestling/ArnAnderson, [[Wrestling/TheRoadWarriors LOD]], AND Wrestling/{{Demolition}} finally get legend appearances? Wow.
** Mystery superstar? Pfft, bet it's someone crappy like Michael Cole or something. What's that? [[Wrestling/BrockLesnar Here Comes the Pain!]]
** Ok, so what can we expect from WWE 13? Attitude Era focus? Meh, it's probably just a money making ploy... We get original [=Y2J=] Wrestling/ChrisJericho, complete with Liontamer? Wrestling/{{Vader}}? [[Wrestling/KenShamrock KEN SHAMROCK]]?!? Ok, that's actually pretty good... We can change the stage on Create an Arena now, and create [[Wrestling/{{ECW}} Bingo Hall sized arenas]]? Ok, this is shaping up well. Is that Wrestling/CMPunk's Pepsi Twist? CHAMPIONSHIP EDITOR? Wow.
** Well, let's see what they've got on DLC. A few belts, some superstars they left on the cutting room floor, not much too spec- wait, is that Too Cool? [[Wrestling/DavidHeath Gangrel]]?!? [[Wrestling/BrianPillman BRIAN PILLMAN]]?!? Shut up and take my my money, THQ!
** Wrestling/{{Lita}} is back in the game? [[ActionGirl Both]] of [[DarkActionGirl them?]] Wrestling/{{Vince McMahon}}'s answer to ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' and ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' is back!
** WWE [=2K14=], huh. They've announced the preorder superstar, who is gonna be Hornswoggle… HOLY S#!T! It's the '''Wrestling/{{ULTIMATE WARRIOR}}'''!!
** Oh my god, is that...[[Wrestling/RandySavage THE MACHO MAN???]] [[BigYes OOOOHHHHH YEAAAAHHH!!!!!]]
** It's 30 YEARS OF ''[=WRESTLEMANIA=]!! Featuring Wrestling/AndreTheGiant, Wrestling/{{Batista}}, Wrestling/{{Goldberg}}, [[Wrestling/RickySteamboat Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat]] and much more! '''''TAKE MY MONEY NOW, WWE AND 2K studios!'''''
*** Okay the DLC has been announced. Let's see, the Wrestling/BellaTwins? Yawn..Wait, Wrestling/BigELangston? Wrestling/{{Fandango}}? Awesome! Oh my god, '''Wrestling/BrunoSammartino, [[Wrestling/JakeRoberts Jake The Snake]], AND The Wrestling/{{NWO}} with ''[[Wrestling/CurtHennig Mr. Perfect]]!!! ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME?!'''
** Alright WWE[=2K15=], now for the special pre order superstar… IT'S THE Wrestling/{{STING}}ER!!
* An actual sequel of ''VideoGame/WarriorsOrochi'' featuring [=DW7XL=] and [=SW3XL=] characters? Nice! New original mythical characters like Kaguya, Shuten-Douji and Nezha? Neat! ''Other-timeline characters like Jeanne d'Arc and Achilles!?'' Awesome! '''''[[NinjaGaiden RYU HAYABUSA!?!?]]''''' Ahem, I repeat... '''TAKE MY MONEY, KOEI!!!'''''
** Now they just included [[VideoGame/DeadOrAlive Ayane]] to the fray, along with Nemea from Zill'Ol. Not just my money. My clothes, Koei. Take'em too.
** ''Warriors Orochi 3: Ultimate''? Bah, it's just a compilation of the extras we receive from those CapcomSequelStagnation on the Japanese-only PSP, and the Wii U version. And aside of new story (which thankfully cancels out the GrandFinale that is the True Ending), prequel and sequel, and a new character (Tamamo-no-Mae) it's just Xu Shu instead of him AND the [=DW8=] newbies? No SW Chronicles 2 newbies too? Damn you K-- Wait, [[VideoGame/DeadOrAlive Kasumi]] finally made it!? Wow, Guest Characters have been going good for... [[Franchise/{{Atelier}} Sterkenburg Cranach]]!? Wow, {{Koei}} really is digging through their own libraries for the guests for the ultimate crosso-- '''[[SoulSeries SOPHITIA ALEXANDRA!?!?]]''' Since when are Tecmo-Koei and Creator/NamcoBandai are shaking hands together!? Whatever, this is gonna be awesome!
* VideoGame/{{Wasteland}} 2. '''Waste. Land. 2.''' Fans of the original Wasteland, ''and'' fans of the 2D Fallout games wet their pants the day it reached it's goal on kickstarter. Want to here something even better? ''Obsidian Entertainment is on board''.
* "VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt" received great praise when fans learned about the ''100% explorable map''.
** It got even better when the trailers showed characters from the original book series.
* [[http://www.square-enix.co.jp/subaseka/ This website.]] Fans of ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'' went ''nuts.''
** Subverted when it turned out to be a... iOS port. The fans went nuts, in an [[InternetBackdraft entirely different way.]]
* World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. Meh, another expac, only 5 more levels, are you kidd--[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wq4Y7ztznKc HOLY CRAP THAT DRAGON'S DOING WHAT???]]
** Goblins?! FINALLY!
** Well it took about six years, but they ''finally'' fixed intellect! I actually have to look at the weapon's stats, instead of just the spell damage, now! Finally!
** The announcement of transmogrification, which will enable players to replace the visuals of their current gear with any other gear of the same type that they already own. Paladins, tired of questing in ugly mismatched plate? Look stylin' in full vintage Judgement without sacrificing your stats!
** The announcement that the final boss of Mists of Panderia will be [[spoiler: Garrosh Hellscream!]]
** [[MarySue Me'dan]] would not appear in Cataclysm, but instead you would get the lead characters of Interactive FanFic Parody [[http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=20677329926&sid=1 You Awaken In Razor Hill]], 'Tednug' and Scratchfever. Fans of this story fell in love with Blizzard all over again when pics of Ted and Scratch appeared, patrolling the area just north Razor Hill.
* Other examples from ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', although they weren't near universal given the fact that [[UnpleasableFanbase Blizzard can include currency bills in physical copies of their games and people would still complain they're folded wrong]]:
** The removal of rooftop camping, which was the bane of ''every'' person in Booty Bay and Gadgetzan thanks to annoying hunters, reducing XP required to level, various compensations for accounts being hacked or downtime, mounts at 20 (no more running across Stranglethorn Vale when you're not a shaman or druid), '''Nefarian'', only needing to get honored to run heroics in Burning Crusade, and making it so only one person needs a Karazhan Key.
*** For that matter, removing of Attunements in 'general''. Everyone who was stuck [[CantCatchUp waiting for an attunement group to form]] as well as all the raiders' alts were popping champagne.
** Those of us on Wasteland EST PvP servers with few local groups forming can finally get some five man groups running? '''FINALLY'''!
** Pretty much ''all'' of the ''Warlords of Draenor'' reveal caused plenty of fan joy, but the official announcement of the oft-requested, oft-teasing, [[VaporWare oft-delayed]] [[ArtEvolution character model revamp]] managed to stand out above the rest in a way rarely seen.
** Nearly everyone was overjoyed to hear Blizzard changed their minds and were in fact adding flying to ''Warlords of Draenor''.[[note]]There had been a previous announcement that not only was flying not going to be added to ''Warlords of Draenor'' but there were talks of not adding it into later expansions either, causing many cries of RuinedForever.[[/note]]

* 2k games announced something new about their so-called ''{{X-COM}}'' "reboot"? Just let the game die al...A new game?...an RTS[=/=]TBS X-COM?...set in the 90'?...MADE BY FIRAXIS!?! The updates being released only make things better, showing Firaxis's faithfulness to the original. Sectoids! Mutons! Developers that love the soldiers being killable and are considering an Ironman mode! Procedurally generated missions!
** This would be a tough act to follow, and Firaxis knew this. So, when the time came for the expansion pack, what did they show us? ''The return of Base Invasions'', one of the original titles' events that was sorely missed from ''[=XCOM=]: Enemy Unknown''.

* So far Sega has been on the ball with classic re-releases on Xbox Live Arcade and [=PlayStation=] Network with games like ''[[VideoGame/NightsIntoDreams NiGHTS into dreams...]]'' and ''VideoGame/GuardianHeroes'', what else are they going to -- ''[[VideoGame/VirtuaFighter Virtua Fighter 2]]'', ''Virtua Striker'', ''VideoGame/FightingVipers'', the original ''VideoGame/VirtualOn'' and ''VideoGame/SonicTheFighters'' are coming back with the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnLUHKE6gyI SEGA Model2 Collection]] of arcade games?!? '''SHUT UP AND TAKE MY RINGS ALREADY!!!'''
** It gets even better for ''Sonic the Fighters'' as it will finally make DummiedOut characters like Metal Sonic, Dr. Eggman and [[GuestFighter Honey the Cat]] being OFFICIALLY PLAYABLE this time and the addition of online multiplayer!
** Kinda pricy for re-releases ''old'' arcade games from the nineties at $10 a pop, they could at least -- wait [[http://www.screwattack.com/news/sega-model2-collection-given-japanese-release-date-and-price-drop THEY DROP THE PRICES]] for ''Sonic the Fighters'', ''Virtua Fighter 2'', and ''Fighting Vipers'' to a mere $5?! Be right back, gotta make a withdraw from my rings account real quick...
* Sega bought {{Creator/Atlus}}? [[SarcasmMode Oh great]], good luck to seeing anymore SMT games being [[NoExportForYou released to the West]]...[[http://www.joystiq.com/2013/09/19/atlus-apologizes-for-worrying-fans-during-sega-acquisition/ Atlus says business will continue as usual with the Sega merger?]]. Okay, that's good news, wonder if this will mean [[http://www.polygon.com/2013/11/28/5154488/sega-gives-atlus-the-okay-to-use-dormant-ip SEGA WANTS ATLUS TO USE THEIR DORMANT FRANCHISES?]]. I am sorry for ever doubting you Sega.

* ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'' is just going to be another crappy ''Final Fantasy'' spinoff with [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud and Sephiroth]] [[SpotlightStealingSquad stealing the lime]]-- Ooo! [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI Kefka!]] With [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI Shantotto]], you'd think we'd get a secret ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII FF12]]'' rep too... Judge Grabanth!
** Repeated when footage of the game was released in English, this time not with the characters but their voice actors. Creator/ChristopherSabat as Garland? Yes please!
** Even more rejoicing when it turns out that there will be a sequel called ''Dissidia Duodecim'', which features [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII Lightning]], [[EnsembleDarkhorse fan-favorite]] [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV Kain Highwind]], [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Tifa]], [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX Yuna]], [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII Vaan]] and the unexpected appearance of [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII Laguna Loire]]! And for those who deride the new characters, you can play as [[FinalFantasyIVTheAfterYears the Man in Black]].
*** [[EnsembleDarkhorse GILGA]][[VideoGame/FinalFantasyV MESH]] has been announced! [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg Oh, and]] [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI Prishe]], too.
** The new content of ''Duodecim'' itself should NOT be overlooked. The HP cap is now broken to the sixth digit, there's an assist system, world map (no RandomEncounters!), at least one character's fighting style has been reconstructed (Firion) and [[VillainProtagonist Destiny Odysseys for the Chaos characters]]. Did I forget to mention the OldSaveBonus feature from ''Dissidia'' and the 13th Cycle of ''Dissidia'' is going to be ''replayable''?! Big Honkin' Game doesn't even begin to cover this.
*** It may count as OneGameForThePriceOfTwo, but a code was handed out to those who bought ''KingdomHearts: [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep Birth by Sleep]]: Final Mix'' and ''VideoGame/The3rdBirthday'' that, when used in ''Duodecim'', granted Cloud and Lightning a third special costume. Cloud's outfit also gave ''KingdomHearts'' fans more to rejoice about, seeing as it's [[http://soyoungim.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/kh-cloud-a.jpg what he wore]] in ''1''.
** Early June 2010, the DLC made its way to European shores, too.[[note]]The very same day ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros.'' got announced for the Nintendo3DS, to boot. [[{{HSQ}} Truly a memorable day for gaming.]][[/note]] Not to mention that there's a DLC costume for ''Sephiroth'', too. ThatOneBoss[[note]] Sephiroth's status throughout the ''Kingdom Hearts'' series.[[/note]] just got {{Promoted To|Playable}} [[DownloadableContent Available For Purchase]]. Oh yeah.
** Last but not least, the game has a make-your-own-story mode. That's right: you can write your own fanfiction in the game, program battles to happen in it ''and'' share it with your friends!
* For [[UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}} Philadelphia-based]] Zelda fans, the announcement that [[http://manncenter.org/events/legend-zelda-symphony-goddesses the Symphony of the Goddesses concert would come to the City of Brotherly Love]] made them [[{{Squee}} squee with delight,]] as they were almost certain that the concert would not come to the East Coast.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pB647PE-80 "But before you leave, I'd like you to step inside one more world for Nintendo Gamecube,"]] said Reggie Fils-Aime that fateful day in 2004. Little did anyone know that in the next few seconds would there be one of the greatest roars of applause and tears in the history of the ''Zelda'' series.
* ''[[FistOfTheNorthStar Hokuto]] [[VideoGame/DynastyWarriors Musou]]'''s announcement was met with either unconditional devotion due to it being ''Fist of the North Star'', or cynical derision due to it being a ''Warriors''/''Musou'' game... plus, the ''Warriors'' games had never so much as shown blood, due to KOEI wanting to keep the franchise's consistent rating under the CERO system (equivalent to a "T" rating in the American/Canadian ESRB system). Then the first footage showed what happened to the first mooks unfortunate enough to [[YourHeadAsplode face Kenshirou]]... then a KOEI rep stated that the Western releases would "probably" be more violent (if not gore-y)... then it turned out that the story ''wasn't'' [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]] with Woobies-all-over like ''Dynasty Warriors'' and ''Samurai Warriors'' and in fact held pretty solidly to the original anime... then American players posted that it wasn't a complete retread of the previous ''Warriors'' games...
* Even though Midway Games is gone, their spirit lives on with three announcements in 2010.
** First up, [[ElectronicArts EA Sports]] announced that they were bringing back ''NBAJam'' for the {{Wii}}, with original series co-creator Mark Turmell advising the devteam, and Tim Kitzrow is back to do the AnnouncerChatter that made the original so memorable.
** Then, Microsoft announced ''HydroThunder Hurricane'' for XboxLiveArcade, which keeps the insane action of the original boat racer while giving it a new, shiny, hi-definition makeover.
** And finally, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, which bought most of the Midway back catalog (except for the two above examples and the ''Cruis'n'' trilogy, whose rights are with Nintendo), announced a '''[[VideoGame/MortalKombat9 new]]''' ''MortalKombat'' game which has the extreme blood and gore that the DCUniverse crossover lacked, takes the ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'' route of gameplay with 3D graphics on a 2D gameplay plane, brings back Dan "Toasty!" Forden to do the music, and adds a 2-on-2 tag team mode. [[AndTheFandomRejoiced/MortalKombat People were happy]].
* Okay, new Telltale game? Lesse what it is...Woah, wait up...Is that [[Webcomic/PennyArcade Tycho]], [[VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice Max]], [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 the Heavy]], and [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Strong Bad]]? [[{{Crossover}} All together]]? This is gonna be GOOD.
** And...[[http://kotaku.com/5629057/team-fortress-2s-heavy-finally-playable-in-a-poker-game here it is.]] Huh.
* Basketball games over the years try and pull this by including a certain [[GodModeSue Michael]] [[ShowyInvincibleHero Jeffery]] [[MagneticHero Jordan]]. Ten years ago EA pulled it off in ''NBA Live 2000''. Now Sega not only have Jordan in ''NBA 2K11'', but a type of story mode where fans can play through his greatest matches. For any fan of basketball during his era this would have good reason to rejoice, not just for Jordan and the Bulls, but for Celtics fans with the 86 team, Pistons fans for the 88 team, Lakers fans...now we just need to know if the [[BadassCrew Dream Team]] will be included.
* Part One, because one bullet isn't enough to explain it all: In December 2007, Jagex learned the hard way that sometimes you just shouldn't trifle with the UnpleasableFanbase. In an attempt to curtail issues with real world trading, which allegedly was putting the game's economy through the ringer, Jagex removed ''{{Wilderness}}'' PVP and unrestricted trade from ''RuneScape'', replacing player-killers with nigh-invulnerable DemonicSpiders that often traveled in packs. Even though efforts made to offer alternatives for the PVP players enjoyed some amount of success, the numbers still stood at 60,000 canceled membership subscriptions in the weeks immediately following the changes. (Although since real world traders often used stolen credit to pay for all transactions - including membership subscriptions - just how many were legitimate subscriptions in the first place is unknown.)
** Part Two: In November of 2010, a guaranteed content poll opened up asking if players wanted ''Wilderness'' PVP and unrestricted trade back. Four options were presented, as usual, and by far the most voted up option was bringing them back as long as workarounds were set down to keep RWT out of it all. Longtime players had come to better understand and respect Jagex's reasons even though they didn't think the end justified the means. That poll was soon closed, and in December a referendum was opened for any player to vote in on the matter. 91% of 1.2 million votes cast were in favor of bringing back Wilderness PVP and free trade as long as the RWT problems that started the whole mess were neutralized as best as possible, and in February of 2011 everything agreed upon was implemented as promised.
** The September 2012 Behind the Scenes update earned many cries of joy; after several months of pitiful updates (and many, many updates to the [[CreatorsPet Squeal of Fortune and Solomon's General Store]]), a bevy of new content was announced; a graphical update and two new quests for Al Kharid, an update for the God Wars Dungeon, and the long awaited (and desperately needed) bot nuke. Best of all? Only the barest mention of Solomon and the Squeal, which up until then had been making headlines every month.
* In 2003, ''VideoGame/{{Uru}}'' would have been a MMO of ''VideoGame/{{Myst}}'', but it wasn't until 2007 that [=GameTap=] hosted it. Now it's known as ''[[http://mystonline.com/en/play/ MO:ULagain]]'', plus it's free ''and'' since 2010 [[http://www.openuru.org/ open source!]]
** Even better. In early 2013 (Tentative), ''Phantasy Star Online 2'' will have an American and European release.
* Wowzers, I bet Nintendo is gonna repackage four old games that I probably downloaded from VirtualConsole and a subpar soundtrack CD for the Zelda 25th Anniversary, just like they did SuperMarioBros Shame on you, Ninten- Wait what's this? Special soundtrack discs? ''SkywardSword'' having a Holiday 2011 release? LinksAwakening DX on the eShop right now? Limited Edition Gold Wiimote? ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaFourSwords'' on DSiWare?[[note]]Wait, it's a port of the GBA game... Well it's free so who cares?[[/note]] '''''Live orchestrated concerts happening worldwide this Fall?!!!''''' Nintendo, you can have my wallet!
** Let's not forget the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mR6tYh4IL9w Romance trailer.]] A true dream come true for the thousands of [[{{Shipping}} Link X Zelda shippers]] all around the world. Their {{Squee}} will be heard in the wind for the years to come.
** Oh, about that ''Four Swords''... it's NOT a direct port. It has actual new content, including new levels and an actual ''single-player mode''. And yes, it's still free!
* Okay, NitroPlus. {{Demonbane}} is a good VisualNovel and all, but you should start getting serious about America...Wait, WHAT!! [[VisualNovel/SayaNoUta SAYA NO UTA]]!!! SUMAGA!!! KIKOKUGAI - THE CYBER SLAYER!!! WHO NEEDS BASIC NECESSITIES!! [[CrackIsCheaper TAKE MY MONEY NOW!!!]]
* C'mon, Activision. Why did you cancel ''True Crime: Hong Kong''? Especially when it was so close to being finished? Do you really need to focus on online games, as you claimed? *Cut to seven months later* '''SQUARE ENIX BOUGHT OUT THE PUBLISHING RIGHTS?! IT'S ACTUALLY GOING TO SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY?''' It's most likely going to be called [[VideoGame/SleepingDogs something else]], because they did not purchase the rights to the name? '''I DON'T CARE. SQUENIX, I LOVE YOU!!'''
* Atari has [[http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/36590/Hasbro_Reclaims_Dungeons__Dragons_Rights_From_Atari_Following_Legal_Dispute.php lost the exclusive rights to D&D video games]] much, much, earlier than [[http://www.mcvuk.com/news/280/Hasbro-buys-back-digital-rights-from-Infogrames the 2015 wait-out]]? After the lack of refinement in VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2 and the obvious TheyJustDidntCare borderline {{Shovelware}} ''Dagggerdale'', '''HELL YEAH!'''
** And in another sign of things moving upward, Cryptic, who are developing ''Neverwinter'', was bought by Perfect World from Atari. Perfect World saw how low Atari's standards were and realised [[ObviousBeta how shoddy]] the game would be if it were released on time and decided to delay it.
* Score yet another one for Nintendo: after a long list of diagrams (as usual for Nintendo), the bottom of [[http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/library/events/120127/03.html this page]] mentions ''there's gonna be a new side-scroller Mario for the Nintendo3DS!'' Just after the wait for ''SuperMario3DLand'' was finally over, now the hype's gonna grow once again! Of course, it's still a mere announcement by now, but if we're getting a "New Super Mario World", then it's ''definitely'' gonna be WorthIt.
** According to [[http://z6.invisionfree.com/N5S/index.php?showtopic=4698 Nintendo 5 Star]], a domain name has been registered under "http://www.supermario4.com". In Japan, Super Mario World's was known as ''Super Mario Bros 4'' back in 90's. So...will this bne a reboot or indeed a "New" remake of [[VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld the belowed game?]]
*** [[http://www.mariowiki.com/New_Super_Mario_Bros._2 It seems not to be the case;]] however, ''NewSuperMarioBros2'' already seems to have something to make up for that, namely another return of Raccoon Mario and an ''August 2012'' release date. After being announced ''just four months earlier''. Wow. The only missing things are Yoshi and a Cape powerup, and then we're in business!
**** A-HEM! [[http://www.mariowiki.com/File:NSMB2_screen1.jpeg TANOOKI MARIO DIRECTLY FROM THE NES VERSION!!]] THAT! IS! ALL!
*** Forget any of that [[http://nintendo3dsdaily.com/nintendo3dsnews/reznor-is-in-new-super-mario-bros-2/ Reznor is]][[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Txn2Ar8PYXg back]]! After years of being absent and only in Super Mario World, the four dinosaur bosses reappear!
*** The Koopalings are back!
* ''[[Music/{{Vocaloid}} Project Mirai]]'' looks like fun, but it's just a chibified version of ''Project Diva''...wait...[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0uPCicpzRw is that Daughter and Servant of Evil]]? [[EnsembleDarkhorse Gumi's]] gonna be a player character!? THIS IS GONNA BE THE BEST VOCALOID GAME EVER!
** Music/{{Mothy}} fans were really happy about the fact that the ''[[Franchise/EvilliousChronicles Story of Evil]]'' levels were accurate to mothy's canon, complete with cameos from [[CuteClumsyGirl Chartette (Teto)]], [[AxCrazy Ney (Neru)]] and even [[JustLikeRobinHood Leonhart (Leon)]]!
* [[VideoGame/{{X}} Egosoft]] lifted the information blackout and posted some ''VideoGame/XRebirth'' development videos on their Website/YouTube channel!
** For even more rejoicing, ''X Rebirth'' finally has an actual release date!
* After spending many years as the "Wandering Protagonist", [[Franchise/{{Disgaea}} Asagi's]] days of wandering may finally be over. After a successful Makai Wars concert and gathering 10,000 people to join her fan club in a promotion that would determine whether she will get her own game, [[http://www.siliconera.com/2013/07/13/disgaea-4-return-headed-to-vita-along-with-criminal-girls/ Nippon Ichi has confirmed that her game is now in the planning stages]]. The fans are rejoicing [[http://ramge707.tumblr.com/image/55408882217 just as much as Asagi is.]]
* It's a pity, ''VideoGame/ZooTycoon'' is no longer being made with the partnership... A NEW ONE IN 2013!? On the Xbox 360 (and Xbox One), RELEASED IN THE FALL OF THIS YEAR! AND YOU CAN FEED THEM WITH THE KINECT!
** The game looks nice, but what happens if it ends up ''Kinectimals'' 2... SECOND TRAILER! OH BOY! THAT IS NO KINECTIMALS! OVER 100 ANIMALS! That's more than ''Zoo Tycoon 2'' and several packs together!