Took a massive break from doing this but am hyped to continue! Last one we did was E3 1999, so now let’s do E3 2000. Before we get to it, please note that E3 2000 was only 6 months after the Columbine shootings, and apparently the criminals loved Doom, so it is quite possible, even probable, that many companies intentionally held back some more violent games from being shown at E3 as it would have been insensitive seeming.
Link to all-time thread: All Time E3 Thread (vgchartz.com)
Source: E3 2000 - E3 Wiki Guide - IGN
Please vote on which company had the best showings of games. We are NOT limited to just 1st party games like we pretty much were for 1996. Going forward I hope to have a healthy list of third-party! I will NOT be including exclusive games under the company whose device they released on going forward, as the point of all this is to see which company has had the best E3 each year, regardless of if they own the hardware or not. If a developer was independent during this E3 showing, or the company was partially owned by someone else but still made the game, then they receive the credit. If they were owned by another company 100%, or if they are a second party exclusively making games for one platform, then the company owing them or receiving all their games receives the credit for the game.
To clarify with a hypothetical example: As long as the studio is independent (such as Platinum), then their games will count towards their own presentation and not the hardware company. Rare is a weird situation, as I believe (based on what I’ve read), Nintendo only ever owned 49% of their stock, making them a second party studio, until Microsoft bought them, during this era. Because of this, they will remain separate for now.
Also, just like with the 1995 vote, I can only include 10 options. I will, however, put the ones that didn't make the cut below here (if there be any) just so you know and you can comment your vote for them if you'd like. Below is a list of notable games announced/shown. If I’ve missed something, or I have put something in the wrong area, it is UNINTENTIONAL. Please forgive me and I will make the changes as soon as possible.
Games shown by developers:
Konami: Metal Gear Solid 2, 7 Blades, Gradius III & IV.
RARE: Conker's Bad Fur Day, Banjo-Tooie, Dino Planet (renamed Starfox Adventures later), Perfect Dark
SEGA: Samba de Amigo, Space Channel 5, Seaman, Phantasy Star Online, Shenmue, Jet Set Radio.
Sony: Gran Turismo 2000, ICO, FantaVision, The Legend of Dragoon,
Microsoft (Bungie purchased in 2000): Halo, Oni, Combat Flight Simulator: Pacific, Freelancer, MechWarrior 4
Bethesda Softworks: TES III: Morrowind, IHRA Drag Racing, Seadogs
Blizzard: Diablo II, Warcraft III
Capcom: Onimusha, Resident Evil 0, Breath of Fire IV, Capcom vs SNK, Mega Man Legends 2, Mega Man X5, Spawn: In the Demon's Hand, Street Fighter EX III: Third Strike.
Nintendo: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, Paper Mario, Mario Tennis, Kirby 64
Bioware: Baldur's Gate II, Neverwinter Nights
EA: A butt-ton of sports games 2001, SSX, Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2/Renegade, The Sims new content, The World is Note Enough
KOEI: Dynasty Warriors 2, Kessen
Eidos: Commandos 2, Deus Ex, Eden, Hitman: Codename 47, TimeSplitters.
Camelot: Mario Tennis (they were an exclusive 2nd party studio for Nintendo at this point, but still second party nonetheless).
Gamefreak: Pokemon Gold/Silver
Squaresoft: Chrono Cross, Final Fantasy 9, Final Fantasy Online, Legend of Mana, Vagrant Story
Activision: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
Atlus: Persona 2, Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure
Infogrames: Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare, Driver 2, Duke Nukem: Planet of the Babes, Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee, Unreal Tournament
LucasArts: Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine, 5 Star Wars games, Escape from Monkey Island
Rockstar Games: Max Payne, Midnight Club, Smuggler's Run
Ubisoft: Rayman 2: The Great Escape
Kemco: Top Gear Dare Devil
THQ: Summoner, Red Faction
Namco: Ridge Racer V, Tekken Tag Tournament
Tecmo: Dead or Alive 2, Monster Rancher 3
Enix: Torneko: The Last Hope, Valkyrie Profile
Fox Interactive: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Planet of the Apeas, Simpsons Wrestling, Titan A.E.
Gray Matter Interactive Studios: Return to Castle Wolfenstein
Level 5 Inc.: Dark Cloud
Insomniac Games: Spyro
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