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E3 2011's Most Anticipated: InSANE

CVG E3 2011 Awards: Vote for the games that most excite you!

The games on show at E3 2011 are some of the best in living memory. So you really owe it to yourself to vote in CVG's inaugural E3 2011 Awards... in the Most Anticipated Title category.


Shortly before the show, we'll work out which of these 60 special E3 game previews have enjoyed the most page views, Facebook 'Likes', ReTweets and poll votes (see below) and crown our first victor at the Los Angeles event. Show your favourites the love!

Game: InSANE
Publisher: THQ
Likelihood of E3 2011 showing: Very likely

When a game comes with half of its single word title in full caps, you know there's at least one person on the dev team that has a bit of quirk about them. We can only hope that the insanity extends beyond the caps-happy title.

We've reason to believe that we won't be disappointed by InSANE which was announced with what was essentially a black and white bad dream, with needles going into eyes and everything.

That's an extremely tentative belief, obviously, since that reveal teaser trailer is all that we've had from the title so far, but as fans of Saints Row and Red Faction, we're happy to see Volition on board.

What's more interesting though is that Hollywood director Guillermo del Toro is at the helm of his first ever video game. Del Toro is the man responsible for blockbuster hits such as Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy and will be putting out Kung Fu Panda 2 later this year (get in!).

It means more than just having another famous name attached to a game though, Del Toro looks to be aiming for an in-depth game and a strong believer of quality narrative in the industry.

In December last year he said that with what is set to become a trilogy and later a movie, he wants to "take players to a place they have never seen before, where every single action makes them question their own senses of morality and reality."

We're always up for questioning our own morality (we do it every day) but, more specifically, ever since the likes of Heavy Rain and L.A Noire, we're hooked on games that deal with stories of human emotion effectively.
More reassuring words from Del Toro, then:

"I'm 46, I've been playing video games since they were essentially made available to the public. I've seen the form evolve from total reflex coordination gaming into a true narrative powerhouse."

"I believe video games are going to be the cornerstone of narrative in the next decade," he added. "As a storyteller it is my duty to get going on learning the language not as a gamer, but as a storyteller."
This is our kind of guy. Now we just need to see more from InSANE to establish whether or not it really is our kind of game.

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