The games of E3 2008 you might have missed

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This year's E3 is drawing to a close, and there have been lots of huge game announcements, biggest of all is probably the announcement of Final Fantasy XIII on the Xbox 360.

But E3 is not just about the big games, there have been a ton of really interesting smaller games shown off too.

Here is a roundup of some of the games that have really caught my attention that don't seem to be getting as much press coverage as I think they deserve.

Rhythm Heaven, DS

The follow up to the import only GBA cult hit "Rhythm Tengoku", Rhythm Heaven makes you focus on the what you hear, not just what you see. It's made by the Warioware team, and presented in a similar format, and certain to make you crack up with laughter.

Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2, Xbox Live Arcade (and PC?)

I have literally sucked hours into the original Retro Evolved, both on the PC and the version included with Galaxies on the Wii. A bunch of new modes, Multiplayer and a remixed soundtrack is enough to interest me.

Wario Land: The Shake Dimension, Wii

I absolutely adored Warioland 4 on the GBA, and this looks like it is the natural continuation. Stunning 2D animation, and great looking cut-scenes from Production I.G (Ghost in the Shell, Blood: The Last Vampire). Viva la 2D renaissance. Speaking of which...

Megaman 9, Wii Ware/PSN/XBLA

I always preferred the Megaman X series to Megaman classic to be honest, but even still, this is just brilliant. I am a little disappointed about the lack of aslide too, but I really have faith that this will live up to it's legacy.

Kirby Super Star Ultra, DS

Kirby Super Star was easily one of my favourite SNES games back in the day. There was enough game there to keep you entertained for hours. No doubt some of the screen sharing coop fun might be lost in the transfer to the DS, although I am sure wireless multiplayer will be include, and even as a single player only title it will be fantastic to replay it. They also seem to be adding a whole load more content, hence the ultra. If nothing else the battery won't run out on this cartridge after 10 years or so. Also, 3D cut-scenes and production values out the wazoo.

Dark Void, PS3/Xbox 360/PC

I don't care that this is brown.

We have only really seen one level of this so far, and I am more than happy to give the level design the benefit of the doubt. It is like Gears of War. In fact, it is a lot like Gears of War. But then, multiply the scale several hundred times. It's hard to tell from gameplay videos, but if the controls are solid, and they mix things up enough to keep it interesting, this game could be epic.

It really feels like E3 is a lot less about big announcements than it used to be, remember the 2004 Twilight Princess announcement?

I guess it isn't the conference it used to be, it's far smaller, far more press orientated. It's also more about games that are going to be out in the next 6 months, rather than far away titles on the horizon.

Still, we have Develop Conference and Expo in Brighton in a few weeks (and Bungie, Epic, Rockstar, Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony and maybe even SavyGamer will be there!), Leipzig Games Convention and PAX in August, Tokyo Game Show in October and then GDC in February 2009, so there is plenty to look forwards to in coming months.

God of War: Chains of Olympus, PSP - £14.99

God of War: Chains of Olympus, PSP - £14.99 delivered

Megaman Starforce: Pegasus , DS - £4.99

Megaman Starforce: Pegasus , DS - £4.99 delivered

Ninja Gaiden II, Xbox 360 - £24.99

Ninja Gaiden II, Xbox 360 - £24.99 delivered