HinterlandFor me, the biggest announcement of E3 didn't even take place at E3.
That doesn't make any sense, actually, but it's late.
What I'm talking about is Tilted Mill's announcement of Hinterland, a fantasy-based RPG/RTS that sounds 100% USDA Awesome. Here are a few excerpts from the Hinterland website:
Your goal is to lead a handful of peasants to establish a small haven in the wild backcountry of a fantasy kingdom. You must also carefully select members of your village to put down their ploughs, leave their comfortable homes, taking whatever weapon they may have at hand, to join you on expeditions of exploration and conquest in the surrounding lands. There you’ll encounter the characters and creatures of myth and folklore, and find much needed resources to expand your village. Should your forays meet with success, fame, fortune and prosperity await. But you must take care, for even the loss of a lowly farmer can spell disaster when harvest time comes.
--Fantasy role-playing and character development
--Party-based tactical combat, including item use
--Base building, including building upgrades
--Innovative combat stat leveling system
--Random world generation for maximum replay
--Folklore / fantasy setting
Tilted Mill is full of tremendously creative people with interesting ideas, and they have always been one step away from making a huge breakout. Hopefully this will be the game.