The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is a video game utopia for developers, publishers and gamers alike. Held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, E3 2017 has generated massive buzz among gamers with a series of press announcements showcasing gameplay demos of new games, remastered versions of popular titles as well as Microsoft’s much hyped Xbox Project Scorpio console (which is actually Xbox One X). Let’s take a look at the 29 most exciting video game trailers launched during E3 2017!
Skull and Bones
Skull and Bones is a naval combat game from Ubisoft that takes inspiration from Assassin’s Creed Black Flag. You can play it in solo, co-op or what seems to be like massive online multiplayer battles.
Beyond Good and Evil 2
A highly awaited installment to the original cult classic, Beyond Good and Evil 2 will be a prequel to the first one. Developed by Ubisoft Montpellier, the game will see you rise from a ‘lowly space pirate to legendary captain at the help of massive star-faring vessels.’
Mario+Rabbids Kingdom Battle
Developed in a collaboration by Ubisoft and Nintendo, this Nintendo Switch exclusive is a playful take on the turn-based team combat genre. You can play it in solo or in co-op and is scheduled to be released on August 29.
A VR game set in the dark alien world of giant robots and dimly-lit corridors, Star Child is a scifi side scroller for the PS VR. Though the trailer doesn’t reveal any gameplay, it suggest that it will be a platformer.
A new VR shooter to the current range of PS VR offerings, Bravo Team comes from Until Dawn developer Supermassive Games. Being developed exclusively for PlayStation VR, Bravo Team will be set in a “fictional modern day Eastern European city” and drops the player into an escort mission that goes wrong. An assassination of a President happens and an imminent collapse of the country seems inevitable. A two-player co-op mode is also available.
Monster Hunter World
Bigger and better than before, the latest title in the Monster Hunt series was met with rapturous applause during E3 2017. In Monster Hunter World, you can start your quest alone by navigating the open world landscape and bringing down monsters. A drop-in multiplayer system option is available in which you can play with friends or call on strangers to help you out during difficult situations.
Dishonored: Death of the Outsider
This is a stand-alone spin-off of the massively popular stealth adventure series. Mercenary Billie Lurk objective is to kill the Outsider, a god-like figure in the story. There are new weapons, locations and abilities , including Lurk’s ‘displace’ power that allows her to teleport to any location she wants to.
Developed by Focus Home Interactive and New World Interactive, Insurgency: Sandstorm is the highly-anticipated sequel to the original game. The latest first-person shooter will retain all elements which made Insurgency such a delight to play, though will be more epic and enhanced in scale, with multiple new modes and loads of content.
Developed by U.K.-based developers Sumo Digital and Reagent Games, Crackdown 3 is set seven years after Crackdown 2. In this new title, mass scale destruction is triggered by players through Microsoft Azure, with the degree of destruction becoming more enhanced in the online multiplayer modes.
A VR adventure game starring a mouse! There are puzzles, explorations and even a teeny bit of swordplay. However, no info was provided on how the game would make use of VR technology.
Set around 60 years before the events in Until Dawn, The Inpatient is a psychological horror sequel where you find yourself diagnosed with amnesia in the Blackwood Sanatorium. You will have to explore the virtual world to find out the reason why you ended up there and eventually face the horror that lies in store.
The Spider-man game is set for release in 2018 (for PS4) and to be honest, the game play trailer is actually loads better than the Homecoming movie trailer. In the trailer, we see Spider-man perched on the top of a tower-block and see him take out Wilson Fisk’s men one by one.
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
The highlight of Bethesda’s series of games during E3 2017, Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus is an exercise in brutal sadistic delights where playing as BJ Blazkowicz, you are encouraged to kill your Nazi enemies. A sequel to the critically acclaimed Wolfenstein II: The New Order, this game is full of extremely satisfying violent combat.
God of War
In the latest God of War title, we see Kratos trying to bring up his son, away from the shadows of the gods. According to developer studio Santa Monica, ‘together with his son Atreus, the pair will venture into the brutal Norse wilds and fight to fulfill a deeply personal quest.’
Forza Motorsport 7
The latest title in Microsoft’s racing series in set for a November 7 launch- the same day Xbox One X released. It will be playable in 4K FPS and in HDR.
Life is Strange: Before the Storm
This is a new three-part prequel to the immensely praised Life is Strange, with the first part to be released on August 31.
Imagine Far Cry crossed with The Last of Us and you get Metro: Exodus. The newest title in the dark and grim post-apocalyptic Metro series, you will traverse the wastelands of Russia while fighting off mutant creatures and feral gangs, as well as craft weapons and use your abilities to survive an ever-changing landscape.
Assassin’s Creed Origins
The tenth installment in the Assassin’s Creed franchise, Origins brings you to ancient Egypt. You play as Bayeck, a guardian warrior to his people. A new feature is the drone-like hawk capability to scout new areas, as well as new boss fights.
Bioware looks to put behind the lesser-than-favorable reviews of Mass Effect: Andromeda with its latest title Anthem. From the trailer, it looks like a Destiny and Titanfall hybrid, peppered with traditional RPG-action from the developer.
The Last Night
Giving strong vibes of Blade Runner imagery and coupled with some intriguing pixel art, The Last Night is an Xbox One exclusive.
‘The Last Night lets you explore a two-dimensional cyberpunk open world, built with four unique districts each with distinct architecture, cultures and industries. Experience action and infiltration gameplay in the great tradition of cinematic platformers and travel between districts using taxis, ferries, or monorail while trying to keep a low profile and remain undetected.’
Sea of Thieves
Another Xbox One exclusive, Sea of Thieves is a shared world pirate adventure game that looks worthy of your time from its gameplay. No release date has been announced yet.
The Artful Escape
According to the press announcement, The Artful Escape is ‘an action, adventure, exploration, narrative driven, musical-laser-light-battle kind of game’ about ‘famous folk singers, lingering shadows, space Gods, hallucinogens, individuality, reptile shops, and wild imaginations. Yet another Xbox One exclusive.
Microsoft has its deal sorted out with a range of Xbox One exclusives. Cuphead is a run-and-gun action game inspired by vintage cartoons from the 1930s. Looks like a lot of fun.
A new FIFA game. Better graphics, gameplay and more customizable. Need we say more?
Star Wars: Battlefront II
With its release date set for November 17, 2017, Battlefront II will introduce a new single-player campaign with all the legendary battles from the Star Wars universe, which will be much bigger and detailed than the previous installment.
A Way Out
A game that has piqued our curiosity like anything, A Way Out is a two-player co-op game that can be played entirely in split-screen either online or in local co-op.
Far Cry 5
Ever since Far Cry 5 was announced, with its domestic landscape set in rural America, airplanes, muscular vehicles and a far-right extremist cult, we had been eagerly waiting for the gameplay trailer. And it doesn’t disappoint.
Need for Speed: Payback
A gobsmacking 23rd installment in the popular racing series, NFS Payback looks to redefine the genre with action movie inspired scenes being an integral part of the game. It will also have na offline isngle-player mode.
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
The new standalone adventure in the Uncharted series and a DLC for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, The Lost Legacy looks like yet another impressive attempt from developers Naughty Dog to give us a breathtaking gaming adventure combined with local lore and religion (it is set in India and features Hindu deities such Shiva and Ganesha).