Never heard of the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3? It's where all the latest video games, consoles and tech get shown off to the press and public for the first time.
2015, also known as 'The Year of Dreams' brought us announcements like The Last Guardian, Shenmue 3 and a Final Fantasy 7 Remake. This year, we're expecting to see something a little bit different
with a lot of surprises along the way- but don't worry, you'll be able to find all the newly announced titles right here.
With the release of The XBOX One S, we're expecting to get into the nitty gritty of their new console, tentatively named Scorpio, which we've seen tiny glimpses of before at different showcases. This machine will not replace the XBOX One S or Xbox One, it will be a lot more powerful than any other console that's come before it, in addition to having fully supported 4K in tow. In addition to this, we're expecting to see updates on games such as Call of Duty and maybe even the announcement of a new Halo game on the console.
Sony's lead the charge, with the Japanese company being known for outstanding software showcases at previous years of E3, but this time around it looks like they're going to be fully focusing on what really matters - The games. With rumours abound with what Dark Souls developer FROM Software are up to, it's likely that the company will show their faces alongside a slew of other Japanese developers. The real gem to look out for this year would be more details on games such as God of War and The Last of Us 2, both o which are looking absolutely stellar.
The french company, known for making hits such as Rayman and the Assassin's Creed series will be back at E3 this year, but without Aisha Tyler in tow, but what we're expecting to see is the highly anticipated Assassin's Creed sequel, in addition to a new glimpse at games like South Park: The Fractured But Whole and maybe even a peek into other games that have not been announced yet- the developer is known to be supporting the Nintendo Switch, so it's possible that we're going to see several titles coming out for Nintendo's breakout hit.
After the hugely successful release of the Nintendo Switch and a few strong Nintendo Directs over the course of the year so far, we'll be able to get a glimpse at the Switch's brand-new Mario title, as well as getting a look at other software which is due to launch during the year, including Monolith's highly anticipated sequel to Xenoblade Chronicles- even though we've not seen a trailer yet. Nintendo always has an ace up its sleeve in these conferences, and we expect that their E3 showing this year will be no different.
EA owns the Star Wars license, and after they rolled out Amy Hennig, the lead writer behind the Uncharted series, it's possible that we're going to see her Star Wars title finally get a public showing, in addition to seeing gameplay of Star Wars Battlefront 2 among other EA staples- Will a new Dragon Age be announced? Who knows! The exciting part about all of E3 is that these companies always bring something unexpected to the table, and EA is definitely one of the big hitters.
It's expected that we will see something from Rockstar Games, bringing Red Dead Redemption 2 to the table, with another heavily rumoured release also being on the cards from the company. Sega will also be bringing over Yakuza 6 to the show, for its first English release, in addition to other rumours of classic game company Konami reviving the Castlevania series for Nintendo Switch, in addition to releasing Metal Gear Survive this year.