The gaming industry is coming together in Los Angeles to get everyone worked up about the next wave of big releases, and we’re gonna start cataloging the news. Starting before E3 and continuing through the week of the show, we’ll keep track of the rumors, teasers, and official reveals right here.
So far, we have news and trailers from EA, Bethesda, Microsoft, The PC Gaming Show, and more. Make sure to continue onto page 2 as newer reveals push some of the coolest stuff off the front. Up next, we’ll have Ubisoft, Sony, Nintendo, and a lot more.
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Announcements, trailers, and more
When a company makes an official announcement, we’ll add it to this section. We’ll post trailers and news on previously announced projects here as well.
Nintendo’s E3 booth starts with a trailer for Zelda that shows what’s possible
Miyamoto says he’s working on “A new kind of Mario”
IGN reports that Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto is talking about the next Mario game.
Retailers start getting PlayStation VR demo stations
Sony is promising consumers a chance to go hands-on with its virtual reality tech at nearby stores.
Sony got everyone talking following its impressive stage show.
Developer Rare’s new game puts an emphasis on multiplayer features, but it will enable you to go it alone if you want.
We went hands-on with Microsoft’s new gamepad, and it has several important improvements.
Nintendo finally showed off what it’s like to play the new Zelda, and it will have a ton of new mechanics.
The new Zelda features a look and style that should remind many of the GameCube classic.
Paper Mario: Color Splash is coming October 7
Nintendo didn’t have a lot of announcements for E3, but it confirmed that its new entry in the flat-Mario in an unfat world is coming soon.
Microsoft is going all out with its new Xbox One. It’ll have a new AMD chip that can support VR and 4K gaming, and it’ll debut holiday 2017.
Microsoft is bringing together its Xbox and PC gaming platforms with its Play Anywhere feature. If a game has a Play Anywhere icon, that means you can buy it on Xbox One and play it on your PC.
Micosoft has updated its gamepad with a textured grip and a better radio receiver that works at distance. The company is also introducing the Xbox Design Lab where gamers can customize their own controller.
AMD is going to power the new Xbox One, and these Polaris chips are behind that.
Dawn of War 3 gets new trailer
Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord gameplay trailer
Superhot VR looks impressive in new trailer
Xbox Live is going to expand Minecraft’s multiplayer features.
Developer Compulsion Games is showing off more of its chilling indie game.
Ubisoft revealed that its hacker open-world crime game is getting a film adaptation like Assassin’s Creed and The Division.
LawBreakers E3 2016 trailer
Aram III: Apex trailer
Turing Test trailer
Serious Sam VR trailer
Giant Cop trailer
Killing Floor: Incursion trailer
Friday the 13th: The Game gets gameplay trailer
2K releases Mafia III trailer
Dishonered 2 is looking good. Bethesda has the game coming out in November, and it released a new gameplay trailer.
Bethesda has released a “shareware” (demo) version of Doom
You can play the first level of Doom right now.
Maybe ESO isn’t such a disaster after all. Fans seem to really love the game, and it is getting a ton of new content.
Bethesda is getting into the VR game with one of its biggest franchises.
I think I’d rather go to Disneyland.
Bethesda’s Hearthstone-like card game will still tell Elder Scrolls fan a story.
Fallout Shelter isn’t just a mobile game now.
2011’s Skyrim is getting a nice upgrade for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.,
Quake is coming to take a big swing at the esports market.
EA is taking competitive gaming seriously, and Peter Moore is responsible for that.
Star Wars: Battlefront 2 will include stories and characters from ‘The Force Awakens’ and other Disney ‘Star Wars’ movies
The first Battlefront game stuck to the Original Trilogy movies, but that will change in the sequel.
EA and developer BioWare are working on the next entry in the Mass Effect series, and it looks like it is striking a different tone.
EA accidentally broadcasted a rehearsal for Titanfall 2. It’s coming in October, and will feature an offline single-player campaign.
The publisher announced Fe, a beautiful-looking indie game that it is publishing. It published the game Unraveled last year, and now it is expanding to do more of those kinds of games.
EA is using Madden to start a three-pronged attack on the esports scene.
Star Trek is getting a VR bridge simulator
ABC News revealed that publisher Ubisoft is working on a game that will simulate the action of operating a spacecraft from Star Trek. Developer Red Storm Entertainment, which author Tom Clancy founded, is making the game that will have players working together just like Picard, Worf, and William Riker.
In an interview, Sony Interactive Entertainment boss Andrew House said that upgraded version of the PS4 is happening. The company does not play, however, to show it off at E3.
Injustice 2 gets its first gameplay trailer
This is still not WWE Immortals for console, but that’s OK.
Mortal Kombat studio NetherRealm Studios is back with more Batman-punching-Superman action becasue we haven’t had enough of that yet. NetherRealm is on a roll following the megasuccessful Mortal Kombat X. It now looks like it is on an alternating release cadence between Injustice and MK — although hopefully a WWE: Immortals game will sneak onto console as well.
Rocket League is going to Neo Tokyo
7 Days to Die launch trailer
After three years in early access on PC, 7 Days to Die is officially launching.
Destiny: Rise of Iron is $30, coming in September, and won’t be on Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3
Destiny’s next expansion is confirmed. It’s due out September 20 but only for PS4 and Xbox One. It will feature a new raid, region, and more.
Cliff Bleszinski and Boss Key Studios will show off Lawbreakers shooter at PC Gaming Show
The PC is getting its own show at E3 once again, and Lawbreakers will make a big appearance there.
Lego Dimensions is getting new adventures
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is bringing new characters and properties into its Lego game. That includes Sonic the Hedgehog, Ghostbusters (2016), and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them from the Harry Potter universe.
Hamonix Music VR is coming to PSVR this October alongside the new virtual reality platform.
Electronic Arts will have the following playable games at its EA Play gathering:
Madden NFL 17
Madden NFL Mobile
It is also promising to talk about games beyond its 2016 releases.
Ubisoft shows off Watch Dogs 2
The game is coming November 15 to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and here’s a look at the game in action.
GamesBeat played the new Deus Ex, and we have some thoughts on it.
Activision won’t have a booth at E3, but it won’t miss it because it’s doing a gather of its own.
Alan Wake developer working on two new games
Remedy Entertainment just made Quantum Break for the Xbox One, and now it’s making two new games. Neither are Alan Wake.
Sony has another big PS VR game in the works, and it’s from a rand new studio. It’s called How We Soar from Penny Black Studios, and it looks beautiful.
XCOM 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
2K Games confirmed that the strategy sequel is expanding to the consoles.
Persona 5 gets a release date
Publisher Atlus’s Persona 5 is hitting PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 on February 14. The long-awaited sequel is also getting a special edition.
One of the most exciting PS4 exclusives is coming February 28, and developer Guerrilla Games will show it off at E3.
Saints Row studio Volition is expanding that open-world crime universe with something new that focuses on superheroes and class-based gameplay. The game is due out in 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Final Fantasy XII getting remastered for PlayStation 4
Sony confirmed that Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age will update the game with high-definition graphics for the PS4. It’s coming in 2017.
Yooka-Laylee is coming in early 2017
The platformer throwback to the Nintendo 64’s Banjo-Kazooie is coming in the first quarter of next year, according to its developer.
Telltale’s Batman and The Walking Dead: Season Three get release windows
Batman: The Telltale Series is coming this summer, according to studio spokesperson Job Stauffer. The Walking Dead: Season Three will hit in the fall.
Square Enix releases new trailer for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8
Persona 5 is getting a Japanese livestream on June 15
You can watch the event right here.
Sega releases Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice trailer
Announcements about announcements? You’ll find those here. We’ll leave these teasers in this section even once they are confirmed.
Titanfall 2 gets a teaser trailer
— Titanfall (@Titanfallgame) June 10, 2016
Looks like something Crackdown 3 related will happen today
Microsoft has a teaser page for Crackdown 3 “mission dates” that include June 10, June 17, and more. Check out the site to potentially learn more about one of the Xbox One’s more interesting exclusives.
Warner Bros. teases something new for Lego Dimensions
Bungie teases its Destiny: The Iron Banner livestream with new video
— Destiny The Game (@DestinyTheGame) June 8, 2016
Destiny is getting a pre-E3 livestream
On Thursday, developer Bungie will detail some of the new content coming to Destiny this fall. You can watch it at 10 a.m. Pacific on Twitch.
This video shows the Watch Dogs 2 announcement.
EA teases Battlefield 1 with gameplay trailer
Here’s a quick look at some of the gameplay from Battlefield 1’s multiplayer mode.
Nintendo releases new art for Zelda Wii U/NX
We’re going to put all the unconfirmed reports in this section. If they get official announcements, we’ll add them above but also leave the rumors below.
Microsoft will have a smaller Xbox One.
New Xbox One hardware
Numerous reports claim Microsoft will reveal a number of revisions and other additions to its hardware lineup. Here’s what you can expect Monday morning:
A slimmer Xbox One
Xbox One streaming box and stick similar to Roku.
New Xbox One controller.
A more powerful Xbox One — although Microsoft may not announce this yet.
New Sony hardware
Even more rumors claim that Sony is working on a new version of its PlayStation 4 with more power. This PS4 has the codename Neo, and games will have to support both this console and the original system by this fall.
Sony has now confirmed this.
Titanfall 2 is getting a pair of special editions
EA’s mech shooter is getting Collector’s Editions.
Activision and Bungie accidentally posted some info to the Xbox Store and the game’s official website.
Bungie has confirmed this.
Injustice 2 is happening
A leaked poster suggested Injustice 2, the sequel to the DC Comics superhero fighting game, is coming. Polygon posted the image you see below.
Bethesda will have a big lineup of new games
A Eurogamer story claims Bethesda will announce the following games:
The Evil Within 2
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim remastered and updated
A web store also claims Skyrim: The Definitive Edition is coming with a November 23 release date.
Watch Dogs 2 is coming in November and takes place in San Francisco
IGN — the site that has an exclusive announcement deal for Watch Dogs 2 — accidentally posted a banner advertisement for the game. It shows a release date of November 15 and a hero sitting in front of the Golden Gate Bridge. Hacking the city of San Francisco makes a lot of sense because how else could you afford to live in that city if you don’t have instant access to everyone’s bank accounts?
Capcom is making Dead Rising 4
Leaked images suggest Xbox One and Windows 10 could get the sequel to one of the better launch games for this generation of consoles. Publisher Capcom isn’t new to exclusivity deals (it did something similar with Street Fighter V and Sony’s PlayStation 4), so this rumor seems sound.
Nintendo may finally localize Mother 3 for North America
Multiple reports are claiming that Nintendo is localizing the Game Boy Advance sequel to Earthbound, which never came out in the United States.
Witcher III developer is making a separate card game
Gwent, the card game from The Witcher III, is likely getting a standalone version from developer CD Projekt Red.