A Rundown of All the New Games Revealed at E3 2017
E3 2017 is at its end and this year’s varied news events marked the official unveiling of a brand new console and showcased many of the biggest games that will be releasing in the foreseeable future. The last week of reveals has given gamers a lot to look forward to over the next few years, including BioWare’s gorgeous new space RPG, an Assassin adventure set in Ancient Egypt, and two Metroid sequels we never thought we’d get. There were many more games that debuted at this year’s E3, all of which sit comfortably in the detailed list below:
Assassin’s Creed: Origins
Assassin’s Creed: Origins is a prequel to the entire Assassin’s Creed series, taking place in the Ancient Egyptian city of Siwa. Origins will see the beginnings of the Brotherhood of Assassins, an organization that murders for the good of mankind. The player controls protagonist Bayek, a Medjay, AKA an “Egyptian sheriff”, tasked with protecting his people from local and foreign threats. Origins‘ gameplay shown off at Ubisoft’s conference seems to suggest a number of weapons and abilities Bayek will have at his disposal, offering a great range of options when dispatching bad guys.
BioWare has been teasing a new IP for a few years, which finally marked its reveal this year at EA Play. Anthem is a new space-set action game that seems very much in the vein of the studio’s other efforts Mass Effect and Dragon Age. The new sci-fi RPG will put players in the role of a “Freelancer”, an adventurer that explores uncharted worlds and fights for humankind using admittedly awesome exo-suits called Javelins. Anthem will employ use of various RPG elements, as BioWare games do, and feature a shared-world gameplay.
Beyond Good & Evil 2
A sequel to 2003’s space-set action game Beyond Good & Evil, the aptly-titled Beyond Good & Evil 2 was unveiled at the tail end of Ubisoft’s E3 conference, much to the surprise of the entire universe. No release date, gameplay, or much of anything about the long-awaited sequel has been revealed outside a few story details. It’s been teased as taking place in a hub galaxy called “System 3”, and the game’s story has been confirmed to take place before the events of the first Beyond Good & Evil, making the new game a prequel.
The Crew 2
The Crew 2 was revealed in a stunning trailer at E3, and offered a look at the new batch of vehicles that have been added to the previously car-only racing game. Players will be able to go head to head with speedboats, racecars, motorbikes, and even airplanes in various cities and climates across the USA.
Dishonored: Death Of The Outsider
A new DLC for Dishonored 2 was revealed as part of Bethesda’s “Bethesdaland” E3 event titled Dishonored: Death Of The Outsider, and will see the introduction of new playable character Billie Lurk, AKA “Meagan Foster”, in lieu of the game’s usual protagonists Emily and Corvo. Death Of The Outsider will see players go off on a dark quest as Billie to complete the ultimate assassination of the titular “Outsider”.
If you’ve ever wanted to live in the world of last year’s hyper-violent extravaganza Doom, then Bethesda sure has something for you. Doom VFR will bring players into the fast-paced FPS game with the use of VR, bringing a new level of immersion into the demon-obliteration proceedings.
Dragon Ball FighterZ
Announced by Bandai Namco, Dragon Ball FighterZ is the latest fighting game based on the popular anime Dragon Ball Z. Providing a much different approach to the genre than the recent Dragon Ball Xenoverse series, FighterZ looks to be pursuing more straightforward arcade-style of gameplay that has been missing from Dragon Ball games for a while. Sporting a bright and detailed cell-shaded look, the visuals are stylized as though they’ve come straight out of the animated series (or manga, if you’re more of a reader).
The Evil Within 2
Bethesda’s E3 event also announced another new sequel in The Evil Within 2, a follow-up to the 2014 survival horror game. Announced in a spooky reveal video, the new game looks as though the first title’s protagonist Sebastian will need to rescue his daughter from presumably, something very evil. While Bethesda is being quiet about story and release details, it was learned that Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami’s studio Tango Gameworks will be back to develop the new game.
Forza Motorsport 7
At the Xbox E3 conference, Forza Motorsport 7 was announced as the newest in the long-running racing series. The Forza franchise has always been known for its realistic graphics and solid controls, as well as its extremely inclusive list of vehicles to choose from. This seems to have remained unchanged, in that each of these features has been upped to a new degree. Visuals look as crisp as ever, and the roster of vehicles has been touted as being over 700 strong, including the debut of the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2RS, a car previously unseen by the public.
The cute round blob of pink we all know as Kirby will be arriving soon on the Nintendo Switch. The new adventure, titled Kirby for the time being, seems interested in exploring new mechanics a Kirby game hasn’t used before, namely the title character’s new ability to bring enemies to the side of good with the power of love. This love-ly ability enables up to 4-player cooperative play, with each additional player controlling a converted enemy.
Life is Strange: Before the Storm
Life is Strange: Before the Storm is a new standalone game whose story is set before the events of the original Life is Strange. Told over three episodes, Before the Storm will follow Chloe Price and how she meets a new friend in Rachel Amber before she goes missing in the events of the first game. The emotion-filled teaser released during E3 is sure to bring on the feels for fans of Life is Strange.
After a few delays last year, Metro: Exodus was announced at Xbox’s E3 conference as the next in 4A Game’s post-apocalyptic shooter series. The new game, retaining the survival gameplay of its predecessors, will feature an open world fully stocked with the strange monsters and desolate atmosphere one might expect from a Metro adventure.
Metroid: Samus Returns
Nintendo revealed a brand new Metroid title at E3 called Metroid: Samus Returns. Based on the Game Boy title Metroid II: Return of Samus, the new game seems bent on capturing the look and feel of old-school Metroid, and offering similarly themed throwback gameplay as well for the Nintendo 3DS. The Nintendo Switch on the other hand….
Metroid Prime 4
…will have a new Metroid Prime game to look forward to. Metroid Prime 4 was unveiled at Nintendo Spotlight, alongside very little else. Outside a very hypeworthy logo reveal video and the official start of development, not much is currently known about story, gameplay, or release date. I’m sure Metroid fans have grown used to waiting at this point.
Monster Hunter: World
Monster Hunter has been on fire as of late with their recent Nintendo 3DS installments, and even though these are slow-going for home console release in the West, the next main series game Monster Hunter: World was made specifically for consoles and PC. The epic E3 trailer showed off some fighting action between the protagonist and a rad fire-breathing dinosaur creature, because of course they have those. World is set to retain the franchise’s usual methods for hunting monsters, including crafting weapons and gear and obtaining over-the-top attacks and abilities.
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
A sequel to the acclaimed Xbox One exclusive Ori and the Blind Forest, the new game by Moon Studios says Ori And the Will of the Wisps will continue the fantasy adventure with new gameplay features, while also preserving the puzzle-based platforming that made the first game a success.
Untitled Pokémon Game
A new Pokémon game was teased at E3 2017, but nothing else of note, not even a potential name was mentioned at the event. The only confirmation was the title’s eventual release, a mid-2018 launch being the earliest. See you at E3 2018, mystery Pokémon game.
Shadow of the Colossus
A remake of the beloved PlayStation 2 classic Shadow of the Colossus was announced at Sony’s E3 proceedings, with a spectacular visual showcase of what’s in store for the game. Featuring the protagonist Wander in his quest to slay the Colossi, the game, even back in the PS2 days, was a sight to behold. It’ll be interesting how the remake’s epic gameplay will translate over to the PlayStation 4.
Skull & Bones
Ubisoft’s E3 conference was way more than just Assassin’s Creed. Skull & Bones will give gamers a new pirate-themed naval combat game set from the open seas of the Caribbean to the Indian Ocean. Gameplay will center around using plunder to customize your ship and crew, and besting rivals in warship combat. The touted multiplayer mode will surely make these fights on the high seas interesting. Arrgh, matey!
Starlink: Battle For Atlas
Starlink: Battle For Atlas will take players on fun, interactive space battles amongst the stars through use of real life customizable and interchangeable model starships. The model ships interact with the game though controllers where ships have the unique ability of changing player’s statistics. Yes, this sounds pretty much like Skylanders and amiibo, but it’s not as though those toys-to-life games aren’t distinctive in their own right as Starlink seems to be.
Super Lucky’s Tale
Looking like the most Conker-y game to have ever Conkered, Super Lucky’s Tale was announced as a console exclusive to the Xbox One, having previously been a launch title on the Oculus Rift. The new E3 trailer’s bright and upbeat platforming mixed with the game’s wacky side characters and fun atmosphere is sure to remind nostalgic gamers of the 90s heyday of developer Rare.
Technophobes, look away. Transference is a game that pursues what could happen if a human mind was downloaded to a computer, presenting a horrifying series of scenarios in the process. The Elijah Wood-starring trailer shown off at E3 goes down this road in haunting fashion, promising a digital hell waiting for players who decide to pick up the VR title for themselves.
A Way Out
EA introduced a new IP called A Way Out during E3 as part of the company’s EA Originals program. The game will follow two prisoners that maintain the singular goal of breaking out of a maximum security prison. A Way Out is unique in it’s two-player only gameplay, where two people (locally or online) are required to make it through the game’s various challenges. A good representation of this tandem can be seen in the trailer showcased at E3.
Similar to how Kirby was debuted at Nintendo’s E3 event, Yoshi is also getting a Nintendo Switch game as well with the character’s name (Yoshi) as the working title. Sporting some serious LittleBigPlanet vibes, the new Yoshi game will see the dinosaur protagonist platform his way around, collecting eggs, but this time with the added feature of co-op support.
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
As the grand finale to the Bethesdaland conference, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus was announced through means of various fake TV programs and eventual in-engine gameplay footage. The action-FPS game is set to continue after the events of Wolfenstein: The New Order with the player character BJ Blazkowicz rounding up a new team of Resistance allies in an alternative 1960s America occupied by Nazis.
Which one of these newly announced games is your most anticipated out of E3 2017? Are you more excited about previously announced games, such as Super Mario Odyssey or Destiny 2? Let us know in the comments down below and be sure to stay tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers and follow our Twitter for the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! It’s non-stop news, people! If you’re hankering for more news coming out of E3, check out these next few articles:
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