We did not get to assemble in sweaty, heaving crowds for E3 2021, nevertheless it was an enormous one nonetheless. Throughout the Summer season Recreation Fest, the Guerrilla Collective, Microsoft’s Xbox-Bethesda Showcase, the PC Gaming Present, and different on-line occasions, we noticed an astonishing—practically overwhelming—assortment of recent recreation bulletins, launch dates, and different information. In the event you missed any of it, don’t worry: We have assembled all the massive information proper right here, so you will get caught up on the whole lot in a single helpful place.
This yr was lots, severely, however there have been nonetheless a couple of massive bombs that stand out from the group:
The most important reveals
The video leaked actually 20 minutes earlier than Microsoft’s present began, nevertheless it did not matter. The debut trailer for Bethesda’s “first new universe in over 25 years” made for one of the genuinely thrilling E3 moments in years.
The long-awaited Elden Ring gameplay reveal was one other large second, and as an added bonus we received a launch date, too: January 21. The group response was about what you’d anticipate.
Diablo 2: Resurrected
Diablo 2 is 21 years outdated (wow) nevertheless it’s the most effective ARPGs ever made, and the Resurrected remaster is wanting very promising. It is also now received a launch date of September 23.
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands
What’s attention-grabbing about Gearbox’s new shooter is not that it is a Borderlands spinoff (it’s), however that it isn’t the Borderlands spinoff you anticipate (it is not). Nonetheless, it appears to be like like it’ll be a whole lot of enjoyable.
The Outer Worlds 2
They’re making it! And that is about it. Yeah, that is it. High quality teaser, although.
Arkane unveiled a brand-new recreation in the course of the massive weekend, a Left 4 Useless-style co-op shooter with vampires and magic. Nevertheless it’s not simply an L4D clone: Arkane stated that, like its different video games, participant selection and a reactive world will probably be central to the expertise.
New recreation bulletins
There’s a whole lot of new stuff coming over the following few years. Listed here are some that appear particularly thrilling.
An Evil Useless recreation is coming, and it truly appears to be like fairly good
Jurassic World Evolution 2 will probably be out later this yr
Forza Horizon 5 is headed to Mexico this November and lordy it appears to be like good
The hit 2016 2D RPG Salt and Sanctuary is getting a sequel referred to as Salt and Sacrifice
The Anacrusis is a ’70s sci-fi tackle Left 4 Useless from former Valve and Riot builders
Crossfire: Legion is a ‘basic RTS’ being developed by the makers of Homeworld 3
Struggle as Rocky, Ivan Drago, Clubber Lang, and extra in Creed Champions
Be a trigger-happy spellcaster in co-op survival sandbox Wizard with a Gun
Bramble: The Mountain King is a bizarre new horror recreation is impressed by creepy Nordic fairytales
Change into the Baba Yaga within the open-world horror-adventure Blacktail
College students main in pizza and magic on this trailer for Two Level Campus
Bloodhunt is a battle royale recreation set within the Vampire: The Masquerade universe, and it is out this yr
Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes and new spin-off, Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising, will come to Xbox Recreation Move at launch
Ubisoft reveals Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, out subsequent yr (and we’re gonna be actually mad if it is good)
Grime is a trippy new Metroidvania that includes residing weapons and a weird artwork model
Douse fires, save folks, and fly on a firehose in Firegirl: Hack ‘n Splash Rescue
Abzu meets Limbo in brutal underwater journey Silt
Slime Rancher 2 will probably be bouncing onto PC in 2022
This newly revealed Last Fantasy recreation is so dangerous it is good
Far: Altering Tides is a lonely post-apocalyptic voyage, coming late 2021
Ixion is an area station administration sim with sturdy Frostpunk vibes
Let’s as soon as once more experience a wave of rats in A Plague Story: Requiem
Contraband is a Seventies co-op smuggling recreation from the Simply Trigger staff
Rocksmith+ appears to be like like a neat method to study the guitar or bass
Koch Media’s new Prime Matter publishing label is bringing again Painkiller.
The stop-motion co-op journey platformer Vokabulantis appears to be like completely implausible, and it is received a sweet-sounding story, too.
Her Story creator Sam Barlow’s subsequent recreation is a decades-spanning Hollywood thriller referred to as Immortality
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As a result of typically you simply need a bit of catch-up with a recreation you’ve got been ready for.
TV reveals based mostly on video games
Talking of issues to observe, Netflix was a presence throughout this yr’s E3 as effectively, bringing its “Geeked Week” to the Summer season Recreation Fest. It isn’t making video games, although—it is making
▪️ Lastly, the primary trailer for season 2 of The Witcher is right here
▪️ There’s going to be a Far Cry anime
▪️ Netflix casts Lance Reddick as Wesker in live-action Resident Evil collection
▪️ Captain Laserhawk is a Netflix anime collection based mostly on Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
▪️ Netflix’s Splinter Cell collection stars an older, grizzled Sam Fisher
▪️ Netflix is engaged on a model new Castlevania collection
▪️ Wayne Brady performs King Cube within the Cuphead Netflix animated collection
▪️ League of Legends’ TV collection appears to be like good and moody on this new clip
E3 wasn’t all thrilling massive reveals, long-awaited launched dates, and explosive new trailers. Scattered listed below are there all through the weekend, there have been additionally smaller bulletins. Listed here are a couple of attention-grabbing ones:
Amongst Us is getting a conceal and search mode, new roles, and an entire lot extra (and likewise 15 participant lobbies)
Orcs Should Die! 3 is coming to Steam finally
How Dying Gentle 2’s day/evening system fully transforms the town
Chivalry 2’s first free map coming ‘before followers would anticipate’
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy may have no DLC or microtransactions
The Recreation Awards will probably be held in entrance of a dwell viewers this yr
Murderer’s Creed Valhalla will get a second yr’s value of expansions and a great deal of free content material
Captain Jack Sparrow will probably be becoming a member of your pirate crew in Sea of Thieves later this month
Netflix and CD Projekt’s Geralts come collectively at WitcherCon in July
The $1,000 VHS tape and purple fits from Devolver’s E3 present had been truly on the market and they already bought out
Amazon Video games is localizing one in all South Korea’s most fun MMOs, Misplaced Ark
They put PC Gaming Present host Frankie Ward in Humankind
In the event you’re searching for extra E3 2021 protection, we have got it: Here is a full recap of the PC Gaming Present, some ideas on the most effective video games we have seen, all 70+ video games proven within the Guerrilla Collective occasion, and even a listing of each recreation at E3 with ray tracing.