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E3 Catch-Up Trailers!
Some people can’t catch E3 when it happens. It may be because you live under a rock, internet access cut out, work happened, you totaled your car, or some unfortunate series of events that ought to be authored by Lemony Snicket and Murphy. This compilation is for all of you who, like me, ended up missing the live conference feeds and the hours of sitting in suspense.
Acamiibo Animal Crossing
With the latest installment of Animal Crossing comes an enthusiastic following for the old classic. One can only hope we get to begin the game with the iconic train ride and the exclamation of “cool beans!” Here’s the trailer for Acamiibo Animal Crossing.
If you’d like to read more about this awesome gem, check out this article.
Ubisoft stuns us again with this amazing visual trailer of Anno 2205. Although no gameplay is shown here, more is sure to come with future updates. If you’re a sucker for strong visuals and space like me, this is bound to be a game that gets your attention.
Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate
With the latest Assassin’s Creed installment comes some stylish flair for the assassinations you’ll be carrying out. As seen by the most awesome pimp-cane in existence shown in the following trailer:
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
What would another year of gaming be without another Call of Duty game? Check out the awesome trailer below for more visual details from the developer.
I’ll also take this opportunity to be completely honest. I have no idea how to play precision FPS games. The closest I’ve gotten to success at FPS games is playing Borderlands as a Psycho. I run up, and I hit things. When playing Halo? I run up and hit things. And I try to run up and hit things as much as as possible in CoD. I cannot pilot a vehicle to save my life, and may every God have mercy on your soul if I, for some reason, happen to be your medic. I am not a credit to any team in FPS games. However, my friends here at Gamenews have some awesome articles about this new CoD game. Here’s a comprehensive article about the game itself, and here’s an article about the consoles the new CoD will be released on. All of you who excel at FPS games have my deepest respect.
Dark Souls 3
What I lack in FPS skill I make up for in hilarious lack-of-skill at every Dark Souls installment. I suck. I beat the first boss and spend five hours trying to get through the normal mobs from the second area. Every single time, this happens, and every single time I play the game until my fingers bleed because I love these games. The method of storytelling and the subtle air of mystery and sadness just tickles my fancy. Check out the awesome trailer below for more information.
If you’d like to read more details about this awesome game, check out this article.
Destiny: The Taken King
More space. More adventures. More loot. The visual trailer for Destiny: The Taken king doesn’t disappoint. It promises new hype and a revitalizing boost to a new franchise.
Click here if you’d like more information!
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
The latest installment of Deus Ex is here. I can’t wait to see where the story goes in the latest installment. Check out the trailer below for more information!
Ohhh well Honor for all, for the big and the small, well the taller they stand, well the harder they fall! the next Dishonored is here and the hype is real!
This time you play as Emily as she attempts to tear at the ones who brought the disease. To check out more information on the definitive edition, click here.
Oh DOOM, your spooky scary ambiance and sheer gorey brilliance will never get old.
For more information on the arsenal of doom, click here. If you wanna know more about the upcoming snapmap feature, click here. The new DOOM installment will feature all the spooky scary gore we’ve come to know and love, with a bigger arsenal and more ways to play with friends! What’s not to love?
I’m just gonna put this trailer here and let it speak for itself.
I dunno about y’all… but that looked inception and Dear Esther levels of awesome to me. I am pretty intrigued for this game. The art style is interesting, the thematic musical representation and the overall coherency in symbolism got me. If it’s a game that grows with the player I will be sooooo sold. For more information, click here.
Pip-Boy edition. That’s all I have to say.
Just look at these graphics, visualize that Pip-Boy on your arm, and throw your bottle caps at the screen because it doesn’t get any more awesome than this.
Final Fantasy VII
A remastered version of one of the most iconic RPG’s ever!? In one of my favorite franchises!?
Yes, please. I’ll take it.
I wanna hear Sephiroth’s Theme while getting my butt kicked in stunning HD, and I will. If you wanna read more about the remake, click here.
Check out the trailer below for early footage of Firewatch!
From what I can tell this game has it all. A hilarious protagonist with a quirky sense of humor, elements of isolation and survival, coupled with the mysterious danger that invades the home. It could be deceptively spooky, and I’m completely ok with that.
In For Honor you will battle for your crest in medieval-style gameplay, at the tune of victory or death!
Do you have a need for speed? Then you’ll love Forza 6. This game is all about racing your way to the top in a competitive environment and customizing your dream car.
Gears of War 4
Gears of War makes a strong contender with the latest game in the series! check out the gameplay demo below to check it out for yourself.
Gears of War Remastered
In speaking of Gears of War, the remastered edition of the original classic is coming out as well! This will be the Ultimate Edition, remastered and reworked for a new audience.
Halo 5: Guardians
You can’t mention classic franchises without mentioning Halo. It was the first proper FPS I played, and I immediately fell in love with the quirky little enemy grunts, and the many things you could do to make the game fun. Look at the new Halo coming out soon.
Hitman brings another hard-hitting game to a well-beloved series.
Agent 47’s back, and he means business.
Horizon: Zero Dawn
Horizon Zero Dawn introduces a post-apocalyptic world with somber dialogue and soulful music. Check out the trailer below to see exactly what I mean.
I’m easily swayed by music, and storytelling aspects of a game. I can’t wait to see how you can shape your world and advance your tribe in a cold and unforgiving world.
Just Cause 3
Get ready to raise your weapons for a just cause for the third time! Check out the trailer below to see details on the exclusive weaponized vehicle pack.
Kingdom Hearts 3
Kingdom Hearts ranks right up there with Halo and Final Fantasy on my list of “nostalgia-inducing, must-haves, break-my-wallet-I-don’t-care-anymore” games. This third installment promises another bright foray into the world of Kingdom Hearts with Sora.
Kingdom Hearts Unchained
In speaking of the world of Kingdom Hearts, the mobile game Kingdom Hearts Unchained will be coming to America as well as Kingdom Hearts 3! Check out the trailer below.
Lara Croft Go
While we’re on the topic of mobile games, check out the latest Tomb Raider game, straight on your mobile device.
Zelda Tri-Force Sword
It’s a Zelda game!! It’s a co-op like Four Swords!! It has such happy, jaunty music!! Behold the glory of Nintendo!
LEGO makes a strong bid for attention at this current E3. This current installment features a PORTAL trailer. I’m just happy this exists. Before I played Minecraft I played with legos. This is a special kind of nostalgic mix for me, and I can’t harp more about just how adorable this trailer is.
Mad Max breaks onto the post-apocalyptic scene with a cowboy-style anti-hero called Max. He may not be a hero, but he’s certainly changing things.
MASS EFFECT™: ANDROMEDA
Mass Effect released the trailer for another installment this year as well! With this new installment comes a new adventure in a wide galaxy to explore. Check out the trailer below for more information!
Mario and Luigi Paper Jam
If you liked Paper Mario as a kid, you’re sure to like this adorable Nintendo 3DS game called Paper Jam.
Mario Tennis Ultra Smash
The WiiU gets a fantastic new Mario Sports game called Mario Tennis Ultra Smash. If you want a fun game to play with friends, this is your bet.
Metal Gear Solid V
Metal Gear Solid is synonymous with shenanigans, easter eggs, wtf moments, and amazing detail in places you would never expect it. Highly innovative and hilarious, Phantom Pain has to fill pretty big shoes. Pretty big, high-heel’d, metal shoes.
Metroid Federation Force
After so many years, Nintendo is finally giving us another Metroid game to enjoy! Check out the trailer below for a look at what we have in store for us.
Mirrors Edge Catalyst
Mirror’s Edge is definitely one of the games I look forward to. It gave me a love for platforming aspects of modern games, and intrigued me about the same time period that Portal and Assassin’s Creed won my heart. Check out the trailer below for the awesome new Mirror’s Edge segment coming out this year.
Need For Speed: Definitely Underground III
I made a pun using Need for Speed earlier, that’s how iconic this franchise is to racing games. Check out the trailer for the new segment of the classic franchise below.
I’m not sure how many of you played Nier back in the day when it came out on the xbox years ago. But I loved it. It had an expansive world with incredible quests, and an episodic, time-based story that spanned decades of game-time. I can’t wait to see what this turns out to be. To see the teaser, check out the trailer below.
No Man’s Sky
No Man’s Sky offers a huge world to explore with new plants, minerals, and animals to encounter. The vibrancy of the art style helps lend a life and vibrancy to the game that’s sure to please! I can’t wait to experience this game for myself.
Sony announces the new JRPG that’s in development now! Check out the conference clip below for more details.
Rainbow 6 Seige
Tom Clancy doesn’t disappoint with this game. It incorporates the classic elements of the Tom Clancy franchise in the gritty realism it seeks to capture in game-form. You work with your team to rescue hostages in real time, with multiple tactics at your disposal.
The trailer for Rigs takes you into a world where you operate a rig against your enemies in an FPS wonderland.
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Lara Croft returns in another epic Tomb Raiding adventure! Check out the trailer below to see the hype for yourself.
Sea of Thieves
Yar-har-fiddle-dee-dee, if the Pirate’s life is for you, you’ll be intrigued to see the trailer for Sea of Thieves below!
Star Fox Zero
Our favorite fox returns to go on another epic star-crossing voyage.
If you enjoyed the immersive experience of Shenmue or Shenmue 2, you’ll love Shenmue 3. Watch the trailer below to hear the creator tell you of the world and it’s conception, as well as to see some gameplay clips.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole
Remember the Stick of Truth? Well, now we have the Fractured But Whole as a sequel. Click the trailer below to see what fantastic humor awaits us.
Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness
After years of waiting, a new game in the Star Ocean franchise comes to life this year. Watch the trailer below for an in-depth look at the new game.
Star Wars: Battlefront
Star Wars adds another game to their iconic franchise this year! Check out the trailer below to learn more about Star Wars: Battlefront.
Street Fighter V
Street Fighter V comes out this year with better graphics and whole new ways to pummel your opponents into the ground. New finishers, new combos, and challenging enemies will surely make for a fantastic game.
Superhot takes shooters to a whole new level with an interesting artstyle and crisp, defined movement and character actions. Check out the trailer below to see for yourself how time only moves when you move.
Tacoma takes isolation and survival to the extreme. How will you survive 200,000 miles away from earth?
The Division brings beauty and detail to a world ripped apart by conflict and division. Watch the trailer below to see the world your character must fight to protect.
The Last Guardian
If you’ve played Shadow of the Colossus, or ICO, you understand why the hype for this game is real. You exist in conjunction with a gigantic temple guardian, and work with it to survive in an otherwise harsh and unforgiving world.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands
Ghost Recon sets you in a massively open, responsive world and still maintains integrity as an FPS. Check out the trailer below for a glimpse into the world you’ll be inhabiting.
Trackmania Turbo is a bright, vibrant racing game packed with unexpected twists and turns. The trailer below highlights some of the tracks the player can experience.
Trials Fusion: Awesome Level Max
If you’ve ever seen Trials played, you know that it brings an entirely new take on racing games. Not only is your speed a factor, but you must fight not to tip or unbalance the rider. Check out this new installment in the addicting racing game below.
Uncharted 4 charts the way straight to our hearts with this latest trailer.
Unravel is an adorable platformer in which you play as Yarny, an adorable little character that slowly unravels as you move about your adventure.
In addition to all these great games, there’re also a few great games coming out soon. A new Batman, for example. After researching all these great games, I don’t feel so bad for missing the E3 conferences live. Chances are I still have some catching up to do, since I have yet to find any trailers for the fabled Dark Cloud 3 release. I’m still holding onto hope!