Anand KrishnaswamyJune 16, 2021 7:41:07 PM IST
After all the chaos in 2020 that saw E3 postpone, it finally made a comeback this year. The event was broadcast around the world and jokingly claims that it can even be viewed in space (depending on WIFI coverage).
For starters, the best question to answer is, what is E3 and why is it so important? E3, which stands for Electronic Entertainment Expo, is a trade event for the video game industry and among enthusiasts is often considered one of the definitive events to watch. The largest and most well-known game developers, publishers and hardware and accessory manufacturers use this event as their platform to make their announcements about upcoming products and their future plans.
Given the nature of the event, we got to the point of what were the most important announcements made this year?
Like many of the previous years, there are so many amazing announcements that have surfaced in the 4 days from June 12-15. Starting with the basics, the three most notable game console makers have shown so many games that I am now struggling to decide which should I play first.
Despite this, there are some games that I look forward to more than others, like Redfall. Redfall was announced by Bethesda and it looks like a really fun open world CO-OP shooter that will be released next year. The game pits players against vampires in the city of Redfall as a means of survival and these vampires have serious problems when it comes to their dealings with humans.
Forza Horizon 5 is a Mexico-based open world racing game that allows players the option to explore a wide number of areas in a vehicle of their choice. This can range from rainforests to cities and even the open desert. To be honest, I saw my all-time favorite car in the trailer (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X), so I’m very predisposed to this game. The expected release date is November 9, 2021.
Far Cry 6 is he last installation In the franchise and as a bonus, it allows players to explore the backstory of the villains from previous games in the franchise for the first time. This feature of investigating the backstory of the main villains of the various games makes me believe that this will be one of the best games of this year when it comes out on October 7th.
The game Avatar: Borders of Pandora It is not an installation in the Avatar series featuring our favorite airbender, rather it is a game based on the world created in 2009 by James Cameron for his film. Avatar. This game has been talked about for quite some time and what little I know makes me want to try it. If the claims are true, players will be able to explore never-before-seen parts of the Avatar world in this game.
Rainbow Six: Extraction, which was originally supposed to be called Rainbow Six: QuarantineThank you for finally learning the lesson! Ubisoft is the latest installment in the Rainbow Six franchise that has made its previous game Rainbow Six Siege stand out in the world of professional esports, and since it’s been 6 years this could be a indication. that Ubisoft is looking to change things in that regard. The game It will be out on September 16 of this year.
Stranger from Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin it’s a game that makes me wish I could fast-forward time. Developed by Square Enix in collaboration with Team Ninja, I hope the game will be one of the history books. Team Ninja is the name behind two of my favorite hack and slash game franchises, Nioh other Ninja gaiden. I hope the gameplay is similar to what Team Ninja has achieved in the past. The game will launch next year.
Guardians of the Galaxy has a game being developed for him and as a comic book fan, I couldn’t be happier. The game will allow one to play as a variety of characters from the Guardians of the Galaxy series and to be honest I find it difficult to think of a reason why this could go wrong. The release date is October 26, 2021.
Elden Ring it is something that excites me because of the participation of George RR Martin. I hope the game has a really rich story that makes it hard for me not to like it. The fact that it’s being developed by Bandai Namco gives me hope that the game’s mechanics are as polished as the story. The game is expected to come out on January 21 of next year.
Starfield it’s promising from the fact that I heard a couple of phrases attached, open world and space. Since there is only one trailer for the game so far, I’m not sure what to expect. If Bethesda gets the game right, it could be one of the most epic games of its time. The game’s launch is scheduled for November 11, 2022.
EA decided that E3 was a good time to show the game trailer for their next game. Battlefield 2042. From what I can tell from these trailers, the game looks great and the fact that a lot of my friends are talking about trying it makes me consider it. The game is expected to come out on July 22, 2021.
Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes I’m excited about it as I think the game will offer quite an interesting story and will also cater to those who want to play something with horror elements involved. This game is expected to come out on October 22, 2021.
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 it’s a game I’ve been waiting for since the day it was first mentioned. The previous game in the franchise, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild It was released exclusively for the Nintendo Switch and to this day it remains one of my main reasons for owning that console (Pokémon games are the other reason). This game will be released sometime next year.
Ascending astria is a game that stands out to me for its unique artistic style. The characters and the entire game have a hand-painted feel and as such I am very interested in testing the game. even if the gameplay turns out to be very normal, the screenshots of the game alone should make good posters. The game launches later this year.
Shin Megami Tensei V is a game that will be released for Nintendo Switch on November 11, 2021. The game launches the player to an alternate version of Tokyo where demons and angels exist. The player is then expected to fight for their survival, along the way, finding ways to recruit some of the friendliest demons as companions. The gameplay and the idea of interactions with various creatures in the game makes me want to try this title at least.
Fatal Frame: Blackwater Maiden it’s a really creepy game and that makes it the best horror title revealed at E3. To be honest, the game isn’t exactly new, it was around on the Nintendo Wii U since 2014, but it’s only coming to PC, XBOX, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch later this year. In the game, one is forced to confront a large number of ghosts scattered across a mountain armed only with a camera, which is used to scare them. Truth be told, even the trailers gave me the creeps and this makes it one of the best horror games in my books. .
The above list is not the complete list of announcements made at E3, just the announcements that excite me the most. Some other notable announcements are related to Halo: Infinity, Microsoft’s flight simulator makes its way onto XBOX, Tekken’s Kazuya finds her way into Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros, and Yakuza: like a dragon which was one of the best games of last year that made its way into Microsoft’s game pass subscription.