With E3 2021 coming to an end, we decided to do a round up of the best announcements from the show. The absence of Playstation and some other big names not at the show was quite a bummer, but there were still some great games this year.
“Breath of the Wild 2”
A big announcement that everyone has been waiting for is the “Breath of the Wild” sequel. It looks like the game takes place directly after the first. Nintendo really brought their E3 game by dropping this trailer that included some actual gameplay. Hopefully the 2022 release date doesn’t get pushed.
Another huge drop from Nintendo was Metroid Dread. There hasn’t been a 2D metroid game in about 19 years! Apparently this is also the end of Samus’s saga but hopefully that doesn’t mean the end of Metroid all together.
“Guardians of the Galaxy”
It seems like fans were 50/50 on the new “Guardians” game but if it’s anything like the films or the comics then it’ll be great! The character designs on Rocket and Groot in particular look fantastic. With the film series ending soon, it’s nice to see that the Guardians franchise can keep in the game world.
This is an interesting game from the team that developed Nier Automata. The inclusion of four player co-op really sets it apart from some of the other RPGs announced at E3.
This is probably the best indie game announced during the Xbox conference. Replaced is a 2.5D platformer with some major Blade Runner vibes and a post-modern aesthetic. It stands out as one of the more unique games during E3.
This was a big surprise since there hasn’t been a S.T.A.L.K.E.R. game since 2009. This trailer also included a surprising amount of gameplay as well. There are a ton of easter eggs referencing the previous games so it’s worth watching a few times.
“The Outer Worlds 2”
This is hands down the best trailer at E3. Super tongue-in-cheek humor but it’s still a cool announcement. The first Outer Worlds game was very well received so it’ll be interesting to see how much Obsidian adds to the sequel.
Another open world co-op from the devs at Arkane, Redfall looks like heaps of fun! It definitely has that Arkane game feel with the powers and weapons combo. Some gamers were disappointed about the announcement since they thought Redfall was a working title for the new Elder Scrolls 6 game, but it still looks like a solid game on its own.