For its first year ever, E3 was open to the public, and the 2017 show revealed new properties and long-awaited sequels, and plenty of franchise mainstays showed their faces. We laughed, we cried, we rolled our eyes at the Xbox One X, and we’ve got the full list of games announced and showcased at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo. (By the way, if you’re wondering where the PC Gaming Show’s showcases are, they’re coming in another article. Holy crap, were there a lot of gorgeous PC games debuting this E3.)
Narrative-driven RPG veteran Bioware is trying something a little new this year, bringing us “Anthem,” a co-op sci-fi shooter with an Iron Man flair. “Anthem” will be released on PC, XBox One and PS4.
A Way Out
Multiplayer is the name of the game this year at E3, and “A Way Out” is an action adventure designed for split-screen co-op. Developed by Hazelight, “A Way Out” will be available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
NBA Live 18
EA Sports brought us another installment of the “NBA Live” series, and the company seems focused on revitalizing the series. Look for it on Xbox One and PS4.
The popular FIFA series is renewing itself for another year, and it will be available on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC and the Nintendo Switch.
Star Wars: Battlefront II
Finally, a singleplayer story mode in “Battlefront,” and on the multiplayer front, EA isn’t asking anyone to pay extra for DLC as long as they own the game. “Battlefront II” will be released on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
Need for Speed: Payback
The next installment in the “Need for Speed” series may not make it to the Nintendo Switch, but the gameplay still looks incredibly slick. It’ll be available this November on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Battlefield 1: In The Name of the Tsar
The newest expansion to the hit “Battlefield 1” includes plenty of new maps, a new army, weapons, vehicles, the Supply Drop game mode and more. Expect to see it hit shelves (digital or otherwise) in September of this year, available on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Xbox One X
Formerly known as Project Scorpio, the Xbox One X will release with a $499 price tag that has some gaming enthusiasts raising their eyebrows.
Sea of Thieves
Pirates? In my open world setting? It’s more likely than you think. “Sea of Thieves” will be available only on Microsoft platforms some time next year.
First-person shooter survival horror game “Metro Exodus” looks positively gorgeous and terrifying. You’ll need to be stealthy to navigate the Russia wasteland when this game releases next year on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
The sequel to the award-winning, side-scrolling hit, “Ori and the Blind Forest,” “Ori and the Will of the Wisps” is a Microsoft exclusive, only available on the Xbox One and Windows 10 Store. No release date has been announced.
Forza Motorsport 7
The tenth installment in the “Forza” series, “Forza Motorsport 7” will feature over 700 cars, more than 200 different configurations and 30 locations to race your little hearts out in. Look for it October 3, 2017 on PC and Xbox One.
The sequel to the lukewarm “Destiny” MMO has an awful lot of people excited. Prepare your wallets for its September 6 release on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
The Darwin Project
Six players hunt one another in a “Battle Royale”-esque arena. This game is still in early development, but when it releases, it’ll be a Microsoft exclusive.
Deep Rock Galactic
“Deep Rock Galactic” is another co-op game, supporting up to four players in its procedurally generated explorable worlds, and went from a Steam Early Access darling to an Xbox One exclusive.
Available in August of this year, “Tacoma” follows in the footsteps of Fullbright’s “Gone Home,” a smash hit among narrative game enthusiasts. This sci-fi adventure will be released on PC, Mac, Linux and Xbox One.
State of Decay 2
Sequel to the middlingly received “State of Decay,” “State of Decay 2” is the same sort of zombie survival game as its predecessor, allowing up to four players to play cooperatively. The game is slated to release on PC and Xbox One.
The Artful Escape
One very successful Kickstarter campaign later, “The Artful Escape of Francis Vendetti” charmed reviewers at E3 with its unique style and substance. It’s a Microsoft exclusive, and there’s no word on a release date just yet.
The Microsoft exclusive open world survival game “Ashen” intends to foster cooperation among players with its multiplayer-necessary gameplay. The “Dark Souls” inspired adventure will be released in April of next year.
The Last Night
This cyberpunk side-scroller made waves at E3, but not just for its style and gameplay. If you’re still supporting the creator, it’ll be available on PC and Xbox One some time next year.
Over-the-top and immensely entertaining, “Crackdown 3”
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
Gory, violent and somehow strangely political (who knew killing Nazis was so divisive in the year of our Lord 2017?), “Wolfenstein II” promises to be a fantastic adventure for fans of the series. Expect it to be released on PS4, Xbox One and PC on October 27.
The Evil Within 2
Fittingly, the game will release on Friday, October 13, and will feature the main character protecting his daughter through a series of horrifying circumstances. The sequel to the stunning “The Evil Within” will be available on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Dishonored: Death of the Outsider
A stand-alone expansion of the “Dishonored” universe, “Death of the Outsider” takes place after the events of “Dishonored 2” and features the characters Billie Lurk and Daud on a mission to kill the Outsider. It’ll release September 15 on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Devolver Digital’s presentation, while incredibly NSFW, was an absolute showstopper and wonderful satire of expo culture. If you haven’t already seen it, be prepared for surrealism…and a bit of gore.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole
Join the vulgar children of South Park, CO on another RPG adventure in “South Park: The Fractured But Whole” (get it?) on October 27 on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Assassin’s Creed Origins
It’s been a few years since the last “Assassin’s Creed” game, right? Time for a new one. Follow the first Assassin in a brand new setting on PS4, Xbox One and PC, to be released this October.
Far Cry 5
Recovering from the controversial missteps of “Far Cry 4” with…more controversy, “Far Cry 5” places us in a rather less exotic setting than its predecessor: Hope County, Montana. Fight off religious cultists, and bears, with your fully customizable main character in February of next year, on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Skull and Bones
Competitive piracy: a concept netizens understand almost innately. Get plundering on the high seas with Ubisoft’s newest property late next year on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Beyond Good and Evil 2
Arguably this E3’s biggest premiere, “Beyond Good and Evil 2” is a prequel to the 2003 cult favorite “Beyond Good and Evil.” There’s no release date yet, but expect to see it on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Okay, Elijah Wood, I think that’s enough. Play the creepy VR psychological thriller, developed by Elijah Wood’s Spectrevision, spring of next year.
Shadow of the Colossus
Unfortunately, not a sequel to the stunning “Shadow of the Colossus,” this remake promises to be more than just a remaster. Look for it on PS4 some time next year.
I hate to sound whiny, but this game better be good. We’ve got an awful lot of zombie survival games swimming around out here already. It’ll be available on PS4 December 29 this year.
Horizon: Zero Dawn expansion
Announced earlier this year, “The Frozen Wilds” expansion is finally revealed. No release date has been announced.
Next year, “Kirby” will be getting a co-op treatment on the Switch. Lots of traditional “Kirby” series gameplay with added combo attacks and cooperative puzzles assure this will be a new and exciting “Kirby” experience.
Metroid: Samus Returns
The 3DS title that acts as a retelling of the original “Metroid II” will be available September 15.
Metroid Prime 4
A new story on Nintendo’s newest console for one of their most beloved heroes, “Metroid Prime 4” is barely a mote in its creator’s eye at this point, with not even a detail about the developer being released. Stay patient; there’s no telling when this baby will hit shelves.
This game looks positively bizarre, but everyone’s lovin’ it. Use Mario’s hat to possess stuff October 27 on the Nintendo Switch.
Life is Strange: Before the Storm
A prequel to the acclaimed “Life is Strange,” “Before the Storm” will see Chloe Price as the main character navigating her life as a delinquent with Rachel, the focus of the main mystery in the original game. Pick it up August 31 on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Kingdom Hearts III
Who knows when this game will be released, but we all love to speculate on “Kingdom Hearts” footage. Still in development, no release date, but hesitantly expect it to be released on PS4 and Xbox One.
Monster Hunter: World
“Monster Hunter” on PC? UM, YES. Four player, international co-op between Japanese and Western players, massive maps and no loading screens make this installment of the series a truly exciting one. Release date’s still to be announced, but it’ll be available on PS4 and Xbox One, as well.
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