E3 2021 brought us a lot of game announcements. It's easy to get lost in news, so we recommend that you read our list of the most interesting novelties that we saw at E3.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2
At E3, Nintendo finally opened the veil of secrecy around the sequel to The Legend of Zelda. The official name of the game has not yet been announced. The developers showed a trailer for the upcoming release: it looks like an adventure awaits us right in the heavens. The exact release date of the game is still unknown, but it will definitely be in 2022.
The long-awaited sequel to the first part of the game from Nintendo, which was released 19 years ago. The trailer showed the main character Samus Aran, who arrives on an unknown planet to engage in a battle with deadly robots. The player's task will be not only to defeat these machines, but also to solve the riddle of their origin. The game will be released in early October this year.
Shin Megami Tensei V
Another autumn novelty this year is the continuation of the popular Shin Megami Tensei franchise about the confrontation between angels and demons. Events will take place in the modern world, in the center of which is a high school student who will plunge into an alternative world of battles between magical creatures. The game will only be available on Nintendo Switch from November 11th in Japan and from the rest of the world on November 12th.
Multiple mini games from Nintendo
Nintendo has announced several sets of mini-games at once for its popular universes: Mario Party Superstars, WarioWare: Get It Together, Advance Wars 1 + 2 Re-Boot Camp and Mario Golf: Super Rush. A massive remaster of over 100 Nintendo 64 minigames awaits the Mario Universe, and Advance Wars 1 + 2: Re-Boot Camp will return after 13 years of inactivity. Nintendo says the game has been rebuilt from the ground up, so a game with improved graphics and controls is expected in December.
Far Cry 6
Another part of the popular shooter from Ubisoft, in which the events will take place in the fictional country of Yar, where partisans are trying to overthrow a tyrant dictator. Far Cry 6 traditionally offers the player a large selection of weapons, as well as a vast world for adventure. According to the developers, the game will tell the story of the "modern revolution", in which politics will become the main plot. The release date is set on September 7, 2021.
The game by Hidetaka Miyazaki, which will be released in January next year. From Software promises to "go beyond" the usual perception of the game, as well as add new features that were not previously in Dark Souls. At E3, a trailer for the game was shown which gives the impression of something very interesting.
Back 4 Blood
The game about the time after the zombie apocalypse will challenge the players to destroy the remnants of bloodthirsty zombies. This is a classic zombie shooter - the spiritual successor of Left 4 Dead, so the controls and basic elements will seem familiar to you. The game will be released on October 12 this year, adding new elements to the classic Left 4 Dead, as well as modifiers for your characters.
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Extraction
Another game from Ubisoft that tells the story of a group of people united to fight against aliens. The game will be released for all modern platforms and will make you strain your brains through the main story campaign. "Knowledge and tactical approach is your best weapon" - the developers declare. The game will be available on September 16, 2021.
Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora
The highly anticipated game based on the Avatar universe, which was previously invented by director James Cameron. You will play as one of the characters who have to explore the world. The release is scheduled for next year.
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy
A joint project by Square Enix and Marvel that will tell the story of the Guardians of the Galaxy. Interestingly, this won't be part of the official Guardians universe, so a whole new adventure awaits us. You will play as only one member of the team, but you will be making collective decisions. The game will be released this fall this year.
Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin
The backstory of the Final Fantasy series follows the adventures of Jack as he challenges the devastating Chaos. This is an RPG in which you can use a combination of the physical strength of a hero in close combat and his magical abilities. The release is scheduled for 2022.
Halo Infinite is arguably the most anticipated exclusive. The first-person shooter tells the story after the events of the latest game in the series, which was released back in 2015. In addition to an interesting storyline, the new game boasts a free-to-play system, which will be introduced for the first time in the entire franchise. The release date is 2021, so far no exact date.
EA is not fully involved in E3, but managed to showcase footage of the new game in the Battlefield franchise. Based on the footage, a real virtual war awaits us - EA showed battles for more than 128 players who fight on many different game maps. Battlefield 2042 will be released in October 2021.
Redfall is an exclusive open-world Xbox shooter in which you play as a team that fights against evil spirits. The trailer for the game looks pretty impressive, featuring a motley hilarious team of people facing a massive battle. Redfall release date: 2022.
Dying Light 2 Stay Human
Dying Light 2 is a story about zombies against which the main character-parkour will fight, who performs various tasks for the inhabitants of the city. You have to move across the infected city with roofs, avoiding collisions with bloodthirsty zombies. Interestingly, the ending of the game will completely depend on your decisions. The game will be released this winter.
Life is Strange: True Colors
The highly anticipated sequel to the Life is Strange series, which will be the last game in the franchise. In the center of the story, a heroine named Alex and the mysterious murder of her older brother. To investigate the murder, Alex will use her supernatural powers of psychic empathy. An interesting feature of the release will be a completely new animation and an improved puzzle system. Life is Strange: True Colors will be released on September 10, 2021.
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Rings of Ruin
In the second part of Monster Hunter Stories, you have to curb the legendary power of the beast, which, judging by the predictions, should destroy the world. In order to effectively fight monsters, you will have to select certain weapons and skills for your character. The game will be released on July 9, 2021.
The game is set in a fictional country in the style of the 70s of the last century. The developers call the upcoming release "smuggler's paradise", but have not yet reported the details of the plot. The exact release date is also unknown.
A Plague Tale: Requiem
A Plague Tale: Requiem tells the story of the new adventure of Amicia and her brother in a world teeming with plague and rats. The release date is still unknown.
Diablo 2: Resurrected
A remake of the classic Blizzard game will be released this fall. Diablo 2: Resurrected is an improved version of the original, which will also include the Lords of Destruction expansion. The gameplay will not be changed - according to the developers, the main improvement will be the new graphics. Regardless, you can still turn on the "classic" design if you feel nostalgic.
Tiny Tina's Wonderlands
The game was announced last week and the first screenshots were released recently. This is a fantasy shooter in which you can customize your characters, spells, and combine skills between different classes. The release will take place in early 2022.
The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles
The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles will immerse you in the atmosphere of Victorian England and Meiji Japan. You will play as a lawyer who will need to convince the court of a certain decision. In addition to the trailer, the developers also posted a video with the gameplay. The game will be released on July 27th.
Death Stranding: Director's Cut
Death Stranding is a game about a delivery employee who works directly in a post-apocalyptic world, which was released in November 2019. The game was developed by Hideo Kojima, so the release will contain numerous references to Metal Gear Solid. Unfortunately, the full list of innovations and release date are still a mystery.
Tales of Arise
Tales of Arise is a historical RPG that tells the story of a knight and a warrior. They must work together to survive the looming conflict between the two worlds. The release date is set for September 10 this year.
Starfield is an upcoming Xbox Series X/S exclusive due out in November 2021. Bethesda promises that the game will be "more hardcore" than the studio's previous work. Interestingly, Starfield will be the first game universe for Bethesda in 25 years.
Forza Horizon 5
In the new game of the Forza Horizon racing franchise, the action will take place in Mexico. One of the project leaders said it will be the "biggest" game in the entire series. Forza Horizon 5 will be released in November.
Psychonauts 2 was postponed several times due to the pandemic, but this time it is already known for sure that the game will definitely be released in August this year. The story will tell about the further adventures of the young psychic, who this time will become a full-fledged agent.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl
The continuation of the popular series about the Chernobyl zone, long-awaited by many players. In the debut trailer, the developers plunge us into the gloomy atmosphere of Chernobyl, where shootouts with terrible monsters await you. The game will be released in April 2022.
Rocksmith is a Ubisoft release that is a guitar tutorial. Ubisoft plans to launch a subscription system in order to make the training more intense for the players. Right now you can take part in the closed beta testing of the game. It is also interesting that the game will be available on mobile platforms as well. The release date is still being specified.