E3 2016: All the new games and announcements from this year’s show

The annual Electronic Entertainment Expo – otherwise known as E3 – is the biggest video game conference in the world. Here's every game and announcement from the show.

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As the biggest video games show on the annual calendar, E3 2016 will be the first time gamers will get to see many of the more than 200 up-and-coming games that they'll be playing later in the year. New titles, the latest releases from major franchises and independent masterpieces will all be on display, competing for the attention of video game players everywhere.

With keynotes from console manufacturers Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo, as well as from many of the major publishers, there are going to be plenty of exciting announcements out of the show. As we get closer to the official E3 2016 launch, news is starting to come thick and fast on some of the key announcements and games we can expect to see.

Nintendo Treehouse Direct


11 things the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild trailer tells us

New items, armour and more details about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild.


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Sony PlayStation E3 2016


crashCrash Bandicoot 1, 2 and Warped getting remakes for PS4

Our favourite bandicoot is also coming to Skylanders Imaginators, reuniting the Sony mascot with his dragon rival, Spyro.


norman-reedusKojima's new game features naked Norman Reedus, looks predictably insane

Kojima Productions' first title for the PlayStation 4 has debuted at E3 2016 and as expected, it's absolutely nuts.


Microsoft Xbox One E3 2016

New Xbox hardware

  1. A new slimline console is joining the Xbox One family in August. At $549.95, the Xbox One S is competitively priced and offers a 40% size reduction, internal power unit, 4K support, a 2TB hard-drive and a "robot white" colouring.There will also be 500GB and 1TB models released in August, with pricing to be confirmed.
  2. A new Xbox One Wireless Controller will also land in August. It streamlines the design and adds a new textured grip, as well as syncing with Windows 10 PCs and tablets like the Surface thanks to integrated Bluetooth.
  3. A new Gears of War 4 themed Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller is also coming, and has been designed in conjunction with developer The Coalition.
  4. Due for release for Christmas 2017, Project Scorpio is the codename for a mid-generation upgrade to the Xbox One platform. Microsoft believe it will be the most powerful console ever released, with six teraflops of graphics processing power. It will be fully compatible with all standard Xbox One games and accessories.
  5. There is now an Xbox One Design Lab, whereby you can create your own controller from some eight million colour variations. It will be handmade and shipped to you.

    New Microsoft Xbox Dashboard improvements

  6. Clubs on Xbox Live will allow players to form large private groups within the Xbox Live ecosystem. This could be with friends or simply likeminded players.
  7. Looking for a Group is a new system that allows a player to advertise they want to play a game online in the hope of attracting likeminded players of the same skill level. Theoretically this is a benefit to co-op play.
  8. Arena on Xbox Live plugs into the growing eSports scene, allowing players to sign-up and compete against each other in tournaments.
  9. Xbox One and Windows 10 Cross-Play is rolling out to a number of big name future releases, allowing the two communities to play with or against each other. The first titles to use the feature include Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, Sea of Thieves, Scalebound and Minecraft – the latter also supports cross-play against iOS, Android and Windows 10 phones.
  10. Cortana voice commands are coming to the Xbox One, using the same options available on Windows 10 PCs. The USA and UK will be first to receive the feature, but Cortana for Xbox One will not be available to Australians at launch.
  11. In the next dashboard update, you will be able to use the Xbox App to see what games your friends are playing on PC, but it is unclear as to whether you will be able to stream PC games to your Xbox for play.
  12. Language Region Independence allows you to select what language your Xbox uses regardless of where you live.
  13. The new Xbox Play Anywhere sticker will adorn some upcoming games and if seen, it indicates that if you the game on Windows 10 or on Xbox One, you own it on both formats.

    New Microsoft Xbox One exclusive games

  14. Dead Rising 4 by Capcom will be an Xbox One and Windows 10 exclusive. Frank West returns as the hero, with enhanced weapon customisation, new zombie classes and new EXO suits. The game is out Christmas 2016.
  15. Forza Horizon 3 has been announced and will be set in Australia. The vast open-world appears to cover all of our great and varied landscape. Over 350 cars are promised and you will be able to tweak the rules of all the races as you see fit. It is an Xbox Play Anywhere game releasing on 27 September.
  16. Gears of War 4 stars JD Fenix and friends Kait and Del, who battle to save the ones they love from an all new threat. Splitscreen and online co-op are both confirmed, as is Horde 3.0 mode, and 60 frames-per-second in versus multiplayer. It is an Xbox Play Anywhere game and is out on 11 October.
  17. The real-time strategy (RTS) game Halo Wars 2 is being developed by Total War series creator Creative Assembly and will be a Xbox Play Anywhere Game when it is released on Xbox One and Windows 10 on 21 February 2017. It introduces a new enemy to the series in The Banished and will feature the biggest battlefields in Halo history.
  18. Action-adventure game ReCore has a release date: it will launch exclusively on Xbox One and Windows 10 on 13 September. The lead character, Joule, befriends robot companions as she travels through a mysterious world.
  19. Scalebound for Windows 10 and Xbox One is a Play Anywhere title scheduled for 2017. Developed by PlatinumGames (Bayonetta, Vanquish) its aims to provide the biggest boss battles ever made in a game. The action unfolds in the open-world of Draconis and can be played cooperatively. You will not only be able to customise the hero Drew, but also his dragon, Thuban.
  20. More gameplay was shown from Xbox One and Windows 10 exclusive Sea of Thieves, developed by GoldenEye 007 and Viva Piñata creator Rare. We know you can battle it out on the ocean against other humans, but with no release date, the game still looks a long way off.
  21. Upcoming sequel State of Decay 2 was announced as an Xbox One and Windows 10 exclusive. It will be an Xbox Play Anywhere game when it launches in 2017 and will offer an MMO zombie fighting survival-horror experience with a story that changes over time based on user interactions.

    New games coming to Xbox One with exclusives

  22. Prehistoric-themed action game Ark: Survival Evolved will launch first on Xbox One and Windows 10. Developed by Studio Wildcard, this indie game allows you to play in splitscreen, solo or with hundreds of players online as you try and survive a mysterious island.
  23. EA and developer DICE launch Battlefield 1 on October 21 globally, but Xbox One uses with EA Access installed will get to play the game a week early, starting on 13 October. The next game in this legendary FPS series is set in World War 1.
  24. The Witcher III: Wild Hunt developer CD Projekt Red is taking the minigame Gwent out of that title and releasing it as a standalone project with new rules, mechanics and styles of play. A beta for the game will premiere on Xbox One and Windows 10 first.
  25. The creator of Limbo, developer Playdead, is readying its next title Inside. A puzzle-adventure game with the same moody vibe, it will launch first on Xbox One on 29 June.
  26. As well as cross-play between Xbox One, Windows 10 and mobiles, Microsoft is also bringing dedicated servers to Minecraft. This will allow uses to host their own cloud-based worlds in Minecraft to be visited in co-op play by friends. The service is called Minecraft Realms.
  27. Set on an abandoned space station in the year 2088, adventure game Tacoma by Fullbright (Gone Home) is launching on Windows 10 and Xbox One first when it arrives in 2017.
  28. On June 28, the first expansion pack for Ubisoft's The Division will launch on Xbox One and Windows 10 ahead of the PS4. Called The Division: Underground, it will open up the space beneath New York City, allowing players to explore the sewers and subways.
  29. Set in a dystopian London in 1964, We Happy Few follows a storyline whereby the allies lost World War II. The citizens recover from this loss by taking a happy drug called Joy that helps them forget what happened. You play as someone who has become a Downer – a person who has stopped taking Joy and is now trying to survive in what the world has really become. This interesting indie by Compulsion Games will launch first on Xbox One and Windows 10 and will be out in summer.

    Games showcased by Microsoft at E3 2016

  30. Epic RPG Final Fantasy XV by Square Enix was showcased on Xbox One with a much improved, fluid combat system that saw hero Crown Prince Noctis fighting against some behemoth bosses. A worldwide release date of 30 September was announced for Xbox One, but it was not specifically referenced as being exclusive or first for the console. So it could very well launch on PS4 on that date, too.
  31. Fighting game Tekken 7 by Namco was showcased, revealing new fighting styles and characters ahead of its release in early 2017 on Xbox One. There appears to be a focus on eSports, which would fit into the Xbox Live Arena feature also announced, but it doesn't appear to be exclusive or even first on Xbox One.

Complete List of Xbox Play Anywhere games

  • Gears of War 4
  • Dead Rising 4
  • Sea of Thieves
  • Forza Horizon 3
  • Scalebound
  • State of Decay 2
  • Halo Wars 2
  • ReCore
  • Crackdown 3
  • We Happy Few
  • Cuphead
  • Killer Instinct
  • Ark: Survival Evolved

Ubisoft E3 2016

As it does every year, Ubisoft kicked off its show with a Just Dance number. There was a panda, it was very colourful, it was Just Dance, it was Ubisoft at E3 2018. It was sad not hearing Aisha Tyler's voice introduce the show this year but we were quickly transported to a new trailer for Beyond Good and Evil 2.



The trailer itself showed us a little more from our new characters; the roguish pilot Shannon and her foul-mouthed chimp companion aboard the ship. We were also treated to a few familiar faces, our porky pal Pey'j and original protagonist Jade.

While Pey'j seems to be making ends meat as the ship's chef (with a particularly diabolical chilli), Jade makes a badass superhero entry towards the trailer's end when an unseen threat seems imminent.

Name Game info Description Trailer
Just Dance 2019 Developer: Ubisoft
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Switch
Release date: 25 October 2018
Another entry in the phenomenally-popular dancing franchise. Just Dance 2019 will feature 40 new songs including tracks from Bruno Mars, MC Fioti and more. Watch trailer
Beyond Good & Evil 2 Developer: Ubisoft
Platforms: N/A
Release date: N/A
Jade and Peyj return in the long, long-awaited sequel to Beyond Good & Evil. This time around, Jade is your foe as you lead your pirate crew through the vast reaches of space. Watch trailer
Trials Rising Developer: Ubisoft Redlynx
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch
Release date: February 2019
The tough, technical motorbike platforming of Trials is back and it's as wild as ever. Featuring tracks set across the world, Trials Rising has been built with assistance from top players in the Trials community. Watch trailer
The Division 2 Developer: Ubisoft
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC
Release date: 15 March 2019
Set seven months after the first game, The Division 2 focuses on humanity's attempt to rebuild society in Washington D.C. Flora and fauna have taken over the city, but so too have bandits and outlaws willing to kill innocents without remorse. Along with a story campaign, The Division 2 will feature raids and support for 8-player teams. Watch trailer
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle: Donkey Kong Adventure Developer: Ubisoft
Platforms: Switch
Release date: 26 June 2018
This DLC expansion for Mario + Rabbids adds Donkey Kong and a Rabbid version of Cranky Kong to the turn-based strategy game. Watch trailer
Skull & Bones Developer: Ubisoft
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release date: 2019
Harnessing the ship combat systems of Assassin's Creed, Skull & Bones tasks players with becoming the richest, most successful pirates of the Indian Ocean. Players can team up to acquire intel, plan their attacks and take down massive warships for the best loot. Watch trailer
Transference Developer: Ubisoft
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC, VR
Release date: Spring 2018
A psychological thriller set in a digital simulation built from the minds of a troubled scientist's family. Watch trailer
Starlink: Battle for Atlas Developer: Ubisoft
Platforms: Switch, PS4, Xbox One
Release date: 16 October 2018
Combining the toys-to-life genre with space combat, Starlink sees you journey across different planets in the Atlas star system as you battle against the Forgotten Legion. Nintendo Switch players will enjoy exclusive content in the form of Star Fox's iconic ship. Watch trailer
For Honor: Marching Fire Developer: Ubisoft
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release date: 16 October 2018
A new faction, four new fighters and more single-player content are coming to Ubisoft's historical 3D fighter. Competitive players will also enjoy a new 4v4 multiplayer mode: Breach. Watch trailer
The Crew 2 Developer: Ubisoft
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release date: 29 June 2018
Fly planes, race boats and drive all manner of four- and two-wheeled machines in The Crew 2's open-world America. Watch trailer
Assassin's Creed Odyssey Developer: Ubisoft
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release date: 5 October 2018
Taking place in Ancient Greece during the Peloponnesian War, Assassin's Creed Odyssey follows the two characters Kassandra and Alexios, Spartan warriors sent on a mercenary adventure across the world. Will feature a greater focus on sailing and ship combat, with the ability to assemble your crew and customise your boat. Watch trailer

The Beyond Good and Evil 2 news didn't stop there. There was more news on The Space Monkey Program, a community-driven project to include art and music created by the fans. This project will be rolled out with the help of Joseph Gordon-Levitt's collaborative hitREcord platform. JGL also made a brief appearance on-stage to discuss his involvement. Any JGL is good JGL, so I suppose Ubi wins this E3? That was a fast turnaround from introducing the show with another Just Dance title.

Next up we got a bit of slapstick from those crazy Finnish fellows behind Trials. A brand-new Trials is on the way next February and will head to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch. Trials Uprising seems to be a core addition to the series (and not another lazy Far Cry crossover) that is being worked on with the help of high-profile Trials streamers and community members known as the Trials Elite.



Next up, we got a quick tease of an upcoming documentary about Rainbow Six: Siege players from around the world. Folks who have had their life changed by this magnificent competitive shooter.



All Tom Clancy, all the time. Next up we got a closer look at The Division 2. While crummy dialogue is still a staple in the latest trailer, the details offered around The Division 2's gameplay and post-game were very interesting.

The Division 2 will have raids! And a second skill tree that unlocks after the core game is complete. There will be three paths to follow, each categorised by a different and very powerful weapon. Three downloadable episodes were also announced and they will all be 100% free.



Next up, we were blessed with the iconic Grant Kirkhope for an on-stage performance of a Donkey Kong medley. Wonderful! I wouldn't blame you if you missed the reveal at the end because you were dancing around your loungeroom. The Donkey Kong Adventure DLC for Mario + Rabbids will release 26 June (two weeks away).


Skull and Crossbones is a game that when first announced, sounded like a standalone Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag clone and I was more than happy to take the wheel. As more details emerged, it became more apparent this game is very much focused on ship warfare rather than third-person adventure and my excitement waned.

However, this year's E3 has done a solid job of reigniting that excitement. We got an extended look at Skull and Crossbones' gameplay and multiplayer mode, The Hunting Grounds, which seems like a Division-esque Dark Zone where players can run amok in open-world multiplayer on the deadly trade route of the Indian Ocean.

Its seafaring combat looks much more complex than I previously thought and looks like it might scratch the itch Sea of Thieves' shallow gameplay left.

Still no release date but Skull and Crossbones is sailing towards a 2019 release.



Elijah Wood took the stage to speak more about SpectreVision's upcoming project, Transference. Still a bit of an enigma, the core narrative of Transference seems a little clearer now and what started as a VR title will now be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC users as well. Transference will launch this spring (US).



Miyamoto is back on the Ubi stage, baby. After reintroducing us to Starlink: Battle for Atlas, the toys-to-life game that more or less flew under the radar last year, a very familiar logo flashed across the screen. Our main furry Fox McCloud was revealed to be back in the pilot's seat. Yes, Ubisoft will once again be working with Nintendo to merge two of their IPs. Starlink: Battle for Atlas will get Star Fox content as well as bespoke Star Fox toys to scan in.

The Star Fox content will be exclusive to Nintendo Switch when the game launches 16 October 2018. And just like that, Starlink flew onto your radar and into your living room in seconds. I have zero doubt which platform I'll be playing Starlink on.



For Honor is still here! And to prove it, Ubisoft is releasing a brand-new expansion For Honor: Marching Fire and is making the standard edition of the game free on PC.



One hour and fifteen minutes into the show, we finally get a look at two of Ubisoft's biggest and more imminent IPs, The Crew 2 and Assassin's Creed Odyssey.

The Crew 2 was pretty much what you'd expect this close to release: Cars! Cars! Cars! and a shiny new trailer to show them off with.

The Crew 2 will launch an open beta for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on 21 June 2018.



However, that was not the case for Assassin's Creed Odyssey. We got an extended look at Odyssey's Greece and the folks that live there.

At Odyssey's beginning, you get the choice to play as one of two main protagonists, Alexios or Kassandra. There was a lot of Spartan rage in this trailer and even with the Kratos now kicking it in Scandinavia, the region is still rife with war. In fact, that was one of the most impressive parts of the trailer and following gameplay, the large-scale war scene. Whether that's a once-off fight or a recurring feature will no doubt be shown during Ubisoft's post-show, which is still streaming now.




Bethesda E3 2016


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Every game from E3 2016

List of E3 2016 Games Publisher Developer Format Status Genre
7th Dragon III Code: VFD Sega Sega 3DS
Expected
RPG
Absolver Devolver Digital Slowcap PC
Confirmed
Action
Abzu 505 Games Giant Squid PC, PS4
Expected
Adventure
Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice Capcom Capcom 3DS
Expected
Mystery
Aragami Lince Works Lince Works PC, PS4
Expected
Stealth
Attack on Titan Koei Tecmo Omega Force PS4, XBO, PC, Vita, PS3
Confirmed
Action
Battle Chasers: Nightwar Airship Syndicate Airship Syndicate PC, XBO, PS4
Confirmed
JRPG
Battlecry Bethesda Battlecry Studios PC
Expected
Action
Battlefield 1 EA DICE PC, XBO, PS4
Confirmed
FPS
Beat Cop 11 Bit Studios Pixel Crow PC
Expected
Action
Below Microsoft Capybara Games PC, XBO
Expected
Adventure
Bertram Fiddle: Episode 2 Deck 13 Rumpus PC
Expected
Mystery
Beyond Flesh and Blood Pixel Bomb Pixel Bomb PC, XBO, PS4
Expected
Third Person Shooter
BioShock: The Collection 2K Games Irrational Games PC, PS4, XBO
Expected
FPS
Black the Fall Square Enix Sand Sailor Studio PC
Confirmed
Puzzle
Blade & Soul Tencent NCSOFT PC
Expected
MMORPG
Borderlands 3 2K Games Gearbox Software PC, PS4, XBO
Expected
FPS
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Activision Infinity Ward PC, XBO, PS4
Confirmed
FPS
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered Activision Infinity Ward PS4, XBO
Confirmed
FPS
Carmageddon: Max Damage Stainless Games Stainless Games PS4, XBO
Expected
Racing
Civilization VI 2K Games Firaxis Games PC
Confirmed
Strategy
ClusterTruck tinyBuild Games Landfall Games PC, PS4, XBO
Expected
Platformer
Construction Simulator 2 Excalibur Publishing Astragon PC
Expected
Simulator
Crackdown Microsoft Reagent Games XBO
Confirmed
Action
Crash Bandicoot Sony Naughty Dog PS4
Expected
Platformer
Cross Code Deck 13 interactive Radical Fish Games PC
Expected
RPG
Cuphead Studio MDHR Studio MDHR XBO
Expected
Platformer
Cyperpunk 2077 CD Projekt CD Projekt RED PC, PS4, XBO
Expected
RPG
Dead Island 2 Deep Silver Sumo Digital PC, PS4, XBO
Confirmed
Survival-Horror
Dead Rising 4 Capcom Capcom Vancouver TBA
Expected
Survival-Horror
Deep Down Capcom SIE Japan Studio PS4
Confirmed
RPG
De-Formers Gamestop Ready at Dawn PC, XBO, PS4
Confirmed
Fighter
Destiny: Rise of Iron Activision Bungie XBO, PS4
Confirmed
FPS
Detroit: Become Human Sony Quantic Dream PS4
Confirmed
Action-Adventure
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Square Enix Edios Montreal XBO PS4, PC
Confirmed
Action-RPG
Dishonored 2 Bethesda Arkane Studios PC, XBO, PS4
Confirmed
Stealth
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Namco Bandai Dimps PC, XBO, PS4
Expected
Fighter
Dragon Quest Builders Square Enix Square Enix PS4, Vita, PS3
Expected
Sandbox
Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past Square Enix Square Enix 3DS
Confirmed
RPG
Dreams Sony Media Molecule PS4
Confirmed
Sandbox
Duke Grabowski Alliance Digital Media Autumn Moon PC
Expected
Adventure
Dwarves, The Euro Video King Art Games PC, XBO, PS4
Expected
Tactical RPG
Eagle Flight Ubisoft Ubisoft Oculus, PS4, HTC Vive
Confirmed
Flight
Elex Nordic Games Piranha Bytes PC, XBO, PS4
Confirmed
RPG
Elite Dangerous: Horizons Frontier Developments Frontier Developments PC, XBO, PS4, Mac
Expected
Space-Sim
Everest VR Solfar Solfar HTC Vive
Confirmed
Simulation
Eve: Valyrie CCP Games CCP Games Oculus, PS4, HTC Vive
Expected
Space-Shooter
F1 2016 Codemasters Codemasters PC, XBO, PS4
Confirmed
Racing
Farming Simulator 17 Focus Home Interactive Giants Software PC, XBO, PS4
Confirmed
Simulation
Feral Rites Insomniac Games Insomniac Games Oculus
Confirmed
Brawler
FIFA 17 EA EA Canada PC, XBO, PS4
Confirmed
Sports
Final Fantasy Brave Exvius Square Enix A-Lim Android, iOS
Confirmed
RPG
Final Fantasy VII Remake Square Enix Square Enix PS4, XBO
Expected
RPG
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Square Enix Square Enix PS4
Confirmed
RPG
Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward Square Enix Square Enix PC
Confirmed
MMORPG
Final Fantasy XV Square Enix Square Enix PS4, XBO
Confirmed
RPG
Final Station, The tinyBuild Oleg Sergeyev PC
Expected
Action
For Honor Ubisoft Ubisoft Montreal XBO, PS4, PC
Confirmed
Action
Forza Microsoft Turn 10 Studios XBO, PC
Confirmed
Racing
Friday the 13th Gun Media Gun Media PC, XBO, PS4
Expected
Horror
Furi The Game Bakers The Game Bakers PS4, PC
Confirmed
brawler
Gears of War 4 Microsoft The Coalition XBO
Confirmed
Action
Ghost Recon: Wildlands Ubisoft Ubisoft Reflections XBO, PS4, PC
Confirmed
Tactical Shooter
God Eater 2: Rage Burst Bandai Namco Shift PS4, Vita
Expected
RPG
God of War 4 Sony SIE santa monica PS4
Expected
Action
Gran Turismo Sport Sony Polyphony Digital PS4
Confirmed
Racing
Gravity Rush 2 Sony Project Siren PS4
Confirmed
Action
Guild 3, The Nordic Games Golem Labs PC
Confirmed
RPG
Guilty Gear XRD - Revelator Aksys Arc System Works PS4, PS3
Confirmed
Fighter
Gundam Extreme Vs. Force Bandai Namco Bandai Namco Vita
Expected
Fighter
Gyre: Maelstorm Evodent Interactive Evodent Interactive PC
Expected
RPG
Halo Wars 2 Microsoft Creative Assembly PC
Confirmed
RTS
Hand of Fate 2 Defiant Development Defiant Development PC, XBO, PS4
Expected
Action-RPG
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X Sega Crypton Future Media PS VITA
Confirmed
Rhythm game
Headlander Adult Swim Games Double Fine PC
Expected
Puzzle
Hitman Episode 3 Square Enix IO interactive PS4, PC, XBO
Confirmed
Stealth
Horizon: Zero Dawn Sony Guerilla Games PS4
Confirmed
Acton-Adventure
Hover Cubes: Arena Deck 13 Gametology PC
Expected
Action
I Am Setsuna Square Enix Tokyo RPG Studio PS4, PC
Confirmed
RPG
Indivisible 505 games Lab zero games PC, XBO, PS4
Expected
RPG
Industry Manager – Future Technologies Astragon Astragon PC
Expected
Simulation
Injustice 2 Warner Bros. NetherRealm Studios PC, XBO, PS4
Expected
Fighting
Just Cause 3 Land Mech Assault DLC Square Enix Avalanche Software PS4, PC, XBO
Confirmed
Action
Just Dance 2017 Ubisoft Ubisoft Wii U, PS4, XBO, NX
Expected
Music
Kingdom Come: Deliverance Warhorse Studios Warhorse Studios PC, PS4, XBO
Expected
RPG
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue Square Enix Square Enix PS4
Expected
RPG
Kingdom Hearts III Square Enix Square Enix PS4, XBO
Expected
RPG
King of Fighters XIV, The SNK Deep Silver PS4
Confirmed
Fighting
Last Guardian, The Sony Team Ico PS4
Confirmed
Adventure
Last of Us 2, The Sony Naughty Dog PS4
Expected
Survival-Horror
Lawbreakers Nexon Boss Key Productions PC
Expected
FPS
Legend of Heroes: Cold Steel II Nihon Falcom Corporation Nihon Falcom Corporation PS3, PS VITA
Expected
RPG
Legend of Zelda, The Nintendo Nintendo Wii U, NX
Confirmed
Adventure
Lego Dimensions Year 2 Warner Bros. Traveller's Tales PS4, XBO, Wii U, PS3, XBO360
Confirmed
Platformer
Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens Warner Bros. Traveller's Tales PS4, XBO, Wii U, PS3, XBO360, Vita, PC, 3DS
Expected
Platformer
Lego Worlds Warner Bros. Traveller's Tales PC
Expected
Sandbox
Let it Die Gung Ho Online Grasshopper Manufacture PS4
Expected
Action
Livelock Perfect World Arc Games PC, XBO, PS4
Expected
Shooter
Loading Human Maximum Games Untold Games PS4, HTC Vive, Oculus
Expected
Adventure
Long Journey Home, The Daedalic Entertainment Daedalic Entertainment PC, XBO, PS4
Expected
RPG
Middle Earth: Shadows of Mordor 2 Warner Bros. Monolith Productions PC, PS4, XBO
Expected
Action-RPG
Madden NFL 17 EA EA PS4, XBO
Expected
Sports
Mafia III 2K Games Hanger 13 PC, XBO, PS4
Confirmed
Action
Mandate, The Perihelion Interactive Perihelion Interactive PC
Expected
RPG
Manifold Garden William Chyr Studio William Chyr Studio PC, PS4
Expected
Puzzle
Mark McMorris Infinite Air HB studios Maximum Games PC, XBO, PS4
Expected
Sports
Mass Effect Andromeda EA Bioware PC, XBO, PS4, NX
Confirmed
Action-RPG
Master X Master NCSOFT NCSOFT PC
Expected
MOBA
Masters of Orion Wargaming NGD Studios PC
Expected
Strategy
Monster Hunter Generations Capcom Capcom 3DS
Confirmed
Action-RPG
Mordheim: City of the Damned Focus Home Interactive Rogue Factor PC, XBO, PS4
Confirmed
RPG
Mother 3 Nintendo HAL Laboratory Wii U
Expected
RPG
Mother Russia Bleeds Devolver Digital Le Cartel PC, PS4
Expected
Beat' em up
Moto Racer 4 Microids Artefacts Studio XBO, PS4, PC
Confirmed
Racing
Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord Paradox Interactive TaleWorlds Entertainment PC
Expected
Action-RPG
Narcosis Honor Code Honor Code PC
Expected
Horror
NBA 2K17 2K Games Visual Concepts PS4, XBO
Confirmed
Sports
Need for Speed 2017 EA EA PC, XBO, PS4
Confirmed
Racing
Neverwinter Perfect World Cryptic Studios PC, PS4, XBO
Expected
RPG
NHL 17 EA EA PS4, XBO
Expected
Sports
Nier Automata Square Enix Platinum Games PS4
Expected
Action-RPG
Nioh Koei Techmo Team Ninja PS4
Confirmed
Action RPG
No Man's Sky Sony Hello Games PS4, PC
Confirmed
Space-Sim
Obliteracers Space Dust Studios Space Dust Studios PC, XBO, PS4
Expected
Racing
Other 99, The Deck 13 Burning Arrow PC
Expected
Survival
Outlast II Red Barrels Red Barrels PC
Expected
Horror
Paper Mario: Color Splash Nintendo Intelligent Studios Wii U
Expected
Platformer
Paragon Epic Games Epic Games PS4, PC
Expected
MOBA
Persona 5 Atlus Atlus, P Studio PS4, PS3
Confirmed
Adventure
PES 2017 Bandai Konami Bandai Konami PC, PS4, XBO
Confirmed
Sports
Phantom Dust Microsoft Microsoft XBO
Expected
Action
Pikmin 4 Nintendo Nintendo Wii U
Expected
Strategy
Planet Coaster Frontier Developments Frontier Developments PC
Confirmed
Sandbox
Pokémon Go Nintendo Niantic Labs iOS, Android
Expected
Strategy-RPG
Pokémon Sun and Moon Nintendo Game Freak 3DS
Confirmed
Strategy-RPG
Police Tactics: Imperio Astragon CyberPhobx PC
Expected
RTS
Prey 2 Bethesda Human Head PC, XBO
Expected
FPS
Raiders of the Broken Planet MercuryStream MercuryStream PC, PS4, XBO
Expected
Action
Raw Data Ubisoft Ubisoft Montreal PC, PS4, XBO
Expected
Tactical Shooter
Quake Champions Bethesda iD Software PC, PS4, XBO
Confirmed
Arena shooter
Survios Survios Studios Survios Studios HTC Vive
Confirmed
FPS
ReCore Microsoft Armature Studio XBO
Confirmed
Action
Red Dead Redemption HD Take 2 Rockstar Games TBC
Expected
Action
Resident Evil 7 Capcom Capcom PC, PS4, XBO
Expected
Survival-Horror
Resident Evil 2 Remake Capcom Cacom PC, PS4, XBO
Expected
Survival-Horror
River City Tokyo Rumble Arc System Works Arc System Works 3DS
Expected
Beat' em up
Rigs Mechanised Combat League SCEE Guerrilla Cambridge PS4
Expected
FPS
Rock of Ages II: Bigger and Boulder Atlas ACE Team PC
Confirmed
Strategy
Road Rage Maximum Games Maximum Games PS4, XBO TBC
Expected
Racing
Ruiner Devolver Digital Reikon Games PC
Expected
Shooter
Scalebound Microsoft Platinum Games XBO
Confirmed
RPG
Sea of Thieves Microsoft Rare XBO
Confirmed
MMORPG
Serious Sam 5 Devolver Digital Croteam PC, PS4, XBO
Expected
FPS
Shadow Warrior 2 Devolver Digital Flying Wild Hog PC, XBO, PS4
Confirmed
Action
Shift Happens Klonk UG Klonk UG PC
Expected
Platformer
Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse Atlus Atlus 3DS
Expected
RPG
Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom Focus Home Interactive Enigami PC, PS4, XBO
Confirmed
RPG
Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate Aksys Churnsoft Vita
Confirmed
RPG
Skylanders Imaginators Activision Toys For Bob PS4, PS3, XBO, 360, Wii U
Confirmed
Platformer
Skylar and Plux: Adventure on Clover Island Grip digital Right NIce PC
Expected
Platformer
Sniper Elite 4 Rebellion Developments Rebellion Developments PC, XBO, PS4
Expected
FPS
Solus Project, The Teotl Studios Grip Digital PC, XBO
Expected
Survival
Sombrero Pixel Metal Pixel Metal PC
Expected
Platformer
Song of the Deep Gamestop Insomniac Games PC, XBO, PS4
Confirmed
Metroidvania
Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice Sega Sanzaru Games 3DS
Expected
Platformer
South Park: The Fractured, But Hole Ubisoft Ubisoft Reflections PC, XBO, PS4
Confirmed
Strategy-RPG
Space Hulk: Deathwing Focus Home Interactive Streum On Studios PC
Confirmed
FPS
Spellforce 3 Nordic Games Grimlore Games PC
Confirmed
RTS
Splinter Cell: Aftermath Ubisoft Ubisoft PC, PS4, XBO
Expected
Stealth
Star Citizen Cloud Imperium Games Cloud Imperium Games PC
Confirmed
Space-Sim
Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness Square Enix Square Enix PS4, PS3
Confirmed
RPG
Star Trek Online Cryptic Games Perpetual Games PC, XBO, XBO360, PS4, PS3
Expected
MMORPG
Star Wars Battlefront Bespin DLC EA EA DICE PC, XBO, PS4
Expected
FPS
Story of Seasons: Good Friends of Three Villages Nintendo Marvelous 3DS
Expected
RPG
Strafe Devolver Digital Pixel Titans PC
Expected
FPS
Strength of the Sword: Ultimate IVent IVent PC, PS4, XBO, Wii U, Vita
Expected
Fighter X Brawler
Styx: Shards of Darkness Focus Home Interactive Cyanide studios PC, XBO, PS4
Confirmed
RPG
Super Sky Arena Deck 13 Hammer Labs PC
Expected
Action
Surge, The Focus Home Interactive Focus PC, XBO, PS4
Confirmed
RPG
Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization Bandai Aquria PS4, Vita
Expected
RPG
Syberia 3 Microids Benoît Sokal PS4, XBO, PC
Confirmed
Adventure
Tacoma FullBright FullBright PC, XBO
Expected
Exploration
Tales of Berseria Bandai Namco Bandai Namco PS4, PS3, PC
Expected
RPG
Technomancer, The Focus Home Interactive Spiders PC, XBO, PS4
Confirmed
Action-RPG
Tekken 7 Bandai Namco Bandai Namco PS4, Arcade
Expected
Fighter
Telltale's Batman Telltale Telltale PC, XBO, PS4, iOS, Android
Expected
Adventure
Titanfall 2 EA Respawn Entertainment TBA
Confirmed
FPS
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Nintendo Atlus Wii U
Confirmed
RPG
Turing Test, The Square Enix Square Enix XBO, PC
Confirmed
Puzzle
Tyranny Paradox Interactive Obsidian Entertainment PC
Expected
RPG
Unbox Prospect Games Prospect Games PC, XBO, PS4
Expected
Platformer
Uncharted 4 DLC Sony Naughty Dog PS4
Confirmed
Action-Adventure
Unspoken, The Insomniac Games Insomniac Games Oculus
Confirmed
FPS
Until Dawn: Rush of Blood Sony Supermassive Games PS4
Confirmed
Horror
Valentino Rossi: The Game Square Enix Milestone PC, PS4, XBO
Confirmed
Racing
Vampyr Focus Home Interactive Dontnod PC, XBO, PS4
Confirmed
RPG
Warhammer 40K: Inquisitor: Martyr NeoCore Games Games Workshop PS4, XBO, PC
Confirmed
RPG
Watch Dogs 2 Ubisoft Ubisoft PC, XBO, PS4
Confirmed
Action
Werewolves Within Ubisoft Red storm Entertainment VR devices
Expected
Party
Wild Guns Reloaded Natsumi Natsumi Atari PS4
Confirmed
Shooter
Wolfenstein 2 Bethesda MachineGames PC, PS4, XBO
Expected
FPS
Worms Battlegrounds Team17 Team 17 PS4, XBO
Expected
Strategy
Worms WMD Team17 Team 17 PC, XBO, PS4
Expected
Strategy
WRC 6 Kylotonn Klyotonn PC, PS4, XBO
Confirmed
Racing
WWE 2K17 2K Games 2K Games PC, PS4, XBO, PS4, 360
Confirmed
Sports
XCOM 2 2K Games Firaxis Games PC, XBO, PS4
Expected
Strategy
Yesterday Origins Microids Pendulo Studios PS4, XBO, PC, IOS, AND
Confirmed
Adventure
Yooka Laylee Playtonic Games Playtonic Games XBO, PS4, Wii U, PC
Confirmed
Platformer
Zero Time Dilemma Aksys Chime Vita, Nintendo 3DS, PC
Confirmed
Adventure
Walking Dead, The: Season 3 Telltale Games Telltale Games PC, XBO, PS4, iOS, Android
Expected
Adventure
Agents of Mayhem Deep Silver Volition Studios PS4, XBO, PC
Confirmed
Action
World of Final Fantasy Square Enix Square Enix PS4, Vita
Confirmed
RPG
Yakuza 0 Sega Sega PS4
Confirmed
Action

When is E3 2016?

This year's Electronic Entertainment Expo will be held from 14-16 June 2016 at the Los Angeles Convention Centre. Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony will all be offering keynote presentations to showcase what games and developments they are planning to release for their respective consoles for the coming year and beyond.

Major video game publishers including EA, Bethesda and Ubisoft will also have keynote presentations to show off upcoming titles, although in 2016, Activision, Wargaming and Disney have all decided to not attend the event.

Many of the E3 keynote presentations will be live streamed, so you can watch the announcements from the comfort of your desks or lounge rooms without having to attend the event in person. It's worth noting that the time difference between and Los Angeles will mean that for Australians most keynotes will take place in the morning of the day after the official date.

What should I expect from the hardware keynotes?

E3 is one of the best opportunities games companies have to announce their latest projects to the masses. But for Nintendo, the focus is going to be on games – starting with Zelda for the Wii U.

While the company has confirmed that the new Zelda title will be available on both the Wii U and the mysterious upcoming NX console, Nintendo has already confirmed that Zelda will be the only playable game from the publisher at E3. And even though Nintendo has previously stated the NX is set to be released in March 2017, it's doubtful the company will unveil it at E3, where it will have to compete for attention next to Sony and Microsoft's announcements.

Nintendo will also have footage from upcoming titles Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, Monster Hunter Generations, Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past, and Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE.

playstation vr e3 2016

From the Sony camp, all signs point towards a focus on Playstation VR, which we already know is destined for a release in October later this year. There's also plenty of speculation around the official announcement of the PS4.5 – or Neo – which will offer improved internal specs over the PS4 as well as the ability to output games at 4K resolution.

Whether or not the Neo actually gets announced is yet to be seen, but it will certainly keep the keynote interesting. On the software front, expect to see updates to some of last year's big announcements – with titles like The Last Guardian, Horizon Zero Dawn recently delayed No Man's Sky sure to get screen time.

Meanwhile, Microsoft's keynote is a bit more mysterious. While it's certainly guaranteed we'll see first party titles like Gears of War 4 and Halo Wars 2 get some screen time, and it's likely Microsoft will promote its cross-platform support with Windows 10, everything else is a bit of a mystery.

Rumours are pointing towards an updated Xbox One Slim, plus some Chromecast-like streaming devices that will help deliver on the promise of the Xbox One being a centralised entertainment hub.

What should I expect from the software keynotes?

titanfall 2 e3 2016

Every so often, games publishers manage to surprise the crowd with an unbelievably well-kept secret during an E3 keynote. But most of the time, it's an opportunity to show off fresh new trailers for expected games, hype trailers of things to come and officially unveil games that have been leaking over the past few months.

With the wide range of publishers and developers making their way to Los Angeles, there's going to be a huge range of games on display. Everything from Watch Dogs 2 to TitanFall 2 have all but been confirmed, but there's also hope that we'll see some exciting announcements from the likes of Rockstar Games (rumours of Red Dead Redemption 2 keep heating up) and Activision, despite neither having an official presence at the show.

EA is technically holding its own EA: Play event separate from E3 just before the official festivities kick off. We already know that EA is planning on releasing both Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2 this year, so it's almost guaranteed we'll see those in some form at E3.

Mass Effect: Andromeda has also been promised for EA Play, which is exciting news for Bioware fans. Plus, it wouldn't be an EA show if there wasn't even a snippet of FIFA 17.

Ubisoft has confirmed it will be taking the covers off Watch Dogs 2, though there's no word yet on when gamers might be able to play the game. Also confirmed for some airtime at the Ubisoft keynote is Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands and For Honor. There'll also be a chance for attendees to experience the new South Park: The fractured but whole and virtual reality experience Eagle Flight.

Bethesda delivered its first E3 keynote last year, but it was so well received that the publisher is back for another year. While Dishonored 2 is the most obvious reveal for the company (following last year's teaser), it would be crazy to not expect some DLC announcements for the recently released DOOM.

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