The gaming industry is coming together in Los Angeles to get everyone worked up about the next wave of big releases, and we’re gonna start cataloging the news. Starting before E3 and continuing through the week of the show, we’ll keep track of the rumors, teasers, and official reveals right here.
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Here is E3 2016 so far:
Announcements, trailers, and more
When a company makes an official announcement, we’ll add it to this section. We’ll post trailers and news on previously announced projects here as well.
EA details the lineup for its Play event
Electronic Arts will have the following playable games at its EA Play gathering:
Madden NFL 17
Madden NFL Mobile
It is also promising to talk about games beyond its 2016 releases.
Ubisoft shows off Watch Dogs 2
The game is coming November 15 to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and here’s a look at the game in action.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided hands-on
GamesBeat played the new Deus Ex, and we have some thoughts on it.
Injustice 2 will once again pit DC superheroes against one another
Mortal Kombat studio NetherRealm Studios is back with more Batman-punching-Superman action becasue we haven’t had enough of that yet. NetherRealm is on a roll following the megasuccessful Mortal Kombat X. It now looks like it is on an alternating release cadence between Injustice and MK — although hopefully a WWE: Immortals game will sneak onto console as well.
Alan Wake developer working on two new games
Remedy Entertainment just made Quantum Break for the Xbox One, and now it’s making two new games. Neither are Alan Wake.
Former Crytek, Free Radical Design developers form new studio making PlayStation VR game
Sony has another big PS VR game in the works, and it’s from a rand new studio. It’s called How We Soar from Penny Black Studios, and it looks beautiful.
XCOM 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
2K Games confirmed that the strategy sequel is expanding to the consoles.
Persona 5 gets a release date
Publisher Atlus’s Persona 5 is hitting PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 on February 14. The long-awaited sequel is also getting a special edition.
Sony delays Horizon: Zero Dawn for PlayStation 4
One of the most exciting PS4 exclusives is coming February 28, and developer Guerrilla Games will show it off at E3.
Deep Silver and Volition announce Agents of Mayhem
Saints Row studio Volition is expanding that open-world crime universe with something new that focuses on superheroes and class-based gameplay. The game is due out in 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Final Fantasy XII getting remastered for PlayStation 4
Sony confirmed that Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age will update the game with high-definition graphics for the PS4. It’s coming in 2017.
Yooka-Laylee is coming in early 2017
The platformer throwback to the Nintendo 64’s Banjo-Kazooie is coming in the first quarter of next year, according to its developer.
Telltale’s Batman and The Walking Dead: Season Three get release windows
Batman: The Telltale Series is coming this summer, according to studio spokesperson Job Stauffer. The Walking Dead: Season Three will hit in the fall.
Square Enix releases new trailer for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8
Sega releases Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice trailer
Announcements about announcements? You’ll find those here. We’ll leave these teasers in this section even once they are confirmed.
Bungie teases its Destiny: The Iron Banner livestream with new video
Tomorrow 10AM PT: Join @Bungie and discover the next threat Guardians will confront. https://t.co/OVaP3q4VKThttps://t.co/Sc5A3U3YiQ
— Destiny The Game (@DestinyTheGame) June 8, 2016
Nintendo releases new art for Zelda Wii U/NX
Above: Link riding a horse.Image Credit: Nintendo
Destiny is getting a pre-E3 livestream
On Thursday, developer Bungie will detail some of the new content coming to Destiny this fall. You can watch it at 10 a.m. Pacific on Twitch.
Ubisoft teases that it will reveal Watch Dogs 2 the week before E3
This video shows the Watch Dogs 2 announcement.
EA teases Battlefield 1 with gameplay trailer
Here’s a quick look at some of the gameplay from Battlefield 1’s multiplayer mode:
We’re going to put all the unconfirmed reports in this section. If they get official announcements, we’ll add them above but also leave the rumors below.
New Xbox One hardware
Numerous reports claim Microsoft will reveal a number of revisions and other additions to its hardware lineup. Here’s what you can expect Monday morning:
A slimmer Xbox One
Xbox One streaming box and stick similar to Roku.
New Xbox One controller.
A more powerful Xbox One — although Microsoft may not announce this yet.
New Sony hardware
Even more rumors claim that Sony is working on a new version of its PlayStation 4 with more power. This PS4 has the codename Neo, and games will have to support both this console and the original system by this fall.
Witcher III developer is making a separate card game
Gwent, the card game from The Witcher III, is likely getting a standalone version from developer CD Projekt Red.
***Our website is back!***CD Projekt Will Announce Gwent The Witcher Card Gamehttps://t.co/ZzuCoHZWrr pic.twitter.com/tOHL2MaP55
— NerdLeaks (@Nerd_Leaks) June 8, 2016
Injustice 2 is happening
A leaked poster suggested Injustice 2, the sequel to the DC Comics superhero fighting game, is coming. Polygon posted the image you see below.
Above: A man in a bat costume tries to hit a god.
Bethesda will have a big lineup of new games
A Eurogamer story claims Bethesda will announce the following games:
The Evil Within 2
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim remastered and updated
A web store also claims Skyrim: The Definitive Edition is coming with a November 23 release date.
Watch Dogs 2 is coming in November and takes place in San Francisco
IGN — the site that has an exclusive announcement deal for Watch Dogs 2 — accidentally posted a banner advertisement for the game. It shows a release date of November 15 and a hero sitting in front of the Golden Gate Bridge. Hacking the city of San Francisco makes a lot of sense because how else could you afford to live in that city if you don’t have instant access to everyone’s bank accounts?
Above: Oops!Image Credit: Pure Xbox
Capcom is making Dead Rising 4
Above: Dead Rising 3 was a popular Xbox One launch game, so Dead Rising 4 makes a lot of sense.Image Credit: This Gen Gaming
Leaked images suggest Xbox One and Windows 10 could get the sequel to one of the better launch games for this generation of consoles. Publisher Capcom isn’t new to exclusivity deals (it did something similar with Street Fighter V and Sony’s PlayStation 4), so this rumor seems sound.
Nintendo may finally localize Mother 3 for North America
Multiple reports are claiming that Nintendo is localizing the Game Boy Advance sequel to Earthbound, which never came out in the United States.
E3 2016: Every rumor, trailer, and announcement so far
E3 2016: Every rumor, trailer, and announcement so far