E3 is gamer Christmas, but without actually receiving any gifts. Instead we get dozens of insane new game trailers, tech previews and hardware promos that we get to drool over for the next 18 months. Strap yourself in the the Great Manifest’s Top 10 E3 Wrap Up.
This isn’t a comprehensive list of announcements and trailers, as there was a bevy of exciting news. These are just 10 things that have us amped to spend some quality time with controller in hand and lighten up our wallets.
So sit back and indulge in The Great Manifests top 10 highlights from E3 2015.
A week before E3 Bethesda dropped the trailer for the latest addition to the Fallout series, but in day one of the event they ramped it up, revealing new story, gameplay, customisation options and even a new mobile game that is available now. Easily one of the most anticipated games of the past few years, Fallout 4 is available in November this year on PC, PS4 and XBox ONE. And Xbox ONE owners will even get a remastered Fallout 3 with purchase, just for kicks.
Knights vs Samurai vs Vikings. Need we say more? The new action packed melee game from Ubisoft is due out sometime in 2016 on PC, PS4 and XBox ONE.
Horizon: Zero Dawn:
Another upcoming release from Ubisoft, this third-world adventure sets you in world that seems to combine the Jurassic age and future, hunting robotic dinosaurs with an advanced bow and arrow. We don’t know a lot else, but it’s already gotten us excited.
Star Wars: Battlefront:
Relive some of the iconic battles from the original trilogy, playing as the Rebels or the Empire in the new Star Wars Battlefront. You can even take charge of characters like Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader and Bobba Fett. We actually got two gameplay trailers, one depicting a battle on an unknown planet, but the other takes us to the iconic battle on the ice planet Hoth from Star Wars 5: The Empire Strikes Back.
Dishonored is a personal favourite, so when the creators announced the sequel we couldn’t leave it off our list. Set 15 years after the original, you play the ultimate assassin with a range of technological gadgets and supernatural powers to reach your targets in a steampunk city. And for those who didn’t get to play the first Dishonored, there is a remastered version featuring all the DLCs being released later this year. The sequel is out in mid 2016.
Another favourite returns to the spotlight after a few years hiatus. While not a lot is known about Mass Effect Andromeda, this new adventure it will definitely be on our radar over the next few months.
The Last Guardian:
First announced in 2007, The Last Guardian has been in development hell ever since. But Sony kicked off their presentation with a bang, releasing gameplay footage of this highly anticipated puzzle adventure game about a boy and his… giant dog-cat-bird thing? The highly Japanese influenced project is set for release sometime in 2016.
Although it was announced last year, we haven’t heard a huge amount in the past year. But we finally got a decent look at some gameplay and the final installment in the franchise doesn’t disappoint.
No Man’s Sky:
If shooting isn’t your thing and exploration is more up your alley you’re going to want to pick up No Man’s Sky. There are literally thousands of world’s to explore, each with their own unique ecosystems and lifeforms. You can also get into dogfights in space and combat on the planets surface, but if the creators claims are true, No Man’s Sky has the potential for an infinite amount of unique play.
Not a game, but a piece of hardware: the Hololens proves the future is here, turning any surface into an interactive hologram projector. You can see in the video how users can interact with games such as Minecraft to navigate their own . Some lucky E3 goers also had a chance to test out the virtual reality system with the upcoming Halo 5: Guardians.