E3 Games Coming This Year
While there’s a lot of exciting games coming in 2018, there’s still plenty set for this year. To help you keep track of what’s coming out next year, we’ve compiled all the biggest games expected to launch after 2017. Click ahead to see all the games confirmed for this year, and be sure to check back often as we update this feature with more games throughout the show
E3 2017 goes from June 13-15 and for the first time ever, the show is open to the public this year, but the show otherwise seems to be largely the same as in the recent past. One notable difference is that things began earlier than usual–EA already held its EA Play press conference on Saturday, while Microsoft’s Xbox press conference was a day earlier than usual.
To catch up on everything that was announced during the press conferences, you can check out our roundup of all the announcements. And keep an eye on our hub for more news, videos, and impressions from E3 2017.
Agents of Mayhem
On the surface, Volition Entertainment’s next open-world action game looks like a major departure from its past work on Saints Row; but at its heart, it’s still all about causing as much chaos as possible with a colorful group of characters.
Assassin’s Creed Origins
Assassin’s Creed: Origins is a prequel of the long running action-adventure series. It’s set in Eqypt and puts you in control of Bayek, the last Medjay, an Egyptian sheriff tasked with protecting the people from threats local and foreign.
Call of Duty: WWII
Call of Duty: WWII goes back to the series’ roots with a new enttry taking place during World War II.
Crackdown 3 is an open-world action-adventure game that has you stopping crime in a futuristic city where everything is destructible. It’s main protagonist voiced by popular actor, Terry Crews.
Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy
Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy is a collection of high-definition remasters of the first three Crash Bandicoot games. Aside from remastered graphics, it also sports new features, including time trials in all three games, as well as adjusted level design and difficulty.
The sequel to Bungie’s online multiplayer shooter, Destiny 2 sees the Guardians in a rough spot. The Tower has fallen and is under siege from an invasion force, and it’s up to you explore far-flung areas of the solar system to fight back. Plus, it’s set to include a number of updates and new features, and it’s even coming to PC.
Dishonored: Death Of The Outsider
A standalone expansion titled Dishonored: Death of the Outsider puts you in the shoes of Meagan Foster, an ally of Emily and Corvo in Dishonored 2.
The Evil Within 2
The Evil Within 2 is a sequel to the 2014 horror game and is being developed by Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami’s studio. You’ll apparently have to save your daughter, but not much else was revealed.
Forza Motorsport 7
Forza Motorsport 7 is the latest entry in the long running car simulation series. This time around there are more than 700 cars in the game, as well as new tracks and weather systems.
Gran Turismo Sport
Gran Turismo Sport marks the long-running franchise’s debut on PS4. In addition to the expected visual improvements, it also offers a new online championship system, new concept cars, and more.
Knack launched alongside the PlayStation 4 console in 2013, and despite a mixed critical reception, it’s getting a sequel. It apparently brings “new moves, improved couch co-op, vibrant environments, and fun-filled combat,” but we don’t currently know a release window.
Life is Strange: Before the Storm
Life is Strange: Before the Storm is a three episode prequel series set before the events of the first game. It stars Chloe with an appearance from Rachel Amber before she went missing.
Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite
Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite opts out of the over-the-top 3-on-3 fighting from its predecessor and goes back to its roots with 2-on-2 fights. It also introduces Infinity Stones, a new mechanic that provides you with unique abilities in battle.
Metroid: Samus Returns
Metroid: Samus Returns is a re-imagination of Metroid 2: Return of Samus which came out for Game Boy back in 1991.
Middle-earth: Shadow of War
Middle-Earth: Shadow of War once again stars ranger Talion and his wraith companion Celebrimbor as they work to fight against Sauron and his dark army. The game sports a larger and more open world, as well as new loot and gear to uncover.
Need for Speed: Payback
After a year away, the Need for Speed series returns with Payback. More than just the standard racing game you might expect, EA says you’ll also engage in heists, car battles, and more while playing as three distinct characters.
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
A direct sequel to 2014’s Wolfenstein: The New Order was officially revealed as the finale to Bethesda’s press conference. As last year’s teaser indicated, it’s titled Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and franchise-long protagonist BJ Blazkowicz makes a return. He’ll be operating in Nazi-occupied America with a new cast of characters.
Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is the long-awaited sequel to 2010’s Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. Rather than continuing the adventures of the protagonists from the first game, it introduces a completely new cast of characters who must fight against an emerging threat in the kingdom of Ding Dong Dell.
Sonic Mania returns to the gameplay and visual style of the original Sonic the Hedgehog games on Sega Genesis. It’s being developed primarily by programmers Christian “Taxman” Whitehead and Simon “Stealth” Thomley, who are both known by fans as major contributors to the Sonic ROM hack community.
Super Lucky’s Tale
Super Lucky’s Tale is an expanded version of the VR-focused original built to display on televisions. The game first appeared as a launch title on Oculus Rift in March 2016.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole
Set the day after The Stick of Truth, The Fractured But Whole has the South Park kids caught up in another game of make believe that quickly gets out of hand. Trading out swords and sorcery for capes and utility belts, the kids will explore the town, fight crime, and engage in turn-based battles to decide who gets to lead their new superhero franchise.
Star Wars Battlefront II
EA spent a lot of time talking about Star Wars Battlefront II, and it showed gameplay for the first time. It also announced that the game’s maps, modes, and characters will be free, but there will be microtransactions.
Tacoma is the latest game by Gone Home developer, Fullbright. It tasks you to recover data on the crew of an abandoned spaceship, but in the process of doing so, you discover the drama of the crew’s last days on board.
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is a standalone chapter in the Uncharted series where you play as fan-favorite character Chloe Frazer, as she embarks on an adventure alongside mercenary Nadine Ross in search of a mystical treasure known as The Tusk of Ganesha.
Yakuza Kiwami is a remake of the first entry of the Yakuza series. It improves the resolution, textures, and loading times, and clears up some of the first game’s more confusing plot lines and inconsistencies.