E3 2016 Games Summary

Instead of giving a breakdown of every thing they talked about (hardware, sales figures, celebrities playing video games), I wanted to just keep things strictly game related as in which games were shown at each conference along with games shown on the show floor.

Side note: Links will either provide a YouTube trailer link if clicked on the game.

EA Conference:

Bethesda Conference:
Microsoft Conference:
  • Gears of War 4 (Pre-Order) | Xbox One and Windows 10 exclusive. Co-op cross-platform. Horde 3.0 mode. Realease date of October 11, 2016.
  • Forza Horizon 3 (Pre-Order) | Xbox One and Windows 10 exclusive. 4-player co-op campaign. Release date of September 27, 2016.
  • ReCore (Pre-Order) | Xbox One and Windows 10 exclusive. Looks a bit like a indie Mega Man, unlike that Mighty No. 9 junk.
  • Final Fantasy XV (Pre-Order) | Big ol' boss fight.
  • We Happy Few | A 1984/BioShock looking indie game. First on Xbox.
  • Gwent | The popular card game from The Witcher 3 is getting a standalone.
  • Tekken 7 (Pre-Order) | Release date is early 2017. Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is free for Live Gold members.
  • Dead Rising 4 (Pre-Order) | Frank is back! Xbox One and Windows 10 exclusive for now. Capcom tweeted out that it's exclusive for a year and wouldn't comment further.
  • Scalebound (Pre-Order) | Xbox One and (assumingly) Windows 10 exclusive. Release date in 2017.
  • Sea of Thieves (Pre-Order) | Xbox One and Windows 10 exclusive. Gameplay reveal looks a tad bit different than last time. Pirates and co-op.
  • State of Decay 2 (Pre-Order) | Xbox One and PC exclusive.
  • Halo Wars 2 (Pre-Order) | Xbox One and Windows 10 exclusive. Release date of February 21, 2017.
  • Project Scorpio | Not a game, but important enough to mention. 8 cores, 6TFlops, 320GB/s memory bandwidth. Claims 4K gaming and VR. Release date of Holiday 2017.

Ubisoft Conference:

Sony Conference:
  • God of War (Pre-Order) | PlayStation 4 exclusive. Setting change to Norse mythology. A child companion to help in battles. It looks like a Naughty Dog version of God of War.
  • Days Gone (Pre-Order) | PlayStation 4 exclusive. A post-apocalyptic zombie game featuring a ton of zombies on screen at once.
  • The Last Guardian (Pre-Order) | PlayStation 4 exclusive. The new trailer showed off the Trico beast. Release date of October 25, 2016.
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn (Pre-Order) | PlayStation 4 exclusive. More gameplay and some story is shown.
  • Detroit: Become Human (Pre-Order) | PlayStation 4 exclusive. Actual gameplay was shown this time. Story heavy, choose your own adventure similar to Until Dawn. I would have said like Heavy Rain, but I felt like my choices never fully mattered.
  • Resident Evil VII (Pre-Order) | Supports PSVR and you can play the entire game in VR. They went after the P.T. style gameplay this time. Really cool to see them change the series up from a shooter to horror again.
  • Farpoint | PlayStation VR game. Looks like a space combat shooter in VR.
  • Batman: Arkham VR | PlayStation VR game. Be the GD Batman and investigate crimes. In VR!
  • Final Fantasy XV (Pre-Order) | The reason it's listed again is because now there's a VR segment for PSVR to shoot guns and zip around. Plus, you can check out sexy Cid instead of hunk Cid driving her sexy car.
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (Pre-Order) | Another Call of Duty game, right? I honestly didn't know this was Call of Duty for a bit in this trailer. This looks a lot better than their first trailer. Since it also includes the original Modern Warfare in the Deluxe Edition, it's not too bad of a year for Call of Duty.
  • Crash Bandicoot 1, 2 and 3 HD Remasters announced. PlayStation 4 exclusive. No real details yet.
  • Skylanders Imagination (Pre-Order) | Draw stuff and it comes to life. Crash is in the PlayStation 4 version.
  • Death Stranding (Pre-Order) | PlayStation 4 exclusive. A Hideo Kojima game. The teaser shown looks a bit like a Metal Gear Solid cross-over with P.T.. Norman Reedus is in it and he was naked with a baby looking at a sea of dead animals.
  • Spider-man (Pre-Order) | PlayStation 4 exclusive. Insomniac Games making a Marvel game that looks like it won't actually suck. Insomniac Games just released the amazing Ratchet and Clank this year so let's hope they pull this off.
Nintendo "Conference":
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Pre-Order) | With a name reveal, the 4 hours of gameplay shown shows off how massive this Zelda is going to be one of the hottest games of next year. We still know nothing on the NX but if there's a significant different in image quality, count me in! Every detail of this new installment looks to be everything they promised and then some.
  • Pokémon Moon/Sun (Pre-Order) | Release date on November 18, 2016. A new generation of Pokémon!
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