E3 2021

E3 2021: The biggest video game announcements

General News 16/06/2021

Electronic Entertainment Experience is always full of exciting news about upcoming releases by the biggest publishers, including Nintendo, Capcom, Microsoft, Ubisoft, and many more. E3 2021 is no exception. We selected the most interesting video games announced during the event held in Los Angeles from June 12 to 15.

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope

Without a doubt, the sequel to Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is one of the most important announcements at E3 2021. Once again, we will experience turn-based tactical role-playing featuring Mario, Luigi, and many other beloved characters. Importantly, despite being similar to the previous game, Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope will offer a significantly improved combat. According to Nintendo, the game will be released next year.

Diablo II: Resurrected

Many players are waiting for a remastered version of the classic hack and slash. During E3, Blizzard announced that players would descend to hell sooner than everyone had thought. Diablo II: Resurrected should hit the shelves on September 23, 2021.

New Legend of Zelda

The Breath of the Wild sequel hasn’t had a title yet, but at least we got some new pieces of information about Link’s upcoming adventure. According to producers, development has been steadily progressing, and the game should be released next year. 

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Elden Ring

At last, we received new gameplay footage and some news about the game that FromSoftware is developing in collaboration with George R. R. Martin. Elden Ring will be released on January 21, 2022. Given the involvement of Dark Souls creators and Game of Thrones author, we should expect an enormous number of deaths.

The Outer Worlds 2

The announcement trailer of a sequel to the 2019 RPG doesn’t reveal any details except that the developers have a great sense of humor. 

Elex 2

There will be a sequel to the post-apocalyptic action RPG from Gothic creators. The first pieces of news indicate that there won’t be any revolution so Elex 2 will probably be similar to previous Piranha Bytes games.

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Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands

Tiny Tina debuted as an NPC in Borderlands 2. Then she had a more prominent role in the DLC Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep, and now she’s about to get her own game. The Borderlands spinoff will certainly provide a lot of whimsy shooting and humor ensured by renowned comedians Wanda Sykes and Andy Samberg. Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands will arrive in early 2022. 

Final Fantasy

Final Fantasy fans should be satisfied with Square Enix’s press event at E3 2021 because the publisher announced remastered versions of six classic Final Fantasy installments and a new game as well. Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin will serve as the series action-driven spinoff. The game is being developed by Team Ninja, which is best known for Ninja Gaiden, Nioh, and Dead or Alive games. 

Far Cry 6

At E3, we got some delightful news about the long-awaited Far Cry game. Ubisoft revealed that the game would include DLC that allows gamers to play as previous Far Cry villains: Vaas Montenegro (FC3), Pagan Min (FC4), and Joseph Seed (FC5). Moreover, the Far Cry 6 season pass will include a copy of Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon remastered.

Metroid Dread

Metroid returns! Nintendo announced the release of a new installment in long-unseen series. The game will follow the events of 2002’s Metroid Fusion. Metroid Dread will be available on October 8, 2021.

Halo Infinite

We’ve already known that Master Chief is about to return, but after E3, we may say some more about Halo Infinite. To be more specific, about its multiplayer because the video shows about two minutes of online battles.

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Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora

James Cameron brought us to Pandora in 2009. Apparently, Ubifost will send us back there in 2022. During E3 we saw the first trailer for the upcoming action-adventure game.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2: Heart of Chernobyl

Fans have been waiting for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 for years because its initial release date was set to 2012. Within the last few months, GSC Game World has published some news that gave us a glimpse of hope that this story would find a happy ending. Now, we finally got a new release date – April 28, 2022. 

A Plague Tale: Requiem

A sequel to A Plague Tale: Innocence is another exciting game announced during E3. Amicia and Hugo will be back in 2022.

Life is Strange

We may watch a new trailer for the upcoming Life is Strange: True Colors, but that’s not all. Square Enix announced remastered versions of the original Life s Strange and Life Is Strange: Before the Storm. The upgraded versions will include better graphics and slightly fixed puzzles as well.

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Age of Empires IV

The new installment in the famous RTS franchise finally has its release date. We will start building our castles on October 28, 2021. To be honest, we still don’t know why this game is called Age of Empires IV because it looks more like a modern version of Age of Kings than an Age of Empires III successor, so the Age of Empires II 2 title would be more suitable.

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