E3 2014 had some huge moments for any avid gamer. There was a pervasive ‘sequel’ theme in the biggest announcements — existing franchises getting a reboot, or a next-gen upgrade, or some new story — but some experimental titles also caught our attention. The next year in gaming looks to be pretty action-packed.
Here’s a quick wrap of our favourite E3 2014 game trailers, across a bunch of different platforms.
We’ve been hearing about The Division since E3 2013, where Ubisoft announced the latest in a long line of games with the Tom Clancy name attached. In a year, a lot of work has clearly been done, and the game will be released some time in 2015 for PC and next-gen consoles. What a bleak and depressing look into the future this trailer is, though.
Halo: Master Chief Collection
This is how you do a game collection. The guys behind all the Halo games have brought Halo: Combat Evolved, remastered Halo 2, Halo 3 and Halo 4 in one package to the Xbox One, and they’re throwing in access to the Halo 5: Guardians beta for good measure.
The Legend Of Zelda On Wii U
Zelda is one of those much-loved long-running titles where any new game gets a lot of love. The as-yet-untitled Zelda game for the Wii U has an art style somewhat in the vein of Wind Waker, and promises some gorgeous open-world gameplay. Skip to 3:00 for the trailer itself.
Rise Of The Tomb Raider
If you were horrified by the brutality and raw nature of the most recent Tomb Raider reboot, then prepare for another bout of anguish. Rise Of The Tomb Raider doesn’t let up; the trailer shows a hardened and emotionless Lara feathering some unlucky bad guy with an arrow, running from a bear, and jumping off a cliff. Business as usual, then.
No Man’s Sky
No Man’s Sky is an interesting one. It’s a fully procedural game, with the environment generated around you as you travel through it. A “science fiction game about exploration and survival”, the trailer’s bright colour palette and fantastical creatures point to a title that should be what we always wanted to see from Spore.