Everything You Need To Know About E3 So Far

Everything You Need To Know About E3 So Far

E3 is intense. It is a veritable tsunami of video game news. If you need to take a breather and catch-up on everything you might have missed? This is the place. This is everything you need to know about E3 so far.

This post originally appeared on Kotaku.


In a sense we’d been pre-warned. Nintendo’s presence at E3 would be dramatically reduced. Mostly because Nintendo’s focus is the NX, and they’ve chosen not to reveal the NX at E3 this year. Fair enough.

But the end result, for us, is simple: we get Zelda, we get a bit of Pokemon, and that’s pretty much it. It’s probably a good thing, then, that the new Zelda, titled The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, looks absurdly fantastic.

Watch Over An Hour Of The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild
This game could really be something special.

Our First Look At The New Zelda, Breath Of The Wild
This is probably where you should start. An extensive look at everything we know about the new Zelda so far.

Hands On With The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild
Stephen Totilo was lucky enough to spend 30 minutes playing the new Zelda.

Pokémon Sun And Moon Footage Shows Three New Monsters And Battles
Also: Pokemon stuff!

We’re Liveblogging This Nintendo Thing
I woke up to watch the reveal! It was a lot of fun.

Watch Nintendo’s E3 Presentation Here!
You might be able to find the original reveal here, but I recommend just watching Nintendo Treehouse. They’re playing Zelda and probably will be playing Zelda all day.



Sony had a really strong showing at E3 in my opinion. Its conference was lean, mean and packed full of games we were already excited about, and a host of new, great looking stuff — including a complete reboot of God of War.

At E3, Sony Knocked It Out Of The Ballpark
My initial thoughts on Sony’s showing.

The New God Of War Turns To Snow And Norse Mythology
God of War, featuring Dad Kratos and surprisingly touching scene with his son. Also: it’s set in a completely new universe

Horizon Zero Dawn’s E3 Demo Was Incredible
Horizon: Zero Dawn continues to look stellar.

The Last Guardian Is Actually Coming Out On October 25
I cannot believe it has a release date.

Resident Evil 7 Announced
Resident Evil is now completely different. I think it looks great.

Detroit: Become Human Is Intense And Full Of Androids
As soon as the dialogue sucked, I knew this was a David Cage game. In a good way.

Hideo Kojima’s Next Game Is Death Stranding, Starring Norman Reedus
Super strange. Strange enough to feel like a truly weird creative endeavour. This game won’t be out for years.

The New Call Of Duty Was Ridiculously Impressive
Completely shocked at how good this looked to be honest

Final Fantasy XV Will Support PlayStation VR
To be honest this looked a bit mental and I didn’t understand what was going on.

The PS4 Will Have A X-Wing VR Experience
Star Wars is coming to PlayStation VR.

Sony Announces New Open-World Survival Game, Days Gone
This looked impressive.

PS4 Is Getting A New Spider-Man Game
Spiderman got sandwiched in there. Immediately after Kojima, which was weird.

Rocksteady’s Doing A Batman VR Game
A Rocksteady Batman VR game. Count me in.



Microsoft’s E3 showing was a little light on new games, particularly exclusive games, but Project Scorpio could very well be a game changer.

Microsoft’s E3 Conference Was All New Consoles And Old Video Games
My thoughts on Microsoft’s showing at E3.

Microsoft Announces Project Scorpio, ‘The Most Powerful Console Ever’
This new ‘half-generation’ console thing is really going to shape things up.

The New 2TB Xbox One S Will Retail For $549.95 In Australia
I want to buy one of these. Seriously, the old Xbox One is just way, way too big

A Look At Final Fantasy XV’s Massive Titan Boss Fight
This was a strange demo. They fought a big hand basically.

The Witcher Getting Standalone Card Game Spin-Off
Sure, why not. People love Gwent.

Rare’s Pirate Co-Op Game Sea Of Thieves Looks Dope
I felt as though this was the highlight of Microsoft’s showing. An original, off-kilter, light-hearted video game about being a pirate.

Forza Horizon 3 Heads To Australia
It’s set exclusively in Australia! This was some wild shit.

ReCore Shows Off Gameplay Footage, Dog Robots
I still think this has the potential to be one of Microsoft’s strongest exlusives.

Scalebound Looks Crazy, Features Giant Enemy Crab
Scalebound looks like a game I will get into in a very big way.

Look Who Showed Up In Gears Of War 4
Gears of War looked a lot better this year.

Crackdown 3 Has Been Delayed
Shame. This looked incredible.

Microsoft Will Let You Design Your Own Custom Xbox One Controllers
I want one of these real bad.

The Rest…

And here’s a quick round-up of everything else you might have missed.

And Here’s Everything You Missed From The PC Gaming Show
Nice wrap-up from Alex.

Stardew Valley Is Sprouting On Consoles This Year
Makes absolutely sense.

Serious Sam Is Getting A VR Game
Why not?

Dontnod’s Vampyr Has Got Its First Trailer
This is not what I was expecting from the creators of Life Is Strange.

10 Minutes Of Brutal Viking Battle In Ubisoft’s For Honor
This is a real dark horse. Hope it lives up to its promise.

The Limbo Crew’s New Game INSIDE Is Utterly Fantastic
I am desperate to play this.

Watch Dogs 2 Gameplay Demo Features Improbable Sunglasses
Mixed emotions about this game.

Ubisoft Announced The Division’s Second Expansion
Cool that Ubi is really supporting this.

Ghost Recon Wildlands E3 Demo Goes Mega Open-World
Solid demo.

Todd Howard Says Elder Scrolls VI Is ‘A Very Long Way Off’

Ubisoft Announces Steep, An Open-World Sports Game
This was a mixed bag I thought.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole Sounds Perfect So Far
The new South Park game looks brilliant.

Here’s Mafia 3’s E3 Trailer
This absolutely slipped under my radar.

Our First Good Look At Dishonored 2
It looks very good.

Fallout 4 Coming To VR In 2017
On the HTC Vive.

Arkane Studios Announces Prey, Due Out In 2017
Looked so cool I almost wish it wasn’t associated with Prey.

Bethesda Brings Back Quake, Calls It Quake Champions
I thought this looked weird.

BioWare Wants Mass Effect Andromeda To Recapture The First Game’s Wonder
I really wanted to see more of this.

FIFA 17, You Have My Attention
This looked stupidly good.

Alright, that’s a helluva lot to chew on. But our E3 coverage will continue throughout the week. Stay tuned to our homepage for more update!