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10 Highly Anticipated Games For E3

Far Cry 4, Battlefield Hardline, Assassin’s Creed and Destiny were all showcased at last years E3. It’s amazing to think we are just a matter of mere months away from this years event. E3 is the event that has every Gamer and Gaming fan worldwide eagerly buzzing and anticipating what could be in store at this years expo.

We take a look at 10 games that will be highly anticipated ahead of this years event and some purely rumour. The event which takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center between the 16th and 18th of June is the pinnacle of Gaming Expos and this year is sure to be no different. 

1. Fallout 4 (Xbox One, Playstation 4, P.C)

Bethesda are set to showcase some big games at E3 namely Wolfenstein The Old Blood, DOOM and Dishonoured 2 but the one most fans want is Fallout 4, rumours have been rife that Bethesda could announce Fallout 4 at this summers biggest gaming expo but Bethesda as of yet have neither confirmed nor denied that the iconic post apocalyptic game will appear in some form. Recent reports show Bethesda submitting their line up minus Fallout 4, but we haven’t given up hope that this was merely just a smokescreen and that there could be some kind of reveal or tease in Los Angeles.

Fallout 3 was a massive success after its release on the Xbox 360, PS3 and P.C back in 2008, 6 years later and it’s high time for a follow up with Fallout New Vegas not enough to quench most fans urges. Speculation around could see the game set in New England with Boston a possible destination.

E3 Likelihood – 5/10

2. Halo 5: Guardians (Xbox One)

Expected to feature heavily at this years show and announced at last years E3 Halo 5: Guardians is a direct sequel to Halo 4. Developed by 343 and published by Microsoft Studios. After E3 last year Corporate vice president Phil Spencer stated that the “Reclaimer Trilogy” had been expanded into a longer series of games, saying they didn’t want to limit the Reclaimer story within a trilogy”.

Halo 5: Guardians is an Xbox One exclusive and is centred around unexpected attacks on the colony worlds and the disappearance of Master Chief. Spartan Locke is given the task of hunting down Master Chief in a bid to save the Galaxy.

Two Adverts were screened after the Season 5 finale of The Walking Dead showing views from the perspectives of both Spartan Locke and Master Chief. Expect to see live gameplay for Halo 5 at this years event.

E3 Likelihood -10/10

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3. Star Wars Battlefront (Xbox One, Playstation 4, P.C)

The brand new trailer, released just last Friday has already amassed close to 10 million views and received amazing feedback. Due to release for the Xbox One and Playstation 4. Star Wars Battlefront is set to be one of the biggest games of E3. The recent success of the Star Wars Celebration has only furthered the hype surrounding the game. EA might turn out to be the biggest winners of E3.

E3 Likelihood – 10/10

4. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Xbox One, Playstation 4)

Despite Hideo Kojimas shock sudden split from Konami, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is sure to be a stand out for E3, having surfaced at last years event. Despite Kojima and Konami going seperate ways, Kojima remains fully committed to the games cause. “I want to reassure fans that I am 100% involved and will continue working on ‘Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain,’ I’m determined to make it the greatest game I’ve directed to date,” Kojima promised. “Don’t miss it!”

Phantom Pain is set to be the last appearance in the Metal Gear series and is definitely Kojima’s swansong for the franchise he first developed back in 1987.

E3 Likelihood – 10/10

5. Star Wars (Xbox One, Playstation 4, P.C)

Like Fallout 4, Star Wars which is being developed by EA Visceral is merely a rumour and nothing more at the moment. The game is set to be an independent story and will run on the Frostbite 3 Engine. Amy Hennig and Todd Stashwick are the Co-Writers behind the story, have worked together on the Uncharted series. With Battlefront a sure thing for E3 fans of the cult classic will be wondering if it will be joined by Star Wars.

When asked about the game via Twitter, Todd Stashwick had this to say,

 E3 Likelihood – 4/10

6. Gears Of War 4 (Xbox One)

This one may very well be a little out of left field but it’s a distinct possibility that the next game in the Gears Of War franchise might make a surprise appearance in Los Angeles. What we do know is that it isn’t being developed by EPIC after they sold intellectual rights to Microsoft who then passed on the rights to Black Tusk, Black Tusk who are the former Microsoft Studios Vancouver, as of now are yet to release a game.

Will the currently untitled Gears Of War game be about to make a grand entrance?.

E3 Likelihood – 5/10

7. Mass Effect 4 (Xbox One, Playstation 4)

It’s been over 4 years since the last Mass Effect game and Bioware are readying themselves to show off the next game in the series. Mass Effect 4 will focus on a brand new Protagonist and is unlikely to feature any of Shepard’s previous companions, though links to the past haven’t been ruled out. The game is also likely to take place in a new region of space.

A first look preview appeared at last years E3, One year on and Bioware might be about to reveal their hand.

E3 Likelihood – 8/10

8. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (Xbox One, Playstation 4, P.C)

Recently announced by SQUARE ENIX, the follow up to the hugely popular Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Mankind Divided has already made a mark with the announcement trailer reaching almost 3 Million views since it’s release just over a week ago. Adam Jensen returns as the games mechanically augmented protagonist. This time around he the game see’s him join forces with an Interpol-funded task force aiming to hunt down and capture augmented terrorists. The game is a nailed on certainty to make an appearance at E3 with pre orders already available.

E3 Likelihood – 10/10

9. Rainbow Six Siege (Xbox One, Playstation 4, P.C)

The first of two Tom Clancy games set for release this year along with The Division, Rainbow Six Siege will make an appearance in some form at this years E3. Ubisoft Montreal have been working hard on the first person shooter which is claimed to be a follow up to the cancelled Rainbow 6 Patriots. Rainbow Six Siege is set to focus heavily on Multiplayer with a destructible environment in play, much like the Battlefield games. Siege will be the first game in the series since Rogue Spear to not use the Unreal Engine, instead it will use Ubisoft’s AnvillNext game engine.

E3 Likelihood – 9/10

10. Mad Max (Xbox One, Playstation 4, PC)

Taking over from the notorious films, Mad Max is set to make an appearance on the next gen consoles and P.C. Set in an open world, the post apocalyptic vehicular combat game is being developed by Avalanche Studios. The game was officially revealed at last years E3 and looks set to play a more prominent role at this years event. Highlights for the game would be the crafting system available to players who can also tweak Max’s vehicles inside the garage with a wide variety of options to make the car as fast and powerful as possible.

The story centres around Max as he journies to the Plains Of Silence only to encounter Marauders and lose his precious Interceptor, Max must traverse the barren wasteland in search of his stolen Interceptor.

E3 Likelihood – 9/10


Which of these possible titles excites you the most? Leave a comment below or if we have missed a game then feel free to talk about it.

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Dan has been gaming for nearly 30 years and has survived everything from Nuclear Fallouts to Zombie Outbreaks but his main love is Survival Horror and don't we all know it. Favourite games include Resident Evil and Grand Theft Auto, he can be regularly found cruising the streets of Vice City listening to the classics.


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