The Electronic Entertainment Expo, one of the biggest gaming conventions of the year, is currently underway, and it’s been dropping crazy cool new trailers left and right. Check out these new trailers for the most radical upcoming games.
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This indie game, designed by Carnegie Melon students, is about a pair of star-crossed lovers as they try to find their way to each other through nine lifetimes. The gameplay looks simple, yet addictive, and the emotional experience is sure to be enriching.
Entwined is out now for the Playstation 4.
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This game, developed by Giant Squid, takes the player on a journey through a rich, underwater world. Giant Squid was formed by former Journey art director, Matt Nava. As such, it can feasibly be seen as a spiritual successor to the PS3 sleeper hit.
Abzu will be released in 2016 for the Playstation 4.
3. Ori and the Blind Forest
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Ori and the Blind Forest, developed by Moon Studios, is a lush, colorful platformer. Not much is known about the plot at this point, but more information is sure to be on the way.
Ori and the Blind Forest will be released for the XBox One, XBox 360, and PC.
4. No Man’s Sky
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No Man’s Sky debuted last year at VGX, but Hello Games brought some incredible gameplay footage to E3. This game promises to take the player to unique worlds and planets. Frankly, they had me at space dinosaurs.
No Man’s Sky will be released for Playstation 4 first, with other consoles to follow.
5. Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
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Nintendo’s Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire may not be the most graphically exciting game to include, but this cute, live-action trailer showcases some new features from the long-awaited reboot. Judging by the trailer, it looks like they’re going to take the old storyline in an interesting new direction.
Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire will be released on November 21st for the Nintendo 3DS.
6. LittleBigPlanet 3
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The sequel to the first two games of Sony’s beloved series, LittleBigPlanet 3 promises to bring even more creativity and imagination to the franchise. Prepare to give even more hours of your life to this fun and cute puzzle platformer.
LittleBigPlanet 3 will be released in November for the Playstation 4.
7. Mirror’s Edge 2
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Mirror’s Edge 2, developed by EA Digital Illusions CE (DICE), is the long anticipated sequel to the 2007 parkour hit. Though announced at last year’s E3, DICE has shown their hand with this informative development/gameplay trailer. It was worth the wait just to see Faith kick some serious tail.
Mirror’s Edge 2 will be released for the PC, Mac, XBox One and Playstation 4.
8. Assassin’s Creed Unity
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Assassin’s Creed Unity is the next installment in the wildly successful Ubisoft franchise. This next-gen game, which takes place during the French Revolution, focuses on a four player co-op mode. The game looks breathtakingly beautiful and the multiplayer looks fun, though I find the identical appearance of the assassins to be off-putting. Hopefully there will be a character customization feature.
Assassin’s Creed Unity will be released on October 28 for the PC, XBox One and Playstation 4.
9. Rise of the Tomb Raider
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The sequel to the 2013 Crystal Dynamics reboot, Rise of the Tomb Raider will follow Lara Croft on another dangerous adventure as she grows into the badass treasure hunter she was always meant to be.
Rise of the Tomb Raider will be released in 2015 for the XBox One.
10. Bayonetta 2
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Bayonetta is back, and it looks just as insane as before. Developed by Platinum Games, this sequel will come bundled with the first game, for double the over-the-top violence and sassy quips.
Bayonetta 2 will be released in October for the Wii U.
11. The Order: 1886
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This hotly talked about game, developed by Ready at Dawn and SCE Santa Montica Studio, is about an alternate history London, where a war rages on between an order of knights and a species of werewolf-like creatures. Based on this stunning new E3 trailer, The Order is sure to be an intense experience.
The Order: 1886 will be released on February 20th, 2015 for the Playstation 4.
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Bloodborne is a new game from From Software, the developer of the much beloved Dark Souls series. Visceral and brutal, this new game is likely to be as dark and complicated as it’s predecessors.
Bloodborne will be released in 2015 for the Playstation 4.
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Destiny, developed by Bungie, is a science fiction epic about a group of heroes who must protect humanity from impending extinction. The game is said to be dynamic and evolving, with a multiplayer mode that matches players to each other for a more cohesive experience.
Destiny will be released on September 9th, 2014, for the Playstation 3, Playstation 4, XBox 360, and XBox One.
14. Dragon Age: Inquisition
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Bioware’s sequel to Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age II, Inquisition is said to be bigger, with more exploration, more customization, more decision making, and more dragons.
Dragon Age: Inquisition will be released on October 7th, 2014 for the PC, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, XBox 360, and XBox One.
15. Mass Effect 4
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Speaking of Bioware, they’ve revealed some new information about the next installment in their beloved Mass Effect series. This trailer shows off the updated graphics, open world capacities, and general improvements that one can expect from a next-gen Mass Effect. I’m shivering with anticipation for this one.
Mass Effect 4 (title pending) has yet to be assigned a release date or release platforms.
16. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
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My beloved Nathan Drake is back for one more adventure. This unbelievably detailed debut trailer shows off just how impressive Nate and his environment might look on the Playstation 4. This is going to be the best Uncharted yet.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will be released in 2015 for the Playstation 4.
17. The Legend of Zelda Wii U
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This is what my heart has always desired, and it finally exists. An open world Legend of Zelda game. Little is known about the newest edition to the Nintendo staple yet, but there’s little doubt in my mind that it’s going to be a dream come true.
The Legend of Zelda Wii U (title pending, maybe?) will be released in 2015 for the Wii U.
These don’t even begin to cover all of the amazing new games coming out of this year’s E3. If you have any trailers not on the list that you’d like to share, post them in the comments.