The biggest announcements from E3 2017
The Electronic Entertainment Expo, commonly known as E3, is an annual video game conference and is a yearly highlight for gaming enthusiasts around the world.
It is thought to be the world’s biggest gaming news expo and huge announcements are made every year by numerous companies.
Before this year’s event started, Microsoft unveiled its new device, the Xbox One X. And since then, there have been many big announcements. We’ll take you through all the best:
Not only is Skyrim coming to the Nintendo Switch, it was confirmed that it will be coming to PlayStation VR. Skyrim: Elder Scrolls V VR will launch this November and, according to Wired, the trailer featured “epic battles, beautiful landscapes and an array of weapons and powers”.
There was no explanation as to how the controls will work and there was also no word on whether it will appear on other VR platforms or whether it will be a full version of the game or simply a trimmed-down VR version.
Super Mario Odyssey
Nintendo used to reign supreme as the champion of consoles. However, it lost its way and was replaced in popularity by the Xbox and PlayStation. But it seems 2017 might be the comeback year for Nintendo. The Switch surpassed the company’s expectations. And now the company seems keen to reach the heights of the Wii, which sold over 100 million units during its eight-year lifespan.
And to do this, Nintendo is bringing back the company’s most famous character. Yes, that’s right. The Italian plumber is back with Super Mario Odyssey.
A new trailer shown at E3 revealed the 3D game will feature levels including underwater worlds to the age of dinosaurs. The company also announced the release date, which is set for 27 October.
Shadow of the Colossus is being remade for PS4
At Sony’s press conference, the company revealed Bluepoint is remaking Shadow of the Colossus for PS4.
According to Kotaku, “this is a full-on remake, loaded with all the visual bells and whistles you’d expect on a modern console.”
You’ve got a bit of a wait until you can get your hands on the remade version though, with Sony saying it won’t be released until 2018.
Beyond Good & Evil 2
Ubisoft’s event ended with big news – the company is finally working on Beyond Good & Evil 2.
A sequel to Michel Ancel’s 2003 game was first announced years ago, and since then fans had started to give up on it coming to fruition.
But the CGI trailer Ubisoft shared at the end of its conference shows the company is finally getting serious about releasing the game.
While details remain thin, and fans still aren’t likely to see the finished game for a while, the publisher did reveal that the game will be a prequel set before the birth of first game’s protagonist. This opens the game up to a whole range of possible narratives and it is sure to be a hit when it’s finally released.