This year’s E3 is over, and it brought a ton of new announcements and new looks to already announced games.
This is a summary of games or trailers which I liked the most. While the most loaded presentation was hosted by Microsoft this year, there were also other gems. Without any further ado, let’s get to the best of E3 2021.
The Outer Worlds 2
The Outer World 2 was announced with the funniest trailer of E3 2021. We know that the game is coming and what’s the title and that is pretty much it. We’ve seen no gameplay, just some cinematic scenes which may not even appear in the game. Watch the trailer a listen to the voiceover to get the idea.
Forza Horizon 5
Forza series has been for years the gem of Xbox brand. The latest Forza Horizon 5 looks as good as you would expect. And this time we’re going to Mexico. Get ready for vast open world, hundreds of cars and beautiful visuals.
Bethesda, the creator of The Elder’s Scrolls V: Skyrim or Fallout 4, between the others, announced new IP called Starfield. It’s going to be an RPG set among the stars where we embark on a journey to answer humanity’s greatest mystery. It’s no surprise that’s it is coming exclusively to Xbox Series X/S and PC, since the Bethesda was acquired by Microsoft. We’ve seen no gameplay yet and probably won’t see for some time, because Starfield is scheduled to launch in 11. 11. 2022.
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was the first title I played on Nintendo Switch and one of the best games I’ve ever played. Therefore, I can’t wait for its sequel which looks as stunning as the first game. Trailer showed the same setting, some new tricks and a glimpse of a plot. But there is still one year of waiting left.
George R. R. Martin (A Song of Ice and Fire) helped with the creation of the world in the Elden Ring. And it looks dark and menacing. No wonder it’s being developed by From Software, the studio behind nerve-wracking titles like Demon’s Souls, Dark Souls or Bloodborne. It’s only expected Elden Ring is going to be ruthless and bringing death from behind every corner. It looks great though, but no, I have no plans to play it. I rather keep my sanity.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl
I’ve been a fan of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl and its two expansions. They offered great gameplay, absorbing atmosphere and open world to discover. It took 12 years to come with a sequel. But S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl seems to be worth the wait. Suffocating atmosphere of nuclear catastrophe can still be felt and visually the game looks stunning.
Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope
One of the surprise announcements of E3 2021 was the title Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, a sequel to a funny crossover of Nintendo and Ubisoft worlds. If this turn-based tactical game is going to be as good as the first one, count me in.
Indie games were also present at the E3 2021, and Somerville caught my attention. It’s a debut title by the studio Jumpship, which was co-founded by Dino Patti, former co-founder of studio Playdead, known for the games Limbo and Inside. And Somerville definitely has Inside vibes.
It’s been some time since we’ve seen new Metroid Game. Nintendo announced Metroid Dread and it’s going to be released this October. The game itself will be fast-paced side scrolling shooter set in a foreign planet.