Last and certainly not least for the countless E3 conferences that streamed today, comes Sony. Who like Microsoft had a lot to show in relation to console exclusives for the PlayStation 4. From the expected, like Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, to the new, like Horizon: Zero Dawn, to even the long forgotten but always asked about, The Last Guardian, Sony clearly set out to impress their many fans. Also, I can't count past three.
Just to push the amount of awesome looking new games that is humanly possible to see in a single day to ridiculous levels, comes highlights from the Ubisoft press conference. Held earlier today, click through to see a new look at The Division, Assassin's Creed Syndicate, Rainbow Six: Siege, plus a glimpse of newly announced titles like For Honor and Ghost Recon Wildlands.
The amount of conferences being held each year at E3 can get a little confusing. Here's one about games for your console. Now, here's one about games for all the consoles. Plus PC. Okay, so not at all confusing. When it comes to the big players in game publishing, EA need no introduction. And their E3 2015 line-up was definitely impressive. Mass Effect, Star Wars, Mirror's Edge, Need for Speed, and more! Click through for all the highlights.
In a weird turn of events that not only saw the reemergence of The Last Guardian (now on PS4), and the existence of a Final Fantasy VII remake coming from Square Enix, the Sony E3 conference also had one especially weird and unexpected announcement. The return of Shenmue! The cult Sega Dreamcast series of games that blended fighting, role-playing, and simulation with cinematic continent-spanning storytelling. In the late '90s no less. What's even weirder is that Shenmue III isn't being published by Sony. Instead series creator Yu Suzuki used the Sony Conference to launch a crowd-funding Kickstarter campaign.
Like with Mass Effect: Andromeda, the trailer for Mirror's Edge Catalyst is purely cinematic. But thanks to the use of the Frostbite engine, what we see is representative (in a way) of what the final game will look like. And in this case, that's something kind of like the original. But with a bigger, broader, and more intense scope.
At EA's E3 press conference earlier today, came the cinematic debut of Mass Effect: Andromeda from BioWare. The latest entry in the critically acclaimed sci-fi series that will take place in an entirely new galaxy (Andromeda for those a bit slow on the uptake) and feature a brand new cast of characters.
While we're frantically newsing all of the E3 announcements and trailers, it turns out we have writers on the ground over at the event as well, including long-time contributor and OPSM Australia editor Adam "Grizz" Mathew who took to the long-gestating Tom Clancy's The Division for us at a special pre-E3 Ubisoft event.
A surprise announcement at Microsoft's E3 conference was definitely the existence of ReCore, a new game from Keiji Inafune and the makers of Metroid Prime. And with that sort of pedigree it's no wonder that's exactly how this new Xbox One exclusive is being billed. But apart from the trailer, which depicts a futuristic existence where a girl and her robot dog run into a bit of futuristic robot trouble, not much else is known about the game.
A brand new game from Rare that isn't Kinect-related is not only well overdue, but something we haven't seen for a long, long time. With today's announcement of Sea of Thieves for Xbox One, Rare are back, and they've returned in style. A multiplayer online pirate adventure game, the debut trailer for Sea of Thieves definitely buckles all the right swashes. And in all the right places.