Despite the hardware news this week, E3 2016, In Los Angeles, is still all about the games. For gamers, that means a bounty of new trailers revealing gameplay and cinematic introductions to new worlds. Whether you're a fan of the PC, Xbox One or PlayStation, it's hard not to get excited about what's ahead. Here are all 33 games revealed at E3 2016:
This may be the most buzzed-about trailer coming out of E3 2016. The first game from “Metal Gear Solid” creator Hideo Kojima after his departure from Konami was always going to be a big deal, but then you add some really interesting visuals and a naked Norman Reedus, better known as Daryl from “The Walking Dead,” holding a baby and that's a recipe for success. There is so much symbolism to unpack from the brief trailer that fans will be dissecting the trailer for months. Kojima hints that “Death Stranding” will be an action game, but it could have some sci-fi elements. It will be out for the PS4, but no release date was announced during the PlayStation E3 2016 press conference.
‘God of War’
Kratos is back and he has a son. The new “God of War,” the fourth in the franchise, has made the switch to Norse mythology. The trailer features Kratos training his son to hunt, along with plenty of action scenes to get a feel for the combat. “God of War” will be a PS4 exclusive.
“Ratcher & Clank” and “Sunset Overdrive” developer Insomniac Games showed off this PS4 exclusive at E3 2016. Spider-Man looks great swinging around the city. He has some impressive moves at his disposal to defeat enemies.
‘Horizon Zero Dawn’
The PS4 exclusive was delayed until Feb. 28, 2017, but Sony spent a lot of time showing off gameplay. Viewers follow Aloy as she heads to a corrupt village to defeat a mysterious demon. The trailer highlights a few of her weapons, the ability to mount beasts and construct items.
‘The Last Guardian’
The wait is almost over for “The Last Guardian.” In addition to a new trailer, Sony revealed an Oct. 25 release date for the highly anticipated game from the director of “Ico” an “Shadow of the Colossus.”
‘Resident Evil 7 Biohazard’
The latest chapter in Capcom's survival horror franchise was revealed at the PlayStation E3 2016 press conference. Available for the PS4, Xbox One and PC on Jan. 27, it switches to a first-person perspective on a new in-house game engine called RE Engine. To add even more terror, “Resident Evil 7” will be completely compatible with the PlayStation VR.
‘Detroit: Become Human’
From the developers of “Heavy Rain” comes “Detroit: Become Human,” a game about androids living with humans. The second trailer featured a different android than the one that starred in the game's debut preview at Paris Games Week 2015 in October. The android Connor is faced with talking down a deviant android that has taken a child hostage. The E3 2016 trailer for “Detroit: Become Human” highlighted the many ways the situation could unfold based on a player's actions.
‘Batman: Arkham VR’
Batman is coming to the PlayStation VR. Rocksteady Games will handle the development of “Batman: Arkham VR” as a lunch title for the headset's release in October.
‘Final Fantasy XV’
Square Enix's next entry in its long-running franchise pulled double duty at E3 2016. The “Final Fantasy XV” trailer shown at the Xbox press conference featured Noctis as he participated in the “Trial of Titan.” It's a huge boss battle highlight of the system. The PlayStation press conference revealed a VR mode for “Final Fantasy XV.” The game will be released on Sept. 30.
‘Sea of Thieves’
Rare, developers of “Banjo-Kazooie,” “GoldenEye 007” and “Donkey Kong Country,” revealed the first “Sea of Thieves” gameplay at E3 2016. The multiplayer pirate game puts players in charge of a ship. As the crew, players can drink, fight other pirates and make sure their ship doesn't sink.
‘Forza Horizon 3’
“Forza” heads to Australia with players in charge of the Horizon Festival. The Xbox One and PC exclusive, available Sept. 27, features over 350 cars and plenty of ways to customize races.
Dragons are always a crowd-pleaser. In “Scalebound,” players control Drew and his dragon, both of which are customizable to the player's particular style of play. While Platinum Games is more known for action games, such as “Bayonetta,” “Scalebound” will be more of a role-playing game. The Xbox One and PC exclusive will be released in 2017.
Out in early 2017 for the PS4, Xbox One and PC, “Tekken 7” is an enhanced version of the popular arcade game. The console version will feature a Story Mode and plenty of new characters.
‘Gwent: The Witcher Card Game’
Gwent, a fun card game featured in “The Witcher 3,” is now a stand-alone collectible card game. Xbox One and Windows 10 get the first crack at the closed beta of “Gwent” with a worldwide launch in September.
‘Halo Wars 2’
The real-time strategy spinoff returns Feb. 21, 2017. “Halo Wars 2” puts players in charge of armies of Spartans to battle the Banished.
Some of the best indie games had their moment to shine at the Xbox E3 2016 press conference. “Cuphead,” “Flinthook” and “Stardew Valley” are among titles coming to the Xbox One. “Stardew Valley” will be released by the end of 2016 for the PS4, Xbox One and Wii U.
Available Sept. 13 for the Xbox One and PC, “ReCore” follows Joule as she explores the world filled with robotic companions.
‘Dead Rising 4’
Frank West is back in “Dead Rising 4,” developed by Capcom Vancouver. Fans can expect all the crazy weapon customization that's a staple of the franchise. “Dead Rising 4” will be out in time for the holidays for the Xbox One and PC.
‘We Happy Few’
Set in a dystopian England with the country on the losing side of World War II, citizens cope by taking a drug called Joy. Things get quite interesting when the main character makes the choice to stop taking those happy pills.
Announced at E3 2015, Bethesda delivered the first “Dishonored 2” gameplay at its E3 2016 press conference. Fans got their first look at Emily Kaldwin's supernatural ability.
“Prey 2” is now known as “Prey.” The Arkane Studios team in Austin, Texas, is in charge of the reboot of sorts of the franchise. “Prey” is not a sequel and will take the property in a new direction, according to Bethesda.
After successfully reviving “Doom,” Bethesda is bringing back “Quake” at just the right moment. The fast-paced, multiplayer arena shooting of “Quake Champions” is perfect for eSports.
‘The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’
Bethesda revealed a remastered “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” for the Xbox One and PS4. The special edition of “Skyrim” will include all the previous content along with mod support. It will be released Oct. 28.
“Steep” is an open-world action sports title from Ubisoft that lets players test their skills and challenge their friends to complete some insane tricks.
‘South Park: The Fractured But Whole’
“South Park” turns its sharp, satirical eye on superhero movies. Cartman and crew want to create a billion-dollar comic movie. Players can expect the usual brand of humor when it's released for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC on Dec. 6.
‘Watch Dogs 2’
After its cinematic debut last week, Ubisoft gave fans an in-depth look at “Watch Dogs 2.” At E3 2016, players got to see a Dedsec infiltration mission that showed off the hacking skills of protagonist Marcus Holloway. “Watch Dogs 2” is out for the PS4, Xbox One and PC on Nov. 15.
Ubisoft showed off some “For Honor” gameplay at E3 2016. Players can choose to be a knight, viking or samurai in this hack-and-slash adventure available for PS4, Xbox One and PC on Feb. 14, 2017.
‘Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands’
Ubisoft is bringing its brand of tactical shooter to a fictionalized Bolivia influenced by a powerful cartel. There's plenty of shooting and an open world that will give players the opportunity to explore the country and complete sidequests.
“Battlefield 1” was the star of EA's E3 2016 press conference. The trailer features zeppelins, horses and tanks engaged in massive battles. “Battlefield 1” will be released Oct. 21 for the PS4, Xbox One and PC.
“Titanfall 2” has a single-player campaign to go along with its mulitplayer mode. Grappling hooks and new Titans are also featured in the trailer. “Titanfall 2” will be released Oct. 28 for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
‘Mass Effect Andromeda’
Even though EA made a point of highlighting games that will be released by the end of 2016, the company did show new footage from “Mass Effect Andromeda,” coming in 2017.
‘Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’
Even though it may have been the most downvoted trailer in YouTube history, there are still many players who love the latest “Call of Duty.” At the PlayStation E3 2016 press conference, players got a better look at the action that takes place in space.
‘The Legend of Zelda’
Nintendo previewed a few other games at E3 2016, but it was all about “The Legend of Zelda.” Fans had a great opportunity to see the game in action during Nintendo's live event.