There won't be a new console this year at E3 - except maybe a Switch Pro ahead of the show - but expect a flood of announcements from publishers.
A deluge of announcements at Nintendo
The Japanese giant could announce alongside E3 a Switch Pro, equipped with an OLED screen and capable of displaying images in 4K. A notable gain in comfort which should not however change its strategy. Do not expect masses of titles from third-party publishers. The best-selling games on Switch are Nintendo productions. And this year again, Big N will have a nice line-up to present. The rumor is about a new
, a new
and a new
What's interesting is that in addition to its 40-minute keynote, Nintendo will be holding a special three-hour event this year during which it will present some of its games in detail with gameplay footage.
Logic would have it that the announcements follow one another during the Direct and that Nintendo finally lifts the veil on certain games already announced such as the new
, the new
, the sequel to
Zelda: Breath of the Wild
during this event.
As usual, we can also expect around twenty announcements from third-party publishers and independent studios concerning ports to the Nintendo console.
The meeting is set for June 15, at 6 p.m.
Bandai Namco: Elden Ring headlining
The publisher Bandai Namco should present its line-up of novelties at E3. New trailers are expected for
The Dark Pictures: House of Ashes
and the new
. Potentially, to one or the other classified ad. There hasn't been a
in a while and it wouldn't be surprising if the publisher presented us with a new fighting game at the show. But the title that everyone will watch will undoubtedly be
, the new game from
From Software (Dark Souls)
, which espouses an open-world formula.
We expect a full demo.
However, one question remains unanswered: will the title be presented during the publisher's keynote or during the Microsoft event?
The appointment is set for June 15.
Microsoft x Bethesda: major announcements expected
This year, Xbox could well steal the show with its armada of very large licenses.
Microsoft is making a strong comeback in the world of gaming.
The American giant bought the publisher Bethesda for more than 7.5 billion dollars.
Five major titles should be presented during the keynote on June 13. We of course expect to see more Halo Infinite, the reboot of the franchise. The rumor also evokes the announcement and presentation of a new
, this time based in Mexico. At least one other major title already announced should be presented in more detail. The possibilities are numerous here:
State of Decay 3
. In addition to this trio of shock, we also expect at least two big announcements.
The first could concern the new project of The Coalition, the studio behind the last episodes of the
Gears of War
. Rumor has it The Coalition is working on a new license. This could be present at the show.
The second concerns a collaboration with a third-party studio. Like its rival Sony, Microsoft is buying exclusives from third-party studios to strengthen its catalog. The rumor recently evoked a collaboration with IO Interactive. However, it is unlikely that this title will be revealed so soon. Last year, Microsoft presented
. We expect a few more announcements of this type at the event again, potentially with one or the other big surprise.
The real unknown concerns Bethesda.
The publisher is working on the next installment of the
, a new
, a game based on the
, but it is not impossible that several new games will be presented. during the show.
We also expect
, still in beta, new content for
Sea of Thieves
and an announcement of a release date for
The Gamepass should also welcome its share of new games announced by third-party publishers.
The meeting is set for June 13, at 7 p.m.
Square-Enix: very mysterious announcements
Among the third-party publishers to keep an eye on at the event, Square-Enix is undoubtedly at the top of the list of those who might surprise us.
Part of the publisher's catalog is already known.
We know that he should present a new trailer for the next
Life is Strange at the show
We also know that the publisher is betting very big on its
: expect something new from
Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker
Final Fantasy XVI
, and potentially a third complementary game: your choice is an action-RPG from the Team Ninja or the second part of the
Final Fantasy VII
The rest of the line-up promises to be much more surprising.
We expect to learn more about the very mysterious
, presented briefly a year ago.
Square-Enix should also lift the veil on the new project of Eidos Montreal, the studio behind
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
The appointment is set for June 13, at 9.15 p.m.
And all the others…
Electronic Arts will be holding a special event on July 22, where it is expected to showcase its new
. Logically, several other titles should also be present, among which
and perhaps also a new single-player
Warner Bros. will organize its first keynote at E3 this year. The publisher should present its entire catalog of new games, including
Back 4 Blood
. We also don't rule out a little surprise from the creators of
- potentially, an
. The event is set for June 13.
Ubisoft will reveal more about its games already announced with
Far Cry 6
Prince of Persia
Rainbow Six Quarantine
. Some small surprises cannot be ruled out with the presentation of the next game from Massive Games, based on the
, and most certainly a new add-on for
Assassin's Creed Valhalla
. No big announcement, however, a priori. The event is set for June 12 at 9 p.m.
Koch Media could surprise with some nice announcements.
The publisher is not used to being talked about a lot at E3 but its release schedule is light and we know that an impressive number of games should be published by Koch in 2021 / 2022. He does not It is not impossible that a new
We expect something new from THQ Nordic with potentially the presentation of a new
or a new
If there's one publisher that can surprise you this year, it's Koch Media.
His conference will be held on June 11.
) should present a new license
Activision, Capcom, SEGA, Amazon, 2K Games will not organize a keynote but will present at least one title during the event
Sony has no plans to hold a keynote this year, but at least one PS5 game is slated to premiere on June 10 during Summer Game Fest.
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