Dozens of press conferences, live streams, demos, and panels later, E3 2017 has finally come to a close. To be frank, this year has been quite the disappointment as the largest video game trade show in the industry. E3 is where video game companies are supposed to unveil new and exciting developments and titles to wow consumers. Yet EA had a disappointing lineup, saved only by Star Wars Battlefront II, and Microsoft delivered several multi-platforms indie games that audiences already knew about (along with a drab name for their undoubtedly powerful console, the "Xbox One X").
Then there was Sony, who did all right, but ended up announcing more titles showing quantity, rather than quality, of games (like, what's wrong with Chun Li's face?). Oh, and don't forget Bethesda's press conference - the disappointment of announcing paid mods as one of the best "new" things from the company at a highly anticipated event can only be rivaled by Konami's cringefest from E3 2010.
But hey, even though EA and Microsoft fell flat on their faces, and Sony kind of tried, Nintendo did not disappoint. Not that Nintendo did a spectacular job, either, but for many gamers, Nintendo won E3 because, well, they just didn't f*ck it up. For your convenience, this is a compilation of the biggest announcements you may have missed from E3 this year. Check out the details below.
- New main series Pokemon RPG games for the Switch console in development by GameFreak. No images or dates announced.
- Super Mario Odyssey. Available: October 27, 2017
- Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. Like Mario Xcom, only cute and hilarious. Available: August 29, 2017
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim officially announced for the Switch.
- Pokken Tournanment DX for the Switch. Available: September 22, 2017
- Pokemon Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon for the 3DS. Available: November 17, 2017
- Pokémon Gold and Silver for the 3DS Virtual Console. Available: September 22, 2017
- Metroid Prime 4 teased for the Switch. In development with new team. No dates announced.
- Xenoblade Chronicles 2 for the Switch. Available: Holidays 2017
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC packs. First one available: June 30, 2017
- Rocket League for the Switch. Available: Fall or Winter of 2017
- Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth for the 3DS. Available: Fall 2017
- Kirby game for the Switch. 4P co-op gameplay teased. Available: 2018
- Yoshi game for the Switch, with Wooly graphics. Available: 2018
- Fire Emblem: Warriors for the Switch. Trailers feature familiar faces from Fates. Available: Fall 2017
- Splatoon 2 for the Switch. Confirmed to be 60fps and 1080p.
- Mario and Luigi Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions for the 3DS. Available: October 6, 2017
- Sonic Forces for the Switch had a demo at E3. Available: Holiday 2017
- Uncharted: The Lost Legacy gameplay demo revealed solid mechanics, characters, and story. Available: August 22, 2017
- Shadow of the Colossus announced as a remake for PS4. Available: 2018
- God of War tentative release date announced with new trailer. Available: 2018
- Destiny 2 release date announced. Available: September 6, 2017
- Gold and Silver Slim PS4s announced. Europe gets both with 500GB, America gets gold only with 1TB. Available: June 2017
- Days Gone gameplay demo and a seven-minute trailer released. No release date announced.
- Spider-Man for PS4 (exclusive) had a gameplay trailer released. Available: 2018
- Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds expansion announced. Available: 2017
- Dissidia Final Fantasy NT for PS4. Available: Spring 2018
- Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown for PS4. Released is delayed, but will include a VR mode for PSVR Available: Spring 2018
- The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim VR for PSVR. Available: November 2017
- XBOX One X announced (official name for Project Scorpio) with 4K resolution and backwards compatibility. $499. Available: November 7, 2017
- Forza Motorsport 7 officially announced for Xbox One, Xbox One X, and PC. Available: October 3, 2017
- Metro Exodus gameplay trailer released for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Was announced at E3 last year. Available: 2018
- Anthem revealed first gameplay footage. No information on platforms. Available: 2018
- PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds coming to Xbox. Available: 2017
- Minecraft is getting unified servers for all platforms except those belonging to Sony. Super Duper Graphics pack with 4K resolution coming in Fall 2017.
- Life is Strange: Before the Storm had a hands-off demo. This is a prequel, as the sequel is currently under development. For PS4, Xbox One, and PC. First episode available: August 31, 2017
- Assassin's Creed: Origins trailer and demo, no information on platforms. Available: October 27 2017
- Ori and the Will of the Wisps officially announced for Xbox One, Xbox One X, and PC, no release date.
- Dragon Ball Fighters Z first look revealed for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Available: Spring 2018
- Sea of Thieves had a new demo for Xbox One and PC. Available: Spring 2018
- State of Decay 2 first gameplay revealed for Xbox One and PC. Available: Spring 2018
- Crackdown 3 has a new gameplay trailer and a release date for Xbox One, Xbox One X, and Windows 10. Available: November 7, 2017
- Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare expansion announced. Available: Fall 2017
- Cuphead finally gets a release date for Xbox One and PC. Available: September 29, 2017
- The Last Night had a new gameplay trailer for Xbox One and PC. Available: 2018
- Black Desert announced as Xbox One exclusive. Available: Spring 2018
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- Star Wars Battlefront 2 had a new gameplay trailer for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Available: November 17, 2017
- Far Cry 5 had two new trailers and a demo. For PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Available: February 27, 2018
- Wolfenstein 2 announced by Bethesda for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Available: October 27, 2017
- Madden 18 released a new trailer that revealed a story mode for PS4 and Xbox One. Available: August 25, 2017
- FIFA 18 released first gameplay trailer for PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch, PS3, and Xbox 360. Available: September 29, 2017
- Need for Speed: Payback dropped first gameplay trailer for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Available: November 11, 2017
- Call of Duty: WWII had second gameplay trailer and demo for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Activision revealed multiplayer. Available: November 3, 2017
- Beyond Good and Evil 2 dropped a new trailer. No release date announced. Platforms unconfirmed.
- The Evil Within 2 first trailer released by Bethesda for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Available: October 13, 2017
- Ubisoft's Skull and Bones had a demo to show gameplay for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. No release date announced. Beta testing underway.
- South Park: Phone Destroyer announced for iOS and Android by Ubisoft. Available: 2017
- A Way Out, a new co-op adventure from the team behind Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, announced for PS4, Xbox One, and Microsoft. Available: early 2018