The Microsoft E3 presentation kicked off with a cinematic in-engine alpha trailer for Starfield. They conformed that the game releases on November 11th for Xbox Series X|S, and PC.
During the Microsoft E3 Press conference Psychonauts 2 was revealed. It is the long-awaited sequel to the classic that debuted on the original Xbox. The game will be coming August 26th to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows 10 PC, and Xbox Cloud Gaming.
During the Ubisoft Forward E3 presentation more information was give on Ubisoft’s upcoming open-world action sports game Rider’s Republic. Registration for the multiplayer beta opens begins soon with the full game set to release on September 2nd.
Rider’s Republic will release on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
During the Ubisoft Forward E3 presentation Ubisoft announced that Rocksmith+is coming later this year. This will be a subscription service that teaches guitar using a catalogue of hundreds of songs. The service will allow people to use their phones as a microphone to record the notes as they play so acoustic guitars and electric guitars with amps can be used with the service.
The service will let members watch lesson videos, control the speed of songs so they can learn the notes at their own pace, there will also be forums where members can ask for helps and tips.
Registration for the closed beta on PC has opened today, with the full service scheduled to roll out later this year.
During today’s Ubisoft Forward E3 presentation Rainbow Six Extraction was shown off in a cinematic trailer, followed by a short gameplay demo. In the story the parasitic lifeform from Rainbow Six Siege has evolved further and taken over sever points around North America. It is up to the operators to infultrate these points and gather information to develop new technologies that can stop this threat.
The gameplay has an extraction system where where players are downed the operators that they play as become captured and all of the upgrades and items they have gained are lost. The player must then mount a mission to extract the captured operator to gain them back as a playable character.
Rainbow Six Extraction releases on September 17 2021 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S
Today Nintendo and Ubisoft revealed a sequel to the hit crossover tactical RPG Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle. Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope is coming to Nintendo Switch in 2022. This game sees the characters travel into outer space and meet new Rabbid versions of Super Mario characters including a Rabbid Rosaline and Rabbid Lumas called Sparks.
During today’s Ubisoft Forward E3 presentation a cinematic trailer and a gameplay trailer were released for the game. The trailers show that classic super Mario enemies like Bob-Ombs will show up as enemies in the game alongside the various Rabbid enemies. The character movement and attacks are revamped and some new moves are shown off.
Today Team Salvato announced Doki Doki Literature Club Plus. This is an updated version of the 2017 hit freeware visual novel, Doki Doki Literature club. This version has updated HD graphics, new art, new content in the form of side stories, and features like a music player and art gallery.
The game will have 6 side stories that expand on the relationships between the characters. There will be a total of 6 stories, one for each pair of characters. The stories are set outside of the timeline of the main story and tell how the literature club members first met and how their friendships developed. These stories were written by series creator Dan Salvato and will feature new art and music.
The music player will feature all of the music from the main game, as well as the new music created for the side stories. Team Salvato brought on composer Nikki Kaelar to work with Dan on new music for the side stories. Two guest tracks from World of Warcraft composer Jason Hayes, and singer Azuria Sky are also included in the soundtrack.
The Gallery mode will feature over 100 pieces of art that unlock as players progress through the game. This includes art from the original game as well never-before-seen concept art, and the new updated game art from the side stories.
Doki Doki Literature Club Plus releases on June 30th for PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S
A limited Physical Edition will be available on PlayStation and Nintendo Switch this edition includes:
- Nintendo Switch Exclusive: Poem notebook inner coversheet
- 2” Character Standees – Set of 4
- Full Soundtrack Download Code – Printed on Floppy Shaped Card
- Vinyl Sticker Sheet – Set of 17 Stickers
- Doki Doki Literature Club Membership Card
- Exclusive Special Poem Written by Monika
Today marks the first day of the 2021 Summer Games Fest. The showcase was created by Geoff Keighley last year after E3 2020 was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. E3 2021 is taking place this year, and many of the announcements from that show will me mirrored on the Summer Games fest presentations for the next week. The show promises several game announcements throughout the summer.
The show started with the announcement of Tiny Tina’s Wonderland, a spin-off from the popular Borderlands series. The game stars Tiny Tina and expands on the fantasy themes from the Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep DLC in Bordarland’s 2. Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is scheduled for release in early 2022.
The next reveal was Metal Slug Tactics, a Tactical RPG spin on the 90s 2D-shooter Metal Slug.
Death Stranding: Directors Cut was announced for PlayStation 5, a full reveal for the game will be coming in the following weeks.
The next game reveal was Jurassic World Evolution 2 which will be coming to PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X later this year.
A small trailer for Sable was played, and the game was announced for release on September 23, 2020.
The next thing shown was a premier trailer for the Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War | Warzone Season Four begins June 17th. There will be a Twitch Rivals tournament to celebrate the start of Season Four.
New content will be coming to Among Us in the future including a Hide and Seek game mode, the new roles Sheriff and Scientist, new colors, a new map, visor customization, and achievements.
Sony announced a new indie game, Chicory: A Colorful Tale, would release today on PlayStation Store.
Salt and Sacrifice, the Sequel to the 2D action RPG Platformer Salt and Sanctuary, will be releasing in 2022 on PC, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5.
Chivalry II release trailer was shown, the game is available now on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PS4 & PS5
New content is coming to Escape from Tarkov, the trailer reveals a new map and a new APC vehicle.
Two Point Campus is a sequel to Two Point Hospital. The game has a college campus as the setting, and releases on all platforms later this year.
The Smite x Stranger Things battle pass is coming soon and will feature a collection of Stranger Things skins for the gods in the game, as well as a new Upside Down Arena Map.
Prime Matter is a new publishing studio from Koch Media that has a selection of upcoming titles:
- Payday 3 (coming in 2023)
- King’s Bounty II (a turn-based strategy game coming in August)
- Encased ( a Fallout-style RPG releasing in September)
- Scars Above (a sci-fi action game due in 2022)
- Project: Echoes of the End (a third-person action-adventure game using Unreal Engine 5)
- Dolmen (a third-person action RPG due in 2022)
- Final Form (a post-cyberpunk FPS with 3-player co-op)
- The Chant (an action-horror game coming in 2022)
- Gungrave G.O.R.E. (a third-person action shooter releasing in 2022)
- The Last Oricru (an action RPG coming in 2022)
- Crossfire: Legion (a futuristic RTS due in 2022)
- A new game in the Painkiller series release TBD
The Anacrusis is a team shooter where players fight against horse of aliens. The game is coming to PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.
New World is an open-world MMO from Amazon Games. The closed beta starts June 20th and the full release comes in August.
Rocket League is crossing over with Fast and the Furious to being a set of vehicles from the films to the game to celebrate the Fast 9 film. The bundle releases on June 17th.
Vampire The Masquerade: Blood Hunt is a new team-shooter based on the Vampire: The Masquerade series. The alpha is set to begin later this year and sign-ups are open now.
From the studio behind Until Dawn, and Man from Medan comes House of Ashes. This game releases on October 22 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.
A trailer for Tales of Arise was shown, there will be more info on the game in the coming weeks.
A port of the 2019 game Sky: Children of the Light is coming to Nintendo Switch at the end of June, and a season based on the book The Little Prince is set to begin July 6.
Indie puzzle-cinematic game Planet of Lana is coming in 2022 to PC and Xbox.
A trailer showing the new designs for Baptiste and Sombra in Overwatch 2 was shown. It was also confirmed that the game play will be 5v5 team format.
A game play video for the upcoming Dungeons and Dragons Dark Alliance was shown. The game releases June 22.
Gen: Lock themed content is coming to Paladins in July of 2021
A Story trailer for the upcoming Nintendo Switch game Monster Hunter Stories 2 was revealed. The game launches later this month.
Wave Break, an arcade skateBOATING game is coming to PC and Nintendo Switch on June 11. The game features a song from Weezer’s new album.
The roguelite tactical action game Endless Dungeon is releasing on all platforms.
Insomniac games announced a Twitch stream for the first hour of Rachet and Clank: Rift Apart.
A small interview with the actor that plays the villain in FarCry 6.
Fall Guys announced that a costume of 2B from Neir Atonoma is coming to the game.
A trailer was shown for Kaedehara Kazuha, a new character coming to Genshin Impact.
A new trailer for Back 4 Blood was shown, in the trailer a new boss enemy is revealed.
A new demo for the indie isometric action adventure Tunic is coming to Xbox next week.
A new trailer for the co-op action adventure survival game Tribes of Midgar was shown.
A reveal trailer for Evil Dead The Game the game was shown, the game play is co-op and player vs player as they take on the roles of iconic heroes and villains from the Evil Dead series.
The stream closed out with the much-anticipated reveal of From Software’s Elden Ring, it was revealed that the game is coming January 21st 2022 to PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S
This weekend the YouTuber Dashie of DashieGames premiered the final episode of his long-running Super Mario Maker series. In the video Dashie started by assuring his viewers that it is not the end of Mario Maker content on the channel, and that this only marks the end of the regular weekly series where Dashie has been uploading his Super Mario Maker every week. Future Super Mario Maker content will be less regimented. The series started back in 2015 with the original Super Mario Maker on the Nintendo Wii U, and with the release of Super Mario Maker 2 in 2019 for Nintendo Switch, Dashie moved on to that game for the series.
Dashie’s unique blend of humor, perseverance, and skill has led the series to become incredibly popular netting hundreds of thousands to millions of viewers each video. Over it’s 6-year run Dashie has produced around 300 episodes, and become one of the most renown streamers of Super Mario Maker content. Over the years his fans have created and submitted thousands of levels for Dashie to play. Dashie’s Super Mario Maker content inspired many others to start streaming user-created levels. At his time Dashie has said to expect that there may not be any Super Mario Maker content coming in the next month, and the next time he plays it might be a live stream or, a video depending on what he decides.
The Sonic Central is a new Nintendo Direct-styled streaming presentation for Sonic The Hedgehog news from Sega. Today the stream announced that lots of new games, merchandise, and content will be releasing throughout the year in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Sonic The Hedgehog.
The first announcement was a Sonic Symphony streaming concert that will have an orchestra playing songs from throughout the history of the Sonic video games. The concert will also feature performances from the Sonic rock stars Crush 40 and DJing from series composer Tomoya Ohtani. The concert will be streamed for free on June 23rd in celebration of Sonic’s birthday. There will be a preview during the Summer Game Fest.
The next announcement was that there will be a Sonic the Hedgehog skin in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Official Video Game. Players will be able to wear the Sonic skin as they compete in all of the events. The game is set to release June 22 on PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam.
Next they announced some Sonic characters skins and decorations coming to the game Two Point Hospital. The DLC will contain skins of Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy. There will also be Sonic Arcade machines and carpet decorations. The Sonic Pack will be free to download and releases July 30th.
Next it was announced that a perfect recreation of the 1996 fighting game Sonic Fighters will be playable in the Sega arcades in the upcoming action game Lost Judgement. The game releases September 24th for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.
The section on collaborations ended with a hint that there will be Sonic The Hedgehog the,ed content coming to Minecraft. More announcements on this and other collaborations will come later this year.
The next announcement was an HD Remaster of the 2010 Nintendo Wii hit Sonic Colors. The game is available for pre-order now, and it scheduled to release on September 7 2021. Those that pre-order will get a Baby Sonic key chain from Sonic The Hedgehog: The Movie they will also access a Digital Deluxe version that contains more Sonic Movie themed in-game content.
To celebrate the release of Sonic Colors Ultimate Sega will be releasing a series of short-form animations telling a new Sonic Colors story titled Sonic Colors Rise of the Wisps. The first episode releases this summer.
The next reveal was that there is a compilation game of Sonic The Hedgehog, Sonic The Hedgehog 2, Sonic The Hedgehog 3, Sonic & Knuckles, and Sonic CD. The collection will have new content and features added to the games, it is scheduled to release in 2022 on all platforms.
This month a event is coming to Sonic Dash where players have the chance to get the Pirate Sonic and Captain Shadow characters, as well as other birthday-themed content.
Super Sonic will be coming to Sonic Forces mobile as a playable character. And later this year an event that allows players to create their own private online matches will be coming to the game for a limited time. This Halloween the werehog from Sonic Unleashed will coming as a playable character.
Sonic Racing mobile will have a classic mode where players race as classic Sonic characters on maps inspired by the classic Sonic games.
Some more details on the upcoming Netflix animated series Sonic Prime were revealed. The show is being made by Man of Action, the creative team behind Ben 10 and other animation. The story will involve Sonic and his friends trying to stop Dr. Eggman in a mysterious shattered universe. The series will be coming in 2022 and the first season is confirmed to be 24 episodes.
The presentation ended with a teaser trailer for the new Sonic the Hedgehog game from Sonic Team coming in 2022.