Our Favourite Games Announced at E3 2021

Our Favourite Games Announced at E3 2021

By Maii Sabilano

E3 2021 didn’t disappoint with big announcements from Xbox, Nintendo, Ubisoft, Bethesda, Square Enix, and several indie developers. With some very recognizable titles, E3 2021 gave us long-awaited updates on the biggest games of 2021, including Breath of the Wild 2, Halo Infinite, and Rainbow Six.

Here are some of our favourites from the announcements:

Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNAhxl0uYQw

Nintendo revealed a trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2, along with a 2022 release window. The skies of Hyrule will be explorable in the sequel, as Link is shown in the trailer navigating the space.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Wii U

 

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PnAnIT4f68&ab_channel=IGN

Square Enix finally revealed the rumored Guardians of the Galaxy game, to be released on October 26th, 2021. You’ll be playing exclusively as Star-Lord, however, the game features the rest of the Guardians from the MCU – Gamora, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, and Drax. What’s cool is that the game will retain the film’s musical aesthetic with classic music from the ’80s, including Iron Maiden, Kiss, and Wham.

Platforms: PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC

 

Avatar: Frontiers Of Pandora

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYQ8S5xtY68&ab_channel=ONEMedia

Ubisoft’s Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora will put players in the role of an unnamed Na’vi on a journey across the planet. The trailer, a cinematic living up to the initial isual awe from the feature film, shows off the world of Pandora, and teases some gameplay. Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is set to release in 2022.

Platforms:  PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, PC, Google Stadia, and Amazon Luna

 

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=no-MCGxZcsQ&ab_channel=FINALFANTASY

Developed by Ninja Gaiden and Nioh studio Team Ninja, Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin is a new take on the classic series. While Stranger of Paradise “feels different,” creative producer Tetsuya Nomura says “there’s no doubt that the blood of Final Fantasy runs through its veins.” Stranger of Paradise has an estimated release date of 2022.

Platforms: PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC

 

 

Halo Infinite 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4i86Ckj8xKk&ab_channel=HALO

Microsoft showed off the Halo Infinite, the upcoming sixteenth Halo game, as it picks up the story of Master Chief following Guardians. Microsoft confirmed its next-generation Halo game will launch this fall. The company showed some new footage of the game and said the game will be free to download.

Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, Microsoft Windows

 

 

Elden Ring

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ri_a70HWMs&ab_channel=GameClips

A title initially announced at E3 2019, Elden Ring is finally announced to be released on January 21, 2022. This new fantasy game by FromSoftware is particularly exciting, given that it’s directed by Hidetaka Miyazaju, who is notorious for titles like the Souls series. What’s more exciting is that George R.R. Martin, creator of Game of Thrones, is behind worldbuilding.

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S

 

 

Lost Ark

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Udwbd5X0zbg&ab_channel=IGN

This title was released in South Korea in 2018, and during E3, it was announced that it will finally be available in North America! The Diablo-esque game features a fair amount of different classes, amazing aeshetic, and some interesting gameplay with no two classes to be played the same. 

Platform: Microsoft Windows

 

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Extraction

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFzsANuSbdw&ab_channel=Ubisoft

Ubisoft also announced that Rainbow Six: Extraction will be launching September 16th. The first-person tactical PvE shooter will feature many of Siege’s operators returning, including Ela, Lion, Vigil, Hibana, and Ash, to stop the spread of the deadly Chimera parasite. Players will fight their way through a horde of invading aliens.

Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Amazon Luna, Google Stadia, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S

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Which title are you most excited about?

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