The meat of E3 2021 is behind us now, the large slabs of divine gaming sinew have been carved up and served to us over the course of a week’s conferences. Of course, more will dribble in over the coming weeks, but for the large part E3 2021 is over. If you want to catch up with all the announcements from the first few conferences we have a recap over here. For all the announcements from the last few days of E3 2021, read on.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
A huge surprise for E3 2021 was the announcement that Eidos Montreal, those hardy developers behind the latter-day Deus Ex games and the Avengers title, have got a Guardians of the Galaxy game in the works for us.
It’s going to be single player, full of adventure and combat based around leading your companions into battle. It’ll also see decisions made in conversations have consequences for the game’s story. The main surprise isn’t that this exists, it’s that it looks so good – it might be just what we’re looking for from a Marvel game. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy will launch on October the 26th, 2021.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel
The other largest announcement from the latter end of E3 2021 was Nintendo showing off nearly two minutes of a Breath of the Wild sequel.
Coming in 2022, it’ll be set in the skies of Hyrule as well as on land, possibly tying in Skyloft and the other floating islands we see in games placed early in the Zelda history such as Skyward Sword. We don’t have many details to go on just yet, but if it’s anything like Breath of the Wild, this sequel might be the biggest game of 2022.
Square Enix’s conference focused on many of their main gaming pillars, showing off some of the names that have brought Square Enix into households across the globe. Here’s what they had to announce this year:
Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster
The first six Final Fantasy games are getting remakes for mobile and PC, with an aim to make their visuals as close as possible to their original appearances. What makes this special is that many of these games haven’t really been released in the west before, and some of the games (we’re looking at you, Final Fantasy VI), have been poorly served by ports before.
Legend of Mana
This remake of Legend of Mana will be released on June the 24th, 2021. We’ve already got an article all about it – check it out!
The Cosmic Cube is coming to Marvel’s Avengers, with the Scientist Supreme making an appearance. After that we can expect to see Wasteland Patrol release for the game, featuring a new patrol mode for players to explore. Also announced was the War for Wakanda expansion which will see Black Panther become playable, you’ll be able to get your hands on this expansion for free later this year.
The next game from PlatinumGames has their trademark attention to combat included in spades. This single to 4 player co-op fantasy dungeon crawler has no release date yet, but will come to PS4, PS5, and PC.
Life Is Strange Remastered Collection
Time to go back in time to a remastered version of the original Life is Strange. You’ll be able to go back to Arcadia Bay on September the 30th, 2021.
Life Is Strange: True Colors
The next full Life is Strange game is titled True Colors. You’ll play as psychic Alex Chen who uses her empath powers to look into people’s emotions as you investigate your brother’s death. Life is Strange: True Colors launches on September the 10th, 2021.
Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin
Finally, we have Strange of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin. This combat-based Final Fantasy game is being developed by Team Ninja, and you can get your hands on the PS5 demo right now.
PC Gaming Show
Time to leave those consoles behind for a bit as we take a look at everything announced during this years’ PC Gaming Show.
This fantasy action battle royale game looks set to revitalise the genre with extra traversal options such as grappling hooks and extreme parkour.
Dodgeball Academia is a sport based RPG where you play as rookie dodgeball player Otto. Form the ultimate team across eight episodes and level up Otto and your players on your path to victory.
What if Splatoon were about food? That’s the question at the heart of RAWMEN, as you throw soup and other foodstuffs about in a splattery battle for supremacy.
We got to see a little more of the ambitious strategy game Humankind, with details of beta access via Twitch drops and even the chance to fight against esports presenter Frankie Ward’s avatar.
They Always Run
As Aidan, a three armed mutant, you’ll hunt bounties across the galaxy. This 2D platformer is set in a space-western setting, and looks fun and frantic.
Orcs Must Die 3
The Orcs Must Die series is a brilliant combination of combat and tower defence, and now the third game in the series is coming to PC on July the 23rd after a year on Google Stadia.
Dying Light 2
We got a few more details about Dying Light 2 which is releasing on December the 7th, 2021. You’ll be playing as main character Aiden searching for your sister, Mia, in this extremely post-apocalyptic world.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong
There seems to be a lot of Vampire: The Masquerade this year. Swansong is a narrative based RPG that sees you playing as three vampires as you decide the fate of Boston for vampires – and other creatures – alike.
Inspired by giant monsters such as kaiju, Gigabash sees up to four players unleash chaos on an unsuspecting world.
Traverse back and forward through time and interact with your past self in Lemnis Gate. This multiplayer game sees you work to outwit foes not only in the present, but in the past.
Next Space Rebels
Everyone wants to go to the stars, surely. In Next Space Rebels you’ll embrace the dream to go beyond as you build ever more complex rockets in a race to reach space.
One hundred years after the Great Plague the world still struggles to rebuild. In War Tales you’ll explore a grim open world as a mercenary, fighting for survival and building a fledgling force to be reckoned with.
Manage your space station as you try to lead humanity to a new home out there in space. Research technology, keep the lights on, and fight against the terrors of the unknown in Ixion.
FAR: Changing Tides
FAR: Lone Sails was a quiet joy, now FAR: Changing Tides looks to repeat that winning formula but this time on the oceans rather than on a land-boat.
This village management sim sees you look after your townspeople as you encourage them to make effective families and learn how to be happy as you build a thriving town, generation after generation.
It’s dark, you’re lonely, and it’s very cold outside your suit. Silt is set in the depths of the oceans where you solve puzzles to uncover hidden mysteries.
Hello Neighbor 2
Sometimes the familiar is the most creepy thing. Hello Neighbor 2 sees you outwit your neighbours as you sneak through their houses, the problem is the AI has been severely upgraded – meaning they now learn how to counter you.
Inspired by Thief and the other great immersive sims, Gloomwood is set in a grim Victorian-esque city where you must use your wits, and tools, to survive against all odds.
This souls-like sees you play as two sisters, Briar and Lute, as you fight to defeat an evil invasion. With deep combat and satisfying combos, Soulstice looks like it might scratch that Dark Souls itch.
Warhammer 40K: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters
The Grey Knights are coming to this sequel to 1998’s Chaos Gate, hunt down daemons and defend the Imperium in this brand new Warhammer 40,000 game.
The world may have ended but as a former operative you have the skills to survive. This MMO sees you exploring a mysterious Soviet island as you work to save the last surviving members of humanity.
Chop trees, herd animals, fish, and race against time as you work to gather essential materials in this mashup between Overcooked! and Stardew Valley.
You are the troll warrior and you must descend into the depths of the Durnar to find the answers you seek. In this ever-changing rogue-like, you’ll gather new weapons and mutate your form to become strong enough to survive.
You’ve returned to the Earth after a long time away only to discover a few things have gone wrong: it’s the 1990s for a start and also you’ve shrunk to almost nothing. Oh, and everyone’s gone missing. Explore this puzzle platformer and try to find out just what the heck has happened.
The latest game from RocketWerks founder Dean Hall, Icarus sees you explore, gather resources, and try to survive on a mysterious planet where terraforming has gone terribly wrong.
This cyberpunk turn-based RPG sees you explore a jungle colony, deciding your own path and taking a custom squad with you as you dive into the city’s secrets.
Combining cosmic horrors with that staple of all good games – shotguns, Death Trash is a combination of old-school RPG with modern action principles.
Songs Of Conquest
Manage your kingdom as you strategize your next move. Songs of Conquest is a mix of RPG and turn-based strategy as you recruit troops, wield deadly magic, and try to keep your kingdom thriving.
You’ve escaped and now you’re making your own life on the edge of civilisation on a lawless station. Explore, recruit friends, and build a new future in this RPG / management sim mashup.
Project Warlock 2
Old school shooters don’t get any more stylish than Project Warlock 2, face off against deadly demons with explosive weapons in 90s-inspired levels.
We got a relatively slim conference from Capcom this year at E3 2021, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to be excited about. Here’s what they had to show off:
Resident Evil Village
We don’t have many details to go on but we did see a little spooky action as part of this teaser for the upcoming Resident Evil Village DLC. In addition, Resident Evil Re:Verse is a standalone multiplayer game which will be included for free in all future – and past – purchases of Resident Evil Village. Re:Verse launches in July, 2021.
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin
You’ll be able to get your hands on Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin sooner rather than later with a free trial coming on June the 25th. In addition, Capcom dropped the story trailer for the game, which will fully launch on July the 9th, 2021.
Monster Hunter Rise
The June / July update for Monster Hunter Rise was shown off, showing that it’ll involve a collaboration with Wings of Ruin with a Tsukino Palico layered armour set. The 3.1 update will launch on June the 24th, 2021.
The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles
Need more of the Ace Attorney series in your life? You’ll be able to dive into The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles on July the 29th, 2021.
There’s some exciting news coming out of Nintendo for E3 2021, you can see some of it at the top of this article. Here’s the rest of what the venerable company had to show this year:
Kuzuya Mishima comes to Super Smash Bros Ultimate
The Tekken star is the latest character to join Super Smash Bros Ultimate, re-enacting his famous tossing-a-character-off-a-cliff scene with adorable orb Kirby.
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania
A brand new Monkey Ball game is coming, making many fans extremely happy. There’s also some surprise characters included, but we won’t spoil that here. Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania will be released on the 5th of October.
Mario Party Superstars
Time to make your next party an antagonistic one, Mario Party Superstars features over a hundred minigames taken from the entire series, and you can get your hands on it on October the 29th.
Heading back to 2D is Metroid Dread, a new entry in the long-running series which will launch on October the 8th, 2021.
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot
This explosive look at Goku’s Dragonball Z life is coming to Nintendo Switch on the 24th of September, along with a brand new A New Power Awakens DLC.
WarioWare Get it Together
WAH! It’s Wario! This minigame collection featuring our favourite not-entirely-good round lad is coming to Switch on September the 10th.
Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1+2
Take to the streets with Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1+2, coming to Nintendo Switch on the 25th of June.
Shin Megami Tensei V
The latest Megami Tensei game is coming to Switch on the 11th of November, 2021. Set in modern-day Tokyo, it will feature brand new mechanics – as well as some old favourites.
This celebration of everything Danganronpa includes 3 full Danganronpa games, as well as an expanded version of the board game from Danganronpa 3.
Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp
And finally, in the last big announcement from a year full of big announcements: Advance Wars makes its turn-based return with a remaster of the first two Advance Wars games launching on December the 3rd, 2021.
With that we mark this E3 closed. What are you looking forward to most, and what were you looking forward to that wasn’t announced? Head over to our Community Forum and let us know.