E3 Day 2: New Reveals and Trailers

Day 2 of E3 was chock full of new reveals and projects.

Bethesda/Microsoft

Bethesda announced their new sci-fi RPG, Starfield. While the game did get leaked prior to E3, the trailer did show that the devs of Skyrim and Fallout 4 aren’t afraid to go out of their comfort zone.

The game will feature character creation, and is said to be an open-world action-RPG. The game is set to come out on November 11th, 2022, for Xbox Series X and PC.

Obsidian had a similar announcement, though-they showed off the sequel to Outer Worlds, an open-world action-RPG that also takes place in outer space. Not much is known about the game at the moment-in fact, the trailer for the game even jokingly says that the game is “still just an idea.” All that we know so far is that the game’s mascot, Moon Man, appears to be returning.

No word has been given as to when this game will be coming out, or for what consoles.

 

Finally, Microsoft showed off the highly anticipated sequel to S.T.A.L.K.E.R., S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2, Heart of Chernobyl. The game is a survival horror FPS game, just like the first game was. The trailer is sure to capture the eyes of any survival horror fan-it’s got monsters, spooky campfire stories, and nuclear destruction.

The game is to release in April 28th, 2022, for the Xbox “family of consoles.”

 

Square Enix

Square showed that, in spite of the mediocre sales and reception of their Avengers game, they still have the license to make more Marvel games. First up, they showed off gameplay for their new project, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Developed by Eidos Montreal (Deus Ex, Thief), he new Marvel spinoff is an action game, with platforming and “heavy decision making.” The lead developers said that one of the key mechanics will let you “decide which Guardian Peter Quill sides with in arguments”-and as many people may know, arguments have been key to a lot of big moments in the Guardians of the Galaxy films. The game appears to be solely single player, a far cry from the Avengers game, which prided itself on being a multiplayer centric endeavor.

The game is releasing on October 26th, 2021, for PS4, PS5, Xbox X, and PC.

Finally, Square showed off a spinoff game for their most well known franchise, Final Fantasy. While most were expecting news for Final Fantasy 7 Remake 2 or even Final Fantasy 16, Square decided to surprise everyone by announcing a completely new Final Fantasy spinoff. Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin is an action RPG, made by Koei Techmo (Fire Emblem Warriors, Atelier)  and Team Ninja (DmC, Nioh).

The game features a style change system, similar to the DMC series. The different classes are all based off of classic Final Fantasy jobs, like Black Mage and Dragoon. Currently, the game’s demo is out on PS5, and will on the PS Store until June 24th. The game itself will release in 2022, for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and PC, though no specific release date was given.

We’ll keep reporting new games as they roll out.

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