This weekend, the most wonderful time of the year will be upon us (no, not back to school for our children), E3 2017. It runs from Saturday, June 10th, to Wednesday, June 14th. For this list we’re focusing on the big 3. EA, Ubisoft, Bethesda and others will be having their conferences this weekend, but we can only assume we’re getting Need for Speed, Assassins Creed & a new Elder Scrolls game. We’ll be sure to post trailers and announcements for those but for this list we’re focusing on the exclusives. Once the dust has settled, we’ll come back to this and see if any of our predictions came true.
Last year, Playstation blew everything else out of the water. They had announcements for God of War, Days Gone, The Last Guardian, Resident Evil 7, Spider-Man, Farpoint, Death Stranding, the list goes on and on. Playstation typically has a pretty strong presence at E3 (except for that embarrassing presentation in 2006, involving Genji 2’s “historic” battles and RIIIIIIIDGE RAACCEERRRRRRR). So our hopes are high they’ll deliver again.
Like last years awesome presentation, we think it’s going to be the same this time too. We’re hoping for new announcements on the Final Fantasy 7 remake, Kingdom Hearts 3, Bloodborne 2, The Last of Us 2, God of War and more PSVR games, which have been sorely lacking from the VR library. They’ve brought Crash Bandicoot back so could we be looking at a new Crash Team Racing? We’re suckers for the Final Fantasy series so will we see ports of FF8 & FF9 for the PS4 like they did with FF7? A new Resistance game would also be pretty awesome, but we’ll have to wait and see.
Playstation will be having their conference on Monday, June 12th at 6pm PST, 9pm EST.
Seiken Densetsu Collection. This is the only big announcement we want from Nintendo/Square-Enix. With the Virtual Console not coming out for a bit, the fact that many people have been wanting to play and would most likely even just pay for the third Seiken Densetsu (Secret of Mana 2 for us) makes this a pretty likely candidate to be announced. With three player co-op for Secret of Mana and two player co-op for Secret of of Mana 2. This makes it an excellent show for the Switch’s portable multiplayer.
Pokken Tournament. Although it wasn’t exactly what people were looking for on the Direct (slightly disappointing) this fighting game will find a new home on the Switch and will most likely be expanded upon during E3. We’re hopeful it’s going to have a much larger roster then the WiiU version.
Smash Bros Deluxe, much like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, will perhaps be another announcement. We’re also going to see Super Mario Odyssey and most likely Xenoblade Chronicles 2. The House of N could have a strong presence at this years E3.
Nintendo will be having their conference on Tuesday, June 13th at 9am PST, 12pm EST.
I’m not sure what to expect from Xbox. I know we’re getting a new Crackdown. Are we looking at new releases for Gears of War & Halo? There could be a Splinter Cell reveal. They’ve been cancelling exclusives like crazy. There’s rumors that their new system Scorpio will be releasing this holiday season, which could be a huge game changer. As far as the game front goes, I’m in the dark. Hopefully Xbox will be a pleasant surprise.
Microsoft will be having their conference Sunday, June 11th at 2pm PST, 5pm EST.
What games do you guys want to see at E3 this year? Let us know in the comments below! – NVJ