This morning, Ubisoft unveiled the surprisingly awesome-looking Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, announced naval combat title Skull & Bones, and divulged that Beyond Good & Evil 2 is now a prequel. It also released a ton of new trailers for games including Far Cry 5, The Crew 2, and Steep. Prior to all that, an XCOM expansion was unveiled at The PC Gaming Show.
Of course, because this is E3, there were a slew of small announcements that didn't really warrant their own stories. Below are the major ones, collected in an easy-to-digest bite-size format. Hit up our video section for all the latest trailers.
◆ Ubisoft announced Starlink: Battle for Atlas, a space combat title with a toys-to-life component. It’s coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch.
◆ The Crew 2 is due out in early 2018, and it will feature motorbikes, speedboats, and planes, alongside the usual swathe of automobiles.
◆ Ubisoft has teamed up with Elijah Wood's film production company SpectreVision to create a psychological thriller VR title called Transference. Players enter the minds of disturbed individuals and experience their memories in strange surreal scenarios. It'll be out on VR headsets in autumn next year.
◆ Just Dance 2018 is coming October 24 with a tracklist of more than 40 new songs featuring artists like Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, Ariana Grande, Jamiroquai, and Bebe Rexha.
◆ Don't Starve and Mark of the Ninja studio Klei Entertainment unveiled "an RPG where everything is negotiable: money, loyalty – even morality" called Griftlands. It's coming to PC in late 2017/early 2018.
◆ Competitive FPS LawBreakers will release on PC and PS4 on August 8. A PC beta will run from June 28 to July 3. The game will have loot boxes with cosmetic items.
◆ Age of Empires: Definitive Edition is coming to Windows later this year. It adds 4K visuals, new zoom levels, "new and improved gameplay", a new soundtrack, and Xbox Live multiplayer (on PC).
◆ Total War: Warhammer 2 is coming to PC on September 28.
◆ Middle-Earth: Shadow of War's first DLC is called The Blade of Galadriel, and it's a mini-campaign featuring a playable female elf named Altariel. She is an assassin sent by the elf queen Galadriel to learn more about Talion.
◆ ARMA developer Bohemia Interactive is making a moddable survival game called Ylands. It is coming to Steam Early Access soon.
◆ An action adventure game called Tunic will come to Windows, Mac and consoles next year.
◆ Ark: Survival Evolved will launch on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC August 8, and an Xbox One X version is coming on November 7.
◆ Microsoft has revealed that you'll soon be able to link up any Xbox (OG, 360, One) in any combination to play system-link multiplayer games. You'll each need a copy of the game, of course.