The E3 2021, the largest fair in the world of games will begin on Saturday (12) and promises to deliver some of the most anticipated games of the year during its four-day duration. Among the titles already confirmed for the event is Far Cry 6 from Ubisoft. In addition, some unconfirmed titles are anticipated as Halo Infinite, Microsoft, and the sequence of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild ‘s Nintendo.
The holding of E3 2021 in its new digital format will take place between June 12 and 15, with live broadcast throughout the event and presentations by companies. Big companies like Nintendo, Microsoft (together with Bethesda ), Warner Bros. are confirmed for the event. Interactive, Square Enix, Capcom, Take-Two Interactive, Bandai Namco, Sega and more. Sony confirmed that there will be at the event, as well as Konami and Electronic Arts. EA has already announced that it will have its own digital event, set for July 22nd.
On June 12th at 4 pm (GMT), Ubisoft will present its Ubisoft Forward event with news from several of its games. One of the company’s most anticipated titles is Far Cry 6, which has a confirmed release date of October 7th and a gameplay trailer unveiled in late May. In the game, the player enters the role of revolutionary warrior Dani Rojas and needs to overthrow the dictator Antón Castillo to return the island of Yara to its people.
Many fans of the company expect to see surprises as well, such as Beyond Good & Evil 2, which hasn’t been revealed since E3 2017, and the new Star Wars game produced by Ubisoft, which has yet to be revealed. The bad news is that Prince of Persia: Sands of Time Remake will not appear at the event as it was delayed for release in 2022.
On June 15 at 1:00 pm (GMT), Nintendo will broadcast its Nintendo Direct digital presentation, whose content is still a mystery. The company’s most anticipated game is the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for the Nintendo Switch, which was confirmed without further details at E3 2019. There are other highly anticipated titles like Splatoon 3, which had only a brief revelation in February and is scheduled for 2022.
Other games expected for the presentation are Metroid Prime 4 from Retro Games and Bayonetta 3 from Platinum Games, but there is no confirmation. Both titles have been in development for a long time and have been absent from company events since their unveiling.
Microsoft’s presentation will take place on June 13th at 2 pm (GMT) and the company’s most anticipated game is definitely Halo Infinite, which should have been released along with the Xbox Series X / Series S and ended up suffering delays. It’s likely that during the presentation, a definitive release date for Master Chief’s adventure on the company’s next-generation consoles will finally be announced.
This year Bethesda will be part of Microsoft’s conference, after the Xbox maker buys the famous game publisher. Among some of the most anticipated titles are Starfield and The Elder Scrolls 6 , role-playing games long awaited due to the company’s history, but which so far only had their titles revealed.
Square Enix will hold its Square Enix Presents digital event on June 13 at 4:15 pm (Eastern Time). One of the most anticipated games by fans is the new Final Fantasy 16, however it was not mentioned by the company and is likely not to be present at E3 2021. Instead, Marvel’s Avengers will have an opportunity to change the opinion of its troubled release with a major update called War for Wakanda, which will bring the Black Panther hero into the game.
There are rumors that the Avengers isn’t the only Marvel franchise Square Enix has worked with. Supposedly, the company would be ready to unveil a new Guardians of the Galaxy game developed by Eidos Montreal and Crystal Dynamics, both teams that worked on the Tomb Raider series. One more game expected is Babylon’s Fall, an action game under development by Platinum Games.
Bandai Namco’s presentation will be on June 15 at 6:25 pm (Eastern Time), however, its content has not yet been detailed. Two popular action RPGs from the company are expected at the event, Scarlet Nexus and Tales of Arise. Some licensed games may also be revealed, such as the fighting game based on the anime Demon Slayer, as yet unnamed, and the tactical RPG Digimon Survive , which was supposed to be released in 2019 before a series of delays.
The Capcom event will take place on June 14th. For now, the company will present games such as Great Ace Attorney Collection and Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, but some of the most anticipated games have yet to be confirmed. Many players are waiting for news from Resident Evil RE:Verse, new multiplayer game from the franchise that should have been released along with Resident Evil Village . There is also a lot of interest in the mysterious Pragmata, a game that had an enigmatic presentation at a Sony event and has not received further details.
Warner Bros. Interactive
On June 13 at 6:00 pm (GMT) Warner Bros. will hold its digital event aimed at Back 4 Blood, spiritual successor to the horror classic Left 4 Dead . Although many other games from the company are expected, only Back 4 Blood has been confirmed. It is a multiplayer shooter created by the same studio as Left 4 Dead, Turtle Rock Studios, but with aliens in place of the classic zombies.
Take-Two Interactive, the company that owns Rockstar Games and 2K Games, will hold its event on the 14th at 2:15 pm (GMT). As much as GTA 6 is one of the most anticipated games of the generation, Rockstar does not usually present its news at E3, so the chance of the title being released is practically nil. On the other hand, there may be an exception for the new version of GTA 5 for next-gen consoles, which will be released later this year.
2K Games had an information leak, confirmed by Bloomberg reporter Jason Scheirer, which left fans looking forward to several of the company’s games being revealed. Among them, the basketball title NBA 2K22, a new action game described only by the codename “Volt”, an unexpected strategy game with heroes from Marvel and a spin-off from the Borderlands franchise, focused on the character Tiny Tina, revealed at Summer Game Fest 2021.