As part of our coverage for E3 2015, Shacknews is taking a look at some of the most anticipated games for this year's show. Today, News Editor Daniel Perez is looking at the most awaited games across multiple gaming platforms.
Multiplatform games are the kinds of titles we can all enjoy, regardless what console or PC rig we call home. While we continue to argue which is the best platform to play our games on, we can also come together and gush over a game that’s been released across multiple platforms. We may not all be well versed in the Halo series or God of War series, but we sure as hell know how great of an experience CD Projekt Red’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt offers. For the final installment of our pre-E3 coverage, we take a look at some of the most highly-anticipated multiplatform games we expect to make an appearance at E3 2015.
We were all blown away when Bethesda announced Fallout 4 two weeks prior to the start of E3. Based on its debut trailer, we learned Fallout 4 will be taking place in Boston as well as toyed with the idea of Bethesda showing us an earlier post-apocalypse. We’ve also heard reports of Fallout 4 possibly releasing in 2015, with GameStop going as far as saying it’ll launch on October 23. Bethesda has yet to announce when we can expect to adventure through a post-apocalyptic Boston in Fallout 4, but what we do know is they’ll have a lot more to show at E3 during its first-ever showcase.
Star Wars Battlefront
It’s been nearly 10 years since the release of Star Wars Battlefront II, which is why fans of the series are extremely excited for its release later this year. If you’re unfamiliar with the Battlefront series, the best way we can describe it is combine Dice’s iconic Battlefield series with some of the most well-known battles in the Star Wars universe, which of course, includes the Battle of Hoth. We know Battlefront will release on November 17 and will offer the Battle of Jakku for free the following month, but we have yet to see an official gameplay demo of the game as its reveal trailer was created with its in-game engine, but didn’t resemble what we will experience when we actually play the game. We have a feeling EA’s showing of Battlefront will finally show us some actual gameplay footage.
Call of Duty Black Ops 3
Love it or hate it, there are a lot of people playing the Call of Duty series on a regular basis. Activision teased Black Ops 3 a few months ago, which we learned about its ambitious multiplayer mode and its single-player campaign, which picks up where Black Ops 2 left off. Considering how Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare evolved the aging first-person shooter series, we’re hopeful Black Ops 3 can keep that fresh coat of paint still looking brand-spanking new at this year’s E3.
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst
A follow up to Dice’s Mirror’s Edge was finally announced this year as Mirror’s Edge Catalyst is expected to make its first appearance at this year’s E3. Catalyst won’t be a true sequel, but instead, it’ll be a game that honors the first game and will dive deeper into Faith’s story. The game is expected to bring new and interesting gameplay and features, although we have yet to see any screenshots or videos of the game in action. This year’s E3 will be the first time anyone sees the game, and after waiting so long for a new Mirror’s Edge game, we hope it’ll be worth the wait.
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
After the abomination that was Assassin’s Creed Unity, Ubisoft has a lot to prove with its next Assassin’s Creed game. Assassin’s Creed Syndicate has a heavy burden to bare and Ubisoft is aware of this, which is why we wouldn’t be surprised if this title turns out to be the most-polished game in the series to date. Syndicate takes place in London in 1868 and features two playable protagonists: twins Jacob and Evie Frye. While the setting may not set the Internet on fire, having multiple playable characters seems to be quite popular these days in the gaming industry. We’ll see if this formula can help revitalize the Assassin’s Creed series when Ubisoft shows it off at E3 next week.
Just Cause 3
Square Enix announced the third game in the Just Cause series late last year, and since then we’ve seen a trailer with tons of explosions and its first gameplay trailer with even more explosions. Just Cause 3 will star Rico Rodriguez once again as he attempts to liberate Medici from the regime of the ruthless dictator General Di Ravello. Rico will once again be equipped with a parachute and a grapple, although both are said to be vastly improved in Just Cause 3.