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e3 2017

E3 2017 – Highlights And The Complete Recap

by Jeff Cork on Jun 16, 2017 at 01:30 PM

Much of E3's appeal is centered around surprises. What games will be announced? Will we see any exciting new hardware? Will someone catastrophically melt down on stage? Although there are a lot of uncertainties going into the show, you can count on one thing when it's over: There's a lot of coverage to sift through. Fortunately, we're here to help. We've compiled every E3-related story we've posted over the past several days into one massive recap, and also provided some solid starting points for those who are easily intimidated by massive lists.

There were hundreds of games to see at the show, but not everything was worth your time. If you're looking for an easy way to sort through the noise, we've got a few roundups to browse through. Our list of the Five Most Promising New IPs is a great place to start, as well as our list of the best indie games and a look at what's new in VR.

Super Mario Odyssey was one of the show's highlights, and it was a near-constant presence on Nintendo's Treehouse Live stream. You can check out our hands-on impressions on the game here, and also get answers to some of our admittedly silly questions about the game in our video interview with Shigeru Miyamoto. And if you're in the mood for more silliness, take a look at our video that counts down the Top Three Skyrims from E3 2017.

Ubisoft revealed a new CG trailer for Beyond Good & Evil 2, and while there's little – if anything – to see from the actual game itself, we spoke with the developers about what they're hoping to do with the eagerly anticipated sequel. On the subject of Ubisoft, we also announced that Assassin's Creed Origins is our next cover story. We've already posted several in-depth features based on extensive hands-on time with the game.

One of the more interesting reveals from the show was that Monster Hunter World was coming to consoles and PC in early 2018. The series has amassed a cult following over the years, but our preview looks at the game from the perspective of a newcomer. Is it a good place to start if you haven't been playing all these years?

State of Decay was another cult favorite, though its fans had to look past a host of technical issues to get to the fun inside. Does the sequel address those issues? It sure looks that way.

There's not enough time to highlight everything that we saw and played over the past few days, but those should give you a nice place to start. Check out the second page for our complete list of the show, with links to watch the press conferences in their entirety and read through dozens of hands-on previews, features, and special podcasts from the show. 

Press Conferences Archives:

Watch The Full 2017 EA Play Press Conference
Watch The Full E3 2017 Microsoft Press Conference
Watch The Full E3 2017 Bethesda Press Conference
Watch The Full E3 2017 Ubisoft Press Conference
Watch The Full E3 2017 Sony Press Conference
Watch The Full E3 2017 Nintendo Press Conference

G.I. Videos and Features:

Miyamoto On Breath Of The Wild, Nostalgia, And If Yoshi And A T-Rex Can Co-Exist
We Count Down The Top Three Skyrims From E3 2017 
GI Show - God Of War, Metal Gear Survive, Tim Schafer Meets Josef Fares
GI Show – State Of Decay 2, Monster Hunter, Days Gone Meets MercurySteam
GI Show – Metroid's Return, Mario Odyssey, Game Dev Panel
GI Show – Our 5 Biggest Surprises From E3's Press Conferences
Here's Everything You Can Capture In Super Mario Odyssey So Far
The E3 2017 VR Roundup
The Best Indie Games Of E3 2017 
The Five Most Promising New IPs Revealed At E3 2017
Seen At E3 2017
Watch Us Play 15 Minutes Of Destiny 2 On PC
We Ask Yoshinori Ono 30 Years' Worth Of Street Fighter Questions

In-Depth Previews:

July Cover Revealed – Assassin's Creed Origins
Five Things You Need To Know About Assassin's Creed Origins
Meet Assassin's Creed Origin's New Hero – And His Eagle
What We Learned From Playing Assassin's Creed Origins
Discussing The Big Changes Of Assassin's Creed Origins
Exploring Destiny 2's Hunter Arcstrider
Destiny 2's Lead Creators Discuss Story Direction
Hands-On With Star Wars Battlefront II's Multiplayer
Star Wars Battlefront II Single-Player Mission Plots The Empire's Revenge
Madden 18 Story Mode Tells The Tale Of The Longshot
Full Details For FIFA 18's Gameplay & Continuing Journey Mode
Star Wars: Battlefront II Gets Lengthy Multiplayer Presentation
14 Details About NASCAR Heat 2 & Its Two New Racing Series
Absolver Overwhelms With Melee Complexity
Expand Your Evil Adventure In Tyranny's Tales From The Tiers DLC
Setting Forza 7 Apart
Why You Shouldn't Write Off Metal Gear Survive
Agents Of Mayhem Is Closer To Saint's Row Than You Think
Fire Emblem Warriors Brings Fun, Fast-Paced Action To The Series
Three Big Changes Coming With Call Of Duty: WWII Multiplayer
The Biggest Improvements In State Of Decay 2
Does Monster Hunter World Do Enough To Appeal To First Time Players?
Four Features Ubisoft Envisions For Beyond Good And Evil 2
Destiny 2's Overtures To The New And Lapsed Player
Tropico 6 Looks To Build Upon The Personality-Driven City Sim
Breaking Down Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus' Trailer: 10 Details We Noticed
Taking On Eggman At The Speed Of Light In Sonic Forces
A Hands-On Breakdown Of Super Mario Odyssey
FIFA 18 On Switch Is A Pleasant Surprise
The Uncompromising Vision Of Co-op Title A Way Out
Relive The Birth Of Yakuza With Yakuza Kiwami
Ace Combat 7 Offers A Dizzying, Exhilarating VR Experience
Roaring Around The Race Track In Project CARS 2 Is A Blast
Five Ways Far Cry 5 Differentiates Itself From Its Predecessors 
Hands-On With Far Cry 5: Taking Out Cultists In Rural Montana
Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite's Story Mode Isn’t Stupid Enough 
Yakuza 6 Looks Like A Step Up From Previous Titles
How Yakuza Kiwami Modernizes While Remaining Faithful
God Of War Director Talks About Kratos' New Life
Seven Things You Need To Know About Life Is Strange: Before The Storm
The First 20 Minutes Of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Are Bloody Brilliant
Marvel Vs Capcom Infinite's Story Mode Isn't Stupid Enough
Miyamoto On Breath Of The Wild, Nostalgia, And If Yoshi And A T-Rex Can Co-Exist
The Biggest Improvements Of State Decay 2
Three Big Changes Coming To Call Of Duty: WIII Multiplayer 
Destiny 2's Overtures To The New And Lapsed Player
Does Monster Hunter World Do Enough To Appeal To First Time Players
Four Features Ubisoft Envisions For Beyond Good & Evil 2
The Lost Legacy Looks Like More Uncharted, And That’s Great
How Crackdown 3's World Reacts To Your Actions
Middle-earth: Shadow of War Strides Past Its Predecessor

EA News and Trailers:

See BioWare's Anthem In Action
EA Reveals Details On Battlefield 1 Expansion In The Name Of the Tsar
See The Teaser For Anthem, A New Game From BioWare
EA Reveals A Way Out, A Co-Op Game From The Makers Of Brothers
EA Shows Off Action-Packed Need For Speed: Payback Scene
NBA Live 18 Shows Off 'The One' Mode, Demo Coming In August
Star Wars: Battlefront II Delivering Free Post-Release Maps And Characters
Starting Now, EA And Origin Access Vaults Are Free For A Week

Microsoft News and Trailers:

Microsoft's Project Scorpio Is Now Xbox One X
Forza Motorsport 7 Announced
Watch The Reveal Trailer For Metro Exodus
Deep Rock Galactic Coming To Xbox One Family
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Coming To Xbox One In 2017
State Of Decay 2 Will Release Fresh On Xbox One And Windows 10
Microsoft Announces Cross-Platform Minecraft Multiplayer, New Look On The Way
The Darwin Project Is A Multiplayer Survival Game Similar To The Hunger Games
Black Desert Making Its Way To Xbox
Guilty Gear Developer Working On Dragon Ball Fighter Z
Retro-Styled Cyberpunk Game The Last Night Looks Cool
Cuphead Finally Gets A Release Date
Fullbright's Space Adventure Tacoma Arrives This August
Terry Crews Headlines Crackdown 3 Reveal
Life Is Strange Prequel Debuts This Summer
Rare's Cooperative Pirate Game Sea Of Thieves Coming Early 2018
Original Xbox Library Starts To Become Backward Compatible On Xbox One
Ori And The Will Of Wisps Announced For Xbox One
Xbox One X Confirmed At $499 Price Point

Bethesda News and Trailers:

Bethesda Reveals Creation Club For Its Moddable Games
Skyrim On The Switch Gets Nintendo-Themed Items
Elder Scrolls Legends Getting Skyrim Content
See New Gameplay For Fallout 4 VR And Doom VFR
Dishonored: Death Of The Outsider Standalone Adventure Announced
Bethesda Announces Evil Within 2, Coming In October
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Gameplay Footage And Release Date Revealed

PC Gaming Show News and Trailers:

Lawbreakers Releases This August For $29.99
Klei Unveils Griftlands
XCOM 2 War Of The Chosen Announced, Arriving August 29
Bohemia Interactive Reveals Islands

Ubisoft News and Trailers:

The Rabbids Invade The Mushroom Kingdom For XCOM-Style Strategy
Assassin's Creed Origins Shows Off Egypt In New Trailer
First The Crew 2 Trailer Shows Off Multi-Vehicle Races
Elijah Wood And Ubisoft Announce VR Project Transference
Ubisoft Shows Off New Trailer For South Park The Fractured But Whole
Ubisoft Reveals Skull And Bones, A New Pirate Game
South Park Phone Destroyer Coming To Mobile This Year
Ubisoft Highlights Next Steps For Steep
Just Dance 2018 Releases This October
Ubisoft Announces New Toys To Life Game Starlink Battle For Atlas
Ubisoft Shows Off Far Cry 5's Gameplay
Beyond Good And Evil 2 Finally Gets Thrilling, Wacky Cinematic Trailer
Ubisoft Fires Off First Look At Space Junkies
Ubisoft Announces Assassin's Creed Origins Collector's Edition
Ashly Burch Not Returning As Chloe In Life Is Strange: Before The Storm
Ubisoft CEO: We Are Not Forgetting Splinter Cell

Sony News and Trailers:

Undertale Coming To PlayStation 4 This Summer
GT Sport Coming Out This Fall
New Trailer For Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Shows Action-Packed Hunt For Treasure
Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds DLC Hits Later This Year
Days Gone Gameplay Demo Shows Motorcycle Rides, Brutal Fights, And A Zombie Bear
Monster Hunter World Coming To PlayStation 4 Next Year
Shadow Of The Colossus Remake Coming To PS4
Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite Confirms New Characters, Story Demo Available Today
Skyrim And New Final Fantasy XV Fishing Game Coming To PlayStation VR
Star Child Is A Sci-Fi Game On A Foreign Planet, Coming To PlayStation VR
Supermassive Games Announces Unsettling PSVR Title The Inpatient
New Call Of Duty: WWII Multiplayer Trailer Takes Place On All Fronts
Kratos Resurfaces In New God Of War
Detroit: Become Human Trailer Foretells An Android Uprising
Destiny 2 Releases On September 6, PS4 Gets Exclusive Strike
Sony Gives A First Look At Gameplay For Insomniac's Spider-Man
Supermassive Takes FPS To PSVR With Bravo Team

Nintendo Spotlight News and Trailers:

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Coming This Year, Story Detailed With New Trailer
Kirby Gets Another Classic 4-Player Adventure For Switch
The Next Core Pokémon Game Is Currently In Development For Switch
Nintendo Is Working On Metroid Prime 4
Face Down An Evil Dragon In Fire Emblem Warriors
Yoshi Explores A Cardboard And Papercraft World For His Next Adventure
Rocket League Is Coming To Switch With Exclusive Items And Cross-Network Play
Mario Uses His Hat To Transform Into Objects And Enemies In Odyssey And It's Releasing In October
Nintendo Details Zelda: Breath Of The Wild's Upcoming DLC
Super Mario Odyssey, Metroid: Samus Returns, And New Breath Of The Wild Amiibos On The Way
Nintendo Reveals 2D Remake Of Metroid II For 3DS

Miscellaneous News And Features:

Surprise Kingdom Hearts III Trailer Shows Off Gameplay And Story
Microsoft Says Recent Ars Technica Series On Xbox Live Statistics Is "Grossly Inaccurate"
Kingdom Hearts Composer Talks Orchestra World Tour, Kingdom Hearts III
Destiny 2 Gets October Launch Date For PC
Naughty Dog Explains The Last Of Us Part II's E3 Absence
GTA Online's Massive Gunrunning Expansion Now Live
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Gameplay Trailer Makes An E3 Appearance
Head Of Sonic Team Talks Bringing Custom Characters To Sonic Forces
Metroid Prime 4 Is Being Developed By “A Talented New Development Team”
Super Mario Odyssey's Creators Don't Dismiss Guest Appearance From Donkey Kong
How Shigeru Miyamoto Influenced Mario Odyssey’s Development
Mysterious Foe Introduced In E3 Trailer For Sonic Forces
Ni No Kuni II E3 Trailer Reveals New Gameplay And Release Date
Things Get Personal In Yakuza 6: The Song of Life
New Sakuna: Of Rice And Ruin Trailer Highlights Its Odd Combat/Cultivation Hybrid
Shantae And Risky Boots Are Coming To Switch, See It In Action In New Trailer
Vampyr Brings The Bloodlust With New Trailers
Break Into The War With Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth
New Everybody's Golf Trailer Shows PS4 Gameplay
Knack 2 Trailer Emphasizes Improved Combat And Platforming Moveset
Creators Of Until Dawn Announce New Multiplayer Thriller Hidden Agenda
Expect 8 to 10 Weeks Between New Life Is Strange Episodes
Skybound Announces New Walking Dead Adventure Game For VR
Insomniac Games Answers Our 10 Biggest Spider-Man 
Conan Exiles Coming To Xbox One August 16, Free Expansion On The Way
See New Gameplay From Super Mario Odyssey's New Donk City
PES 2018 Feels Like A Different Game, And That's Good
Final Fantasy XV Gets New Vehicle, Prompto DLC, And Mobile Game
Square Enix Releases New Stunning Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Trailer
A pre-release Beta Is On The Way And Other Details About Dragon Ball Fighter Z
Strange Fantasy Sci-Fi RPG Elex Gets A New Gameplay Trailer
Microsoft Delivers Xbox One Avatar System For All
Lead Writer For Mass Effect And Mass Effect 2 Working On Anthem
Secrets Of Mana Creator's New RPG Ever Oasis Gets A New Gameplay Trailer
The Evil Within 2 Gets Creepy New Gameplay And Story Trailers
Quirky Real-Time Strategy Indie Brings Tabletop Gaming To VR
Capcom Has No Current Plans To Localize Monster Hunter XX For The West
Techland Announces A Year Of Free DLC For Dying Light
Trio Of LawBreakers Trailers Highlight A Class, Map, And Deadzo Edition Bonuses
Rule The Archipelagos In Tropico 6
Battlerite Is Bringing Its Intense Arena Combat To Xbox One
See The Lego Dimensions-ized Teen Titans, Beetlejuice, And Powerpuff Girls
Call Of Cthulhu E3 Trailer Delivers Trippy Thrills
See How Local Co-Op Works In Super Mario Odyssey
E3 2017 Pulled In Nearly 70,000 People, Microsoft And Nintendo Generated Most Online Buzz
IO Interactive Is Now "Officially Independent" And Will Keeps Rights To Hitman
Bandai Namco On Why A 2D Fighting Game Was the Right Choice For Dragon Ball 
Kazunori Yamauchi On The Competition & How GT Sport Can Change The World