August Cover Revealed: E3 Hot 50

by Matt Helgeson on Jul 09, 2013 at 06:00 AM

The next issue of Game Informer is so big we needed five different covers. The August edition of Game Informer features our E3 Hot 50 list, a ranking of the most intriguing games shown at the annual convention.

We chose five games from our list that represented all the diversity and excitement of the show and honored them with custom artwork created by Game Informer graphic designer Laleh Azarshin and Samm Langer. Game Informer's print run was split five ways, divided among covers for Watch Dogs, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Destiny, and Need for Speed: Rivals.

The August issue (#244) gives you in-depth previews of all the games that mattered at E3, intel on some of the best trailers at the show, and some choice quotes from the industry's best and brightest. From blockbuster shooters like Titanfall and Destiny to new entries in the Super Mario Bros. and Donkey Kong Country franchises, we've got it all.  We also analyze the showing of the three major console manufacturers, handing out our annual and controversial E3 Report Card grades.

We'll also give you reviews on some of the year's biggest games, including Naughty Dog's striking The Last of Us, Nintendo's infectious Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Company of Heroes 2, and a conversation with DICE's general manager Karl Magnus Troedsson.

If you subscribe to the print version of Game Informer, you should see your issue within the next couple of weeks. If you're a digital subscriber it will be available later today via web browser, iPad, and Android. You can download the apps for free

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At the top of this article is the Watch Dogs-inspired cover. You can take a look at the other four below. Be sure to check out our E3 Hot 50 hub page for a month's worth of ongoing coverage.

[Note: click on image below to see the full Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare cover and back cover design]