E3 2015: 8 Upcoming Games For You To Be Excited About

Time to buy that PS4 or Xbox One.

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If you're a video game junkie, you probably have tuned in to this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). The annual expo allows video game publishers, manufacturers and developers to showcase any upcoming video games and related accessories. It's basically video game heaven.

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This year's E3 was held from 16 June to 18 June at the Los Angeles Convention Centre

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The big games unveiled here offer a glimpse into what’s coming in the future, and there’s a lot to look forward to. Below we list our top 8 picks from this year's E3.

1. Final Fantasy 7: The popular PlayStation 1 role-playing game is making a comeback

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Platform: PS4
Release date: Unknown
Developer: Square Enix

Midway through the rumble and flash of Sony’s press event (held in a vast LA arena on Monday evening), the company showed a trailer for a remake of Final Fantasy VII, the second best-selling game for Sony’s original PlayStation.

Released in 1997, it’s also apocryphally known as the most returned video game of all time; players were reportedly lured in by the visuals then repelled by the mysteries of the Japanese role-playing genre.

Square Enix, the developer behind the renowned Final Fantasy series revealed that Final Fantasy 7 will be released on PS4. No news on other platforms yet.

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If you're a Final Fantasy fan, you would be able to recognise that sword...

Will the menacing Sephiroth be making an appearance?

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2. Star Wars Battlefront: The third major release in the Star Wars Battlefront series will release in November

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Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows
Release date: November 2015
Developer: Electronic Arts

Star Wars Battlefront is an upcoming Star Wars multiplayer combat game. It is a reboot of the Star Wars Battlefront series, originally created by Pandemic Studios. Battlefront depicts massive multiplayer battles between online opponents and also supports some cooperative split-screen modes.
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EA/DICE describe enormous Battlefied-like battles between the Empire and the Rebels, and promises that players can even play as series icons like Boba Fett and Darth Vader. The announcement also comes with a just-released trailer that show almost too-good-to-be-true in-game engine footage of said battles in action.

Watch Luke Skywalker face Darth Vader in the trailer below:

3. Fallout 4: Ever since the release of the first trailer, the open-world game is now one of the most anticipated games of the year

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Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows
Release date: November 2015
Developer: Bethesda

Fallout 4 will launch on November 10, publisher Bethesda announced tonight during its E3 2015 briefing. The game is coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
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Bethesda is giving players the tools to further personalize their post-apocalyptic survival experience. A more personal experience than previous games, Fallout 4 pairs players with a trusty canine companion, and it just so happens that you can create a personal home for your dog.

Watch the full Fallout 4 gameplay presentation:

4. Metal Gear Solid V: Titled 'The Phantom Pain', world class spy Solid Snake is back in action!

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Platform: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows
Release date: September 2015
Developer: Konami

Konami has released a new, five-minute trailer for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, showing that despite the developer's ongoing financial struggles (and reported arguments with Metal Gear auteur Hideo Kojima), the latest installment in the franchise is definitely going to turn heads.
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In addition to the franchise's returning characters, such as Snake, Kazuhira Miller, Ocelot, and Emmerich, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will introduce all new characters to the Metal Gear universe. The storyline will focus on dark themes that portray the ugliness and tragedy of war, as a legendary hero falls from grace.

Watch the haunting trailer below:

5. Mad Max: The video game adaptation of the film 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

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Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows
Release date: September 2015
Developer: Avalanche Studios

The game is set in the same world as the feature films, but the story is brand new. Avalanche Studios’ E3 demo didn’t delve too much into the plot, but Fury Road’s influence is clear from the beginning. Like Fury Road, Mad Max’s post-apocalyptic desert-scape is crawling with savage, pale-skinned soldiers called War Boys. Like in the movie, Max’s iconic car, the Pursuit Special, is missing. And like in all four feature films, the second that Max hits the road, chaos ensues.
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Mad Max will deliver dynamic, open-world gameplay where gamers fight to stay alive in The Wasteland, using brutal on-ground and vehicular combat against vicious gangs of bandits.

Watch the demo of the game below:

6. Assassin's Creed Syndicate: Set in post industrial era London, the game stars two sibling assassins carrying out various tasks

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Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows
Release date: October 2015
Developer: Ubisoft

Ubisoft mainstay Assassin's Creed is coming to London for the upcoming Assassin's Creed Syndicate. Today at its E3 press conference, Ubisoft showed off an assassination mission for the adventure game. Syndicate is set in Industrial Revolution-era London and stars male and female protagonists: siblings Jacob and Evie Frye. The trailer showed many scenes of period squalor, followed by a good-old-fashioned assassination attempt by Jacob after he hops from a rooftop to the back of a moving carriage.
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Ubisoft says this is "the first modern Assassin's Creed game," and the plot involves overthrowing corruption. The game comes out later this year. You can also see the cinematic trailer showed off at E3 below.

Ubisoft is famous for making great trailers and this one is no exception:

7. Batman Arkham Knight: Releasing later this month, the highly anticipated game will see the Dark Knight facing villains like Penguin and Two-Face

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Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows
Release date: June 2015
Developer: Rocksteady Studios

Batman faces the ultimate threat against the city he is sworn to protect. The Scarecrow returns to unite an impressive roster of super villains to destroy The Dark Knight forever. The game introduces Rocksteady's uniquely designed version of the Batmobile - drivable for the first time in the franchise. Batman: Arkham Knight offers gamers the ultimate and complete Batman experience as they tear through the streets and soar across the skyline of the entirety of Gotham City.
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Batman: Arkham Knight will largely revolve around Scarecrow’s masterplan to topple The Caped Crusader once and for all, assembling a motley crew of villains that include Two-Face, The Penguin, Harley Quinn and Posion Ivy to name but a few. That evil roster will be rounded out by the titular Arkham Knight, a character that is purportedly exclusive to Rocksteady’s universe.

Watch Bats cruising through the streets of Gotham:

8. Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3: The popular first-person shooter game will feature an expanded multiplayer feature

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Platform: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows
Release date: November 2015
Developer: Activision

It’s a new year, which means a new Call of Duty. This year at E3 was the
first time that Call of Duty’s multiplayer was playable. In the past, they
would only show off the campaign, but let’s be real — the main reason
people play Call of Duty is for the multiplayer. Call of Duty has always
been known for its fast and frenetic combat, and with Black Ops 3 it’s safe
to say this is the fastest Call of Duty ever.
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The mobility stuff isn’t identical to Advanced Warfare’s, mind you, but it’s similar enough to keep the multiplayer more fast-paced and vertical than in previous games. Going back to regular Call of Duty multiplayer combat would have felt weird, especially given the near-future nature of Black Ops III.

Check out the adrenaline-fuelled trailer below:

Next year's E3 expo will take place from the 14 June to 16 June at the Los Angeles Convention Centre

The Entertainment Software Association has announced that E3 2016 will take place from June 14-16 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

With E3 2015 wrapping up today, the ESA also revealed that over 52,000 people attended this year's annual gaming event, representing 109 countries. There were over 1,600 products at the show and more than 300 exhibitors.

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