E3 is the place for amazing video game showcases, demonstrations and trailers. And as Twitter recently reported, gamers really love watching, sharing and commenting on them—making them the best way to build up hype for a game or service.
Now that E3 2016 is over, it’s time to relax and appreciate some of the most amazing videos to be shown at the shows. Here are the biggest and best trailers, for the hottest games, shown at this year’s E3 and EA Play.
ABZÛ will take players on a dreamlike journey into the ocean depths, where majestic creatures and hidden secrets are found.
Agents of Mayhem
Created by Volition, Agents of Mayhem is an offshoot of the over-the-top Saints Row franchise, and players will be able to become superheroes tasked with saving the world. The open world adventure game is certainly one to keep an eye on as we come closer to its 2017 release.
Batman Arkham VR
DICE promises to make every Battlefield experience bigger than the last, and it’s proving it with Battlefield 1. In it, players will take control of some the largest war machines ever invented and dive straight into a war that promises that no two battles are ever the same.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
Call of Duty takes us to the future of war with Infinite Warfare, featuring stunning sequences that take place in outer space. The scope of war has never been bigger.
Dead Rising 4
The ultimate zombie slayer, Frank West, returns this holiday to face hordes of the undead with a wild array of crazy weapons.
Many wondered what the Metal Gear Solid creator, Hideo Kojima, was working on now that he’s no longer with Konami. The answer is a surreal-looking horror game called Death Stranding for the PS4. It features The Walking Dead actor, Norman Reedus, as a clear reply to Kojima fans who were disappointed by the cancelation of Silent Hills last year.
Destiny: Rise of Iron
Detroit Become Human
Detroit Become Human made its big debut at the Sony pre-E3 press conference, and it left quite an impression with its spectacular graphics a sci-fi world that’s dealing with growing tensions between humans and their android servants. Although there is no release date, it promises to include the same kind of moral decision-making that characterized games such as Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Breach
Eidos Montreal announced Breach—Deus Ex: Mankind Divided‘s competitive arcade puzzle mode—last week with a dedicated livestream. The mode was revealed amid a number of other announcements, including a partnership to bring some of the cybernetics appendages featured in the game into the real world, blurring the lines between fiction and reality.
Bethesda’s pre-E3 press conference gave an extensive presentation detailing the world of Dishonored 2. The game, featuring a fantastic steampunk world populated by supernatural assassins, releases this November for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
The Elder Scrolls Legends
FIFA 17, the most popular sports game in the world, will take fans on an emotional journey with its story campaign. Featuring a character named Alex Hunter, and a host of real-life football managers, players are challenged to grow their careers from being a relative nobody playing ball on the streets, to becoming one of the most famous players of all time.
Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
Final Fantasy XV
Featuring brutal melee combat from three different factions, For Honor promises to deliver a deeply intense experience when it releases on February 14, 2017 (Valentine’s Day). Alpha testing registrations were announced at the Ubisoft press conference, giving prospective warriors something to look forward to.
Forza Horizon 3
When it comes to beauty and speed, few games match what Forza Horizon 3 has to offer. Featuring a huge open world, off-road vehicles, and cross-platform connectivity with Windows 10 PCs, the game is sure to get players revved up when it releases in September.
Gears of War 4
Gears of War 4 made a huge splash at the Microsoft pre-E3 press conference for a number of reasons. The high-action game will be one of the first titles to take advantage of the recently announced Xbox One S’s new features. Additionally, it’ll be one of the first games to support the Xbox Play Anywhere Program, which means gamers will get both the Xbox One and Windows 10 versions of the game for one price. Progress and achievements will also be shared across both platforms. So even though this is the fourth game in the series, it’s first in many other important areas.
Ghost Recon: Wildlands
Large open worlds was one of the biggest themes at this year’s E3, and Ghost Recon: Wildlands promises to deliver the largest one yet. Featuring a battle with a giant drug cartel, the game will give players plenty to explore and unpredictable moments when it releases next year.
God of War
Gran Turismo Sport
Gravity Rush 2
Gwent: The Witcher Card Game
Halo Wars 2
The strategy game based in the Halo Universe makes its return, backed by fan demand. Although the game doesn’t release until next year, Xbox One players didn’t have to wait long to try it out. An early beta was hosted throughout the week, and another one for PC players is expected to start sometime in the near future.
Here They Lie
Horizon: Zero Dawn
The Last Guardian
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Promoted as one of Nintendo’s most ambitious games, the new Legend of Zelda game will feature the largest game world the company has ever created. Nintendo gave E3 attendees an incredible view of what’s in that world with a show floor booth that recreates the game’s environment in real life.
Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Madden will be at the forefront of EA’s eSports plans in the coming year, with a series of Major tournaments totalling $1 million in prize money. EA even hosted a Madden 16 finals tournament at EA Play earlier this week, with a grand prize of $50,000.
2K Games created a spectacular E3 show floor experience to promote its upcoming action game Mafia III. E3 attendees were transported through space and time: 1960s New Bordeaux, a fictional city heavily inspired by New Orleans.
Mario Party Star Rush
Mass Effect Andromeda
Given the tremendous success id Software and Bethesda Softworks saw with last month’s release of Doom, it was only natural that they would bring back another gaming classic: Quake. Announced at the start of Bethesda’s pre-E3 press conference, Quake Champions will be a highly competitive game releasing for PCs first. It will also be Bethesda’s first official entry into the world of eSports.
Resident Evil 7
Sea of Thieves
Featuring fully customizable characters and the fan-favorite character, Crash Bandicoot, Skylanders Imaginators promises to revitalize the slowing toys-to-life category. Attractive gameplay and characters won’t be the only thing it brings to the table, as Activision Blizzard Studios announced this week that the Skylanders Academy television show will be broadcast on Netflix. So audiences can watch the show, play the games, and collect the toys.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole
Star Trek: Bridge Crew
Ubisoft is embracing virtual reality in a big way, and it’s pushing the envelope with games like Star Trek: Bridge Crew. The game’s announcement came as a surprise, with a video featuring Star Trek actors Levar Burton, Jeri Ryan and Karl Urban, who were all deeply impressed by the experience. This is the first Star Trek game for virtual reality, and it’s easy to become excited over the prospect of boldly going where no one has gone before.
State of Decay 2
PlayStation VR steps into the weird side with Statik, the “virtual reality game about technology, perception and puzzles.”
Titanfall, the competitive sci-fi shooter featuring gigantic robots, returns this October and it will be bigger and better than ever. Not only will the game finally feature a single-player campaign, which many fans have asked for, but it is also making its debut on the PlayStation 4.
Tom Clancy’s The Division: Survival
Tom Clancy’s The Division: Underground
Trials of the Blood Dragon
Released on the same day the game was announced, Trials of the Blood Dragon marries the challenging gameplay of Trials with the neon retro ’80s sci-fi world of Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. The result is one bright and insane game.
The Walking Dead: Season 3
Watch Dogs 2
Watch Dogs 2 is one of the biggest games to be showcased at the Ubisoft pre-E3 press event, and it allows players to turn the city of San Francisco into a hacker’s playground. To promote the game, Ubisoft made it look like their presentation was being hacked by the fictional group, DedSec.
We Happy Few
World of Final Fantasy
Xbox Play Anywhere
Microsoft announced its program to unite gamers across the Xbox One and Windows 10 PC platforms. Digitally purchasing an Xbox Play Anywhere-branded game for one platform automatically gives you a copy for the other. Furthermore, progression and achievements are carried over, so players are free to continue their games from their PCs when they don’t have access to the Xbox One consoles.
Xbox One S
Xbox Project Scorpio
Announced at Microsoft’s pre-E3 press conference, Project Scorpio promises to be the most powerful console ever built. With six teraflops of power running at 60 Hz, the console will support 4K Ultra HD gaming and virtual reality, and give both developers and enthusiasts the console they’ve always wanted.