Written by: Aimee MacPherson
This blog post will be focused on the biggest event of the year in gaming – for anyone who doesn’t know what I’m talking about, I mean E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) that is held in Los Angeles every year. It is a major event for anyone interested in video games and consoles from all the major companies – Sony, Nintendo, Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft, and even more. I’ll be covering just some of the highlights from this year, mentioning some highs and lows of the event.
First, let’s start with something we’ve all heard of – Skyrim from Bethesda games. Bet you thought Skyrim was fading away, right? Think again. This year almost every single presenter had something to say about Skyrim, whether it was the announcement the game would finally make its way on to a Nintendo console (Switch) or that the game would be available in VR (Playstation VR). Unfortunately, nobody was too impressed with either of these announcements seeing as Skyrim has been available for purchase on multiple platforms since 2011. It’s time to let your baby go, Bethesda. Time for Elder Scrolls VI.
Sony fared a bit better with most of their announcements, revealing some much anticipated titles including a remaster of Shadow of the Colossus, an expansion pack for Horizon Zero Dawn, and Monster Hunter World. Not only that, but they did showcase some gameplay for some previously announced and much anticipated titles, such as Destiny 2, releasing later this year on September 6, 2017.
However, the company that really brought their A-game to E3 was Nintendo, showcasing some of their most beloved series. In their press conference, they confirmed a Pokémon title will be coming to the Switch, there will be brand new Yoshi and Kirby games (both have working titles at this time), a new trailer for Super Mario Odyssey (and a catchy song to go with it – link below) and finally some news for Samus fans – Metroid Prime 4 was confirmed!
If you’re interested in checking out any of the press conferences, they can be found on YouTube, as well as the theme for Super Mario Odyssey, below.