E3 2016: Watch Nintendo’s press event and catch up on Sony, Microsoft and Ubisoft
E3 2016 is in full swing and, now the EA, Bethesda, Microsoft, Ubisoft and Sony conferences are done and dusted, all that’s left is whatever Nintendo has up its sleeve.
Nintendo’s stream takes place on Twitch and YouTube and kicks off at 5pm BST. As always, we’ll update this page so you can watch the stream live here.
Beyond the new Legend of Zelda title for Wii U and NX, and the new Pokémon Sun and Moon on 3DS, nobody really knows what to expect from Nintendo. We already know that they won’t be showing off the Nintendo NX, but what else could they be filling their hour-long showcase with?
Keep up with what’s been happening so far at this year’s E3 by reading our short showcase summaries below.
E3 2016: How and when to watch live
E3 2016 is here, but what can you expect from the various conferences? Where can you watch them? Below is a full schedule of the main events in and around E3 2016.
E3 2016 Conference: EA Play
You can watch EA’s press conference in the Twitch stream below, followed up with an hour of Battlefield 1 32 vs. 32 multiplayer footage.
During EA’s conference we finally had a better look at Titanfall 2, including a reveal of a single-player campaign and the series’ arrival on PlayStation 4. EA also showed off more of Madden 17 and FIFA 17, with EA’s Peter Moore being joined onstage by Jose Mourinho to announce the arrival of managers to the franchise. After that we were given more of a tease of Mass Effect: Andromeda including a glimpse of two female protagonists (one of which could be the main character) and a look at some behind-the-scenes development.
The most interesting part of EA’s conference, however, was the announcement of a new indie game initiative known as EA Originals and its first release Fe. EA also dropped news that it’s hard at work on three separate Star Wars games slated for release next year and in 2018. DICE and Motive are working on a brand-new Battlefront title for 2017 with DeadSpace developer Visceral Games bringing a third-person action/adventure title to the series later next year too. Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment is also working on a Star Wars title that is, interestingly, set in a universe separate from the film franchise.
E3 2016 Conference: Bethesda
Bethesda’s press briefing is relatively new to E3, but it has already become one of the major slots at the event. This year Bethesda came with a burgeoning sack of sequels, reboots and DLC, from the eSports angled Quake Champions to a remastered version of Skyrim. You can watch the showcase above, or check out our pick of the best trailers here, including Prey and Dishonored 2.
E3 2016 Conference: Microsoft
Of the big platform owners, Microsoft was the first company to take the stage at E3. We got not one but two new consoles: The Xbox One Slim and the Project Scorpio. Game-wise Microsoft touted Gears of War 4, Dead Rising 4, Tekken 7, Halo Wars 2 and multiplayer pirate romp Sea of Thieves.
E3 2016 Conference: PC Gaming Show
PC Gamer and AMD are teaming up for this PC dedicated event, which will cover reveals and perspectives from developers such as Relic Entertainment, Bohemia Interactive and Torn Banner Studios.
E3 2016 Conference: Ubisoft
Ubisoft’s E3 2016 press briefing went on for, what seemed like, a lifetime, but now it’s over we got to see a whole host of new gameplay footage and sneaks of surprise new releases.
Hosted by US actor and ardent gamer Aisha Tyler for another year, Ubisoft unveiled more Watch Dogs 2, Ghost Recon Wildlands, For Honor and new The Division expansion. Ubisoft couldn’t resist wheeling out some new Assassin’s Creed movie footage and we also saw more of VR game Eagle Flight and the first footage of Ubi’s VR team-game Star Trek: Bridge Crew.
In terms of new games, you’ll be pleased to hear a South Park sequel is on the way in the form of South Park: The Fractured but Whole, and Grow Up is the sequel to indie-hit Grow Home. Ubisoft also unveiled a brand-new multiplayer IP with extreme-sports title Steep. Lots to process there.
E3 2016 Conference: Sony
Sony‘s E3 2016 conference held quite a few surprises, big announcements and a whole host of PlayStation VR content. Not only did the show open with a brand-new God of War reveal, we also saw a lengthy gameplay video for Horizon: Zero Dawn. After that was more The Last Guardian goodness, intriguing crime thriller Detroit: Become Human, a spooky Resident Evil 7 reveal, a completely new Spiderman and just so much more I can’t keep listing it all here.
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