The annual gaming mega-convention E3 is upon us next week and the anticipation for what will be seen and revealed is building to a fire. With tons of games both confirmed and rumored to be there, the week is always a whirlwind of announcements and hands on impressions for the next wave of hit games. Once again, us at FextraLife will be on site in Los Angeles with first hand accounts of everything that goes on as well as closed door game demos with developers and publishers. Here is where we are going to be and who we are going to see day by day along with some helpful links of past coverage to help you get a great idea of what to expect!
We’ll be in attendance for Bethesda’s E3 conference Sunday night at 9PM PST and are extremely intrigued to see what they’ll be showing. We know they’re working on projects that have been kept well under wraps. We theorized ourselves recently that we may see the next Elder Scrolls game announced, with Skyrim getting a little long in the tooth. It’s also possible we will see a Fallout 4 or Skyrim VR reveal and even a new IP. Whatever it is, this conference is possibly the one most clouded in mystery.
EA Play/Battlefront II
We will be heading over to the EA Play installation for some hands on time with Star Wars Battlefront II. If you’ve watched some of our livestreams, you’ll know how much fun we had horribly playing the first game way back when it was in open beta. We’re big fans of Star Wars and are looking forward to seeing what Battlefield developer DICE is going to be doing with the next installment.
Sony PlayStation Conference
Sony’s conference is an experience and they never seem to fail to deliver in spectacle and reveals and we are fully expecting the same this year. The rumors are already flying over a Bloodborne 2 reveal or possibly a brand new From Software game altogether. Additionally, we can expect some more God of War looks, as well as first party news from games like Horizon Zero Dawn, Uncharted, The Last of Us, Death Stranding and more. And we can certainly bet they’ll do something unexpected that surprises us into a jaw drop.
With the conference behind us, we’re looking forward to getting some up close and personal time with their reveals for ourselves. We’ll be out there bright and early getting some first hand impressions on what Sony is showing and will be bringing you all of the insights we’ve gathered.
This is the first of our 2 sessions with Bandai Namco and we’re anticipating a look at some fresh titles from the publisher/developer. We have already seen Code Vein announced from the team behind the God Eater series of games and are hopeful to get some hands on time with it and we can bet we’ll see some Dark Souls merch on display.
- Bandai Namco’s Code Vein Project Is A Dungeon Exploration RPG From The Creators Of God Eater
- Code Vein New Screenshots And More Details Revealed
- Code Vein Releases Official Announcement Trailer
Dauntless (2017 PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Online party based monster hunting is right up our alley. Phoenix Labs’ Dauntless is certain to turn some heads at the conference. We haven’t seen a whole lot of gameplay to date, so this is going to be a great opportunity to get a sense of how the game handles. As a result, we’re really excited for our hands on time with it!
- Free To Play Co-Op RPG Dauntless Announced
- Dauntless Preview: Big Game Hunting
- Dauntless Gameplay Trailer Shows Some Party Based Monster Slaying
Absolver (August 2017 PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Devolver Digital’s anti-E3 setup in the Hooter’s parking lot is now the stuff of lore. Last year, SloClap’s Absolver was a surprise show stopper hit for those who ventured from the confines of the LA Convention Center to give the game a go. Its innovate blend of fighting game with RPG mechanics that allow you to master and customize a fighting style has plenty of gamers eager for a better look, especially Souls veterans.
- Absolver: Unforgiving By Design
- Absolver Interview With SloClap, Details On Story, PvE, PvP And More
- Absolver Releasing This August On PS4 And PC, New Combat Trailer Released
Vampyr (2017 PS4, Xbox One, PC)
We saw Vampyr for the first time during last E3 and came away from the demo impressed. We followed up with Life is Strange developer Dontnod at Gamescom and had a chance to interview them about the game. The moody nature of the game and its weighty dialogue and choices of who to feed on struck as and once we saw the combat in action, we couldn’t help but think Bloodborne. It’s been quiet on the development front recently so we’re sure to see a lot that’s new.
- Vampyr: Shades Of Red Preview
- Vampyr Developer Interview With Dontnod: Story, Vampiric Powers, Weapons & Setting
- New Vampyr Trailer Shows Off Deadly Gameplay
Call of Cthulu (2017 PS4, Xbox One, PC)
This game has flown a little under the radar but it’s an investigative horror RPG developed by Cyanide who did Styx: Shards of Darkness. It incorporates Lovecraftian horror with stealth and detective elements and is going to have similarities with the pen and paper RPG game.
Kingdom Come Deliverance (2017 PS4, Xbox One, PC)
The realism centric RPG, Kingdom Come Deliverance, from Warhorse Studios, coming to PC and consoles is nearing a release and we’ve had a couple of chances to play it hands on as well as interview the developers. Each time we come away blown away by how immersive and ambitious the title is and expect more of the same this year.
- Kingdom Come: Deliverance Preview
- Kingdom Come: Deliverance – Warhorse Studios Interview
- An Evening With Warhorse: Kingdom Come Deliverance Demo E3 2016
- Kingdom Come: Deliverance Interview With Warhorse: Development Update, DLC, Taking Chances & Building A Community
Elex (October 2017 PS4, Xbox One, PC)
From Piranha Bytes and THQ Nordic, Elex is coming out this October for all platforms and is an open-world sandbox RPG that blends science fiction and fantasy. We saw it last year at E3 in it’s early pre-alpha state and the game had potential for some expansive quest focused gameplay and we’re looking forward to seeing how it has progressed since then.
Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire (2018 PC)
Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire, the sequel to Pillars of Eternity is highly anticipated by those who follow famed developer Obsidian Entertainment. After last year’s alternative history sequel of Tyranny, the true sequel will take the franchise deeper. The game had a very successful crowdfunding campaign and this is going to be for many the first time we get a good long look at the game.
- Pillars Of Eternity 2: Deadfire Announced, Crowdfunding Campaign Launched By Obsidian
- Pillars Of Eternity 2: Deadfire: Obsidian Development Update
We wrap up our E3 journey with our second session with Bandai Namco, and bring it all home for the week.
Be sure to stay glued to the blog as well as our Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, forums and Discord for up to the minute updates on all the happenings of the week. We’ll be sure to have both great information and great entertainment in good measure. Let’s see if our predictions for E3 2017 come true. We’ve gotten pretty good at this fortune telling stuff. What are you most excited to see? Let us know in the comments!
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