The much raved about Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2016, dubbed as the biggest annual gaming convention, is scheduled to launch on June 14.
The event will last for three days and culminate on June 16, to be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center. A myriad of game developers and studios will be attending the event to showcase the latest titles from their arsenal, revealing more details about upcoming games.
Some of these highly-anticipated games will be discussed below, specifically Final Fantasy XV, The Legend of Zelda, The Last Guardian, Horizon Zero Dawn, and Mass Effect: Andromeda.
Final Fantasy XV
Square Enix's ever-popular series Final Fantasy will be launching its next sequel, Final Fantasy XV, on Sept. 30, 2016. The title's free demo was recently released to the public, giving fans a taste of what's to come.
Earlier, the Final Fantasy's collector's edition of about 30,000 copies was sold out in about 30 minutes after release, giving us a basic understanding that the game is, without a doubt, one of the most popular titles featured in this year's E3.
Set in the world of Eos, players will be playing as Noctis, the Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Lucis, and will be set upon a quest to reclaim the throne.
The Legend Of Zelda
Nintendo's next installment in The Legend of Zelda series has had some hiccups along the way with its official launch getting pushed down the line. Earlier rumors suggested that the company may be planning to port the game onto its next-gen console, dubbed the "Nintendo NX." In a later statement, however, developers did reaffirm that the game will be released on the Nintendo Wii U.
Whatever the case may be, The Legend of Zelda will be holding its own presentation slot in the E3 event as confirmed by the company itself. Developers will be live-streaming in-game footage from the actual game which until then has had little details released about its narrative and overall gameplay.
The Legend of Zelda has no official release date but is expected to hit the shelves in 2017.
The Last Guardian
The Last Guardian is Team Ico's third platformer game release ... well, hopefully, soon-to-be-released third platformer, as fans eagerly await if Sony will be announcing a final and legit release date in this year's E3. It's been almost 10 years since the game was initially announced after major successes from the studio's first two games, Ico, and Shadow of the Colossus.
Team Ico's games are known for its visual art style, compelling storyline, and complex level design. The studio's latest addition features a young boy and his massive companion, Trico, working together as a team to solve puzzles.
Most fans anticipate that perhaps Sony will be announcing a final release date for the game as it has been previously stated to be launched this year. Then again, after 10 years, there's still that nagging feeling that it'll somehow, in some way, be pushed back again. One cannot stop hoping, though, as the dates for the E3 convention dawn upon us.
Horizon Zero Dawn
Guerilla Games' Horizon Zero Dawn was formerly announced in the previous E3 convention capturing most of the audience's attention with its rather unique game world. Of course, the stunning visuals, larger-than-life animals and smooth bow-and-arrow combat system were a treat but its bizarre world was what left a lasting impression.
Horizon Zero Dawn features Aloy, who supposedly takes her inspiration from Game of Throne's Ygritte, set in a new age where nature and machine are combined, creating an era of mechanical beasts.
The game was supposedly set for a launch date this year but has been pushed back to February 28 of next year. Fans eagerly await, though, for more details on the game's open-world setting, expected to be showcased at the upcoming E3 convention.
Mass Effect: Andromeda
In case you haven't heard, EA won't be joining E3 2016 and instead, will be holding an event of its own, EA Play, on June 12-14 in Los Angeles. Mass Effect: Andromeda, however, makes it to this list because of the series' past protagonist, Commander Shepherd, and its epic storyline.
BioWare's consistent effort to pay attention to character development and engaging storylines have affected most, if not all, gamers at some point through their successful titles - Mass Effect and Dragon Age - both of which feature compelling environments and immersive narratives.
There hasn't been much detail on the new Mass Effect: Andromeda, save for some general direction and artworks, and EA has promised to deliver more news on the game in its upcoming public event.
Aren't you guys excited, though? What other games are you looking forward to in this year's upcoming game conventions?