This year’s E3 2015 had a ton of great titles. Some of them coming out soon, others without even a single release date. My only challenge was to pick five out of the thousands of titles that were shown at this year’s showcase, and here they are in no particular order.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
The tactical third person shooter from the series is back, but taking a brand new twist in the series. Instead of going through chapters, the entire game will be open world based, almost anything can happen. Setting place in Bolivia, you are part of a four man squad, issued to take down a drug operation that’s effecting the entire government. It’s up to you and your team on how you want to take them down. For example, you can go in guns blazing or you can take them down quietly. For each choice you make, you can see the consequences that follow for the drug operations as they quietly break apart from the inside, giving you a complete advantage from time to time. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands has no specific release date but will be for Playstation 4, XBOX One, and PC.
After years of playing Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, it’s FINALLY here. Fallout 4 takes place in Boston, Massachusetts. You play as the Lone Wanderer from Vault 111, waking up from cryogenic sleep 200 years after the A-Bomb hits. As you leave the Vault, you explore post-apocalyptic landscapes, surviving wave after wave of mutated enemies, and for the first time in the series, you can customize your weapons and make your own settlements. XBOX One owners can also play with user created mods and have a free copy of Fallout 3. Fallout 4 comes out on November 10th, 2015 for the Playstation 4, XBOX One, and PC.
Horizon: Zero Dawn
It seems that Guerrilla Games is stepping out of it’s Killzone shell and giving us something new. Horizon: Zero Dawn is a brand new open world RPG. Taking place after our time and back to the stone age, technology has taken over the lands and replaced wildlife with machines. Not much is being said about Horizon: Zero Dawn, however it’s reported that this game will be released next year for the Playstation 4.
Star Wars Battlefront
It’s been a long time since Pandemic Studios was shut down and the leaks of both photos and videos of Star Wars Battlefront 3. Since then, LucaArts was bought my Disney and there was no hope of a third installment…until now. Electronic Arts will take the helm in making a brand new Star Wars Battlefront, and since last year’s E3 tease, we’ve been dying to see some actually gameplay. So far, the game looks promising, featuring a coop-mode which can be played online and off, and a 40 player online mode. Want to win the Battle of Hoth and lose the Battle of Endor? Now’s your chance! Star Wars Battlefront is released on November 17th, 2015 for the Playstation 4, XBOX One, and PC.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
This game has been pushed back long enough, but by the looks of it, it’s worth the wait. The final installment of the Uncharted series takes place three years after the events of the third game, Drake’s Deception. Teaming up with his long lost brother Sam, Drake and his brother go on a quest to go behind the conspiracy of a long lost pirate colony, while on the way, being pursued by another rival treasure hunters. The game will also bring back competitive multiplayer, which was last seen back in Uncharted 2. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End releases next year on the Playstation 4. Can’t wait but want an easy way to catch up with the series? No problem! This October 7th, pick up the Uncharted Collection on the Playstation 4, featuring all three of the original games. Oh, did we also mention that it does come with an Uncharted 4 Multiplayer Beta Pass?
Honorable Mention: Gears Of War Ultimate Collection/Gears Of War 4
I don’t have an XBOX One yet, but besides the Halo franchise, I am a huge fan of Gears Of War. As of this moment, the Gears Of War Ultimate Collection Beta is going on and a lot of fans are pretty impressed and enjoying themselves at the moment. With the Gears Of War Ultimate Collection coming out this August 25th on the XBOX One, The Coalition Studios surprised everyone this past E3 2015 at the Microsoft Press Conference with a small glimpse of Gears Of War 4. It will be interesting to see how lead game director Rod Fergusson will be at the helm now since creator Cliff Bleszinski stepped down to focus on his own studio, Boss Key Productions. Am I nervous? No, because so far it’s looking great. Gears Of War 4 is expected to be released next year on XBOX One and PC.
Grayson M. is the Editor in Chief of Teh Lunchbox Publications and he can’t WAIT to play these games! For all your news, up to date information, previews, and reviews, keep it here on tehlunchbox.wordpress.com and LIKE and FOLLOW us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Twitch!