E3: the best announcements left by the event in its virtual edition
After a year of absence for the pandemic, finally the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) returned with several novelties for video game lovers, although it did not meet all the expectations in the matter of the announcements that had budgeted.
This year’s edition, which took place between June 12 and 15, was completely virtual due to the covid-19, after the 2020 version was canceled for this very reason.
Although not everything has been bad for this industry, since it registered millionaire earnings over the last year, with a 20 percent increase in revenue, according to data from the market intelligence firm IDC.
The first big announcement of the day was made by the Mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, noting that the 2022 edition it will be face-to-face. Likewise, Nintendo and Xbox made revelations about the upcoming titles and the new editions of their popular games. We tell you here what were the most important news.
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1. Nintendo did not reveal the new model of its Switch console
To the disappointment of many fans and controversial several rumors, Nintendo decided that it is not yet the time to present the new version of its console Switch, which was released more than four years ago.
Even so, he gave a taste of what is new in the saga Zelda. The Japanese company showed some images of the sequel The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which will be released next year.
Among what was known in the video of less than two minutes, the settings are less dark and, to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the video game, Nintendo will launch a special edition of its consola Game & Watch con versiones de The Legend of Zelda, Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link y The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening.
2. Xbox comes with more titles and news in Game Pass
undoubtedly the announcement of Microsoft it was one of the most anticipated at the event. The company presented with Bethesda, the conglomerate of studies that it acquired totally this year, the titles that will present soon.
Halo Infinite will hit the market later this year, after delaying the launch in 2020. Its version of multiplayer It will be free to play, and details of its battle systems and customization were also known, which look quite interesting.
On the other hand, since last June 13, users of Game Pass can access 10 new titles of Bethesda; entre ellos están Doom, The Evil Within 2, Rage y Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.
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3. Square Enix and Guardians of the Galaxy
On October 26, the video game of Guardians of the Galaxy. Players will perform as Star-Lord, but they will be accompanied by Gamora, Rocket Raccoon, Groot and Drax. During the games, decisions must be made that affect the development of the story.
But that wasn’t the only announcement for fans of the Marvel universe, Square Enix also showed the expansion that War for Wakanda will have, where Black Panther will be available as a game character. Fans will not have to wait long, in August this year this update will be enabled, in which further development is given to T’Challa and Ulysses Klaue.
4. Ubisoft: images from the Avatar video game and the collaboration with Mario
The French firm surprised with the announcement of the collaboration with Nintendo for Mario + Rabbids of Hope, the sequel to the strategy video game. On this occasion, players will be able to enjoy a galactic version, in which they must complete different missions. It will be on the market next year.
What’s more, Ubisoft revealed the first images of the world of Pandora from Avatar for consoles. The company confirmed the arrival of Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, a game that from 2022 will be enabled for PS5, Xbox Series X, Amazon Luna, Google Stadia and computers.
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5. Bandai Namco and Capcom, the ones that didn’t fare well
For various experts and video game lovers, this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo fell a bit short in terms of advertisements.
Bandai Namco disappointed on the last day of the event by showing only the preview of the third installment of The Dark Pictures Anthology, your horror video game.
Fans were waiting to know details of other titles of the brand such as Elder Ring y Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, but finally that did not happen. On the other hand, Capcom gave only details of a new DLC for Resident Evil Village and did not give any announcements of new video games. The critics did not wait.
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