Unmissable Game Trailers From E3
E3 2021 brought plenty of disappointment and a tonne of excitement and surprises. This year, the cinematic and gameplay trailers took centre stage due to the fully virtual nature of the event.
Nintendo, Microsoft, Bethesda, Square Enix and plenty of indie developers all had their chance to showcase the announcements and reveals they’ve been keeping quiet about. There were some slow moments and some difficulty for people wanting to watch. A plethora of links to a multitude of sites was perhaps a little confusing for some viewers. The schedule was available only a few days before it kicked off, and additions to the schedule came up every day, making it difficult to know when and where to tune in.
By its close—although there are still plenty of follow-up broadcasts coming from developers—E3 wrapped with a myriad of thrilling new game trailers and new game releases already being hyped.
Here are the game trailers from E3 2021 that you might have missed but definitely need to watch:
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
Square Enix had a bit of a dull reception, but Guardians of the Galaxy looks ready to impress. 80s tunes and team banter are coming to this game being developed by Deus Ex studio Eidos Montreal. The best bit? No microtransactions.
The Bethesda RPG epic has been causing a stir since 2018. The release date is finally here and Starfield is coming to players November 11, 2022.
AVATAR: FRONTIERS OF PANDORA
Ubisoft’s Massive Entertainment is bringing this sequel Avatar game, set on the planet Pandora. It’s due for launch 2022.
Vampires, the developers at Arkane, and Microsoft make Redfall one of the biggest games to watch out for, launching 2022.
FORZA HORIZON 5
This next instalment in the Forza Horizon series will feature some next-gen visuals to look out for.
THE OUTER WORLDS 2
And the winner of ‘trailer that’s both underwhelming and exciting’ goes to… The Outer Worlds 2! It’s just a title, but it’s enough to get an entire fanbase riled and ready.
Somerville is a gorgeous, dark, and thought-provoking game following a family’s survival of a global catastrophe.
FAR CRY 6
Anything Far Cry 6 is unmissable right now.
LIFE IS STRANGE: TRUE COLORS
The E3 trailer looks into how the powers, based on the concept of empathy, will work. True Colors is launching this September.
WE ARE OFK
This game is touted as an interactive series following a fictional pop group, and the trailer gives us an insight into how stylish and interesting this decision-based game will be.
The next release from Variable State. Last Stop is coming out on July 22.
Sable is a visually stunning game with a huge world to explore. Releasing September 23.
THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD 2
This is one of the most anticipated games of E3, with a gorgeous new trailer showing off a stunning new Zelda world in the skies.
Metroid Dread is really coming! It’s launching on the Switch on October 8th.