This week, we’re joined by Engadget senior editor Devindra Hardawar as we break down all the latest gaming news from the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). Later, Twitter‘s CEO steps down, LastPass is hacked, a new ruling for Uber drivers … and much much more.
When it comes to video games, I much prefer those with swords than those with guns. So when Ubisoft announced a new game this week at E3 2015 that’s all about melee combat, I and many others were quite excited.
The game is called For Honor, and it brings together three of history’s greatest warriors: Samurai, Knights, and Vikings. In it, you and some friends will take on another team of players in a brutal fight. But instead of having just a few players on each side, there’s also a small army of AI soldiers on each side clashing swords around you to really make it feel like a battle.
You can read more about For Honor and see it in action below.
There were plenty of familiar titles shown off at E3 2015, but there were of course a collection of brand new games unveiled for players to look forward to.
One of these games is Horizon: Zero Dawn from the creators of the Killzone franchise, Guerrilla Games. But while it comes from the makers of Killzone, this new game is quite a bit different form what the developer has been working on for the past decade or so.
The game reminds me a lot of an Assassin’s Creed game, only one which has been fused together with the must-play 2010 game Enslaved: Odyssey to the West (starring the great Andy Serkis, I might add!).
Continue below to check out the first gameplay demo for Horizon: Zero Dawn.
Mr. Tom Clancy left us in 2013, but his name lives on. Ubisoft brought three different titles bearing the Clancy name to E3 2015: Tom Clancy’s The Division, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands, and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege.
Ubisoft brought a whole lot of the latter title to share with excited fans. First there was a stage presentation, which consisted of a trailer featuring a very realistic video game version of Angela Bassett (before Miss Bassett herself came out) and a live co-op mission. They also released some new trailers for the game, including the Bassett one which introduces a new threat known as the White Masks, a terrorist hunt co-op trailer, and a multiplayer trailer.
You can check out all of these Rainbow Six: Siege videos below.
The Just Cause games are all about giving players a big and beautiful open world map to explore and enjoy…and absolutely annihilate if they so choose. They’re basically the ultimate games for fans of crazy over-the-top action movies. Just Cause 2 was so big and so open to letting players do pretty much whatever they wanted to—both inside the game world and with the actual game itself through modding—that a bunch of people are still playing it to this very day five years after it was released.
So when it came to making Just Cause 3, which was officially announced back in November of 2014, you knew developer Avalanche Studios was going to go so much bigger. The game was at E3 2015, where a new gameplay trailer was shared along with a lengthy gameplay demo. The videos showcase the huge open world the game is set in, the various vehicles and toys you have to play with, and the symphony of destruction you can compose with them. It’s enough to make Michael Bay weep with joy. And Michael Bay does NOT weep. At best, he maybe just grunts a little.
You can watch the gameplay trailer and demo below.