E3 2017's biggest games: Super Mario Odyssey, Beyond Good & Evil 2, and more

E3 2017 is in full swing, and with it comes a flurry of surprising game reveals and fresh gameplay footage. With so many titles vying for your attention, it can be tough knowing what's worth your attention - but wonder no more. We've rounded up the biggest and most promising games being shown at E3 2017, with updates as soon as we hear about any hot new titles. Here are the games you need to keep an eye on, along with all the pertinent info you need to know; be sure to watch all the E3 2017 trailers and check back as E3 week continues! 

Anthem 

Platform(s): PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release date: Fall 2018

Anthem is EA and BioWare's answer to Destiny - with just a little bit of Titanfall meets Horizon: Zero Dawn for flavor. In other words, at first blush, all of Anthem's best ideas are cribbed from other, more established games. But even if that ends up being the case (and really, it's hard to judge since we've seen so little of it), who cares? This game looks gorgeous, and its world is fascinating. Destiny was more or less an RPG built by a studio that makes shooters. Anthem looks like a shooter built by a studio that makes RPGs. It'll be interesting to see who stirs the pot better. Sam Prell 

Assassin's Creed Origins 

Platform(s): PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release date: October 27, 2017

After a year off, it’s time to jump into the Animus once again. Assassin’s Creed Origins is out in October this year and takes us all the way back to Ancient Egypt where we play as Assassin Bayek. Everything has changed this time around. From the same dev team and creative director as Black Flag, Origins ditches sync towers, overhauls combat, adds more action RPG elements and even has an eagle to let you scout ahead. A seamless Egypt awaits complete with pyramids, sphinxes and a crocodile infested Nile river. Throw in horseback combat and the promise of mummification and Origins is looking like a seriously exciting addition to the Creed. Louise Blain  

A Way Out 

Platform(s): PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release date: Early 2018

A Way Out is a new game spearheaded by Josef Fares, whose most recent gig was as the writer and director for Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. The new project looks to have a lot more edge, focusing on two inmates breaking out of prison. The real kicker in this game is that it requires co-op. You can’t play it alone. That’s a gutsy move, maybe even a foolish one, but Fares’ emphatic presentation on the EA stage sold many players on the vision. The close collaboration and careful planning of working with another person would be needed for a real jailbreak, so it makes sense that the game would demand the same. No matter what, this looks like a tense, riveting story. It’s definitely one of the most original games to come out of E3 so far. Anna Washenko

Beyond Good & Evil 2 

Platform(s): TBC
Release date: TBC

Beyond Good & Evil 2 was always one of those games you bugged Ubisoft about at E3, always expecting an answer ("no, it's not canceled") but never ever thinking it was anything more than a twinkle in series creator Michel Ancel's eye. Nearly a decade after the first rumblings of its existence, however, Beyond Good & Evil 2 and been truly, officially announced - and we still have no idea what the game actually is. A CGI trailer re-introduced a vibrant and irreverent world full of talking animals, flying cars, and lots and lots of swears. Whatever this turns out to be, I'm 100% in; hopefully we don't have to wait another decade to actually play the thing. David Roberts

Destiny 2 

Platform(s): PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release date: September 6, 2017

It’s no secret that we at GamesRadar+ are big fans of Destiny, so we have been bouncing in our seats waiting for what E3 would have in store about the sequel. It looks just as special and fun as we dreamed. Ghaul seems like a great first villain, there’s some mighty shiny laser guns, and we’re getting it all earlier than expected on console. Sony also announced some sweet exclusives for PlayStation, including strikes, armor pieces, and weapons. September can’t come soon enough. Anna Washenko 

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider 

Platform(s): PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release date: September 15, 2017

This standalone expansion for Dishonored 2, Dishonored: Death of the Outsider reunites Billie Lurk and her old mentor Daud. Last time we saw them together, Daud was deciding whether to kill her for betraying him or simply exile her from Dunwall. What would bring them back together? Oh, just killing the Outsider, the mysterious entity that gave them (and Corvo and Emily) their powers. It looks like you'll definitely be able to play as Billie - who now has a rad mechanical hand - but we'll see if you can pick up the sword as Daud as well. The DLC for the original Dishonored had some of that game's best missions, so definitely keep an eye on this one. Connor Sheridan

Far Cry 5 

Platform(s): PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release date: February 27, 2018

Far Cry 5 pits you against the fanatical militia of the Eden's Gate cult in modern-day Montana - but you won't have to fight back alone. The newest E3 2017 footage of Far Cry 5 showed off all the fine folks (and animals) who've got your back in this open-world FPS, including Grace Armstrong, a sniper who covers you from afar, Boomer, a trusty canine that can attack on command and steal enemies' guns, Nick Rye, a pilot who rains bullets down from the sky, and any other players who join your cause in online co-op. Clearly, our dog Boomer is the MVP of the bunch - he's just such a good boy. Yes he is! Lucas Sullivan 

Forza Motorsport 7 

Platform(s): Xbox One, PC
Release date: October 3, 2017

We know, we know. How exciting and revolutionary can any game with the number 7 in the title be? You'd think by now that Microsoft and Turn 10 Studios would be running out of things to add or improve on in the Forza Motorsport series. But even on a purely visual level, Forza Motorsport 7 is a wonder to behold. And running on the Xbox One X in 4K? Forget about it. Sure it may not be a surprise, but who cares when a game looks this good? Sam Prell

God of War 

Platform(s): PS4
Release date: 2018

When games opt for the 'gritty, serious reboot' I tend to look on with skepticism, but I've been on board with God of War's new direction since day one. The series has always embraced mature themes, but always through the lens of a 15-year-old who found his dad's old stash of Heavy Metal magazines. The upcoming God of War on PS4 makes Kratos a grizzled dad who has clearly seen some shit, and the E3 2017 trailer hammers home that it'll be the home of ruminations on fatherhood while also putting you face-to-face with a giant freaking snake. Sony dropped a release window of Early 2018, too, and I can't wait to see where the series goes from here. David Roberts 

Hidden Agenda 

Platform(s): PS4
Release date: TBC 2017

If you didn’t tune in for Sony’s pre-show, you may have missed hearing about a surprise standout in the upcoming PlayStation lineup. Hidden Agenda is the new game from Supermassive Games (aka the Until Dawn people) that lets multiple players direct the action from their phones. As with Until Dawn, there are choices and decisions to be made. But with PlayLink, up to five players can try to influence the action. Do you save the hostage or save your partner? What approach do you take during interrogation? Which will further your own assigned hidden agenda? It’s a smart-looking take on couch co-op, exactly what “social gaming” should be. Anna Washenko  

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle 

Platform(s): Switch
Release date: August 29, 2017

If you've ever wondered what would happen if you threw Mario, Rabbids, and XCOM in a blender, well... that's pretty weird, but that's also a very prophetic prediction of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, a turn-based tactics game featuring Ubisoft's anarchic creatures invading the Mushroom Kingdom. You'll choose from Mario, Luigi, Peach, Yoshi, and a bunch of Rabbids cosplaying as the aforementioned Nintendo characters, equip them with cartoony laser guns and rocket launchers, then carefully move, attack, and take cover in grid-based battlegrounds against corrupted Rabbids (including a Piranha Plant/Rabbid hybrid and a mutated giant wearing Donkey Kong's signature tie). It's so strange a pairing, you just can't help but love it. Lucas Sullivan 

Metro Exodus 

Platform(s): PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release date: TBC 2018

Admit it, you've never played a Metro game. Well, you should. The Metro series is not only brutally difficult (and if the recent flood of Dark Souls-likes have taught us, it's that people love really freakin' hard games) but gorgeous to boot. They're also extremely well-written and realized, depicting a post-apocalyptic survival tale on par with anything from Naughty Dog that just happens to take place in Russia instead of America. Plus, Metro Exodus has mutated rats and bears. What's not to like? Sam Prell 

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