All the games from AC to Ys
E3 2013 will be the biggest show in years. With new consoles from Microsoft and Sony revealed, and indie developers more powerful than ever, the time for speculation is over and the time for kick-ass games is now.
We want to make sure you know what you're getting into when you tune in for the blitzkrieg of gaming news from (roughly) June13. We dove deep into our database (cross-referenced with the efforts of those ever-vigilant NeoGAFers) for this comprehensive list of every game we expect to appear somewhere in the halls of the Los Angeles Convention Center. Scroll on.
Break out of San Francisco's notorious prison island in 1954: Alcatraz through puzzles, dialogue, and multiple endings in this PC adventure from the makers of Deponia.
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag dons the hood of Caribbean pirate Edward Kenway. Fight ship-to-ship, freerun across cities, and scour the briny deep for loot on PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, and Xbox 360.
Batman: Arkham Origins
Roam an expanded Gotham in Batman: Arkham Origins and meet the villains who will plague the Dark Knight for the rest of his days on PC, PS3, Wii U, and Xbox 360.
Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate
A PS Vita and 3DS sidescrolling Metroidvania adventure infused with Bat-gadgetry and badassery, it's hard to believe nobody already thought of Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate.
Battlefield 4 leads EA's charge into next-gen on PS4, as well as PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. Online shootouts never looked so stupefyingly good.
Platinum Games has revealed little about Bayonetta 2,its bullet-blasting, hair-fighting action sequel. E3's the perfect time to see more of her graceful gunslinging.
Beyond: Two Souls
Grow up with Ellen Page and her invisible friend in the next Quantum Dream PS3 drama, Beyond: Two Souls. The supernatural looms near in this cinematic thriller.
Black Gold Online
The developers behind Age of Wushu turn their MMORPG craft to steampunk fantasy Black Gold Online. Action combat and era-appropriate gear set this PC title apart.
The world of Blackguards needs heroes, but all it got was a murderer and his gang of rogues. They'll do their worst in this PC turn-based RPG.
A vampire hunter and vampiress team up in action RPG Blood Knights. Jump, dodge, and slay your way through a dark gothic world alone or in co-op on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.
Bound By Flame
Surrender your soul for greatness or tough it out as a lowly mortal in action RPG Bound By Flame for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.
Bravely Default: Flying Fairy
An old-school Final Fantasy-style RPG with turn-based combat and swappable job systems, Bravely Default: Flying Fairy has it all in a 3DS-sized package.
Double Fine's Kickstarter Adventure takes form in Broken Age. This PC point-and-click adventure tells the parallel stories of a space boy and village girl.
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
Two thumbsticks control Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons in a journey to cure their ailing father. Work together (with yourself) to solve unique puzzles on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
Fight off a Cold War-era alien invasion in tactical third-person battles on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. Lead your squad well, because in The Bureau: XCOM DeclassifiedKIA buddies stay that way.
Call of Duty: Ghosts
Call of Duty: Ghosts kicks off a new subseries, starring a team of masked soldiers. Expect to see a lot more about this next-gen, PS3, and Xbox 360 shooter.
Castle of Illusion
Castle of Illusion reimagines Mickey Mouse's Sega platforming classic in a fullydownload on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 continues the action-packed reboot of the vampiric origin story continues on PS3 and Xbox 360. Bring your combat cross.
Civilization V: Brave New World
Expansion pack No. 2, Civilization V: Brave New World adds more international trade options, a U.N.-style diplomacy endgame, and several new scenarios.
Command & Conquer
A free-to-play first for the vaunted RTS series, the new Command & Conquer will push competitive play with multiple factions, and will also include some variety of single player.
Company of Heroes 2
Really, Company of Heroes 2 has : the invading Nazis, the defending Soviets, and the bitter Russian winter. It's a fresh (chilly) breeze for RTS games on PC.
The Dark Eye: Demonicon
Fantasy RPG The Dark Eye: Demonicon evokes Mass Effect-style dialogue choices and top-down action combat on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 as a brother and sister fight across the harsh world of Adventuria.
Dark Souls II
Dark Souls II will balance its staple beloved/hated harsh philosophy with a more beginner-friendly approach. Probably still going to die. A lot.
Plunge into ancient, unknown ruins and fill supernatural foes with hot lead in pulpy first-person shooter Deadfall Adventures for PC and Xbox 360.
Marvel's merc-with-a-mouth gets his fill of comic violence in Deadpool: The Game. Come for the combat, stay for the fourth-wall-breaking quips and irreverent singalongs.
Bungie enters its post-Halo era with an open world, MMOish shooter. Destiny's planned to span console generations, but we know it will hit PS4, PS3, and Xbox 360.
Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness
Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness brings the bizarre tactical RPG story back to Demon Overlord Laharl on PS3. Now he just has to get his subjects to respect him.
Figurines come to life through Skylanders-esque NFC tech in Disney Infinity for PS3, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, and 3DS, using unique talents to create toybox-style worlds or adventure through themed levels.
Divinity: Original Sin
Tactical turn-based strategy gets an optional co-op kick in Divinity: Original Sin, a Kickstarted RPG which boasts a world simultaneously reactive to multiple players.
Dragon Age 3: Inquisition
BioWare's fantasy epic takes to Frostbite 3 to tell a bigger, more open story than its claustrophobic prequel. The rumors say Dragon Age 3: Inquisition is a next-gen contender.
The studio behind Odin Sphere and Muramasa injects RPG progression into old-school brawling with Dragon's Crown. Play online co-op on PS3 and Vita.
PS4's inaugural racer is obsessively detailed, and incredibly social. Drive Club's online challenges add co-operative community progression to the typical online showdowns.
Dynasty Warriors 8
Tecmo Koei's historical slash-em-up series returns in Dynasty Warriors 8, this time killing thousands of anonymous Chinese soldiers on PS3 and Xbox 360.
The Elder Scrolls Online
Bethesda's flagship series opens its world to hundreds of players at once in The Elder Scrolls Online. Action combat and warring realms promise to set this PC MMORPG apart.
The Evil Within
Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami returns to survival horror on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 in The Evil Within. What could go wrong in a decrepit insane asylum?
Improved AI, better ball handling simulations, and more mark FIFA 14 as a promising successor on PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. Good chance it dribbles up to next-gen, as well.
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster
The PlayStation 2 RPG classics return together on PS3 and seperately on Vita as Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster.
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is a second chance for the MMORPG to shine on PC and PS3, with all new systems and storylines in a familiar world.
Frozen Synapse: Tactics
Turn-based strategy game Frozen Synapse: Tactics remakes its PC counterparts' unique simultaneous action system into a downloadable title on PS3 and PS Vita.
Game & Wario
Wii U title Game & Wario combines TV and GamePad play across several manic minigames: from playing WarioWare microgames past your bedtime to stealing fruit.
The adventure trilogy concludes in Goodbye Deponia, in which Rufus and Goal must overcome just a few more minor catastrophes to save their world.
inFamous: Second Son
The superpowered torch is passed in inFamous: Second Son, a PS4 exclusive. Use flame and smoke to take down a totalitarian government across an open world.
Just Cause 3
Rico Rodriguez's return to open-world madness has yet to be officially announced, but its creators have dropped some unsubtle hints indicating that will change soon.
Killer is Dead
Suda 51 and Grasshopper Manufacture's next stylized, hyperviolent thriller stars an assassin with a katana and interchangeable bionic arm. Killer is Dead will slice up PS3 and Xbox 360.
Fight through the Vektan-Helghan war as a gun for hire in Killzone: Mercenary for PS Vita. Kill with flair for extra cash in single player and online.
Killzone: Shadow Fall
The fight comes back to Vekta in this Killzone: Shadow Fall, an eye-popping PlayStation 4 shooter. Future World War II never looked so good.
Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix
A prettified update of the first game, Re; Chain of Memories, and cinematics for 358/2 days, Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix retells the Disney/Square story on PS3.
Knack is a PS4 action platformer about a plucky little robot that can change shape and size with whatever loose materials are on hand.
The Last of Us
A grizzled man and a teenage girl rely on each other to survive in the post-apocalyptic world of Naughty Dog's The Last of Us for PS3.
Legend of Zelda 3DS
The top-down world of A Link to the Past returns in the yet-unnamed Legend of Zelda 3DS. Save Hyrule's Light and Dark World's in an all-new story.
Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
The beautiful cartoon world of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD looks smoother than ever. Explore the sea in your talking boat all over again.
Lego Marvel Super Heroes
The Avengers and more than 100 others (yes, even Galactus) assemble in Lego Marvel Super Heroes for pretty much every console.
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII stars just one playable character--the titular pink-haired heroine--in the final arc of her far-reaching story on PS3 and Xbox 360.
Lost Planet 3
Western developer Spark takes over on Lost Planet 3, a prequel to the unique third-person shooter series for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. The insectoid akrid don't take kindly to new settlers.
Madden NFL 25
Madden NFL 25 celebrates a quarter century of EA Sports' gridiron juggernaut on PS3 and Xbox 360, with new defensive improvements and more than 30 ball carrier moves.
Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2014
Build your own deck in Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2014's Sealed play mode, with new opportunities and synergies arising each time on mobile, PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.
Magrunner: Dark Pulse
Action puzzler Magrunner is , showing the oozing intersection of far-flung science and ancient evils on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.
Mario Golf: World Tour
The 3DS golf drought ends with Mario Golf: World Tour, where heroes and villains alike tee off in realistic and fantastical Mushroom Kingdom courses.
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team
Roam Luigi's subconscious as you mess with his sleeping form in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, the first 3DS game in the RPG series.
Mario Kart Wii U
Nintendo's revealed little about Mario Kart Wii U, but it has confirmed the next in the mascot racing series will make an appearance at E3.
Mario Party 3DS
Ain't no party like a Mario Party 3DS party because a Mario Party 3DS party has seven different game boards and 81 new minigames.
Discover the ancient secret of princess Sadja in this lavishly illustrated PC adventure game from the developers behind Deponia.
Metal Gear Solid V
Big Boss adapts to a new open-world of tactical espionage possibilities in Metal Gear Solid V. The Fox Engine shines on PS3, Xbox 360, and very likely next gen.
Might & Magic X: Legacy
The first-person RPG series returns to its roots in Might & Magic X Legacy for PC, in which four customizable heroes adventure across the untamed Agyn peninsula.
An action-RPG prequel to the Mistborn trilogy of fantasy novels, Mistborn: Birthright for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 brings metal-magic allomancy to the fore of its combat.
Muramasa Rebirth brings the original game's beautiful handdrawn artwork and fast sidescrolling combat to PS Vita, along with four additional characters and scenarios.
Murdered: Soul Suspect
The hardest case to solve is your own homicide in Murdered: Soul Suspect, a mysterious new afterlife investigation game for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.
NBA Live 14
NBA Live 14 may finally end EA Sports' years-long basketball drought after several false starts. It's about time the NBA 2K series got some company again.
Need for Speed
Another year means another Need for Speed. Rumors are flying that we'll see an Underground reboot from Criterion Studios this time around.
The Night of the Rabbit
A fantastic world of magic, mystery, and talking animals opens up to twelve-year-old dreamer Jerry in The Night of the Rabbit, a point-and-click adventure from Deponia developers Daedalic Entertainment.
Use the Wii U's GamePad to coordinate three hungry space explorers and their legions of obedient little plant people in Pikmin 3, in single-player and multiplayer.
Pokemon X and Y
Pokemon X and Y are the first ever fully 3D Pokemon games, with a new generation of monsters to catch and European-inspired world to explore on 3DS.
Primal Carnage: Genesis
Genetically engineered dinosaurs hunt you through tropical jungles and man-made environs alike in Primal Carnage: Genesis, an episodic first-person adventure for PS4.
A multiplayer online battle arena for PC, Prime World mixes traditional MOBA fair with several arenas, persistent talent-based character development, and an upgradable home castle.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2014
Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 upgrades to Kojima Productions' impressive Fox Engine for better visuals (which are still under wraps), animations, and more fluid gameplay.
Project Cars is a community-funded hardcore racing sim for PC, PS3, Wii U, and Xbox 360, with advanced physics and a deep franchise/career mode.
Project X Zone
Sixty characters from dozens of Capcom, Sega, and Namco Bandai franchises come together in tactical RPG Project X Zone. The 3DS can barely hold this much fan service.
PS3 exclusive Puppeteer stars a young-boy-turned-puppet. With his trusty pair of scissors, he quests for his missing head through the unpredictable stages of a magical marionette theatre.
An invisible boy is outlined by the downpour in PS3 adventure Rain. Only problem is, the monsters between him and a mysterious girl are invisible, too.
The Raven is an episodic point-and-click adventure for PC that tells both sides of every heist: the master thief at work, and the investigators who pursue him.
The limbless wonder is back with friends in Rayman Legends, a fast and vibrant 2D platformer for PS3, Wii U, and Xbox 360.
Rise of the Triad
Fast action and twisted weaponry like the Excalibat and Drunk Missile return on PC in Rise of the Triad, a remake of the classic 1994 shooter.
Rune Factory 4
Be careful when you fight the monsters in 3DS fantasy RPG Rune Factory 4, because they turn into potential Harvest-Moon style romance options.
Four-player co-op action RPG Sacred 3 casts players as a new adventuring crew, who must overthrow an evil empire on PC, PS3, PS Vita, and Xbox 360.
Saints Row IV
The Boss is now the President, and in Saints Row IV he or she must fight out of an alien-run simulation of Steelport on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. Oh, and you get superpowers.
Shadowrun Returns resurrects the cyberpunk fantasy RPG with a Fallout-style tactical turn-based combat system. Street samurai and megacorporations collide in this Kickstarted PC title.
The makers of Hard Reset resurrect PC shooter Shadow Warrior with an emphasis on fast, arcadey action and intricate slicing-and-dicing with protagonist Lo Wang's magic katana.
Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments
The British investigator's adventuresome cases get a brand new look in Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. Murders, disappearances, and thefts are elementary for the sharpest mind in London--and Creepy Watson.
Shin Megami Tensei IV
A young man is chosen to become a post-apocalyptic samurai in Shin Megami Tensei IV, an upcoming 3DS addition to the demon-battling-and-capturing RPG series.
Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem
Two JRPG staples team up in Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem, a Nintendo/Atlus crossover for Wii U. Relationship building and turn-based demon slaying are a good bet.
Splinter Cell: Blacklist
Sam Fisher's action repertoire grows alongside his stable of stealthy machination on Splinter Cell Blacklist for PC, PS3, Wii U, and Xbox 360. Also, Mercs. vs. Spies multiplayer is back.
South Park: The Stick of Truth
Build your own new kid and set off into a world of imagination in South Park: The Stick of Truth, an RPG for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.
State of Decay
Band together with other survivors to fortify safehouses and make dangerous supply runs in the zombie-infested open world of State of Decay for Xbox 360.
Super Mario Wii U
Nintendo's confirmed its EAD team behind Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario 3D Land is at work on a Wii U platformer starring the agile plumber, but has said no more until now.
Super Smash Bros. Wii U / 3DS
The next Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS is being co-developed with Namco Bandai, and is set to be revealed just before E3's doors open.
Super T.I.M.E Force
Contra-style sidescrolling gets a unique new twist in Super T.I.M.E. Force for Xbox 360, in which every death just means another machine-gunning maniac to fight alongside.
Tales of Xillia
Choose from one of two protagonists and experience the parallel stories of Tales of Xilia, a long-awaited PS3 extension of the Tales JRPG series.
A paper world bends, rips, and folds to your touch in Media Molecule's PS Vita adventure, Tearaway. Watch out for papercuts as you guide Iota to victory.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
The heroes in a half-shell return to co-op brawling goodness with a new look in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.
The original first-person larcenist returns in Thief for PC and next-gen consoles. Garrett's story begins anew in this reboot of the influential stealth series.
Much of the talent behind Call of Duty has worked for years on a new sci-fi shooter codenamed Titan. Respawn's teased its long-awaited reveal at E3.
Time and Eternity
Time and Eternity's lavishly animated characters blur the line between JRPG and anime in a timeline-hopping quest to save a doomed lover.
Total War: Rome II
The historical strategy series returns to its roots in Total War: Rome II. Expand or overthrow the Roman Empire with individualized units across tremendous battlefields.
Transistor builds on Bastion's top-down action combat with a new pause-and-play tactics mode and mysterious sci-fi flair. It has no confirmed platforms so far, but that ought to change soon.
Styled after slasher movies, Until Dawn turns PS3 Move Controllers into a flashlight: a group of teens' constant companion through a terrorized night in the woods.
Valhalla Knights 3
Valhalla Knights 3 for PS Vita uses seven-on-seven battles with customizable parties. Don't forget each warrior's individual affection score, which influences her behavior in and out of battle.
The grandaddy of post-apocalyptic RPGs returns in the Kickstarted Wasteland 2. Tactical combat with customizable squads is the order of the day in this throwback PC game.
Hacker vigilante Aiden Pearce bends near-future Chicago's citywide operating system to his will in open-world action game Watch Dogs. It's set for PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, and Xbox 360.
Wii Fit U
More than 20 new activities and exercises boot players off the couch in Wii Fit U, which comes with its own activity-tracking Fit Meter for daily life.
Wii U Party
Miis populate the pick-up-and-play friendly minigames of Wii U Party, including one-GamePad two-player boardgame baseball, dice, and a gameshow-style spinning wheel.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Geralt of Rivera's trilogy concludes in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on PC and next-gen systems. A bigger, more open world than ever before beckons.
The Witness, from the creator of Braid, lets players wander around a quiet island and solve line puzzles informed by their environment. It's confirmed for PS4, and will likely land elsewhere, too.
The Wolf Among Us
Telltale's adventure stars Fables' Big Bad Wolf. Keep your fellow fairy tales safe and hidden in the streets of New York City in The Wolf Among Us on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.
Wolfenstein: The New Order
B.J. Blaskowicz kills Nazis in an alternate 1960 after the Germans won World War II. Turn Hitler's high-tech superweapons against him in Wolfenstein: The New Order on PC, current-gen, and next-gen consoles.
The Wonderful 101
The Wonderful 101 is a unique new project from Platinum Games: a Wii U exclusive in which dozens of heroes work together to save the earth from huge alien invaders.
Monolith Soft's mysterious new game looks a lot like Xenoblade, but little is known aside from that. It may even be an MMO, or Monster-Hunter style game.
Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z
Ryu Hayabusa's resurrected rival Yaiba slices through legions of zombies in Yaiba Ninja Gaiden Z. 3D manga-style visuals meet grindhouse violence on PS3 and Xbox 360.
The team behind Kirby's Epic Yarn knits up a new platforming adventure for Mario's dinosaur pal with Yarn Yoshi, exclusively on Wii U.
Yoshi's Island 3DS
Yoshi and his lil' plumber ward return in another platforming adventure of their very own, Yoshi's Island. Slurp baddies, toss eggs, get paid.
Young Justice: Legacy
DC Comics' teen heroes team up in Young Justice: Legacy, an action RPG for 3DS, PC, PS3, Wii U, and Xbox 360 which lands between the first and second seasons of its namesake cartoon.
Ys: Memories of Celceta
Ys: Memories of Celceta retells and expands the story of Ys IV once more, as hero Adol Christin ventures out into the world on PS Vita.
The madness is only beginning
That's, 121 games if you weren't counting. Expect even more to pop up as secretive developers unveil their games for the first time.
Did we miss any? Looking forward to a certain game's triumphant unveiling in particular? Let us know in the comments.