Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo weren’t the only big guns to take the stage at E3 2015 this week – third-party publishers got their moment in the spotlight too.
Here’s our round-up of the multiplatform games we’re most looking forward to from E3 2015.
Dark Souls 3 build the E3 hype
A pre-E3 leak all-but confirmed the PS4/XBO sequel was coming. But gamers who love to die endlessly still had plenty of excitement left for Bandai Namco’s official announcement trailer. No gameplay yet, but that’s some lovely CG.
Bethesda shows Dishonored 2
Another CG-only trailer and another accidental pre-show leak (this time via an overheard conversation on Twitch). But we now know Dishonored 2 is real, and if it’s as fun and thought-provoking as the first game it should be great.
Bethesda also showed more of the highly-anticipated RPG sequel Fallout 4, while we also got the first gameplay footage of the Doom reboot.
Activision and Platinum team up for Transformers
It was mostly business as usual for Activision at E3. We got Call of Duty: Black Ops III, more Skylanders, more Destiny, and a Guitar Hero reboot.
But there was also something pretty cool and unexpected. Transformers: Devasation is being developed by action game specialists Platinum Games, and its cel-shaded look just like the 80s cartoon series. Looking pretty good.
Ubisoft brings For Honor and lots of sequels
Like Activision and EA, Ubisoft is all about the franchises. So of course we got Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, Rainbow Six: Siege and Ghost Recon: Wildlands. There was also an announcement trailer for South Park: The Fractured but Whole (nice pun), a direct sequel to The Stick of Truth.
Ubi did have something brand new to show too. For Honor is a medieval 4-v-4 team-based action game with deep combat and typically impressive graphics. It’s coming for PS4 and XBO.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided looking fantastic
As well as announcing the Final Fantasy VII at Sony’s show, Square Enix also had a ton of new Deus Ex gameplay to show. It’s one incredible looking game, so check out the trailer above.
EA names new Mass Effect and Mirror’s Edge games
Sure it was mostly sequels from EA, but at least we got the sequels we wanted. Two of the company’s most anticipated games got proper titles and trailers – Mass Effect Andromeda and Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst (see the trailer above).
EA also showed FIFA 16, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2, the stunning-looking Star Wars: Battlefront, a Star Wars: The Old Republic expansion and physics-based platformer Unravel.
Which E3 2015 third-party and multiplatform games got you most excited? What were your biggest letdowns? Let us know in the comments!