E3 2016 has come and gone, but the excitement is still fresh in our minds for sure. There was something new and amazing to sink our teeth into with each passing day, and now I think it's safe to say that we're all looking forward to what's in store for us in the future. After last year's E3, many of us left a bit underwhelmed (especially the Nintendo fans), but this year has been an improvement, and our wallets are now beginning to hurt.
Some of the biggest announcements came mostly from Microsoft and Sony as they both talked about future consoles and VR tech (which could easily become a household item if they deliver on what was promised). With all of the advanced tech that was being shown off, it seems that we're on the dawn of a new age for video games, that could really change the way we experience them for years.
That doesn't mean E3 cheaped out on the games though, because there were plenty of titles announced that made us drool with anticipation. Even Nintendo, who said they were only going to show off Pokemon and The Legend of Zelda, had a few titles that really got the crowd excited. So much happened that there was something for everyone, and I think it's safe to say that there's at least one game that we've all got our sights set on now.
For those of you that missed all the info, or want a recap of some of the best news, here are 15 of the most exciting announcements from E3 2016.
15 Xbox One S
There had been plenty of rumors about Sony unveiling the Playstation Neo, an updated version of the Playstation 4. Microsoft, ready to come in swinging, then announced the Xbox One S (Slim). Starting at $300, a full $200 less than the original Xbox One when it launched, the new S is lighter, smaller, and sleeker than its big brother. Storage goes from 500 GB to 2TB for those of you download heavy users, and offers HDR gaming as well as 4K compatibility.
14 Project Scorpio
Since we're talking about Xbox already, it is the perfect time to address their other console announcement. Project Scorpio seems like a replacement for Microsoft debuting an entirely new console. Scorpio is instead a supercharged Xbox One with better processing power, 4K capability, VR compatibility, and so on. Reportedly it sits at 4.5x more powerful than the original Xbox One. It will play all games in the Xbox One library, but will probably also have some Scorpio exclusive games, since you wouldn't use that kind of power just for existing titles. Apparently, Microsoft owner Phil Spencer said that the Xbox One Slim isn't meant to be an upgrade, more like an updated alternative to those that don't already own an Xbox One. Project Scorpio is the upgrade that he intends people to get. Considering that Scorpio packs in about six teraflops, it won't have any trouble running those open-world games.
13 Xbox Play Anywhere
11 Injustice 2
10 New Lego Dimensions DLC/Figures
9 Days Gone
8 Crash Bandicoot Remastered
7 God Of War 4
6 Star Wars Battlefront VR
5 Batman Arkham VR
4 Return of Kojima
3 Spider-Man PS4
2 Ever Oasis
1 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
You all knew this was coming. Since E3 2014, we had our first look at the new Legend of Zelda for Wii U. Since then it had been nothing but disappointments as the game had been delayed, pushed back, and rescheduled. Now this year, Nintendo was ready to tell us all we needed to know about the game, and man, is it awesome. The game was titled The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and it looks to be one of the most inventive Zelda games we've gotten - ever. Featuring an entirely open world, there is almost no limit to what you can do and where you can go. Link can now climb mountainsides and large temples as if he were in Assassin's Creed, and his weapons are now breakable. New items and clothing will allow to explore different places, and you'll always be on the lookout for enemies so you can steal their weapons as needed. Wolf Link will also be a companion for those that have the Wolf Link Amiibo, and a new line of Amiibo will be released to coincide with the game. There is so much to do, see, and explore with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and I couldn't be more excited to play it. That game will be a day one purchase for me.
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