E3 2021

GameStop reveals the most pre-ordered games following E3 2021

GameStop reveals the most pre-ordered games following E3 2021

While E3 2021 may have been a little hit or miss, there were definitely some big games revealed during the event's four-day stretch. Now that E3 2021 has wrapped up, GameStop has revealed the 10 most pre-ordered games following the show. It probably won't surprise anyone to learn that Nintendo games comprise most of the top spots on the list.

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The biggest (and strangest) moments of E3 2021

The biggest (and strangest) moments of E3 2021

E3 2021 has wrapped, and it's safe to say that it was a fairly up and down show. The event was home to some major announcements presented side-by-side with segments that felt like they didn't really fit the typical E3 schedule. Despite the awkwardness that comes with transitioning a show that normally takes place in-person to an entirely online one, we still got some of the big announcements that E3 is known for.

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The Legend of Zelda Game & Watch is coming with four games

The Legend of Zelda Game & Watch is coming with four games

Nintendo just wrapped up its Direct showcase for E3, and, as expected, it was chock full of new and upcoming titles for the Nintendo Switch. One announcement, in particular, however, seemed almost out of place not just because of its target device but also because of the games that the device will house. Just like it did last year with Super Mario Bros., Nintendo is marking The Legend of Zelda's 35th anniversary this year with the release of a specially themed Game & Watch that contains three classic Zelda games plus one surprise title.

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Mario Party Superstars remasters classic boards and minigames for Switch

Mario Party Superstars remasters classic boards and minigames for Switch

Nintendo Switch owners are about to get another dose of Mario Party, as today Nintendo revealed Mario Party Superstars during its E3 2021 Direct. Even though the Switch is already home to Super Mario Party, this new title will be quite different. Rather than offering a slate of new boards and minigames, Mario Party Superstars will instead remaster a collection of boards and minigames from the franchise's past.

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Breath of the Wild sequel trailer takes us to the skies above Hyrule

Breath of the Wild sequel trailer takes us to the skies above Hyrule

A lot of Switch owners went into E3 2021 hoping to see more from the sequel to Breath of the Wild, and sure enough, that's precisely what we got to close out the show. While details are still pretty slim, we did get to see a new trailer that reveals some of the game's new mechanics. Get ready to get some air because it looks like we're heading to the skies for this sequel.

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Metroid Dread revealed as Switch owners wait for more on Metroid Prime 4

Metroid Dread revealed as Switch owners wait for more on Metroid Prime 4

It's been quite some time since we were given an update on Metroid Prime 4, and those hoping for an appearance from the game during today's Nintendo Direct didn't quite get what they were looking for. While Nintendo did confirm that Metroid Prime 4 is still in development - good news there - the company didn't have anything to show from the game. Nintendo, however, did announce an entirely new Metroid game to satiate those who are waiting for Metroid Prime 4, and it's called Metroid Dread.

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How to watch Nintendo’s E3 2021 Direct today

How to watch Nintendo’s E3 2021 Direct today

It's the final day of E3 2021, and things are wrapping up with a bang. Nintendo is hosting its usual E3 Direct today, and it promises to be a pretty big show. As always, the company will also be hosting deep dives and gameplay demos of the games announced during that Direct in a three-hour-long Treehouse: Live presentation. So if you're a Switch owner, you'll definitely want to catch at least the Nintendo Direct today.

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Here’s how to watch Capcom’s E3 2021 event today

Here’s how to watch Capcom’s E3 2021 event today

Today is day three of E3 2021, and even though it's sandwiched between yesterday's Xbox and Bethesda Showcase and tomorrow's Nintendo Direct, there are still some events to look forward to today. Perhaps the biggest is Capcom's Showcase, which is going down later this afternoon. We already know a lot of what the show will cover, so if you're looking forward to any of Capcom's games, you'll definitely want to catch the show.

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Halo Infinite gives us a longer look at multiplayer

Halo Infinite gives us a longer look at multiplayer

Those of us who were hoping to see more from Halo Infinite during the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase yesterday weren't disappointed, as Microsoft showed off multiplayer gameplay footage for the first time. It looks like the multiplayer reveals aren't over yet, as today, Microsoft and 343 Industries published a longer multiplayer overview for Halo Infinite. If yesterday's reveal left you ready for more multiplayer details, then this is where you'll find them.

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Final Fantasy Origin brings Nioh’s darkness to the franchise

Final Fantasy Origin brings Nioh’s darkness to the franchise

It seems that Square Enix is really branching out its Final Fantasy series to more genres and styles of gameplay beyond its typical JRPG flavor. Last February, it announced Final Fantasy VII spinoffs that dip into action RPG and even MOBA styles of gameplay but this recent announcement might be the most un-Final Fantasy game it has ever made. With Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin, the game takes on a dark, gritty, and almost angsty turn, making it look and feel more like a Souls game and than an FF title.

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Xbox Game Pass is E3 2021’s biggest winner

Xbox Game Pass is E3 2021’s biggest winner

Xbox Game Pass is getting a huge influx of titles, with Microsoft and Bethesda spilling details on over 20 new "day one" games headed to the subscription service. The announcements were made in a jam-packed 90 minute E3 2021 stream today, as Microsoft demonstrated just how instrumental its studio acquisition strategy has been to the success of consoles like Xbox Series X.

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Prey and Dishonored studio reveals Redfall for Xbox Series X

Prey and Dishonored studio reveals Redfall for Xbox Series X

While Forza Horizon 5 and Halo Infinite were likely the main draws of today's Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase at E3, Microsoft finished off the day by revealing something entirely new. The final announcement for the day - if we aren't counting surprise mini fridge appearances - was the reveal of Redfall, a new first-person shooter from the studio behind Prey and Dishonored: Arkane Austin.

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