FireMarth’s Top 5 E3 Trailers and Announcements!

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The rest of the news staff for Gamer Escape is off at E3 experiencing the conferences and eating wall-donuts (no, seriously). They’ll be providing some more in-depth articles from the show floor, but I’m at here at home, watching the conferences from the comfort of my desk.

But the major conferences have all wrapped up, so what am I to do now? How about a top 5 list? Everyone loves top 5 lists. Right?

Here are (in my opinion) the top 5 announcements from the major E3 conferences over the past two days! These are, of course, my personal top 5, so if you disagree, let me know in the comments! Let us know what you think are the greatest announcements so far at E3!

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#5: Mass Effect Andromeda
Conference: E3 Play
Developer: Bioware

The Mass Effect series has to be one of my favorites series in gaming, and one of my favorite series from a western developer. So, of course, whenever a new trailer or announcement about Andromeda is made, I perk up and pay attention.

Unfortunately, we still haven’t seen any actual gameplay yet. The trailer puts a focus on the behind-the-scenes work on the game, with multiple clips of cutscene animation. Still, the game is definitely coming along, and Bioware says to expect more details later in the year.

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#4: Prey
Conference: Bethesda
Developer: Arkane Studios

I’ll admit: I never played the original Prey. However, this entry is a reboot of the originally-intended series, so it seems like a good a place as any to jump in.

I’m a sucker for atmosphere, and the one presented in the trailer got me hooked. From what I know of the original game, though, it looks like this version of Prey is going in a much different story direction. The fact that it’s being developed by the team behind Dishonored is even more promising. Speaking of which…

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#3: Dishonored 2
Conference: Bethesda
Developer: Arkane Studios

The original Dishonored was a major surprise to me a few years back. The fluid gameplay, intriguing story, and gripping setting made it one of my favorite releases of 2012.

From the looks of it, Arkane is going with an “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” approach with the new entry. The end of the story in the original was one of my main gripes though, so here’s hoping they at least fix one thing!

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#2: Detroit – Become Human
Conference: Sony
Developer: Quantic Dream

David Cage and his studio, Quantic Dream, are contested figures in gaming. Cage’s games are presented as playable movies in some ways, but the stories contained within tend to rub many people the wrong way. While I am a major fan of Heavy Rain, his previous release, Beyond: Two Souls was very hit-or-miss with me.

The trailer for the studio’s newest game, Detroit – Become Human, though, has re-hyped me for some Cage craziness. While what’s presented here is fairly straightforward, I’m sure we can expect some…interesting…plot points in the full game in the future.

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#1: Death Stranding
Conference: Sony
Developer: Kojima Productions

Remember when I said I’m a sucker for atmosphere? That would be the major reason why I’m considering Death Stranding my number 1 announcement thus far at E3.

The trippy visuals, the music crescendoing to terrifying, and the subdued dramatic performance from Norman Reedus all come together to get me excited for a game that has had nothing more than a teaser announced for it. I may be jumping the gun a bit calling this the “best game announced so far,” but if it lives up to the standards of previous Kojima works, I will be proud to say I support it from the get-go.

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And that, lovely readers, are my top 5 announcements made thus far at E3. Keep an eye here at Gamer Escape, though, as our staff on the show floor will be bringing you more details and announcements at the show runs throughout the week!