From ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ to ‘Halo: Infinite’: What We Hope to See at E3 2021
It looks like the first major leak ahead of this year’s E3 gaming event has already found its way online. At this point, it almost seems like a tradition and it is time to look at what we can expect from the next few days. The event will offer us an insight into the future of gaming may it be on any hardware developments and, most excitingly, new games. sadly, Sony once again pulled out of the event but there are many other heavy-weights with some curious plans. The yearly tradition also returns with countless rumors hitting the internet teasing potential projects that may or may not get the spotlight at the event. I thought it’s the perfect time to maybe talk about some things I personally hope to see during the event.
Now, it seems that Marvel is gaining some traction in the gaming world. 2018’s Spider-Man kicked off a new console generation getting to experience the life of our favorite superheroes and it seems like it could be more heading our way. There is a rumor going around that seems to have some validity that the developer of XCOM is preparing a game that explores the Marvel world. Of course, there is also the confirmed Black Panther: War for Wakanda that will get the focus during Marvel’s Avengers entry in the Square Enix panel. Here’s hoping we get other reveals for what the game’s first expansion has in store for us with the king of Wakanda in action. Of course, there is also the potential reveal of Eidos’ long-rumored Guardians of the Galaxy game finally getting revealed. It looks like this year’s E3 is looking marvel-ous already.
Ninten-Do Some Reveals
Now, Nintendo has some major expectations surrounding its upcoming Nintendo Direct. It’ll be the last event of this year’s event, but it may hold some of the biggest surprises. People are still clamoring for a sequel to 2017’s Super Mario Odyssey but there is also the already announced The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel. It seems very likely that the latest Zelda entry will get a lot of attention, but we’re hoping for some surprise reveals. Metroid Prime 4 seems to be stuck in development hell for quite some time. My hopes are also surrounding a potential legacy series making a grand return, may it be Advance Wars or Golden Sun. Though F-Zero deserves a grand return to offer Nintendo some much-needed iconic racing action. Most likely, we’ll see a lot more of Splatoon 3 at the event, but here’s hoping Nintendo surprises us.
Xbox Changing the Gaming Landscape
We all know that Xbox’s major showcase will be Halo: Infinite. Its grand return has been highly anticipated since they delayed the game to give it more attention. We might also get some grand reveals, but there is one thing many gamers are keeping a close eye on. Microsoft’s venture into game streaming with Xbox Game Pass has become quite the success story and it’ll be curious to see them expand it in new ways. Eagle-eyed viewers noticed the Nintendo Switch in the background of some Xbox interviews, which has many wondering if it might expand into Nintendo’s latest console. Of course, a personal hope would be the return of Banjo-Kazooie with a new entry or even just a remake of the original two games. We don’t know if Sony has some secret video planned to release during the event, but right now it’s looking good that Xbox might lead the charge into the future of gaming through their streaming offerings.