E3 2021 News & Coverage

The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), is one of the largest trade shows in the gaming industry, and has taken place every year since 1995 until 2020 due to the Coronavirus. For E3 2021, the show was revived in digital format and publishers and companies around the world still showcased their games digitally during the month of June, and a bit of July, so the show went on in spirit!

Stay up to date with all of the latest E3 2021 news below:

E3 2021 News Coverage

Every piece of news from E3 2021!
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All the Games like Dark Souls at E3 2021

E3 2021 really came through for those that enjoy taking on challenging games like Dark Souls and dying over and over until they succeed.

June 19, 2021 | 11:00 EDT

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All the Games like Left 4 Dead at E3 2021

There were a host of multiplayer PvE games at E3 2021. Many of them look like Left 4 Dead, and most of those are coming to Xbox Game Pass.

June 18, 2021 | 05:00 EDT

Raiders Charge!

Exploring Ruin Raiders With One Of The Artists

Ruin Raiders combines turn-based combat with roguelike RNG, all while sending you and your animal squad into the depths of maze-like ruins with robots!

June 17, 2021 | 11:00 EDT

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10 Great Games You May Have Missed This E3

Across the over dozen streams during E3, hundreds of games get shown off or receive new trailers. Chances are you may have missed some great games. Here's a few that caught our eye.

June 16, 2021 | 01:37 EDT

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E3 Hype: The Pre-Rendered Wait For Next Year's Games

Pre-rendered trailers can be fun to look at and analyze, and they ultimately are a great way of conveying the basic themes of a game, but when combined with release dates that are over a year away, they quickly lose relevance.

June 16, 2021 | 01:00 EDT

Life Begins!

Creating Hokko Life: Building 'Something From Nothing'

Simulation games offer us a relaxing and active escape from our current setting. Hokko Life aims to capture that and its creator Robert Tatnell talks about how it came to be.

June 16, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

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Yooreka Studio Reveals 8 New Games for the Next Year

8 new games from Yooreka Studio are arriving over the next year and 5 of these titles will have playable demos as part of Steam Next Fest 2021.

June 15, 2021 | 06:40 EDT

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Guardians of the Galaxy Nintendo Switch is a Cloud Version

The Guardians of the Galaxy Nintendo Switch edition is a little different— the Switch is getting a "Cloud Version" that requires an Internet connection.

June 15, 2021 | 02:30 EDT

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Advance Wars: 1+2 Re-Boot Camp Coming to Switch This Year

Advance Wars: 1+2 Re-Boot Camp is bringing back a shiny new version of the first two Advance Wars games to the Nintendo Switch in late 2021.

June 15, 2021 | 12:41 EDT

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WarioWare: Get It Together Announced at Nintendo Direct E3 2021

WarioWare: Get It Together announced and releasing September 10, 2021.

June 15, 2021 | 12:34 EDT

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Metroid Dread Announced at Nintendo Direct E3 2021

Nintendo have announced a brand new 2D Metroid Game is coming out this year for Nintendo Switch. It is titled Metroid: Dread.

June 15, 2021 | 12:23 EDT

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Super Smash Bros. x Tekken Crossover Revealed During Nintendo Direct

A Super Smash Bros. x Tekken crossover has been revealed — Kazuya Mishima will be the next new character coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate!

June 15, 2021 | 12:12 EDT

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Every Announcement From Nintendo Direct E3 2021

The E3 2021 conferences end on a bang with the Nintendo Direct. Check inside for continued updates of all the announcements.

June 15, 2021 | 12:02 EDT


Xbox's Summer Game Demo Event Will Showcase 40 Unreleased Games

Xbox's Summer Game Demo event will allow players to download 40 unreleased demos from June 15 to June 21, with some of the demos becoming available throughout the week.

June 15, 2021 | 10:51 EDT

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6 Terrible Games That Can Join Plumbers Don't Wear Ties

Plumbers Don't Wear Ties is getting a re-release. For some reason. I don't get it either, but here is an excuse to mention six terrible games in a list.

June 15, 2021 | 10:30 EDT

Mario, easily the most well-known Nintendo character.

[Updated] Twitch No Longer Streaming Nintendo Direct E3 2021 Due to Nintendo Saying No-Costreaming to Creators

Nintendo is warning streamers not to co-stream their Nintendo Direct at E3 2021, while also sending out packages to Ambassadors to "break in case of extreme excitement".

June 15, 2021 | 09:57 EDT

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Elex 2 Announced For PC And Consoles

Piranha Bytes has officially announced Elex 2. The followup to the 2017 sci-fi RPG will feature jetpack exploration, improved combat, and more.

June 15, 2021 | 08:30 EDT

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All the Games Like The Sims at E3 2021

Looking for new games like The Sims? Some interesting life simulation games were highlighted during E3 2021, and some of them look promising.

June 14, 2021 | 06:43 EDT

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WayForward Announces River City Girls 2, Arriving 2022

WayForward has announced River City Girls 2 for 2022, and that's not all — River City Girls Zero was also revealed and will be getting a physical edition.

June 14, 2021 | 05:03 EDT

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Sports Story Announces 'Full Career' for Tennis Gameplay

Sidebar Games had a surprising announcement during E3 2021 — a "full career" for tennis is coming to Sports Story on launch.

June 14, 2021 | 02:59 EDT

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Intellivision Amico Reveals New Game from Ecco the Dolphin Team

The Intellivision Amico E3 2021 presentation has revealed that a new game from the Ecco the Dolphin creators called Dolphin Quest is on the way.

June 14, 2021 | 02:24 EDT

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Redfall Subreddit Struggling With Reveal Redfall is Not Elder Scrolls

A Major Elder Scrolls VI subreddit is debating what to do after the discovery that Redfall is not the next game in the series.

June 14, 2021 | 02:00 EDT

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Everything we Know About Forza Horizon 5

Forza Horizon 5 was one of the larger showcases at the E3 Microsoft conference, and thankfully for Forza fan's we now have some more information to chew on a day after the reveal.

June 14, 2021 | 12:07 EDT

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New Blood Goes Beyond Retro FPS With 5 New Teasers

Dusk and Amid Evil developer New Blood Interactive has hidden sneak peeks of five new projects between the trailers in its E3 2021 sizzle reel.

June 14, 2021 | 11:35 EDT

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World War Z Has a Sequel in World War Z: Aftermath

World War Z: Aftermath is the sequel to World War Z, and will feature 60 FPS and 4K gameplay on next-gen systems along with a melee combat system, a first-person mode, and full cross-play on consoles and PC.

June 14, 2021 | 11:17 EDT


Dolmen Delayed to 2022, Now Being published by Prime Matter

Dolmen, a third-person action RPG, now has a new publisher, Prime Matter as announced at E3 2021. Along with it, the game was delayed to 2022

June 14, 2021 | 10:37 EDT

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The Final Fantasy Origin PS5 Demo Is Literally Unplayable

The E3 2021 Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin PS5 demo is currently unplayable. Square Enix says it's aware of the issue and working to fix it.

June 14, 2021 | 10:03 EDT

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Arcade1Up Announces The Highly Anticipated X-Men 4-Player Cabinet

After first talking about it at CES Arcade1Up finally reveals features and pre-order dates for X-Men

June 14, 2021 | 09:00 EDT

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Every Announcement from the Future Games Show E3 2021

The Future Games Show is next in today's allotment of E3 2021 Showcases. Check out our article as we update it with all of the latest news

June 13, 2021 | 07:07 EDT

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Every Announcement from the PC Gaming Show E3 2021

PC Gaming Show is next in today's allotment of E3 2021 Showcases. Check out our article as we update it with all of the latest news

June 13, 2021 | 05:35 EDT

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Updated: The Halo Infinite Release Date is Still Unknown

While Halo Infinite got a great showing at the Xbox E3 2021 showcase it seems that a stray twitter account also wants us to know when it's releasing

June 13, 2021 | 04:35 EDT

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Hack and Slash Final Fantasy Origin: Stranger of Paradise Announced for PlayStation 5

Weeks of rumors shine as truth. Final Fantasy Origins, a souls-like, Final Fantasy title was announced at E3 2021

June 13, 2021 | 04:00 EDT

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Guardians of the Galaxy Game Arrives This October

The Square Enix Presents Summer Showcase kicked off with a reveal of a Guardians of the Galaxy game, coming to PC and consoles later in 2021.

June 13, 2021 | 03:26 EDT

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Every Announcement From Square Enix Presents 2021

Check out all the announcements from Square Enix for this E3 2021.

June 13, 2021 | 03:18 EDT

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Xbox Game Pass Wins Big at Microsoft’s E3

Microsoft had some big reveals at E3, but the star of the show was Xbox Game Pass, where all these big reveals intersected.

June 13, 2021 | 03:15 EDT

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Co-Op Shooter Redfall Announced by Arkane Studios

A new IP from Arkane Studios, titled Redfall, is coming to the Xbox Family in the Summer of 2022.

June 13, 2021 | 02:36 EDT

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The Outer Worlds 2 Announced

The Outer Worlds 2 announced! The Outer Worlds 2 trailer was revealed and announced at Microsoft’s E3 2021 presentation as an upcoming title from Obsidia

June 13, 2021 | 02:26 EDT

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Forza Horizon 5 Release Date Surprisingly Set for 2021

The Forza Horizon 5 release date has been surprisingly revealed and it's a lot sooner than you might think — this brand-new racing game arrives in 2021.

June 13, 2021 | 02:15 EDT

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Diablo 2 Resurrected Release Date Revealed for 2021

Following months of rumor and speculation, the Diablo 2: Resurrected release date has been revealed — and it's coming in September 2021.

June 13, 2021 | 01:52 EDT

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Stalker 2: Heart of Chernobyl Release Date Announced

The Stalker series has returned, with a brand new entry, and release date, along with the promise of an early release for the Xbox Series X and S on April 28th, 2022.

June 13, 2021 | 01:39 EDT

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Naraka: Bladepoint Release Date Announced

Naraka: Bladepoint is an upcoming battle royale that isn't about modern-military firearms. Instead, you use martial arts, bows, and grappling hooks to be the last fighter standing.

June 13, 2021 | 01:16 EDT

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Every Announcement From Xbox + Bethesda E3 2021

Xbox is showing off what they've got from all their first-party developers including Bethesda. Be sure to check back as we keep updating this article.

June 13, 2021 | 01:11 EDT

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Starfield Release Date Leaked

The highly anticipated next title from Bethesda has had its release date leaked via an early released trailer. Read on to learn the Starfield release date and other information

June 13, 2021 | 12:38 EDT

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Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora Delivers New Story in 2022

Ubisoft has revealed Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, a brand new game set in James Cameron's Avatar universe and coming to PC and consoles next year.

June 12, 2021 | 04:22 EDT

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[Updated] Geoff Keighley, Content Creators Blocked from E3 Co-Streaming

Summer Games Fest creator shared an apparently last-minute e-mail that rejects any more applicants for the E3 co-streaming program.

June 12, 2021 | 03:33 EDT

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Cozy Catventure Snacko Will Pounce Onto Switch and PC

Revealed at 2021's Wholesome Direct Showcase, Snacko is a feline farming sim game coming to the Nintendo Switch and PC in 2022.

June 12, 2021 | 03:24 EDT

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Every Announcement From Ubisoft Forward 2021

Find a recap of all the announcements made by Ubisoft at the first E3 event from the big publishers.

June 12, 2021 | 03:02 EDT

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Some of the Highlights of the Wholesome Direct 2021

Looking for some Wholesome games to play? Here are some of the top picks from the 2021 Wholesome Games direct.

June 12, 2021 | 03:01 EDT

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Put Out Fires and Save Civilians in Firegirl, Coming Fall 2021

Firegirl is an upcoming "action rescue platformer" from Dejima Games that tasks you with saving civilians from the blazes in under 3 minutes.

June 12, 2021 | 01:00 EDT

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Everything Announced at Guerilla Collective 2 Day 2

We're really into the E3 period now, the Guerrilla Collective 2 is continuing today. Be sure to check out our article as it updates for all of the latest news.

June 12, 2021 | 11:06 EDT

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E3 2021: Three Cool Sci-Fi Games Releasing this Year

Set for release by the end of 2021, Hooded Horse showcased three sci-fi games at E3 2021: Terra Invicta, Alliance of the Sacred Suns, and Falling Frontier. See our thoughts from the Hooded Horses press event.

June 12, 2021 | 10:30 EDT