E3 2021: Our highlights from the fair - special with video

E3 2021: Our highlights from the fair - special with video

E3 2021

Also this year, due to the coronavirus, there was no "real" E3, the usual trade fair insanity full of spectacles and unrestrained self-presentation was thus again replaced by smaller online shows. But because there were no new consoles to be announced this time either, the games finally came back into focus - and in that respect one could be more than satisfied. In this video special we present some highlights of E3 2021, which should be particularly important this and next year.

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Table of Contents

Page 1 E3 2021: Our highlights from the fair - Special with video 1.1 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Continued) 1.2 Halo Infinite 1.3 A Plague Tale: Requiem 1.4 Forza Horizon 5 1.5 Battlefield 2042 1.6 STALKER 2 1.7 Metroid Dread Page 2 E3 2021: Our highlights from the fair - Special with video 2.1 Starfield 2.2 Far Cry 6 2.3 Tiny Tina's Wonderlands 2.4 Guardians of the Galaxy 2.5 Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora 2.6 Elden Ring Page 3 Image gallery for "E3 2021: Our highlights from the fair - special with video "

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (continued)

Developer: Nintendo

Date: 2022

Appears for: Switch

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Successor) Source: Nintendo Nintendo had a nice lineup this year, but the highlight of the show was undoubtedly the first moving material from the new Zelda. The action adventure is supposed to succeed Breath of the Wild, and that's considered to be one of the best open world games of all time. So it's no wonder that Nintendo takes its time and hasn't even revealed an official title yet. The first game scenes make you want more: It seems that this time the game world will be expanded mainly vertically, because in the first trailer we see our hero speeding down through the cloud cover, and there are now numerous floating islands in the sky detect. So the game brings back one or two memories of Skyward Sword. The video also shows a few new skills, which are also related to Link's new, corrupted arm - the hero can stop objects in their movement, penetrate cliffs and time games are suggested. Everything is still pretty vague, of course - but it's definitely enough for a lot of anticipation.

Fits: Breath ot the Wild 2: The new Zelda in the trailer analysis

Halo Infinite

Developer: 343 Industries

Date: End of 2021

Appears for: Xbox One, Xbox Series S / X, PC

Halo Infinite Source: 343 Industries Last year Halo Infinite had to take some criticism for its graphics, the release date was finally postponed. This year, however, the mood has changed, because Halo Infinite made a strong E3 appearance. This time, the focus was not on the elaborate single player campaign, but on the multiplayer mode - and it already makes a great impression. The multiplayer seems to be going more towards the sandbox than the last series parts and brings back the big team battle mode, in which 24 players can let off steam on foot and with vehicles. The developers promise plenty of customization options for your Spartan and powerful equipment such as a climbing hook, which promises significantly more dynamism in the battles. In addition, there is better hit feedback and umpteen detail improvements, which should raise the Halo multiplayer to a new level of quality. So that even beginners don't get under the wheels, there will be a training area in which you can practice with bots - this is a feature that many Halo fans have longed for. The multiplayer mode will basically be Free2Play, including seasons in which you can buy a Battle Pass, with which you can then unlock new items and cosmetic customization options. In contrast to the competition, the Battle Passes do not expire, once bought, you can unlock the content as you want. We'll have to wait until the end of the year for the release, but there should be an open beta phase in the summer.

Suitable for this: Everything about the multiplayer of Halo Infinite

A Plague Tale: Requiem

Developer: Asobo Studios

Date: 2022

Appears for: Xbox One, Xbox Series S / X, PC, PS4, PS5

A Plague Tale: Requiem Source: Asobo Studio The extremely successful A Plague Tale: Innocence is getting its well-deserved sequel. In A Plague Tale: Requiem we meet the young Amicia again, who, together with her brother Hugo, experiences a dark medieval story in which the world is plagued by a huge plague of rats. Much more is not yet known, but if Requiem builds on the strengths of its predecessor, we will have a strong stealth adventure with a sophisticated story in store for us next year.

Fits: Click here for the trailer for A Plague Tale 2

Forza Horizon 5

Developer: Playground Games

Date: November 9, 2021

Appears for: Xbox One, Xbox Series S / X, PC

Forza Horizon 5 Source: Microsoft During the official awards show, Forza Horizon 5 was named the most anticipated game of E3 2021 - and that will probably not be the last prize that the chic racing game will win. Forza Horizon 5 has chosen Mexico as a huge open-world playground and, above all, should shine with a lot of variety. The developers promise diverse biomes with sunny beaches, snow-covered mountain ranges and lush farmland through to detailed cities, jungles, ruins and much more - if you want, you can even ride around on an active volcano. There are seasons and a realistic weather system, which together should provide a lot of dynamism. You can expect story missions and expeditions, free exploration with numerous challenges, a strong online component and other, more action-oriented game modes with which Forza Horizon 5 wants to offer something for every type of player. An in-game editor called Eventlab also lets you create your own modes with sometimes completely crazy rules of the game, which promises a lot of long-term fun. Graphically, Forza Horizon 5 is undoubtedly one of the most impressive titles of this year's E3 - nevertheless, the game should not only appear on PC and new Xbox consoles, but with a few drawbacks also run on an old Xbox One.

Fits about: Forza Horizon 5 in the preview with video

Battlefield 2042

Developer: Dice

Date: October 22, 2021

Appears for: Xbox One, Xbox Series S / X, PC, PS4, PS5

Battlefield 2042 Source: Electronic Arts The next Battlefield is just around the corner and it will be big: With Battlefield 2042, developer Dice wants gigantic futuristic battles for up to 128 Enable players. There are seven huge multiplayer maps on which the combat conditions can change dynamically - there are, for example, sandstorms, tornadoes or a visually stunning rocket launch while you fight fierce battles for a space center. Of course, an impressive destruction system should be used, otherwise it wouldn't be a Battlefield. Unlike in the previous parts, you will again have access to a state-of-the-art arsenal, including, for example, robot dogs, climbing hooks, wingsuits or a syringe gun, which you can use to revive team members from afar. A more individual specialist system should enable more diversity and synergies in team composition. In addition to popular modes such as Conquest and Breakthrough, there will also be brand new features, including a gameplay called Danger Zone and a still secret mode, both of which will not be presented until July 22nd. There won't be a single player campaign for this, pure multiplayer is the order of the day. Battlefield 2042 will be released on October 22nd of this year. Before that, an open beta is planned on all platforms.

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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2

Developer: GSC Game World

Date: April 28, 2022

Appears for: Xbox One, Xbox Series S / X, PC

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 Source: GSC Game World

The first S.T.A.L.K.E.R. set new standards in terms of atmosphere 14 years ago and to this day, many fans have remained loyal to the first-person shooter. After endless delays and reboots, the long-awaited successor, which many had not expected anymore, is now due. In S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 you will again explore the contaminated exclusion zone around Chernobyl, which has changed a lot since the first part. You experience the zone as a seamless open world populated by all kinds of factions, villains and treasure hunters. An epic story full of decisions and effects is to unfold here. Of course, not only human opponents are waiting in the zone, but also all kinds of mutants of different classes as well as deadly anomalies. You search the area for valuable artifacts and equipment and defend yourself with more than 30 firearms, which you can modify as you wish. STALKER. 2 will be released next year in April for PC as well as Xbox Series S and X. At launch, the game will also be included directly in the Xbox Game Pass. Playstation owners are meanwhile at a disadvantage, but we would not rule out the possibility that the game will also be implemented for the PS5 at a later date.

Fittingly: Details on the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. trailer. 2

Metroid Dread

Developer: Mercury Steam / Nintendo

Date: October 8, 2021

Appears for: Switch

Metroid Dread Source: Nintendo While Metroid Prime 4 will be a long time coming, the fans will get the next best thing: A brand new Metroid with 2D gameplay, which is chronologically located after Metroid Fusion. So after 19 years we finally find out how the series will continue. The gameplay is based on the successful 3DS remake Metroid: Samus Returns and with Mercury Steam the same developer is on board again. Metroid Dread is set on the planet ZDR, where Samus has to deal with almost invincible robots that regularly haunt her while exploring the game world. Samus then has to hide and camouflage himself to avoid the new threat - that reminds us a little of the most exciting moments from Fusion, in which Samus had to flee from her doppelganger. Apart from that, there should also be classically good Metroid gameplay, so we can expect a ramified game world full of secrets, powerful upgrades and crisp boss fights. And the best thing about it is that we don't have to wait long for it: Metroid Dread will be released exclusively for Nintendo Switch in October.

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