Top 10 Game Announcements from E3 2017 [Best Recommendations]

This year’s E3 was certainly a celebration for all involved, whether you watched news from home or traveled all the way to the actual venue. As technology continues to advance, upcoming games show drastic improvements in graphics and game mechanics each year. And this year was no exception! With grand companies such as Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo fighting to become the leader in the video game industry, each announcement at E3 2017 strove to top the last. There are so many upcoming games to get excited about! How could you possibly choose which game deserves your attention – and your money?

We here at Honey’s Anime want to help you make your way through all of the options, and find the best games coming soon! With such a long list of upcoming titles, it was quite a group to sift through. But we believe that the ten games on this list are some of the best that were announced at E3 2017, ones that you should definitely keep your eye on! To help narrow the list down, we only included games that were announced at E3 this year. This keeps showcased games such as Call of Duty: WW2, Gods of War, Super Mario Odyssey and others that were revealed months ago out of the lineup. After all, it wouldn’t be fair to include games that have already had their hype built up over months of discussions and reveals! With that in mind, here’s our list of the best games announced at E3 2017.

10. Beyond Good and Evil 2

  • System/Platform: TBD
  • Developer: Ubisoft Montpellier
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: TBD

In a stunning introduction to the fast-paced world of System 3, Ubisoft provided a gorgeous cinematic trailer – and some information – on their work for Beyond Good and Evil 2. Being a prequel to the original Beyond Good and Evil, this game will focus on a group of pirates traveling throughout the galaxy, long before the adventures of Jade. Promising a large cast of characters, a vast world to explore, and a flawless upgrade on graphics, the developers really have their work cut out for themselves! The game is still in early stages of development, and doesn’t have much else to show off at this point. However, it seems Ubisoft is dedicated to actually completing Beyond Good and Evil 2 this time around.

The first Beyond Good and Evil was popular when it was originally released, so it makes sense that Ubisoft would want to continue that franchise. However, their ambition in this project might end up being their downfall… The developers have said that they wish to create a large traversable setting, with every planet being populated or landmarked in some way. Sound familiar? While we have hope for Beyond Good and Evil 2 to be great, the overarching ambition seen in No Man’s Sky might end up letting down the community. Yet with the developers offering to get fans involved at every step of the process, this game might turn out to be great.


9. Assassin’s Creed: Origins

  • System/Platform: PS4, XBO, PC
  • Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Oct. 27th, 2017

Ubisoft is once again trying to step up their game with the announcement of the new Assassin’s Creed: Origins. From the team behind Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, arguably one of the best Assassin’s games of all time, comes the newest attempt to shake things up in the games’ universe. Assassin’s Creed: Origins is set in Ancient Egypt, and tells the story of a man named Bayek, who will have a pivotal role in the creation of the Assassin’s Brotherhood. With new fighting skills and a distinct change from the towers of past games, Origins looks to break the mold with an all-new prequel to the games we know and love. Whatever your play style, Assassin’s Creed: Origins is sure to be an exciting and interesting ride!

While the past few Assassin’s games have been lacking in story and overall gameplay, the announcement of Origins has us excited! Black Flag was one of the most entertaining games because it changed the pattern of other Assassin’s Creed games before it, taking a different approach to the story we already knew. Origins looks to do the same thing, adding in different mechanics and a unique setting to offset the idea that this is just another Assassin’s game. The gameplay looks fluid and beautiful, and the idea of using a bird companion rather than towers to scout the area is appealing. If you’re looking for a very different take on the Assassin’s Creed games of old, Origins is something to hold out for.


8. Anthem

  • System/Platform: PS4, XBO, PC
  • Developer: BioWare
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Release Date: Fall 2018

Described as a Science-Fantasy game to rival the likes of Destiny, Anthem is an open-world RPG where you and three other friends can team up as Freelancers to explore the unknown. Your weapons vary in customizable Javelin exosuits, which both protect you and help you conquer all manner of creatures. Players can explore a large setting, with a well-fortressed home base to return to when your hunting and looting is done. In a world that is defined by the choices you make, how will you choose to react and shape it?

This game appears interesting and promising, with great graphics to back it up. While it seems similar to Destiny, with its themes and style of multiplayer, Anthem is set on a single world and revolves around the idea of players making choices. The scaling of this game seems more appropriate for its genre – not too large to overwhelm the players (or developers) but large enough to give room for lots of exploration. In the end, this game could turn out to be just right for many players. Its showing at E3 certainly made it seem exciting!


7. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

  • System/Platform: PS4, XBO, PC
  • Developer: Machine Games
  • Publisher: Bethesda
  • Release Date: Oct. 27th, 2017

BJ Blazkowicz is back in the next Wolfenstein game, with new weapons, new allies and the same old mission – rid the world of Nazis. BJ is just the same as he’s always been, determined to take out his enemies in any way possible. But this time, he’s fighting for his family’s future. Our main hero is back in his old homeland – America, 1961 – and he must travel across the great nation to find remnants of the resistance, piecing them back together one by one. This first-person shooter is guaranteed to have plenty of action and some great surprises in store.

Wolfenstein has continued to be one of the best franchises in video games. Its gripping story and setting combine with the immersion of a first-person shooter to draw gamers in. This upcoming release promises to include everything players loved about the rest of the series, with a few new weapons, a newer setting, and improved graphics. Even if you’ve never played a Wolfenstein game before, now might be the time to start!


6. Dragon Ball FighterZ

  • System/Platform: PS4, XBO, PC
  • Developer: Arc System Works
  • Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Release Date: Early 2018

For all fans of the Dragon Ball universe, this game is a love letter to you! Dragon Ball FighterZ is a classic fighting game, pitting your favorite characters against one another in solo play or with friends. Since the lore of Dragon Ball is extensive, there are sure to be many characters available by its release. However, at the moment, only Goku, Vegeta, Gohan, Majin Buu, Frieza, Cell, and Future Trunks have been announced as playable fighters. With realistic battle damage and gorgeous animation, Dragon Ball FighterZ is out to impress.

The Dragon Ball franchise has always enjoyed great success, thanks to the painstaking dedication of its fans. Dragon Ball FighterZ looks to be headed down the same track with the way the developers are treating this game! The animation is perfect, blending video game mechanics with the classic anime style we’ve all come to love. And the characters even take their movements directly from the anime, behaving as we would expect. This game looks to be remarkably fun!


5. A Way Out

  • System/Platform: PS4, XBO, PC
  • Developer: Hazelight Studios
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Release Date: 2018

Leo and Vincent don’t seem to have very much in common. Sure, they’re both held in the same prison, but they aren’t really friends… Yet these two men will have to learn to get along as they strive to escape from the cells they’re held in, working together to gain freedom. From the makers of Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons, A Way Out is a cooperative game where two players must work together simultaneously to break out of prison. With so many different scenarios, you and a friend will have a unique experience every time!

A Way Out looks like it has a lot to be excited about. The co-op gameplay can be either from a couch or online, allowing players different options of getting together with their friends. Another notable feature is the ability for one player to keep working while another is in a cut scene. It’s a very separate style of gameplay, allowing players to do their own thing while working together for a common goal. And the premise of the game is certainly exciting as well! A Way Out is going to be a great game, if they can provide an interesting story plot.


4. Monster Hunter: World

  • System/Platform: PS4, XBO, PC
  • Developer: Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Mar. 31st, 2018

Monster Hunter is getting its fifth installment with Monster Hunter: World, the next in the RPG action game. Based around the idea of - you guessed it - hunting monsters, the creatures are uniquely detailed and the settings embrace the fantasy feel. To be good and progress in Monster Hunter, you must care for weapons and supplies with painstaking detail. If your weapons aren’t sharp when you need them to be, you could end up dead! Monster Hunter: World will introduce the idea of a more seamless map, connecting the player and their friends to the hunting arena all at once. But the basic premise of the game remains the same one that people have loved.

Adding in more seamless animations and hunting zones, World promises to improve upon aspects of Monster Hunter which might have frustrated people. While the trailer at E3 worried some fans of the series because of its focus on the action, World seems to remain true to its roots in the ways that matter. And other aspects that aren’t necessarily core to the game, like the way that monsters are tracked by players, have been changed to allow for new players to get into the game as well. Basically, if you love Monster Hunter, this game is going to be a great addition for you! Therefore, it deserves a place on our list of the best from E3 this year.


3. The Evil Within 2

  • System/Platform: PS4, XBO, PC
  • Developer: Tango Gameworks
  • Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
  • Release Date: Oct. 13th, 2017

Following the horrific events of the first game, The Evil Within 2 finds detective Sebastian Castellanos going back once more into the twisted world of STEM. This time, he is on a personal mission to save his daughter. Can Sebastian regain that which he had lost? Or will the disturbing enemies and mystical world claim him once and for all?

Arguably one of the best horror games of the past few years, The Evil Within garnered plenty of attention when it was first released. Its unique and terrifying atmosphere made players question their own reality while facing off against the worst monsters they could imagine. This game is beautifully cruel in its own right, but obviously it may not be for everyone. Keep an eye on this sequel – it’s sure to wow everyone on release day!


2. Metroid Prime 4

  • System/Platform: Nintendo Switch
  • Developer: Nintendo/Unknown
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Release Date: TBD

One of the most exciting announcements of E3 this year was from Nintendo. With their new console up and running, the large company aims to excite people about the Switch as much as they can. And what is one of the best ways to do that? Announce a game that fans have been wanting for a while! So it was that Nintendo revealed they will be making Metroid Prime 4, with hardly any information about the game other than that it will be for the Nintendo Switch.

Metroid Prime 4 deserves its high placing on our list, despite the lack of details given at E3. Why, you ask? Fans have been anticipating another game about Samus and her world for a while now, and when Nintendo made this announcement, people were genuinely very excited about it. While there may not be much else available about the game, and fans might have to wait some time, the simple trailer that Nintendo unveiled was enough for the crowd to get excited.


1. Ori and the Will of the Wisps

  • System/Platform: XBO
  • Developer: Moon Studios
  • Publisher: Microsoft Studios
  • Release Date: TBD

Leading our list at the number one spot is the sequel to one of the best platformers Microsoft has to offer. Ori and the Blind Forest is a hauntingly emotional experience, where players travel through a mystical world as Ori, a small guardian spirit. If you have not yet played this game, you should do so immediately! With the announcement of its sequel, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, players are sure to get even more of a tragic, heart-wrenching story and beautiful scenery. Combined with a difficult platform experience, this sequel is going to be a huge advantage for Microsoft. What will Ori’s next adventures entail?

Ori and the Blind Forest has it all – fantastic soundtrack, emotionally-gripping story, difficult platform style with enchanting graphics. Ori and the Will of the Wisps is sure to bring all that and more to the table. And fans of the first game are definitely cheering! Except during the announcement at E3 of course, when we were all crying. To be fair, a live piano performance to accompany the new trailer for your favorite game will do that to you… And for their efforts to impress, Ori and the Will of the Wisps takes the top spot on our list!

Ori and the Will of the Wisps - E3 2017 - 4K Teaser Trailer


Final Thoughts

No matter what console you play on or what kind of game you prefer, everyone can agree that this year’s E3 was full of exciting announcements! Our list encompasses the game announcements we felt were the best. But these are just a few of the great games that are coming out in the next year! We hope that you will look into them!

As always, let us know what you think! Did we miss some great games from E3? Are you looking forward to any of the games on our list? Let us know in the comments section!

Meghan May Dellinger

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Author: Meghan May Dellinger

Konnichiwa! I'm a writer/daydreamer who gets a little lost along the path of life from time to time. I love watching anime and playing all kinds of video games - everything from RPGs to first-person shooters. I hope to be an author someday, but until then, I'll share my words with the world any way I can! I love making new friends, so don't be afraid to leave a comment!

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