The big E3 conferences have taken place, and while there were a lot of expected sequels, reboots and follow-ups announcements, they also reminded us that some secrets are able to be kept, as we round up five of the most surprising reveals coming out of this year’s expo.
Horizon: Zero Dawn
Killzone’s studio, Guerrilla Games, didn’t unveil a new entry into its gritty shooter franchise, but instead showcased a new game, Horizon: Zero Dawn.
The game is a third-person action adventure game that is gorgeous to look at and features great hunting, stealth and combat mechanics. However, there are really only two words you need to know: Robot. Dinosaurs.
Unravel is a physics-based puzzle game starring Yarnie, a creature made of yarn who can use his own body to explore the world around him and overcome obstacles.
It’s currently in development for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Creator Martin Sahlin revealed the game and talked about his studio, Coldwood, on EA’s E3 stage. Unravel’s debut trailer is joyful and adventurous — watch it below.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole
Ubisoft is back with another South Park RPG. While Stick of Truth was a medieval fantasy thing, this new game—titled The Fractured But Whole — is going to be a superhero satire.
Also, Stick Of Truth was developed by fan-favorite RPG studio Obsidian Entertainment (best known for making games that everyone likes even though they occasionally run horrendously), but Fractured is being developed internally at Ubisoft.
It remains to be seen whether or not that’s a good thing.
Ghost Recon: Wildlands
Ubisoft announced Ghost Recon: Wildlands, an open-world, cooperative shooter in development at Ubisoft Paris, the studio that co-developed Ghost Recon: Future Soldier.
A trailer for the upcoming title was revealed during the company’s E3 press conference. Not much other information was given, though heaps of targets were shown across the entire world, suggesting we may be in for a spot of globetrotting.
For the moment, however, as far as we know Ghost Recon: Wildlands takes place in Bolivia.
ReCore was one of the most interesting looking games announced at E3. There isn’t a lot that we know about the game yet, other than that one of the creators behind Mega Man, Keiji Inafune, and the makers of Metroid Prime are behind it.
ReCore stars a woman — one of the last surviving humans — who’s fighting her way through a destroyed desert world, working with a series of quirky mechanical pets to help her fight mechanical villains.