E3 2015 Announcements & Release Date Roundup
E3 2015 has shown us a plethora of amazing games, both AAA and indie titles, and is hands down the best E3 in years. With so many announcements, release dates, and date changes, here's a list of all the major announcements at E3 2015, combined with a list of all current release dates/windows for major titles. In chronological order, of course.
- Until Dawn - 8/25/15
This survival horror title will be exclusive to PS4 and offers a “choose your own adventure” style of gameplay.
- Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain - 9/1/2015
Snake is back in the iconic PlayStation franchise. An insta-buy for many PlayStation owners.
- Mad Max - 9/1/15
Developed by Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios, this action shooter has a lot of promise. Even if you're not a Mad Max fan, this game is still worth a look.
- Dragon Quest: Heroes - 10/13/15
Dragon Quest: Heroes will finally be hitting American shelves in mid-October. Hack-and-Slash fans rejoice!
Uncharted 4: a Thief's End
- Assassin's Creed: Syndicate - 10/23/15
This installment takes the player to 19th century London where twin assassins must navigate the world of organized crime. Even though the Assassin's Creed series gets a lot of flak, I still very much enjoy them.
- Halo 5: Guardians - 10/27/15
The Halo franchise still has a very large and devoted fan base. A lot of gameplay was shown off at E3 2015 for this Xbox One exclusive.
- Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 - 11/6/15
Oh man, nobody saw this coming. The next Call of Duty launches in early November. Treyarch has always done Call of Duty right, so this next one may actually be decent.
- Fallout 4 - 11/10/15
Many people were surprised when Bethesda announced a 2015 release at their E3 2015 press conference. This is hands down my most anticipated game from E3, and maybe my most anticipated game ever. Check out the entire gameplay presentation here.
- Rise of the Tomb Raider - 11/10/15
Rise of the Tomb Raider will be an Xbox One timed exclusive, releasing for PS4 and maybe PC at a later date. The last Tomb Raider was absolutely brilliant an completely blew me away, definitely excited for this one.
- Star Wars Battlefront - 11/17/15
A lot of people have been disappointment with what EA has done with Battlefront thus far. We'll see how it all pans out this November
- Just Cause 3 - 12/1/15
Rico is back in the third installment of the Just Cause franchise. I'm personally very excited for this game, as I have over 100 hours in Just Cause 2.
- Hitman - 12/8/15
After the disappointment that was Hitman: Absolution, hopefully Square Enix goes back to the roots of the franchise in this PS4 exclusive reboot.
- No Man's Sky - Maybe 2015, but most likely 2016.
After Fallout 4, this is my second most anticipated game. Check out my preview here. They are still hoping for a 2015 launch, but a 2016 release sounds a bit more believable.
- Mirror's Edge Catalyst - 2/23/16
The sequel to the 2008 sleeper hit finally gets a 2016 release date. There will be no gun usage whatsoever, and will focus more on parkour and hand-to-hand combat.
The Last Guardian
- Tom Clancy's The Division - 3/8/16
A lot of people are still up in the air regarding this game, myself included. There was an obvious graphical downgrade at E3 2015. It has an amazing atmosphere, but it still looks like it suffers from generic shooter game-play.
- Uncharted 4: A Thief's End - Q1 2016
The final chapter of Nathan Drake, Naughty Dog showed off some amazing game-play at E3 2015, and are sticking to the Q1 2016 release window. I'm very excited for this PS4 exclusive.
- Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - Q1 2016
If the trailer for this game didn't make you excited for it, something's wrong with you. Square Enix has never disappointed when it comes to Deus Ex.
- Dark Souls 3 - Early 2016
The leaks prior to E3 2015 proved true. Dark Souls 3 will not be the last in the series, but rather a “turning point” according to From Software.
- Dishonored 2 - Spring 2016
Not that big of a surprise, but a pleasant one for Dishonored fans. You get to play as both a male and female assassin in this next installment.
- Doom - Spring 2016
Bethesda showed off a lot of game-play from the next Doom, and slated it for a Spring 2016 release window.
- Ratchet & Clank (PS4) - Spring 2016
It wouldn't be PlayStation without Ratchet & Clank. This PS4 exclusive launches Spring 2016.
- Mass Effect: Andromeda - Q4 2016
Not much is known about the next installment in the Mass Effect franchise. Check out my trailer analysis here.
- Gears of War 4 - Q4 2016
Another surprise, Gears 4 will launch (hopefully) around the end of 2016.
- The Last Guardian - Maybe 2016, but most likely 2017.
Probably the biggest surprise at E3 2015, The Last Guardian made its debut with a “hopeful 2016” release. TBA
- Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands - TBA
This title definitely surprised a lot of people, myself included. Wildlands will be an open-world, cooperative shooter, but no launch window has been announced.
- Final Fantasy VII Remake - TBA
Something that fans have been requesting for ages, it's clear that Square Enix has listened. No release date or window, however.
- Kingdom Hearts III - TBA
Another highly anticipated title from Square Enix, the only scrap of info on a release window is that it is “now in development”. Some brand new game-play was also revealed.
What are you most excited for in the coming year or so? What surprised you the most at E3 2015? Let us know in the comments!