E3 2017 – Highlights And The Complete Recap

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E3 2017 – Highlights And The Complete Recap

Much of E3's appeal is centered around surprises. What games will be announced? Will we see any exciting new hardware? Will someone catastrophically melt down on stage? Although there are a lot of uncertainties going into the show, you can count on one thing when it's over: There's a lot of coverage to sift through. Fortunately, we're here to help. We've compiled every E3-related story we've posted over the past several days into one massive recap, and also provided some solid starting points for those who are easily intimidated by massive lists.

There were hundreds of games to see at the show, but not everything was worth your time. If you're looking for an easy way to sort through the noise, we've got a few roundups to browse through. Our list of the Five Most Promising New IPs is a great place to start, as well as our list of the best indie games and a look at what's new in VR.

Super Mario Odyssey was one of the show's highlights, and it was a near-constant presence on Nintendo's Treehouse Live stream. You can check out our hands-on impressions on the game here, and also get answers to some of our admittedly silly questions about the game in our video interview with Shigeru Miyamoto. And if you're in the mood for more silliness, take a look at our video that counts down the Top Three Skyrims from E3 2017.

Lightning Reactions To E3 2017's Biggest Reveals And Revelations

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Lightning Reactions To E3 2017's Biggest Reveals And Revelations

In the wake of E3's hard hitting press conferences, briefings, showcases, and spotlights, three GI editors sit down to discuss what worked for them and what didn't in this special video feature.

Each editor is only allowed time for a quick statement and then must give it a thumbs up or a thumbs down to determine what games take away the top honors for this initial impression frenzy. The verdict is decided by a two-thirds or unanimous vote.

Note that all the editors involved didn't get a chance to touch any of these games and are basing their instant analysis on streamed presentations, trailers, and demo footage, so this is far from a critical analysis - just a fun rundown of some of E3's biggest beats! Come vote along and join in on the fun!

We Ask Yoshinori Ono 30 Years' Worth Of Street Fighter Questions

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We Ask Yoshinori Ono 30 Years' Worth Of Street Fighter Questions

With Street Fighter’s 30th anniversary being this year, we began thinking about the questions that have bothered us ever since we first began playing Street Fighter. Luckily, Capcom's Yoshinori Ono was at this year’s E3, so we decided to pin him down and get him to answer the most important questions in the Street Fighter universe.

Game Informer: In Street Fighter V, Ken has a very different outfit from his regular clothing. But in Street Fighter III, he has his regular gi. So what happened? Did he just not like that look?

Yoshinori Ono: This entire time Ken’s been in a hurry to change his clothes. It’s pretty smelly.

Bandai Namco On Why A 2D Fighting Game Was the Right Choice For Dragon Ball

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Bandai Namco On Why A 2D Fighting Game Was the Right Choice For Dragon Ball

Dragon Ball FighterZ was one of the biggest surprises of this year's E3. With its gorgeously detailed renderings of classic Dragon Ball characters like Goku, Vegeta, and Frieza, its ferociously cluttered combat, and high-octane anime midfight scenes, it shocked many at Microsoft's E3 conference.

To learn more about what why Bandai Namco teamed up with Arc System Works for the game, why 2D was the right call, and how the game will address the issue of retreading the same characters and storylines from previous games, we caught up with producer Tomoko Hiroki.

Game Informer: When did you start talking with Arc System Works about creating a fighting game?

E3 2017 Thursday Recap

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E3 2017 Thursday Recap

The G.I. crew once again hit the showfloor to bring you a ton of new hands-on impressions, features, and interviews from E3 2017. Here they all are in one handy recap.

If you missed more than today's events, you're in luck: We've got links to our livestreams of all the major press conferences below, complete with post-show analysis. After that is a list of today's features, previews, and news, followed by links to all of our previous recaps at the the very bottom of the page. We'll be adding even more stories as they go live, so keep checking back in. Let's get to it!

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The Best Indie Games Of E3 2017

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The Best Indie Games Of E3 2017

The independent game scene has exploded in recent years, with hundreds of amazing titles to discover and appreciate. Lots of prospective releases make their way to E3 to try and stand out in the crowd, and we’re keeping our eyes open throughout the show for our favorites. We’ll be updating this story with new entries as soon as we have a chance to jot down impressions, so check back daily for additional entries. 

Games are listed alphabetically. 

The Artful EscapeDeveloper: Beethoven & Dinosaur
Release: TBA
Platform: Xbox One, PC

The Five Most Promising New IPs Revealed At E3 2017

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The Five Most Promising New IPs Revealed At E3 2017

This year's E3 felt packed with announcements for games. A lot of them, as is often the case, turned out to be sequels or spin-offs of established series, like Wolfenstein II and Life Is Strange: Before The Storm. However, there were also a handful of new games, disconnected from established series, that made an appearance. Here are the most promising ones.

Hidden Agenda

Publisher: SonyDeveloper: Supermassive Games
System: PS4
Release: 2017 

The Five Most Promising New IPs Revealed At E3 2017

about X hours ago from
The Five Most Promising New IPs Revealed At E3 2017

This year's E3 felt packed with announcements for games. A lot of them, as is often the case, turned out to be sequels or spin-offs of established series, like Wolfenstein II and Life Is Strange: Before The Storm. However, there were also a handful of new games, disconnected from established series, that made an appearance. Here are the most promising ones.

Hidden Agenda

Publisher: SonyDeveloper: Supermassive Games
System: PS4
Release: 2017 

Here's Everything You Can Capture In Super Mario Odyssey So Far

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Here's Everything You Can Capture In Super Mario Odyssey So Far

At this year's E3, we finally saw the big hook of the new Mario game: transforming into all kinds of unique creatures and inanimate objects.

Curious about the scope of this feature, I took a look at all the footage we've seen so far and did my best to compile a quick list of everything you can slap a hat on and run around with.

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The E3 2017 VR Roundup

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The E3 2017 VR Roundup

With the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PSVR all still trying to establish a strong foundation for virtual reality, E3 2017 is a critical juncture for the fledgling technology. Can developers offer compelling, long-form experiences that can justify the steep price tag? We won't know until these games get closer to release, but there were a few standout games at the annual conference. Here are our top picks for virtual reality games to keep an eye on moving forward. We'll update the story with additional selections as we new standouts. 

Bravo TeamDeveloper: Supermassive Games
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Release: 2017
Platform: PSVR