E3 2014: All the New Game IP Announcements

Several new IPs and a handful of entries into existing series were revealed at this year's E3.

A lot of new games got revealed at this year's E3. From Software's presentation of PlayStation 4-exclusive Bloodborne and Ubisoft's Rainbow Six Siege highlighted the blockbuster games, but there were also several independent and smaller projects unveiled

In case you missed the announcements that came out of E3, we've put them into one place. New game properties (and one reboot of an original Xbox game) are followed by snippets of news or previews for context.

New Game Properties:

Ori and the Blind Forest (Moon Studios | Xbox One, PC)

"The trailer for Ori and the Blind Forest, being developed by Moon Studios, showed off a ghostly creature performing a variety of lithe platforming moves, and his friend, an obese masked demon."

Read more about Ori's announcement here.

Inside (Playdead Studios | Xbox One Timed Exclusive)

"The team behind Limbo has another adventure coming out, and it looks to carry the themes of desolation and despair that made its first game so good. Inside places you in a world in which the citizens are controlled automatons. And you play as a young boy who still has his mind. The core action looks similar to what Limbo offered, though more complex than the pushing and jumping you were limited to there."

Read more about Inside's announcement here.

Phantom Dust (Microsoft Studios | Xbox One)

"Today during Microsoft's E3 press conference, the company officially announced a new Phantom Dust game for Xbox One. The announcement comes just a few weeks after Microsoft filed a trademark application for the Phantom Dust name." Technically, this isn't a new IP, but it's been such a long time and comes as such a surprise, we're listing it as such.

Read more about Phantom Dust's announcement here.

Scalebound (Platinum Games | Xbox One)

"The CG trailer looked like a play on Monster Hunter by the best action developer around. There's no concrete details on what this game will contain other than our wishful fantasies and crazy dreams. We do know that it's coming exclusively to the Xbox One."

Read more about Scalebound's announcement here.

Mario Maker (Nintendo | Wii U)

"It's so incredibly easy to craft a level in Mario Maker that even I, a person who couldn't even slap together an obstacle-free stage in a 2D fighter, was able to make a reasonably fun level, all in less than 10 minutes. I'm sure you don't believe me; I wouldn't either if I wasn't there. But that's the truth. Mario Maker makes the arduous task of designing a stage into something that's so straightforward, and so entertaining, that I enjoyed my little time with the game almost as much as anything else I've seen at this show."

Read the rest of our preview here.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo | Wii U)

"It's easy to gaze wistfully toward the future when so many Wii U games are being promised. After all, just about every announcement ended in “coming in 2015.” But don't overlook Treasure Tracker just because Toad is an untested protagonist. This is a unique adventure that tests your smarts rather than your dexterity, and is fun to boot. We'll see how the finished product shapes up later this year, but I for one am happy Toad was given a chance in the spotlight."

Read the rest of our preview here.

Splatoon (Nintendo | Wii U)

"What's undeniable is that Splatoon is a welcome addition to the Wii U's future lineup. Competitive shooters have been the exclusive domain of "core" gamers for decades now, so it's nice to see games like Splatoon (and, more recently, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare) come in and try to appeal to a different section of the gaming population. After all, shooters are fun, so everybody (even Wii U owners) should get a chance to play them."

Read the rest of our preview here.

Code Name S.T.E.A.M. (Nintendo | 3DS)

"In Code Name: S.T.E.A.M, you play as a member of S.T.E.A.M., a group formed by President Lincoln (even though the game is set in London) to fight an enemy force from outer space. Its visual style is described as a combination of steampunk and comic books. Overall, Nintendo describes the game as a "world-spanning adventure game."

Read more about S.T.E.A.M.'s announcement here.

Entwined (Pixelopus | PS4, PS3, Vita)

"Sony introduced an independent game with the third presentation of their conference this year. Called Entwined, Pixel Opus' first game shows the impossible relationship between a bird and fish. The two creatures soar through a cylindrical tube, one controlled by the left stick, the other the right stick, and you evade obstacles in an attempt to unite at the end."

Read more about Entwined's announcement here.

Bloodborne (From Software | PS4)

"The Bloodborne demo ended with a large boss fight against a towering, emaciated creature with long straggly fur and an exposed chest cavity. It looked tough to beat, which for any Souls fans, is great to hear. How the game's greater focus on aggression and its changes to death penalties will affect the crushing, oppressive, and demanding feel of a Souls game remains to be seen, but there's one thing that's clear about Bloodborne even at this early stage: it's building off a solid base, and I'm excited to see more."

Read the rest of our preview here.

Abzu (Giant Squid | PS4, PC)

"The game has an underwater setting and a striking art style, reminiscent in its use of shape and color of the look of Journey. That's not surprising, considering that Giant Squid was founded by Matt Nava, art director on Journey and Flower. Footage showed schools of fish darting around, a diver swimming among sharks and massive whales, and standing near a group of glowing jellyfish-like organisms."

Read more about Abzu's announcement here.

Let It Die (Grasshopper | PS4)

Previously known as Lily Bergamo, the game has been reborn. "If you've ever doubted the strangeness of Suda 51, well, why? Everything that man touches is incredibly bizarre. So now we have Let It Die, a PlayStation 4 exclusive that looks to carry the mantle that Grasshopper is known for. These games are a guilty pleasure of mine. The extreme violence and casual attitude has always made me grin, and though little is known of Let It Die now, it at least looks unique. My guess? It's their first multiplayer game, given that we saw what looked like one monstrous man shoot at another. Now we just have to wait for more details."

Read the rest of our preview here.

Shape Up (Ubisoft Montreal | Xbox One)

"Exclusive to Xbox One, Shape Up combines a foundation of proven fitness methods with entertaining and rewarding workout routines displayed in a unique arcade style."

Watch the E3 stage demo here.

Dreadnought (Yager | PC)

"In between matches, you will upgrade your vessels with various attachments and improvements, making Dreadnought's closest comparison World of Tanks and its peers. I asked Holzapfel just how deep he expects the customization options to go, but the team has yet to nail down all the specifics, such as exactly how many ship classes the game will launch with, and how many secondary abilities players will get to choose from. Details may be scarce, but the fun was undeniable: Dreadnought is teeming with potential, and I can't wait to see what Yager shows us next."

Read the rest of our preview here.

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daviz88
daviz88

its funny how everyone says that Microsoft won E3, sure they showed off many games but most were either CGI, TIMED EXCLUSIVE or MULTIPLATFORM. Another problem with Ms E3 was it was. focused on gaming to a fault, what about Xbox live?, what about kinect? What about your so called cloud computing? At Sony conference they talked about PS NOW, PS TV, MORPHEUS,YOU TUBE AND GAMES. They actually showed how they are moving forward as a console, Ms only talked about games which is a good thing but it just felt forced. its like Microsoft ahead of E3 said

MS: look we don't have much to show so lets pasted some CGI trailer to add some meat to the conference 

Most people will make the argument that Microsoft has the exclusive which is Hilarious because. 

MS EXCLUSIVE: 17

SONY EXCLUSIVE :32

But overall the conference was good at least their heading in the right direction and it was alot better than EA's



diggyphelps
diggyphelps

Bloodborne is the only console mover on the list.

jrcast84
jrcast84

Im glad that Inside is only a timed exclusive, I hope they do the same with Cuphead. Those two games were imo the best part of the XB E3 conference.


Bread_or_Decide
Bread_or_Decide

X1 has an exclusive platinum games game. PS4 has an exclusive Suda 51 game. *head explodes*

GunEye
GunEye

I want Scalepound to arrive to PC... or PS4..

I wonder if it will arrive to PC like Titanfall did. 

Anyway... Bloodborne might be good.

hitomo
hitomo

I have a dynamic IP on my Internet.conection

liquidbutter
liquidbutter

I don't think you can call a Mario game a new IP. Nice try. Anything that is part of an established franchise isn't a new IP. At best it's a new spinoff, but the IP is the same.

nayce54
nayce54

You guys realize that the first 4 games on the list are all for Xbox, right? Even the last one "Shape Up" is a Microsoft IP, You guys realize that Xbox One won the exclusive game in number and quality, right?  I own only a PS4, but C'mon even I will admit that Microsoft won the exclusive battle and E3, screw Spintendo.

shoguntake
shoguntake

By 'New IPs' I wouldn't include characters and whatnot that we've seen before. *Cough* Mario Maker, Captain Toad

morderwrath
morderwrath

More fantasy titles please give some DnD already, a huge dungeon crawler w phat loots the size of skyrim or larger all haill WoTC :) Before i get too old to enjoy a game already, PC all the way.

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

Wow, i am seeing far more microsoft exclusives lol.

faizanhd
faizanhd

WOW. Ori and the Blind Forest looks very beautiful. That's some really good 2D art.

eternal_napalm
eternal_napalm

Baha, hey GameSpot, was the Tomb Raider reboot last year a new IP, too? :P. Hahaha!

mdign
mdign

 That's weird... I only saw one PS4 game and it's a Demon's Souls clone. lmao

MS>Nintendo>Sega Dreamcast II>Sony

wexorian
wexorian

It was Lame E3 sadly, no new big projects overall.

wexorian
wexorian

WE WANT JUST DANCE ON PC I BEG YOU UBISOFT!!!

Fernin-Ker
Fernin-Ker

More than anything else announced at this year's E3, the Phantom Dust announcement made my day. Though, I am equal parts excited and nervous about the same since the original stands as one of the best games on the original xbox, and one of the cult gaming greats of all time. This re-imagining has me a bit nervous, though seeing Freia in her proper outfit does make me hopeful.

eternal_napalm
eternal_napalm

Phantom Dust new IP lol.

Gamespot: crap, we are making an article about new IPs at E3, and Microsoft is missing one.

Reply: Well just throw in Phantom Dust card game. It is an IP already in existence, and has been an IP in existence since the original Xbox, and is actually a very, very, very old IP. But we'll just call it new anyways, because we need to impress our advertising partner Microsoft here at CBS Interactive, and we can't show people the fact Sony has more.

Gamespot: *shades*

croxus
croxus

Bloodborne and a bunch of indies...At least i hope Abzu  will become the Ecco, we didnt get...

hotdiddykong
hotdiddykong

Its great to see fresh new games.

Splatoon is amazing given its from Nintendo's EAD studio and seeing them work on what could possibly be the next Mario Kart is promising.


Bloodborne looks really awesome, its more or less Demon Souls 2, but its obvious they want to do more with it, hence the new name.

kwijeebou
kwijeebou

@daviz88 I'd like a list of those exclusives, because somehow I feel like you're counting "console debuts" like No Man's Sky. 
I'm also very interested in people's arguments over why Sony won. It's funny because last year when MS didn't focus on games entirely, everyone got mad. But this year...Sony doesn't really talk much about games, instead talking about a tv show based on a graphic novel and fake letters as some gimmick, and their super awesome PlayStation Kin-- I mean Camera. 

Please explain why this is okay for Sony, but the downfall of MS.

Stebsis
Stebsis

@GunEye Very different situation and developer than with Titanfall. And Platinum isn't really known for their PC games. Still, I'm also hoping it'll come to PC, would save me from buying X1

newhaus1994
newhaus1994 moderatorstaff

@liquidbutter Already explained this below, but I include Mario Maker on the list because it is as close to a "new property" as a Mario game's been since Super Mario Galaxy, which even then was still a platformer/adventure. This is radically different gameplay, and thus I deemed it necessary to break out in the "new properties" list. It is not strictly a new IP, but it is a "new game property" in the sense that it is the first of its kind.


And no, I would not include something like Gears of War Judgement on this list. That's a spinoff, but not a radically different property.

LatinproX
LatinproX

@nayce54 No man`s Sky, alone is better than all of those combined. `Nuff said.

Acillatem1993
Acillatem1993

@shoguntake Well I understand Captain Toad, but Mario Maker? Its just one of those old Mario games, with an level editor. Hows that a new IP?

xtraflossy
xtraflossy

@mdign Of all the games shown, Bloodborne is the ONLY game so far that will get me to jump to next gen.

Acillatem1993
Acillatem1993

@mdign You people are morons and you make me sick. You welcome console exclusivity as if its a good thing. While there should not even be such a thing. Also, PC>all

Porphyriaa
Porphyriaa

@mdign You're just mad cause from software makes the best damn games on this planet and you can't play it cause you MS fanboy.

robbiejones
robbiejones

@wexorian yeah, i kinda see that. However as a Sony fan, i'm very excited for TGS. Any money they'll announce The last guardian there.

white_wind
white_wind

@wexorian  dancing in front of a small monitor is slightly lamer than dancing in front of a TV

Fernin-Ker
Fernin-Ker

@eternal_napalm Since you seem to have had difficulty actually reading the article, allow me to quote the bit they wrote beneath the picture (which seems to be all you registered).


--"Today during Microsoft's E3 press conference, the company officially announced a new Phantom Dust game for Xbox One. The announcement comes just a few weeks after Microsoft filed a trademark application for the Phantom Dust name." Technically, this isn't a new IP, but it's been such a long time and comes as such a surprise, we're listing it as such. --


Now I know that's alot of words for someone like you, but I'm sure you can handle it. :3

Vegeta-sama
Vegeta-sama

@newhaus1994 @liquidbutter so Halo Wars would be a new IP?  I think you're pushing it... just because it's different doesn't make it differt intellectual property it still falls under the same IP

newhaus1994
newhaus1994 moderatorstaff

@Acillatem1993 @shoguntake Already explained this below, but I include Mario Maker on the list because it is as close to a "new property" as a Mario game's been since Super Mario Galaxy, which even then was still a platformer/adventure. This is radically different gameplay, and thus I deemed it necessary to break out in the "new properties" list. It is not strictly a new IP, but it is a "new game property" in the sense that it is the first of its kind.


And no, I would not include something like Gears of War Judgement on this list. That's a spinoff, but not a radically different property.

eternal_napalm
eternal_napalm

Lolololololol, no, hahahaha, I read it right the first time, you may want to re-read my comment. ;)

robbiejones
robbiejones

@eternal_napalm I'm interested in Lord's of the fallen. But not a fan of dungeon crawler's playing more "arcade" like.

newhaus1994
newhaus1994 moderatorstaff

@eternal_napalm Breaking out the list highlights games that are virtually new. Phantom Dust sold so few copies that it is more or less new for the vast majority of people. It was worth breaking out. Just like I broke out Mario Maker and Captain Toad.