E3 2017: Every Game Rumor About Assassin's Creed, Pokemon, SNES Classic, And More
All the rumors as we head into this year's E3 and the various press conferences.
E3 is almost here. There are always rumors about what might get revealed and shown off at the year's biggest gaming event, and this year is no different. While we haven't yet seen a flood of leaks, as we did last year, we do have some sense of what to expect over the next week.
We're just a day away from the unofficial start to E3 2017, with EA's briefing on Saturday, June 10. Below is a roundup of all the big rumors heading into E3 2017. Let us know in the comments below if we've missed anything, and as always, you can send in tips at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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This year's Assassin's Creed game has already been confirmed, but we've yet to receive any real information about it. Whatever it might be, it's expected to be formally announced at E3 during Ubisoft's briefing on Monday, but we may already know some of the key details thanks to multiple leaks and reports. It's rumored to be called Assassin's Creed: Origins, with a hero named Ba Yek. The game will reportedly be set in ancient Egypt. [More details]
Bethesda is rumored to announce a new Wolfenstein title, The New Colossus, at its briefing on Sunday night. This rumor actually dates back to E3 2016, where a follow-up to The New Order was teased with the name The New Colossus. After that, a handful of leaks and reports have suggested a sequel is coming, and this E3 may be where we finally get out first official look at the shooter. [More details]
Another big rumor this year is that Bethesda will possibly announce a sequel to The Evil Within, from Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami's studio, Tango Gameworks. This was teased as part of Bethesda's E3 2017 invitation card, which featured the company's many franchises. It also hinted that we could see some new or dormant IPs revealed or revived during this year's show. [More details]
Nothing has tied it to E3 as of yet, but a noted analyst said earlier this year that Sony might release a new, more powerful PlayStation in 2018. With Microsoft planning to go heavy on the Scorpio details during its press conference, Sony could take the wind out of its competitor's sails by showcasing a new, even more impressive piece of hardware. [More details]
Microsoft has already made it clear Halo 6 won't be at E3, so you should set your expectations accordingly if you're a Halo fan. However, the company did tease that it will have a "little something" for the Halo brand at the show. As of yet, we don't know if it's a new game or, more likely, something else entirely, like new content for Halo 5 or Halo Wars 2. [More details]
On Thursday, an image of a supposedly new Halo game, Halo: Gravemind, emerged online. Halo boss Frank O'Connor called this "fake news," so it seems like an elaborate fake. The presence of the term Halo 6 which, as noted above, will not be at the show, only further cements that Gravemind is nonsense. [More details]
There have been a good amount of rumors swirling around Nintendo this year. This includes a new Mario/Rabbids crossover game that's reportedly titled Battle Kingdom. It's rumored to be a turn-based role-playing game where Rabbids dress up as Mushroom Kingdom characters, so that's cool. Some artwork from the game has also surfaced, further solidifying this as something you can expect to see during Ubisoft and/or Nintendo's respective E3 events. [More details]
Switching gears, a new version of Pokemon Sun and Moon for Nintendo Switch is reportedly on the way. The new game is reportedly titled Pokemon Stars. It was not announced during the Pokemon-themed Nintendo Direct on June 6--though updated versions of the games are on the way to 3DS--but Stars could show up during Nintendo's main news event at E3 on June 13. [More details]
Following the NES Classic console in 2016, Nintendo is reportedly preparing another Classic console, this one for the SNES. If it follows the model of the NES Classic, you can expect it to have a similar form factor to the SNES (but smaller) and come bundled with a number of games. We would hope Nintendo has listened to feedback and includes a longer controller cord and is easier to find this time around. The report suggests it's due out this year, so an E3 announcement could make sense, timing-wise. [More details]
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