16. Total War: Warhammer II
Although developer Creative Assembly made its name with its historical wargames like Rome: Total War, the English outfit surprised many in 2016 with Total War: Warhammer, a game set in the Warhammer fantasy universe which turned out to be quite great actually. So it’s clear expectations are quite high for this sequel, which features new playable races, a new campaign map and a greater focus on narrative than its predecessor. It remains to be seen, though, whether this will offer the same engaging mix of turn-based strategy and stunning real-time battles as its predecessors, but this still is one game to keep an eye on at E3 no doubt.
17. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
Although iconic Uncharted protagonist Nathan Drake had his last adventure in the great Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End game, this has not stopped game creators Naughty Dog from coming up with another standalone Uncharted adventure. Instead of Drake though, the lead character here will be Chloe Frazer, an adventurous woman first seen in 2009’s Uncharted 2. She’ll be teaming up with ruthless mercenary Nadine Ross from Uncharted 4 in order to get hold of a mysterious artefact in India, in what promises to be another exciting adventure we’ll get to know more about at this year’s E3.
This game by Life is Strange creators Dontnod Entertainment is set in early 20th century London. Here you’ll play as Jonathan Reid, a doctor who turns into a vampire, which gives him access to all sorts of powers which he can make use of in the game’s combat sequences. Like Dontnod’s earlier adventure game Life is Strange, you can expect this will feature the same choice and consequence gameplay and interesting characters to interact with in its London setting. But it remains to be seem whether this dark and moody adventure game which reach the heights of Dontnod’s earlier releases, although thankfully more about this promising game will be revealed at this year’s E3 show.