Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands (2K/Gearbox) — Getting a first glimpse of a pre-E3 trailer for this spin-off title from the Borderlands franchise, it appears we’re going to get an RPG or Fantasy gaming experience with Ms. Tiny Tina and Butt Stallion joining in for good measure. With noted voice talents like Wanda Sykes and Will Arnett, this looks to make for an interesting veering off from the typical Borderlands experience. Slated for release in Early 2022.
Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora (Ubisoft) — The reality of a game based in James Cameron’s fantasy world of the Na’vi is real! Day One of E3 brought this announcement at the tail end of Ubisoft’s presentation and first looks are impressive. As one that isn’t as attached to Avatar as some are, I was still highly fascinated by the look and feel of the teaser trailer released. Coming out in 2022, be on the lookout for this title (potentially in conjunction with a film release).
Xbox Series S Mini Fridge (Microsoft) — OK, so while this isn’t a game, it is a new prospect for the person that has everything else in black and green. Yes, it is not a joke and it is for real. Microsoft is releasing a mini fridge that is stylized to look like an Xbox Series S and will be coming out this holiday season.
Guardians of the Galaxy (Square Enix) — Coming out of Eidos-Montréal will be a stand-alone game with our favorite intergalactic A-holes. With a trailer released with the Square Enix presentation, this third person adventure looks like it might be working with the Marvel’s Avengers engine but looking much better than that so far. With the likes of Groot, Gamora, Rocket, Drax and Nebula, Star-Lord will have a lot of juggling with the journey and the personalities. Set for a release on October 26, 2021.
Metroid Dread (Nintendo) — For the first time in over two decades, Nintendo will be releasing a new 2D platformer in this historic series (Metroid Prime 4 is still in development). The trailer was quite exciting while it appeared that there wasn’t any actual in-game footage. If there was in-game footage, it was very exciting and brought back nostalgic feelings from the original game. Set for an October 8, 2021 release on the Switch.
The prospects here are only the tip of the iceberg that was E3 2021. There is still more to explore and we’ll be hitting with some of the biggest releases as well as the indie releases previously reported on here.