“Avatar”, Devolver Digital and “Mario + Rabbids”

the Electronic Entertainment Fair (E3) come back after one year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s event will be online only and will run from Saturday to Tuesday with a slew of briefings from companies like Microsoft and Nintendo.

USA TODAY will follow all announcements from E3 and has already been following news and updates from the summer game festival, which began Thursday, including the release date of “Elden Ring,” a game long teased by From Software, the studio behind “Dark Souls” and “Bloodborne,” and Game of Thrones creator George RR Martin.

Among the other games many of which are the most anticipated, the updates are “Infinite Halo”, expected later this year for Xbox Series X / S, Xbox One and Windows PCs, and Black Panther “Marvel’s Avengers” DLC.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garretti appeared in a video appearance on the E3 live pre-show to welcome viewers online and to say, “We can’t wait to see you in person in 2022” .

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The indie aesthetic of Devolver Games

Devolver Digital featured a quartet of independently produced video games featured in skits that poked fun at the idea of ​​subscription services, touting their own imagination. Devolver MaxPass +.

Fans of “The Seven Samurai” and other samurai films will want to check out “Trek to Yomi”, a platform fighting game that will be released for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S / X and PC in 2022. Black and white demonstration with cinematic fidelity. You are a lonely samurai seeking to fulfill a wish and protect his city.

For swordplay with a faster first-person feel, there’s “Shadow Warrior 3”, a furious “Doom-like” fighting game set in a mythical land that evokes Japanese lore. Coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC later this year.

Another unique looking game, “Wizard with a Gun”, is set in a colorful animated style. The online cooperative game, which will arrive on Nintendo Switch and PC in 2022, features wizards fighting in a battle for survival.

Here is a card game with a twist. “Inscryption”, which will arrive on PC in 2021, is a card game that goes beyond cards in other frightening puzzles and psychological horror.

Inscryption, a card game that goes beyond cards in other puzzles, is coming to PC in 2021.

And an upcoming Nintendo Switch game is thumbing its nose at digitally downloaded space. “Demon Throttle” won’t be available in physical format until it arrives in 2022. The classic top-down game involves guns, vampires, and demons.

A first look at ‘Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora’

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot closed the video game publisher’s event with a first look at “Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora”, the video game based on James Cameron’s fantasy film. It will be launched in 2022.

The game will be developed by studio Massive Entertainment, which previously worked on Tom Clancy’s The Division 2. It is described as a first-person action-adventure game designed exclusively for next-gen consoles and PCs. Players will play as Na’vi and explore a never-before-seen part of Pandora.

Special guests: Mario and Luigi

Ubisoft’s eccentric rabbit-like characters return in a new game featuring Nintendo icons Mario and Luigi, called “Mario + Raving Rabbids: Sparks of Hope”. Only instead of stomping, Mario and Luigi are armed with blasters trying to save the galaxy. The game will launch in November 2022 on Nintendo Switch.

‘Far Cry 6’: Get to know the villain of the game

Ubisoft introduces players to Antón Castillo, the central villain played by actor Giancarlo Esposito, most recently known for his work on the Disney Plus series “The Mandalorian”. The next saga in the first-person shooter series, known for its memorable villains, will now allow players to take on the roles of these key villains as part of its Season Pass arriving after the game launches.

“Assassin’s Creed Valhalla”: What’s Next?

Still in love with the Viking-inspired adventure? Valhalla, released last November, will feature several new updates, including a second expansion called “The Siege of Paris,” as well as new timed quests and festivals. Other perks such as one-handed swords will be added soon.

‘Just Dance 2022’

Of all the Guitar Heroes and Rock Bands and countless other musical game players seen, the only game that has stood the test of time is Just Dance. To commemorate the release of Just Dance 2022, artist Todrick Hall has announced that a special version of his song Nails, Hair, Hips, Heels will appear on the next version of the game, available on home consoles on November 4.

‘Riders Republic: For your thrill seeker

The extreme sports game offers a variety of sports including snowboarding, mountain biking and other activities. Images from the game show what appears to be an open world where players will research and complete various events to boost your experience and earn new gear. You can also run with jetpacks. Huge bonus. Perfect for fans of games like Tony Hawk or SSX. However, there are opportunities to relax and explore landmarks. The game is released on September 2.

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Rocksmith +: Another way to learn the guitar

I bet you didn’t expect the video game event to offer tools for learning musical instruments. Rocksmith, Ubisoft’s long-standing music game, helps users learn to play acoustic or electric guitar. You connect to a mobile device, PC or video game console to learn from a large catalog of songs, with new arrangements coming every week.

Some of the key features coming soon to the new Rocksmith + include advanced grade detection, real-time commentary, personalized recommendations, and video lessons. Users can also tailor the experience at their own pace. The interactive subscription music service will launch later this year. You can register now to participate in the Rocksmith + beta at ubisoft.com.

“Rainbow Six: Extraction”

In the final chapter of Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy franchise, players will work as special operators battling a mysterious alien threat. In-game footage features slow-moving creatures with spikes attempting to defeat a team of armed operators.

Aliens can apparently change consistency, going from a solid form to a black slime to move quickly. The game will launch on September 16 on PC and home consoles. It’s a traditional cooperative experience where players will team up online. Each Specialist offers unique abilities and upgrades as they progress. An interesting issue is that players can disappear in combat and cannot operate until they are rescued by their teammates. Mining will also add cross-platform play.

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