E3 2021 naturally brought with it a ton of new game trailers. Show of the Year and its surroundings have proven to be an exciting platform to see some stunning trailers for some of the biggest games to come. Below we have compiled some of the season’s highlights for your enjoyment.
Halo Infinite (PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S)
The centerpiece of the Microsoft Xbox and Bethesda Showcase at E3 was, of course, Halo Infinite. Developer 343 Industries has focused on multiplayer in its latest trailers, which showcase some of the new game mechanics and action-packed combat in action.
Starfield (PC, Xbox Series X | S)
While it wasn’t much more informative than the last Starfield teaser trailer we received, Bethesda has provided another look at its upcoming space RPG. The trailer at least confirms the aesthetics of the game.
Forza Horizon 5 (PC, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One)
Forza Horizon 5 is rumored to be set in Mexico and the legendary racing franchise continues to be one of the best and most beautiful on the market. Check out the incredible looks of Forza Horizon 5 in the trailer above.
Battlefield 2042 (PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, PS4, PS5)
We got a cinematic preview of Battlefield 2042 shortly before E3 2021, but it was on the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase that developers DICE and Electronic Arts actually showcased 128-player battles in action. The trailer above includes many new gameplay elements, including the Plus system for modifying weapon and tornado attachments that can devastate players and vehicles.
Replaced (Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, PC)
The side-scrolling title of Cyberpunk Replaced was one of the surprises of the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase. In it, you play as an artificial intelligence that finds itself in a human body – and, apparently, it is being hunted.
Somerville (Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, PC)
If Somerville gives you the same vibe as Limbo and Inside from developer Playdead, it’s because it’s created by the same people as those two games. The new trailer stays closer to the family before things escalate quite dramatically and quickly.
A Plague Tale: Innocence (Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, PC)
In 2019, A Plague Tale: Innocence was a hit, combining quality storytelling, stealthy gameplay, and terrifying rat mechanics. It looks like A Plague Tale: Requiem will bring back a lot of what made Innocence great, with even more crude rat physics in the game.
The Outer Wilds 2 (Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, PC)
We didn’t get a lot of details about The Outer Wilds 2 – or whatever – but the trailer does convey the humor that made the first game in the new Obsidian franchise so much fun. The trailer above is also a great submission of E3 trailers in general, so it’s worth checking out.
Redfall (Xbox Series X | S, PC)
Arkane Studios’ next game has also been announced for Xbox and Bethesda Showcase. Created by developers Dishonored and Prey, Redfall pits you against vampires in a multiplayer shooter.
Guardians of the Galaxy (PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, Switch, PC)
Eidos Montreal’s Guardians of the Galaxy is set to be the next big superhero game. The first trailer showed an interesting look at the wicked team that is engaged in all kinds of space heists and jokes.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 (Switch)
We’ve been eagerly awaiting more details on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 since it was first announced at E3 2019. Thankfully, Nintendo offered a new trailer during its E3 live show this year. While it wasn’t much, the details we were shown were more than enough to make us even more excited about the upcoming sequel.
Metroid Dread (Switch)
Nintendo came up with an unexpected surprise when it revealed the debut trailer for Metroid Dread. As this is the first new 2D game in the series in nearly two decades, the hype and hype from the opening frames has certainly made it one of the most significant events on Nintendo’s show this year.