Less than 2 months away to June…you know what time it is!
This year more than likely won’t carry as much hype as for the first time ever Sony is not taking part in E3…like at all. This isn’t like a ‘we’re pulling a Nintendo and cutting our conference but still being there’ deal they’re legit not here this year. So potentially the main sources of hype now rest mostly on the shoulders of Nintendo and Microsoft this year.
Date: E3 will officially be going on from June 11th to June 13th this year. Of course this doesn’t include what any other conferences that may happen before these days. Dates for conferences and events will be placed below.
Someone will make a discord…OR…you can use the VGG discord! Of which I don’t have the ability to make an invitation for…sure someone will help me with that.
Rumor Mill(on going progress up until the end of the conferences)
Ninja Gaiden 4:
This has been floating around for a minute as well…Confirmed to be in development by Team Ninja and then complete silence on it
Team Ninja has been still pretty silent about this. No other rumors have come up pertaining to this game.
Next Box reveal?
Rumors have been picking up regarding M$’s new console possibly getting shown at this year’s E3. We’ve known for a while now that they’ve been working on it and they’ve even officially came out and said so at last year’s E3 so there’s a pretty good chance of it showing up this year. Personally a bit sad that we seem to be jumping into the next generation when the stop gaps just came out 2 years ago and it still feels like there’s more that could be squeezed out of this generation but whatever…we’ll see how this goes!
Rumors for the PS5 haven’t been as prevalent as next box rumors and the chance of it showing up at E3 are definitely slim mainly since Sony is not doing a conference this year. Even though they aren’t doing a conference doesn’t mean that they may not announce something during or around the week. HIGHLY UNLIKELY though.
Update: in the process of me getting this thread prepared this happened
Nintendo possibly releasing a Switch mini and a Switch pro
This has been swirling around since around last year in some shape or form. Nintendo does do enhancements for handhelds but they’ve never done one for a home console. Nintendo considers the Switch to be a home console despite the hybrid nature of the system. If this does happen it’ll be the first time that they’ve done an enhancement for a home console. I’ve been quite hesitant to believe anything regarding this rumor but the fact is…it keeps popping up consistently. If there’s anything that’s assured about rumors in this industry is the fact that more they keep popping up without being debunked the more likely there’s some type of truth to it.
Metroid Prime Trilogy HD rumor
This has been going on for some time since last year. I’m pretty sure this is a sure thing but every time this rumor pops up that they’re finally going to announce it, it ends up not happening. Considering that Prime 4 got pushed back and we probably won’t hear anything about that for probably 2 years I’d suspect they’ll keep this under wraps until next year to help ease into Prime 4. It’d be nice if they just announced it’s existence but I’m not going to expect it.
Nintendo saving another game from doom…possibly Scalebound?
This rumor is absolutely crazy and would blow up if it were true. This would make 3 exclusive titles that Platinum would be making for Nintendo if that was the case. The game could that Nintendo is supposedly saving could easily be something else like the dead Wii game Project Hammer but when the news of Nintendo saving a game hit then rumors starting popping up that it was Scalebound.
Horizon Zero Dawn 2
Someone goofed and let this out of the bag, Chances of it showing up at E3 are extremely slim considering Sony isn’t doing E3 year but hey…never know? Maybe announcement around the timing of E3 without an official conference? Not expecting this…think they’ll probably save this for next year to be honest.
God of War sequel
Way to early for this. I’m not even gonna hold out there being a chance of an announcement especially this year. Probably won’t really hear real rumblings on this until maybe 2 years from now.
Retro Studios new game
Retro has been quiet for about 5 years. DKTF released for the first time back in Feb 2014 and though they’ve helped on projects here and there since and helped with the switch port for DKTF there hasn’t been much on what they’ve cooking. Rumors before involved a ‘Starfox Grand Prix’ game for a couple of years and just last year it was announced that Metroid Prime 4 had to be restarted with their help. This gift that Reggie recieved as a parting gift from the studio does look suspicious…
Main Conferences: Conference dates and times will be placed here as I become aware of them
EA: Will not be doing a conference this year, they will be solely focused on their EA Play 3 day event from June 7-9th. They will be doing periodic announcements, live streams and developer interviews during this period.
Edit: Apparently EA Play is actually going to be starting Saturday 9:15 PT/ 12:15 ET
Microsoft: Sunday June 9th @ 1 PM PT/ 4 PM ET
Bethesda: Sunday June 9th @ 5:30 PM PT / 8:30 PM ET
Devolver Digital: Sunday June 9th @ 7PM PT/10 PM ET
PC: Monday June 10th @ 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET
Limited Run Games: Monday June 10 @ 12 PM PT / 3 PM ET
Ubisoft: Monday June 10th @ 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET
Square Enix: Monday June 10th @ 6 PM PT/9 PM ET
Sony: Not participating this year
Nintendo: Tuesday June 11th @ 9 AM PT/12 PM ET
More Comprehensive Stream schedule including streams from sites
Gematsu also has a comprehensive stream schedule as well
Any other major events not directly tied to a main conference like tournaments I will place here as I am made aware of them.
Microsoft: They will be doing streaming of games throughout most of the event on Xbox Daily
E3 episode of Inside XBox: Monday June 10th @ 3 PM PT/ 6PM ET
Nintendo: Nintendo will usually have their Treehouse stream after their showcase that will have gameplay and interview with devs of games. Don’t be surprised if there may be some surprise announcements from the stream as they have been known to do it.
Revealed times for Nintendo events
Splatoon 2 World Championship 2019
Stream begins @ 11 AM PT on June 8th
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate World Championship 2019 3vs
Begins after Splatoon 2 @ around 2PM PT on June 8th.
Kinda Funny Games Showcase
Monday June 10th 4:30 PM PT/7:30 PM ET
E3 Coliseum schedule
Sony: No streams this year
Any takers this year?
Streams: Some of these may not be exact…I’ll update them if anything changes.
Youtube E3 Channel
Youtube E3 hub
Nintendo’s E3 stream
Nintendo’s Twitch Channel
IGN E3 Hub and Stream
Twitch E3 Stream
Twitch Broadcast Schedule
Microsoft’s Twitch Channel
PC’s Twitch Channel
Watch live video from pcgamer on www.twitch.tv
Bethesda’s Twitch Channel
Ubisoft’s Twitch Channel
EA’s Twitch Channel
Squeenix’s Twitch Channel
Gamespot E3 Hub
Gamespot E3 Schedule
pours alcohol on the ground for GT
Sony’s Twitch Channel
Watch live video from playstation on www.twitch.tv
Don’t expect any streams from them this year.
E3 Coliseum Stream will be on the Gameslice channel
Neogaf 2017 gif thread
Neogaf 2016 gif thread
Neogaf gif thread 2015
Past E3 conference moments
Konami’s Infamous E3 2010 Conference
Full Conference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNGdiTmvAj4
Nintendo’s E3 2008 Conference
Full Conference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4DOn9465xo
Sony’s E3 2006 Conference
Full Conference: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLjWeMTwRVc
Microsoft’s E3 2010 Conference
Microsoft’s E3 2010 Conference Highlights
Microsoft E3 2010 - Skittles…
Admittedly this one isn’t so much bad since it actually does a pretty good job as a demonstration…that however doesn’t prevent it from being awkward and gif worthy.
Guile Theme Goes with Everything - Dance Central Demonstration
Full Conference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22-InM4XVJA
Microsoft’s E3 2011 Conference
Ubisoft E3 2010 Conference - Battle Tag
Ubisoft E3 2009 Conference - James Cameron talks about Avatar: The Game for what seems like forever…and doesn’t show any footage or one screenshot
Ubisoft E3 2011 Conference - Mr. Caffeine
To be fair…Ubisoft’s conference that year isn’t that bad considering the content…but DOODLY DOODLY DOODLY DOO brought it down a few notches.
Mr. Caffeine Metal Remix
Microsoft E3 2012 - Usher whips out a concert for Dance Central 3 out of nowhere
The game shows up about a bit 3/4 of the way through the performance and at first it seems like he’s finally demonstrating it…but then you realize the truth lol.
Microsoft E3 2009 - Kudo tries to be cool and show off Project Natal (Kinect) but ends up accidentally showing that the device isn’t where it needs to be
Activision E3 2007 Conference - Jamie Kennedy
what was jamie thinking!?
Peggle 2’s awkward announcement during Microsoft’s E3 2013 conference
Sony Announces AT&T as Vita’s 3G service provider
Disney tries to hype High School Musical Sing It @ E3 2007
Sony curb stomps Microsoft’s conference at E3 2013 with No DRM
Twilight Princess reveal @ Nintendo’s E3 2004 conference
Killer Instinct’s reveal for the Xbox One @ Microsoft’s E3 2013 conference
Final Fantasy Versus XIII’s shift to XV and next Gen along with KH3’s first reveal at Sony’s pre-E3 2013 PS4 conference
Sony drops bombs during their E3 2015 conference
Final Fantasy 7R announcement reaction
Shemue 3 E3 2015 announcement reaction
Last Guardian isn’t dead
Bonus: GT’s reactions