Amid announcements of new consoles and virtual reality headsets, the real joy of following this year’s E3, the video game industry’s yearly trade show, was the slate of new video games. While Playstation 4 users had the most original titles to look forward to, Nintendo users can look forward to a new installment in the Legend of Zelda franchise and Xbox gamers get Forza Horizon 3. Check out our favorite trailers below.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The 19th installment of the Legend of Zelda franchise, Breath of the Wild has been in development since 2013, and will be the first of the franchise to feature high-definition resolution and voice acting. First looks have been overwhelmingly positive.

Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Wii U, NX
Release Date: 2017
Pre-Order: Here

FIFA 17

With the addition of the Frostbite game engine and “The Journey,” a career mode in which users play as Alex Hunter, a 17-year-old soccer phenom from Clapham, London, FIFA managed to inject some newness in a franchise at risk of feeling tired.

Publisher: EA Sports
Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Release Date: September 27, 2016
Pre-Order: Here

Battlefield 1

The legendary series is back with an installment that goes back in time, featuring battles fought during WWI. The rise of Battlefield 1 means a deathblow for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, which went far into to the future, and far down in popularity.

Publisher: Electronic Arts
Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Release Date: October 21, 2016
Pre-Order: Here

Death Stranding

In his first game since his departure from Konami, Hideo Kojima — of Metal Gear fame — teams up with Walking Dead star Norman Reedus for a game that is mysterious but highly anticipated.

Publisher: Sony
Platform: PS4, maybe PC
Release Date: TBA
Pre-Order: Here

Forza Horizon 3

The third installment of the highly popular — and extremely beautiful — Forza racing series is an upgrade we can’t wait to get our hands on.

Publisher: Microsoft
Platform: Microsoft Windows, Xbox One
Release Date: September 27, 2016
Pre-Order: Here

Detroit Become Human

Similar to Heavy Rain, players in this neo-noir thriller will face crisis situations and have to make decisions that have real consequences.

Publisher: Sony
Platform: PlayStation 4
Release Date: TBA
Pre-Order: Here

South Park: The Fractured But Whole

In the follow up to The Stick of Truth, the kids from South Park are dressed up as superheroes and experiencing their own civil war.

Publisher: Ubisoft
Platform: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Release Date: December 6, 2016
Pre-Order: Here

Call of Cthulhu

Based on the works of H. P. Lovecraft, author of “The Call of Cthulhu” and a spiritual follow up to the 2005 game Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth, in Call Of Cthulhu players will control Edward Pierce, a former veteran and private investigator in 1920s Boston as he enters a mansion. It’s early, but it promises to be a horror game that has originality that could beat out the tired Resident Evil franchise and achieve cult status on the level of Silent Hill.

Publisher: Focus Home Entertainment
Platform: Consoles and PC
Release Date: 2017
Pre-Order: N/A

Spider-Man

The newest Spider-Man video game — which have historically done very well — is an original story in which Parker must balance an “absurdly chaotic personal life and career.”

Developer: Insomniac Games
Platform: Playstation 4
Release Date: TBA
Pre-Order: N/A

Halo Wars 2

This sequel to Halo Wars is a real-time strategy that features battles fought on a macro level, in which the United Nations Space Command (UNSC) battle against the Banished.

Developer: Microsoft
Platform: Microsoft Windows, Xbox One
Release Date: February 21, 2017
Pre-Order: Here

Sea of Thieves

Pardon the annoying commentary on the gameplay trailer, but the rest of the game looks amazing and inventive, with players navigating the seas of a shared online world. Customization, sea battles and adventures await.

Developer: Microsoft
Platform: Microsoft Windows, Xbox One
Release Date: 2016
Pre-Order: Here

Dishonored 2

In this stealth role-playing game players can choose to play Empress Emily Kaldwin or Corvo Attano (whom they played as in Dishonored). Players can complete the game by killing their enemies, sneaking around them or, in a “third path,” choose to play the game without the superpowers that defined the original.

Developer: Bethesda
Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Release Date: November 11, 2016
Pre-Order: Here
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