E3 2021 has finally kicked off, which naturally brings with it loads of new gameplay trailers. Pre-E3 events like Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest and Tribeca Games Spotlight have proven to be exciting platforms to see great trailers for upcoming games, but now that the event has kicked off, we’ve compiled some of the most important trailers of the season for you.
Elden Ring (PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC)
Summer Games Fest ended with a bang, showing the world the first gameplay trailer for From Software’s long-awaited Elden Ring. Like previous statements from the acclaimed developer, this one offers an intense look at the daunting new challenges that await players when the game finally arrives in January 2022.
Death Stranding: Director’s Cut (PS5)
As usual, Hideo Kojima appeared as a special guest on Keighley’s Summer Games Fest stream to surprise people with a trailer announcing Death Stranding: Director’s Cut. While the trailer offers no indication of exactly what this new PS5 release will offer, it’s at least a pretty fun throwback to Kojima’s previous work on Metal Gear Solid.
Far Cry 6 (PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, Stadia, Luna)
Far Cry 6, whose release date changes in every game event and cannot be determined, will finally meet with gamers on October 7, 2021. Far Cry 6’s gameplay video has been released for gamers who are impatiently waiting for this great meeting.
Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope (Key)
Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle is getting a sequel in the form of Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope, and the game’s first trailer reminded us once again how shocking it is that this crossover is working so well.
Avatar: Pandora’s Frontiers (TBA)
It was a pleasant surprise to see Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora at the end of the Ubisoft Forward 2021 stream. Set in the world of James Cameron’s very popular movie franchise, the new game looks like one of the most ambitious movie game adaptations Ubisoft has ever made.
Trek To Yomi (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC)
If you’re into classic samurai cinema, Trek to Yomi might intrigue you. This upcoming 2.5D side-scrolling action game has an aesthetic that evokes the best of the movie genre.
Halo Infinite (PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S)
The highlight of Microsoft’s Xbox and Bethesda Showcase at E3 was of course Halo Infinite. Developer 343 Industries has focused on multiplayer with their latest trailer showing some of the game’s new mechanics and fast-paced combat in action.
Starfield (PC, Xbox Series X|S)
While it’s not much more informative than the last teaser trailer we got for Starfield, Bethesda has given us another look at its upcoming space RPG. The trailer reaffirms the aesthetic of the game, if nothing else.
Forza Horizon 5 (PC, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One)
As rumors suggest, Forza Horizon 5 is set in Mexico, and the narrative racing series continues to reveal some of the best, most beautiful environments on the market. Check out the incredible look 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 just before E3 2021, but it was at the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase where developer DICE and Electronic Arts actually showed the 128-player battles in action. The trailer above features a number of new gameplay elements, including weapon attachments that can destroy players and vehicles, and the Plus system for replacing hoses.
Replaced (Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC)
The side-scrolling cyberpunk game Replaced was one of the surprises of the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase. In it, you play an artificial intelligence that finds itself in a human body and apparently hunts.
Somerville (Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC)
If Somerville gives you similar feelings to Limbo and Inside from developer Playdead, it’s because these two games were made by the same people. The new trailer stays close to a family before things escalate pretty significantly and pretty quickly.
A Plague Tale: Requiem (Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC)
In 2019, A Plague Tale: Innocence was a hit, combining a quality story with stealth gameplay and some terrible mouse mechanics. It’s like A Plague Tale: Requiem will bring back a lot of what made innocence great, there’s even more gross mouse physics in the game.
The Outer Worlds 2 (Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC)
There aren’t many details about The Outer Wilds 2, but the trailer channels the humor that made the first game in Obsidian’s new series so much fun. The trailer above is also a pretty good E3 trailer post overall, so it’s worth checking out.
Redfall (Xbox Series X|S, PC)
Arkane Studios’ next game was also announced at the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase. Redfall, an extraordinary vampire game, seems to offer a completely different gaming experience to gamers.