E3 2017 is now in the books, and like usual, it was a huge show featuring a wide variety of games. Some of the industry’s biggest upcoming games were on display at E3, like God of War, Star Wars Battlefront 2, Super Mario Odyssey, and more. All things considered, there was a little something for everyone at E3 2017, but even so, there were some games we were hoping to see at the show that didn’t appear for one reason or another.
Some games we missed at E3 2017 seemed like they would be shoo-ins to appear, whereas others were hopeful long shots. All of these games, though, were games that we missed at E3 2017.
To be fair, we were warned ahead of time that Death Stranding wouldn’t be at E3 2017. Even so, Hideo Kojima’s reputation for tricking fans meant that there was still a slim possibility the game would make a surprise appearance during Sony’s E3 press conference. Unfortunately, Death Stranding was nowhere to be seen at the show, meaning fans are still largely in the dark about its gameplay features, story, and whether or not there is any truth to the Emma Stone casting rumors.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake
In the days leading up to E3, the news broke that both Final Fantasy 7 Remake and Kingdom Hearts 3 were years away from launch. After learning this, many assumed this meant that neither game would show up at E3. However, Kingdom Hearts 3 actually did get a new trailer, whereas Final Fantasy 7 Remake wasn’t even mentioned. There have been rumblings that Final Fantasy 7 Remake has undergone some serious development struggles behind the scenes, but hopefully those fears will be put to rest the next time we see the game in action, whenever that may be.
Like Death Stranding, Halo 6 was another game we were told wouldn’t be at E3. However, with Microsoft debuting the Xbox One X at the show, there was still the possibility that the company was just trying to lead fans astray to later surprise them at E3 with a reveal of Master Chief’s next adventure running on the new system. Sadly for Halo fans, Microsoft kept its word and Halo 6 wasn’t revealed at E3, but the timing is right for the game to make a big splash at next year’s show.
Red Dead Redemption 2
Originally slated for release this fall, Red Dead Redemption 2 was recently delayed into next year. Even so, the game really isn’t all that far off in the grand scheme of things, so one would have imagined that Rockstar would have used E3 to give fans a deeper dive into its gameplay features, story, and characters. On the contrary, Red Dead Redemption 2 wasn’t seen during any of the big press conferences, and since it could launch before next year’s E3, it may never be seen at the show at all.
Resident Evil 2 Remake
Capcom had a presence at E3, most notably revealing Monster Hunter World, but one of the company’s biggest franchises, Resident Evil, wasn’t given any love at the show. Capcom didn’t pull the curtain back on Resident Evil 7‘s Not A Hero DLC as some expected, and it also failed to unveil the Resident Evil 2 remake, a game that fans have been waiting to see for years now. The Resident Evil 2 remake has been in the works for a couple of years, so a trailer or something official seems like it could come any day, even though it skipped E3 this year.
Retro’s Next Game
One of the most shocking moments of E3 2017 was when Nintendo announced not one, but two Metroid games. Metroid: Samus Returns for the 3DS was quit the surprise, but the even bigger bombshell was the announcement that Metroid Prime 4 is in development for the Nintendo Switch. Despite only showing the game’s logo, Metroid Prime 4 ended up as one of the most-talked about games of E3.
Not only was the Metroid Prime 4 announcement surprising, but so too was the confirmation that the game isn’t being developed by Retro Studios. Retro worked on the original trilogy of Metroid Prime games, and many fans were expecting the studio to return for Metroid Prime 4, only to learn that the game is being developed by a brand new team. But if Retro Studios isn’t working on Metroid Prime 4, what could it possibly be developing? Its last game, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, launched three years ago, so the timing is right for Retro to showcase its next project, whether that’s at next year’s E3 or during a special Nintendo Direct.
Rocksteady’s Next Game
Speaking of studios that have been missing in action for awhile, Rocksteady’s next major release has likely been in development for two years, but we still don’t have an inkling as to what it could be. There have been rumors that Rocksteady’s next title will be a Superman game or something else involving DC comic heroes, but nothing official has been announced so far. Batman: Arkham Knight launched two years ago, and the small Batman: Arkham VR project released last year, so fans should be able to expect to see something from Rocksteady sooner rather than later.
Super Smash Bros.
One way Nintendo has been bolstering the Nintendo Switch’s library of games is by slowly porting popular Wii U titles to the system and throwing the word “deluxe” at the end. While some Nintendo faithful may be annoyed by this approach, it’s worth noting that roughly 12 million people bought a Wii U, meaning that the vast majority of gamers missed out on the Wii U’s biggest games, including titles like Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
Considering this, some may have expected Nintendo to announce Super Smash Bros. Deluxe or something along those lines at E3. While a port of the Wii U Super Smash Bros. would have been the most likely scenario, though, some fans are keeping their fingers crossed that the Switch gets a completely original version of Nintendo’s popular fighting game.
The Last of Us: Part 2
Going into E3, one game that seemed like a guarantee for Sony’s press conference was The Last of Us: Part 2. The game generated significant buzz when it was revealed at the PlayStation Experience last year, but Sony decided not to show it at E3. According to Naughty Dog, the reason for this was to give Uncharted: The Lost Legacy some time in the spotlight, but another motive could be Sony wanting to put more energy into its PlayStation Experience event than E3.
Visceral’s Star Wars Game
Visceral has been working on its Star Wars game for years, and with Uncharted director Amy Hennig at the helm, there has been quite a bit of excitement for the game. Sadly, EA and Visceral have kept their cards close to their chest, and so we know virtually nothing about what Visceral’s Star Wars game has in store for gamers. With this year’s E3 being dedicated to Star Wars Battlefront 2, maybe E3 2018 will finally be the time for Visceral’s Star Wars game to shine.
From Death Stranding to Visceral’s mysterious Star Wars game, these are the 10 games we missed the most at E3 2017. Hopefully these games make an appearance at next year’s show, as they would all go a long way in making E3 2018 an event to remember.
Which game did you miss seeing the most at E3 2017? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.