E3 2021 Day 2 Highlights – Xbox, Bethesda and Square Enix: Big Titles, Big Games (Part 2)

We are continuing with the E3 news, in case you missed out on Part 1, you can view it here. Or watch the E3 livestream here.

Now on with the show!


Alongside Bethesda’s Pete Hines saying Fallout 76 is “one of the most popular games on Game Pass,” it was revealed that the game’s “Steel Reign DLC” will be out on July 7 and Expeditions: The Pitt will be released in 2022.


The popular RPG “The Elder Scrolls Online: Console Enhanced” will be released on Tuesday, June 15.


“Party Animals” is coming to Xbox One and Series X and S in 2022. It’s a physics-based game where you play as a dog, cat or other animal with your friends and fight over various maps to be the last one standing.


One of the most highly rated games on Steam, “Hades” is making its way to Xbox for the first time on August 13, and it will be available on Xbox Game Pass on day 1.


“Somerville,” a quiet sci-fi indie game that follows what happens in the aftermath of a catastrophe was also shown. It’s from a team that includes the co-founder of Limbo and Inside’s Playdead. It’s coming in 2022.


“A Plague Tale: Requiem” – the sequel to 2019’s A Plague Tale: Innocence – will be released in 2022 and will be available on Xbox Game Pass on day 1. The story is set during The Plague in history, and follows the story of Amicia and Hugo who struggle to survive as swarms of plague-carrying rats surround them. Find out more about this game here.


“Slime Rancher 2” will be released as an Xbox exclusive in 2022. It will also be available on Xbox Game Pass on day 1.


Take to the slopes when “Shredders” arrives in December 2021, just in time for the winter holidays (in case you guys are still stuck at home due to the pandemic).


“Atomic Heart” is coming to Xbox as well. We were treated to a new look at it alongside the reveal that it will be available on Xbox Game Pass on day 1.


“Replaced” is a cyberpunk thriller with some wonderful-looking 2.5D art, and it will be available in 2022 as an Xbox exclusive.


“Grounded’s Shroom and Doom” update was announced and it was revealed it will be arriving on June 30 and it will be including a big spider (yikes).


“Among Us” is getting 15-player lobbies in the near future, meaning you can soon lie to even more of your friends.


“The Ascent” will be released on July 29 and will be available on Xbox Game Pass.


Next we are moving on to the Square Enix showcase! “Guardians of the Galaxy Game” is officially announced from Deus Ex Devs. This is a third-person action adventure game coming on October 26, 2021. Players will get a chance to play as Peter Quill, a.k.a. Star Lord and all the Guardians – Gamora, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, and Drax – will be joining you on your journey.

Square Enix previously teased “Marvel’s Avengers” at 2019′s E3. That game featured major heroes including Captain America and the Hulk. Like “Avengers,” “Guardians of the Galaxy” won’t use the same actors popularized by the films. Peter Quill, for example, won’t resemble Chris Pratt.


Square Enix has officially revealed “Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin”, a new game from Ninja Gaiden and players take on the role of Jack, along with his allies Ash and Jed, to defeat Chaos. Along the way, the team will face off against iconic monsters from the Final Fantasy series, all while using powerful spells and abilities from iconic jobs like warrior, dragoon, and black mage.

“Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin” will be available on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC.


After two years of little updates, Platinum’s live-service co-op action game “Babylon’s Fall” has received a new gameplay trailer at E3 2021. Players will become warriors called Sentinels and will work their way through the Tower of Babylon with the ability to use up to four weapons at once using something called the Gideon Coffin.


“The Avengers’ 2021 Content Roadmap” past June was revealed alongside a new look at the free War for Wakanda expansion and Black Panther, which is set to arrive in August 2021. The new cinematic trailer not only revealed what this iteration of the Black Panther looks like behind the mask, but also showed the Dora Milaje, Okoye, and Shuri.

There will also be a Cosmic Cube event later this month that includes the new Beating the Odds Villain Sector and the Cosmic Threat Event.


“Life Is Strange: True Colors” gameplay showcased Alex Chen’s Empathy power and how it will let you interact with the world.


“Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster” is a new collection that contains the “ultimate 2D pixel remasters’ of Final Fantasy 1-6 for Steam and Mobile. Each game will be sold individually and they are set to be released soon.


“Legend of Mana” will arrive on PS4, Switch, and Steam later this month, and it received a new trailer ahead of its release.


Updates to “Hitman: Sniper,” “Nier Reincarnation” and Final Fantasy mobile games were also announced for the summer. And that’s a wrap for the second day of E3 2021. Stay tuned for more!



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