Top News from E3 2017

Three-day video game event showcased new releases from Nintendo, Ubisoft and more.

The annual gaming convention E3 took place last week at the Los Angeles Convention Center in California and served as a hub for a raft of new partnerships and exciting reveals, such as Ubisoft’s expansion into the toys-to-life category, first year anniversary events for “Pokémon Go” and more.

Top news from the show included:

Ubisoft Expands into Toys-to-Life

Ubisoft has unveiled a first look at “Starlink: Battle for Atlas,” an all-new action-adventure game that combines an open-world space adventure with collectible real-world starships.

Nintendo Pairs ‘Mario,’ ‘Rabbids’

Nintendo and Ubisoft have joined forces to feature characters from the “Mario” franchise as well as the “Rabbids” franchise in a new video game, titled “Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle.”

Activision Brings Top Brands to E3

Activision will kick off E3 with several global debuts for “Call of Duty,” “Destiny” and “Crash Bandicoot.”

Atari Showcases New Mobile Games

Atari will preview several new mobile titles during this year’s E3–including “Goon Squad,” “Lunar Battle” and “RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch.”

Bandai Namco Details New ‘Dragon Ball’ Game

Bandai Namco Entertainment America has announced a new video game based on the “Dragon Ball” franchise, titled “Dragon Ball FighterZ.”

‘Pokémon Go’ Fetes One Year

The Pokémon Company International and Niantic have revealed a variety of in-game and real-world activities to celebrate the first anniversary of the mobile game “Pokémon Go.”

Ubisoft Plans ‘South Park’ Mobile Game

Ubisoft and South Park Digital Studios have revealed a new mobile game, titled “South Park: Phone Destroyer.”

Gazillion Dates ‘Marvel Heroes Omega’ Release

Gazillion has revealed that “Marvel Heroes Omega” will launch on Xbox One on June 30. The game will also transition out of Open Beta on PlayStation 4 on the same date.

Red Cross Debuts ‘Final Fantasy XIV’ Blood Drive

Square Enix and the American Red Cross have joined forces to launch the Stormblood blood drive during E3, June 13-15.

Nintendo Unveils E3 On-Site Activities

Nintendo has revealed a host of activities that it will deliver during the E3 video game show, which runs June 13-15 in Los Angeles.

WB Plans E3 Streaming Event

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will broadcast live from its E3 both (#1023) for its first-ever WB Games Live! event.  

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