All The Latest E3 2017 Rumors: Smash Bros. Switch, Bloodborne 2, and More

All The Latest E3 2017 Rumors: Smash Bros. Switch, Bloodborne 2, and More

Rumors abound with regard to brand new games that could be revealed by Bethesda, Sony, Microsoft and more at E3 2017.

With just days to go until E3 2017, we’ve rounded up all the latest rumors surrounding the monumental trade show into this one post, speculating as to what we could see from the likes of Bethesda, Sony, EA, and Microsoft.

Keep a keen eye on this post, as we’ll be updating it leading up to E3 2017, which starts on Saturday, June 10, with all the latest rumors that we hear.

All the Rumors Surrounding E3 2017

We’ve listed various rumors from around the web just below, ordering them by E3 presentation at which they will (hopefully) be announced.

Rockstar Games E3 2017 Rumors

Bully 2 - It's a strong possibility that Game Informer may have just leaked the existence of Bully 2. In a listing that's since been removed from the Game Informer website, the title of 'Bully 2: Kevin's Back Jack' could be seen listed for the PlayStation 4, with the game allegedly releasing this Fall.

Nintendo E3 2017 Rumors

Smash Bros. For Switch - This rumor began as a report from Laura Dale at, who reported that the Bayonetta and Cloud Amiibo were being held back to launch alongside a Switch port of Smash Bros. This report comes from two sources, who Dale has previously used when reporting on accurate Switch news in the past.

SNES Mini - A report from Eurogamer’s Tom Phillips indicated that a SNES Mini would be launching during 2017, as production for the NES Mini was cancelled. As of right now, Nintendo hasn’t confirmed these reports, but head over to our everything we know about the SNES Mini article to find out more about the potential console.

Pokemon Stars - Another report from Tom Phillips at our sister site Eurogamer claims that a new version of Pokemon Sun and Moon will launch for the Nintendo Switch. The codename for this project is Pokemon Stars, and while Nintendo haven’t announced the game yet, there’s still a chance it could be revealed at E3 2017.

Animal Crossing for Switch - As first reported by, a screenshot of a Boy Scout magazine was making the rounds, citing an update to “cool new games” like Animal Crossing for the Switch. While again this hasn’t been confirmed by Nintendo, there’s a chance we could see an Animal Crossing game for the Nintendo Switch announced at E3.

Sony E3 2017 Rumors

Bloodborne 2 - According to this post on NeoGAF by Moon Studios CEO Thomas Mahler, he’s 99% sure we’ll see Bloodborne 2 at E3 2017. There’s nothing to confirm this rumor right now, so we’ll have to wait to Sony’s E3 presentation to find out whether Bloodborne 2 does in fact exist.

Microsoft E3 2017 Rumors

No Halo 6 at E3 - According to this post on Reddit in the Halo Community Update, Halo 6 won’t have any presence whatsoever at E3 2017. This is the official word from the developer themselves, so it looks like there’s no chance we’ll be seeing Halo 6 any time soon.

A New AR Headset - According to Alex Kipman at Microsoft, the company began shipping out “mixed reality dev kits” in March 2017. Bearing this in mind, there’s a chance we could see a brand new AR headset from Microsoft show up at their E3 2017 presentation.

Bethesda E3 2017 Rumors

New IP Called Starfield - According to someone on 4Chan who’s familiar with Bethesda Games’ upcoming slate, a brand new IP will be announced by the publisher at E3 2017, titled Starfield. Take this with a pinch of salt due to its origin, but this is supposedly sci-fi Fallout, and will be revealed for the very first time at E3.

New Projects in Development - As announced by Todd Howard at the DICE Awards, Bethesda Game Studios are currently working on three long-term projects. While it isn’t known what these projects are, is there a chance we could see any of these unannounced games at E3 2017?

Bethesda Hiring for RPG Development - As reported by GamesRadar back in March, Bethesda are currently hiring for “bleeding edge of RPG development”. While it’s not known what this project (or projects) is, is there any chance we could see it announced at E3 this year?

Wolfenstein: The New Colossus - While speaking on the KindaFunny Gamescast recently, Bethesda’s Pete Hines called the upcoming game from MachineGames “fucking bananas”. Whatever this upcoming game is, it could be titled Wolfenstein: The New Colossus, as was teased by Bethesda back at E3 2016.

The Evil Within 2 - As was hinted at by a private job listing back in March 2017, The Evil Within 2 could be on the way from developer Tango Gameworks. The developer had previously stated they wished for The Evil Within to be a franchise, so could we see the beginning of this at E3 2017?

Square Enix E3 2017 Rumors

Shadow of the Tomb Raider - As Kotaku first reported on earlier this year, it would appear that Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the next game in the Tomb Raider franchise, as was accidentally revealed when someone had their laptop open on a PowerPoint presentation on a subway. Is there a chance the next Tomb Raider could be seen at this year’s E3?

Ubisoft E3 2017 Rumors

Assassin’s Creed Origins - There’s a good chance that the next Assassin’s Creed game could be at E3 this year, as revealed the title for the next game in the series would be Assassin’s Creed Origins. Head over to our post summarising all we know so far on Assassin’s Creed Origins.

Mario + Rabbids Crossover Game - Kotaku first reported that they had obtained assets for an upcoming Mario/Rabbids crossover game. The game will feature Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Peach, and four Rabbids dressed up as those same characters, and could possibly be shown off at E3 this year.

This is all the E3 2017 rumors that are circulating online for now, but should we hear any more between now and the show itself, you can be sure we'll update this post with them.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Hirun Cryer

Staff Writer

Hirun Cryer is by far the most juvenile member of USgamer. He's so juvenile, that this is his first full-time job in the industry, unlike literally every other person featured on this page. He's written for The Guardian, Paste Magazine, and Kotaku, and he likes waking up when the sun rises and roaming the nearby woods with the bears and the wolves.

Read this next

Souls Director Hidetaka Miyazaki Says Bloodborne Is His Favorite Game He's Worked On

Also, he loved the Old Monk fight from Demon's Souls.

Bloodborne Best Weapons - The Top Weapons in Bloodborne

Here's all you need to go about finding the best weapons in Bloodborne, including the Saw Cleaver, Burial Blade, and the Hunter's Axe.

The 25 Best PS4 Games: Now Updated for 2019

Our rotating list of the best PS4 games, now updated again for May 2019!

Bloodborne Bosses Ranked - The Hardest Bosses in Bloodborne

This is our full Bloodborne boss ranking, including bosses from the main game plus The Old Hunters DLC.

Sekiro's Technical Performance is Disappointing on the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro

Fans of From Software's games will feel right at home, though not in a good way.

How FromSoftware Embeds the Story of Dark Souls, Bloodborne, and Sekiro in Its World Design

With Sekiro on the horizon, we look back at the profound locales of FromSoftware's RPGs.

Déraciné Feels Like a Six-Hour Bloodborne Sidequest, But in VR

Miyazaki brings his unique storytelling to VR.

More Guides

Video Game Release Dates 2019 for Switch, PS4, Xbox One and PC

2019 is shaping up to be a great year for gaming. Here are all of the games you can look forward to.

Xbox Game Pass List November 2019

Here’s every game you can get for free with your Xbox Game Pass subscription in November 2019.

Borderlands 3: How to Respec Your Character

If you’ve decided you want to respec your character in Borderlands 3, it’s easy to do so. Here’s how.

Borderlands 3 Eridium: How to Break Eridium Crystals

Eridium is a premium currency in Borderlands 3. Here’s how to get it.