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 LetsPlayVideoGames.com, 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 Heavy.com, 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 WWG.com 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.