The best games of E3 2019 is out

From sci-fi RPGs to the return of a gaming icon, here is our pick of the top titles from this year’s expo

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The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) has kicked off with some of the gaming world’s biggest announcements of the year. 
Microsoft stole headlines on Sunday, when the tech giant took to the stage at the annual event to unveil key details about its next-generation console, nicknamed “Project Scarlett”. 
But there have been equal levels of excitement about the new games launched at E3, taking place at Los Angeles Convention Center until 13 June. Here are some of the best new titles revealed so far:  
Borderlands 3

Fans have been waiting for almost four years for a new entry in the sci-fi role-playing game (RPG) Borderlands franchise. Now, their patience has been rewarded, after developer Gearbox Software announced that Borderlands 3 will be launching on consoles and PC on 13 September. 
The upcoming game will challenge players to fight the Calypso Twins, who rule a cult called the Children of the Vault, reports gaming news site PCGamesNBorderlands 3’s story begins on Pandora, the planet from the first two games, but players will be able to explore new worlds, too.
Halo Infinite

Microsoft announced at last year’s E3 that Halo Infinite was in the works, and has now confirmed that the sci-fi shooter will be a launch title for the company’s next-generation console. 
A preview trailer shown during Microsoft’s expo conference on Sunday revealed that the players will once again be in the shoes of the Master Chief, although their ultimate goal remains unclear. Meanwhile, developer 343 says that Infinite is a “spiritual reboot” of the Halo franchise, Polygon reports. 
Expect Halo Infinite to arrive at the end of 2020. 
Cyberpunk 2077

After releasing a one-hour Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay trailer in the wake of last year’s E3, developer CD Projekt Red has unveiled a new cinematic trailer that gives fans a better look at the game’s gritty, futuristic world and characters. The developer, behind the critically-acclaimed The Witcher series, has also revealed the Keanu Reeves will feature in the game.
Cyberpunk 2077 will launch on 16 April 2020, some eight years after CD Projekt Red first revealed that the title was in development. 
Marvel’s Avengers

Coming off the back of a host of blockbuster movies, Marvel is on a role with its Avengers franchise. So it stand to reason that the comic giant has announced a video game set in the superhero world. 
Previewed during Square Enix’s E3 conference on Monday, Marvel’s Avengers appears to be a “third-person action game” that allows gamers to play as Iron Man, The Hulk, Thor, Captain America and Black Widow, notes Metro
No gameplay footage has been shown at the expo, but Square Enix says the game is set around “A Day”, an event where the Avengers “mess up”, and “it’s implied many innocent civilians are killed” as a result, according to the newspaper. 
Marvel’s Avengers is expected to launch on consoles, PC and Google Stadia on 15 May 2020.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

EA-backed studio Respawn Entertainment revealed the first gameplay footage of its new single-player adventure game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order at E3 over the weekend. 
The 14-minute trailer shows young Jedi Cal Kestis fending off hordes of Stormtroopers while working his way through an Imperial prison on Kashyyyk, the home planet of the Wookies. 
“Cal is skilled with a lightsaber and can wield Force powers to knock enemies down, toss his [light]saber and even slow down environmental hazards or blaster fire,” reports Engadget
Little else is known about the game’s story, but fans won’t have to wait very long to find out more. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Orderlaunches on 15 November for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

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