The most surprising thing about this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo — now in its 21st year — is just how lacking in surprise it was overall. There was no mic drop on the level of last year’s Xbox One backwards compatibility announcement or the legendary $399 PS4 reveal from Sony back in 2013. Still, even an uninspired E3 brings a number of great games and surprises with it, with the following being the announcements and events that really threw up for a loop.
10. Batman: Arkham VR
The fact that we’re getting a brand new game in the Batman Arkham series is hardly shocking. As one of Warner Bros’ most successful gaming franchises, it makes sense that the publisher would want to keep making these games as long as they can. Still, we didn’t think we’d be seeing a new Arkham game this soon, let alone a VR game made by Rocksteady, who many expected were done with the franchise. Although only a brief cinematic trailer was shown at Sony’s press conference (the game is a PlayStation VR exclusive), it was more than enough to peak every Bat fan’s interest. If a trailer advertising Batman in virtual reality while also featuring a Mark Hamill Joker voiceover can’t sell someone on a game, nothing can