Source: Square Enix

After skipping last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the video game-centric E3 convention is back and in full swing — virtually, that is.

Video game companies have been presenting their latest game updates nonstop since Saturday, and it’s a LOT to follow. So we’ve picked out the most fandom-focused news to come out of the show: Games featuring your favorite comic-book and movie characters, new entries in iconic franchises, and more!

AVATAR: FRONTIERS OF PANDORA

This new game from Ubisoft brings players into the world of James Cameron’s Avatar (and its sequels, which will maybe actually someday come out?). The game is scheduled to debut on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC, Stadia, and Luna next year.


SKYRIM ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Okay, not a new game, but a celebration of a beloved game! SO many major video game franchises are celebrating anniversaries this year, and Skyrim fans can celebrate a decade of the fifth Elder Scrolls game by sharing their memories at skyrim10.com.


MARVEL THE GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Square Enix is expanding its Marvel-inspired gaming lineup with Guardians of the Galaxy, which is scheduled for release on Oct. 26. Check out the trailer above (complete with Bonnie Tyler’s “Holding Out for a Hero”) and preorder the game now.


MARVEL’S AVENGERS: BLACK PANTHER WAR FOR WAKANDA EXPANSION

Speaking of Square Enix Marvel games, last year’s Marvel’s Avengers game is getting a Black Panther expansion. It will be available in the game this August, at no additional cost.


SEA OF THIEVES: A PIRATE’S LIFE

Pirates of the Caribbean is finally headed to Sea of Thieves! The characters from Disney’s popular movie franchise will join the game for an original story starting on June 22. Sea of Thieves is available on Steam and Xbox One.


A NEW ZELDA GAME!

During its E3 direct presentation, Nintendo revealed the first footage for the highly anticipated sequel to Breath of the Wild. The game (title not revealed yet) will be available next year.


MARIO PARTY SUPERSTARS

Mario Party Superstars is heading to the Switch system this fall! The game is available for preorder now and will feature 100 minigames from the series catalog, all compatible with online play and all playable with button controls.


This is only a small fraction of the many, many reveals that came out of E3. Head to the E3 Twitter account to all of the highlights and visit the E3 website to watch all of the E3 programming!