Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft are at the forefront of a gaming industry descending on Los Angeles intent on offering up the most talked about game.

What will that game be however, here are five of the biggest announced and very likely games that will be (or should be) making waves at this month's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles.

Legend of Zelda

The Legend of Zelda (Wii U)

Nintendo are expected to announce the next console Zelda adventure during its press conference-replacing online broadcast on Tuesday (11 June), and it will be one of the most talked about games no matter what.

If it doesn't turn up, what on Earth is going on Nintendo? If it does and isn't what people expected scrutiny will be intense and if it looks like the Legend of Zelda tech demo used to show off the Wii U's power then Los Angeles better brace itself for a Richter scale-bothering surge of excited jumping and yelling.

Halo 5 Guardians

Halo 5: Guardians

Halo 4 was the first Halo game not to be made by series creators Bungie. 343 Industries did a good job but it wasn't Halo at its very best – despite flurries of excellent and a robust multiplayer mode as good as most other games in the series.

With the experience of making that under their belt, Halo 5 should be 343's chance to put their own spin on Halo and make something Bungie never would have, while retaining what makes the series so popular in the process.

Halo is, of course, an enormous series that commands people's attention, but at this E3 it will be given more of the spotlight than ever. Microsoft's Halo TV series (made with producer Sir Ridley Scott) is expected to be revealed, as is a HD re-release for later this year – which could be just Halo 2 or a "Master Chief Collection" including Halos 1-4.


Uncharted 4

Later this year will mark three years since the last Uncharted game and fans are eager for what Naughty Dog have up their sleeves for the sequel it teased last year. When I say teased I really mean it, the trailer shown feature barely a scrap of information!

Following the enormous success of The Last of Us (another Naughty Dog title) last year, gamers will also be looking for ways that the developer has built on that success and what they learnt from a game-making and story-telling perspective.

Star Wars Battlefront

Star Wars: Battlefront 3

Arguably the most memorable trailer of last year's show was that which opened on a snowy plain and ended with the distinctive metal foot of an Imperial AT-AT walker stomping down. At long last Star Wars: Battlefront 3 was being made, and who better to make it than Battlefield multiplayer supremos Dice?

Footage is a must, with a likely release window of late next year (to tie into the new film as well). This has been a long awaited sequel to a nine-year-old game, so fans are very excited to see what it looks like.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
CD Projekt Red

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

It was last year's Game of Show for many outlets and this year it will be bringing a gameplay demo to fully let people get to grips with this astonishing looking fantasy RPG. Developers CD Projekt RED held a pre-E3 event recently, detailing the collector's edition and launching a new trailer.

If putting the game at the front of people's minds was the aim ahead of E3 then this trailer wonderfully does its job. It looks incredible and if feedback from those able to play it at E3 lives up to that then it could be E3's Game of Show for a second straight year.