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E3 is a notoriously busy time of year with news breaking at a startling pace during the show and as has been the case this year, beforehand as well.

Wednesday (10 June) was a crazy day for gaming news, and amid the deluge of reports to come out of E3 so far here's a round-up of some highlights you may have missed, in bite-size form.

Dark Souls 3 is a thing that is happening

On Tuesday 2 June VG247 were told that Dark Souls 3 would be announced at E3. Then on 5 June The Know revealed a ton of gameplay details, screenshots and concept art from the game – turning the rumour into something more concrete.

They revealed that the game will have 10 playable classes from the start, will take place in 12 areas (whatever that actually means) and a number of other features. IGN then more-or-less confirmed the game's existence on 9 June when they published promotional art they had obtained which declares an early 2016 release date.

DICE's Mirror's Edge reboot is called Catalyst

On 8 June NeoGAF sleuths discovered that EA had registered a trademark for Mirror's Edge Catalyst, sparking rumours that this might be the name of the upcoming follow-up reboot of 2008's cult classic free-running action game.

Later that day the game teased the word when they posted a definition to Twitter. Full confirmation came on 10 June when senior producer Sara Jansson wrote about the project on the game's updated website. Box art was revealed by Amazon earlier today (11 June).

The game will be at EA's E3 press event on Monday 15 June at 9.00pm BST.

All of Halo 5's post-release DLC maps will be free

The news came courtesy of Halo 5: Guardian's Game Informer cover story, which also confirmed that Xbox Live Gold accounts won't be needed to play co-op.

Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons remaster

A remaster of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is coming to PS4 and Xbox One later this year (via IGN) with Android, iOS and Windows Phone versions also in the works. It is a very good indie game that everyone should be checking out.

Mike Bithell's Volume gets a release date

Mike Bithell's follow-up to indie darling Thomas Was Alone isn't anything like his brilliant platformer, it's a futuristic stealth game and modern re-telling of the Robin Hood tale called Volume. It's being released on PS4, PC and PS Vita on 18 August.

Sweaty Neymar is the star of Pro Evolution Soccer 2016

PES 2016 was shown off for the first time ahead of a full reveal on Friday (12 June), the trailer below confirmed that Barcelona and Brazil superstar Neymar will be cover star of the game, replacing Baynern Munich's Mario Gotze.

Super Meat Boy is final coming to PlayStation

Team Meat announced on their blog that indie hit platformer Super Meat Boy is finally heading to PlayStation platforms five years after its initial release on PC. "Crazy right?! We actually never ever EVER thought this day would come and it makes us both so happy that it's finally here! We know this has been a long time coming but better late than never."

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