Here's your round-up of the biggest video game news stories from the past seven days, including an E3 leak pointing at virtual reality heading to Microsoft's Xbox One, a new trailer for Pokémon Sun and Moon and some impressive launch data for Blizzard's Overwatch.
E3 2016 listing hints at Xbox One VR announcement at Microsoft press conference
Microsoft may be days away from lifting the lid on some VR for Xbox One, if E3's official website is anything to go by. A new virtual reality category has been added to Microsoft's Xbox One agenda for E3 2016, with several hardware and software developers apparently set to make an appearance.
As reported by TechRadar, perceptive NeoGAF users spotted the update to Microsoft's page on the E3 2016 website. While little concrete info can be gleaned from the listing, it does suggest that virtual reality will play a role in Microsoft's Xbox One E3 2016 event.
Pokemon Sun and Moon: New trailer names legendary Pokemon and introduces first characters
For the second month running, Nintendo and The Pokémon Company have treated fans to another batch of exciting reveals for its upcoming Nintendo 3DS games, Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. The latest trailer announced that the box-art legendary Pokémon will be named Solgaleo and Lunala and unveiled several features for its seventh generation games, scheduled for a November 2016 launch.
Starting off with the cover stars, Sun's handsome, white lion Solgaleo was confirmed as a Psychic/Steel-type with a unique new move called Sunsteel Strike. Moon's Lunala meanwhile is a Psychic/Ghost-type with its own signature attack, Moongeist Beam.
Overwatch: 7 million players log 119 million hours of play in 10 days since launch
Overwatch is a hit. If that wasn't obvious enough from the cacophony of online chatter before, during and after the game's release on 24 May, then Blizzard Entertainment's first gameplay statistics certainly back it up.
Seven million players have logged 119 million hours in the game, across PS4, Xbox One and PC, in the 10 days since launch. While that doesn't mean seven million units have been sold – as multiple users can play from a single copy – it does likely mean impressive launch sales.