Though E3 2021 may have been a mixed bag in some regards, it wasn’t without its surprise reveals or unexpected appearances. Some were tied to long-dormant franchises, while others were fresh debuts by newly created IPs. Regardless, they all earned their place on our list of the 8 biggest surprises from E3 2021’s showcases.`
Elden Ring Elevates Summer Game Fest to a New Level
Biggest Surprises From E3 2021
Elden Ring’s absences from gaming events has been a meme ever since it was first announced back in 2019. As such, it’s appearance at any of E3 2021’s events was sure to help them rocket to any ranking of the week’s best showcases.
That’s why its appearance at Summer Game Fest came as such a happy surprise. One of the newer showcases in E3’s stables, it was low on the list of potential purveyors of Elden Ring footage and teasers. And yet, it managed to be the event that finally offered a glimpse at Elden Ring’s gameplay.
With it having obtained such a big name – even for only one show – the Summer Game Fest brand has gained a huge boost in visibility and viability, and will likely be host to even bigger and better announcements moving forward.
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