E3 2013: What to Look For at Year's Top Gaming Expo

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Industry executives, analysts and press are headed to L.A. today for the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3 2013, the #1 U.S. gaming trade show.

With the imminent release of two new consoles - the Sony PlayStation 4 and the Microsoft Xbox One - this year's E3 promises to be especially noteworthy.

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There are also likely to be huge innovations in games, gaming technology and accessories on display at E3. Here's a rundown on what you can expect ...

Microsoft will be showing off a whopping 20 games today. The company behind XBox One released a teaser trailer for its E3 2013 showing last week.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is expected to be announced for Xbox One during Microsoft’s E3 conference, following confirmation of PS4 and PC versions.

Call of Duty: Ghosts gameplay will be shown during Microsoft’s E3 conference, care of Activision; the publisher gave gamers an early glimpse of footage.

EA may unveil Dragon Age information during its EA conference today; whether that means Dragon Age 3 or something else remains to be seen.

Watch Dogs is to receive a new trailer during the Ubisoft conference tonight, but the footage has leaked onto the ‘net early. You can watch the footage right here.

Activision is bringing Bungie’s Destiny and Skylanders: Swap Force to E3 2013. Destiny gameplay has been confirmed for Sony’s pre-E3 conference.

Titanfall is the first game from Respawn Entertainment under publisher EA. It’s coming to PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, and should be unveiled today.

DICE has confirmed "surprises" at E3, and as the publisher recently updated Mirror’s Edge 2 domains, odds are we could see a free-running sequel today.

Sony is expected to announce PS4 pricing at under $400 over E3. Also on PS4, a new trailer for Blacklight: Retribution has prompted major speculation.

Zombie Studio’s horror romp Daylight has been confirmed for PS4.

Nintendo has confirmed it will unveil the first trailer for the new Super Smash Bros. game on Wii U and 3DS during its Nintendo Direct broadcast today.

Its counterpart Sega has announced its E3 line-up, including Total War: Rome 2 and the remake of Mickey Mouse romp Castle of Illusion.

Twisted Pixel’s LocoCycle was announced at last year’s Microsoft conference, but now it’s been confirmed as an Xbox One launch title. Check it out here.

Square-Enix is going big in LA this year, starting with this E3 2013 trailer for Eidos Montreal’s Thief reboot. Get the publisher’s full E3 line-up here.

The future of Final Fantasy will also be discussed tomorrow, June 11. 

Capcom has confirmed its E3 2013 line-up. Lost Planet 3, Ducktales: Remastered and others will be shown, along with a "special surprise."

Bethesda has released an E3 trailer for Wolfenstein: The New Order.

Konami has revealed its E3 2013 trailer for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2.

Kojima Productions has confirmed that Keifer Sutherland will play Big Boss.

Namco is bringing Tekken Revolution to the E3 2013 show floor.

Eve Online developer CCP Games has confirmed that its Oculus-powered dogfight game Eve VR will be playable on the E3 show floor Monday.

Deep Silver has unveiled an E3 trailer for Volition Inc’s bat-shit mental Saint’s Row 4. The publisher also has Grasshopper’s Killer is Dead on the show floor.

Finally, Publisher 505 Games is bringing the new Starbreeze game Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons and Payday 2 to the E3 show floor, among others.

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