Electronic Entertainment Expo set to begin amid plenty of buzz from gamers

The world's biggest video game conference begins on Tuesday in Los Angeles.

Ian Bush
June 08, 2018 - 9:45 pm
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The world's biggest video game conference begins on Tuesday in Los Angeles amid plenty of buzz, even though no new consoles are expected to be announced.

At E3 -- the Electronic Entertainment Expo -- look for game makers to try to capitalize on the wild success of Fortnite.

"'Call of Duty,' one of the biggest franchises in the world, is kind of going away from its single-player experience and moving toward more multiplayer, adding in that battle royale mode," said Gamespot.com managing editor Justin Haywald.

Haywald says he's looking forward to news about forthcoming titles.

"'Super Smash Bros.,' which collects Mario and Pokemon and all of these characters together in kind of a fighting franchise," he said. "We know that's going to be a big part of Nintendo's showcase, but they always have fun surprises."

Sony, Bethesda, and Square Enix are among the companies holding their big reveals in the days leading up to E3. 

Twitch, the live streaming service for video games, is broadcasting the extravaganza.