E3 2016 is just a couple of days away, which means that journalists and games industry vets the world over are already flocking to Los Angeles to get in on the action. We're even getting some early looks at the massive posters that decorate the interior and exterior of the convention center, showing off some of the games we have to be hyped about for the next year.
Over at Gamespot, they've put together a collection of images showing off a bunch of the artwork that will be front and center during E3 next week. These building-sized posters of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, the upcoming open-world Mafia III and the always family friendly Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens do a good job of getting folks pumped for the five days of excitement that are about to unfold.
This first poster of Mafia III is slick and stylish, reminding us at a glance that the game will be all about vengeance this time around. When your entire second family gets wiped out by a bunch of criminals who have decided to muscle their way into your hometown, you'll want some revenge. Mafia III is going to be all about letting them know that when the wolves are knocking, a meaner wolf just might answer the door.
It's hard to tell, but it looks like this Mafia III poster is strapped to the front of the convention center somewhere.
Next up is a reminder for a game that was only just announced this past week, Injustice 2. Across the sky-bridge connecting the south and west halls of the convention center, Batman and The Flash get ready to settle a disagreement. We now know that those neon bits are part of an upgrade system that's being introduced in Injustice 2, giving players a chance to fine-tune their fighters as they earn additional rewards.
Most fighting games focus on a more direct balance. In other words, no matter who plays Ryu in Street Fighter, you know what weapons he has at his disposal. This could be a breath of fresh air for the genre, forcing folks to stop relying so heavily on what they know for a fact and learn new skills to adapt to different variations of opponents.
Finally, there's this interesting number from a game called John Wick: The Impossible Task. Something itching at the back of my mind tells me that we already knew a John Wick game was coming but, if that's the case, I've completely forgotten about it at this point. This set-up appears to be on the inside of the convention center, where we expect a lot more posters and miniature sets like this one to start popping up in the next 48 hours.