A bunch of video game reveals are incoming thanks to E3 and the various E3-adjacent announcements and events going on this month.
But some announcements come earlier than anticipated, often in the form of leaks. A massive 2K Games leak reveals several new titles that we should find out more about during E3.
The leak comes by way of reddit, though it’s been confirmed as accurate by Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier:
So what’s in the leak? Quite a bit actually. Let’s dive in.
Four games were leaked on reddit. One is a Marvel XCOM crossover, so some kind of turn-based Marvel superhero tactics game. I’m more excited about the XCOM part than Marvel. You can’t have too much XCOM, but you kind of can have too much Marvel. I’m curious to see what Firaxis does with this one.
There’s also NBA 2K22 (cue gasps of surprise) a mysterious title currently referred to as Codename Volt and a Borderlands spinoff tentatively titled Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands.
- NBA 2K22: Dirk Nowitzki will be this years cover athlete. EDIT: Could be the cover of another Legend Edition, with other athletes on other editions, as some in the comments have mentioned.
- Wonderlands: Codename Daffodil – It’s a Borderlands spin-off title featuring Tiny Tina. The final name could also be “Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands” (as this is the name that Gearbox already trademarked.) Seems to be the same style as all other Borderlands games with “Multiclass-Heroes” to play as. This spin-off is rumoured since last year, so I guess this isn’t really new. Reveal should be expected at E3. EDIT: Here’s the trademark for Wonderlands
- New Firaxis Game: Codename CODA – New turn-based action game using Marvel property. Source described it as “XCOM with Marvel heroes”. Seems like some famous actors are voicing the characters.
- Codename Volt: New action game, seems to be in really early development. Logo looks similar to the Fallout-Logo. No final name yet. Source described it as “Cthulhu meets Saints Row”. Game looked pretty unfinished in the trailer. Sadly, my source didn’t know which studio is developing this title. I think it could be Hangar13, as they had a leaked contract last year that stated that they are working on a “open-world sci-fi title with supernatural elements”.
Gearbox’s presentation is scheduled for June 12th. You can see the full E3 schedule (or what we know of the schedule so far) right here.
Check out the biggest and best video games of May 2021 in the video below from yours truly: