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Published June 5th 2017

Expectations for E3: Social Data Analysis Surfaces The 6 Most Anticipated Things at E3

With the biggest gaming event of 2017 just around the corner, expectations for E3 are huge. The Brandwatch React team finds out games are most anticipated.

With the biggest gaming event of 2017 just around the corner, expectations for E3 are huge.

While it seems every game outlet under the sun is releasing their lists of things to look forward to at E3, we decided to take a different approach.

Based on thousands of mentions on Twitter involving expectations for E3 2017 between 13 and 30 May, we found the top games and moments people are talking about most.

The analysis was simple: We took our expectant tweets and used the topic cloud component in Brandwatch Analytics to surface the most common words and phrases being used in this context. We then checked the volume of mentions of each game and moment in the mentions and search component to discover the order.

Here it is:

6. Marvel v Capcom: Infinite

First on our list is the comic fan favorite, Marvel v Capcom: Infinite.

PlayStation describes the game as “The Capcom and Marvel universes are set to collide once again, pitting the most courageous combatants from each legendary pantheon against one another in a super-powered, bare-knuckle brawl.”

5. Vampyr – The Darkness Within

This upcoming vampire game from the makers of Life is Strange has captured a lot of attention from gamers.

The trailer for the game, set in a British town with flu in the air and a series of mysterious deaths, certainly looks intriguing.

4. Nintendo Spotlight

Lots of people are looking forward to Nintendo’s Spotlight event, particularly in regard to new announcements surrounding the Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo is expected to reveal details on Super Mario Odyssey, Splatoon 2 and more.

3. Call of Duty WWII

The latest iteration of the Call of Duty series will be set in WWII, and there’s a huge amount of excitement for what the game will bring.

You can watch the haunting trailer here.

2. Harvest Moon: Light of Hope

It was recently revealed that the latest in the lovely farming series is coming to the Nintendo Switch, PS4 and PC.

Details are fairly hard to come by at the moment, but there’ll be plenty more to discuss once gamers get their hands on it at E3.

1. Days Gone

Making a fair splash at last year’s Sony conference at E3, Days Gone is rumored to be back at E3 in a more prominent way this year.

With no massive amount of detail since last year, zombie loving gamers will be itching to hear more.

Mention counts

Not at E3

It wasn’t just stuff that will be at E3 that was prominent in the conversation. We also found a lot of mentions about what won’t be there.

DONTNOD recently announced a second Life is Strange game, which sent lovers of the first into a tizzy.

It has now been revealed that the game won’t be at E3.

The fact that Shenmue 3 won’t be at E3 was a huge topic of conversation.

Meanwhile, many expressed their frustration at mixed messages surrounding Bloodborne 2. With leaks and rumors all over the place, this is an ongoing story.

E3 2017

We’re looking forward to covering E3 2017 in the best way we know how. With data. Got a request? Send it our way.

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