E3 is just around the corner, and the gaming world is waiting in anticipation for next-gen. It's going to be a big show, and we've got some of the biggest names in gaming expected to be making appearances.
That includes the developers of the upcoming Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, the amazing Batman Arkham Knight, and of course, Nintendo's own 3DS.
But the big names don't end there. We'll also be expecting to see footage from EA's Battlefield 4, the 4th of the CryEngine-powered shooter franchises. This time around, it's more focused on the multiplayer side of things.
If you'd like to see the trailer for that, check out the video above.
Regardless of what we'll see at E3, it's going to be an interesting week for the industry.
But with that in mind, we also know that Nintendo will be bringing a special edition 3DS XL for E3.
For the uninitiated, the 3DS XL is basically the normal model, but with improved graphics and an extended battery life.
Nintendo has added two new functions that should make the 3DS XL a better device than the normal model.
The biggest of those improvements is the new 3D effect, which automatically puts on the 3D effect when you play games that are intended to use the feature.
You can use the power button to toggle the effect off and on, and the 3D effect should last significantly longer than the battery life on the normal model.
At E3, the company is expected to announce the new model, but it will likely show off the new effects at other events and events in the lead up to E3, including the Electronic Entertainment Expo.
While the company is probably hoping it can sell a lot of 3DS XLs to people who want the new effect, there's also a chance Nintendo may be more concerned with clearing out the existing models.
Whatever the case may be, we're looking forward to seeing it.
In other news, we know that EA will be unveiling a new IP and a new in-depth trailer for its upcoming game, Battlefield 4.
However, the biggest question for the company is what it will be bringing to E3.
Last year, DICE brought with it a 3D version of Battlefield 3, and while it wasn't a big hit, fans of the series are eager to see what comes from the studio this year.