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Forza Horizon 5, Zelda, and more earn wins at E3’s closing awards ceremony

E3 held a dedicated awards show for all the games that were shown during this year’s convention. It closed out night four of the all-digital expo and handed out awards to a select few games from the show.

E3 gave out awards for the most anticipated games from Microsoft and Nintendo and handed out a trophy for the best overall presentation. Here are the winners from last night’s ceremony.

Most Anticipated Game Overall: Forza Horizon 5

Forza Horizon 5 Official Announce Trailer

Forza Horizon 5 raced through this year’s E3 and stole the hearts of many. With its beautiful graphics and exquisitely detailed rendering of Mexico, it should not be surprising that many people are talking about this game. It just goes to show you that an extensive trailer with a dedication to detail can go a long way.

Best Presentation: Xbox and Bethesda

Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase

Xbox and Bethesda came into E3 with strong presentation fundamentals. It had a plethora of trailers for games to come, highlighting much-anticipated games like Starfield and Halo Infinite. It sweetened the pot further by showing off several titles that would be available on day one via Xbox Game Pass. Finally, it had the perfect “one more thing” reveal with Redfall. This was everything one could want out of an E3 conference.

Most Anticipated Microsoft and Bethesda Game: Halo Infinite

Halo Infinite | Multiplayer Overview

Speaking of Xbox, the E3 Awards show gave Halo Infinite the award for the most anticipated Xbox and Bethesda game. This year we got a closer look at what will be in store for the multiplayer experience as well as a new trailer for the campaign.

Most Anticipated Nintendo Game: Breath of the Wild 2

Sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - E3 2021 Teaser - Nintendo Direct

Nintendo was one of the last major presentations at this year’s show and it went out with a bang with its final reveal, a new trailer for Breath of the Wild 2. The trailer gave us a better look at Hyrule, which now has an aerial component, and some of the enemies that Link will face. It also gave fans new details to dissect, like Link’s new arm attachment that apparently doubles as a flamethrower. It was a perfect trailer to keep fans theorizing until the game launches in 2022.

Here’s the full list of winners from last night’s show.

  • Ubisoft Most Anticipated Game: Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope
  • Gearbox Most Anticipated Game: Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands
  • Xbox/Bethesda Most Anticipated Game: Halo Infinite
  • Square Enix Most Anticipated Game: Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • PC Gaming Show Most Anticipated Game: Songs of Conquest
  • Future Games Show Most Anticipated Game: Immortality
  • Intellivision Most Anticipated Game: Dolphin Quest
  • Most Anticipated Indie Game: Falling Frontier
  • Freedom Games Most Anticipated Game: Airborne Kingdom
  • Capcom Most Anticipated Game: The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles
  • Nintendo Most Anticipated Game: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel
  • Yooreka Most Anticipated Game: Loopmancer
  • Best Presentation: Xbox and Bethesda Showcase
  • Most Anticipated Game Overall: Forza Horizon 5

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