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Electronic Entertainment Expo 2013

Electronic Entertainment Expo 2013
E3 Expo 2013 at the Los Angeles Convention Center showing the South Hall Entrance
Genre Multi-genre
Venue Los Angeles Convention Center
Location(s) Los Angeles
Country United States
Inaugurated June 11, 2013
Most recent June 13, 2013
Attendance Finished
Organized by Entertainment Software Association
Filing status Non-profit

The Electronic Entertainment Expo 2013, commonly known as E3 2013, was the 19th annual Electronic Entertainment Expo. E3 is an annual trade show for the computer and video games industry presented by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). The event took place June 11–13, 2013 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. E3 is used by many video game developers to present their upcoming games and game-related hardware.[1]

The main highlights included details of two major next-generation consoles, Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's PlayStation 4, as well as Nintendo's unveilings of Super Mario 3D World, Mario Kart 8, and Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.[2][3]

Press conferences

Konami, Microsoft, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, and Sony all hosted press conferences during the conference.[4] However, Nintendo took a different approach by holding no traditional press conference. Instead, Nintendo held "a few smaller events that are specifically focused on our software lineup", and aired a special episode of Nintendo Direct to focus on upcoming U.S. releases and new game unveilings.[5]


Konami held its 3rd annual pre-E3 show on June 6, 2013. The presentation showcased the company's 40th anniversary and its Dance Dance Revolution: Classroom Edition initiative, before providing updates on upcoming game releases. This included the games Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.[6]


Microsoft's press conference took place on June 10, 2013 at 9:30am (PDT). The company announced a November 2013 release date for its forthcoming Xbox One console, priced at $499.[7] The software lineup was also revealed, including Dead Rising 3, Ryse: Son of Rome and the next installment of Halo,[8] later revealed to be Halo 5: Guardians.

Controversy arose during Microsoft's showcase of Killer Instinct when an apparent reference to rape was made between the on-stage demonstrators. Microsoft later apologized for the incident and stated that the remarks were not scripted.[9][10]

Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts' press conference took place on June 10, 2013 at 1:00pm (PDT). Among the new titles shown were the racing game Need for Speed: Rivals and the first-person shooters Battlefield 4 and Titanfall. EA Sports announced a number of new releases, such as Madden NFL 25, NBA Live 14, FIFA 14, NHL 14 and EA Sports UFC.[11]


Ubisoft's press conference took place on June 10, 2013 at 3:00pm (PDT). Upcoming action-adventure games included Watch Dogs and the sequels Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist.[12] Two new franchises – The Crew and The Division – were also announced.


Sony's press conference took place on June 10, 2013 at 6:00pm (PDT). The PlayStation 4 was publicly shown for the first time, retailing at $399.[13] The software lineup included Infamous: Second Son, The Order: 1886 and Killzone: Shadow Fall. There were also new games introduced for the PlayStation 3, such as Gran Turismo 6, Beyond: Two Souls and The Last of Us.[14]


The E3 edition of Nintendo Direct aired at June 11, 2013 at 7:00am (PDT). Nintendo first showed a new trailer for the Nintendo 3DS titles Pokémon X and Y, including the announcement of a new Pokémon type, Fairy Type. After that, Nintendo focused mostly on showing upcoming Wii U titles. Nintendo showed some of the third-party and digital titles coming to the Wii U, and more about previously announced games such as X, The Wonderful 101, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, and the first gameplay footage of Bayonetta 2. Among the new games announced for Wii U were a new installment of Super Smash Bros., Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Super Mario 3D World, and Mario Kart 8.

List of notable exhibitors

This is a list of major video game exhibitors who made appearances at E3 2013.[1]

List of games

This is a list of notable titles that appeared at E3 2013.[15]

505 Games

Activision Blizzard




Deep Silver


Electronic Arts



Namco Bandai




Square Enix

Tecmo Koei


Warner Brothers



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External links

  • Official E3 2013 site
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