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E3 2015: All the news, trailers and first impressions from the show floor

Update: Curious about what Bethesda will be talking about? Here's it's full lineup below, but unfortunately it won't be live streamed.

June 16 - 1:00pm PT Join Marty Stratton, Executive Producer at id Software, and Hugo Martin, Art Director at id Software, for a look into the next chapter of DOOM.

2:30pm PT - Todd Howard, Game Director at Bethesda Game Studios, sits down for an exclusive interview about Fallout 4.

June 17 - 11:00am PT Bethesda hosts a roundtable with id Software's Marty Stratton (Executive Producer), Hugo Martin (Art Director), Garrett Young (General Manager) and Robert Duffy (Chief Technology Officer).

1:00pm PT - Check out an exclusive panel discussion with Bethesda Game Studios' Todd Howard (Game Director), Emil Pagliarulo (Lead Designer), Istvan Pely (Lead Artist), and Jeff Gardiner (Lead Producer).

4:00pm PT - Join Lucas Davis, Design Director at Battlecry Studios, and Rich Vogel, Executive Producer at Battlecry Studios, for an inside look at BATTLECRY.

Thursday June 18 - 11:00am PT - id Software's Marty Stratton sits down for a special interview that dives into DOOM's strong community and the developer's plans for getting players involved.

1:00pm PT - Join Pete Hines, VP of PR & Marketing at Bethesda Softworks, for a recap of Bethesda's E3 and find out what's next for the publisher and its studios.

3:00pm PT - Get an even deeper look at Battlecry's maps and character classes with Victor Antonov, Visual Design Director at ZeniMax, Lucas Davis and Rich Vogel.

Here's the Fallout 4 trailer, fresh from Bethesda and 10 things we learned about the new Fallout.

And while we're at it, here's a teaser of the upcoming Rise Of The Tomb Raider game, which we're sure to see more of at E3.

It's hard to predict at this stage what developers and publishers will have in store for the E3 shop floor. But there are a ton of titles in 2015's pipeline we desperately want to see more of.

One publisher we're hoping will recapture some of its E3 glisten is Bethesda. The publisher's E3 2014 showing was tepid to say the least, and showcasing The Evil Within and BattleCry failed to set the world alight. However, 2015 is set to be extra special - Bethesda has invited us to its first ever E3 press conference, which will take place this year. One game from Bethesda we know we'll be seeing is Doom, after the publisher released a very, very short teaser ahead of its big event.

We'd also be quite pleased with a sequel to Dishonored, or if there was any news about the undeniably intriguing Prey 2. But on the very top of our wish list is an announcement about Fallout 4. They've got to at least give us a tease, right?

More rumours about Fallout 4 spilling out with the conference inching closer. IGN reports that behind the scenes gameplay sessions of the next Fallout game will be held in LA.

Other hopefuls include the Warner Bros Mad Max game, one of the belle's of the E3 2013 ball that we saw neither hide nor hair of it at E3 in 2014. We'd like to see a lot more of that now it's been given a September release date.

Elsewhere, it'll be interesting to see if Activision has more in store for the world than another Call Of Duty, another Skylanders or more bolt-on parts to Destiny. The normally reserved publisher introduced one of this year's biggest and best new IPs. We'd love to see them repeat that trick - even if the odds on it happening are slim.

Square Enix could do with some regrouping. Aside from Final Fantasy XV, which is receiving a mixed reception at best, and the upcoming sequel to the Tomb Raider reboot, Square doesn't really have much beyond games with niche appeal. Why is this? This is the publisher that holds the rights to both the Hitman and Deus Ex franchises.

We've already had a good glimpse at Uncharted 4, and we expect the game to have a big presence at E3, although it has now been pushed back into 2016. It's shaping up to be one of the most next gen games yet - have you seen the detail in Drake's chest hair?

There are also rumours that United Front is working on a new Sleeping Dogs title and we'd love to see that. Oh, and Sony could 'fess up and tell us whether we'll ever see The Last Guardian in this lifetime.

As for Nintendo, it's bad news: we won't see Zelda Wii U at E3. In fact, Nintendo announced that it's pushed the game back beyond 2015. We're still expecting Star Fox Wii U this year, however, so hopefully that will be flaunting its stuff on the E3 show floor. Perhaps Nintendo might give us a glimpse of something else?

We don't want to start any rumours, but the recent release of the Metroid Prime trilogy on Wii U could be a sign that another franchise might eventually make a glorious return to the home console…

We'll find out on June 16 at 9 am PST during another Nintendo Digital Event followed by an extended Nintendo Treehouse Live at E3 stream, which will feature "even more games and guest appearances by developers."

Check out the video below of Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé 'training' for the first Nintendo World Championships in 25 years. Fans will be able to participate via various Best Buy locations around the US where the winners from different regions will compete in LA during E3.

Additional writing by Nick Cowen