E3 has quickly become the world’s premiere video game conference where the top developers in the industry hock their wares and prime the public for releases on the horizon. It’s also no surprise that the event has become such a phenomenon. The gaming industry was worth a staggering $99 billion in 2016 and a study reported that there are now nearly 2 billion people who play video games around the world.
So, what does E3 mean for the partnership marketing industry? It means tons of chances for incredible brand exposure and unique opportunities to integrate with properties that target a specific and brand-focused market.
Let’s take a look at 5 gaming titles that were either announced or updated at the conference. Each one of these games offers an abundance of partnership potential that your brand could be the beneficiary of.
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CALL OF DUTY: WWII | Activision
(November 3, 2017)
One of the most iconic and successful video game franchises of all time returns to it’s roots in the past with CALL OF DUTY: WWII. The new game, coming fall 2017, looks to redefine World War II for a new gaming generation. The CALL OF DUTY franchise has a history of extensive partnerships with brands like Frito-Lay, Pepsi, Jeep, Uber and more. Read more here.
SUPER MARIO ODYSSEY | Nintendo
(October 27, 2017)
Nintendo had one of the most exciting E3’s out of all of the major developers by announcing a whole host of new games for their new console, the Nintendo Switch. One of the most intriguing of those announcements is SUPER MARIO ODYSSEY, which gives players a whole host of new abilities to use with the beloved character. The Mario brand is great for kid-friendly promotions, as proven by tie-ins with companies like Frito-Lay and Yogurtland. Read more here.
ASSASSIN’S CREED ORIGINS | Ubisoft
(October 27, 2017)
As the 10th installment of ASSASSIN’S CREED (which expanded into movie theaters late last year as well), some were worried that the nearly decade long franchise had run out of steam. The gameplay of ASSASSIN’S CREED ORIGINS shown at E3, however, did much to assuage those fears. Boasting new mechanics and a gorgeous, violent setting, brands in the alcoholic beverage, CPG or electronics industries could fit in perfectly. Read more here.
ANTHEM | Electronic Arts (EA)
One of the announcements that drew the most buzz was Bioware’s (EA) ANTHEM. Gameplay video showed a game with beautiful graphics and a seemingly incredible open world. Drawing comparisons to Activision’s DESTINY, ANTHEM will feature multiple large updates of downloadable content so the partnership window will extend well past its initial release date. For more on ANTHEM, click here.
MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN | PlayStation
Lastly, we have Sony Interactive Entertainment’s SPIDER-MAN. Another game that revealed gameplay footage during the conference, this game will feature a Spider-Man more dynamically playable than in any game he’s been in before. Click here for more.
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