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E3, the biggest games expo in the world is back, and this time it has a distinctly futuristic feel. Steve Dinneen picks out the most hotly anticipated original titles on show.

WATCH DOGS
Of all the games coming out this year, this is the one I’m looking forward to most. You play a hacker whose advantage in a tough near-future world is his ability to manipulate nearby computers. It could be the first great game based around cyber warfare.

Platform: PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U

DESTINY
We know tantalisingly little about this upcoming action-adventure game from Halo producer Bungie. It’s set in a future in which humankind has colonised and subsequently been driven out of the solar system. Will include elements of massively multiplayer action.

Platform: PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One

QUANTUM BREAK
This is a major launch title for the Xbox One, developed by Alan Wake producer Remedy. The sci-fi game will be released in conjunction with a TV series, with Remedy saying that the way gamers play the title will have a knock-on effect on the series.

Platform: Xbox One

CYBERPUNK 2077
This dystopic futuristic role-playing game from the makers of Witcher is said to place an emphasis on character customisation. If you enjoyed Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, this could be the game for you this Christmas.

Platform: PC, PS4, Xbox One

KNACK
This PS4 title features a giant Transformer-type creature who can subsume items into himself to grow more powerful and defeat its enemies. Looks like a fast-paced, arcade inspired romp.

Platform: PS4

THE WONDERFUL 101
Control a group of 101 superheroes to defend the world against an alien invasion. It looks a bit like a Pixar animation and it makes good use of the Wii U’s second screen, giving players different options for controlling their cartoony heroes.

Platform: Wii U

THE EVIL WITHIN
This survival horror has more than a touch of Silent Hill to it and has legendary games designer Shinji Mikami (Resident Evil) attached too. Both of which mean it is probably going to be hide-behind-the-sofa scary.

Platform: PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One

DRIVE CLUB
The first rule of Drive Club is... Actually, it has nothing to do with the David Fincher movie. It promises to be the first “social” driving game, allowing friends to upgrade their motors, hang out and, presumably, race.

Platform: PS4