This past week developers, publishers, media, and other groups tied to the gaming industry converged in Los Angeles for the seventeenth installment of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). As expected, Nintendo offered the world a first look at its Wii successor – known as Wii U – and announced new titles for the 3DS. Sony formally unveiled their upcoming portable device called the PlayStation Vita, while Microsoft announced the newest games in the Halo franchise.

But beyond these announcements from the big three names in the console market, E3 is known for getting audiences buzzing about the hottest games of the show as trailers and gameplay footage are shown for the first time. With the conference now over we've put together a collection of trailers for upcoming PC games that caught our attention.

Title (* = Pick) Genre Release
Aliens: Colonial Marines First-person shooter Q1 2012
Assassin's Creed: Revelations Third person action adventure Q4 2011
Batman: Arkham City Action October 2011
Battlefield 3 * First-person shooter October 2011
BioShock Infinite * First-person shooter 2012
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 First-person shooter November 2011
Dead Island First-person shooter September 2011
Duke Nukem Forever First-person shooter June 2011
Far Cry 3 * First-person shooter 2012
FIFA 12 * Sports September 2011
From Dust * Sandbox Q3 2011
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier First-person shooter March 2012
Hitman Absolution Action 2012
The Lord of the Rings: War in the North RPG August 2011
Mass Effect 3 * Third person shooter March 2012
Metro: Last Light First person shooter 2012
Need for Speed: The Run Racing November 2011
Payday: The Heist First-person shooter TBA
Prey 2 * First person shooter 2012
Prototype 2 Action 2012
Rage First person shooter September 2011
Saints Row: The Third Third person shooter November 2011
Serious Sam 3: BFE First person shooter Q3 2011
Star Wars: The Old Republic * MMORPG 2H 2011
The Darkness II First person shooter October 2011
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Action RPG November 2011
Tomb Raider * Action 2012
Warhammer 40000: Space Marine Action September 2011
XCOM First person shooter March 2012
Aliens: Colonial Marines

by Gearbox Software

Release Date: Q1 2012 | Genre: First-person shooter | Also on: PS3, Xbox 360 | Website

Assassin's Creed: Revelations

by Ubisoft

Release Date: Q4 2011 | Genre: Third person action adventure | Also on: PS3, Xbox 360 | Website

Batman: Arkham City

by Rocksteady Studios

Release Date: October 21, 2011 | Genre: Action | Also on: PS3, Xbox 360 | Website

Battlefield 3


Release Date: October 25, 2011 | Genre: First-person shooter | Also on: PS3, Xbox 360 | Website

BioShock Infinite

by Irrational Games

Release Date: 2012 | Genre: First-person shooter | Also on: PS3, Xbox 360 | Website