It hardly seems a year since the last E3, but it must be, as it's the end of May again and the whole games industry is focusing on what is the years largest and most important games event.

Taking place from May 22nd to 24th in Los Angeles, along with conferences on the 21st, the E3 expo is seen as the show of all trade shows, and has hundreds of companies exhibiting their titles, making announcements, revealing exciting new titles, and drumming up business.

There's far too many stands to list them all, and each publisher's stand is likely to be bustling with new titles, so we've selected the a few of the best from the big names, and highlighted the titles that we think will make the headlines during E3 2002.

Microsoft
Xbox:
Midtown Madness 3
Project Ego
MechAssault
Brute Force
Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge
Quantum Redshift
Whacked!
Kakuto Chojin
Sneakers
plus possible secret titles that are under development
PC:
Rise of Nations
Asheron's Call 2
Zoo Tycoon: Dinosaur Digs
Combat Flight Simulator 3
Links 2003
Freelancer
Impossible Creatures

Expected announcements: Xbox Live launch date and pricing. Possible announcement of a budget range including Halo.


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Nintendo
Gamecube
Super Mario Sunshine
Metroid Prime
The Legend of Zelda
Wario World
Donkey Kong Racing
Raven Blade
Golden Sun
F-Zero
Mario Golf
Mario Tennis
Game Boy Advance
Animal Crossing
Kirby Tilt n' Tumble
Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge
Pokemon e-card reader (with possible link up to Gamecube rumoured)

Expected announcements: Gamecube online details using Phantasy Star Online.


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Sony
The Getaway
Parappa the Rapper 3
SOCOM: US Navy SEALs
Lilo and Stitch
Pac-Man World 2
Gran Turismo Concept

Expected announcements: Further details of PS2 online play, PS3 rumours.


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That's the big three console companies, what about the many publishers? Obviously there's too much to list on this page, so here's the best from the line-up's that publishers have let us know about so far:

Acclaim booth #1046 in the South Hall
Aggressive Inline
Burnout
Dave Mirra BMX 3
Legends of Wrestling
Punch King
Turok: Evolution
Vexx
ZooCube

Top tip: Turok: Evolution


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Activision booth #1224 in the South Hall
Tony Hawk's 4, Mat Hoffman's BMX 2, Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer, Shaun Murray's Pro Wakeboarder
Marvel Comics' Super Heroes
X-Men: Next Dimension/Wolverine's Revenge
Blade 2
Rally Fusion: Race of Champions
DOOM III
Return to Castle Wolfenstein (PlayStation 2)
XXX

Top tip: DOOM III

Codemasters
TOCA Race Driver
Colin McRae Rally 3
Operation Flashpoint: Resistance
Ultimate Blade of Darkness

Top tip: TOCA Race Driver, Colin McRae Rally 3


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Electronic Arts
EA Sports 2003 titles including: Madden NFL, NBA Live, NASCAR Thunder, Knockout Kings, NHL, and NCAA Football.
James Bond 007 NightFire
Medal of Honor Frontline
The Sims (PlayStation 2)
The Sims Online
SimCity 4
Command & Conquer Generals
Earth & Beyond
1503 A.D. - The New World
Battlefield 1942
Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 2
The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers

Top tip: Sim City 4, The Sims Online, James Bond 007 NightFire


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Eidos booth #1300 in the South Hall
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness
TimeSplitters 2
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin
Praetorians
Deus Ex 2: Invisible War
Republic: The Revolution
Beach Life
Legaia 2: Duel Saga

Top tip: Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness, Hitman 2: Silent Assassin.


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Infogrames
Dungeons & Dragons Heroes
Unreal Championship
Unreal Tournament 2003
V Rally 3
TransWorld Skateboarding
Driver 2 Advance
Rollercoaster Tycoon II

Top tip: Unreal Championship, V Rally on GBA


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JoWooD booth #700 in the South Hall
Industry Giant II
Gothic II
Natural Resistance
Far West

Top tip: Industry Giant II


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LucasArts
RTX Red Rock
Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb
Gladius
Star Wars Bounty Hunter
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Top tip: RTX Red Rock


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Rage
Crash
David Beckham Soccer
Go Go Beckham: Adventure on Soccer Island
Gun Metal
Lamborghini
Rocky
Rolling
Team SAS
Twin Caliber

Top tip: Rolling


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Sega
Shinobi
Super Monkey Ball 2
ToeJam & Earl III: All Funked Up
Panzer Dragoon Orta
Crazy Taxi 3: High Roller
SEGA GT 2002
The House of the Dead III
Beach Spikers
Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II
Gungrave
SEGA Bass Fishing Duel
Ferrari F355 Challenge
SEGA Sports: NFL 2K3, NBA 2K3, NHL 2K3, NCAA College Football 2K3, World Series Baseball, Tennis.

Top tip: Super Monkey Ball 2, Panzer Dragoon Orta, The House of the Dead III


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THQ
World Wrestling Entertainment
Red Faction 2
Summoner 2
Pride FC
Moto GP: Ultimate Racing Technology
Yager
MX Superfly

Top tip: Moto GP: Ultimate Racing Technology, Yager


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Ubi Soft booth #724 in the South Hall
Deathrow
XIII
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Raven Shield
Splinter Cell
Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc
Project BG&E

Top tip: XIII, Deathrow


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Virgin (including Interplay/Titus titles)
Downforce
Top Gun: Combat Zones
Robocop
Galleon
Falcone into the Maelstrom
Lotus Challenge
Hunter: The Reckoning
Ice Wind Dale 2
Run Like Hell

Top tip: Robocop, Downforce


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Of course, the best place to hear what happens at E3, and find out all the latest about the big titles and the breaking news (including new titles that aren't listed above), is right here, on GamesPaper - we'll have full coverage of the whole show, and our special E3 newswire runs all week on the front page of the site.