It's May again, which only really means one thing in the computer games industry - the Electronics Entertainment Exposition (or E3 for short) in Los Angeles.

Until the show actually opens and the announcements are made official it's hard to tell what will be on show, and what will be making the headlines, but many companies have hinted at the games which will be on show or made official announcements - we've filled in the gaps where the information has been less forthcoming, with what we expect could be on show come May 14th.

Microsoft booth #1246 in the South Hall
Xbox
Amped 2
Counter Strike - Counter Strike X/Condition Zero - Xbox Live online play
Halo 2
Midtown Madness 3
Project Gotham Racing 2
Sudeki
Xbox Music Mixer
PC
Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight
Halo 2
Mythica
Train Simulator 2

Expected announcements: New coloured Xbox pads colour to be confirmed. Xbox Live games and publisher deals to be confirmed, including Counter Strike and several first party games and news of game under development by Rare - maybe Perfect Dark 2 or Banjo-Kazooie. Possible details of the methods that will be used for the renewal of Xbox Live subscription. Possible announcement of Global/USA price cut to match that of the recent European cut. Details of "Xbox Music Mixer".


Counter Strike Xbox screen


Nintendo booth #2816 in the West Hall
Gamecube
Animal Crossing 2
F-Zero
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles
Kirby Air Ride
Mario Kart: Double Dash
Mario Tennis and Mario Golf
Pikmin 2
GBA
Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
Sword of Mana

Expected announcements: Further information about the Gamecube Online play, and announcing games which will use the service during the next 12 months. Details of new hardware for Gamecube and GBA.


Pikmin 2 screen


Sony booth #2416 in the West Hall
PlayStation 2
Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits
Destruction Derby Arenas
Ghosthunter
Gran Turismo 4 online
Rise to Honour
Socom Navy Seals 2
Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain - online title due in 2004
The Getaway 2 - either new location, or featuring more of London/Underground
This Is Football 2004
Wipeout Online
World Rally Championship online
Eye Toy games/applications

Expected announcements: Possible hardware price cut, or confirmation that games/hardware will be bundled with the console (such as the broadband adapter/keyboard).


Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain screen


That's the three big console companies covered, but there's hundreds of other publishers and developers all making announcements at E3 - far too many to list here, so we've got a selection from the biggest names, based on the lineup's that they've announced, and some (random) guesses that we've made.

Acclaim booth #152 in the Concourse Hall
Alias
Burnout 3
Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance
NBA Jam
Summer Heat Beach Volleyball
Urban Freestyle Soccer
XGRA

Top tip: Alias


Alias screen


Activision booth #1224 in the South Hall
Call of Duty and Call of Duty: Finest Hour
Doom III
Empires: Dawn of the Modern World
MTX: Mototrax featuring Travis Pastrana
Rome: Total War
Soldier of Fortune II Double Helix
Spider-Man 2
Star Trek: Elite Force II
The Movies
Trinity
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines
X-Men: Legends

Top tip: Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix, The Movies


The Movies screen


Atari (Infogrames) booth #4003 in the Petree Hall
Civilization IV or Civilization III on Xbox
Driver 3
Enter the Matrix
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
Unreal II on Xbox

Top tip: Unreal II on Xbox

Capcom booth #1324 in the South Hall
Auto Modellista - possible Xbox announcement
Dino Crisis 3
Chaos Legion
Bombastic
Gotcha Force
Group S Challenge
Killer 7
Mega Man Battle Network White and Blue, Network Transmission, X7
Onimusha 3
PNO3
Resident Evil: Dead Aim, Outbreak, Code Veronica X, RE:4
Steel Battalion Online
Viewtiful Joe

Top tip: Resident Evil, Steel Battalion Online

CDV booth #6015 in the Kentia Hall
Blitzerieg
Breed
Codename Panzers
Galaxy Andromeda
No Man's Land
The Kore Gang
Vultures

Top tip: No Man's Land


No Man's Land screen


Codemasters booth #746 in the South Hall
Pop Idol
Operation Flashpoint 2
Colin McRae Rally 04
IndyCar Series
LMA Manager 2004
Dragon Empires
Club Football series

Top tip: Operation Flashpoint 2, Colin McRae Rally 04


Colin McRae Rally 04 screen


Eidos booth #824 in the South Hall
Commandos 3
Deus Ex 2: Invisible War
Fear Effect: Inferno
Hitman 3
Legacy of Kain: Defiance
Soul Reaver 3
Spanx
The Italian Job
Thief 3

Top tip: The Italian Job, Hitman 3


The Italian Job screen


Electronic Arts booth #1000 in the South Hall
Black & White 2
F1 Career Challenge
FIFA Football 2004
Harry Potter Quidditch World Cup
James Bond 007 Everything or Nothing
Medal of Honor: Rising Sun
NASCAR Thunder 2004
NHL, NBA, NFL - 2004 versions
Rugby 2004
SimCity 4: Rush Hour
SSX 3
The Sims 2, and The Sims Bustin' Out
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 2004

Top tip: F1 Career Challenge, Medal of Honor: Rising Sun, SimCity 4: Rush Hour expansion pack


F1 Career Challenge screen


JoWooD booth #518 in the West Hall
Chaser
Railroad Pioneer
Soldner
TransportGiant
Top tip: Soldner, TransportGiant


Soldner screen


Konami booth #900 in the South Hall
Castlevania - new title in the series
Dance Dance Revolution
International Superstar Soccer 4
Metal Gear Solid The Twin Snakes
Silent Hill 3 on PC

Top tip: Metal Gear Solid The Twin Snakes

LucasArts booth #153 in the Concourse Hall
Armed & Dangerous
Full Throttle: Hell on Wheels
Gladius
Secret Weapons Over Normandy
Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided
Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy

Top tip: Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided

Midway booth #800 in the South Hall
Crank the Weasel
ESPionage
Freestyle Metal X
Freaky Flyers
NARC
NHL Hitz Pro
RoadKill
SpyHunter 2
The Suffering

Top tip: ESPionage


ESPionage screen


Namco booth #946 in the South Hall
SoulCalibur II
R: Racing Evolution
Spawn
Breakdown
kill.switch
Time Crisis 3
I-Ninja
Tales of Symphonia
Extreme Force: Grant City Anti-Crime

Top tip: SoulCalibur II

SCi booth #2340 in the West Hall
Conflict Desert Storm 2
Futurama
Reservoir Dogs

Top tip: Conflict Desert Storm 2, Futurama

Sega booth #2216 in the West Hall
Altered Beast
Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg
Dororo
F-Zero
Headhunter: Redemption
Kunoichi
NBA, NFL, NHL 2004, plus some possible other Sega Sports titles
Otogi - Myth of Demons
Phantasy Star Online Episode III: C.A.R.D. revolution
Sega GT Online
Sonic Adventure DX Director's Cut
Sonic Battle
Sonic Heroes
Sonic Pinball Party
Vectorman
Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution
Virtual On Marz
Worms 3D

Top tip: Sega GT Online, Sonic Heroes, Phantasy Star Online III, Worms 3D


Worms 3D screen


Square Enix booth #624 in the South Hall
Drakengard
Final Fantasy XI, X-2, Crystal Chronicles, Tactics Advance
Star Ocean Till the End of Time
Sword of Mana
Unlimited Saga
Top tip: Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles

Take 2 booth #724 in the South Hall
Conflict: Desert Storm 2
GTA title on Xbox or Gamecube
Hidden & Dangerous 2
Midnight Club 3
MTV Celebrity Deathmatch

Top tip: Hidden & Dangerous 2


Hidden and Dangerous 2 screen


THQ booth #4001 in the Petree Hall
BattleBots
Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon
FireWarrior
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Oblivion Lost
WWE WrestleMania XIX

Top tip: Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Oblivion Lost


S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Oblivion Lost screen


Ubi Soft booth #1046 in the South Hall
Beyond Good & Evil
Far Cry
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Island Thunder
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield
Uru: Online Ages Beyond Myst
XIII

Top tip: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Island Thunder


screen


Vivendi booth #1200 in the South Hall
Battlestar Galactica
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds
Crash Nitro Kart
Fallout - Brotherhood of Steel
Homeworld 2
Lords of the Realm III
Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter
Metal Arms: Glitch In The System
Starcraft: Ghost
The Fast And The Furious
The Lord Of The Rings
The Simpsons Hit & Run
Tribes: Vengeance

Top tip: Starcraft: Ghost


Starcraft: Ghost screen


Other...
Half-Life 2 - full details of the game, and fairly likely to be playable, and possible announcement of Xbox version.
Criterion Studios - possible new game on show. Maybe Burnout 3.
New game from NiCE, who were responsible for online title Time of Defiance.
Several new games being published by Arxel Tribe including Hannibal and Pebble.
Announcement of new title from Auran using their Auran Jet engine.

We'll have full coverage of the show and all the major news stories from E3 as they break, right here on GamesPaper - our special E3 newswire runs throughout the E3 week on the front page of the site.