Summer is always great for games fans as the world's biggest gaming show is held each June. As is the case with E3 2018, which will open its doors to the press, trade and public on 12 June.

As usual, there will be several key announcements on days building up to the show itself, from the world's biggest publishers, and Pocket-lint will be there to report back live.

But what should you expect? Here we round up some of the rumours and confirmed details for E3 2018, including some of the games we think will be there, even new consoles that might make a surprise appearance.

E3 is a three day expo for games, with many of the world's biggest publishers and console manufacturers showing the games that will be coming out later in 2018 and beyond. Some games are announced for the very first time during the show, and many are available to go hands-on with.

It is being held in Los Angeles at the LA Convention Center from Tuesday 12 June to Thursday 14.

This year, entrance passes are split into two categories: one for public, another for industry attendees. The latter includes press. That's because industry attendees can enter the show early on the first two days to conduct business before the public arrives.

  • Tuesday 12 June: 11am - 7pm PDT (industry), 2pm - 7pm PDT (public)
  • Wednesday 13 June: 9am - 7pm PDT (industry), 12pm - 7pm PDT (public)
  • Thursday 14 June: 9am - 6pm PDT (industry & public)

The major press conferences are usually held from the weekend prior to the show and most often off site.

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As with every year, several major publishers, plus PlayStation and Xbox host press events on the days leading up to E3. Some even host their own events throughout the week, away from the hustle and bustle of the LACC.

Here are the confirmed and yet-to-be confirmed press events, plus their dates and times. They will all undoubtedly be livestreamed online too. Information on how to watch them will be added closer to the time.

The Bethesda press event will be held on the Sunday prior to the show itself. As with last year, fans will be able to register to attend alongside media.

  • Date: Sunday 10 June
  • Time: 6.30pm PDT (9:30pm EDT, 2.30am BST 11 June)

For the last few years, EA has hosted its own sister event off site. It will kick off the weekend with an EA Play press conference highlighting the games it expects to show.

  • Date: Saturday 9 June
  • Time: 11am PDT (2pm EDT, 7pm BST)

We are yet to find out official details on Sony's PlayStation press conference. In previous years, the company has held its event on the Monday evening.

  • Date: Monday 11 June (TBC)
  • Time: TBC

Ubisoft has confirmed that it will be hosting a livestream of its event, with details to be unveiled closer to the time.

  • Date: Monday 11 June
  • Time: 1pm PDT (4pm EDT, 9pm BST)

Microsoft will be hosting its annual E3 2018 media briefing on the Sunday. It'll take place at lunchtime, local time, roughly the same as last year although it is moving from the traditional Galen Center to the Microsoft Theater.

  • Date: Sunday 10 June
  • Time: 1pm PDT (4pm EDT, 9pm BST)

Here are the main games we have either heard will be at E3 2018 or fully expect. We'll add to this list as more are announced or rumoured.

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  • Anthem (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
  • Borderlands 3 (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch)
  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Switch)
  • Crackdown 3 (Xbox One)
  • Cyberpunk 2077 (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
  • Days Gone (PS4)
  • FIFA 19 (PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch)
  • Kingdom Hearts 3 (PS4, Xbox One)
  • Metroid Prime 4 (Switch)
  • Overkill's The Walking Dead (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
  • Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
  • Skull & Bones (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
  • Spider-Man (PS4)
  • Spyro Reignited Trilogy (PS4, Xbox One)
  • Super Smash Bros (Switch)
  • The Banner Saga 3 (PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch)
  • The Crew 2 (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
  • The Division 2 (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
  • The Last of Us 2 (PS4)
  • Tropico 6 (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
  • WWE 2K19 (PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch)

While we always learn about certain games ahead of E3, there are several we hope for even though the chances are slim. The same applies to hardware. Here then is our wishlist for E3 2018 outings.

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We've been talking about this for the last couple of years and, of course, it'll be released in October. However, we put it in this section as Rockstar traditionally gives E3 a wide berth and you rarely get a glimpse of any of its games during the show. Here's hoping it appears at one of the major manufacturer press conferences though.

With HTC unveiling the Vive Pro at CES in January it's up to Oculus to show us the follow up to the, now dated, Oculus Rift.

Although it's more likely to be announced at E3 2019 than this year's event, there is a train of thought that Sony might tease its next generation games console.

Yeah, we know.

We'll add more to our wishlist as they occur to us. If there are games or hardware you would like to see announced or shown at E3 this year, let us know in the comments below.