Walmart Leaks New Video Game Titles Including 'Gears Of War 5' And 'Assassin's Creed'
In the world of video gaming, it is an accepted fact that leaks happen. At some stage, one online store or another will leak the release of a game a couple of days before it happens, or some in-game footage will make its way onto the Internet a couple of days early, and that's OK.
However, Walmart Canada have really raised the bar for ruining game releases this time. In probably the biggest single leak of all time they've massively false-started on a load of huge games that were only supposed to be announced next month.
We're talking Gears of War 5, Borderlands 3 and RAGE 2, as well as new Splinter Cell and Assassin's Creed games. They've also jumped the gun on Just Cause 4 and Lego DC Villains.
That's not all either - there are lots of other games that made the list. Those are just the biggest hitters.
A Twitter user by the name of Wario64 noticed that Walmart Canada's website was advertising games that hadn't even been announced yet - as it happens they were only due to be announced at the E3 Expo in June this year.
E3 is the biggest trade show for the whole video gaming industry, which would explain why such huge names were being held back for it.
If you're a fan of being surprised, it's still OK. There will still be other games that will be announced that haven't been ruined. We also don't know anything about the games other than that they will be coming out; Walmart only gave the names and the consoles that they will be available on.
It's worth pointing out that no Sony or Nintendo titles have been leaked. Some companies have managed to avoid any of their big E3 related news getting out.
However, the leak appears to be genuine. Games company Bethesda - the company behind RAGE - posted on Twitter just saying "dude."
The official Twitter for the RAGE franchise also appeared to confirm the leak by posting some corrections to Walmart's website, poking fun at the leak.
So given that it seems to be legit, here's what we do now know.
Rumours of a new instalment in the Assassin's Creed series have been around for a long time now, and it's been pretty much accepted that it'll be here by 2019. Presumably this will now be confirmed at E3.
If wild speculation is your thing (and why wouldn't it be?) it is also rumoured to be set in Ancient Greece.
The next Splinter Cell has been rumoured for ages too. In fact, it's not even the first time it's been leaked. Amazon already spoiled the suspense on that front way back in March.
The biggest surprise of the bunch was definitely Gears of War 5. It's not even been rumoured that much. In fact, it was thought that E3 for Microsoft would centre around Halo 6 and possibly a Fable game. It now looks like they aren't going to happen, so gamers will just have to be happy with a new GoW title.
It's a hard life, isn't it?
E3 will take place in Los Angeles between 12-14 June.
Featured Image Credit: Epic Games/Ubisoft
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