Battle Arena E3 Throwdown - First Strike!

The cream of the videogame crop has been hand-picked to battle for your entertainment in our all-out, no holds barred, slug-fest of the best trailers and videos from this year's E3! 32 characters from the hottest, freshest franchises will be judged by you, the fans, and there can only be one winner. Who gets an extra life and who gets unplugged is up to you!

We've got Spartan Super-soldiers from the future, bald assassins, speedy freak hedgehogs, and junior explorers in this battle between characters new, old, and renewed from E3 2012. We've got a bracket fixed with 32 matchups (handily available for your perusal below) between the best and baddest from EA, Microsoft, Ubisoft, Sony, Nintendo, Konami, and everywhere else besides.

Looking at the challengers, most of them are probably familiar to a lot of you readers, but there are a couple of newbies to look out for: Joel and Ellie from The Last of Us, Artyom representing for Metro 2033, Black Ops II's protagonist David Mason, and the assassin Corvo from Dishonored. These guys (and girl) will be going up against storied franchise characters like Sam Fisher, the Master Chief, Dante, and Cartman.

And it's all up to you who'll bring home the big win in the end, as you decide which character reigned supreme at this year's E3! Here's a full rundown of the event dates for voting; so get clicking!

First round:

6/7 through 12pm ET 6/14

Second round:

6pm ET 6/14 to 12pm ET 6/20

Third round:

6pm ET 6/20 to 12pm ET 6/25

Fourth round:

6pm ET 6/25 to 12pm ET 6/28

Related posts:

E3 2012: 5 Things We Hated

E3 2012: 5 Things We Loved


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