E3: Sights from press day at the Los Angeles games expo

E3 is always a colourful affair as the world's leading video games makers compete for attention.

Here are some highlights from the Los Angeles expo's press day:

Image caption Microsoft Studios is throwing its marketing weight behind Xbox One exclusive Sunset Overdrive
Image caption Hundreds of performers are employed to dress up as video game characters at E3
Image caption Microsoft hosted its press conference inside a Los Angeles sports arena
Image caption Driving game fans are being promised "open world freedom" in Forza Horizon 2, for the Xbox One
Image caption Attendees were bathed in green light at the Xbox event
Image caption Chris Charla, director of ID@Xbox, introduced the indie-themed section of Microsoft's press show
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Image caption A cellist performed on the stage of publisher EA's press conference as it showed off the forthcoming video game Dragon Age: Inquisition
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Image caption Attendees were able to try out the cops-and-robbers game Battlefield Hardline once publisher EA's press event had ended
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Image caption Ubisoft showed off a violent trailer for its Himalayas-set Far Cry 4 video game
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Image caption The Little Big Planet 3 announcement at Sony's event was a surprise to most attendees
Image caption Brian Michael Bendis, co-creator of the graphic novel Powers, outlined the TV show being based on his work that will be made available without charge to PSN Plus subscribers in the US
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Image caption A battered Nathan Drake capped off E3's press day as Sony revealed that Uncharted 4: A Thief's End would be released in 2015