E3 2009 / Monday, June 1st wrap-up

E3 2009 officially kicks off tomorrow, but we’ve been drowning in info and assets this whole day. So let’s line everything up all nice and pretty at the end of the day here. Today was Microsoft’s big press briefing, as well as EA’s and Ubisoft’s, and below are all the news, videos and screenshots we could get our hands on today.

Academy of Champions coming to Wii
Jumpgate Evolution video details story, massive battles
$10,001 in quarters is a whole lotta Donkey Kong
Xbox 360 avatars get their own marketplace*
The Saboteur in motion
Square Enix reveals new non-Final Fantasy titles (and also, some new Final Fantasy titles)
Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 trailer
Netflix and NXE getting upgrades soon
Red Steel 2 bundled with WiiMotion Plus
Avast! Monkey Island is back, ya scurvy dogs
Blizzard confirms 2009 release for Starcraft II
Star Wars: The Old Republic gets some voice, and an epic cinematic
Ozzy and Lita Ford join the Brütal Legend cast
Fight Night Round 4 comes a week early
Left 4 Dead sequel brings the zombie slaughter south
APB shows us a new world to conquer or protect
Star comes out for Grand Slam Tennis
Need for Speed: Shift screeches up to E3
Microsoft to offer downloads of full Xbox 360 games
Konami announce Zephyr: Rise of the Elementals
Molyneux introduces ‘Milo’
Spielberg’s Project Natal uses the all-knowing sensor
Splinter Cell returns with a vengeance
Bungie confirms Halo Reach
Kojima announces next Metal Gear for 360
Joker will be free in Batman: Arkham Asylum
Facebook, Twitter integration for Xbox LIVE
Alan Wake dated
Forza Motorsport 3 detailed
Halo 3: ODST dated
Crackdown 2 announced
Epic announces 360 exclusive new Arcade title
Beatles: Rock Band details announced
360 getting Modern Warfare 2 DLC first
Lego Harry Potter coming
Just Cause 2 trailer
Resident Evil 5 infects five million copies worldwide
Valve opens up possibility of more TF2 animated shorts
Microsoft conferencing five minutes early
Crysis 2 announced, going multiplatform

Trailers & Videos
Assassin’s Creed II E3 trailer
Splinter Cell Conviction trailer
Splinter Cell Conviction gameplay trailer
No More Heroes 2 trailer
TMNT Smash Up trailer
Academy of Champions trailer
Halo Reach announcement trailer
Forza Motorsport 3 trailer
Alan Wake trailer
Crackdown 2 announcement trailer
Halo 3: ODST gameplay
Star Wars: The Old Republic cinematic
APB trailer
Brütal Legend video
Dragon Age: Origins trailer
Mass Effect 2 trailer
Dante’s Inferno trailer
Left 4 Dead 2 announcement trailer
Tales of Monkey Island trailer
Heroes of Telara trailer
LEGO Harry Potter teaser
Just Cause 2 trailer

Image Galleries
Splinter Cell Conviction
Assassin’s Creed II
No More Heroes 2
Red Steel 2
All Points Bulletin
Halo Reach
Facebook on Xbox 360
Forza Motorsport 3
Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage
Tony Hawk Ride
Crackdown 2
Xbox 360 Avatar Marketplace
TMNT Smash Up
The Beatles: Rock Band
Left 4 Dead 2
Halo 3: ODST
Twitter on Xbox 360
Final Fantasy XIII
Alan Wake
Brütal Legend
Need for Speed SHIFT
Dante’s Inferno
Army of Two: The 40th Day