Playboy: When it comes to main characters in video games—and even secondary characters to a large degree—most of them are dudes. A true festival of sausages. Just looking at the main characters of many of any given year’s biggest games, it’d be hard to tell them apart if you squinted just a bit.
But this year is different, especially after the huge number of female game protagonists showcased during June’s E3 video game conference. These are the women we can’t wait to play as in the next couple of years of gaming.