E3 as a whole usually provides gamers a reason to rejoice and hype themselves up (before the inevitable disappointment) of upcoming games, and this year is no different. Kicking off the weekend with EA, Microsoft, Bethesda and Devolver Digital conferences, here are just some of our top picks for this years E3 2018 announcements that landed on the 9th to the 11th of June.
Just Cause 4
Rico is back again, with bigger guns, more flying, crazier stunts and ends with Rico driving into a tornado for some reason. We didn’t see much change from JC3, aside from the presence of more drones and possibly a new antagonist for Rico to battle against. We could only hope for more destructible environments. The game is up for release on Xbox One, PS4 and Steam on the 4th of December 2018.
Totally did not see this one coming. A full trailer with glimpses of the main character and a hot car! The game takes place in 2077, and in a post trailer image, the devs mentioned that they had been working hard on the game right after Witcher 3’s Blood and Wine DLC shipped. No concrete release date was mentioned. Even the devs do not know how big the world will be. There will be DLC and Expansions but no microtranscations.
Dying Light 2
Another unexpected showing in this year’s E3, our favourite zombie-killing, parkour capable and fluid movement game is back. This time, the game will be focussed on choices that you make. Mentioning that there are different ways to tackle the game. If you wish to take on a mission with guns blazing, consequences will be different when you tackle the same mission by being a diplomat.
Kingdom Hearts 3
More details of this game were shown, be it characters or location. Frozen as a world was shown off, with the whole cast from Frozen shown off, and it seems that Sora has a power to utilise ice and turn it into wristblades and ice skates. Other worlds such as Toy Story, Monsters Inc., Tangled, and Wreck It Ralph were also shown off. At the end of the trailer, we see one of the fan favourite character, Aqua make a return. The game also has a release date now of January 29, 2019.
Hyped for a while now, we finally get a clearer look at Fallout 76. In the Bethesda conference, Todd Howard talked about the premise of the game. It will apparently be an MMO game with a focus on togetherness and the choice to play it solo if you wish. Todd also mentioned that it is a softcore survival game and that your progress will be saved with you no matter if you play alone or play with friends, a “Death is not permanent” vibe. Base building is back, and you can build almost anywhere. The game will launch on the 14th of November 2018, with a beta coming soon.
The Elder Scrolls VI
Fans can finally rejoice, now that you’ve seen the trailer, you can expect that Bethesda is finally working on it. The trailer only showed us a sneak peek of the rough location of the next game. It heavily features rocks and mountainous areas that we can only assume as Hammerfell, the homeland for the Redguards. However, the font in the trailer makes it look like they’re launching “The Glder Scrolls VI”.
DOOM ETERNAL seems to be the sequel to one of the best FPS games in recent years, DOOM. With heavy metal playing while you are crushing monsters that looks like robotic brains (Arachnotron), we can’t wait to get our hands on this game and go on a rampage with it. At the end of the trailer, you can even spot the Cacodemon. The gameplay will be shown in this year’s QUAKECON on the 10th of August.
My Friend Pedro
Well, Devolver Digital is back at it again, publishing a ton of games that usually focuses on guns. Sadly, it seems there will not be a Hotline Miami 3, so we will have to make do with My Friend Pedro. In the trailer, it seems like a game that focuses on movement and velocity with auto aim guns. You can even shoot at a frying pan in the air and the bullets will deflect to the nearest enemies! The game will launch for the Nintendo Switch and PC come 2019.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Finally, the next game from FROM SOFTWARE was shown in E3 this year. Following the vague teaser show during The Game Awards, we now can take a closer look at what Sekiro: Shadow Dies Twice will be. It looks like a Soulsbourne game that takes place in a world similar to the Edo Period (a focus on Samurai). In the trailer, the character can be seen dying once and reviving once again, showing off a new concept of death. The game is expected to launch come 2019.
Devil May Cry 5
DmC is back again, and the trailer focussed heavily on Nero along with short glimpses of gameplay shown during the cutscene heavy trailer. Nero is equipped with an arm that acts as a weapon / grappling hook. Dante and Virgil from DmC 4 is hinted to make an appearance in the game, while the original Dante that we knew and love from the previous DmC games was also shown during the last few seconds of the trailer. The game is expected to release come Spring 2019.