For today, E3 had conferences for Square Enix, Ubisoft, PlayStation and a special segment from PCGamer dedicated for PC Gaming. There were some exciting surprises and also some letdowns, but we still managed to get a comprehensive list of games that we can’t wait to play. It is great to be a gamer, but not great for our wallets.
Insomniac’s Spider-Man was shown again during the PlayStation conference, and it showed some new gameplay, along with some classic Spider-Man enemies in Rhino, Scorpion, Electro and Vulture. This will probably mean that Spidey will be up against the Sinister Six. At the end of the trailer, Spidey is confronted with someone unexpected. We could only assume that its Green Goblin, but I guess we’ll have to wait until the game is released on the 7th of September this year. In the extra gameplay, it seems that you can kick and throw enemies off tall buildings. Guess this version of Spider-Man does kill after all.
Oh boy, this announcement surprised us. Nioh was a game that was well received, and we enjoyed our playthrough of it. In this short trailer, it seems that the main character can transform. This also means that we’ll be getting three samurai games back to back.
Resident Evil 2
Finally, Capcom’s RE2 is getting the remake it deserves. However, both characters seemed to have gotten a weird makeover. That aside, in the short glimpses of gameplay that we’ve seen, it will be utilising an over-the-shoulder camera that we’re familiar with since RE4, and the zombies look much more gory. The game is now pegged for release come the 25th of January 2019.
Ghost of Tsushima
Sucker Punch’s teased/leaked samurai game is now finally seeing the light. It looks like it plays similarly to other Souls-like games, with a focus on parrying and duels. With not much to go by aside from this short trailer, it looks like Sucker Punch will also be developing this game exclusively for the PlayStation.
The Last of Us Part II
The long awaited TLoU Part II was shown, introducing the crowd to Jessie and Nina. Nina seems to be a love interest in the game, and roughly 10 minutes of gameplay was shown. However, we do believe it is a scripted gameplay and there will be changes made later on. Ammo is still scarce, your melee weapons will degrade as well, but no mention of clickers at all. No release date.
Control is a new game from Remedy Entertainment, the studio behind Quantum Break. No longer a Xbox exclusive, Control is available on Steam, PlayStation and also Xbox. The game focusses on Jesse Faden that looks awfully familiar to an actress that we can’t seem to name. It looks like a game that combines gunplay with reactive environments (think Inception) and supernatural abilities. We’re quite sure that it will play similarly to Quantum Break as well. Arriving in 2019.
The day is not complete without a new Battle Royale game in the genre. Introducing Rapture Rejects, a game from Galvanic Games, and features art by Cyanide and Happiness. It seems to be an Isometric Shooter with destructible environments. If you are a fan of Battle Royale games and a huge fan of Cyanide and Happiness, then this should be the game for you. You can sign up for the alpha now on Steam, and should be available for the masses this year.
Hitman is back at it again, with more contracts, more disguises, more kills, more weapons and no episodes. Developed by IO Interactive that recently pulled out of Square Enix, the game is now published by WB Games (hopefully no microtransaction shenanigans). WB has mentioned that the game will no longer be episodic, and the game will launch come 13th November 2018. You can also pre-order now to play Sniper Assassin.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Set to be available in October 2019, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey takes you to Greece, and you can play as two different characters, Alexios or Kassandra, allowing you to play as either male or female. Do expect slightly different storyline depending on the character you choose. The combat seems to be more fluid, and we can’t wait to get our hands on it and find easter eggs of 300 or God of War. But at this point, are we even playing as an assassin?
Skull & Bones
Additional gameplay was shown during the Ubisoft conference, showing off the naval combat. The pirate hideouts are your player hub, and showed off some customisations for your boat – ranging from weapons to cosmetics. In combat if you are facing a tough enemy, you can look around and invite other players to assist you in combat. The game seems to be set in the Indian Ocean, and will be available come 2019. The game is also being developed by Ubisoft Singapore.