From the in-depth look at Anthem to a stunning new trailer for Kingdom Hearts 3, this year’s E3 gave the gaming community an endless lineup of beautiful trailers revealing highly anticipated titles coming up within the next year. The coming year is shaping up to be quite an eventful one as gamers look forward to the next generation of titles, such as Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, Gears 5, and even a new Mario Party! Much as you can launch nukes in the new Fallout installment, get ready to demolish your wallets with what’s to come in 2019:
First up, we have Electronic Arts and their lineup of announcements, trailers and gameplay releases. They gave us plenty to look forward to over the coming year, with their highly anticipated Anthem gameplay demo and cinematic trailer making us hungry for more. Lastly, several indie games have caught the attention of gamers with titles such as Unravel 2 and Sea of Solitude. Battlefield 5 was also featured, not only taking the franchise back to World War 2, but offering a whole new gameplay experience. Features like movable heavy weapons have been added into the game along with modern graphics.
When EA brought up Star Wars Battlefront 2, they more or less admitted to messing it up. The negative feedback from the community due to poor gameplay mechanics was, in fact, so bad that Disney had to step in and demand that drastic changes be made. In order to avoid taking a Death Star laser to the face, developers underwent an overhaul to streamline mechanics and eliminate the unintended pay-to-win playstyle of the original release. EA also announced that the game will now focus more on the Clone Wars brand of Star Wars.
Microsoft announced over 50 titles this year at E3, from a more in-depth look at Kingdom Hearts 3, to updates on The Division 2. Overcompensation aside, we have plenty to look forward to. Microsoft gave us a closer look with the upcoming Fallout 76 game created by Bethesda Softworks. The story is set 20 years after the war, following Vault 76, one of the first vaults to open up, and is said to be four times the size of Fallout 4. The game is also said to be entirely online and follows West Virginia folklore. The coolest part about Fallout 76 is the camp feature, in which players can create their own personal clubhouse. There’s definitely plenty of hype towards this upcoming RPG.
Bethesda also came out with a few more announcements regarding their other titles, such as Wolfenstein 2 and Rage 2. The most anticipated, yet anticlimactic news was about the updates and releases towards the Elder Scrolls series. Aside from a reveal trailer that consisted mostly of foliage, there wasn’t much about the game that was actually debuted. Doom 2 was also featured with a new trailer, and an announcement that more details will be released at the upcoming Quakecon.
Nintendo gave us plenty to love with a bunch of new content on upcoming titles. Pokémon’s upcoming titles, Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee, feature the original 150 Pokémon in the Kanto region. The games will allow players to transfer their games from Pokémon Go into the game and even features the Pokéball Plus, a miniature pokéball that players can use to catch Pokémon and even carry them around. Super Smash Bros Ultimate will contain every single Smash character in the series. The game also contains thousands of changes and improvements and is expected to release December 7th, 2018.
Sony’s time on the stage was just a little strange but delivered a few promising trailers, most notably The Last of Us 2. It is noteworthy that the title portrays the main protagonist as not only a woman, but also one of the first openly gay leads in a mainstream series. Hats off to Naughty Dog and their open-mindedness! The game also features some dynamic cloak-and-dagger gameplay mechanics and a dynamic environment. We’re definitely all anticipating this upcoming action-adventure. Capcom also revealed entries to two of their popular franchises: Resident Evil 2's remake and Devil May Cry 5.
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Which game announced in E3 are you most excited about?