20 games we’re excited to see at E3 2018
MANILA, Philippines - E3 has officially kicked off with the EA Play conference. While we’ve already seen some of EA’s titles, it’s just the tip of the iceberg of what’s in store as more press conferences and more games get their time to shine in the spotlight!
Here are the 20 titles we’re most excited to see at the premier gaming event of the year.
Cyberpunk 2077 is an open-world RPG from CD Projekt Red, the developers behind The Witcher 3. If various interview snippets are any indication, the game promises a massive and ambitious sci-fi world that can take hundreds of hours to fully explore.
Red Dead Redemption 2
The long-awaited sequel to western action-adventure Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption 2 is due out later this year. Not much has been shown with regards to gameplay and features, this could all change come E3.
Final Fantasy VII Remake
Thousands of fans rejoiced when it was announced that a remake of the beloved RPG, Final Fantasy VII, was being worked on. The same fans are now eagerly anticipating more details about the game.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
With Square Enix having their own event at the conference, a heavy-hitter like the third entry to the rebooted Tomb Raider franchise is certainly expected. We’re interested to see more of how the game blends exploration, stealth, puzzle, and shooter gameplay mechanics.
Pokemon Let's Go! Pikachu and Let's Go! Eevee
Touted to be the spiritual successor to Pokemon Yellow from the original GameBoy, Pokemon Let's Go! is slated to come out in November as a retelling of the original Pokemon game.
The Last of Us Part II
Teasing fans with footage last year, Sony has confirmed that Naughty Dog’s follow-up to the critically acclaimed The Last of Us will be at E3 this year. From what we’ve seen last year, the post-apocalyptic world of The Last of Us 2 is no less dark and unforgiving as its predecessor.
In what is likely going to become a definitive Spider-Man game, the PS4 exclusive Spider-Man features all the wall crawler’s abilities and powers accompanied by an open-world New York to fight crime in. We were treated to some gameplay footage last year and we can’t wait to see more leading up to its release.
Kingdom Hearts 3
Said to be the core conclusion to the trilogy of games that crosses over Disney worlds and characters with that of Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts 3 offers the same signature gameplay style from the original while expanding on worlds Sora, Donald, and Goofy have yet to explore.
We’re hoping they reveal new worlds and characters at E3 this year, but at the very least, Square Enix has announced the release date for the game: January 29, 2019 for the PS4 and Xbox One.
It seems clear that Bethesda is saving all announcements regarding Fallout 76 for E3. The recently released trailer does a wonderful job of getting our attention.
Early information speculated the game might have online co-op which makes us even more curious at what this title could bring to the world of Fallout.
Metroid Prime 4
Aside from the 40-second teaser that revealed the title, details remain thin on Metroid Prime 4 coming to the Switch. Rumor is it would be going back to its first-person shooter roots. We’re hoping to catch the first glimpse of gameplay at this year’s E3.
Beyond Good and Evil 2
Just about a month ago, Ubisoft released some in-engine gameplay demo of Beyond Good and Evil 2, the much anticipated sequel to the highly celebrated cult classic of the same name. At E3 this year, we expect them to release more gameplay footage showing off combat and the open world.
Microsoft wanted to assure fans that Crackdown 3 was still coming out by announcing that the explosive open-world shooter is going to be shown off at E3. Although the Xbox exclusive has been delayed three times, we’re still optimistic that the game could deliver when it comes to its unique 3rd-person shooter gameplay,
Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
Assassin’s Creed: Origins took steps to change up gameplay elements from the long-running franchise and Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey looks to build upon it by possibly introducing a new historic setting and adding new gameplay mechanics.
Since E3 2016, Hideo Kojima, the mind behind the Metal Gear series, has been teasing his upcoming game, Death Stranding. All we know as of right is that it’s going to be an action game featuring actors Norman Reedus and Mads Mikkelsen. We think we’ll finally get some gameplay footage at E3 this year.
Microsoft in the past few years struggled to make a showing at E3. We’re crossing our fingers it changes this year by revealing a new console-exclusive Halo title.
The Division 2
Tom Clancy’s The Division, released in 2016, combined shooter with MMORPG progression. Approximately two years later, its sequel, The Division 2 could be improving most of what’s wrong in the original like unbalanced PvP and the lack of endgame content.
While not yet officially announced, it’s been hinted numerous times by the people behind the Borderlands series that they are working on a new entry. We’re hoping they make it in E3 to show off new classes, gameplay mechanics, and maybe even a new setting.
Following their keynote, Electronic Arts promised we’ll be seeing more of Battlefield throughout E3. We’re excited to see what changes and improvements are being added to its popular multiplayer modes.
The Avengers Project
Despite the massive success of the movies, Marvel has not had any major gaming titles based around its universe of superheroes outside of Marvel vs Capcom and Lego Avengers. This makes The Avengers Project being developed by Square Enix, all the more exciting.
Overkill’s The Walking Dead
Overkill’s version of The Walking Dead has been drawing comparisons to Left 4 Dead as both games have 4 players fighting to survive endless hordes of zombies. The gameplay concept might not be original but, what excites us is the addition of base-building elements and unique character abilities.
E3 2018 will be held in Los Angeles from June 12 to 14. – Rappler.com