It’s that time once again, folks. The nerdiest week of the year where all the biggest companies in gaming announce new titles, hardware, and all sorts of wonderful shit. It’s bloody E3.
Microsoft was one of the first players off the block this year, announcing a huge amount of exciting content for the year ahead. Here’s the best stuff from today’s briefing, where the company showed over 50 games.
Hell yeah, new Halo! There wasn’t actually a lot of detail about what kind of game it’s going to be, but it looks like it’s going to be absolutely massive. Suss the trailer below.
Bethesda‘s Todd Howard made an appearance to reveal a little more information about Fallout 76. As most folks already guessed, the game will indeed be set in West Virginia, a setting that is apparently four times the size of Fallout 4. Jesus Christ.
Check out the new trailer below.
Just hook it to me veins already.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
This looks like some kind of ninja / zombie crossover business. I’m into it.
Gears Pop / Gears Tactics / Gears 5
Yep, Gears 5 is happening, as well as two other Gears games. Gears Pop is… Well, I’m not entirely sure, but it’s a mobile game, so there’s that.
There’s also Gears Tactics, which looks to be a strategic take on the franchise. The main event, though, looks as good as you’d expect. Take a look below.
The Division 2
Set in Washington, The Division 2 looks like it’s going to be a souped up version of the original title. Check out the trailer below.
EA may not have given us Skate 4 – at least not yet – but Session looks like it’s going to be a great alternative. Again, not a lot of detail regarding gameplay, but it certainly looks sick.
Devil May Cry 5
I don’t really know much about the Devil May Cry series, but there’s a lot of big swords and weird looking creatures. It’s also the first DMC game in 10 years, so as you’d expect, the crowd went insane for the announcement.
An answer to the question, what if Zelda, but a fox? That’s more or less the vibe I get from Tunic, and it rules in the cutest possible way. I’m really looking forward to getting my hands on this one.
The game made an appearance last year, but it’s good to see it again regardless.
Holy shit, they took a whole bunch of anime characters and crammed them into a single game. There’s folks from Dragon Ball Z, One Piece, and a bunch of others. Kamehameha, bitch.
Dying Light 2
What we saw for Dying Light 2 is a lot different to what I would have expected. The sequel will task you with making a lot of tough decisions which will impact your survivor community. It looks fresh as hell.
Remember Battletoads? They’re back, baby! A new game is coming in 2019, but there was very little detail divulged. Not even a screenshot. See for yourself.
Just Cause 4
Yep, the leaks were right, and holy fuck, this looks outrageous. Like, planes in tornados outrageous, which is definitely a thing which happens in the trailer. This bad boy comes out on December 4.
Forza Horizon 4
There’s a big emphasis on online play with this game, and while I’m not much of a racing fan, it certainly looks pretty. Forza Horizon 4 comes out on October 2.
It’s here! An actual proper trailer for Cyberpunk 2077 and damn, it looks amazing. Made by the same studio behind The Witcher 3, I have massively high hopes for this game. I refuse to calm down about it.
Welp, that’s all the best stuff. A lot to take in, huh? Microsoft also showed content for all the stuff in the list below.
- Black Desert
- Ori and the Will of the Wisps
- The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit (out June 26)
- Crackdown 3 (out February 2019)
- Metro Exodus (out February 22, 2019)
- Kingdom Hearts 3
- Sea of Thieves DLC: Cursed Sales & Forsaken Shores
- We Happy Few
- Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition
- Game Pass Fast Start – launches games twice as fast (begins later in June)
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider ( out September 14)
- Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course (out 2019)
Pretty good start to E3, no?Image: Microsoft