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E3 2019 conference roundup – Everything you need to know

June 13, 2019 — by Manish "Trigger-Happy" Rajesh0

The E3 press conferences have come to an end. Sony was a no show but there was still plenty of gaming news to go around. Of course, Sony not being there doesn’t mean there weren’t any PlayStation games to see. Here’s everything worth keeping an eye out for post E3.

EA

EA didn’t have a lot to showcase this time around other than content updates for various games, but we did get to see some Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order footage. Of course, the usual FIFA and NFL sequels will be releasing sometime later this year too so you have that to look forward to.

Jedi Fallen Order

Easily the most anticipated title from EA this E3, we got to see quite a bit of gameplay for Jedi Fallen Order. This is the game Titanfall creator Respawn have been working, and while we may have lost faith in BioWare, we still have some faith in Respawn. Check out the gameplay video, featuring a cute and helpful tiny droid named BD-01 who rides your back. The planned launch is November 15.

Apex Legends: Introducing Wattson and the L-Star

Apex Legends’ next Legend will be Wattson, an engineer class who can build electric walls. She can also deploy an interception Pylon that can stop incoming projectiles which also reduces the cooldown on her wall.
The L-Star gun from Titanfall is also making its way to Apex, but it will only be available from Care Packages. There were also a bunch of new content and plans for the game that were announced.

FIFA 20

No surprises here, FIFA 20 was obviously going to happen. This time around though, it looks like they’re bringing FIFA Street back, as a part of FIFA 20. Then of course there’s all the “improvements” in ball physics and all that. FIFA 20 will be out on September 27, but if you’re a member of EA Access, you can try the game out September 19.

The Sims 4 – Island Living Expansion

If you’re a fan of the Sims 4, you already probably have all the 300,000 DLC that come with it. Well, here’s another one, The Island Living Expansion, featuring mermaids and a host of water-based activities and decorations.

Microsoft

Microsoft sure had a lot to showcase at this year’s E3, with the longest recorded catalog in E3 history. 14 game reveals in all, and some info on the new Xbox. We’ll keep it short and sweet, here’s the coolest stuff.

Gears 5

Starting things off with Gears 5, it’s more of the nitty gritty combat we like in a Gears game. There’s a new multiplayer mode called “Escape” which will have a squad of three players teaming up. Gears 5 drops September 10.

Elden Ring

We didn’t really get to see much, or anything really, in terms of gameplay for Elden Ring. But when you’ve got Miyazaki AND George R. R. Martin working on the game well. You can say the hype is real.

Crossfire X

While the world was raving about PUBG, Asia’s most popular FPS was something called Crossfire. Crossfire X is the western adaptation. Expected in 2020.

Halo Infinite

Halo will be one of the first Xbox Scarlett titles. We didn’t get any gameplay footage, just a cinematic trailer, but we’re glad it’s coming to PC. Expected to drop 2020.

Minecraft Dungeons

Yep, a Minecraft thing. It’s not going to be like the Minecraft you expect though, a lot more action packed.

Dying Light 2

It’s been four years since the last Dying Light, and its take on the zombie game went down pretty well with us gamers. So we’re pretty interested to get our hands on the sequel. Dying Light 2 is expected to drop Spring 2020.

Cyberpunk 2077

Of all people, it was Keanu Reeves who would come out to present more Cyberpunk 2077. Why Keanu Reeves? He’s in the game. That’s right. In addition to a four minute long gameplay trailer, we also got a release date, April 16, 2020.

Borderlands 3

Bl3 got a new trailer giving us a little more about the new vault hunters and also reminded us that the real enemy is indeed stairs.

Age of empires 2: Definitive Edition
One of the best RTS games to ever be made, now with remastered audio and 4K graphics. Need we say more?

Xbox Scarlett

The next Xbox is set to come out in 2020. Xbox Scarlett boasts an AMD processor apparently 4 times more powerful than what the Xbox One X houses. It’s also got tech to make SSD act as RAM for faster loading. 8K at 120 FPS. Nice.

Xbox Games Pass for PC

In addition to new games coming to the game pass, the Xbox Game Pass has also launched on PC at $10/month. It’ll be $1 for the first month if you want to give it a try, and you’ll get access to over 100 games if you decide to opt for it.

Bethesda

We learned a little something something about everything in Bethesda’s stables, except, no news on Elder Scrolls VI. But we can be patient, greatness takes time and we can only hope TESVI will be great.

Doom Eternal

The new Doom which is set to release November 22 will revolve around Heaven and Hell. There’s also a neat new multiplayer mode, “Battlemode” where to demons controlled by players will go up against one player on Doomguy.

Fallout 76

Todd Howard went ahead and admitted that Fallout 76 had a rocky start but he said that Bethesda plans to make up for it. The first thing is human NPC characters are making their way to the game. With quests and dialogue trees and everything. Also, “Nuclear Winter”, a 52-player battle royale mode is coming.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Youngblood stars Blazkowicz’s twin daughters in a co-op shooter setting, in a quest to find their father. There’s another Wolfenstein in the works too, Cyberpilot, which is a VR game. Youngblood drops July 26.

Ghostwire: Tokyo

From the creators of Evil Within, Ghostwire: Tokyo is a supernatural game where you need to solve the mystery of people going missing in Tokyo. You’ll be hunting spooky stuff here we’re thinking.

Deathloop

Deathloop is a game from the creators of Dishonored, and basically, it looks like Edge of Tomorrow the game. What we mean is, it looks like you can’t die, and it’s an important part of the story.

Orion

Bethesda is jumping into cloud gaming with it’s Orion streaming service, or that’s what it’s currently called anyway. In the works by id Software, Orion will supposedly be able to stream at the highest settings with sub-optimal bandwidth.

Ubisoft

Ubisoft’s got new titles in the works, and content for older titles, it’s all about that games as a service thing they got going.

Watch Dogs: Legion

Watch Dogs 3 basically. We’re heading to the UK. Post-Brexit UK, and we can play as any NPC in the game. Rad. Do the cool kids still say RAD?

Gods & Monsters

So… we didn’t really get to see much about Gods & Monsters in the trailer. Looks kinda like Dauntless we guess? Errm, time will tell.

Roller Champions

If you watched Alita: battle Angel then you’ll probably think Roller Champion is Motorball. While others are thinking Rocket League on skates. We don’t necessarily think so, but it does look fun.

Rainbow Six Quarantine

Ubisoft has done a really good job with Rainbow Six, there’s no denying it. Rainbow Six Quarantine will divert away from PvP and will be a PvE game, where squads of 3 will take on alien mobs.

Ghost Recon: Breakpoint

The newest Ghost Recon game was kinda co-announced by a dog. Which is nice. The beta is set to start September 5, if you’re playing Solo, you’ll get AI teammates. Who hopefully won’t suck.

Square Enix

Square Enix had quite the showing at E3 this year, with some hot titles to showcase.

Outriders

Another co-op shooter with three player co-op, Outriders comes to you from the creators of Gears of War: Judgement. Set in a sci-fi world, the game is set to come out in Summer 2020.

Final Fantasy VII Remake

Everyone’s excited about this one. There are a lot of questions surrounding Final Fantasy VII. Now we have a glimpse of what it looks like, what our favourite characters look like, how combat will work AND a release date. March 3, 2020. PlayStation exclusive of course.

Marvel Avengers: A-Day

We got a teaser for this ages ago, but we finally know more about the Avengers title Square was working on. A-Day. From the trailer we can tell that none of the onscreen actors are in the game, but it looks promising nonetheless. It’s expected to release May 15, 2020.

PC Gaming Show

The PC Gaming Show had plenty to showcase, here are what we thought were the coolest. Look out for these titles PC gamers.

Age of Wonders: Planetfall

Space Amazones, Dinosaurs with laser beams, what more do you need really? We’re already sold.

Auto Chess

Auto Chess was a mobile game that was inspired by Dota 2, and now it’s headed to the Epic Games Store, as a PC game. Cycle of life eh.

Chivalry 2

Yeah, this is happening. People aren’t too happy about it. They have Mordhau, which is available on Steam. This is Epic Games Exclusive. Not really earning any cookies here.

Planet Zoo

From the creators of Zoo Tycoon, one look at the trailer and some of us already knew we had to have this game. There’s no shame is having JUST a lion cup exhibit we guess.

Remnant: From the Ashes

The creators of Darksiders 3 have come up with this one. It’ll be a monster killing game, and there’ll be loot.

Shenmue 3

We don’t remember how long this game has been in the works. From a successful kickstarter to finally coming close to release, the kung-fu flick inspired Shenmue 3 got some screen time.

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines II

We already knew that VTM Bloodlines II was coming, it’ll be a while before it’s out, but it’s always nice to get a better look at the RPG.

There were a LOT more games at the PC gaming show that we haven’t mentioned, a lot of great indie titles too, these were the ones to look out for according to us.

Nintendo

Animal Crossing: New Horizons delayed to 2020

Animal Crossing is one of Nintendo’s most popular franchises. Unfortunately for fans, the newest Animal Crossing game, New Horizons, has been delayed to 2020. However, if the teaser was anything to go by, when it does come out, it’ll hopefully be amazing.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel in the works

We don’t know much about it, but we do know for sure that Nintendo is working on a sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The sequel will apparently pick things up where Breath of the Wild left off. All we can hope is that it’s as good as Breath of the Wild.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: Banjo-Kazooie joins the fight

The newest members to join the Smash Bros. Ultimate roster are Banjo-Kazooie (nobody saw that coming) and the hero from Dragon Quest. There will also be two new maps featuring familiar areas to fight on, one from each game.

Luigi’s Mansion 3

Probably the best reveal from Nintendo this E3, Luigi’s Mansion looks really good. There’s a lot of new stuff in the third installment, including the return of Googie, Luigi’s green spooky clone who can walk through fences and stuff. He can’t touch water though. There’s some co-op involved using this mechanic too. Expected sometime later this year.

Pokemon Sword and Shield

We got to see some more gameplay from the new Pokemon games. Fans were however disappointed. The game looks lackluster for a game on a mainstream console. One could argue it’s still in the works but it definitely didn’t look as good as one would expect. There was the additional blow regarding the “national dex” as well, with Nintendo saying that Sword and Shield would not have all Pokemon in it, in fact, it is unlikely that any Pokemon game moving forward will have all Pokemon in it. Anyway, they introduced a few new mechanics, such as being able to use the Pokemon Let’s Go pokeball with Sword and Shield as well, and being able to carry your Pokemon around.

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening remake

The remake will feature new gameplay mechanics and a lot of new features not present in the original. It will also feature a new dungeon building mode. Expected to release September 20, 2019.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt coming to Switch

Nintendo promised that there would be a lot more games on the Switch, the award winning The Witcher 3 is also making its way onto the Switch, so now you can slay monsters on the go.

Resident Evil on the Switch

Resident Evil 5 and 6 are making their way to the Nintendo Switch this fall, BioHazard might make its way sometimes next year. No word on that yet.

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