E3 2018 had a ton of fantastic reveals. From highly anticipated trailers and gameplay to announcements for brand new titles, here are the top 10 best games announced at E3 2018. And, disclaimer – we’re talking about games we got some substantial details for – while titles like Elder Scrolls 6, Starfield and Halo Infinite were officially announced, we didn’t get much from their brief trailers, so they won’t be making the cut. Still awesome news though. With that in mind, let’s jump in.
10 Devil May Cry 5 Audiences went wild when Devil May Cry 5 was announced during the Microsoft conference. A game that’s been a decade in the making, fans were suspicious the franchise would be getting another installment when a domain was registered under its name back in April. The trailer, which also featured some gameplay footage, showed off a lot of Nero, donning a new look, but ended with a shot of Dante – and it looked really promising. The game is slated to come out Spring of 2019. 9 Sable Sable is a game that largely went under the radar at this year’s E3, perhaps because it was revealed at the PC Gaming Show. Inspired by the likes of Studio Ghibli and the clean lines of Belgian comics, it’s incredibly unique visual style wowed audiences.
It’s been described as an exploration game – you play a young girl named Sable going on a deeply personal journey across an alien planet, exploring ancient monuments, ruined architecture and ships fallen from the cosmos, all while learning the history of its inhabitants and discovering her place in the world. Essentially, it looks a lot like Star Wars’ Jakku mixed with other indie darling Journey. Published by Raw Fury, Sable will be available for both PC and Mac, and is set to be released in 2019. 8 Wolfenstein Youngblood It was no surprise that Bethesda announced Wolfenstein The New Colossus would be made available for the Nintendo Switch.
But the announcement that followed had everyone super psyched – the game would get a follow up title, called Youngblood. Youngblood stars BJ Blazkowicz’s twin daughters this time around, Jess and Soph, who are now running with the resistance, in search of their missing father in 1980’s Paris, doing what their daddy did best – killing Nazis. And because it’s focusing on twins, you can play either solo or co-op.
The game is set to be released sometime in 2019. Bethesda also announced a new Wolfenstein VR game where you hack Nazi tech and turn it against them. 7 Ghost of Tsushima Ghost of Tsushima has been a pretty big deal at E3 over the past two years – initially, it was a surprise announcement at the 2017 expo, and this year, we got a much larger glimpse of the title.
And of course, it’s absolutely stunning. 8 minutes of gameplay was teased at Sony’s press conference – the action-adventure stealth game is set during the Mongol Invasion in 1274 on the island of Tsushima, and it’s perhaps one of the goriest games screened – we got to see some of the combat, and a better look at protagonist Jin, the last samurai. 6 Death Stranding No one quite knows what Death Stranding entails, but at the PlayStation conference this year, we got a much better, more confusing look at what to expect from Hideo Kojima’s latest.
Death Stranding – which is the technical name for beaching whales – has been shrouded in mystery for a while now, but that mystery is in part what makes the game so highly anticipated. The trailer featured gameplay of Norman Reedus’ Sam walking across various terrains – Kojima has revealed that the character is a blue-collar type, not your traditional hero, and the trailer depicted him as a delivery man of sorts. Lea Seydoux made an appearance in this trailer, too, which gave audiences a whole new slew of unanswered questions – what does that jacket she’s wearing with those retraceable spikes do? What does she know about these invisible creatures?
Doesn’t seem like we’ll be getting any answers any time soon – No release date has been announced. 5 Super Smash Bro Ultimate Nintendo’s showcase this year gave us many a title to look forward to – Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee, and Super Mario Party, all for the switch, to name a few. Devoting half of their conference to the game’s reveal, Nintendo made it quite clear that Ultimate is not just Smash Bros ported to the Switch – it’s a brand new title, and it features every single character that has ever appeared in a Smash Bros game, including DLC. Solid Snake makes a return after his 10 year absence from the series, and there’s even some new faces in the form of Ridley from Metroid and the Inklings.
Each character has gotten quite the overhaul when it comes to their mechanics, making them all much more intuitive. They’ve also nerfed Snake’s butt. The game will be out December 7th of this year. 4 Cyberpunk 2077 Cyberpunk 2077 is another game that’s been long in the making.
Based on the tabletop RPG game Cyberpunk 2020, leaks from those who were able to test the game behind closed doors have noted that the game has ties to its namesake, although the game does have a fluid class system. Overall, the comments on the unreleased demo sound like CD Projekt Red had a real winner on their hands. The public did get to see a brand new trailer, which looked incredibly promising, and shined some light on what we can expect from the game’s open world. No release date has been announced yet. 3 Beyond Good and Evil 2 The sequel to Beyond Good and Evil has been in development hell FOR YEARS.
Last year at E3, we were given a teaser that had fans going wild for the game’s now inevitable return. This time around, we got a good chunk of gameplay footage, along with a trailer that revealed Jade, much to many fans of the first game’s pleasure. Devs also revealed that they are working with Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s hit record – the online collaborative community – and are extending an open invitation to artists and creators to help contribute to the massive world of Beyond Good and Evil 2. 2 The Last of Us Part 2 Perhaps the biggest winner of E3 2018 was Sony for their showcase of the Last of Us Part 2 – not only did we get a trailer, but a trailer that seamlessly transitioned into gameplay footage that largely focused on a combination of stealth and melee combat, featuring the likes of some new mechanics the game will offer, including Ellie’s bow. The cinematic also showed off an older Ellie, now a young adult, who shares a kiss with a new love interest – a very different kind of moment emotionally for Ellie than we got with the previous trailer from last year’s E3 that depicted her telling Joel she was going to get her revenge.
Speaking of Joel, minus a mention of him in dialogue, he was absent, further fueling the suspicions that the sequel will be much more focused on Ellie this time around. Everyone was captivated not only by how awesome and dynamic the gameplay footage was, but also with how intricate and complex the cinematics were – all the subtle nuisances of Ellie’s interactions had people blown away. 1 Fallout 76 The only reason Fallout 76 tops The Last of Us Part 2 is because nobody saw it coming. While we did get a teaser trailer leading up to E3, fans of the franchise had no idea what the game would entail, and Bethesda definitely didn’t disappoint.
Fallout 76 is an online game, with the option of playing solo OR multiplayer, although the game seems optimized for the latter – you can now work together, fight together and build together in the wasteland, only a server of only a dozen or so people. In addition to that, there’s nuclear missile sites scattered across the map – which is four times the size of Fallout 4’s – and you and your pals can acquire launch codes, meaning you can do whatever you’d like with that missile once you get your hands on it. There we have it, friends! Which of these games are you excited for? What do other games announced at E3 you think should’ve made our list? Give us a shout in those comments below.
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