Shortly after it was revealed that Avalanche Studios would be partnering with Id Software for Rage 2, Avalanche has announced a new title. Generation Zero will be the studio’s first self developed and published game with no licenses or big publisher.
Arc System Works, following a series of teasers over the week of E3, has officially unveiled it’s next project. In collaboration with anime studio Trigger, Kill la Kill the Game was announced.
One of the most striking reveals at the EA Play 2018 conference was the game Sea of Solitude. As the newest EA Original (EA’s independent games initiative) it joins Fe from Zoink! Games and A Way Out from Hazelight Studios.
This new game from small developer Jo-Mei Games was shown off by it’s creative director Cornelia Geppert. In Sea of Solitude, players will control Kay, a young woman who that is suffering from the “loneliness of isolation.”
Back in the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 era, indie games were seen as distractions from what people wanted, those being ‘triple-A’ experiences. Fast forward to 2018 and the word “indie game” does not have the same negative connotation it used to.
Indie games’ prevalence and importance on the big stage of the Electronic Entertainment Expo continues to be clear. At Microsoft’s E3 2018 Press Conference, the push to show Xbox’s commitment to indie games was in full force.
The critical darling of 2017 NieR: Automata is coming to the Xbox One on June 26, 2018. At the Microsoft E3 Press Conference showed off what will be called the “Become As Gods” edition.
At Microsoft’s E3 2018 press briefing, From Software showed a trailer and gave a full name for its new game. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. The game was revealed and teased originally at 2017 Video Game Awards.
The highly anticipated new IP from Bioware, Anthem, was given an official release date at the EA Play event prior to E3.
A new trailer showing off some of the games’ systems and classes were shown, along with the release date.
Code: Vein, Bandai Namco’s take on the popular Dark Souls formula, will be releasing September 28th, 2018 according to Bandai Namco.
For the first time in three years the gaming public will be getting an announcement show from Square Enix. Not the traditional stage show that’s typical for E3, but something akin to Nintendo’s “Nintendo Direct” videos.
There is much that is known about the company’s upcoming releases and even more that isn’t. Square Enix has the potential to be one of the most exciting shows depending on the surprises under the company has kept under their caps.
Last year’s Bethesda conference was fast paced and full of interesting releases. Bethesda has placed themselves as one of the most exciting conferences every year.
This year Bethesda will have slight challenges as some of their biggest announcements either leaked or were teased prior to the show. That being the case the two games, Fallout 76 and Rage 2, that leaked have generated a large amount of excitement. If Bethesda has any other surprises it will make for one exciting show.