E3 2018 Showcase ran deep rather than wide, with in depth looks at a few highly hyped games, but still gifted a lot of surprises. Missed some press conference? Check all the highlights here.
“The Last of Us Part 2” gets new trailer
No signs of Joel, but it looks like Ellie is the protagonist and has a new love interest in “The Last of Us Part II.” She’s shown kissing a newly revealed character, Dina, in the new story trailer that also shows the girl brutally killing villains.
“Death Stranding” a lot of confusion, as usual
The trailer is just as weird as those that have come before it, or even more. The Hideo Kojima masterpiece shows Norman Reedus plays the average working man protagonist Sam Bridges as he’s delivering and saving hostages in a number of harsh environments like rainy jungles and high mountains, sorrounded by shadowy creatures and enemies. We're introduced to two new characters too, one played by French actress Léa Seydoux and the other played by Lindsay Wagner. No release date yet.
"Cyberpunk 2077" the future is not so shiny
Following a first trailer released in 2013, "The Witcher 3" developer CD Projekt Red took the stage at E3 2018 presenting an updated look at Cyberpunk 2077. The new game has a futuristic set, drawing from William Gibson's view of the future, the world of Cyberpunk 2077 is built around a city with a ”sky-high rate of violence” and “more people living below the poverty line than anywhere else.” Leds, fast cars, dangerous hackings and cyber implants frame this super-hyped videogame.
“Resident Evil 2” Remake Gets a Trailer and a Date
Capcom most popular zombie murdering series got a remake. Updated graphics with the usual survival horror style. Preorder today and receive it in January 2019
Nintendo has announced that a new version of Fire Emblem will be available on the Switch. The main difference for Fire Emblem: Three Houses from its DS3 predecessor is in terms of graphics, with better looking armies and perspectives. Have a look at the trailer and expect it to arrive on the shelfs in Spring 2019.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
The new Smash title finally has a gameplay video, and launch date on December 7th. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate boasts over fifty characters from every Smash game so far, including Metal Gear‘s Solid Snak, Legend of Zelda‘s Young Link, Metroid antagonist Ridley and Daisy. Nintendo did not reveal details about single-player or party modes, but characters have been rebalanced to reflect their best characteristics throughout the series, with some news, such as Street Fighter‘s Ryu always facing characters in 1vs1 matches and Link’s manually exploding bombs. Also a Gamecube controller, usual exclusive to the game, has also been announced to release at the end of the year.