Every year gaming companies showcase their upcoming games at E3. Some games are hyped more than others, especially the ones from gaming giants like EA, Activision and Nintendo.
So here are 13 most hyped games that showcased at E3 2018. Whether the games live up to the expectations is something worth waiting for.
1. Battlefield 5
Battlefield 5 developed by EA and DICE, set during World War 2 had its own bit of controversy with the release of its trailer and poster. Some fans were upset with the presence of female characters in the game.
Others argued that women had contributed a lot during the war, so there’s nothing wrong with female characters. EA responded that they developed the games for players to have fun, rather than historical accuracy.
EA also acknowledged the microtransaction controversy from last year’s Star Wars: Battlefront 2, and said that people can spend money to customize their avatars with money, but gameplay upgrades will be available purely through game progression.
The game is set to release on October 21 this year.
2. Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4
Activision’s latest Call of Duty installment, developed by Treyarch has completely done away with single-player campaign. Rather they have added the most popular game format right now, the battle royale. The addition of a new format perhaps saved Activision from a backlash, because removing single player campaign don’t generally go good with the public.
Activision got a lot of backlash for Call of Duty: Infinity Wars, but gained back gamer’s appreciation with Call Of Duty: WWII. Hopefully they work their magic again.
3. Fallout 76
Joining the online-only games is Bethesda’s Fallout 76. This isn’t their first attempt for an online-only game though.
Fallout Online was cancelled due to a controversy between them and Interplay regarding delay in development. Bethesda didn’t say much on the game during their E3, so we have to wait till November 14.
4. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Ubisoft has received a lot of flak for the Assassin’s Creed(AC) series before Origins for releasing an AC game every year since 2009 to 2015. So they took two years to develop AC Origins and the game was appreciated by the gaming community. One year later, they’re back with AC Odyssey set in ancient Greece. Ubisoft did confirm the game with a small teaser.
Hopefully,Ubisoft knows what it’s upto and won’t make the same mistakes again.
5. Death Stranding
Death Stranding rattled the gaming community with a mystifying trailer during E3 2016 starring Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus. The most bizzare thing was the baby inside Reedus’s character. The game has become a source of discussion, since the developers have let out only so much about it.
The game is developed by Hideo Kojima, who helped develop the Metal Gear franchise with Konami. Fans are speculating about the game based on Kojima’s previous projects, but the developers haven’t confirmed anything.
6. Last of Us 2
Last of Us was a gem of a game. It’s been 5 years since the game released, yet people marvel at the storytelling that game had. So people obviously expect a lot from the second installment. Adding to the expectations is the latest God of War game, that has made sky the limit.
Can Naughty Dog rework it’s magic of brilliant storytelling and make LAst of Us 2 a better game than God of War? Only time can tell.
7. Red Dead Redemption 2
Rockstar’s Wild West game is set 12 years prior to the first Red Dead redemption game. Some characters in the game are from the first part.
Not much is know about the multiplayer, but it’s rumoured to have a huge multiplayer like Grand Theft Auto Online. The game is set to release on Xbox One and PS4.
8. Spiderman (PS4 exclusive)
A 9-minute clip of the new Spiderman gameplay have been doing the rounds on the internet for quite some time after they released it in E3 last year and people have been impressed with it.
The video has made the game highly anticipated and popularity of Spiderman already works as a plus point. The game looks good so the wait is really difficult.
9. Forza Horizon 4
With PS4 and Nintendo constantly releasing successful exclusive titles, the pressure rose on Microsoft to release some exclusive for Xbox.
So what’s better than to take forward the very popular Forza series. Forza Horizon 3 is sometimes referred to as the best racing game of this generation. Can it’s successor be any better?
10. Halo: Infinite
Microsoft released a teaser for the next Halo game. Not much of the gameplay has been shown, but Master Chief and Warthog are here to stay. Microsoft released a statement saying that the story focuses on Master Chief and picks up from where halo 5: Guardians left.
Halo: Infinite will become the first Halo game to be officially released for PC.
11. Gears of Wars 5
Gears of Wars 5 has officially been announced during Xbox’s presentation, and this time the protagonist is a female.
Marcus Phoenix from the previous games will stay, but players will now play as Kait. The game’s release date isn’t released, but we sure are expecting some good action like the previous games.
12. Super Smash Bros
Nintendo showcased the trailer for the new Super Smash Bros for Switch during their last Nintendo Direct. The trailer immediately sent the fans in a frenzy, since the last Super Smash Bros game released in 2014 was a huge hit.
Nintendo hasn’t said much on the game since then, and fans are only speculating.
13. Pokemon on Nintendo Switch
After the success of Pokemon Go, Nintendo has developed two new games for its Switch devices, Pokemon LEt’s Go! Pikachu and Pokemon Let’s Go! Eevie. These are set to release in September this year, while a core RPG isn’t set till 2019. But a good pokemon game is always welcome.
There are lot many games like Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Just Cause 4, Devil May Cry 5 and Doom Eternal that deserve a special mention. The E3 as usual gives a lot of expectations for good games, and hopefully the developers deliver.