The Electronic Entertainment Expo is the one place where the major game companies like Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo will announce the line-up of games that you can play on their console in the near future. But before they announce the games that you will be playing in 2018 and beyond, let’s take a look at the games that you can play before E3 starts on June 13.
Mass Effect: Andromeda
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Release Date: March 21
Mass Effect: Andromeda is the newest entry into the RPG series Mass Effect. Don’t worry, if you haven’t played the Mass Effect trilogy, you can pick them up for cheap at your local game store. Like the original trilogy, you can choose who you play as. This time it will be between Scott and Sara Ryder. Your goal is to make it to the Andromeda Galaxy so the new civilization can expand due to events of Mass Effect 3 which reset the universe.
Developer: Playtonic Games
Release Date: April 11
If you were a fan of Banjo-Kazooie, then you will love this new title. Developed by former members of Rare during the Nintendo 64 era, comes Yooka-Laylee. Just like Banjo-Kazooie, Yooka-Laylee is a platformer where the two main characters buddy up to explore the baneful business known as Hivory Towers. This game is meant to be a resurrection of the ‘collectathon’ games from the late 1990s and early 2000s. This is a game I definitely recommend you pick up if you were a fan of Banjo-Kazooie or Crash Bandicoot.
Publisher: Red Barrels, WB Games
Developer: Red Barrels
Release Date: April 25
This is a sequel to the horror game hit Outlast which came out in 2013. Outlast 2 is a first-person survival horror game where you are a freelance journalist named Blake Langermann who is investigating a rural area in Supai. Following the same gameplay of the original Outlast, this one also revolves around the found footage concept.
Developer: Arkane Studios
Release Date: May 5
If you loved the original Prey, which came out in 2006, then you will be at home with this reimagining. Prey is a first-person shooter where you must survive against the hostile aliens on board the space station. Using the character you can personalize the decisions you make to ultimately affect how the story turns out. Use weapons and resources on the ship to defeat the aliens. The game will also feature multiple endings so the replay-ability for this game is very high.
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive
Developer: NetherRealm Studios
Release Date: May 16
DC has some of the best superheroes and with this sequel to the first Injustice, that list grows. Injustice 2 features brand new heroes such as Black Canary, Captain Cold, Supergirl, and much more. It also features a story mode where Batman builds a team of heroes (not the Justice League) to take down the Superman regime in order to restore society. It gets even worse when Brainiac shows up and puts Earth’s entire existence at risk.