The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2018 kicked off its event on June 12 with a wide assortment of impressive new video games and products for the public to browse. The video game trailers were especially exciting. Here are the top 20 best video game teasers from the convention.
Previously known as Secret Legend, Tunic rebrands with its new and improved adventure gameplay. Players battle monsters, uncover secrets and explore all around as they navigate from the perspective of a brave fox. Its similar to the Legend of Zelda, series although instead of an androgynous warrior elf, you’re a fox.
19. Beyond Good And Evil 2
As far as the cinematic trailer goes, it’s hard to say how the game will function. So far, Ubisoft has confirmed that original characters Jade and Pey’j will return but has not made it clear exactly when. The first installment of the Beyond Good And Evil series was all the way back in 2003, making this game a long time coming. Check it out.
As you may have guessed, you can play as Spider-Man in Insomniac’s newest release. The 7-minute long trailer provides some good insight into how the game plays, the graphics, and the abilities of this Spider-Man adaptation as well. Scorpion, Rhino, Vulture, Mister Negative, and one mystery villain make an appearance.
17. Rage 2
Rage (1) wasn’t reviewed especially favorably the first time around, but it’s hard to say the sequel doesn’t look like a great time. I’d say it’s a nice mix of Halo, Destiny, and Mad Max if you can imagine that. If you can’t picture that, take a peek at this trailer.
16. Smash Bros Ultimate
Here’s everything you need to know in this twenty-five-minute trailer in a couple seconds. Smash Bros Ultimate looks super cool and has every character from every smash bros game ever. It’s basically Infinity War. The characters are:
Mario, Samus, Kirby, Bowser, Link, Donkey Kong, Fox, Falco, Marth, Zelda, Sheik, Villager, Meta Knight, Mewtwo, Sonic, Peach, Pikachu, Ice Climbers, Inkling, Captain Falcon, Zero Suit Samus, Wii Fit Trainer, Pokemon Trainer (Squirtle Ivysaur Charizard) Ness, Lucas, Ryu, Ganondorf, Ike, Cloud, Snake, Jigglypuff, Pichu, Roy, Olimar, Diddy Kong, Lucarion, Lucina, Robin, Bayonetta, Mr. Game & Watch, Greninja, Dr. Mario, R.O.B., Duck Hunt, Pit, Dark Pit, Palutena, Corrin, Bowser Jr., Toon Link, Young Link, King Dedede, Rosalina & Luma, Mii, Gunner, Sword, Brawler, Little Mac, Wario, PAC-MAN, Shulk, Wolf, Mega Man, Yoshi, Luigi, Daisy, Ridley
15. Halo Infinite
Halo is unarguably one of the greatest video game series ever to be created, but this trailer leaves something to be desired: specific information. What we do know is that Master Chief is returning and the game is being developed by 343 Industries. The iconic Halo artwork and designs are staying relatively the same, but are certainly being enhanced by a brand new “Slipspace Engine,” whatever that means. Halo looks like a movie, and I’m hyped.
14. Just Cause 4
Just Cause, the open world action-adventure game is back with superior graphics, augmented physics, harder enemies and new customizable features. Rico Rodriguez, a “rogue agent on a mission” is ready to “challenge everyone and everything he knows.” Rodriguez arrives in Solis, a fictitious South American Country that is seemingly beautiful on the outside, but corrupt and oppressed on the inside. There is certainly no shortage of explosions, vehicles, and firefights in Just Cause 4.
13. Fallout 76
The big reveal in Fallout 76 is the new multiplayer feature. In an enormous wasteland, players can choose to be productive and diplomatic, or destructive and aggressive. Build a settlement, or burn one to the ground, it’s your prerogative. You’ll also be able to access nuclear launch codes to get a firm advantage over your enemies.
12. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Set in Ancient Greece, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is filled to the brim with beautiful landscapes, compelling narratives, and unmatched action. Explore the enormous world and choose your own destiny with new role-playing mechanics for the first time.
11.Ghost of Tshushima
Yet again, the graphics in this game are so life-like it’s kind of scary. Ghost of Tshushima plays a lot like a Japanese version of Assassin’s Creed. There is A LOT of gore along the way and plenty of accompanying “gushing” sounds too. Betrayal and action make this game a favorite. Weeaboos, this one is for you.
10. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Actually, Weeaboos, this one is for you too. This Samurai-inspired adventure tale is expected to be particularly hard, but the storyline looks like it’ll be worth it in the end.
9. Gears 5
Gears of War is back with the 5th edition of the series. Kait Diaz, who had appeared in Gears of War 4, is getting her big break as the main character this time around. Two new landscapes, Jungle and Arctic are available as well and several new enemies are making an appearance too. Diaz is an independent free-thinker who doesn’t play by the rules or follow directions, so getting to control her every move entirely should be a lot of fun if nothing else. It should be fun for other reasons too though!
8. Jump Force
Aye, Weeaboos, you still here? Check this out. Jump Force unleashes a reunion of classic anime heroes from the Shonen Jump universe. Characters include Monkey D. Luffy from One Piece, Goku from Dragon Ball, Naruto from Naruto, and Light and Ryuk from Death Note.
Well, the future is looking pretty bleak for this post-apocalyptic, godless, dystopian rendering of a world plagued by monsters, aliens, and robots. Nonetheless, getting to fight all those things at once looks like a great time. Plus, these graphics are probably the best ones yet. Weeaboos, you can probably stop reading…or can you?
6. Unravel 2
Not familiar with the Unravel universe? It is nothing like anything on this list. In a peaceful earth-like world, two humanoid balls of yarn do a lot of stuff together. It’s cool, I promise. Go on adventures in a sweet, relaxing gameplay. And play with a friend!
5. Forza Horizon 4
What’s Forza Horizon 4, you ask? Well, imagine Grand Theft Auto, just without the “Grand” or the “Theft.” What you’re left with is “Auto,” and that just about sums up Forza Horizon. In an open world multiplayer universe, you can link up with other Forza Horizoners in real time. Plus, the weather changes for the first time.
4. Wolfenstein Young Blood
Girl power for the win. If your hatred for Nazis has been reignited lately along with your fervent support of feminism, Wolfenstein Youngblood is tailored perfectly for you. Kick back with a friend and shred Nazis in the shoes of two grand-daughters of a former Nazi resistance leader in 1980s Paris.
Due to the fact that there are no obvious gameplay reveals or cutaway scenes, your guess is as good as mine on this one. Watch the trailer, make an educated guess. I’m thinking Sable is like an Asian Starwars, what about you? This was the big payoff, Weeaboos, you are dismissed.
2. Devil May Cry 5
Satan gets owned pretty hard in the highly anticipated 5th release of the Devil May Cry series. Nero, the Archduke of Badassery gets a brand new robotic arm and massacres demon spawn left and right with the help of his upbeat, rough and tumble, cigarette-smoking girlfriend.
1. Skyrim: Very Special Edition
Watch the trailer and then come back to this blurb.
Hi, good to see you again. So, that is actually a real Alexa feature that is really happening. Elder Scrolls has been affectionately made fun of for uploading playable Skyrim software to a multitude of devices, so the team leaned into the joke and made it playable on Amazon’s Alexa.