E3 2019 is finally upon us. After months of waiting, leaking info, and est, We finally get a first look at all the big trailers, games and announcement of the games we’ll be playing from here to the future. While E3 is still going, we’ll be taking a look at some of the biggest trailers and reveals at one of the most significant entertainment events of the year. Will your favorite be on the list? There’s only one way to find out. With that said, let’s get started.
1. Cyberpunk 2077
Perhaps the biggest surprise at Microsoft‘s E3 press conference was the latest trailer from Cyberpunk 2077. While no new gameplay was shown off, we did learn a few things from the trailer. We got to see more of the fantastic world that CD Project Red is creating, as well as some of its main characters, but we also got the official release date. We’ll be getting to sink hours of our time into Cyberpunk 2077 on April 16th, 2020. But, perhaps the most significant moment was when Keanu Reeves was revealed to be a character in the game. The John Wick actor then took to the stage and expressed his enthusiasm to be part of the upcoming role-playing game.
2. Halo Infinite trailer
After 3 years of the polarizing Halo 5: Guardians, the next installment in Microsoft’s flagship series was announced to be coming to the next Xbox system(we’ll get to that). In the trailer, we see Master Chief rescued by an unknown space marine. After he tries pleading with the Chief to head home, the Spartan soldier responds by saying, “we need to fight.” We then see Master Chief going off to do just that before we cut to the games logo. It then cuts back to the Chief confronting his old friend turned enemy, Cortana. While we still haven’t seen any bit of gameplay footage, it was still nice to see Chief back to what he does best. The next chapter in the Halo series is set to launch Holiday 2020.
3. Project Scarlet/Next Xbox
After 6 years with the Xbox One and almost 2 years after the X model, we’ll be saying goodbye to our Xbox Ones. While the old machine started off on the wrong foot, with games running at around 700-800p and potentially blocking used games, it turned into a pretty solid console, with the ability to play games and movies at a full 4K resolution. Now, Microsoft looks to the future of gaming with its next system, Project Scarlet. Promising frame rates up to 180fps, 8K resolution, and nearly non-existent loading times, the next Xbox has a lot to promise us. We can’t wait to get our hands on it in 2020.
4. Elden Ring Announcement
While Game of Thrones season 8 left a lot of people with a sour taste, George R.R. Martin’s next project may help people get over the finale. The world renown author is currently teaming up with Namco Bandi and From Software, the creators of Dark Souls, for a dark Fantasy video game. While we only saw a trailer, Elden Ring promises to be From Softwares biggest game yet. Get ready to Die a whole lot, when Elden Ring comes out next year.
5. Tales of Arise
While many thought Tales of Arise would be the game George R.R. Martin would be working on, that didn’t stop the latest game in the long-running franchise from exciting us. What seems to be a move towards a more western style of Role-Playing, the newest game from the Tales series will be the first game to come to the Xbox One, as well as the last game to appear on current gen consoles. By combining a more realistic art style with the same anime appeal that fans have come to love, the latest installment of the Tales is looking to broaden its appeal to the west more. Namco Bandai promises that this next game will come out in 2020.
6. Dragon Ball Z Kakarot
After last years fantastic Dragon Ball FighterZ, Dragon Ball Z is coming back with a brand new action-RPG in Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot. Like other games before it, Kakarot will follow the events of the beloved TV series, as players will take control of Goku and fly around the world of Dragon Ball like never before. Along with a fantastic looking trailer, IGN was able to get its hands on with some Gameplay. We’ll be flying around, teaming up with and fight against some of Dragon Ball Z’s most iconic heroes and villains. The wish for the Ultimate Dragon Ball Z game looks to have been granted as Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot will be coming to consoles early 2020.
7. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
After a fantastic FMV trailer, we finally got to see some Gameplay from the latest Star Wars game, Jedi: Fallen Order. Combat seems very familiar to that of the Dark Souls series, though it won’t be as overly difficult as that franchise. You’ll be hacking, slashing, and force choking through dozens of Stormtroopers and we got to see Forest Whitaker coming back as his character from Rogue One, Saw Gerrera. We’ll get to see more as it gets closer to release, but what we’ve seen has enough here to make us water from the mouth. We’ll be one with the force, when Jedi: Fallen Order is released on November 15th, 2019.
8. Doom Eternal
While we already saw some of Doom Eternal earlier this year, the latest trailer essentially just gave us more of that. But, oh man was it tight. We got to see more weapons, bigger demons, and plenty of gory kills. Doom Eternal will take everything you loved about the 2016 game and dial it up to 11. Along with new campaign gameplay, we got to see some multiplayer action, and it looks phenomenal. Doom Eternal will come out on November 22nd, 2019, though we’ll get to see more at QuakeCon, later this year.
9. Ghostwire Tokyo
From the makers of the Evil Within, comes the latest game from the studio that was made by Shinji Mikami, creator of the Resident Evil series. While we only got to see an FMV trailer, what we did see set a haunting mood, with people disappearing and a little doggie missing his owner:'(. It then comes to crazy magic samurai looking guys, weird superpowers and an Archer? We have no idea what’s going on, but We can’t wait to learn more about this game.
10. Wolfenstein: Young Blood
After killing a bunch of Nazi’s in Wolfenstein 2, get to ready to kill even more Nazi’s in Wolfenstein: Young Blood. Taking Place in the ’80s, watch as Jess, and Soph Blazkowicz goes on a mission to find their missing father, BJ Blazkowicz and kill every Nazi that gets in your way. The most significant change from the last game will be that you can slay Nazi’s in co-op with a friend. You won’t have to wait too long, as Wolfenstein: Young Blood is set for release next month.
11. Borderlands 3
Borderlands is back, and it’s more Borderlands than it ever was. As the first major game running on current gen consoles, the latest installment has you once again picking from one of four classes as you shoot, loot, and quip your way to victory. Along with a new trailer that shows off the new vault hunters, Microsoft announced that Borderlands: The Handsome Jack Collection will become available on the Xbox Game Pass, and new free DLC is now available for Borderlands 2. Borderlands 3, on the other hand, will cost about $59.99 and will be playable on September 13th, 2019.
12. Dying Light 2
With the first Dying Light selling over 5 million copies, a sequel was inevitable. However, It seems like there will be a lot different going on Dying Light 2. Trailers have shown a new protagonist, Aiden Caldwell, as he traverses what’s left of humanity and does battle against the undead hoard of zombies, but also fights against various bandits and mercenaries. Gameplay seems to follow the same structure of the original, meaning it will focus on melee combat with parkour traversal mechanics while promising to have you make important choices that will impact how people will react to you. It’s an ambitious project, and we can’t wait to run, jump and slash our way through hordes of zombies when it comes out in 2020.
13. Watch Dogs: Legion
The original Watch Dogs was a solid little title that couldn’t live up to the lofty expectations it set up for itself. The sequel greatly improved on just about every aspect, with a better protagonist and more fleshed out gameplay. Watch Dogs: Legion looks to differ from its predecessors by allowing you to take control of multiple characters and recruit more as you play. Set in London, you and your forces will have to take down the evil authoritarian regime that has taken control of the United Kingdom. The game will allow you to upgrade and customize each of your characters, depending on if they focus on Combat, Stealth, or Hacking. But, the real reason you should buy this game is that you can take control of an old lady who has a robot spider that can hack into things and has a taser gun. That is awesome and a day one purchase for me. Watch Dogs: Legion will be released on March 6th, 2020.
14. Marvel’s Avengers
While the Nintendo Switch will be getting Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, PS4 and Xbox One owners will be getting their own Marvel Team-Up game simply called, “The Avengers.” Taking place in an original version of the Marvel Universe, players will take control of Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Black Widow, and the Hulk in a game that has the Avengers rebuilding the team from scratch after the Hellacarrior is destroyed by the villainous Taskmaster. While we only got glimpses of gameplay, we did see The Avengers kicking ass and taking names with there own unique styles of combat. With the promise of more Marvel Characters(we saw a clip of Ant-Man shrinking a giant robot down to the size of a roll of ducktape.) and the ability to play online with friends, we can’t wait to play the latest adventure with earth’s mightiest heroes when it comes out in May 2020. If you pre-order on PS4, you’ll get access to an exclusive beta.
15. Final Fantasy VII Remake
Final Fantasy VII is one of the most iconic games of all time and has had fans begging for a remake for years. Well, they won’t have to wait too long, as the release date is only a few months away. This remake of the 90’s RPG ditches the turn-based combat of the original in favor of a real-time combat system found in Final Fantasy XV or Kingdom Hearts. Players will be able to control characters like Cloud and fight against the evil Shinra Electric Power Company, who is absorbing the energy of the world for their own personal gain. Featuring stunning visuals and voice acting, the remake of Final Fantasy VII looks to be the game that will not only please fans of the beloved RPG but also gain a new generation of fans. We’ll be able to play Final Fantasy VII Remake on March 3rd, 2020.
16. No More Heroes 3
Everyone’s favorite foul-mouthed, anime-loving assassin, Travis Touchdown, is back in action with No More Heroes 3. While we only got an FMV trailer, we did get to see Travis dawn a robot suit, use his iconic Beam Katana to take some bad guys down and use some pro-wrestling moves. No More Heroes 3 won’t be out for a while, so here’s hoping we get some HD remasters of the first two games.
17. Luigi’s Mansion 3
Sure, everybody loves Mario, but what about his brother Luigi? Well, he’ll get his time to shine again in the latest installment of his own franchise in Luigi’s Mansion 3. The sequel to both the GameCube launch title and 3DS critical darling, this latest adventure trades spooky houses for a haunted hotel that’s filled with ghosts Luigi has to suck up in his Ghostbusters-like Vacuum-Backpack. New to his arsenal is a slam move that does more damage to the ghosts, a plunger that removes things blocking his way, and the ability to use another version of himself, Gooigi, to solve puzzles and get past tight corners. Get ready to suck some ghosts when Luigi’s Mansion 3 comes to Nintendo Switch later this year.
18. Banjo-Kazooie in Super Smash Brothers
Super Smash Brothers is a series that celebrates gaming by allowing us to beat the stuffing out of Nintendo’s beloved characters. Over the years, Nintendo has put more and more characters in its series, notably 3rd party characters like Sonic, Solid Snake, Mega Man and more. The most recent characters coming to Smash Brothers will be the Bear and Bird duo of Banjo and Kazooie. If you grew up with an N64, you’ve played Banjo-Kazooie, and you’ll probably pick up Smash Brothers just to play as them again. If anything, this trailer will leave you wanting a new Banjo-Kazooie game. But, this will do for the time being. Get ready to play as the iconic gaming duo later this fall.
19. The Legend of Zelda: Links Awakening Remake
The second remake on this list is also a popular 90’s game. The first handheld Zelda game, Link’s Awakening allowed you to solve the numerous puzzles anywhere you went. Now, 25 years later, you’ll be able to do that again on the Nintendo Switch. Re-live Link’s island adventure as he is washed ashore on Koholint Island as he uncovers it’s mysteries and tries to return home to Hyrule. Along with the same puzzles the original was known for, this remake of the Gameboy classic will allow you to collect dungeon room pieces that let you create your own Zelda dungeon. Get ready to wash up with this game, as Link re-awakens on September 20th, 2019.
20. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel
Perhaps the biggest surprise of Nintendo Direct was the announcement of a sequel to the 2017 Game of the Year, Breath of the Wild. From what we saw of the game, it will have Link and Zelda exploring more of Hyrule, while also dealing with a new force that will bring back Calamity Ganon, the villain of the last game. While Zelda has a large timeline, most tend to be stand-alone adventures anyone can get into and rarely does each game connect to one another. This latest game will be one of few times in the series that a game continues from a past installment. We’ll have to wait a while to see what this next Zelda game has installed for us.
Editors note: we will continue to add trailers to this post as they are announced/released, some come back often.