These new titles were unveiled at the gaming conference
The press conferences are over and everything that had to be unveiled has been. We’ve seen the new big titles and are now just waiting to get our hands on them.
Here’s some of the biggest games to come out of E3 this year:
Detroit: Become Human
Like a lot of the games that were actually put on a pedestal during E3, Detroit: Become Human was unveiled at another video game conference. But at E3, we finally saw some gameplay. Taking place in a futuristic Detroit that has androids helping people and isn’t in financial ruin, it’s a storyline heavy game. If you want a shoot ‘em up, this isn’t for you. If you want drama and gripping decisions, then you’ll be picking up a copy.
Sea of Thieves
The world of pirates has been relatively untouched by video gaming lately. Apart from an Assassin’s Creed game called Black Flag, if you wanted pirating, you would probably be best watching Pirates of the Caribbean. This changes now with Sea of Thieves, a multiplayer game where you can work with a crew on a ship, travelling the waters, getting into sea battles and other pirate-like activities. It looks like a fun alternative to the gory and high-intensity first person shooters.
EA usually own the sports video game market, but they now have some competition from Ubisoft and camera maker GoPro with Steep. While missing what you would call a storyline, you instead get a beautiful world in the Alps to explore and race on, from skiing to paragliding. If also see your friends do the same in real time in the same areas, making it a brilliantly competitive setting.
We Happy Few
Another game that was announced before, but stole the show this time with its gameplay and setting. It’s post-WWII England, and a town is harbouring a dark secret following a Nazi invasion. They hide what they did by feeding all townsfolk with drugs, but your character refuses to get involved. The game has a beautiful art style, but its dark story counteracts that and makes it a compelling play.
Crash Bandicoot remastered
There was a lot of nostalgia at E3 this year, with none as showstopping as Sony announcing that the legendary Crash Bandicoot franchise would be remastered in HD for the PS4. Crash 1, 2, and the third installment, Warped, will all be completely rebuilt for the capability of Sony’s console. While its blocky look was always part of its charm, it’ll be fun to see Crash made of some smooth lines.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
More and more, Nintendo has been moving away from making big announcements at E3, favouring their own online events instead. They usually have one or two things to say at E3 though, and this year it’s the newest Zelda game, Breath of the Wild. Featuring what looks like a huge, expansive world to explore, you once again play as Link trying to find/save/rescue Princess Zelda. Nintendo also said the game will be available on their upcoming NX console, so maybe it’ll be better to wait for it on that higher end console than their dying Wii U.