E3 2018 as it happens

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E3 week is undeniably the biggest of the gaming calendar, as developers go head to hear in order to make the biggest splash with a new title. 2018 will be no exception. With no major hardware announcements expected, this year will be all about the games.

That means that there’s going to be so much to take in that it’ll be difficult to keep up with it all. On this post, we’ll be posting constant updates about what has been announced and any details we’ve got.

EA – Saturday, 7PM

  • Anthem, EA’s major new shooter, has open world gameplay shown for the first time, and gets a release date: February 22nd, 2019
  • Battlefield V, previously announced as releasing later this year, will be getting a battle royale mode
  • FIFA 19 will launch later this year, and will come the Champions League license, which previously belonged to Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer
  • We’ll be getting a new Star Wars game in the form of Jedi: Fallen Order, to be released toward the end of 2019

Microsoft – Sunday, 9PM

  • Microsoft will return to the Halo universe with Halo Infinite
  • A sequel to Ori and the Blind Forest, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, will be out in 2019
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice offers a brutal take on life as a samurai
  • Shooter Metro Expodus gets a release of February 22nd (the same as Days Gone and Anthem)
  • Crackdown 3 gets a new trailer, featuring Terry Crews
  • A non-game update: Microsoft have purchased four new studios, including Playground Games and Ninja Theory, which should bolster their range of first party exclusives in the future
  • Forza Horizon 4 is officially announced. Set in the UK, the game will be released in October, and will be available as part of the Xbox Games Pass monthly subscription service.
  • The Division 2 will be set in Washington DC and will launch in March next year
  • Legendary series Devil May Cry gets a long-overdue sequel, Devil May Cry 5
  • Equally legendary Battlefrogs will get a new game, currently just titled Battlefrogs
  • Just Cause 4 is confirmed as coming out this December
  • Three new Gears of War games are announced: a Pop Vinyl crossover called Gears Pop, a real time strategy title named Gears Tactics and, most significantly, Gears of War 5
  • Dying Light 2 is announced
  • We get a new full length trailer for the hugely anticipated Cyberpunk 2077

Bethesda – Monday, 2AM

  • Wolfenstein gets a VR game, called Wolfenstein Cyberpilot
  • DOOM Eternal, a sequel to the highly successful 2016 reboot of DOOM, is announced
  • Starfield is announced, a “next generation” RPG. Whether that means the game won’t see the light of day on the current generation of consoles, or if it merely represents a step forward, we don’t know
  • At long last, we get confirmation of a sequel to Skyrim, The Elder Scrolls 6. All we know for now is it won’t launch until after Starfield, so it could be a long way off yet. Until then, you’ll have to content yourself with playing Skyrim: Very Special Edition, now available on Amazon Alexa, Etch-a-Sketch and smart fridges

Square Enix – Monday, 6PM

  • A new title, Babylon’s Fall, will arrive next year
  • Just Cause 4, announced the day before at Microsoft’s conference, has its release date confirmed as December 4th
  • CGI-meets-live action in newly announced The Quiet Man

Ubisoft – Monday, 9PM

  • Beyond Good and Evil 2, announced at E3 2017, gets a new trailer
  • Motocross game Trials Rising will be out next year
  • New Donkey Kong-themed DLC for Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle will launch at the end of June
  • Starlink: Battle for Atlas, which utilises similar technology to the Skylanders series, comes out on October 16th, and the Switch version will feature exclusive Star Fox content
  • The Crew 2 enters open beta next week
  • Skull and Bones, Ubisoft’s answer to Sea of Thieves, gets a gameplay trailer
  • The latest adventure in the Assassin’s Creed series, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, comes out in October

Sony – Tuesday, 2AM

  • The Last of Us: Part 2 gets a new gameplay trailer
  • A remake of the beloved Resident Evil 2 will be out in January 2019. The first two months of 2019 are shaping up to be big
  • The second big samurai themed game of the week, Ghost of Tsushima, has a new trailer, but no release date
  • 2019 will deliver supernatural shooter Control
  • Nioh 2 is announced, with no further details
  • We finally get a look at the gameplay of Hideo Kojima’s highly anticipated Death Stranding

Nintendo – Tuesday, 5PM

    • Daemon X Macima, a mech fighting game, will be released in 2019
    • Nintendo’s big new announcement is Super Mario Party, which will be out in October
    • Fire Emblem: Three Houses is confirmed, and will be out in Spring 2019
    • A Switch port for worldwide sensation Fortnite is now available
    • Multiplayer platformer/ fighter Killer Queen Black will be out early next year
    • Hollow Knight is now out on the Switch
    • Octopath Traveller is released in July
    • Finally, the main event: 25 minutes of information about Super Smash Bros Ultimate

Matt Clough

Matt is one of the writers for the Console Deals blog. His favourite console ever is the GameCube, and he will not have a bad word said against Just Dance.