The best of E3 so far!

Jake Hughes
June 11, 2018 - 12:31 pm

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The Electronic Entertainment Expo has been going for only three days, and already we've had some bombshells dropped on us. From strong details on Fallout 76 to hazy visions of a new Xbox console, here's some of the highlights from the weekend.

EA surpassed my expectation by showing gameplay and announcing a release date for Anthem., Bioware's new epic RPG saga. The story reveal shows us that the gods didn't finish creating the world, but left humanity tools they could use to finish. It looks like a Destiny clone, but this one seems to feature more movement, with players zipping around in jet packs and the like. We'll learn more as we approach it's February 22nd, 2019, release date.

From Software, they unveield their latest secret project at the Microsoft stage, not Sony, oddly enough. Sadly, it's not Bloodborne II, but instead, it's a game called Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. It's odd, as people assumed it would either be Bloodborne II or an entry in their Tenshu frnachise. The reveal of a completely new IP is refreshing, to say the least. No hard details were given, but the trailer looks amazing. It may not be what I wanted, but I'll take it.

The venerable Doom franchise is getting another entry! Doom Eternal was teased by id Software at the Behtesda showcase. Again, we didn't get firm details, but the trailer makes it sound like this is a remake of the original sequel to the original Doom, Doom 2: Hell on Earth. We saw demons running across a city landscape, and crumbling skyscrapers, ending with the Doom Marine putting on his helment and loading a shotgun. Hell, yes.

Microsoft kinda stole the show, so far, mind you. They revealed too many new shinies to list them all, but a few highlights:

Finally, and finally, we got hard details on Fallout 76. To the delight of some and the chagrin of others, FO76 will be online only, however Game Director Todd "The Absolute Mad Lad" Howard swears you can play it solo. Differing from other online only RPG's, you won't be pitted against hundreds or thousands of other players. Instead, the game will focus on dozens of individual players aiming to retake the Wasteland. All new enemies were revealed, and even a system wherein you can completely nuke an enemy's settlement. However, the biggest reveal was an actual release date of November, 14 2018. That's right, it's only six months away!