Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2018 kicked off over the weekend with studios and publishers announcing their biggest games to look forward to. As always we at WOWJapan, got your back for regarding the biggest news emanating from Los Angeles, California.
Microsoft went first amongst the big 3 console companies, Nintendo and SONY being the other 2. And here are the highlights from Microsoft’s keynote.
Kingdom Hearts III
As mentioned yesterday, Kingdom Hearts 3 finally has a release date. And, at the conference, we saw a brand new trailer, showcasing the game’s Frozen universe.
Next, we saw a new instalment to the Halo franchise. While we do not know too much, we do know that 343 Industries are designing the game. And that the game will be coming to Xbox One and Windows PC.
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
One of the most beautiful indie games in the past few years, Ori and The Blind Forest, is getting a sequel next year. If the trailer is anything to go by, the game will look just as good as the original.
Fallout 76 is Bethesda’s marquee game of 2018. Set in West Virginia, the game will act as a prequel to the other games in the franchise. And will feature a world four times the size of Fallout 4. Bethesda later announced that the game will be released on 14 November this year. With a beta, or the Break it Early Test Application, coming before that.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
The developers of the Dark Souls series, From Software, have announced their latest project. And it bears all the hallmarks of a From Software game, gothic atmosphere, and punishing combat.
The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit
A spinoff to the critically acclaimed game Life is Strange, The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit, is set to be released on the 26th of June. The game will be set in the same universe as the original, and will act as a tease for the hotly anticipated Life is Strange 2.
Forza Horizon 4
Another year, Another Forza. This seems to have become somewhat of a tradition for Microsoft at this point. Microsoft’s racing simulator is set for another instalment, with the latest exploring the wonders of the Britain. Expect to see this game hit store shelves on the 2nd of October.
More studios join Microsoft’s First Party team
With Sony’s and Nintendo’s First Party exclusives dominating headlines for much of 2017, Microsoft took the chance at E3 to announce that five studios were joining them under the Microsoft Studios banner. These include, Ninja Theory, Undead Labs, and a new studio led by the former Head of Crystal Dynamics, The Initiative.
The Gears franchise is coming back with a new Gears 5 game, and a new title for mobile devices, developed with the help of Funko Pop.
Devil May Cry (DMC) 5
Ten years after the release of DMC4, we are finally getting a sequel. DMC looks to be a direct follow up to the events of DMC 4, and it looks much like the previous games in the series. With high paced action. and a couple of suave protagonists.
Just Cause 4
Square Enix unveiled a new just Case game which like its predecessors looks to be chaotic as all hell.
Battletoads are set for a 2019 release for the PC and XBox One. We know that it;ll feature cute graphics, and a co-op mode. But not much else.
CD Projekt Red have remained rather silent about their upcoming game, Cyberpunk 2077 up till now. But the new trailer looks awesome.
An anime fan’s wet dream, Jump Force is set to merge the worlds of Dragonball, and other Jump franchises into one massive game. You can find out more on the game in our coverage of the article here.
Well. That’s it for the games announced at Microsoft’s keynote. What are your favourite games? Let us know in the comments below. And tune in tomorrow when Sony takes the stage.