Saturday, June 15, 2019

#E3news The big E3 2019 Recap post

Hey everyone.

This week marked the big E3 2019 even, in LA. You know what? I've been mostly offline this past week. So I finally decided to catch it all in one sitting. And boy, there's been quite a few great new announcements, tidbits, trailers and some occasional goofy and cringe moments in what was yet another packed E3 experience.

Since this is my page, let's only recap the things I'm interested in or I've something to say about.

First things first, the expo was divided each day in Microsoft, Nintendo, Bethesday, Ubisoft, PC, etc. conferences. (No Sony in sight, that's right.)

There's been lots of precision regarding some long-awaited games, like the new Pokémon game, the Switch Animal Crossing, Resident Evil 5 and 6 coming to Switch, a Final Fantasy VIII remaster, more ports, remasters and collections...

New footage of STAR WARS Jedi: Fallen Order, which confirms it to be an odd mix of Force Unleashed and the Uncharted games:

The 1982 Jim Henson classic The Dark Crystal will be getting a video game adaptation (in time for the upcoming prequel Netflix series), for the Switch! The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics:

Square Enix surprised and pleased everyone with some FF7 Remake news, including a release date in 2020 for what will the first part (Midgar section) of the Remake. The gameplay will seems like an evolution from FFXV's. And some new videos:

The Midgar portion of FFVII will be its own game, with subsequent episodes to presumably follow. Also, TIFA got a huge round of applause, for good reason, she looks AWESOME!! Final Fantasy VII Remake (or at least, the Midgar part) will be out on March 3, 2020.

Square-Enix and Crystal Dynamics revealed their plan to work with Marvel, with the reveal of this Avengers game (separate from the Marvel Alliance coming exclusive to the Switch). Although I'm not a big fan of this MCU-inspired style, compared to the Marvel Alliance 3 comic book style. It's like, it's realistic, but the cast is all wrong:

Speaking of Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, it's looking better and better, I love the roster of this game and I can't wait to play it!

Nintendo got a lot of great content.

By far my favorite was the surprise announcement of a Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel/spinoff (will this be more of a proper sequel or a Majora's Mask-type of thing?) Anyways- playable ZELDA!!

Ubisoft's getting pretty ambitious with their upcoming Watch Dogs Legion, which will let you control any single NPC in the game world:

Ubi also showed some new action-RPG game very reminiscent of Zelda called Gods & Monsters. It's from the same overall team as the AC: Odyssey:

And speaking of Ubi, while everyone expected a new Splinter Cell or Assassin's Creed, instead we got this lil' Adventure Time crossover with platform fighter Brawlhalla.

Bethesda's certainly got the best press conference in my eyes.

Let me say it right away, the best thing to come out of this entire E3 in my eyes is Ghostwire: Tokyo. The new horror game coming off Shinji Mikami’s studioTango Gameworks, the creators of The Evil Within. The presentation (which can be found on the video above) was done by Mikami's protegee, Ikumi Nakamura, became a viral internet sensation. She was an art director on several past titles and is now directing Ghostwire:

I was afraid Doom Eternal was going to simply be a modern remake of Doom 3, but not only will you go to Earth, Hell and back in this one, but also freakin' Heaven!!

Arkane's, the team behind Dishonored and Prey, got a new game, Deathloop:

id Software finally announced something I have been dreaming of since the return of Doom back with Doom 3... The return of Commander Keen! Although it is looking... kinda off...? A free-to-play mobile game... Poor Tom Hall (he's really hating this on his twitter page..)

Microsoft might have announced the Xbox One successor under the working name "Project Scarlett", and Halo Infinite will launch on it.

But more interestingly on this panel, we got new info regarding CD Projekt Red's Cyberpunk 2077, and the game's starring Keanu Reeves in a surprise appearance at E3, Los Angeles:

Keanu's still got it:

Microsoft finally made it officially and bought Double Fine Productions. With a little gameplay trailer for Psychonauts 2 as a bonus:

A game Sega fans had been waiting for ages is finally coming to the west, Phantasy Star Online 2 is coming to the Xbox One!

I kinda ditched this series a long ago, but this Gears 5 trailer looked neat:

The most random bit of news at Microsoft was easily this weird Dragon Ball Z Kakarot RPG coming up exclusively on Microsoft's system:

And finally, the best announcement of this entire E3 in my eyes (and that's obviously just my opinion), No More Heroes 3! Suda promised it to us with Travis Strikes Again and the little teaser at the end of that Grasshopper anniversary game. Here goes:

Travis is back!!! I can't wait!! Loved the way this trailer randomly opened with aliens and all that mecha stuff.

Not the best E3 ever. But some decent news and announcements for 2020!

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