To kick off Sony’s E3 2018 press conference, Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us Part II was shown, with a new cinematic furthering Ellie’s characterisation into the realm of a lesbian relationship, and gameplay footage showing off the brutal combat you’d expect from the series but revealing the protagonist to be, in fact, Ellie this time around.
Stealth mechanics, distracting whistles, salvaging for weapons and equipment, world-class voice acting and desperately intense combat is certainly the order of the day. Be sure to check out the trailer below:
Creators of Day-Z, Bohemia Interactive, have had an exclusive title announced on the Inside Xbox show, titled Vigor. Set in Norway, it’s a survival game very similar to Day-Z, and will be released in the summer of 2018, so very soon!
The developers were quite insistent that it is not a Battle Royale game, as you can survive by running and hiding, and avoiding any enemy encounter. Weapons can be crafted at your home base by using blueprints, which need to be found in the world, and all of your resources can be lost if you do fail in an encounter with another player.
Another game on the way to get really excited about!
Our first look at the new Assassins Creed and it looks full of colour with a vast world to explore. With a distinct feel of ‘300’, I’m fully anticipating Archimedes’ various inventions to make an appearance – after all, the previous games have dabbled with each time period’s greatest inventors.
Set in Ancient Greece the newest title, which begins 400 years before the events of Assassin’s Creed Origins, allows you to choose your character – male or female, Alexios or Kassandra – a series first. No switching mid-game either, you play as that character for the entirety of the game.
Not content with just showing off a badass trailer, Ubisoft showed a glimpse of what looks like the opening cutscene of the game before revealing some combat sequences, which reveal some of the key weapons before revealing that instead of merely listening to NPCs tell their stories, you can choose your responses to dialogue – another series first – before ending with a full gameplay sequence.
The combat looks like it has grown from Origins and I’d wager that it has also been learning a few tricks from For Honor.
Releasing October 5, 2018. This. Is. Assassin’s Creed.
In honour of the success of For Honour, Ubisoft are giving the PC version of the game away for free on PC through Uplay from June 11th to 17th.
Ubisoft have also announced the next update for the game called Marching Fire which will be released on 16th October. This new update contains a new faction and four new fighters. Also included is a new 4v4 multiplayer mode called Breach, which sees you trying to storm a castle with your squad.
Transference offers a unique world with a dark narrative. Played in first person, you must explore the minds of your family members and solve puzzles in attempt to piece together the game’s secrets.
Launching on VR and ‘traditional’ platforms, the game has been created using live action camera work and heavy lighting effects. There’s an air of creepy unsettling narrative to this intriguing title, which launches in the Fall of 2018.
Piracy is Dead. Well, Ubisoft better hope it isn’t as their new Pirate game, Skull and Bones, has been given a brand new trailer for E3. Created by Ubisoft Singapore, it will release in 2019.
Skull and Bones is set in the Indian Ocean, where your aim is to steal every last coin and become the pirate no one can take down. You can choose your type of mission, much like Sea of Thieves, and it also takes place in a shared world, also very reminiscent of Rare’s pirate game. There is a huge amount of inspiration taken from Assassins Creed Black Flag.
A new trailer has been released for The Division 2. As We already know the virus from Black Friday has spread to Washington and a new trailer shows that life outside the walls of safety is a city ravaged by the virus.
You are the last hope, can you save a dying nation? Your actions have a clear impact on the citizens. Teamwork will be vital. New progression paths at end game. Signature weapon to choose from, you’ll have your own unique skills based on your choice, extra abilities will unlock as you play on. Up to 8 players will be able to take place in Raids.
Ubi also announced that they have plans for years of major content for the game, Year 1 will have three pieces of DLC, each ‘episode’ will be free for everyone.
Check out the cinematic and gameplay trailers below too see just how good this game is going to look.
After the disappointment of Trials of the Blood Dragon, Ubisoft and RedLynx have announced a return to the original format of the series with Trials Rising. It will release in February 2019 on PS4, Xbox One, PC and Switch.