Nioh 2 got a quick reveal teaser in the Sony E3 2018 press conference. A really quick teaser. I’m sure it’ll pop up online shortly, but as of yet nothing, and my bed beckons. I’m sure we’ll have an update in the near future, but until then the take away is simply that Nioh is getting a sequel, yay!
The Sony E3 2018 press conference delivered some more Spider-Man footage, revealing several classic villains will be involved in the adventure. And with the title hitting shelves in a few weeks, we won’t have to wait long before we can swing around dish out justice as everybody’s favourite, friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man. Check out the footage below:
Rick and Morty creator, Justin Roiland, brings us a new comedy sci-fi game for PSVR and PS4, Trover Saves the Universe, developed by Squanch Games, we see what you did there. Check out the reveal trailer below:
Finally, after years of waiting we got to see something of the Resident Evil 2 remake.
Pretty visuals, shots of Sherry, Ada, and Leon, zombies and a licker, I’m sold. And we won’t have to wait too long either, as a release date of January 25th 2019 finished off the reveal.
Update: We’ve got the trailer now for you. Check it out below:
New footage was revealed of Sucker Punch’s Samurai adventure game Ghost of Tsushima.
A beautiful field full of flora and fauna, followed by a dark forest and some glorious combat means to, and succeeds in, whetting our appetite. A little storytelling, some fluid parkour, a takedown and parry system not unlikely the Batman Arkham games, followed by a dash more storytelling and one-on-one combat, and the footage came to a close. Want to see if for yourself? Check it out below:
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:
Huge shock! Madden 19 was revealed by EA at their E3 2018 conference. Well perhaps not a huge shock, not even a little shock really, more like a super predictable reveal, but oh well. Nothing new was shown or talked about. but there’s a trailer, so hurray!
EA have announced that NBA Live 19 will be released on September 7th. Hardly a shock and hardly any details were revealed beyond the release date and what appeared to be in-engine footage. It looks pretty enough, though. Check out the reveal trailer below:
The leak earlier today may have spoilt the surprise a little, with an ESRB listing for Unravel 2 suggesting we were in for a sequel, but fortunately the real meat of the reveal was saved until the EA’s E3 2018 conference. Indeed, Yarny is back in Unravel 2 but not alone, another yarn character joins the fun.
This time around Yarny’s thread is cut during a boating disaster, but after washing up ashore, another, this time blue yarn character, appears and connects the broken thread to their own. Now, you and a friend in co-op, or you alone switching between the two fabric friends, must perform platforming through what appears to be the same kind of gorgeously rendered natural locations at the previous title. The emphasise now is on cooperativeness, solving physics and platforming puzzles together to get to places you couldn’t get alone. Additionally, it was announced that their will be more instances of danger than the first game, with more chase sequences and exciting moments driving the experience, and with a new wall jump ability and the ability to use each other as anchor points to swing around, we can’t wait to try it.
And most excitingly of all we won’t have to wait, Unravel Two is available now, right now! In fact, yours truly and Senior Editor Richard Berry will be playing it on Mixer tonight from 2045 (Saturday 9th June) if you fancy taking a look.
Welcome to the new This is Xbox Podcast.
Join Greg Giddens and Damien Ashley for a new episode of the This is Xbox Podcast.
This episode follows on from the last show and discusses what was shown and announced at E3 2017. Greg and Damien discuss their thoughts on the conferences and their highlights with some of the TiX team contributing their own feelings in short audio segments throughout the show.
Podcast music by Bangmaid
Produced by James Gill