E3 2018 Overview Updated June 18, 2018

E3 2018

The biggest announcements from E3 2018

E3 2018 (Electronics Entertainment Expo) is here. The world’s largest and most important gaming show of the year will be touching down in Los Angeles this year from June 12th to 14th, but our coverage will kickoff well before that. As usual, the event will feature all of the most exciting new announcements in the world of gaming from Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft and the rest of the major publishers like Bethesda, Ubisoft, EA, Warner Bros. and more. This year’s most anticipated titles (that we know of) would have to include The Last of Us Part II, Ghost of Tsushima, Death Stranding, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, the recently unveiled Fallout 76, Insomniac’s new Spider-Man game and much more. Nintendo is expected to be showing off Super Smash Bros. for Switch, Metroid Prime 4, Fortnite and we’re hoping to learn more about the upcoming core Pokémon RPG.

Nintendo demos a dual-Switch mode giving a very unique style of gameplay

The Nintendo Switch is a world-renowned gaming console at this point. With millions upon millions of units sold, Nintendo really has a hit on its hands here. At E3, the gaming icon announced games like Super Smash Bros. and others, but something that didn’t get much press was a dual-Switch gaming configuration that can really bring a new perspective to gaming.

Generally, gaming, though three-dimensional during gameplay, is very two-dimensional, even when doing multi-player. You’re both on the same screen (or your own screen) and each has a similar view to the other. It’s as if you each have an identical system giving you the same feedback, just at a different position on the track or map. Through the demoed gameplay at E3, this new two-Switch style of gaming could change that.

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The biggest gaming event of 2018 is mostly behind us now. Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo all had impressive showings this year with standout reveals from each of them. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is coming to Switch, we got our first look at the incredible Cyberpunk 2077 and the very first taste of gameplay from Sucker Punch’s open-world samurai game, Ghost of Tsushima. And it didn’t stop there as Sony also teased a new Kingdom Hearts 3 PS4 Pro, Ubisoft dropped a massive amount of footage for the new ancient Greece-set Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, more Fallout 76, Battletoads, Spider-Man, Death Stranding, The Last of Us Part II and well…it just goes on from there.

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Official E3 Xbox swag is now available for purchase online but it’s selling out quick

It’s been a big week at E3 out in Los Angeles, with nearly every big name in gaming taking the stage to unveil its latest and greatest for the next year. While Nintendo and Sony had their own respective showings, Microsoft arguably won the whole event with a host of titles including Halo, Forza Horizon 4 and more.

Alongside a very noteworthy keynote was the announcement of a new line of official Xbox gear. That includes some a range of tees, hoodies and pins that were first exclusively available at E3. If you weren’t able to make it out to Los Angeles, the good news is Microsoft has now made the entire selection available online. Head below for more details and our top picks.

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Sony shows Kingdom Hearts 3 Special Edition PS4 Pro Console bundle at E3 2018

The highly anticipated Kingdom Hearts 3 got a few good looks across the big E3 2018 showcase events. Square Enix gave us more during its presentation and then it also appeared with a new trailer and a brand new special edition PS4 Pro during the Sony press event last night.

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Nintendo E3 2018 Showcase: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Fortnite, Mario Party, more

Well, we have now seen just about all of this year’s major announcements from Cyberpunk 2077 to Fallout 76 and everything in between, but now it’s Nintendo time. The company typically rounds out E3 just head of the show floor opening to the public with a pre-recorded video and this year is no different. We expected Super Smash Bros. for Switch to dominate the presentation, much like Breath of the Wild last year, and we were right. But Nintendo had a lot more than its iconic character fighter on display this year….

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Sony E3 2018 Showcase: Last of Us 2, Ghost of Tsushima, Death Stranding, more

Well, usually Sony is the E3 press conference to wait for, and this year it did not disappoint. Game of the show might still be up in the air if you ask me, but we caught a heavy dose of what is up next for PlayStation gamers regardless. Sony was said to be focusing on 4 or 5 main titles this year, but we got much more than that. Open world samurai action, web-slinging traversal and the sequel everyone has been waiting for, all that and more down below.

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E3 pre-order deals from $48 w/ $10 credit: Fallout 76, AC Odyssey, Anthem, more

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E3 2018 is already one to remember, and we’re still a few minutes away from Sony’s highly-anticipated presser. Microsoft, EA, Bethesda, Square Enix and Ubisoft have already hit the stage and tonight we will be seeing The Last of Us Part II, Ghost of Tsushima, Spider-Man and more. In the meantime, we are already noticing loads of notable pre-order deals on many of the biggest titles already announced at E3. With Best Buy’s coveted GCU program on the way out, now might be one of your last big chances to capitalize on it. In fact, Best Buy has added an extra $10 credit on a huge amount of new titles. Head below for everything.

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Ubisoft unveils Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, The Division 2, Beyond Good & Evil 2, more at E3

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E3 is officially in full swing. Following Square-Enix, Ubisoft just finished up its showcase where it unveiled nine new titles alongside upcoming DLC and more. Be sure to head below and get caught up on the latest trailers, release dates, preorders and more.

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Square-Enix E3 Showcase details Just Cause 4, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, more

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This past weekend, Microsoft and Bethesda kicked off Los Angeles’ highly anticipated E3 2018 event. Today Square-Enix has taken the stage, detailing some of its new releases as well as unveiling a slew of all-new titles. We’ve got the full scope of today’s announcements alongside trailers, preorders and more, which you’ll all find below.

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Bethesda’s E3 2018 showcase: Fallout 76, Elder Scrolls VI & iOS, Starfield, more

E3 2018 is in full swing now. We got huge announcements from Microsoft this afternoon on Cyberpunk 2077 and Forza Horizon 4 just after EA showcased Battlefield V battle royale, Anthem and so much more the night before. Well now it’s time for Bethesda. There has been serious excitement leading up to this evening’s presser after Fallout 76 and Rage 2 hit early, and let’s just say, Bethesda certainly didn’t disappoint. All of the details and world premiere footage is down below.

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Xbox E3 keynote reveals Halo Infinite, Forza Horizon 4, Cyberpunk 2077, Gears 5 and more

Microsoft kicked off E3 in Los Angeles, showcasing over 50 Xbox games including 18 exclusives and 15 world premieres. We’ve got all the highlights and our favorite trailers down below from today’s event.

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EA announces Battlefield V battle royale, Anthem, FIFA 19, more ahead of E3

Today EA took the stage ahead of E3 today in Hollywood, offering a glimpse into the upcoming year with previews of notable titles such as Battlefield 5, Anthem, FIFA 19 and more. Head below for a look at each trailer and more details.

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Get ready for more parasailing combat, Just Cause 4 just leaked on Steam

We are set to kick off E3 2018 tomorrow with the EA showcase event, but as expected, the leaks and announcements are already coming fast. Walmart Canada listed loads of un-announced games a few months ago that led to the official reveal of Rage 2 and now it looks like another title in the accidental leak is a real thing as well.

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Mad Max developer unveils new open-world shooter inspired by Stranger Things [Video]

The start of E3 2018 is just days away now and the announcements are coming fast. We are set to kick off the big E3 showcases this Saturday with EA, followed by Microsoft and Bethesda the next day. However, that hasn’t stopped publishers from dropping Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Fallout 76, Pokemon for Switch and more. While we are expecting to hear more about what appears to be Hitman 2 in just a couple of hours, Avalanche Studios has now unveiled its new open-world shooter title.

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Hitman 2 just got leaked ahead of E3, here’s everything we know so far

(Update 6/7 3:00pm): As expected, the leaks were true and Hitman 2 is now a real thing. There’s a new co-op Sniper Mode you’ll get access to right now with pre-orders. You’ll find the announcement trailers below.

E3 2018 is fast approaching with the first of many major showcases kicking off this Saturday. The game leaks have already forced developers into several early unveils including Rage 2, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and quite possibly the new Pokemon RPGs for Switch. And while it looks as though Warner Bros. was already planning a special announcement for this Thursday, leaks are now suggesting Hitman 2 is more than likely on its way.

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Microsoft unveils massive E3 sale: $50 off Xbox One X, $1 Xbox Live Gold, more

With E3 less than a week away, excitement for the next year or more in gaming is building dramatically. With the Last of Us 2, Ghost of Tsushima and more all scheduled for big time appearances, we are set for a massive E3 2018. With the year’s biggest gaming event comes some of the year’s most notable discounts in gaming, and today we are getting the full details on Microsoft’s massive summer sale.

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New leaks point at Fortnite coming to Nintendo Switch, here’s what we know so far

It looks like two of the biggest things in gaming are about to come together if recent leaks hold any weight. Nintendo Switch has already absolutely destroyed sales numbers when comparing to both the Wii U and the Wii, not to mention Xbox One and PS4. Meanwhile, Fortnite has slowly taken the reigns in the battle royale space, seemingly leaving the originator, PUBG, in the dust. Well, now it looks Fortnite developer Epic Games may actually be bringing the most popular game out there to the most popular console.

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey confirmed, next game to be set in ancient Greece

E3 is on the way, and with it, so are many games. We’ve already seen the Black Ops 4 announcement, Battlefield V, and even Fallout 76. It’s time for Assassin’s Creed to hit the spotlight, whether Ubisoft wants it to or not.

Ubisoft launched Assassin’s Creed Syndicate back in 2015, and no one really fawned over it. Because of this, Ubisoft decided to launch the next title after two years in order to take more time to develop a better game. According to some sources, this new Assassin’s Creed, dubbed Odyssey, will come in Ubisoft’s 2019 fiscal year, which would bring it right in line with that two-year release cycle.

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Bethesda unveils the new mysterious Fallout 76 game w/ official teaser trailer

E3 2018 is fast approaching and we are now around two weeks away from the big announcements. But as expected, we are already starting to get some pre-show unveils and leaks. Rumors pointed at the new Pokémon: Let’s Go which has now been officially announced. Before that, Walmart Canada jumped the gun this year with a series of leaks likely forcing Bethesda to unveil Rage 2 a little earlier than it had planned. And now, after 24-hours of live streaming, Bethesda has now unveiled Fallout 76.

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Return to Pallet Town in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!, coming to the Switch this Fall [Video]

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Update: Pre-orders are now live at Best Buy and Amazon, more details below.

Last night, The Pokémon Company International in partnership with Nintendo announced the three latest titles in the Pokémon franchise, all of which will be making their way to the Switch. While one is a more casual, mobile-friendly game, the two new standouts, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, pack everything we’ve come to love about Kanto, but with a few twists that make it shine as the series’ first title to debut on the Switch.

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Sony launches massive summer price drops: $50 off PS4 Pro, new Limited Edition PS4, more

After PlayStation bossJohn Kodera, recently announced that PS4 was nearing the end of its lifecycle we also got news on how valuable Sony’s PlayStation Plus membership has been for the company. After jumping more than 10 million users year-over-year to land at 80 million active subscribers, Sony wants to celebrate its gaming community with some serious price drops, a new limited edition PlayStation 4 console and much more.

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Battlefield V is official: No expansion packs, single player/co-op, more

It’s Battlefield V day! Call of Duty Black Ops 4 was just announced last week and now it’s time for this year’s Battlefield. Operations are back, there’s both co-op and single player campaigns, and more. Let’s dive into what looks to be one of the most fun games of the year.

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Bethesda officially announces post-apocalyptic shooter Rage 2 w/ debut trailer

(Update 4/15 12:30pm): You’ll find the brand new Rage 2 gameplay trailer down below along with some additional story details.

With the world’s biggest gaming event of the year right around the corner now, excitement is raging for the next major releases. But that month before E3 can also be a precarious one for game devs and publishers as they fight back against leaks and the like. However, Bethesda has decided to play in to it this year after Walmart (accidentally) posted listings for the sequel to Rage 2 a couple of weeks back. Bethesda begun teasing the game on Twitter and elsewhere leaving an announcement all but imminent.

Well today is that day, Rage 2 is officially a thing and we have the announcement trailer for you below.

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