- E3 2019, the biggest gaming show of the year, is well underway.
- Microsoft,Bethesda, and EA held their presentations over the weekend, announcing a ton of new games and even some new hardware to go with it.
- Ubisoft and Square Enix announced their latest projects on Monday, including the long-awaited “Marvel’s Avengers” game.
- We rounded up the biggest announcements from E3 2019 so far, and we’ll be continually updating this slideshow as the show continues through Thursday.
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E3 2019 is here.
In the heart of Los Angeles, the biggest gaming companies in the world are in town to unveil new games coming out soon, games in development, and even new hardware to support those experiences.
Over the weekend, actor Keanu Reeves stole the show when he introduced “Cyberpunk 2077,” and Microsoft, Bethesda, and EA also announced huge AAA games including “Halo Infinite” and “Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order.” Square Enix and Ubisoft announced a couple of blockbuster games of their own on Monday with “Marvel’s Avengers” and “Watch Dogs: Legion,” and Nintendo had its turn on Tuesday with its big Direct announcement, featuring new “Legend of Zelda” games and more.
Check out the 25 biggest announcements coming out of E3 2019.
1. The next Xbox, codenamed “Project Scarlett,” will launch in “holiday 2020.”
Microsoft played a video announcing Project Scarlett, which is said to have many of the same features Sony previously announced for its next-generation PlayStation, including a solid-state drive for vastly improved loading times and the ability to support 8K resolution and 120 frames a second.
2. A new “Halo” game, called “Halo Infinite,” is set to launch with the new Xbox in holiday 2020.
Check out the new trailer below.
3. Square Enix showed off the first footage from Crystal Dynamics’ “Marvel’s Avengers” game, which will release on May 15, 2020.
The game will let you play as five different Avengers – Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, and Hulk – but Square Enix says the game will get new content, including new characters and maps, over “multiple years.” The company says all future content added to the game will be free, and there will be no loot boxes or pay-to-win scenarios.
Check out the first trailer for “Avengers” below:
4. “Cyberpunk 2077,” one of the most anticipated games in recent memory, has an April 16 launch date — as announced by Keanu Reeves, who plays a role in the game.
Check out the trailer below.
5. Nintendo announced a direct sequel to “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.”
Check out the first trailer for the “Breath of the Wild” sequel below:
6. Electronic Arts showed off gameplay from “Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order,” a story-driven action title that the game’s creators say is officially “‘Star Wars’ canon.”
Check out the 13-minute demo for “Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order” below:
7. Square Enix showed new gameplay footage from its “Final Fantasy VII” remake, and announced its release date: March 3, 2020.
This game will be episodic: The first part of the game will launch next March, but it’s unclear when we’ll see the rest of the game.
Check out the latest trailer for “Final Fantasy VII Remake”:
8. “Watch Dogs: Legion,” the third game in the action-adventure series, will launch on March 6, 2020.
It’s an incredibly ambitious title, that will let you control any character in the game – including little old ladies.
Don’t miss the gameplay trailer for “Watch Dogs: Legion”:
9. “Gears 5,” the fifth instalment in the “Gears of War” franchise, has a September 10 launch date.
Check out a new trailer from the game below:
10. The creators of “Dark Souls” and the creator of “Game of Thrones” are working together on a new title.
FromSoftware, the company behind the “Dark Souls” series, is working with the “Game of Thrones” scribe George R.R. Martin on a new game called “Elden Ring.” We don’t know much about it yet, but you can check out the trailer below to catch some vibes.
11. “The Outer Worlds,” a new role-playing game from the original makers of “Fallout,” has an October 25 launch date.
Check out the latest trailer below:
12. “The Witcher 3,” the Game of the Year in 2015, is coming to the Nintendo Switch this year.
We still don’t have a firm release date, but check out the trailer:
13. The Nintendo Switch remake of “The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening” will release on September 20.
Check out the latest trailer for “Link’s Awakening”:
14. Microsoft’s Xbox Studios has acquired Double Fine Productions, the developer behind “Psychonauts” and the coming “Psychonauts 2.”
Check out this video from Double Fine Productions sharing the news:
15. Microsoft unveiled a new version of its Elite controller. “Series 2” has an internal rechargeable battery meant to provide up to 40 hours of play on a single charge. It will also have Bluetooth and its own charging dock.
16. Nintendo’s next “Animal Crossing” game, called “New Horizon,” will launch on March 20, 2020.
Check out the latest trailer for “Animal Crossing: New Horizon”:
17. “Ghostwire: Tokyo” is a beautiful-looking action game from the creators of “The Evil Within.”
Check out the first trailer for the game below:
18. “Gods & Monsters” is a gorgeous-looking game from the makers of “Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.” It arrives February 25, 2020.
Check out the first trailer for “Gods & Monsters” below:
19. “Ori and the Will of the Wisps,” the anticipated sequel to the 2015 game “Ori and the Blind Forest,” has a February 11 release date.
Check out the new trailer below:
20. Banjo Kazooie, the iconic bear-bird duo from the Nintendo 64 game of the same name, is coming to “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” later this year.
The “Hero” from “Dragon Quest” is also going to be a playable character, coming this summer.
21. Fans finally saw more of “Doom Eternal,” the sequel to the 2016 “Doom” reboot, which has a November 22 launch date.
Check out the new trailer for “Doom Eternal” below:
22. “Deathloop” is a “mind-bending” game from the creators of “Dishonored” that revolves around two rivals who seem destined to kill each other.
Check out the first trailer for “Deathloop” below:
23. Microsoft says it is letting you play your Xbox One games “anywhere,” thanks to a new remote-play feature, starting this October.
24. Ubisoft announced its own game subscription service, called UPlay+.
For $US15 a month (!), Ubisoft will grant you access to over 100 games in its library, including all of those games’ downloadable content. The service will launch on September 3, and also work with Google Stadia next year.
25. Bethesda is working on new game-streaming tech, called “Orion.”
Bethesda says Orion will help people stream games at high quality even if you live in the middle of nowhere, or if other people in your house are “sucking up all the bandwidth.” It’s still early for the service, though, so we have no idea when it will be ready for public consumption or how much it will cost.
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