E3 2019: The 9 Most Anticipated Games
E3 2019 will be running from June 11 to Jun 13. However, the event itself has spread out beyond those dates, as various companies, developers, and publishers cram in all kinds of news and reveals that turn it into more of a week-long event. This year there is a large crop of exciting games that we are excited to see more of. This list is not laid out in any particular order; I am just hyped for all of them.
E3 2019: Games We Are Excited To See More Of
Okay, so while the list is not in any particular order, this is the game I am most excited to see more of. The Witcher 3 is still one of my favorite games of the last decade, and I consider it to be one of the finest examples of emotive storytelling that the games industry has given us to date. Outside of their experiments with Gwent, Cyberpunk 2077 will be the first game that CD Projekt Red has given the world since their high-fantasy triumph. It's based on an RPG game that I played a lot of in college, is cyberpunk sci-fi game, which is my favorite setting, and will let me live out my fantasy of having a cool robot body instead of this weak human flesh I am chained to in real life. My hype levels are critical.
Halo Infinite feels like the other game with the best potential to offer us a massive gaming moment. Sometimes, when you genuinely get to see a game for the first time, it just leaves a memory with you that never fades. Halo is a giant in the games industry, and this is the game that seeks to reboot it spiritually. It will be built in a completely new engine, and hopefully, at E3 2019 a lot of our questions will be answered about this game. If done right, a proper Halo Infinite reveal could dominate headlines at the event.
Pokemon Sword and Shield
It feels like a Nintendo platform should never launch without a Pokemon game, but that is what happened with the Switch. Two years later, Sword and Shield is on the way. It will be set in a brand new region, based on the UK, known as Galar. As you can see in the video above, everything looks cute as hell, and the game is certainly going to benefit from the improved power of the Switch. This game is more than likely going to end up dominating whatever release window it gets, and I can't wait to see more of it at E3 2019.
Dying Light 2
Dying Light was a real pleasant surprise for me, and it is one of the few zombie games over the last few years that I enjoyed. Dying Light 2 is promising to kick things up a notch, bringing in noted game designer and writer Chris Avellone to help give the game some narrative direction. The original parkour and combat systems were surprisingly fun, and the world the action took place in was very well designed. The sequel promises complex social ramifications based on your actions, and I want to learn more about it.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Respawn have been knocking it out of the park lately with the excellent campaign for Titanfall 2, and the smash hit Battle Royale game Apex Legends. I want them to convert that magic into a great Star Wars experience, and Jedi: Fallen Order is their chance to do just that. Singleplayer Star Wars experiences have been thin on the ground lately, so the potential audience for this one is hungry and ready to part with their cash. All we need to kick off the hype train properly is gameplay, and a release date, so hopefully we get both at this years E3.
In another time, and another place, I was a skate kid. I loved nothing more than tracking down skate tapes and then severely injuring myself trying to replicate the incredible things that people did on them. Now, some 20 years later, I am a bag of injuries and formerly broken bones, and the idea of getting on a skateboard terrifies me to my core. Thankfully, games let us get up to all kinds of fun in a safe way, so when Session drops I will be able to fall off my skateboard in hilarious ways once again, but this time without nearly killing myself.
The Doom reboot was amazing, one of my favorite shooters in recent years. The movement, the brutal melee kills, the intense soundtrack, the way Doomguy managed to communicate his disdain for the greed on display all around him without saying a word. It was, dare I say it, perfect. It was also a miracle, something seemingly spawned by magic after one of the most disjointed and fractured development cycles a game has ever experienced. Doom Eternal promises to bring all that good fun to Earth this time, so we will be boots on the ground on our home planet, trying to save it from the Hordes of Hell. Sounds like fun, right?
Final Fantasy VII Remake
Given how long this thing has been rattling around, it needs to make a splash at E3. It will have been four years since it was revealed, with no real moves or solid information being released in that time. With a rumored release for the end of this year, it needs to hit E3 like a meteor to get consumer confidence back on its side. Still, if it can make a good impression, there are more than likely millions of people out there, just like me, who will line up cash in hand to buy it.
One of the most interesting things about the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is that we haven't had any top-notch Triple-A games backing it up. The recent Spiderman for PS4 had huge success, and it might just be the perfect time for Square Enix to let us all get a good look at their Avengers game. Developed by Crystal Dynamics, the game promises to deliver fun times with all the famous locations, heroes and villains that the franchise has hammered into the public mind over the last decade. Based on the success of the films, this game could be huge.