Sony took over an extremely large open space to build two different halls and an open-space demo area for this year’s E3 2018. There’s a lot to reveal this year, considering a lot of hotly-anticipated exclusives are getting playable demos and release dates. Since there’s barely any stage speeches, let’s get right into the action.
The Last of Us Part II
We’ve got a gameplay demo for Playstation-exclusive The Last of Us sequel. Sadly confirming our suspicions, Joel is absent in the game. Ellie, now a teenager/young adult, is now the main character of the game. The demo showed more of the stealthy and brutal action of the game. For eagle eyed fans, the game adds a prone feature for Ellie to crawl into tight spaces.
The Ghost of Tsushima
Another Playstation-exclusive, the Ghost of Tsushima is one of three of samurai-themed games to take the E3 spotlight. Sucker Punch (Infamous franchise) is developing the game. Based on the gameplay video, Ghost of Tsushima looks like a visual spectacle with that highly-detailed environment. Did you see how abundant those red maple leaves are? That’s pushing the PS4 power to its limits!
A new IP from Remedy and 505 Games, Control looks like it’s taking notes from Quantum Break. No definite date, but it has a 2019 release for Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. Surprisingly, Control premiered in the Sony conference rather than the Microsoft one.
Resident Evil 2 Remake
After months of rumors and speculations, Capcom officially revealed the Resident Evil 2 Remake. It looks and feels remade from the ground up, obviously. Details are scarce, but the announcement trailer showed bits of the gameplay too.
Kill zombies again on January 25, 2019.
This highly-anticipated Playstation exclusive from the fantastic mind of Hideo Kojima gets a really lengthy trailer this time. We see more of Norman Reedus, that weird shadow-detecting fetus incubator, and the addition of two new actresses to the cast: Lea Seydoux (Sabine from Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol), and Lindsay Wagner (The Bionic Woman). Still no release date for this big budget game.
The third samurai game to grace E3 2018, Nioh 2, comes as a sweet surprise! The game will expectedly be released for the Playstation 4 first, before it hopefully heads to the PC.
The latest gameplay demo featured Marvel’s underwater supermax prison, The Raft; and the Sinister…Five, composed of Electro, Scorpion, Vulture, Rhino, and Mister Negative. The trailer left us with a cliffhanger short of revealing the mastermind behind the prison breakout. Still no release date, but it already looks polished and complete.
Destiny 2 Forsaken
Forsaken will probably revolve around the story around Cayde-6 getting shot in that E3 trailer. Get the expansion on September 4, 2018. Pre-orders can nab players Cayde’s Exotic Stash (which will also be made available for everyone starting January 2019).
Trover Saves the Universe
Rick and Morty creator Justin Roiland got to work on a Playstation VR-exclusive platformer. So you’d expect the same weird Rick and Morty-esque headspace sprawling around this game. If you’re keen enough, you’d even recognize Roiland doing the voiceovers for the two talking characters in the trailer.
FROMSOFTWARE departs from the usual ultra-hard, bloody action RPG genre to bring you a Playstation VR-exclusive game called Déraciné. The game will be out this year, so we can expect more details to unveil probably during Sony’s packed E3 schedule or in the coming months.