The 13 biggest announcements from E3 2018

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E3 2018 is wrapping up. All the press conferences are over, and all the big announcements have been made.

Overall, it was quite an impressive showing this year. The industry’s top game makers, including Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft, as well as top publishers like Bethesda, Ubisoft, and EA introduced plenty of new games that people can get really excited about.

If you missed any of the big reveals or just want to see the highlights again, these were the 13 biggest announcements made at E3 2018:


1. “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” is coming to the Nintendo Switch on December 7.

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Check out Nintendo’s trailer for “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate”:


2. The Microsoft-owned 343 Industries has a new “Halo” game coming soon for the Xbox One, called “Halo Infinite.” It has no release date yet.

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Check out Microsoft’s reveal trailer for “Halo Infinite”:


3. Fans went wild for “The Last Of Us II,” one of the most anticipated games coming exclusively to the PlayStation 4. It has no release date yet, but we’d guess sometime in 2019.

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Don’t miss the stunning gameplay trailer for “The Last Of Us II”:


4. Bethesda announced a true sequel to “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim,” called “The Elder Scrolls VI.” It has no release date yet, but we’d guess it will arrive after 2019.

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Check out Bethesda’s teaser trailer for “The Elder Scrolls VI”:


5. “Kingdom Hearts 3” mashes up the worlds of Disney and Square Enix once more — and after nearly a decade in development, it finally has a release date: January 29, 2019.

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Check out Square Enix’s latest trailer for “Kingdom Hearts 3”:


6. PlayStation 4 owners will get the open-world samurai game they’ve always wanted with the excellent-looking “Ghosts of Tsushima.” It has no release date yet.

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Check out this gorgeous gameplay trailer for “Ghosts of Tsushima”:


7. After years without a new “Mario Party” game, the franchise will make its triumphant return in “Super Mario Party,” coming to the Nintendo Switch on October 5.

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Check out Nintendo’s trailer for “Super Mario Party”:


8. “Cyberpunk 2077” looks like an incredible new game from the makers of “The Witcher 3.” It has no release date yet.

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Check out the latest trailer for “Cyberpunk 2077”:


9. “Assassin’s Creed Odyssey” takes place in ancient Greece, and it looks stunning. It’s coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 5.

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Check out the first official trailer for “Assassin’s Creed Odyssey”:


10. “Fallout 76” is a new kind of game in the postapocalyptic series: It takes place entirely online, and every human you encounter is another player. It arrives November 14.

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Check out the official trailer for “Fallout 76”:


11. We got our first look at actual gameplay from the mysterious game “Death Stranding,” coming soon from the famed developer Hideo Kojima. There’s no release date for this one yet.

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Check out the newest trailer for “Death Stranding”:


12. “Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice” is a new game from the makers of “Dark Souls” and “Bloodborne.” It arrives sometime in 2019.

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Check out the first trailer for “Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice”:


13. “Gears Of War 5” features top-of-the-line visuals and the same great action from previous games. It arrives sometime in 2019.

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Check out the latest trailer for “Gears Of War 5”:


Other notable game announcements from E3 2018:

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“Fortnite” finally arrived on the Nintendo Switch. It’s available there now.

– Microsoft announced five new internal game studios. The company created one, called The Initiative, and announced acquisitions of four others: Undead Labs (“State of Decay”), Playground Games (“Forza Horizon”), Ninja Theory (“Hellblade”), and Compulsion Games (“We Happy Few”).

“Nioh 2,” the sequel to Team Ninja’s popular action game, is coming in 2019.

– A remake of “Resident Evil 2” will arrive on consoles on January 29, 2019.

“Shadow of the Tomb Raider,” the third entry in the recent reimagining of Lara Croft, will arrive on September 14.

“Forza Horizon 4” arrives on Xbox One on October 2.

– A new game called “Control” coming in 2019 looks as if it gives you superpowers – and it’s made by the studio behind “Max Payne” and “Quantum Break,” so expect lots of heart-pounding action.

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“Jump Force,” coming in 2019, mashes together several popular anime into a single game, including characters from “Dragon Ball Z” and “Naruto.”

– Bethesda introduced “Elder Scrolls Blades,” a first-person RPG designed for mobile devices. Bethesda says it will also bring this game to every platform imaginable, including consoles, PC, and even mobile and high-end VR systems. It’s free and arrives this fall.

– A new “Battletoads” game is coming in 2019.

– The postapocalyptic first-person shooter “Metro Exodus” is coming on February 22.

– From Software, the makers of “Dark Souls,” surprised everyone at Sony’s E3 press conference with … a virtual-reality game, specifically for PlayStation VR, called “Déraciné.”

– Devolver Digital announced a slow-motion shooter coming to PC and Nintendo Switch called “My Friend Pedro,” which looks like Max Payne had a baby with Deadpool and put that character into an action-based 2D side-scroller.

“Crackdown 3,” which features futuristic cops and Terry Crews, will arrive on Xbox One in February.

“Beyond Good & Evil 2” is still coming – and fans will be able to contribute real art to the game, like posters and sound clips, thanks to a new partnership with HitRecord.


For more on E3, check out our previous coverage from each day of announcements:

Microsoft, Bethesda, EA, and Devolver Digital: The biggest announcements from the first 2 days of E3 2018

Sony, Ubisoft, and Square Enix: The biggest announcements from the 3rd day of E3 2018

Nintendo: The biggest announcements from the 4th day of E3 2018