E3 2018 is always full of big reveals and with big reveals come new gameplay trailers to digest. Some of these trailers do a better job of getting people excited than others. That some are listed here as the best trailers of E3 2018 as decided by the Editors of Attack of the Fanboy.
When a game has been nothing but rumors for as long as Cyberpunk 2077 has been, sometimes it’s hard to make a great first impression. Fortunately, that’s not the case for Cyberpunk 2077. CD Projekt’s debut for their upcoming RPG was everything we had hoped it would be. There’s so much going on in this reveal trailer that Microsoft closed out their E3 2018 Presentation to reveal the first trailer for the game.
CD Projekt RED did not reveal the release date for their latest game.
Devil May Cry 5
The Devil May Cry 5 trailer revealed that the next Devil May Cry game will continue the story from the original franchise. Featuring Nero, Nico, and Dante, Devil May Cry 5 will continue the Sons of Sparda saga.
Devil May Cry 5 will release in Spring 2019 on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
Dying Light 2
Chris Avellone took the stage at Microsoft’s Press Conference to reveal Dying Light 2 and some of the new features in the game. This includes game altering decisions in the open world gameplay. Avellone has also confirmed his involvement in the writing for the game, so that should spark even more interest in the game.
No release date was given for Dying Light 2.
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Bethesda revealed DOOM Eternal at their E3 2018 Press Conference but held back all of the details regarding new features for the game. Instead, the publisher will hold off until Quake-CON to reveal the game in full. All we got was this trailer but that’s all that was needed to get excited for a new DOOM game.
How will Bethesda top their previous effort in 2016’s DOOM revival? I guess we’ll have to stay tuned later this summer for more details out of Texas.
Rage may have leaked out a little head of schedule, taking some of the wind out of the Bethesda conference, but the gameplay did not disappoint. Looking at some of the vehicular and combat systems of the new game it’s easy to see why iD trusted in Avalanche to carry on the RAGE IP.
The work that Avalanche did on the Mad Max game that released a few years back looks like it’s going to pay dividends for Bethesda.
RAGE 2 will release in Spring 2019 for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
The Last of Us Part II
As promised Sony took a deeper dive into their big upcoming first party titles at this year’s E3 and The Last of Us Part II’s debut gameplay did not disappoint. Showing an older Ellie, some time has passed in The Last of Us universe, but it’s shaping up to be just as deadly a setting as the first game.
Judging by the gameplay here, fans of The Last of Us won’t be disappointed once Part II finally arrives. The brutal combat and crafting systems that spurred the combat of the first game appear to be returning in The Last of Us Part II.
The game still does not have a release date, but when it does release it will likely be a PlayStation 4 exclusive. That is, unless the PlayStation 5 doesn’t arrive first.
Almost every leak that arrived ahead of the official reveal turned out to be true. In Bethesda fashion, the publisher announced Fallout 76 at E3 and the game will launch later this year. It’s been revealed as an online experience that will feature both story content, cooperative gameplay, and player vs. player functionality.
There’s still a lot that we don’t know about Fallout 76, but from the trailers, gameplay, and comments from Todd Howard — Fallout 76 is shaping up to be something entirely different for Fallout fans.
Fallout 76 is launching this November for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
Beyond Good and Evil 2
The second cinematic trailer for Beyond Good and Evil 2 was revealed at E3 2018, building on the excitement that Ubisoft got going at last year’s show. The Beyond Good and Evil 2 Cinematic Trailer certainly didn’t disappoint when it comes to revealing returning characters, including Jade.
Despite some gameplay revealed, Ubisoft still hasn’t laid all their cards on the table with Beyond Good and Evil 2.
A release date for Beyond Good and Evil 2 has not yet been revealed, but the game is expected to arrive on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Leaked earlier by a keychain, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey finally got its official reveal. The setting has been revealed to be Ancient Greece, but the big news is that Ubisoft is really pushing towards making Assassin’s Creed a full-fledged RPG. Adding things to the game like conversation trees, the ability to select a male or female character from the start of the game, and returning systems from Origins have all turned up on RPG elements.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will arrive on October 5th on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
Another of the showpiece games for Sony in their press conference was Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding. In it we got to see some of the first “gameplay” for the game. Eventhough it was hard to tell whether it was actual gameplay or just in-engine video, it was yet another odd showing for Kojima.
Most of the footage focused on Norman Reedus’ character hiking around a beautiful environment before cutting to an odd series of events where the game’s apparent protagonist arms himself with a baby.
Bioware finally revealed the first gameplay for Anthem and it pretty much looks like the game it was billed as at E3 2017. Bioware made a couple things clear to fans regarding Anthem. There will be no loot boxes in the game or pay to win mechanics. The majority of EA’s Press Conference was dedicated to Anthem and there’s certainly a lot to be excited about.
The game looks incredible and features a bevy of customization options. Bioware also quelled fears that the game wouldn’t cater to fans of Bioware stories. In the reveal an emphasis was put on the story aspects of Anthem that will intertwine with multiplayer.
One of the themes of E3 2018 was announcing games that were nowhere near completion. Microsoft announced Halo Infinite and it seems to be a ways off. Nevertheless, the short teaser has got us excited about seeing a new Halo game in a brand new engine.
Just what Halo Infinite will become in the years to come is anyone’s guess. It looks like it will be beautiful when it finally arrives.
Halo Infinite should arrive on the Xbox One and PC, but that all depends on if the console generation ends before the game is ready to arrive.
Ghost of Tsushima
Ghost of Tsushima was easily one of the most impressive games of the press conference circuit this year. Sony took an in-depth look at Sucker Punch’s upcoming Samurai title. The game showed a nice mix of combat, stealth gameplay, traversal, and beautiful visuals.
Ghost of Tsushima will be a PlayStation 4 exclusive and it’s expected in 2019 though no official release date has been given.
Gears of War 5
Microsoft went very heavy with Gears of War at this year’s presser. They announced not one, not two, but three Gears of War games. One was a mobile title, one was a tactics title, but the third was the announcement of Gears of War 5.
In the sequel players will play as Kate from Gears of War 4. Some story details were shown in the trailer, but the short trailer was just a taste of what’ll likely be a full reveal at next year’s E3 and then a release next Fall.
When Gears 5 does arrive it will be on Xbox One and PC.
Resident Evil 2 Remake
Wait, is that Resident Evil 2? The project that Capcom has kept awfully quiet about was finally revealed and it was impressive to say the least. What looks like a game that has been completely remade from the ground-up, Resident Evil 2 Remake was one of the best looking games in Sony’s Press Conference and that’s tall praise considering the company.
Better yet, fans aren’t going to have to wait too long for Resident Evil 2. The game is coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC in January 2019.