Nintendo Direct E3 2019 Conference Breakdown

Nintendo is back with some of the most iconic titles in the industry. We got to see recognizable faces along with some new ones.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC

Vastly different worlds are colliding into Nintendo’s epic crossover fighter. The beginning of the event showed that the unnamed hero from Dragon Quest will make an appearance.

Towards the end of the show, a trailer came to present the introduction of Banjo-Kazooie to join the fight later this year.

Buy: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age Definitive Edition Trailer

Coming to the Switch on Sept. 27.

Buy: Dragon Quest XI Echoes of an Elusive Age: Edition of Light – PlayStation 4

Buy: Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition – Nintendo Switch

Gameplay Trailer for Luigi’s Mansion 3

Buy: Luigi’s Mansion 3

Trailer for The Dark Crystal: Tactics Age of Resistance

Gameplay Trailer for Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

Out Sept. 20 for the Switch.

Buy: Legend of Zelda Link’s Awakening

Trailer for Trials of Mana

Coming out early 2020 for Switch, PS4, and PC. Plus for fans who can’t wait, you can pick up the original three games for the Switch today.

The Witcher: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition

The port is coming to the Switch sometime this year.

Trailer for Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Coming to the Switch on July 26.

Resident Evil Ports

The fifth and six main entries of the Resident Evil series are coming to the Switch this fall.

Trailer for No More Heroes 3

Coming 2020.

Contra

A lot is coming for Contra fans. Rogue Corps is coming to the Switch on Sept. 24. Along with this release date, a collection of 10 games and a 74-page ebook are available today.

Trailer for Daemon X Machina

Coming Sept. 13 for the Switch.

Trailer for Danzer Dragon

Coming this winter.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Trailer

Coming to the Switch on Nov. 15.

Buy: Pokemon Sword

Buy: Pokemon Shield

Trailer for Astral Chain

Out Aug. 30 for the Switch.

Trailer for Empire of Sin

Coming spring 2020 for all platforms.

Trailer for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order

Out July 19 for the Switch.

Trailer for Cadence of Hyrule

Out July 13 for the Switch.

Trailer for Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games

Out sometime in Nov. for the Switch.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Delayed

The push went from this year to March 20, 2020.

Breath of the Wild Sequel

A sequel is coming to 2017 hit. A teaser trailer was released with no further information.

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Square Enix E3 2019 Conference Breakdown

Some of the most anticipated reveals were shown at Square Enix’s showcase. Superheroes and fantasy titles, the company did not waste time showing off what is in store for the future.

Final Fantasy VII Remake

A gameplay trailer along with a release date for the long-awaited remake was shown. You can get your hands on the remake of the classic RPG March 3, 2020, on PS4.

The Last Remnant

The remaster of the 2008 title is coming to the Nintendo Switch, and it is out now.

Dragon Quest Builders 2

The new trailer for the sequel shows off gameplay along with its July 12 date for PS4 and Switch.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition

Kingdom Hearts III Re:Mind DLC

Out sometime this winter.

Oninaki Trailer

This RPG is releasing on Aug. 22 for PC.

Final Fantasy Brave Exvius: War of the Visions

A mobile game coming to Japan sometime this year and TBA for the rest of the world.

Outriders Trailer

A coop shooter from the minds who made Bulletstorm. Coming to Xbox, PS4, and PC next summer.

Romancing Saga 3 & SaGa Scarlet Grace: Ambitions

These two games will be coming worldwide for all platforms, even mobile devices sometime in the near future.

Marvel’s Avengers Trailer

Marvel is building up its AAA lineup with Square Enix’s Avengers game. This coop action title showed off gameplay elements and its story. Earth’s Mightiest Heroes have been framed, tarnishing their heroic status in the eyes of the world.

Releasing for Xbox, PS4, PC, and Stadia in May 2020.

PlayStation 4 players can play the beta early and get exclusive content.

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Ubisoft E3 2019 Conference

Ubisoft stands as one of the most dominant companies in the gaming industry. They have updates on current titles plus sequels to some of their strongest franchises. This is what you may have missed from Ubisoft’s conference this E3.

Assassin’s Creed Symphony

A symphony tour is coming to play songs from Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed franchise. The 80 piece orchestra will be performing shows around Europe and North America. You can buy tickets here.

Watch Dogs Legion

The third installment of Watch Dogs has unleashed a lot of details plus a gameplay reveal.

The discussions around the leak and its official confirmation leading up to E3 about playing as NPCs have been cleared up. Players are building a resistance army against the chaos that has embedded itself throughout London. You can scan anyone to see their stats, with every citizen having their own life and animations, to decide on who you want to recruit. After completing the origin mission, you have earned another playable character. You can select whoever you want anytime or if you die then you immediately go into a selection screen for a new playable character. Yes, if you die, it is permanent.

Combat was shown with a new melee system that looks quite fluid. Of course, you have your guns, which are another option if you want. Like the previous two titles, you get to play any way you wish to with stealth, going in loud and lethal, or focusing on hacking your way through objectives.

Watch Dogs Legion comes out March 6 for Xbox, PS4, and PC.

Always Sunny Creator’s New Show

Rob McElhenney, the main mastermind behind the FX series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, announced he will work with Ubisoft for an Apple TV show called Mythic Quest. The sitcom will show the troubles in game development while poking fun at all things gaming.

Ian Grimm (Rob McElhenney) is an egotistical creative director at a studio that has developed the most popular MMO, Mythic Quest. The company is on its way to make an expansion, Raven’s Banquet, and audiences will see the chaos that happens behind the scenes.

No official date was mentioned, but you can watch the trailer below:

Rainbow Six Siege: Operation Phantom Sight

No real news except for the rumored June 11 date for the new season of Rainbow Six Siege has been confirmed. Two new operators, Warden and Nøkk, along with a reworking of Kafe Dostoyevsky and updates to how ranked will play out. You can read about all of it here.

Brawlhalla and Adventure Time Crossover

Finn, Jake, and Princess Bubblegum from Adventure Time are arriving in this arena fighter. Plus a new mode and stage are coming in this epic crossover, and it is out now.

Ghost Recon Breakpoint

Presented by actor and lead antagonist in the game, Jon Bernthal (The Punisher) showed off the upcoming title.

Play as a squad or with AI companions, go through the open world to take down a new, highly advanced threat.

A new community program allows for players an easier way to contact one another. This will add more access to voice opinions to the developers to better the online experience.

A mysterious tease involving Terminator was shown, but no context was given.

A beta is coming Sept. 5 while the full release is Oct. 4 for Xbox, PS4, and PC.

Trailer for a New Mobile Title

Elite Squad is a collection of Tom Clancy characters into one game. The strategy game will take two teams of five players for an all-out battle with iconic characters from Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon, and Rainbow Six.

Just Dance 2020 Performance

A performance to officially reveal the new Just Dance is here. No hard date was set, but sometime in Nov. for Xbox, Wii, Switch, PS4, and Stadia.

For Honor Event

Shadows of the Hitokiri is an event coming soon to For Honor. The mode Soul Rush will have each warrior carry a stock of souls and must kill others to obtain more.

Cosmetics like emotes and skins will be available to unlock too.

The event comes from June 10 to June 27.

Trailer for Rainbow Six Quarantine

The new Rainbow game will be a PvE focused experience. Three players team up to complete objectives and face a new type of threat, similar to last year’s limited time Outbreak mode.

Coming early 2020 for Xbox, PS4, and PC.

The Division 2 DLC and Movie Updates

Three episodes of new content are coming to The Division 2. Going to new areas for brand new objectives will take players to the National Zoo, the Pentagon, New York to hunt down a traitor, and the second eight-player raid.

The three episodes of DLC will come across the rest of this year and early 2020.

The movie adaption with Jessica Chastain and Jake Gyllenhaal got an update. The film will be released on Netflix.

UPlay+

A new subscription service to gain access to new games and content. It will cost $14 a month. It will launch this Sept. and be available in 2020 for Stadia.

Trailer Roller Champions

A gameplay trailer shows off this new PvP sports title. A demo is out now until June 14.

Trailer for Gods & Monsters

No information as given except for a Feb. 25, 2020 release date.

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PC Gaming Show E3 2019 Conference Breakdown

Hitting right up to Microsoft’s level with a massive show full of games. The PC Gaming Show had over 30 games with gameplay, trailers, and interviews. The presentation was packed, so let’s go over all of the juicy details.

Trailer for Evil Genius 2: World Domination

First Gameplay Trailer for Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines

Coming Q1 2020 for PC

Starmancer Gameplay Trailer

A space station simulator coming exclusively to PC.

Chivalry 2 Information and Trailer

A collaboration with the original developers and Tripwire, the team behind Killing Floor join forces for the next Chivalry.

Team objectives will evolve to more than standing in an area for a bar to reach max level. The missions in the PvP title will be more interactive like pillaging villages and sieging castles.

The combat is becoming more accessible and fluid. The revamped animations and systems will allow for a weightier experience while being fairer for less skilled players. This faster-paced sequel will even have a high-level cap than the original.

Coming early next year on the Epic Games Store.

Trailer for Mosaic 

Coming to all platforms sometime this year.

Midnight Ghost Hunt Trailer and Information

Taking a spin on the popular mod Prop Hunt, Midnight Ghost Hunt is a multiplayer action game. One team are ghosts who hide as props around the map while the hunters must investigate and take down the spirits. The twist is the ghosts can attack the other players.

A timer to midnight goes to initiate the ending of a match. When it is four minutes to midnight, then the ghosts previously taken down by hunters come back stronger than ever. Now the tables have turned, and the humans must survive until rescue can save them.

The release date was not announced, but it will come exclusively to PC.

Gameplay Trailer for Unexplored 2: The Wayfarers Legacy

This procedural title will focus on adventure, exploration, and survival in a vast world.

The game is available for early access here.

Samsung Monitor Announced 

The Samsung “27 CGR5 240hz monitor is the first G-sync monitor for gaming. The curved monitor will only cost $399.

Mutant Year Zero: Seed of Evil

Out July 30 for all platforms.

Moons of Madness Release Date

Out Oct. 31 for Xbox, PS4, and PC.

Conan Chop Chop

Initially, an April Fools joke, this chibi dungeon crawler comes Sept. 13 to all platforms.

Trailer for Last Oasis

Coming to PC on Sept. 13

Age of Wonders: Planetfall

This 4X strategy game is coming to Xbox, PS4, and PC on Aug. 6.

Trailer for Zombie Army 4: Dead War

Coming to Xbox, PS4, and PC. Watch the full gameplay trailer coming July 11.

Remnant: From the Ashes Gameplay Trailer

This coop action shooter will bring the looter shooter genre into extreme difficulty. Coming out Aug. 20 for Xbox, PS4, and PC.

Trailer for Griftlands

This card game involves duals, action, and negotiation. The variety of choices let players choose how they want to deal with different situations.

Coming July 11 on the Epic Games Store

Gameplay Trailer for Planet Zoo

This realistic zoo simulator focuses on a message about taking care of animals. To enhance immersion, animals will have their own unique behaviors and react to different situations around the zoo.

Coming to PC Nov. 5.

Trailer and Release Date for Shenmue 3

Coming out Nov. 19 for PS4 and PC.

Trailer for Songs of Conquest

This strategy game will have players explore a world to build an army and upgrade their towns. Adventures will be blended with turn-based combat to round out this experience.

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 PVP

Vermintide 2 is getting a PVP mode. There is no release date, but you can sign up for early access here.

Trailer for Per Aspera

A base-building strategy title coming next year for PC.

New Information on Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey

The open world game will follow a group of apes as they evolve into new species and explore the world around them. This survival game is coming Aug. 27 for PC.

Trailer for Auto Chess

A strategy game coming to the Epic Games Store. Release date TBA.

Trailer for Cristales

An indie homage to classic RPGs with a time altering mechanic. Coming to PC sometime next year.

Trailer for Valfaris

This 2D action-platformer that is full of violence and heavy metal. You can get your hands on it sometime this year for all platforms.

Borderlands 3 Interview

Paul Sage, the creative director of Borderlands 3, gave a lot of details about the upcoming looter shooter.

Weapons will be more in-depth. The example used was grenades will not only have one attribute. Instead of having an explosive that bounces, you can have one that bounces until it sticks onto an enemy.

Class mods are revamped to add more skills and layers to characters. Along with artifacts that will improve aspects like movement for a more fluid and faster-paced experience.

Endgame content involves the guardian system, an endless progression system full of new skills and skins. Any character on your account will gain some of these rewards.

Main bosses will have multiple phases for grander battles.

The level cap at launch will be 50.

Other systems from the previous titles return like duals and golden keys. Sage shied away from a question about other forms of PvP, so a possibility of expanding onto different ways to fight other players.

Borderlands 3 comes out Sept. 13 for Xbox, PS4, and PC.

Maneater Information

Tripwire’s shark RPG got a ton of new information. This open-world RPG will have an in-depth progression system along with a narrative to drive it forward.

Eating animals and people grow the shark. It not only gets bigger, but new elements like mutated lungs and metal teeth will give the beast more strength when surviving out in the open water.

The narrative goes through the eyes of a reality show that follows your shark and Scaley Pete, the game’s antagonist.

No release date is set yet, but it is coming exclusively to PC.

Terraria: Journey’s End Trailer

The new expansion for Terreria is coming soon. The free update includes new items, biomes, golf, and Master Mode for players looking for an added challenge.

Telling Lies Trailer and Presentation

This live-action interactive experience lets players dive into files and videos of four characters to unravel a mystery. The developers labeled this linear story as an “open world” due to the freedom of exploring this story in any way you want.

Warframe: Empyrean Teaser Trailer

The update is coming to Warframe with no release date yet. A full reveal is coming July 6.

Genesis Noir Trailer

An artsy, cosmic noir game with a mysterious trailer. The game is coming to PC with no set release date.

El Hijo Gameplay Trailer

This Western title is coming to all platforms sometime this year.

Baldur’s Gate 3

The upcoming sequel did not get much news except for a new tabletop game coming on Sept. 13.

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Devolver Digital E3 2019 Conference Breakdown

Another E3 means another weird conference from Devolver Digital. A wacky story that ties into their big reveals for the future of the company. This is what they had to show.

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout Trailer

A new multiplayer game with 100 players to create a chaotic online space.

Devolver Bootleg

A collection of classic Devolver titles that have been officially bootlegged by the company and turned into a package full of games. It is out now on Steam.

Yes, they actually released a collection of bootlegged games.

Carrion Trailer

Alien horror game where you play as the killer creature.

Carrion releases on PC and consoles next year.

Arcade Cabinet Game 

Yes, an old school arcade game called Enter the Gungeon: House of the Gundead. It will release next year.

The Messenger Expansion

The Messenger Picnic Panic is a free expansion coming July 11 for PC, PS4, and Nintendo Switch.

Trailer for My Friend Pedro

Another gameplay trailer showing of Devolver’s next game. My Friend Pedro releases June 20 for PC and Nintendo Switch.

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Bethesda E3 2019 Conference Breakdown

Bethesda was full of updates on current games, which was expected, but the developer/publisher had surprises to show this year at E3.

Fallout 76 News

Wastelanders will be the game’s next significant expansion. The update will give players common things like new quests and gear, but the big parts involve how the story will form. Human NPCs will be added along with dialogue trees. This will bring the classic Fallout experience to Fallout 76.

A battle royal mode called Nuclear Winter will bring the vastly popular PvP mode into Bethesda’s online Fallout experience. A 52 player match that will have plenty of threats outside of players.

You can try both of these updates from June 10 – 17. A full release date has not been set except for some time this fall.

Buy: Fallout 76 – PlayStation 4

Buy: Fallout 76 – Xbox One

Elder Scrolls: Blades Updates

The latest update for the mobile Elder Scrolls title will include solo arena battles, a dragon questline, and custom jewelry. These features come tonight for free.

Elder Scrolls: Blades will get ported over to the Nintendo Switch this fall.

Ghostwire: Tokyo

A new action-adventure game involving saving the world from evil spirits.

Elder Scrolls Online Updates

Two major updates are coming to ESO. The first rounds out the latest story arc called Dragonhold. Not much information was mentioned, but be prepared for plenty of dragons.

The second will give dungeons in Scalebreaker which comes out sometime in Aug.

Trailer for Commander Keen

The 80s classic is getting a revival on mobile plus a trailer was shown. A story mode and PvP mode will be available. The release date will happen sometime this summer.

Elder Scrolls: Legends Expansion

The expansion titled Moons of Elsweyr will contain plenty of new cards. It arrives on June 27.

Wolfenstein Cyberpilot and Youngblood

A trailer came out for the upcoming coop Wolfenstein: Youngblood. The story takes place in the 80s where B.J.’s daughters must save him somewhere in Nazi-infested France. It arrives on all platforms on July 26.

Coming on the same date, Wolfenstein embraces its sci-fi roots with a new VR game.

Pre-order: Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot VR

Pre-order: Wolfenstein: Youngblood – PlayStation 4

Pre-order: Wolfenstein: Youngblood – Xbox One

Pre-order: Wolfenstein: Youngblood – Nintendo Switch

Trailer for Deathloop

Two hardened mercenaries in an endless time loop to kill one another.

New Streaming Software

Orion is a new technology developed to enhance streaming games. The big worry about services like Stadia or Xbox’s upcoming streaming service is the latency and bandwidth. This should address those worries which will make streaming cheaper for consumers and publishers.

DOOM Eternal Release Date and More

A new trailer along with plenty of gameplay shows off what’s to come in the sequel to the 2016 reboot of DOOM.

A new gameplay mechanic shows the interactable environments in a variety of levels. We see Doomslayer unlocking new areas and ways to kill people by blasting through whatever he sees, demons, and objects alike.

A new multiplayer mode was unveiled. Two players play as demons who can summon other NPC demons. The other player plays as a demon slayer. The three players battle it out to see who wins, demon or slayer.

The collector’s edition was shown, which includes: a Doom lore book, lithograph, Steelbook case, in-game cosmetics, and a life-size Doom Slayer helmet.

DOOM Eternal releases on Nov. 22 for all platforms.

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Pre-order: Doom Eternal – Xbox One

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Microsoft E3 2019 Conference Breakdown

Microsoft’s conference happened today. The studio showed off plenty of games coming within the next year for Xbox along with their future plans for the next generation.

Trailer for The Outer Worlds

Unknown game with an emphasis on choices to destroy or save the game’s world. A release date for Oct. 25 was given.

Trailer for Bleeding Edge

A third person action multiplayer game with a focus on competition.

Trailer for Ori and the Will of the Wisps.  

Out Feb. 11, 2020

Minecraft Dungeons

A new top-down multiplayer game in the world of Minecraft out Spring 2020.

Trailer Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

A new trailer that shows gameplay and story elements. Out Nov. 11.

Trailer for adaption on Blair Witch

Based on the iconic horror movie, this game will be an FPS based on the same lore and world as the film.

Cyberpunk 2077 Release Date and Trailer

A reveal that Keanu Reeves will feature in the game as a character.

Out April 16, 2020.

Trailer for Spiritfarer

Appears to be a sidescrolling game with exploration and building mechanics.

Trailer for the revival of Battletoads

Trailer for Legend of Wright

Game Pass Updates

A montage of a variety of games like Batman Arkham Knight and Totally Accurate Battle Simulator is coming to Xbox Game Pass, some of the heavy hitters like Batman are available now.

Game Pass for PC comes for $9.99 a month. Another edition called Game Pass Ultimate gets you access for your console, PC, and gold for Xbox Live. You can get it today for $1 to try out. A full price is unknown.

Trailer for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Trailer for Age of Empires 2 Definitive Edition

Trailer for Wasteland 3

Acquisition of Double Fine Productions

The developers of games like Brutal Legend have been acquired by Xbox.

Trailer for Psychonauts 2

Trailer for Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

Trailer for Dragon Ball Z Kakorat

An action RPG set in the world of Dragon Ball Z.

Trailer for 12 Minutes

A trippy interactive thriller of a man trapped in a time loop.

Trailer for Way to the Woods

Trailers for Gears of War 5

The trailers shown showed off story elements along with the new game mode, Escape. The new mode involves a team going to plant a bomb in a hive and trying to escape.

Pre-order to get a Terminator skin along with access to play four days early or have Game Pass.

Tech test coming July 17, Aug. 19 for horde mode access and more to be shown later.

Gears of War 5 comes out exclusively for Xbox on Sept. 10.

Elite Controller

A new and improved elite controller will have better precision than the previous.

Trailer for Dying Light 2 

A soft release date announced for Spring 2020.

Forza Horizon 4: LEGO Speed Champions

The lego expansion will give players access to life-size cars made of legos along with new challenges, areas, and more. Launches sometime this week.

Trailer for Gears Pop

State of Decay 2 Heartland

Expansion for Xbox’s zombie title.

Phantasy Star Online 2 heads West

Coming Spring 2020 the Japanese online game will come for the first time to the United States on Xbox.

Acquisition of Smilegate

The company announced a partnership with Smilegate along with a trailer for Crossfire X. Coming sometime in 2020.

Trailer for Tales of Arise

Trailer for Borderlands 3 and DLC

DLC is coming to the Handsome Collection with a focus on Lilith. The new expansion is called Commander Lilith and the Fight for Sanctuary. The free DLC includes A new rarity for loot called effervescent, new guns, new skins, and a level cap raise that allows for two overpowered levels. Players can also start a character at level 30.

Trailer for the FromSoftware and George RR Martin game

The collaboration is happening. Not much is known yet about this new fantasy, but the title is called Elden Ring, and we can all imagine something twisted will come from this partnership.

Streaming for Xbox

With the new console streaming option, players can stream their games from their Xbox One. This free update comes this Oct.

Trailer for the Future

A trailer showed people from the team at Xbox to talk about the next console generation. A lot of jargon was thrown out there, but the primary emphasis was on 120 FPS, 8K resolution, and no loading screens for any game.

The codename is Project Scarlett, it will arrive in winter 2020.

Trailer for Halo Infinite

We still don’t know what the new Halo will look like, but things have gone downhill, so the one man army Master Chief needs to correct the course of the universe.

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