All The Best New Games From E3 Releasing In 2018
While there are always bound to be some that are unsatisfied with the goings on of the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo, most of the reactions coming out of this year’s E3 seem to be rife with positivity and anticipation. That said, most of the games announced at the event won’t see the light of day before 2019 – most, but not all.
Here are all the best Windows PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch games from E3 2018 that will be released this year. Which one are you itching to play first?
Fallout 76 (November 14 | PC, PS4, Xbox One)
A prequel to Bethesda’s open-world, post-apocalyptic RPG with core online elements, Fallout 76 is perhaps one of the most anticipated games to come out of this E3.
Assassin’ Creed Odyssey (October 5 | PC, PS4, Xbox One)
The next title in Ubisoft’s award-winning action-adventure series, this time set in Ancient Greece.
Super Smash Bros Ultimate (October 5 | Nintendo Switch)
Every character featured in the Super Smash Bros series, and more, collide in the ultimate crossover fighter.
Battlefield V (October 11 | PC, PS4, Xbox One)
The next Battlefield game will be set in the World War II era, and apart from a host of changes and improvement to multiplayer, it is, at some point after release, set to hop onto the battle royale bandwagon with its own PUBG- and Fortnite-inspired game mode.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (October 12 | PC, PS4, Xbox One)
Treyarch is returning this year with yet another iteration of Call of Duty: Black Ops, and it too, like the competition, feature a 64-player battle royale mode called Blackout.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (September 14 | PC, PS4, Xbox One)
The third title in the critically acclaimed Tomb Raider series reboot promises to deliver an even larger, more fleshed-out world to raid.
Spider-Man (September 7 | PS4)
The upcoming game featuring everyone’s favorite web-slinger looks very promising, with an open world, fluid combat, and battles with the Sinister 6 to look forward to.
SCUM (August | PC)
Developer Devolver Digital of Shadow Warrior fame is set to make its own mark in the open-world survival genre with an online game that tasks players with surviving a brutal game show much like the Hunger Games, and features an unprecedented suite of combat and survival mechanics.
Just Cause 4 (December 4 | PC, PS4, Xbox One)
The fourth game in the Just Cause promises to be bigger, better, with more ways to cause chaos, and even tornadoes thrown into the mix.
Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee (November 16 | Nintendo Switch)
A completely new Pokemon RPG developed by Game Freak, which, apart from allowing transfer of Pokemon from Pokemon GO!, will receive its own unique Poke Ball-shaped controller (sold separately).
Forza Horizon 4 (October 2 | PC, Xbox One)
The staple of the racing genre is getting another upgrade this year with the addition of changing seasons and a host of other improvements as the game’s open-world experience goes fully online and makes the move to a virtual Britain.
FIFA 19 (September 28 | PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch)
The next FIFA game comes with a new story mode, new animation system called RPM (Real Player Motion), and enhanced tactical control over players and teams.
Madden 19 (August 10 | PS4, Xbox One)
The premiere NFL title too gets an iteration to last through the next year, with EA’s new RPM animation system, improved Franchise Mode, and the ability to choose your own celebrations among the list of changes.
NBA Live 19 (September 7 | PS4, Xbox One)
NBA Live too gets improved animations with EA’s new RPM (Real Player Motion) system, making the game’s roster of players move more like their real-world counterparts. “The One” game mode is set to return, this time having players travel the world to put together a team.
Octopath Traveler (July 13 | Nintendo Switch)
Square Enix is set to debut its beautiful new turn-based JRPG in July, but restless fans can try out the Octopath Traveler Prologue Demo right now on the Switch eShop.
Starlink: Battle for Atlas (October 16 | PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch)
The toys-to-life genre gets a much needed shot in the arm with the reveal of Starlink: Battle for Atlas, an space ship-themed action-adventure game that is set to receive Nintendo’s Star Fox as a playable character in the Switch version of the game.
Super Mario Party (December 7, Nintendo Switch)
The Mario Party series brings its collection of mini-games to the Switch, making use of the young platform’s unique set of features, pairing multiple consoles and their screens for some board game-like fun.