Bungie was more than eager to show Destiny 2: Forsaken's gameplay changes, but what about the story? You're now getting a first glimpse at that too... and suffice it to say the story is weightier than you've seen in the add-ons. The clip shows a clearly beaten Cayde-6, everyone's favorite obnoxious Hunter Vanguard, as he's seemingly facing execution by an Awoken from The Reef (possibly the Queen's brother) and carted off to parts unknown. In other words, there are consequences in this storyline. You may have to wait until September to see more, but this is bound to whet your appetite if you're a fan of the shared-world shooter.
Well, that was a surprise. Sandwiched in the middle of Sony's E3 press conference was Control, the next game from Alan Wake and Quantum Break developer Remedy. The short teaser showed a heroine in a trippy, labyrinth style world full of levitating humans and constantly shifting architecture. It also revealed some basic gunplay and telekinesis-style abilities. What that all means, though, in terms of the story and world is a complete mystery for now. The video did confirm, however, that the game will be coming out in 2019. It's the first title that Remedy will be releasing after its exclusivity deal with Microsoft ended. That means it will almost certainly be coming to the PlayStation 4 and other systems.
Deep into the first intermission at the Sony PlayStation E3 event today in Los Angeles, Stu Shuman asked President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment America Shawn Layden about the possibility of New Game+ for God of War. Layden made no bones about it: the mode is coming to the triple A exclusive title.
However, before we got to the game details, composer Gustavo Santaolalla took the stage to perform a new rendition of the Last of Us theme -- in a strange, church-like area that's far different form the average E3 press conference room. Sony's Shawn Leyden explained that this year's event would take the audience on deep dives into each game, with special environments and experiences tailored to each. After Santaolalla's performance, the lights went down, and we heard more music and saw the game's first footage -- someone singing in the very same church environment the crowd was sitting in.
Square Enix's press conference didn't exactly wow us the way others have this E3, but that doesn't mean there wasn't any news. Or, that you don't want to watch the show anyway. It's just that we saw most of it during Microsoft's keynote yesterday. Which is why we've distilled the show down to an easy six minutes. You're welcome!
I'll never forget the time I watched the trailer for 300, the iconic fantasy war film from 2006 about King Leonidas of Sparta and his clash against the Persians with a heavily outnumbered army. As soon as I saw the scene where Leonidas, played by Gerard Butler, screamed "This is Sparta" at the top of his lungs and then kicked a dude down a deep concrete well, I knew the movie was going to be an instant classic. Less than a year after touring Egypt with Origins, Ubisoft is taking us to King Leonidas' world in Assassin's Creed: Odyssey. The new game takes place in 431BC, right at the start of the Peloponnesian war between the competing cities of Sparta and Athens.
Ubisoft debuted Starlink debuted at least year's E3 as a next generation toys-to-life game -- a Skylanders in space, if you will, and heir to Disney Infinity. The modular spacecraft models looked pretty cool when we got our hands on them, but today we saw a full-fledged trailer of the game (full title Starlink: Battle for Atlas), which looks like Destiny toned down for the Saturday morning cartoon demographic. But there's another gamer group that might want to rush out and play: Ubisoft revealed that Star Fox's Fox McCloud will come exclusively to the Switch version of the game, and yes, you can buy a cool Arwing toy to go with it.
Ubisoft's E3 press conference kicked off with a marching band, crazy costumes and a dancing panda and yet somehow that wasn't even the most bizarre thing about the company's announcement of Just Dance 2019. While the latest installment of the motion-capture dancing series will be released on all the usual suspects -- PS4, Xbox One and Switch -- Ubisoft's also giving fans of older systems something new to play on the Xbox 360, Wii U and yes, even the Wii.