Kingdom Hearts 3 trailer features a new, lovable Pixar character

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Kingdom Hearts 3 trailer features a new, lovable Pixar character

Square Enix presented a new, detailed look yet at Kingdom Hearts 3 during this year’s E3 conference — albeit not its own presentation. The stream featured a mix of cutscenes and gameplay that show Sora, Donald, Goofy and several friends fighting their way through new Disney worlds, serving as a slight remix of a previous E3 2018 trailer.

The biggest addition of note was a single new character: The trailer featured Remy, who starred in his own Pixar film, Ratatouille. Sora appears to cook with the little guy on his head, which is where Remy perches in his own movie. We are very much here for more cute, talented animals in our Kingdom Hearts games.

Just Cause 4’s latest trailer explains its big new features

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Just Cause 4’s latest trailer explains its big new features

Just Cause 4 gameplay was shown during Square Enix’s E3 2018 press event. The footage provides a better look at the weather system teased during the trailer at yesterday’s Microsoft press conference.

Just Cause 4 is the latest entry in Avalanche Studios’ open world franchise, which focuses on massive destruction and player creativity. Just Cause 4 adds extreme weather, including blizzards, tornadoes, lightning and sand storms. New vehicles include wrecking balls and car transporters. Players will have the ability to use more grapples and boosters to cause more goofy mayhem, binding vehicles and enemies together and sending them into the sky.

Watch 5 minutes of Shadow of the Tomb Raider gameplay

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Watch 5 minutes of Shadow of the Tomb Raider gameplay

Lara Croft’s journey looks as harrowing as ever in the extended gameplay preview of Shadow of the Tomb Raider, shown during Square Enix’s pre-taped presentation Monday morning at E3.

Lara skulked her way around an enemy camp in a lush jungle, utilizing weapons and techniques we’d seen from previous titles, including sniping enemies from the distance, sneak attacks and molotov cocktails.

The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit impacts your Life is Strange 2 experience

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The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit impacts your Life is Strange 2 experience

Life is Strange spinoff The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit will be “your first steps into this world” of Life is Strange 2, Dontnod Entertainment said during publisher Square Enix’s E3 2018 livestream — and it will even leave an impact on the upcoming sequel.

“It’s hiding many secrets and even some links to the brand new story and characters of Life is Strange 2,” said Raoul Barbet, one of the directors of Captain Spirit as well as the upcoming Life is Strange 2.

Sony PlayStation E3 2018 press conference: start time, live stream, and schedule

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Sony PlayStation E3 2018 press conference: start time, live stream, and schedule

This is going to be an interesting year for Sony with the PlayStation 4 nearing the end of its lifecycle, but another console being at least three years away. It’s possible that we’ll get price drops on the existing hardware, but there likely won’t be other announcements in that area. We don’t expect to hear the Vita even mentioned this year, in fact.

But we do know that Sony is going to lean hard into its already announced exclusives — namely The Last of Us Part 2, Marvel’s Spider-Man, Death Stranding and Ghost of Tsushima — this year, and there will likely be some big surprises in that area. Sony bombarded the press and fans with trailer after trailer last year, and that may be an effective strategy again this year with Microsoft struggling so hard with exclusive games. It’s going to be interesting to see if Sony’s event has as much VR content as it did last year, or if we’ll get an update on PlayStation VR sales numbers now that the price of the hardware is so low.

Ubisoft E3 2018 press conference: start time, live stream and schedule

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Ubisoft E3 2018 press conference: start time, live stream and schedule

Ubisoft is heading to E3 2018 with a few familiar games — some of which were announced at last year’s show — and a couple of surprises.

The publisher says at least six games will make an appearance at its E3 2018 press conference: Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, Beyond Good & Evil 2, For Honor, Skull & Bones, Starlink: Battle for Atlas and Transference. We also know that a new Assassin’s Creed will be (officially) revealed. Ubisoft also promises a few surprises and “huge reveals,” so don’t act too surprised if a new Splinter Cell is announced at E3 2018.

LawBreakers is now free-to-play on PC

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LawBreakers is now free-to-play on PC

Boss Games’ shooter LawBreakers is now free-to-play on Steam (as spotted by Wario64). The gravity-based combat game was previously priced at $29.99. Last month, Boss Games’ head Cliff Bleszinski shut down the studio, following the commercial failure of the game.

In LawBreakers, players take on the roles of specialized fighters who inhabit low gravity arenas. Competing against Blizzard’s Overwatch, the game failed to attract a sustainable audience. Although it lacks the charm and polish of Overwatch, it is a tightly designed shooting game with well balanced units.

Team Sonic Racing’s new E3 2018 trailer promises high-octane action

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Team Sonic Racing’s new E3 2018 trailer promises high-octane action

Sonic and company take on a variety of vibrant race tracks in Sega’s E3 2018 trailer for the upcoming Team Sonic Racing. The trailer offers a more in-depth peek at gameplay, characters and raceways included in the game. The trailer, set to energetic rock music by Crush 40 (a group best known for its Sonic the Hedgehog music), features well-known characters such as Sonic, Shadow, Knuckles and Tails racing through various tracks ranging from a jungle path to what looks to be a London-inspired futuristic skyway.

The game, developed by Sumo Digital, promises other nostalgic characters and environments from across the Sonic universe in conjunction with fast-paced competitive racing. Players can play either solo or within teams of up to 12 members online in a variety of single and multiplayer modes including Grand Prix, Time Travel and Team Adventure. Teammates will also be able to work together through the use of team mechanics such as Item Transfer, Slingshot and Skim Boost. And, perhaps most importantly, players will be able to customize their vehicle to align with their racing style. Finally, as previously revealed with the release of the first teaser for Team Sonic Racing, the game will feature a four-player split-screen and power-ups based on Wisps, alien characters that were introduced in Sonic Colors.

Build your own Pip-Boy with Fallout 76’s special edition construction kit

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Build your own Pip-Boy with Fallout 76’s special edition construction kit

For $150, you can build your own Pip-Boy with the Fallout 76 Pip-Boy Construction Kit, coming later this year from ThinkGeek and Bethesda Softworks.

The kit is available for pre-order now. ThinkGeek (which is owned by GameStop) promises that the kit has more than 250 parts (“in a vegan leather case”) plus the tools necessary to put it together. Fans will be able to customize their own Pip-Boy 2000 Mark 6, the one seen on the protagonist’s wrist at the end of the Fallout 76 trailer shown last month.

Square Enix E3 2018 press conference: start time, live stream and schedule

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Square Enix E3 2018 press conference: start time, live stream and schedule

Square Enix is holding a showcase at E3 2018 to deliver the latest news on its upcoming lineup. The publisher’s press conference will consist of a “special video presentation” that will likely touch on games like Kingdom Hearts 3, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Just Cause 4 and Dragon Quest 11: Echoes of an Elusive Age.

If we’re lucky, maybe we’ll even get an update on that Final Fantasy 7 Remake that was announced back at E3 2015, or hear more about Square Enix’s plans for Nintendo Switch.