The biggest video game conference in the world, E3 is an annual event that draws crowds in their thousands to take a look at the upcoming titles and technology in the video game world. Heavy hitters such as Microsoft, Sony, Bethesda and Ubisoft compete alongside increasingly popular indie developers for people’s attention, with each brand trying to outdo their competitors.
This round up courtesy of Paddy Power games brings you the best bits of this year’s E3, in case you missed it!
Without a doubt one of the biggest video game franchises in history, Bungie/343 Industries’ Halo series has grossed over $3.4 billion since its debut in 2001. The next generation of Halo arrived with the announcement of Halo Infinite. Developed with the new Slipspace Engine, Halo Infinite debuted at the Xbox E3 2018 Briefing with an engine demo that showed off its jaw dropping visuals that had fans chomping at the bit for a release date.
Resident Evil 2 Remake
The game that Resident Evil fans have been waiting for - Resident Evil 2 (RE2) has always been considered a stone cold classic, selling over a million copies on PlayStation. However, like many 90’s games, it hasn’t necessarily aged all too well…
Upon its release in 1998, RE2 received critical and fan praise, since appearing on several lists “best ever” lists. However many complaints pointed towards its controls, acting and inventory system.
The remake is scheduled for January 2019, and the developers have promised some “unexpected surprises”.
Forza Horizon 4
Forza Horizon is the much younger, more relaxed sibling of the Forza Motorsport series. Where the motorsport series is about control, grip, torque and power, Horizon is about jumps, speed, colours and loud music.
Heading to the British Isles for the first time, Forza Horizon features 450 fully licensed vehicles from 7 figure hyper cars to the good old British Black Cab, and just about everything in between.
The ultimate edition of the game is set for release on the 28th of September, whilst the standard and deluxe editions are released on the 2nd of October.
Last of Us 2
When the PlayStation exclusive The Last of Us was released in 2013, it received instant universal acclaim, selling over 1.3 million copies within its first week, and over 17 million copies to date since its release.
The world has been holding its collective breath for a sequel in the 5 years since its original release, and this year’s E3 did not disappoint fans.
Although two trailers had already been released, this 11-minute part cinematic/part gameplay trailer had fans practically watering at the mouth, showing story line, new characters, and beautiful graphics, alongside the expected heavy violence from the franchise.
To say the franchise has been a success would be an understatement, as over 17 million copies have been sold!
Today is the 5th Anniversary of The Last of Us' release. Over 17 million of you have taken this journey with us and your love, support, and fandom for these characters and their story has been incredible. We can't wait to continue it with Part II. pic.twitter.com/dES9bBDa4W
— Naughty Dog (@Naughty_Dog) June 14, 2018
Based on the post-apocalyptic science fiction series by author Dmitry Glukhovsky, the Metro franchise sees players dive into the Moscow Metro system after a nuclear holocaust on a quest for survival.
Despite being geared towards ramping the players stress levels through the roof, the original game and its sequel fared well.
Developer 4A Games announced it at 2017’s E3 but released a brand-new trailer at the 2018 event, as well as allowing journalists to try an hour-long demo of the gameplay.
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