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E3 2018: Every major announcement and release date

Worried you missed something last week? Check out our handy guide to all the big news from Los Angeles

E3 2018 is in the books, and by some metrics it was the biggest show in a dozen years. There was a lot to see at the Los Angeles Convention Center, and no shortage of things to distract you from getting to all of it.

To help remedy that situation, we've compiled a list of major games showcase, announced, or dated at the E3 conferences this year. You'll find the games organised by their publisher or, in the case of indie games, the host of the conference in which they were featured.


Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
2019 / PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
From Software's latest main project not only appearing on the Xbox stage, but also under the banner of Activision, came as a surprise to many, but the third-person action game looks entirely on-brand for the acclaimed Japanese studio.

Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII
October 12, 2018 / PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
We already know Black Ops IIII won't feature a single player campaign, but now we know it will feature remastered multiplayer maps from earlier entries in the series.

Destiny 2: Forsaken
September 4, 2018 / PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
What looks like a sizable expansion pack for Destiny, though it requires all previous DLC in order to play.

Spyro Reignited Trilogy
September 21, 2018 / PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Activision follows up its successful Crash Bandicoot revival with a similar return to the purple dragon's pre-Skylanders roots.

Electronic Arts

Jedi: Fallen Order
Holiday 2019 / TBC
Little more than a promise at this point, Jedi: Fallen Order could turn out to be a collectable card game for all we know, but with a studio like Respawn at the helm, it's already got potential.

Command & Conquer: Rivals
TBC / iOS, Android Command & Conquer is set to make its return to real-time strategy after more than seven years, this time on mobile.

Unravel 2
Out now / PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
EA announced the surprise launch of Unravel 2 the day of its E3 showcase, live on stage.

Sea of Solitude
Early 2019 / PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Another addition to the EA Original line-up, this one from Jo-Mei games. The spooky sea adventure exploring depression and isolation has been announced previously, but now has a rough launch window.

February 22, 2019 / PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
BioWare's attempt to enter the persistent world shoot-and-loot at the behest of EA finally has some gameplay footage and a release date.

September 28, 2018 / PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
As reliable as the tide, the next FIFA game is slated for its usual release window.

Battlefield V
October 19, 2018 / PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
More details on Battlefield V emerged, along with a confirmed release date.

Madden Overdrive
August 15, 2019 / iOS, Android
EA announced a whole new app for its Madden mobile series, rebuilding the game from the ground up as a fresh experience.


2019 / TBC
Not a reboot anyone was expecting, but Battletoads is set to return sometime next year.

Gears Pop
2019 / iOS, Android
Appearing for the first time on mobile, the horrors of blood-soaked warfare on hostile alien planets gets some Funko Pop packaging.

Gears Tactics
Taking a page from the XCOM handbook, Gears Tactics looks like departure from the conventional adrenaline fuelled fury of the franchise.

Gears of War 5
2019 / Xbox One
Yet another major franchise to put women in the lead role, Gears of War 5 still looks like what you'd expect from the chainsaw-machine gun wielding series.

Halo Infinite
TBC / Xbox One
Built on 343 Industries' new Slipspace Engine, the next addition to the Halo series looks like another contender in the persistent world shoot-and-loot space.

TBC / Xbox One
Cutesy action-adventure in the Legend of Zelda vein from indie developer Finji.

Cuphead in The Delicious Last Course
2019 / Xbox One
Studio MDHR offers up a round of DLC for the critically acclaimed 2017 Microsoft exclusive.

TBC / Xbox One, PC
People asked for Skate 4, and got Session; it's too early to tell if that's a good compromise though as the game doesn't even have a release date yet.

Forza Horizon 4
October 2, 2018 / Xbox One, PC
Fast cars and serpentine roads, Forza Horizon 4 will be set in Britain and feature dynamic seasons, plus an online shared world with games-as-a-service characteristics.

Crackdown 3
February 2019 / Xbox One, PC
Terry Crews' polygonal form dragged us all into the uncanny valley to announce that Crackdown 3 is indeed still on its way.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps
2019 / Xbox One, PC
Set for release four years after the original, Ori and the Will of the Wisps looks as beautiful as you'd imagine from developer Moon Studios.

We Happy Few
August 10 / Xbox One, PC
Dystopian smile-athon from Gearbox Software gets a new trailer and release date.

Sea of Thieves expansions
July 2018, September 2018 / Xbox One, PC
Two new expansions are lined-up this year for Rare's Sea of Thieves. First up is Cursed Sails in July, followed by Forsaken Shores in September.


The Elder Scrolls: Blades
Autumn 2018
A stripped-back Elder scrolls adventure for mobile set to arrive later this year.

The Elder Scrolls VI
TBC / iOS, Android
Bethesda basically just showed some text superimposed over a landscape. This is going to be the next Bethesda Game Studio title after Starfield.

Again, this wasn't really shown off except for the title and vaguest idea of a space setting, but hype is high for Bethesda Game Studio's first new IP in a very long time.

Wolfenstein Youngblood
2019 / PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Follow-up to Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus will see players taking the role of protagonist BJ Blazkowicz's twin daughters in this 1980s synth-infused Nazi murder spree across Paris.

Doom Eternal
TBC / PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Little more than a teaser with a suggestion that we'll see "hell on Earth," but the end of the world is apparently going to take a very long time in Doom Eternal.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Murkmire
2018 / PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Werewolf slaying antics abound in the next Elder Scrolls Online expansion.

Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot (VR)
2019 / Vive, PSVR
All of the hyper-violence you've grown to know and love from the Wolfenstein series, now in a standalone VR adventure.

Rage 2
Spring 2019 / PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
A tonal subversion from the sequel no one expected, Rage 2 got a release window and a lengthy gameplay trailer.

Fallout 76
November 14, 2018 / PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Our first look at what to expect from Fallout 76 -- another online shoot-and-loot -- plus a release date.

The Elder Scrolls Legends
2018 / / PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
The digital card game gets a console release.

Fallout Shelter
Out now / PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch
The mobile survival strategy game launches on PlayStation and Nintendo.

Prey: Mooncrash
Out Now / PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Surprise DLC for Prey announced and released live on stage in one fell swoop.


Beyond Good & Evil 2
TBC / PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
While it was technically announced a decade ago, Beyond Good & Evil 2 (confusingly titled as it's a prequel to the original) anchored the Ubisoft briefing, where it was shown off a little in a pre-rendered cinematic. A behind-closed-doors demo was available to a select few conference attendees.

Skull & Bones
2019 / PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Ubisoft doubles down on the games-as-a-service model with the high seas adventure.

Just Dance 2019
October 2018 / PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Wii U, Wii, Xbox 360
Revealed in the typically drawn-out way of live dancing performance, replete with giant panda costumes and all the colours of the rainbow.

The Division 2
March 15, 2019 / PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
With the US government destabilized and facing a coup, it's up to players to take the role of heavily armed civilians in Washington, D.C. and shoot things until proper order has been restored.

Trials Rising
February 2019 / PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC
Physics-based puzzle racer Trials series set to return after five-year hiatus likely spent in intensive care unit.

Mario + Rabbids' Donkey Kong DLC
June 26, 2018 / Nintendo Switch
Donkey Kong is arriving in the surprise hit Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle as DLC later this year.

Autumn 2018 / TBC
A vague trailer revealed very little of what to expect of this horror-thriller VR experience from actor Elijah Wood's studio, SpectreVision.

Starlink: Battle for Atlas
October 16, 2018 / PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
This spacefaring ship shooter is destined for all platforms later this year, but the big news from E3 was the announcement of StarFox and his Arwing in the Nintendo Switch version.

For Honor: Marching Fire
October 16, 2018 / PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Chinese warriors will be joining the existing roster of Samurai, Knights, and Vikings in the sizable update.

Assassin's Creed: Odyssey
October 5, 2018 / PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Following on from the RPG pivot seen with Origins, the latest game appears to be holding the course, and looks less like an Assassin's Creed title than any other previous iteration.

The Crew 2
June 29, 2018 / PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Previously announced, The Crew 2 gets an open beta later this month, days before its release.


Trover Saves The Universe
TBC / PlayStation 4, PSVR
A suitably weird trailer revealed Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland's latest project with Squanch Games.

While From Software appearing on the Sony stage came as no surprise, this artsy VR number was not what anyone anticipated.

The Last of Us II
TBC / PlayStation 4
Already announced, Sony gave its first solid look at the gameplay in Naughty Dog's follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2013 original.

Ghost of Tsushima
TBC / PlayStation 4
Although still a long way off, E3 was our first glimpse at what Sucker Punch has really been up to since shelving the Infamous franchise.

Death Stranding
TBC / PlayStation 4
Hideo Kojima's first post-Metal Gear Solid game looks as impenetrable as we've grown to expect from the developer.

Days Gone
February 2019 / PlayStation 4
Post-apocalyptic wasteland degenerate murder simulator Days Gone received a narrower release window.

September 7, 2018 / PlayStation 4
Insomniac's long-awaited take on your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man will be swinging into stores just before the holiday rush kicks off in earnest.


Daemon X Machina
2019 / Nintendo Switch
One of the rare M-rated exclusive titles on in Nintendo's roster, the fast-paced mech action game marks a return to the subject for director Kenichiro Tsukuda, a veteran of From Software's Armored Core franchise.

Killer Queen Black
2018 / Nintendo Switch
Liquid Bit is remaking the 10-player strategy arcade game Killer Queen as an eight-player affair for Switch or PC.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 DLC
September 2018 / Nintendo Switch
The final expansion for the cult hit JRPG introduces a new story, plus a Challenge Battle mode featuring fan-favourite characters.

Pokemon Quest
Out now / Nintendo Switch
This free-to-play Pokemon game was announced and launched during Nintendo's briefing, and re-imagines the series' iconic creatures in a cubic art style that looks like a cuter take on Minecraft.

Pokemon Let's Go: Pikachu and Eevee
November 16, 2018 / Nintendo Switch
This fall's big Pokemon title blends the mainline series' creature capturing gameplay with some battle mechanics inspired by Pokemon Go. The whole thing can be played with a Pokeball controller that also doubles as a pedometer to level up your creatures on the go.

Super Mario Party
October 5, 2018 / Nintendo Switch
The Mario Party series returns with new minigames that take advantage of the JoyCon controllers and can even use multiple Switch screens.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
December 7, 2018 / Nintendo Switch
Nintendo's brawler returns with a roster featuring every fighter from every previous installment in the series, including licensed guest characters like Cloud, Bayonetta, Ryu, Pac-Man, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Solid Snake.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Spring 2019 / Nintendo Switch
The series returns to the Switch, this time as a tactical RPG more befitting its roots than the sword-swinging spin-off Fire Emblem Warriors.

Out now / Nintendo Switch
Its existence was leaked before the show, but Epic Games' juggernaut will probably do just fine even with the surprise launch having been a bit spoiled.

Overcooked 2
August 7th / Nintendo Switch
Ghost Town Games' co-op cooking title is set to get even weirder with the addition of online multiplayer and more absurd kitchens.

Hollow Knight
Out now / Nintendo Switch
Joining Fortnite, Pokemon Quest, Fallout Shelter, and Paladins, the hand-drawn Metroidvania game Hollow Knight was one of numerous titles announced and launched during Nintendo's E3 video presentation.

Splatoon 2 Octo Expansion
Out Now / Nintendo Switch
The Octo expansion includes a new single-player adventure with 80 extra missions, new gear, and the ability to play as an Octoling for the first time.

Arena of Valor
Autumn 2018 / Nintendo Switch
Tencent will see if its mobile MOBA can enjoy as much success in the console arena later this year.

June 21, 2018 / Nintendo Switch
How has this not already happened? Microsoft and Mojang are ready to correct a year-long oversight later this week.

Autumn 2018 / Nintendo Switch
The Minecraft-styled sandbox survival spin-off to ARK: Survival Evolved is set to launch later this year.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
July 13, 2018 / Nintendo Switch
The Wii U continues to provide the Switch with catalog depth thanks to well-regarded games that were under-recognized on their original platform.

Spring 2019 / Nintendo Switch
GungHo Online Entertainment takes the color palette and atmosphere of Splatoon and applies it to its own kid-friendly shooter, this one featuring bubble gum-loving ninjas.

Holiday 2018 / Nintendo Switch
The classic board game gets another console adaptation later this year.

Ark: Survival Evolved
Autumn 2018 / Nintendo Switch
Studio Wildcard's original dinosaur survival game completes its tour of the console platforms when it launches on Switch this fall.

Wasteland 2
Autumn 2019 / Nintendo Switch
InXile Entertainment's crowdfunded sequel keeps paying dividends, this time on a portable platform for the first time.

Out now / Nintendo Switch
Hi-Rez Studios brings its free-to-play team-based first-person shooter to the Switch.

SNK Heroines: Tag Team Fantasy
September 7, 2019 / Nintendo Switch
SNK's femme fatale fighting game is fit for fisticuffs this fall.

The World Ends With You: Final Remix
Autumn 2018 / Nintendo Switch
The fondly remembered 2008 Nintendo DS game is getting another shot at commercial success a decade later.

Square Enix

Just Cause 4
December 4, 2018 / PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
The open-world sandbox action game returns to South America for more absurd chaos.

Kingdom Hearts 3
January 29, 2019 / PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
This is finally happening, isn't it? Few franchises have had as much trouble counting to three as Kingdom Hearts. (Yes, yes, we see you, Street Fighter and Half-Life fans.)

Nier Automata
June 26, 2018 / Xbox One
Microsoft fills a gap as Yoko Taro and PlatinumGames' cyborg action title finally makes its way to Xbox One.

The Awesome Adventures of Captain Sprint
June 26, 2018 / PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Dontnod follows up Life is Strange with an original narrative set in the same universe, and with links to the upcoming Life is Strange 2.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider
September 15, 2018 / PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Lara Croft is back and raiding those tombs in the third installment of the rebooted action-adventure franchise.

Babylon's Fall
2019 / PlayStation 4, PC
It's a new title from PlatinumGames that seems to have a supernatural fantasy setting, judging by the teaser trailer.

The Quiet Man
TBC / PlayStation 4, PC
Human Head Studios' latest is intended to blend live-action footage and CG gameplay to tell a story that can be finished in a few hours. As for what that story is, it seems to have a hearing-impaired vigilante protagonist.

Octopath Traveler
July 13, 2018 / Nintendo Switch
One of the original games announced for the Switch, the 2D/3D RPG is finally ready to release next month.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Hitman 2
November 13, 2018 / PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Agent 47's latest outing scraps the episodic format of the 2016 reboot, but looks set to build on that effort with new game modes and co-op play.

Lego DC Super Villains
October 16, 2018 / PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC
Does what it says on the tin.


Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight
Early 2019 / PlayStation 4, PSVR
The Persona dancing spin-off series continues with a game devoted to Persona 3.

Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight
Early 2019 / PlayStation 4, PSVR
The Persona dancing spin-off series continues with a game devoted to Persona 5.

Team Sonic Racing
Winter 2018 / PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC
Sumo Digital's highly regarded mascot kart racer series returns, this time without the Sega All-Stars in tow.

Yakuza 0
August 1, 2018 / PC
Sega's long-running PlayStation series Yakuza finally brings the Kazuma Kiryu saga to PC with the prologue game.

Yakuza Kiwami
The "extreme" remake of the original Yakuza game follows its prequel onto PC.

Tecmo Koei

Dead or Alive 6
Early 2019 / PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
The iconic fighting series returns with a fresh instalment featuring gritty street fights.

Nioh 2
Team Ninja's acclaimed action RPG returns with a sequel that lets players create their own hero and follow in the footsteps of the original.

Bandai Namco

Twin Mirror
2019 / PC
New psychological thriller from the creators of Life Is Strange set in noir-esque small town in West Virginia.

Jump Force
2019 / PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Bandai Namco's latest mash-up brawlers pits characters from Dragon Ball Z, Naruto, One Piece and more against each other.

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition
Winter 2018 / PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC
This ten-year-old Tales returns with enhanced visuals, new content previously exclusive to Japan and makes its PlayStation, Nintendo and PC debut.

Dragon Ball FighterZ
2018 / Nintendo Switch
The best-selling fighter released earlier this year will be coming to Switch by Christmas.

Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Definitive Edition
August 31, 2018 / PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Larian Studios' BAFTA-winning RPG makes the leap from PC to consoles this August, with new systems geared towards console players.

Code Vein
September 28, 2018 / PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Bandai Namco confirmed a September release date for this action-RPG in which players must find a way out of a demented alternate reality.

My Hero One's Justice
October 2018 / PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC
Arena fighting game based on Japan's popular Weekly Shonen Jump manga, now due to arrive in October.


Devil May Cry 5
Spring 2019 / PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Stepping away from the divisive DmC reboot, classic Devil May Cry returns, as Nero searches for Dante while slaughtering demons.

Resident Evil 2 Remake
January 25, 2019 / PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Dispelling any notion that Capcom had forgotten about this, Resi fans are invited to relive Leon Kennedy's first adventure in a whole new way.

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate
August 28, 2018 / Nintendo Switch
Having missed out on the best-selling Monster Hunter: World, Switch owners get their own beast-battling adventure this August.

Mega Man 11
October 2, 2018 / PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC
The retro platforming icon returns this October.


Dying Light 2
TBC / PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
The zombie action franchise takes a new direction, with an open world defined by players' choices and the talent of RPG veteran Chris Avellone.

Deep Silver

Metro Exodus
February 22, 2019 / PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
The hotly-anticipated post-apocalyptic shooter emerges from the tunnels in February.

505 Games

2019 / PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Remedy returns to multi-format development with this cinematic and surreal adventure set in the mysterious Federal Bureau of Control.


Overkill's The Walking Dead
November 2018 / PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Co-operative multiplayer shooter inspired by Robert Kirkman's original graphic novel (but no doubt appealing to fans of that little-known TV series).

Focus Home Interactive

Call of Cthulhu: The Official Video Game
2018 / PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
A survival horror RPG both inspired by the H.P. Lovecraft short story and the tabletop role-playing game that followed.

A Plague Tale: Innocence
Early 2019 / PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
A dark adventure in which players guide two siblings through 14th Century France, avoiding soldiers of the Inquisition and swarms of plague-ridden rats.

CD Projekt Red

Cyberpunk 2077
TBC / PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
The most talked-about game of E3, this sci-fi first-person RPG looks set to be The Witcher 3 developer's most impressive project to date.

Devolver Digital

August 2018 / PC (Early Access)
Open world survival multiplayer title from indie developer Gamepires with the support of Devolver and Serious Sam creator Croteam.

My Friend Pedro
2019 / PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC
2D ultra-violent shooter with bullet-time slow-motion.

Metal Wolf Chaos XD
2018 / PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Remastered edition of From Software's mech combat game, which was previously exclusive to Xbox in Japan.

Coffee Stain Studio

2019 / PC
Goat Simulator developers Coffee Stain Studios showed off the first gameplay from this first-person exploration and factory-building title.


Mavericks: Proving Grounds
Another entry into the Battle Royale space, this time powered by Improbable's SpatialOS tech and supporting up to 1,000 players.

Blindside Interactive

Play as a giant Bull Shark off the Gulf Coast as you terrorise swimmers and motorsports enthusiasts by chomping on their legs.


Steam China
A partnership with Perfect World will see Valve release an official Chinese version of its leading marketplace, potentially freeing Steam from the threat of governmental blockage.

Raw Fury

2019 / PC
Indie exploration game inspired by artists ranging from French cartoonist Moebius to famed Japanese filmmakers Studio Ghibli.

Cyanide and Happiness

Rapture Rejects
2018 / PC
Comedic top-down take on the Battle Royale genre where players are among the last humans on Earth left and must kill everyone else in order to secure a place in Heaven.