The E3 2019 is over and today I would like to share my thoughts on this year’s fair with you. This contribution will be available separately in both German and English. Key participants in this year’s E3 (including press conferences) were Microsoft, Ubisoft, Nintendo, Bethesda, Square Enix, and Devovler Digital, as well as their own PC gaming show. For the first in the history of E3 Sony was not represented.
Like every year, I’m only marginally following the E3 and focusing more on games with tangible release dates and various new announcements. I will not go into the Nintendo PK in this post, there will be a Nintentalk podcast. I will make a separate paragraph per manufacturer / publisher and add something to my mustard if possible. Incidentally, a huge praise to Nintendo, who have once again managed to leak no leaks !!
The Xbox is not known to interest me at all (more) and so I do not even care about the exclusive titles although the upcoming Halo looks very interesting and I associate very good memories with Gears of War (currently only Gears).
However, at the Micrsofot press conference, Cyberpunk 2077 (Sci-Fi RPG from CD Project Red – the Witcher developers), Blair Witch (horror play from the first person perspective – reminiscent of Outlast) and Tales of Arise were announced. Despite my problems with the Tales of Franchise, I am looking forward to this JRPG.
In addition to Nintendo my highlight publisher of the E3 2019. In addition to news on Fallout 76 and Rage 2 was also shown something about the nostalgic Commander Keen series but my highlights are the upcoming games. With Wolfenstein Cyberpilot VR, the Playstation VR gets high-quality new food and first-person shooter fans get their money’s worth with the co-op shooter Wolfenstein: Young Blood and Doom Eternal. Personally, I am very pleased that the modern Wolfenstein series is experiencing such a hype and I’m looking forward to writing more about this series.
In addition, developer legend Shinji Mikami comes up with a new horoscope called GhostWire: Tokyo. Since I was able to curb my dislike of The Evil Within, I am very optimistic about this game.
Devolver Digital and PC Gaming Show
Both PKs offered hardly any highlights for me until the upcoming Baldurs Gate 3.
Old Master Ubisoft presented some novelties. Watch_Dogs Legion, among other things, looks very interesting and shows the potential in the Watch_Dogs brand, even if the basic principle is always the same, but that’s the same with Assassin’s Creed. This brand was completely absent but there were two new interesting for me interesting with Gods and Monster and Roller Champions. In addition, the brand Tom Clancy will be very heavily served in the future.
Also Square Enix, another Nippon heritage developer, was on hand to showcase the Final Fantasy franchise, including the startling release of the Final Fantasy 7 remake, a Final Fantasy VIII remastered, the Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles remakes and several other remastered’s. Except for information on Dragon Quest Builders 2 (an absolutely terrible Minecraft game I think), Dragon Quest XI and Kingdom Hearts 3. The interesting new announcements for me were Outrider, Oninaki and Marvel’s The Avengers.
That’s what my thoughts about the E3 2019 were. So far, I was positively surprised by the show and there were some very interesting announcements and surprises. My top 5 highlights were (Nintendo excluded to avoid spoilers for the podcast!):
• Doom Eternal
• Blair Witch
• Cyber Punk 2077
• GhostWire: Tokyo
• Final Fantasy VIII Remastered
More thoughts on the E3 2019 will follow in the upcoming episode of Nintentalk. Your opinion and thoughts about E3 are welcome in the comments!