E3 2019 will be chock-full of amazing gaming moments. Here’s what we’re most excited about!

E3 is a thrilling time of year: new games get announced, new trailers drop, and we get updates on the hottest games coming soon to PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. As the LA-based event approaches, we decided to narrow down our top 10 games and moments we’re most excited for at E3 2019!

What We’re Most Excited About This E3

  1. Cyberpunk 2077
  2. Halo Infinite
  3. Borderlands 3
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
  5. Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield
  6. Gears 5
  7. The Outer Worlds
  8. Control
  9. Hardware reveals
  10. What celebrities Ubisoft gets this year

1

Cyberpunk 2077

Releasing On: PC, PS4, Xbox One

As a big fan of both CD Projekt RED’s highly polished work and the cyberpunk aesthetic as a whole, Cyberpunk 2077 can’t get here fast enough. The studio hasn’t announced a firm release date for its upcoming RPG, but has stated the multiplatform title is much bigger than The Witcher 3—meaning it’ll be absolutely massive. It also indicates there’s still much more to show.

CD Projekt RED treated fans to an exciting trailer at last year’s E3, and promised this year’s reveal will be a noticeable evolution from what we’ve already seen. Suffice to say, Cyberpunk 2077 is expected to bring the ‘wow factor’ to E3 2019.

2

Halo Infinite

Releasing On: Xbox One

After making its debut in tech demo form last year, Halo Infinite is expected to be a heavy-hitter for Microsoft at E3 2019. Master Chief’s return is being touted as a fresh start for Halo, so all eyes are on 343 Industries to see how they ‘reboot’ such an iconic series. There’s no release date yet for Halo Infinite, but this could change when E3 2019 arrives. Whatever happens, Master Chief is sure to bring excitement wherever he goes.

3

Borderlands 3

Releasing On: PC, PS4, Xbox One

Borderlands 3 was revealed by Gearbox at PAX East in late March, showing off everything from a returning roster of fan-favourite characters to guns with legs. The game releases for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on September 13, so Gearbox should have plenty to show off at E3 this year. I’ve always loved Borderlands for its split-screen co-op, and can’t wait to fight my way through hordes of skags again. With so much content cooking, Gearbox could certainly do a full blowout of the game at E3—and we really hope they do.

4

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

Releasing on: Nintendo Switch

Link’s Awakening originally released for the Game Boy in 1993, and this year Nintendo is bringing the critically acclaimed top-down puzzle game for Nintendo Switch. It’s a full HD remake, featuring a complete graphical overhaul and gameplay improvements, like being able to swing your sword in eight directions instead of four. It’s going to be a nostalgic experience for veteran gamers like myself, while also being accessible to a new generation of fans.

Nintendo hasn’t revealed the game’s release date, but it’s expected in 2019. Hopefully we’ll get the release date at E3 2019, and see what other surprises the company has put into the remake.

5

Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield

Releasing On: Nintendo Switch – Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield

The eighth generation of Pokémon is finally here with Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield! The Nintendo Switch exclusive games beckons with a new roster of Pokémon to catch, though little else is known about the upcoming Pocket Monster experience.

It’s poised to launch this year, and will fully utilize the hardware behind the Nintendo Switch to become the best-looking Pokémon RPG game yet. I expect Nintendo will treat fans to a nice trailer of the game at E3 2019, and I’m tremendously excited to be transported into the world of Pokémon once again.

6

Gears 5

Releasing On: Xbox One

The popular Xbox series is due to return with Gears 5, and it’s looking to be just as action-packed as you’d expect. Gears of War is one of my all-time favourites because of its mature action and intuitive combat system, and I can’t wait to see what The Coalition shows off at this year’s E3.

Gears 5 will follow Kait Diaz as she uncovers the origins behind the Locust Horde that has challenged players since the series first arrived in 2006. The overarching story of the series looks to be in the endgame now, so hype for Gears 5 will surely be at an all-time high—especially if Marcus Fenix makes another cameo trailer appearance. Only time will tell!

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7

The Outer Worlds

Releasing On: PC, PS4, Xbox One

When legendary RPG producer Obsidian Entertainment drops a completely unexpected trailer for a polished-looking product, you take note. That’s exactly how The Outer Worlds was introduced at The Game Awards 2018, and the retro-futuristic RPG has continued to catch the eye of many an RPG enthusiast.

Packed with a galaxy full of things to do, the game features trademark Obsidian humour and doesn’t take its sci-fi setting too seriously. While it looks like players can blast through the game guns-blazing, there will be ways to solve problems without violence, too. The Outer Worlds is expected to release in 2019, so there’s a good chance Obsidian Entertainment will show us plenty of The Outer Worlds’ inner workings at E3 2019.

8

Control

Releasing On: PC, PS4, Xbox One

Remedy Entertainment first showed Control at last year’s PlayStation conference, and it gave off a sense of mystery and intrigue that Remedy fans will be intimately familiar with. The atmospheric game has a supernatural focus, with players donning the role of a federal agent dealing with an interdimensional threat that has invaded the world.

The studio behind the likes of Alan Wake and Quantum Break will undoubtedly leave the game’s narrative shrouded in mystery, so I can’t wait how much of Control the studio will show at E3 2019. With a release date set for August 27, everything shown at E3 2019 should be close to the final build.

9

Hardware reveals

As the calendar months flip by in 2019, it’s becoming clear that Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony are beginning to shift to a collective focus on updating hardware. Nintendo is rumoured to be working on a new version of the Nintendo Switch with improved specifications, with analysts also reporting a ‘Switch Lite’ might be on the way, too.

Microsoft is rumoured to be making a discless Xbox One console, while simultaneously preparing its next generation hardware with a console codenamed ‘Xbox Scarlett’. What’s more, an Xbox One S successor nicknamed ‘Lockhart’ and an Xbox One X successor called ‘Anaconda’ are possibilities, too. That’s a lot of rumoured hardware, so there could be some mightily big announcements coming from the Xbox E3 presentation.

For the first time in E3’s 24-year history, Sony won’t be participating in the event. The company has recently started spilling some details about the PlayStation 5 (which isn’t actually a confirmed named yet). As developers begin working on the platform behind the scenes, we expect that some information about the exciting console might pour forth from various E3 interviews.

10

What celebrities Ubisoft gets this year

Without fail, Ubisoft always gets some amazing celebrity hosts and guests for its E3 presentations. Aisha Tyler has donned this role many times, with Joel McHale also stepping up to the plate—and that’s just for the hosts! Over the years, Ubisoft has brought in everyone from James Cameron to Flo Rida, with Nintendo icon Shigeru Miyamoto even making an appearance last year! This makes it almost impossible to speculate on who will show up in 2019, and I think that’s part of the magic.

Set to take place this June, E3 2019 will present gamers with a ton of amazing trailers, news drops, and developments. Whether you like shooters or puzzle games, the world’s biggest gaming event is sure to produce something to catch your eye—and it’s coming up soon!

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