While a bit longer than Bethesda, this conference was full of surprise guests and games. The game they ended with may have won the conference from a software surprise standpoint.
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
There have been rumors circulating Nintendo and the Raving Rabbids franchise for some time. However, the main surprise here is the gameplay style and that Shigeru Miyamoto made a in person stage appearance. This game immediately reminded us of the X-COM series from a gameplay standpoint. We’re excited to hear more about the story and depth the game offers. A potential hit for the Switch!
Release Date: August 29, 2017
Assassin’s Creed Origins
We did get a sneak peak of this title during Microsoft’s conference, so we knew what to expect. The more we see of this game the more exciting it gets. The trailer today was more of a quick overview of the world and gameplay limited to a small PC monitor on a table. Gameplay was promised after the conference. Xbox One X was mentioned in regards to 4k support.
Release Date: October 27, 2017
The Crew 2
The first Crew took a bit of time to get some legs under its troubled launch. From the look of the trailer and gameplay, it appears that the developers have listened to feedback and added so much more. All sorts of vehicles were seen ranging from racetracks, off road, water and air. If executed well, this could be one of the best racing titles coming.
Release Date: Early 2018
South Park: The Fractured but Whole
In what seems like forever, we finally have a release date for the second entry in the Southpark RPG series. We’ve seen gameplay and trailers for this game a number of times. We just can’t wait to see this game release!
Release Date: October 17, 2017
Skull & Bones
If you’re a fan of pirates and sea battles from the AC: Black Flag title this is the game for you. Ubisoft mentioned they learned a lot from Black Flag and have been working on this title for some time.
Release Date: Fall 2018
Far Cry 5
Ubisoft’s big expected title this conference did not disappoint. A short teaser was shown to introduce the game, followed by gameplay introducing the character types in the game. Hopefully this game launches on time with no delays.
Release Date: February 27, 2018
Beyond Good and Evil 2
So far into E3 this is in the top 3 surprises from E3. This game has been cancelled and brought back to life a number of times. Immediately from the start I noticed recognizable character models, but not the main from the original title. Ubisoft did state that this is a prequel and it appears that the original gameplay we saw years ago has been scraped. To say we’re excited is an understatement and I was happy to see their conference close with such a surprise.
Release Date: None mentioned