There’s a lot of speculation about what will be at E3 2018. There are some big names that have been all but confirmed to appear at this year’s E3. Some on the other hand are expected, but nothing has been confirmed as of yet. But who doesn’t love a surprise? Let’s take a look at five of the biggest titles we’d like to see at E3 2018.
Final Fantasy VII Remake
It feels like it’s been years since the Final Fantasy VII Remake was finally announced. Well, that’s because it has been years since E3 2015, and information since has been scant. We did have a second trailer not long after the announcement that showed off the gameplay, and more recently we’ve been teased with an off-camera screenshot.
There’s been a lot of speculation and very little confirmation regarding the remake of the legendary Final Fantasy VII, leading many to question just how far off the release may be. To that Square-Enix kindly teased us that we’d see the game release by 2023 at the latest.
Final Fantasy VII was a massive game, with an even bigger following. It could be possible Square-Enix is keeping details concealed until nearer the release date to prevent overhype. With any luck this year’s E3 will see more details and hopefully another trailer, finally showing us more. A release date window would be nice too!
Resident Evil 2 Remake
Similar to the Final Fantasy VII Remake, Capcom finally announced the Resident Evil 2 Remake way back in 2015. Unlike Square-Enix, Capcom chose to make the announcement on the down-low via the Resident Evil Youtube channel in a rather awkward video (We Do It!). Also, unlike the other big name remake, Capcom has since made no attempt to release any details of the Resident Evil 2 Remake, even accidentally!
Since the announcement we’ve seen the release of Umbrella Corps, the ill-fated spin off shooter that nobody asked for, and Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, the much better received and spectacular return to form for the series. So clearly Capcom has been busy! However since the release of Resident Evil 7 Biohazard and its follow-up DLC episodes, there’s been radio silence on the Resident Evil 2 Remake.
E3 2018 would be the perfect opportunity to bring the Resident Evil 2 Remake in to the limelight. With rumours about the title’s gameplay and story flying around, it’d be great for Capcom to confirm or put some of these rumours to bed. It’d also be nice to hear literally anything at all about the Resident Evil 2 Remake.
The Last of Us Part 2
The Last of Us Part 2 is the hotly anticipated follow-up to Naughty Dog’s smash hit, The Last of Us. Last year The Last of Us Part 2 missed out on E3 in favour of Naughty Dog’s other upcoming big namer, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. It’s nice that Naughty Dog lets their hits take turns, or rather lets the game nearer to release take the spotlight. But gamers are excited to see what this year’s E3 has in store for fans of The Last of Us.
Having initially been revealed at the Playstation Experience in 2016, this will actually be the first time we see The Last of Us Part 2 at an E3 event. Hopefully a release won’t be far off as players eagerly await the chance to join Ellie and Joel back on the road again.
The Last of Us Part 2 hasn’t been without controversy on its journey. In the Paris Games Week trailer it was one of two games that drew criticism for gratuitous violence against female characters. This trailer had fans worried about the much anticipated sequel – whilst the first game was no stranger to violence, there was always a reason and context behind it. E3 2018 would be Naughty Dog’s opportunity to put those fears to rest.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
It’s a good year for Lara Croft! Teased just in time for the release of the third Tomb Raider film, Shadow of the Tomb Raider is all but guaranteed to make an appearance at E3. Especially with its release date being so close!
Whilst we’ve seen a very brief teaser and an expanded trailer for Shadow of the Tomb Raider so far, most of us have yet to see any actual gameplay. E3 will be the perfect opportunity to show us what Lara is capable in this final entry to the current Tomb Raider trilogy (without spoiling too much of course).
Fortunately this time around we’ve been assured that Shadow of the Tomb Raider will release simultaneously on all platforms, with no timed exclusivity like Rise of the Tomb Raider back in E3 2014. So bring on Lara Croft at E3 2018!
Horizon Zero Dawn 2
Though not confirmed for E3 2018, not even remotely teased, Horizon Zero Dawn 2 would be a perfect Sony reveal to get us excited for the recently announced sequel.
Horizon Zero Dawn itself was a surprise announcement from Guerrilla Games, famed for their FPS Killzone series. An open world action RPG more akin to Skyrim than Call of Duty was probably the last thing anyone expected from the developer.
In an age where new IPs are few and far between, and the success of said new IPs is even rarer, it came as no surprise that Guerrilla Games would want to follow up this critically acclaimed title. After introducing the amazing world of Horizon Zero Dawn and the wonderful lead character Aloy, many of us are hungry for a new adventure with her.
Though Sony and Guerrilla Games have made no plans or announcements, E3 2018 would be the perfect opportunity to reveal Horizon Zero Dawn 2.
There’s plenty to look forward to with E3 2018, both confirmed titles and speculative titles. What are you most excited to see at E3 2018?