E3 2018: The best of EA’s conference

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E3 2018 is officially underway, and with that comes an avalanche of game announcements, trailers and hypeTM.

At 4am AEST yesterday, EA presented their offerings to the world. Considering I was fast asleep at that time, here’s a delayed recap of the best of their showcase.

Battlefield V battle royale mode

It’s with no surprise that big developers are looking to battle royale games. EA announced Battlefield V will feature a “Royale” mode in its online multiplayer offering, with more details to come later in the year.

The WW2 shooter will also feature destructable environments again. Oh, and if it can be believed the developers also stated that Battlefield V will be void of lootboxes and season passes. Can’t wait to see what they’re cooking up to lock premium content behind when it drops on October 19!

BioWare’s Anthem looks like a video game

Looking a little like Destiny blended with Titanfall and a pinch of Iron Man in the mix, Anthem is developing into an interesting action RPG that’s unlike anything BioWare have shown us before.  Built around the world’s Javelin suits, players can customise their armour to act like class sets, and tailor their suits for specific team metas and tasks.

In what seems to be the flavour of the month, it was also announced that the game won’t feature lootboxes. We can expect to hear of Anthem‘s delay prior to the pegged February 22 2019 release.

Go and see a Star War – Jedi: Fallen Order

Respawn’s Star Wars game has been revealed, titled Jedi: Fallen Order, the game takes place between Revenge of the Sith, and A New Hope. The game will put players in control of a padawan who survives the infamous Order 66, and presumably who dies at the end because they are never heard from in the seven films that follow Revenge of the Sith.

RIP.

Players who still mess around in Battlefront II will also be treated to Attack of the Clones content, with General Grievous, Obi Wan Kenobi, and Anakin Skywalker joining the cast of playable heroes.

Unravel 2 is out NOW

Unravel was a game what made me feel like crying for no particular reason, so it’s nice to know there’s a sequel out there, and one that’s available right now.

This time out the little ball of yarn has a friend, with co-op available. Unravel 2 is out on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One.

Sea of Solitude looks amazing

Bringing an indie flavour to the showcase was Sea of Solitude, which looks like a great exploration game with a fantastic art style.

From German studio, Jo-Mei Games, Sea of Solitude seems to tackles heavy themes around loneliness and depression, with a premise that involves lonely people turning to monsters.  We can expect this game in early 2019.

Command and Conquer is back, in app form

Boo.


Boo.

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