I ended up with a HUGE list of games that look cool after the conferences this year! Here are the highlights.
We know very little about this one (there’s not even a logo yet!), but it’s Star Wars and it sounds like you get to play as a Jedi, so OF COURSE I’m in. EA says it’s an “action adventure game which tells an original Star Wars story around a surviving Padawan set shortly after the events of Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.” Respawn’s blog also says it’s going to be a third-person action/adventure game. Respawn previously brought us the Titanfall games.
This looks like a really cool exploration game that switches between beautiful and creepy. EA says, “When humans get too lonely, they turn into monsters. That’s what happened to Kay. But she’s not alone – this ocean is full of creatures just like her. Finding them may be the key to changing her back.” The writer and creative director is Cornelia Geppert, and it was clear from her presentation that she’s very passionate about Sea of Solitude.
A new story in the Life is Strange universe, this stand-alone game is coming out on June 26 for free! The team says it’s going to have clues about Life is Strange 2, and choices made will carry over to that game.
From the team behind The Witcher series, this awesome-looking RPG will feature creating your own character, really cool aesthetics, your very own cool car, a whole new way to look at makeup application, and romance!
I streamed this with my friend back when it was in alpha, and I can’t wait for the full version! I want to camp and roast marshmallows in space. And discover new planets, I guess.
This is one of the most visually unique and beautiful games I’ve seen in a long time. The team says: “Sable is a coming-of-age tale of discovery through exploration across a strikingly rendered open world desert. Go on a deeply personal journey across an alien planet as the young Sable, exploring ancient monuments, ruined architecture, and ships fallen from the cosmos, all while learning the history of its inhabitants and discovering her place in the world.” I can’t wait to explore this world.
This was a surprise! You’ll be able to play TES: Blades on your iPhone, iPad, or Android. It looks really pretty, and I’m looking forward to having Elder Scrolls in my pocket.
Bethesda in SPAAAAAACE, that’s all I need to know, SIGN ME UP.
The Elder Scrolls VI
Now we know what we all assumed: TESVI is in the works! There’s a mountain range in it! Start warming up that jump button.
The newest in the series will add RPG elements, dialogue and story choices, romance unrestricted by gender, AND you can play as a woman! I can’t wait! This is going to be my birthday gift to myself.
It’s described as an “emotional survival” game, you play as a woman, and the art is stunning.
The trailer starts out with a peaceful farm scene, then transitions to an abandoned room with a computer in it. It’s described as a “first-person farming game set in a post-cyberpunk world where computers are your soil and software is your seeds. Explore, rebuild, or exploit a community on the outset of a cyberpunk dystopia. It’s your choice to help build a better future.” It seems like a really cool twist on a genre I love.
A modern take on the classic 1997 Theme Hospital from Bullfrog, you get to build your own hospital and cure weird diseases!
This looks really fun! Woman protagonist, cool visuals, and you can fly! It’s from Remedy, which you might know from Alan Wake, Max Payne 1 and 2, and Quantum Break.
A Few More Thoughts
- Fallout 76 and Anthem are both huge games from studios I love, but they don’t really fit my playstyle. I look forward to hearing stories and watching videos from people who are excited about the games!
- Ghost Giant made me wish I had VR! So cute!
- I was excited about these during E3 2017, and I’m still excited: Tunic, Ooblets, and Spider-Man.
- My backlog calls before I can play these games: Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Beyond Good and Evil 2, Wolfenstein Youngblood (you play as twin women in co-op!), The Last of Us Part II (what a beautiful kiss), and Dying Light 2.
- I’m still waiting for Animal Crossing to be announced for Switch! Fire Emblem Three Houses looks great.
Read all of Nerdy but Flirty’s E3 2018 thoughts here!