Every year at E3, there’s always that one moment when either a publisher or big company like Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo announces something big or shocking that pretty much wows everyone either on stage or at the showfloor. This year is no different as companies never fail to amuse their fans. While E3 2018 is probably the weakest in my opinion, there are still many shocking moments that people will continue to talk about for a long time.
Here are the five biggest and shocking announcements of this year’s E3 2018:
#1 Microsoft acquires Ninja Theory and four more studios
The biggest and probably most shocking announcement made this year at E3 2018 is when Microsoft announced that they have bought five studios to make games for the Xbox Brand. From Compulsion, PlayGround Games, Undead Labs, The Initiative and Ninja Theory, the future of Xbox is looking pretty promising. With Ninja Theory now part of the Xbox family, many Sony fans are rather sad as they might not see the future blockbuster series appear on the PlayStation brand like Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Enslaved, or maybe even DMC. Or the worst part is, they may not even see or play the new IP that Ninja Theory is working on. With Ninja Theory’s history with Heavenly Sword appearing on PlayStation, it’s a big blow to the PlayStation Brand. Not to mention The Initiative, former Crystal Dynamics head is also now part of Microsoft where we might expect something new from them pretty soon.
#2 Devil May Cry V
The sequel to the critically acclaimed Devil May Cry series has been long overdue, with its last entry to the series last released a decade ago. With a leakage of a sequel finally coming, everyone is unsure whether or not it will focus on the Old Dante or a sequel to the reboot done by Ninja Theory. Alas, Capcom officially announced that Devil May Cry V is a sequel to Devil May Cry 4 which means fans will finally be able to see what happened to Nero and Dante after the events of the last entry in the series. With it being announced at E3, many are surprised and excited.
#3 Resident Evil 2 Remake Gets a Release Date
Let’s admit it – Sony’s Media Showcase was a tad boring and the only moment where people got really excited is when they debuted the trailer to Capcom’s Resident Evil 2 Remake. At first glance from the trailer we see, it looked like just a regular zombie game but as soon as Leon Kennedy showed, people started shouting and getting excited. What’s even got people to cheer is when they announced that it will finally be released on January 25, 2019 – that’s six months away! And just by looking at the visual upgrades they did – it looks like a brand new Resident Evil game.
#4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is Coming this Year
Nintendo’s E3 Direct Presentation may seem to be weak this year with no announcements of Metroid Prime 4, but they recovered when they finally announced Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be releasing on December 7, 2018 for the Nintendo Switch. In addition, it is said that Super Smash Bros. will include all of the fighters from the previous entries, making Super Smash Bros. Ultimate the biggest and grandest Smash game ever.
#5 Cyberpunk 2077 is a First-person title
CD Projekt RED is renowned for making The Witcher series which has all been third party video games at the moment. While a shocking revelation from E3 2018 this week is that Cyberpunk 2077 will be a first-person video game. Journalists at E3 got to see some more gameplay and it’s looking great so far. It’s unlikely we are going to see this game get released soon, but it should wow us whenever it comes out.