What’s on tap for E3 2019

What’s on tap for E3 2019
Alex LaFreniere

Alex LaFreniere

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The biggest event in gaming is here. E3 is about to arrive, and with it a whole host of news and announcements about the hottest new games.  Every year, the biggest names in gaming gather at the massive expo to showcase what’s on the horizon, and the sheer quantity of games and news can get overwhelming. If you aren’t sure where to start, fear not. Here’s what to keep an eye on when the event kicks off on June 11.

What to expect at E3 2019

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

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Image courtesy Activision

If you think you’re experiencing deja vu, think again. Though it may share the same name as the classic Call of Duty title, this iteration of Modern Warfare is a totally new experience. Though familiar characters like the iconic Captain Price are returning, developer Infinity Ward is touting the new game as a franchise “reboot.” While it isn’t exactly clear yet what that entails, what’s been revealed about the game so far paints a pretty enticing picture. Modern Warfare has a dark, gritty tone that lines up with Infinity Ward’s goal of shining a light on some of the moral grey areas of modern conflict. The game is slated for an October 25 release, so there’s no doubt we’ll be seeing quite a lot of this title at E3.

Borderlands 3

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Image courtesy Gearbox Software

First announced earlier this year at PAX East, Borderlands 3 has been turning heads ever since. Already the subject of controversy, Borderlands 3 promises to be the same over-the-top, cartoony action shooter fans have come to expect. We’ve got some tantalizing details already, not the least of which is a series first ability to explore multiple planets in the Borderlands galaxy. We have a pretty good idea already of what to expect, but we’re looking forward to seeing what other new features Borderlands 3 will be bringing to the table.

The Avengers Game

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Image courtesy Marvel Studios

Rumored to be in the works for some time, most sources point to “The Avengers” game to finally put in an appearance at E3. Details on the game are sparse: so far, the most that anybody seems to know is that the game is going to be helmed by industry giant Square Enix. It’s also not Marvel’s first foray into the gaming world. If the 2018 Spider-Man game is any indicator, The Avengers game is going to be mind-blowing.

Final Fantasy VII Remake

Yet another much-anticipated remake, the “Final Fantasy VII” reboot has been in the works since way back in 2015. After dropping off the radar for a bit, it burst back onto the scene earlier this spring with a jaw-dropping new trailer, surprising many fans. Square Enix promised more details about the upcoming title in June, so all eyes will be on the developer for more about this long-awaited game.

Google Stadia

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Image courtesy Google

Google Stadia turned a lot of heads when it was revealed earlier this year. Since that first press conference, however, not much else has been said about Google’s ambitious new gaming initiative. There are still quite a few details to be hashed out, such as how the system will actually work… and, of course, what it will cost. With Google trying hard to gain a foothold in the gaming world, we’d expect to see Stadia making an E3 appearance in some form or another.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Star Wars hype is at an all-time high, and not just because of the upcoming movie. There’s a new game on the horizon as well: “Jedi: Fallen Order.” The game’s story focuses on the period between the fall of The Republic and the rise of the Empire. Players will take on the role of a survivor of the Jedi Purge on the run from Imperial forces, with a focus on force powers and lightsaber combat. What we’ve seen so far looks pretty sweet… and to top it off, the game is being developed by Titanfall and Apex Legends creators Respawn Entertainment.

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

Yet another remake, this latest entry in the Zelda franchise promises to be a lot of good old-fashioned fun. First released for the GameBoy, Link’s Awakening is a graphical upgrade of the series classic for the Nintendo Switch. It promises to be a nostalgic trip down memory lane that’s sure to put a smile on any gamer’s face.

If you’re looking for more E3 news and announcements, be sure to check back with Softonic. We’ll be on the ground at E3 to keep you updated with all the latest from the show floor.

Alex LaFreniere

Alex LaFreniere

Alex's first experience with video games came at the tender young age of 12, when his parents gave him and his brothers a PlayStation 2 for Christmas. They’ve probably been regretting that mistake ever since, because as soon he finished his first lap in Gran Turismo 3, Alex was hooked for life. In addition to writing for Softonic, Alex has turned that love of games into a voice acting career, and has voiced everything from grizzled old soldiers to vampire lords. When he's not gaming or getting behind the microphone, Alex can probably be found wandering the woods around Boston or putting together some new culinary delight in his kitchen.

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