It has been an entire week since the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 2018) officially concluded. Those who missed out on the live streams are now probably busy catching up to the many announcements that were made on-stage. We are here to make that task a bit easier for you.
Here are the ten best trailers from the annual video game convention this year. Do take note that the following compilation is not in any specific order.
The renowned flagship for Microsoft is receiving another sequel that shifts the spotlight over to a new character. Kait Diaz has already made an appearance in a previous installment but will now have her own story told.
The debut trailer from E3 2018 features new stunning landscapes such as dense jungles and frozen habitats. There could be more since Microsoft is claiming that this is the most beautiful world ever created for the franchise.
The footage also brings attention to new monsters, weapons, executions, and more. It is also difficult to take in the trailer without marveling at the glorious visuals and lighting.
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Ori and the Blind Forest was one of the most beautiful games to ever grace a platform and its sequel promises to continue the same legacy.
The announcement trailer from E3 2018 is undoubtedly more than just amazing visuals inspired by hand-drawn sequences. The world opens up further for deeper exploration and brings back more of the classic Metroidvania platform experience.
This is simply video game art at its finest.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
The exalted Dark Souls developer is leaving behind cursed medieval castles for feudal Japan, while retaining the level of brutality that fans have come to expect.
The debut trailer from E3 2018 does well in setting up the premise for the lead character, a one-armed shinobi who has already cheated death once and will continue to do so until he has taken his revenge on those who left him for dead.
There are several design aspects that make the upcoming post-apocalyptic shooter from BioWare feel a little Destiny-esque. However, there is a good chance to change that perception with the action-packed trailer from E3 2018.
The footage largely focuses on the exosuits called Javelins and how pilots must use their jet packs to maneuver around the terrain during skirmishes. There is a considerable amount of gunplay, as well as a fair look at a variety of enemies. This includes a rocky behemoth at the end that should require a raid party.
There was more web-slinging action to behold at E3 2018. The new gameplay trailer from Insomniac Games offers an even better look at the dynamic combat system that strings together multiple arrays to pummel foes senseless.
Spider-Man can pull objects from surroundings to use as projectiles, launch enemies into the air, bounce off walls, use his spider senses to parry, and bind multiple targets with sticky webs.
The footage even shows a few supervillains in action but with the suggestion that they are only following orders. Someone else is pulling the strings.
The Last of Us Part II
The highly anticipated sequel from glorified storyteller Naughty Dog offered an extended look at E3 2018 through an impressive gameplay trailer.
In addition to top notch animation, the footage shows how stealth and survival elements blend together for an incredible cinematic experience.
It cannot be said enough how The Last of Us Part II is shaping up to be an incredible installment for this generation and the developer has yet to even touch upon the narrative.
Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
It can be said that taking a hiatus definitely helped Ubisoft reassess the direction it wants the lucrative franchise to take. The ancient Egyptian setting proved wonders for Assassin’s Creed: Origins and jumping over to ancient Greece is the next step in that journey.
The debut trailer at E3 2018 brings over the entire Greek pantheon from the Mediterranean Sea and teases an absolutely massive open world in comparison to its predecessor. There is a promise of deeper role-playing mechanics with consequential storylines, improved combat, and new romance options.
The first project undertaken by game director Hideo Kojima after his vexed departure from Konami a few years back received another obscure trailer at E3 2018 that raises more questions than answers. This time, however, actual gameplay footage was shown to the public.
The lush mountainous terrain clearly affirms the decision to go with the proprietary Decima game engine from Guerrilla Games. There are alluring rivers snaking across the environment, beautiful dynamic weather display, and realistic lighting based on the time of day.
While the focus is more on exploration, the new trailer for Death Stranding does bring back the mysterious fetus-powered device and oily-invisible creatures.
Ghost of Tsushima
It was last year when Sucker Punch announced a brand new open world that revolves around a samurai destined to fend off the first Mongol invasion of Japan. The Infamous developer took the stage at E3 2018 to showcase just how.
The first gameplay footage released features a side quest from the main campaign but does well in accentuating the beautiful hills and forests located on the Tsushima island. The path of the warrior is a dangerous one and deep combat mechanics will draw the fine line between victory and defeat.
Ghost of Tsushima already holds great promise and the culminating sunset duel pretty much seals the deal for anyone sitting on the fence.
The ambitious project from the beloved Polish developer finally received a debut trailer at E3 2018 that teases a gorgeous open world set in a dystopian future.
In addition to introducing the lead character and his “dream” to rise as an urban legend, CD Projekt RED notes how transhumanism has paved way to severe body augmentations to affect the daily lives of people in Cyberpunk 2077.
We are still awaiting actual gameplay footage but following the critically acclaimed Witcher trilogy, the ambitious science fiction take from the developer is expected to easily blow away critics.