E3 2018 is winding down, and this year's conference was an action-packed few days with non-stop gaming news from the biggest names in the industry, like EA, Bethesda, Ubisoft, Sony, Microsoft, Square Enix, Nintendo, and more. There's all kinds of amazing news in regards to upcoming releases, like Battlefield V, Fallout 76, Elder Scrolls 6, Kingdom Hearts 3, Super Mario Party, and more information on the upcoming Pokemon games for the Nintendo Switch, Pokemon Let's Go Evee and Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu.
The great thing about this year's conference and the current state of the gaming industry and general is that there is something out there for everyone, regardless of your gaming tastes. Sure, there are a lot of Battle Royale style first-person shooters flooding the market, but there are also compelling platformers, challenging puzzlers and strategy games, huge open-world MMOs, and plenty of old favorites given new life in their most recent versions and packages. We have our choice of consoles, digital and physical games, unprecedented graphics, sound, and connectivity, and our pick of awesome accessories. There has never been a better time to be a gamer.
Everyone experiences a huge conference like E3 differently. There are plenty of people at the venue, right in the thick of the action, but most consumers are watching it from home. We all have something different that we pay attention to. Whether it's new DLC for our favorite games or the announcement of a never before heard of title, these highlights appeal to different people. For me, I am always most excited about all of the new trailers. It's important to remember that many of the trailers are simply cinematic and don't contain any actual gameplay footage, but they are still a wonderful way to generate hype for the games and give players just a little taste of what's to follow.
With that in mind, here are a few of the best game trailers from E3 2018:
The Last of Us Part 2
With almost 12 minutes of gripping video including actual gameplay footage, the trailer for The Last of Us Part II gives players a taste of what's in store for Ellie, the main playable character. Stealth and survival will both play a role in the second game in this acclaimed series.
Marvel is dominating the movie box-office this year and with the September release of Spider-Man, they may manage to reach the top of the list in new games, as well. We've known this game was coming for a while, but the E3 demo video gives us a better idea of how the actual game mechanics will play out.
Perhaps one of the biggest announcements this year was the first news surrounding Fallout 76, the newest game in Bethesda's Fallout series. This iteration takes the popular franchise to a new level with multiplayer. Everyone who joins in will have to decide whether they want to work with others or fight it out.
Sable did its best to stand out as one of the most unique games to appear at E3. The trailer basically introduces the one-of-kind artwork, but there's a lot more to come from this intriguing new title.
Super Mario Party
It's official, Mario Kart will no longer be the only game on the Nintendo Switch specifically designed to destroy relationships. Super Mario Party is releasing in November and promises to use Nintendo's newest console and controls in completely unprecedented ways, something that this lighthearted party game is known for.
What was your favorite trailer from E3 2018? We'd love to hear from you!