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E3 2018: Here’s All The Big Game Announcements From EA
As always, EA Play opens the salvo of a barrage of E3 2018 game announcements, but many may find it lackluster. Nothing too surprising except for the EA Originals titles (yes, two this time).
But still, if you miss the EA Play press conference, here’s a quick recap on what was announced.
DICE’s premier FPS series opens the show with a reminder that the game will feature no loot boxes and no premium passes. DICE also confirmed that a battle royale mode is in the works, as one would expect. A proper reveal of multiplayer was shown with a new trailer above.
The single-player content, War Stories, will be unveiled further at Xbox’s stage tomorrow.
UEFA Champions League is the headlining feature for FIFA 19. The Journey, the game’s story mode, will see an end with Alex Hunter going for the Champions League Cup.
FIFA 19 will be out on September 28 for PS4, PC, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
Also, you can now play FIFA 18 in its entirety for free with a free trial starting today until June 15th.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
This is an odd announcement. Respawn boss Vince Zampella announced that the Titanfall developers’ new Star Wars game is called Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, set to take place during the “dark times” of the Jedi. The announcement was not done on stage, but more of a off-hand mention. No key artwork shown, no logo, no other info.
Whatever it may be, it will be out in Holiday 2019.
Star Wars Battlefront II Updates
Despite the huge controversy surrounding the game, Battlefront II will continue to be updated with more Clone Wars-themed content.
A new map, said to be biggest in Battlefront II yet as well the chance to play as General Grievous, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Count Dooku and Anakin Skywalker are among the content to appear in the next few months.
The follow-up to the unexpected surprise EA Original platformer continues to be genuinely surprising. There’s two Yarnys now on-screen which enables co-op. But the two will remain should you play alone, controlling two Yarnys at once.
The biggest surprise? It’s out now on PS4 (RM74 on PS Store Asia), PC and Xbox One.
Sea Of Solitude
The second of two EA Original games, by Jo-Mei.
“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.”
It is described as a third-person exploration game. The premise is strong and certainly has potential, even if it does just focus on telling a story.
It will be out in early 2019.
NBA Live 2019
Another annual improvement to EA’s basketball game, NBA Live 2019 includes street courts from international locales, the ability to build your own five-man squad by recruiting NBA pros and legends, a new Icon Progression System where you build your personal avatar to match the NBA greats and more.
It will be out on September 7th for the PS4 and Xbox One.
Madden NFL 19
Another annual sports game that everyone expected, Madden NFL 19 adds refined controls, better visuals, more Madden Ultimate Team (MUT), and a continuation of the Longshot story mode.
It will be out on August 10th for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC via Origin- the first Madden on PC for ages.
Command And Conquer: Rivals
A Command And Conquer mobile game? Yup.
Revealed on stage with the title announced after we saw live gameplay of a match by two strategy game pro, Command And Conquer Rivals is a mobile take of the series. Not necessarily what fans wanted or expected, but it’s still Command And Conquer.
It will available on Android and iOS sometime soon.
Bioware’s all-or-nothing new IP was show a cinematic trailer, with more info and gameplay being shown on stage. It will not feature loot boxes, players can select up to four different classes based on the Javelin exosuits and can change classes freely. It will support up to four players for co-op.
It will be out on February 22nd for the PS4, PC and Xbox One.
Stay tuned for more E3 coverage. Gamer Matters will also be doing an aftershow livestream, more details here