The first conference of E3 kicks off a week today, but I must admit, I’m not as excited for the conferences as I used to be – mainly because it feels like we shouldn’t expect many surprises as everything has been either leaked or pre-announced.
How are you feeling about this year’s E3?
In the News This Week
- Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Confirmed, Reveal At E3
- Fallout 76 Announced And It’s Reportedly An Online Survival Game
- Team Sonic Racing Officially Announced, Out This Winter
- Fortnite For Nintendo Switch Listed On Korean Ratings Board
- Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Eevee! Reimagine Pokémon Yellow For Nintendo Switch
- The June Games With Gold Include Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia And A Smite Bundle
- XCOM 2 & Trials Fusion Head Up PlayStation Plus In June
- Warhammer: Chaosbane Announced Because You Can Never Have Enough Warhammer Games
- Train Sim World Launches On Consoles And PC Next Month
- BBC To Broadcast Some Of The World Cup In VR
Games in Review
Although there weren’t any ‘big name’ releases, we had a strong line up this week:
- Smoke and Sacrifice – Switch, PC – 8/10
- Owlboy – PS4, XBO, PC, Switch, – 8/10
- Moonlighter – PS4, XBO, PC – 8/10
- Pixeljunk Monsters 2 – PS4, PC, Switch, – 8/10
- Yoku’s Island Express – PS4, XBO, PC, Switch, – 7/10
- Cultist Simulator – PC – 7/10
- Horizon Chase Turbo – PS4, PC, (XBO & Switch coming soon) – 8/10
- Subaeria – PS4, XBO, PC – 5/10
- Agony – PS4, XBO, PC – 4/10
Reviewed platform in bold.
This Week’s Features
Thanks to the four day week, it was a quieter affair for the previews. Stefan spent a lot of time on his Switch this week, first preparing for Wimbledon with Mario Tennis Aces – which you can play right now this weekend – and then trying out Nintendo’s new direction for Splatoon 2’s single player with the Octo Expansion. Both games sound like great fun and offer something new for Switch owners, although not all Splatoon fans will like the continued direction of the expansion.
Following Battlefield V’s announcement that raised some discussions over ‘historical inaccuracy’ by some vocal fans, Adrian took a look at the claim that “women did not fight in WWII”.
Ending the articles, What We Played #359 featured Vampyr, Mario Tennis Aces & Agony.
Let’s check in with the community this week:
- GeneralJeeb had a successful week, completing Rise of the Tomb Raider and finishing off The Witcher 3. He now moves on to Ni No Kuni 2 and hopes to get stuck in this weekend.
- MrYd also played Ni No Kuni 2, and he doesn’t sound impressed by the The Crew 2’s beta.
- Far Cry 5 and AER: Memories of Old were ticked off by JR., who now starts on Detroit and says he’s #teamAndroid.
- Also playing Detroit was TSBonyman, who is ‘savouring’ his time as he does with every QD game.
- The ‘charming’ Yoku’s Island Express hooked Jag, who also had time for Spintires, Wolfenstein and Tomb Raider.
- Del has been consumed by Fifa 18 World Cup and H1Z1, but this weekend heads off to Download Festival!
- gernboes hit the backlog, dabbling in a bit of FFXII, Killzone Shadow Fall, Titanfall 2, Outcast: Second Contact, Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix, and finally Stories: The Path of Destinies. Blimey!
- Ron can’t tear himself away from GTA Online.
- Fragster has been busy, starting with FIFA’s World Cup before finding time for Pokémon Quest and the ‘excellent’ Mario Tennis.
- And to progress through a difficult section in Bloodborne, Andrewww called for help to get to Byrgenwerth, but still calls the game excellent.
If you want to be included in this section, make sure to comment on What We Played of a Friday evening.
The Week Ahead
Here’s a look at next week’s releases:
- OnRush – PS4, XBO – 05/06
- Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset – PS4, XBO, PC – 05/06
- Vampyr – PS4, XBO, PC – 05/06
- Warhammer 40k: Inquisitor – Martyr– PS4, XBO, PC – 05/06
- The Banner Saga II – Switch – 07/06
Have a good week and I’ll be back soon!