E3 2019: Highlights from the Biggest Gaming Expo

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Officially launched last Tuesday, the Electronic Entertainment Expo or E3 2019 has finally unveiled the ultimate gaming experience. Gaming leaders like Microsoft, Nintendo, and EA showcased their products, much-awaited video games, and other innovative projects in the near future.

Demos and a game show made the scene inside Los Angeles Convention Center. Prior to that, a press conference was organized by the participating industries. Everyone had a chance to witness some of the game trailers and some even had live demo play.

Take a look of what was inside E3 2019. Starting with the runners-up…

Google, although not a mainstream member of ESA,  made an appearance during the event. They offered a game-streaming service called Stadia Connect. It allows multiple connections with other Google products, unlimited streaming at 4k 60fps, and will cost about $10/month.

AMD showed off their beastly chips, which are undeniably for gaming. The Ryzen 3rd Gen series, AMD Navi, Radeon RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT were some of the company’s highlights. Plus, another chip called Ryzen 9 3950X will surely bring decent hardware for the game enthusiasts.

As for the game makers

One of the biggest and longest-running participants, Microsoft, showed much more than expected. Xbox Project Scarlett is definitely one of the game changers. Its hardware is yet in the shadows but fans are hype for it. Also, Keanu Reeves was present as he stars in Cyberpunk 2077 from CD Projekt Red. Numerous games, which includes sequels, adaptations and new titles are the following: Halo Infinite, Gears 5, Blair Witch, Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, Bleeding Edge, Battletoads, Age of Empire II: Definitive Edition, Wasteland 3, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Minecraft Dungeons, Spiritfarer, 12 Minutes, Forza Horizon 4: Lego Speed Champions Expansion, Crossfire X, and Gears Pop!

Popular for Pokemon and Super Mario, Nintendo is back with many surprises! These new releases were announced through a Nintendo Direct live rather than a conference. A number of games were also introduced under the Switch platform. Some of the best are Luigi’s Mansion 3, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, The Witcher 3, Pokémon Sword and Shield, Panzer Dragoon, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, Animal Crossing New Horizons, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, Dauntless, Alien Isolation, and Doom Eternal.

Electronic Arts or EA comes into play with new PS4 and Xbox One games. The releases were Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Apex Legends Season 2, Battlefield 5: Chapter 4, The Sims 4 Island Living, FIFA 20, FIFA 20 Legacy Edition, and Madden 20. Not much except EA Play, but we should expect more in next year’s E3.

Bethesda released some new video games as well as improvements to their established products. Deathloop, Doom Eternal, The Elder Scrolls: Blades, Fallout 76: Nuclear Winter, Ghostwire: Tokyo, Wolfenstein: Youngblood, Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot and Commander Keen are some of the games to watch out for.

Square Enix breaks off E3 along with new and updated video games such as Circuit Superstars, War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius, Romancing Saga 3, Scarlett Grace, Dragon Quest Builders 2, The Last Remnant Remastered, and Trials of Mana: Collection of Mana. A wave of Final Fantasy titles were also popular to the gaming public.

Ubisoft has something good up its sleeves. Some of the big announcements are Watch Dogs Legion, Rainbow Six Quarantine, Ghost Recon Breakpoint, Tom Clancy’s EliteSquad, Just Dance 2020, Roller Champions, Gods and Monsters, and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. A new PC subscription service from Ubisoft called Uplay Plus will also be available.

Other releases

Notable game releases were also present during the expo. Take-Two Interactive/2K Games announced Borderlands 3 and The Outer Worlds; Konami unveiled Contra Rogue Corps (Xbox One PS4, PC and Switch) and Contra Anniversary Collection.

Sega officially launched Panzer Dragoon: Remake and Phantasy Star Online 2 (Xbox One), while a new SEGA Genesis mini console is coming in September with mini games like Mega Man:The Wily Wars, Earthworm Jim, Sonic the Hedgehog 1 & 2, Ecco the Dolphin, and 35 more classic games.

Namco Bandai also showcased games in the likes of Tales of Arise, Dragonball Z: Kakarot, Code Vein, The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan, and RAD.

Other entertainment companies and their products worth knowing are Elden Ring (via FromSoftware), Dying Light 2 (from Techland), Way to the Woods (Team 17), Dauntless (Phoenix Labs), The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics (En Masse Entertainment), Dead by Daylight (Koch Media), New Super Lucky’s Tale (Playful Corp.), Empire of Sin (John Romero multi-console game), Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair and Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin (both by Playtonic).

Credits to Techradar for the details!