The Crew 2
The Crew 2 launches in just a couple of weeks, so it’s no surprise the game earned a slot at Ubisoft’s E3 2018 showcase. Check out the land, sea, and air racing antics in the trailer below, and sign up for the PC open beta that begins on June 21 if you’re curious about the game. Sloppy handling was our biggest issue with the first game, and if it’s back, you’ll know right away in the beta.
“Infinitely replayable.” That’s the gimmick behind the new Prey DLC, Mooncrash. The trailer makes it look almost like a Prey roguelike, with you attempting to escape the moon over and over. Death means starting over from scratch, with enemies and weapons randomized. And get this: It released the same night it was announced.
Bethesda also announced a new “Typhon Hunter” asymmetric multiplayer mode. One person hunts five others playing as mimics, complete with the ability to shape-shift into everyday objects like cups and chairs. Sounds fun… and it will be available in VR when it launches later this year.
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Ori and the Will of the Wisps carries on the spirit of The Blind Forest, and really, that’s all we wanted. This time around, the breathtaking art is augmented by customizable combat capabilities and abundant movement options. Provided Ori and the Will of the Wisps can deliver the same joy in the rest of the game as it did in the Windswept Wastes region we played at E3, we’re sold.
Check out extended gameplay footage from our Ori and the Will of the Wisps E3 demo below, too:
Star Control: Origins
Star Control is a name with a long legacy for PC gamers, and now it’s in Stardock’s hands. Star Control: Origins is an RPG that drops you in a galaxy with hundreds of worlds to land on, ships to design, and aliens galore—not all friendly.
Skull & Bones
When we saw Skull & Bones at E3 2017, the ship-to-ship combat game gave off a strong “multiplayer-only” vibe. But a gorgeous new teaser trailer unveiled this year suggests there might just be a single-player mode after all, which is sure to please swashbucklers who want a game devoted to the best part of Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag.
Ubisoft also showed extended gameplay footage of a massive naval battle—complete with an alliance amongst thieves collapsing once treasure started shimmering.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
One of the first full-length trailers during Microsoft’s Xbox event, From Software’s Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice basically looks like Darks Souls meets feudal Japan, a.k.a. Nioh. And hey, did you see that the main character has a grappling hook for an arm?
If the trailer’s anything to go by, it looks like Square’s finally getting a Souls-like game of its own. The twist? It’s being made by Platinum, the for-hire masters of the beat ‘em up. We’re intrigued.
The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit
The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit is a game about a kid and his relationship with his dad. It looks very much in the same spirit of Life is Strange, even if it’s not a direct sequel, and apparently you can grab the first episode for free starting on June 26. Expect soft indie music.
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