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E3 2018 – The games you might have missed!

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Gaming’s biggest event has finished for another year. E3 2018 was full of hits and misses, though nothing too unexpected was announced.

So, we’ve compiled some of the smaller games you might have missed in between the Fallout 76’s, the Super Smash Bros and the Anthem’s. Read on!

Sea of Solitude - Jo Mei

After the success of A Way Out, EA is now developing another original, Sea of Solitude. The art style for this game is as distinctive as it is beautiful and it certainly sets up an intriguing idea.

You play as Kay, a young woman, exploring an abandoned, submerged city and its creature as she tries to find out why she herself been turned into a monster. The game is said to focus on loneliness as a concept.

We don’t know much else yet, but it seems like this indie game, developed by German company Jo-Mei, will definitely pull at our heartstrings.

Release Date: Early 2019

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One and Windows

You can watch Sea of Solitude’s E3 2018 trailer below:

Ori and the Will of the Wisps – Moon Studios

Moon Studios have created a sequel to their gorgeous platformer game, Ori and the Blind Forest, released back in 2015.

The player will resume control over Ori, a white guardian spirit – who looks a bit like a cross between a fox and an imp. To progress through the game, players will have to cross a charming, side-scrolling world while solving various puzzles.

The ‘soul link’ system will be returning, which will allow players to save at will and buy upgrades to help strengthen Ori.

Release Date: 2019

Platforms: Windows and Xbox One

You can watch Ori’s E3 2018 gameplay trailer below:

Session – Crea-ture Studios

While many were hoping for the announcement of a sequel to Skate 3, this should hopefully sate many of their appetites. Session is an upcoming skateboarding game and it’s clear it’s something the fans wanted.  Crea-ture Studios launched a Kickstarter for Session in 2017 and the initial goal was met within three days – which is amazing! 

While not much was revealed about the game, they showed a teaser trailer for it.

Release Date: 2019

Platforms: Windows and Xbox One

You can watch Session’s E3 2018 trailer below:

Tunic - Finji

Finji has made a game that’s shaping up to be adorable. In this top-down game, you play as a very cute fox that’s off on an adventure, swinging its sword at the different enemies that you’ll come across.

The isometric view and graphics give it a distinct feel and the trailer also hinted at some puzzle solving aspects, which seems very reminiscent of the early Legend of Zelda games.

It does look like understanding the game might prove a little challenging, as most of the text is written in unfamiliar symbols, but to us, this only adds to the charm.

Release Date: 2019

Platforms: Windows and Xbox One

You can watch Tunic’s E3 2018 trailer below:

Battletoads - Dlala

This announcement was a surprise as the last Battletoads instalment came out in 1994, but this should please some people nonetheless.

Dlala will be making the game in a 2.5D style, with hand drawn animations, but other than that there wasn’t much to learn from the trailer. It looks like this will be an entirely new adventure, so don’t expect a remake.

Release Date: 2019

Platforms: Xbox One

You can watch Battletoads’ E3 2018 trailer below:

Skull & Bones – Ubisoft

Now this is a game that I’m extremely excited for. Since Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag, gamers have wanted a true open-world pirate adventure.

The cinematic trailer truly felt dramatic and showed battles taking place between ships, hoarding gold and the idea of making alliances.

The game will be set in the Indian Ocean which is a different setting to the Caribbean world in Black Flag’s. The gameplay demo showed pirates being hunted down, as well as the idea that you can disguise your flag so you can sail into enemy territory undetected. There seems to be a heavy emphasis on combat which will set it apart from Sea of Thieves (which is likely to be Skull and Bones’ main rival) which is more centred on exploring.

The game was due to be out this year, but has been delayed until 2019, hopefully to allow Ubisoft to develop the game they want to present. Annoying as this may be, waiting for a fully polished pirate game will be worth it.

Release Date: 2019

Platforms: Windows, Xbox One & PS4

You can watch Skull and Bones’ E3 2018 trailer and gameplay demo below:

Trover Saves the Universe – Squanch Games

Trover Saves the Universe comes from one of the co-creators of the TV show Rick and Morty – Justin Roiland. Details were thin on the ground from Squanch Games’ announcement, but you can expect this 3D platformer to have the same kind of humour you’d imagine from a co-creator of Rick and Morty.

The following details about the game have been shown on the games website: “Wonderful. Your dogs have been dognapped by a beaked lunatic who stuffed them into his eye holes and is using their life essence to destroy the universe. Does that make any sense? You’ve partnered with Trover, a little purple eye hole monster to save them. Find power babies and plug them into his eye holes so that he can absorb their power, track down Glorkon, and save your dogs (and the Universe).”

Take from that what you will.

Release Date: Early 2019

Platforms: PS4 (with PSVR support)

You can watch Trover Saves the Universe’s E3 2018 trailer below:

Overcooked 2 – Ghost Town Games

Ghost Town Games’ Overcooked is one of the best couch co-op games to have come out in recent years. In the original, players would control one of the characters available and then try to run a successful kitchen.

What made this game so charming is that it was never that simple. You’d be cooking on icebergs, moving transport and during earthquakes, which would hinder your efforts to cook a perfect dish. When playing with your friends, the frenzy was only heightened and you’d find yourself screaming at each other for not putting the sliced tomatoes down in the right place.

It looks like Overcooked 2 will continue this trend but with added mechanics, new characters, new locations and new stages. The biggest new feature is the inclusion of online multiplayer.

If you loved the original, or would love to experience the frantic world of Overcooked, keep your eye on this one.

Release Date: 7th August 2018

Platforms: Nintendo Switch

You can watch Overcooked 2’s E3 2018 trailer below:

Killer Queen Black – Bumblebear Games

Bumblebear Games wants to bring back the arcade, and with this hit is making its way to the Nintendo Switch, that could happen soon. In each game of Killer Queen Black, there are ten players and three different ways to win. The number of players and different goals can make games pretty hectic but they’re enjoyable to play.

The trailer shows off gameplay familiar for those with the game and shows just how busy this game can be. If the cult following is anything to by, this could become a firm favourite for many.

Release Date: 2018

Platforms: Nintendo Switch (a Windows release will happen in the future)

You can watch Killer Queen Black’s E3 2018 trailer below:

Think we missed a great game?

There were loads of great games that probably got overlooked during E3 2018. So you think we missed one? Let us know!