E3 2018 is right around the corner, and it’s set to be one of the most stacked years for the show yet. There are a number of high profile, blockbuster releases already confirmed for the show, and when one combines those with the surprises that are no doubt in store, it’s clear that this year’s E3 is going to be huge.
As it stands, there are a number of games confirmed for E3 2018, including some from the companies hosting press conferences to games by other developers and publishers. Some of these games will be playable on the show floor, and others will only be seen as trailers or video packages.
Here are all the games confirmed for E3 2018 so far.
Thanks to the Star Wars Battlefront 2 loot box controversy and the disappointing Mass Effect: Andromeda, public opinion of Electronic Arts seems to be relatively poor, but EA has a chance to turn around its misfortunes at E3. The publisher has theopportunity to impress fans with games like Anthem and Battlefield V, and it will also be showing its upcoming slate of sports games, new mobile games, and new content for The Sims 4.
As far as E3 2018 press conferences go, Microsoft’s is mostly shrouded in mystery. Some leaks have suggested that Gears of War 5 will be announced at the event, but otherwise, Microsoft has managed to keep its cards close to its chest. Forza Horizon 4 is the only game fans are guaranteed to see at E3, but there’s a possibility some of Microsoft’s biggest franchises, including Halo and Fable, could also make appearances and Crackdown 3 will likely be a part of the show.
For the past few years, Bethesda’s E3 presentation has been a highlight of the show, offering fans a look at what the award-winning company has in store for the next year. This year’s show will look to put many of the rumors surrounding the recently announced Fallout 76 to rest, give fans an extended look at Rage 2, and offer some updates for The Elder Scrolls: Legends. Surprise game announcements and reveals are also expected, including a potential Fallout 3 remaster, so Bethesda may very well steal the show again.
It’s not every year that Square Enix has an E3 press conference, so fans are expecting some big news from its presentation on June 11. We only know of two games that will definitely be shown by Square Enix, those being Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Kingdom Hearts 3, with the latter expected to finally get a release date announcement after having originally been announced at E3 five years ago.
As far as major presenters go, no one has been as open about what it’s bringing to E3 as Ubisoft. Ubisoft has confirmed seven games it will be showcasing at the event this year, with major reveals planned for games like Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Tom Clancy’s The Division 2. Rumors point to a new Splinter Cell game being announced during Ubisoft’s presentation as well, with the stealth action franchise having been dormant for about five years.
Prior to E3, Sony confirmed that its presentation will primarily focus on four games: Death Stranding, Hideo Kojima’s first post-Konami project; Ghost of Tsushima from the developers of Sly Cooper and Infamous; the PS4 exclusive Spider-Man project in development at Insomniac Games; and of course, the long-awaited The Last of Us: Part 2.
While Sony’s focus will be on those four titles, the company is also expected to highlight some other games, with Dreams from Media Molecule confirmed for the show. It’s likely that Sony has some surprises up its sleeve as well, so PlayStation enthusiasts should be sure to tune in.
Technically, Nintendo has only confirmed two games it will be showing at E3 this year, those being the already-released Splatoon 2 and the in-development Super Smash Bros. However, it would be surprising if Nintendo didn’t use E3 as a time to shine a spotlight on Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee as well, though it’s important to note that those games aren’t confirmed for E3 at the time of this writing.
Besides the games Nintendo has already announced for E3, fans should be able to expect some surprise game announcements, in addition to new looks at previously revealed Switch titles like Yoshi and maybe even Metroid Prime 4.
Of course, there will be other games besides than the ones published by those showcasing the big conferences. Below is a list of all the other games confirmed for E3 2018:
Besides the games listed here, there are sure to be many others shown at E3 2018 this year. After all, one of the main reasons to tune in to E3 each year is for the surprise game announcements, and it will be exciting to see everything E3 2018 has in store.
E3 2018 kicks off with EA’s press conference on June 9, with the event wrapping up on June 14.