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E3 2018: The best game trailers

Here are the trailers you have to watch from this year’s conference

Kingdom Hearts 3
Aqua from Kingdom Hearts 3 is back, looking a little menacing.
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Every year, it feels like there are hundreds of trailers released at E3. There are so many good games, it’s easy to miss out on an important title from the event. Fear not — we’ve compiled the best E3 trailers for you to catch up on.

This post will be updated with more trailers as the week continues. EA, Microsoft, Bethesda, Devolver, Square Enix, Ubisoft, Sony and Nintendo have already finished their conferences, but more announcements can still come later on.

Tetris Effect

Enhance Games and Tetsuya Mizuguchi are bringing back Tetris in a beautiful way. Tetris Effect will be releasing this fall for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR.


Watch players take out alien creatures in BioWare’s next title, Anthem. The game will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC on Feb. 22, 2019.

Sea of Solitude

This new indie title from Jo-Mei looks haunting, yet beautiful. Sea of Solitude will be available for PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One in 2019.

Cyberpunk 2077

Check out the sweet glowing aesthetics and cool punks in the trailer for CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077. This game has no release date and no announced consoles yet.

Kingdom Hearts 3

This Kingdom Hearts 3 trailer shows lighthearted fun with Disney characters, but also a dark tease at what happened to the (dearly) beloved character, Aqua. There have been two trailers so far with small differences, one from Microsoft and one from Square Enix. The Sony trailer showed significantly different scenes, like the Pirates of the Caribbean world’s return and Axel and Kairi meeting. Kingdom Hearts 3 will be released on Jan. 28, 2019 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Devil May Cry 5

Nero is back with a cool robot arm and he’s ready to kill some gross-looking demons in the Devil May Cry 5 trailer. The game will release in spring 2019 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC.

Fallout 76

This Fallout 76 trailer finally confirms that multiplayer is coming to the favorite franchise. The game launches in Nov. 14, 2018 for Xbox One, Windows PC and PlayStation 4.

Elder Scrolls 6

This trailer isn’t long, but it did announce what every Elder Scrolls fan has been asking for. There is no release date and no announced consoles yet.

Just Cause 4

This trailer gives you a look into Just Cause 4’s new weather system — and it looks good. This game will be releasing on Windows PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on Dec. 4

Beyond Good & Evil 2

Beyond Good & Evil 2 will be a prequel to the original game and yes, you see some familiar faces in this game. There is currently no release date and no announced consoles yet.

Starlink: A Battle for Atlas

Star Fox is going to be an exclusive for the Nintendo Switch version of Starlink: A Battle of Atlas. The game comes out for Switch, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on Oct. 16.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

Get your first look at the new Assassin’s Creed title that takes place in ancient Greece. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey releases Oct. 5 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC.

The Last of Us Part 2

Whether it’s romance or brutal gore, take a look at what Ellie is up to in Last of Us Part 2. The game has no release date but will be for PlayStation 4.

Ghost of Tsushima

There’s beautiful scenery, awesome combat and a cool samurai. What else could you ask for? Ghost of Tsushima doesn’t have a date yet, but it’ll be for PlayStation 4.

Resident Evil 2 remake

Go back and play a zombie classic with modern graphics in the Resident Evil 2 remake. The game releases Jan. 25, 2019 for PlayStation 4.

Death Stranding

For the first time, check out Death Stranding’s gameplay and several new characters. There still hasn’t been an announcement date and the game is for PlayStation 4.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Check out the sweet 3D gameplay and graphics in the latest Fire Emblem title. Fire Emblem: Three Heroes is coming to Nintendo Switch in spring 2019.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

The newest Smash Bros. title brings back every character we’ve ever seen in the past games, along with some new faces. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be available for Nintendo Switch on Dec. 9.

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