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E3 2018: The news, the features, the interviews

Here it is. All of Variety’s E3 2018 coverage. All the news, features, interviews, and announcements in one convenient place for your reading pleasure. Our continued coverage of the show will likely fill up the rest of the week, but don’t worry, we’ll continue to update this page as it does. In the meantime, enjoy.

Features

E3 2018: From Console Consolidation to A-List Partnerships, 3 Big Takeaways

‘Control’ Was Inspired by the New Weird of ‘Annihilation,’ Themes of ‘Alan Wake’

The Wait For Next-Gen Consoles Started Last Week 

‘Overkill’s The Walking Dead’ Captures Essence of Comics

Former ‘World of Warcraft’ Devs’ Work to Upend Survival Genre

How ‘A Plague Tale: Innocence’ Makes Diseased Rats So Terrifying

Three of E3’s Hidden Indie Gems that Shouldn’t Get Lost in the Noise 

The Visceral Horror of ‘Resident Evil 2 Remake’ 

Elijah Wood on Why He’s Making a Video Game

A Discussion With ‘Resident Evil 2’s’ Re-Creators 

‘Total War: Three Kingdoms’ Mixes Romance and History in Ancient China 

‘Concrete Genie’ Is Charming, but Incomplete 

Control a Viking Warrior in the Multiplayer, Open-World Adventure ‘Rune Ragnarok’

‘For Honor’s’ New Breach Mode Is Full of Drama and Tension 

There’s a Bomb in Your Heart Set to Explode in 18 Minutes, Have Fun 

‘Ghosts of Tsushima’ Mixes History, Fiction and Open World Action 

‘GTFO’ Expects Fine-Tuned ‘Destiny’ Raid Strategizing From Players 

‘Phantom Doctrine’ Will Take Hours to Learn, but Will Probably Be Worth It 

Build Your Own Anti Hero in ‘LEGO DC Super-Villains’ 

‘Beyond Good and Evil 2’ Is a Technical Marvel, but Not Much Else Yet 

‘Team Sonic Racing’ Dev on How Game Is Like ‘Overwatch,’ ‘Splatoon’ 

‘Necromunda: Underhive Wars’ Is Brutal Gang Warfare in the ‘Warhammer 40K’ Universe 

Elon Musk and ‘State of Mind’s’ Transhumanism Philosophy 

‘Descent’ Reboot Mines 90s Nostalgia While Updating Original Trilogy 

‘The Surge 2’ Further Refines Its Sci-Fi Take on ‘Dark Souls’ 

‘The Endless Mission’ Wants to Teach You How to Program Video Games 

‘Jurassic World: Evolution,’ ‘Elite’ Dev on State of Gaming 

‘Beyond Blue’ Takes Players to the Bottom of the Sea and, Well, Beyond 

‘Call of Cthulhu’: A Beguiling Take on Cosmic Horror

‘Skull & Bones’ Is All About Creating a Hearty Pirate Gang 

‘Black Desert Online’ Brings High Fantasy MMORPG Action to Xbox One

‘Transference’ Offers an Unnerving Blend of Paranoia and Psychology, All in VR 

‘Shadow of the Tomb Raider’ to Tackle Incongruity of White, Rich Croft Adventures 

‘Jurassic World Evolution’s’ Fun Starts When Disaster Strikes 

‘Insurgency: Sandstorm’ Hunts for Balance Between Realism and Arcade Shooter 

‘Déraciné’ Is a PSVR Adventure From Studio That Isn’t Bringing You ‘Bloodborne 2’ (Yet) 

Konami’s ‘Hyper Sports R’ Is a Bizarre Throwback to Outdated Gameplay 

‘The Last of Us Part II’ Creator Explains Game’s Need to Make You Uncomfortable 

‘Hitman 2’ Ditches the Episodic Format for a ‘Full-Fledged Experience’ 

‘Dead or Alive 6’ Is All About Being an Esport 

Inside the Apocalyptic World of ‘Generation Zero’ 

How Bethesda’s Passion Fuels Its Eclectic Portfolio 

‘Just Cause 4’ Delivers Over-the-Top Nature and Narrative Too 

‘The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit’ Sets Stage for ‘Life Is Strange 2’ 

Microsoft’s Adaptive Controller Aims to Bring Video Games to Everyone 

‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’ Masters the Art of the Swing 

Bethesda: ‘Fallout 76’ Isn’t the Game Some Think It Is 

‘Kingdom Hearts’ Director Tetsuya Nomura Worked Hard to Bring You Those Pixar Levels 

‘Metal Wolf Chaos’ Over-the-Top Americana Could Get Sequel 

‘Code Vein’: A ‘Souls’-Like With Flair and Flavor 

‘SCUM’ Is a Survival Shooter Where You Have to Watch What You Eat 

‘Dying Light 2’ Bigger, Scarier, More Parkour Than First 

‘Destiny 2’: Forsaken Story Doesn’t Take Many Risks, Even With New Weapon Type

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ Is More ‘Deus Ex’ Than ‘Witcher 3’ 

‘Unravel Two:’ A Heartfelt Adventure Designed to Build Bonds Between Players 

‘Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice’ is Signature From Software Minus the Multiplayer 

‘Rage 2’ Designed to Deliver on the Promise of ‘Rage’ 

‘Ori and the Will of the Wisps’ Retains First Game’s Charm, Improves Combat 

BioWare’s Casey Hudson Wants ‘Anthem’ to be the ‘HBO Series of Games’ 

‘Tunic’ Is a Devastatingly Cute Top-Down Adventure 

Todd Hollenshead Talks New Studio, Porting First Game ‘Burnstar’ to Switch 

‘The Division 2’ Ravages Washington D.C., While Reinventing Itself 

‘Ashen’ Offers a ‘Dark Souls’-Like Game With More Fluid Mechanics 

How BioWare Nailed the Thrill of Flying in ‘Anthem’ 

‘Children of Morta’: From 2015 Kickstarter to ID@Xbox Darling 

EA Bets Big on Creating Netflix of Video Games 

‘Nintendo Switch Super Smash Bros.’: World’s Best Players Discuss Tournament, Game 

This Is ‘Stormland,’ an Open-World Action VR Game From the Creators of ‘Ratchet & Clank’

‘Echo Combat’ Adds Firepower to Gravity-Defying Formula

 

Nintendo’s E3 2018 Direct

Nintendo E3 2018: The 5 Biggest Announcements 

E3 Trailer: ‘Dragon Ball FighterZ’ Releasing This Year on Switch 

You Can Play ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ With a Gamecube Controller 

‘Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Features Every Series Character (Here’s the Full Roster) 

E3 Trailer: ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ for Nintendo Switch 

Nintendo Confirms ‘Fortnite’ for Nintendo Switch 

‘Killer Queen Black’ Coming to Nintendo Switch This Year 

Nintendo Announces ‘Fire Emblem: Three Houses’ 

E3 Trailer: ‘Super Mario Party’ Coming to Nintendo Switch 

‘Overcooked 2’ Coming to Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, Xbox One 

‘Xenoblade Chronicles 2’ DLC Coming in September 

E3 Trailer: ‘Daemon X Machina’ 

 

Sony’s E3 2018 Press Conference

Sony E3 2018: The Six Biggest Announcements 

Sony Announces ‘Trover Saves the Universe’ 

FromSoftware Announces ‘Déraciné’ for PlayStation VR 

New ‘Spider-Man’ Trailer Teases Old-School Villains Electro, Scorpion, More 

E3 Trailer for ‘Death Stranding’ Features Léa Seydoux 

‘Nioh 2’ Revealed at Sony’s E3 2018 Press Conference 

Sony is Offering Three ‘Kingdom Hearts’ Games in One Convenient PS4 Bundle 

E3 Trailer: See Leon’s New Look in ‘Resident Evil 2’ Remake 

Remedy’s ‘P7’ Gets a New Name, ‘Control,’ And a New Trailer 

‘Ghost of Tsushima’s’ First Gameplay Footage is Gorgeous And Brutal 

‘Destiny 2: Forsaken’ Expansion Gets New Cinematic Trailer 

E3 Trailer: ‘The Last of Us Part 2’ Shows Off Stealth Gameplay 

 

Ubisoft’s E3 2018 Press Conference

E3 2018: The 7 Biggest Announcements From The Ubisoft Press Conference 

‘Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’ Seems to Be a Game at the Top of Its Franchise 

‘Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’ Stars a Woman, If You Want

E3 Trailer: ‘The Crew 2’ Open Beta Starts June 21

Ubisoft Giving Away ‘For Honor’ on PC, Announces ‘Marching Fire’ DLC 

‘Starlink: Battle for Atlas’ Gets New Gameplay Trailer for E3 

‘Star Fox’ Announced for Inclusion in Ubisoft’s ‘Starlink’ 

E3 Trailer: ‘Transference’ is Coming Fall 2018 

Ubisoft Debuts a Moody New ‘Skull & Bones’ Trailer, Gameplay at E3 2018 

‘Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle’ Donkey Kong DLC Hits This Month 

E3 Trailer: ‘The Division 2’ 

‘Beyond Good and Evil 2’ Trailer Breakdown 

E3: Ubisoft Drops ‘Trials Rising’ Trailer 

Anyone Can Contribute to ‘Beyond Good and Evil 2’ Via HitRECord 

‘Rainbow Six Siege’ Now Has 35 Million Players 

E3 Trailer: Ubisoft Space Opera ‘Beyond Good and Evil 2’ 

‘Just Dance 2019’ Coming This October

New ‘Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’ Details Drop 

 

Square Enix’s E3 2018 Press Conference

Square Enix E3 2018: The 5 Biggest Announcements 

E3 Trailer: Square Enix Reveals New Game ‘The Quiet Man’ 

E3 Trailer: ‘Dragon Quest XI’ 

‘Babylon’s Fall’ Coming From ‘Nier’ Studio PlatinumGames 

‘Shadow of the Tomb Raider’ Gameplay Shows Lara Becoming One With the Jungle 

 

Bethesda’s E3 2018 Press Conference

Bethesda E3 2018: The 7 Biggest Announcements 

‘Elder Scrolls Blades’ Coming to Everything

Bethesda Unveils ‘The Elder Scrolls: Blades,’ a Mobile RPG 

See New ‘Fallout 76’ Gameplay in Animated Vault-Tec Videos 

Yes, Bethesda Is Working on ‘The Elder Scrolls VI’ 

Bethesda Announces Single-Player Space Epic ‘Starfield’

‘Fallout Shelter’ Available Now on PS4 and Nintendo Switch 

‘Fallout 76’ Will Be ‘Entirely Online,’ Releases November 

‘Wolfenstein,’ ‘Prey’ Are Coming to VR 

Keegan-Michael Key Shows Off ‘Skyrim: Very Special Edition’ 

‘Wolfenstein: Youngblood’ to Take Place in the 1980s

New ‘Wolfhunter’ Dungeon DLC, More Coming to ‘ESO’ 

DLC, New Game Plus Coming to Arkane Studios’ ‘Prey’ 

‘Elder Scrolls: Legends’ Has New Look, Coming to Consoles 

‘Doom Eternal’ Announced 

Bethesda Debuts New ‘Rage 2’ Footage at Its E3 2018 Showcase

 

Devolver Digital’s E3 2018 Press Conference

Cult Mecha Shooter ‘Metal Wolf Chaos’ Comes to North America Later This Year 

 

Microsoft’s E3 2018 Press Conference

Xbox E3 2018: The 10 Biggest Announcements 

E3 2018 Trailer: Old-School Skateboarding Sim ‘Session’ 

Microsoft Will Get Exclusive ‘Cuphead’ DLC 

‘Gears of War’ Is Coming to Mobile as ‘Gears Pop’ 

Microsoft’s Phil Spencer Says Next Xbox in Development 

New ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ Trailer Revealed 

Microsoft Is Working on Its Own Game Streaming, Netflix-Like Service 

E3 Trailer: ‘Gears 5’ 

‘Just Cause 4’ Is Coming Out Dec. 4 

‘Dying Light 2’ Will Be a Game Shaped by Whoever Plays It 

E3 Trailer: ‘Battletoads’ (2019) 

Check Out Upcoming Brawler ‘Jump Force’ 

E3 Trailer: Xbox One Console Launch Exclusive ‘Tunic’ 

‘Devil May Cry 5’ Is Happening and It Looks Wild 

‘Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition’ Coming to Xbox One 

‘PUBG’ Is Getting New Maps, Modes on Xbox One

E3 2018: ‘Shadow of the Tomb Raider’ Story Trailer

‘The Division,’ ‘Fallout 4,’ Latest ‘Elder Scrolls Online’ Content Live Now on Gamepass 

‘The Division 2’ Opens on a Fallen Washington, D.C., Seven Months Later 

Microsoft Acquires ‘Hellblade’ Developer Ninja Theory 

Microsoft Investing in ‘State of Decay’ Studio Undead Labs 

Microsoft Acquires ‘We Happy Few’ Developer 

‘Kingdom Hearts III’ New Trailer Shows ‘Frozen’ Setting 

Former Crystal Dynamics Head Opens Microsoft Game Studio the Initiative 

E3 Trailer: ‘Fallout 76’ 

‘Metro: Exodus’ Gets a New Trailer at Xbox’s E3 Briefing 

‘The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit’ Is Free, Hits Next Month 

E3 Trailer: ‘Crackdown 3’ 

Trailer Gives First Look at ‘Ori and the Will of the Wisps’ Gameplay

E3 Trailer: ‘Halo Infinite’ 

‘Nier: Automata’ Is Coming to Xbox One Later This Month 

 

EA’s E3 2018 Press Conference

EA E3 2018: The 7 Biggest Announcements 

EA’s ‘Sea of Solitude’ Is Creator Cornelia Geppert’s Escape From a ‘Golden Cage’ 

‘Kingdom Hearts III’ Gets January 2019 Release Date

‘Battlefield V’: Why DICE Is Tweaking Its Multiplayer Formula 

EA Is Bringing Cloud Gaming to Origin Access 

Origin Access Premier Is EA’s New PC Games Subscription Service 

No Loot Boxes or ‘Pay-for-Power’ Advantages in ‘Anthem’ 

BioWare Shares New ‘Anthem’ Story, Multiplayer Details 

A New ‘Command & Conquer’ Is Coming to Mobile Devices 

New Trailer for ‘Sea of Solitude’ Revealed 

Respawn Is Working on a New ‘Star Wars’ Game Called ‘Jedi: Fallen Order’ 

Obi-Wan Kenobi, General Grievous, Anakin Skywalker Coming to ‘Battlefront II’ 

EA Confirms FIFA 19, Sets September 28 Release Date

Battle Royale Mode Coming to ‘Battlefield V’ Multiplayer 

‘Anthem’ to Launch on PC And Consoles Feb. 22

 

Miscellaneous E3 News

Take-Two Head Not Worried About AT&T-Time Warner Deal 

‘Batman Arkham’ Developer Rocksteady Apologizes To Fans For E3 Absence 

Steve Downes Will Return as Master Chief in ‘Halo Infinite’ 

‘Grim Fandango Remastered’ and ‘Broken Age’ Are Coming to Switch 

Overkill’s ‘The Walking Dead’ Game Gets November Release Date 

Nyko’s New Nintendo Cardboard Kit Lets You Build a Retro Arcade Cabinet 

No, ‘Rage 2’ Will Not Have a Battle Royale Mode 

Charming Puzzle Game ‘Ghost Giant’ Is Coming to PlayStation VR 

‘Unravel Two’ Is Out Now And It Has Adorable Yarny Co-Op 

The Final Season of Telltale’s ‘The Walking Dead’ Arrives on PS4, Xbox and PC in August 

‘Dead or Alive 6’ Coming to Consoles and Steam in 2019 

New Beta for ‘Indivisible’ Backers Available Now, E3 Trailer Released 

‘Life Is Strange’ Developer Dontnod Announces New Game ‘Twin Mirror’

‘DayZ’ Developer Bohemia Working on Xbox Exclusive 

‘Just Cause 4’ Accidentally Announced With Steam Ad 

Darren Aronofsky, ‘Westworld’ Creators and More to Appear at E3 Coliseum 2018 (EXCLUSIVE) 

‘Days Gone’ Hits PS4 in February 

‘Generation Zero’ Announced From Creators of ‘Just Cause,’ ‘Mad Max’ 

E3 Evolves to Welcome More Consumers as Well as Video-Game Industry Insiders

‘Tetris Effect’ Hits PS4, PlayStation VR This Fall 

‘Hitman 2’ Announcement Leaks Ahead of Reveal 

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