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E3 2018 Staff Predictions

E3 2018 Staff Predictions - Article

by Jackson Newsome , posted on 07 June 2018 / 3,794 Views

It’s that time of year again.

In anticipation of next week’s events, I asked the writing staff to share their E3 predictions. The rules were simple: share any three predictions, with each one riskier than the last, and the final one being borderline crazy. Be sure to check back here in the coming days to see how well we all did!

Ben Dye

  1. Elder Scrolls VI logo shown at the end of Bethesda’s conference.
  2. Animal Crossing for Switch announced, and it has a massive amount of online functionality, practically making it a small multiplayer online experience.
  3. Paper Mario HD Collection announced as a $50 game for Switch. Includes the first three games running on the Color Splash engine, but the original gameplay mechanics remain in place for all three titles.
Paper Mario

Paul Broussard

  1. Devil May Cry 5 & Pikmin 4 revealed.
  2. Still no Death Stranding gameplay.
  3. Mario Party 11 revealed with online play.

Jackson Newsome

  1. Microsoft leans on its history, announcing new entries or spin-offs in the Halo, Forza, Gears of War, and Fable franchises.
  2. Metroid Prime 4 receives a mixed reception from fans due to underwhelming visuals and/or limited (if any) gameplay footage.
  3. EA revives the Dead Space franchise with a remastered trilogy releasing in 2018 and a new game releasing in early 2019 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

Nicholas Taylor

  1. Devil May Cry 5 will release this year. It will go back to the original games and will focus on Dante, Nero, and Vergil as playable characters.
  2. Nintendo will reveal a new F-Zero game developed by Platinum Games.
  3. The rumoured Rocksteady Studios Superman game is real but has been revamped into a Justice League game with separate segments for Batman (based on the Arkham games), Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash, and Green Lantern. 

Evan Norris

  1. Microsoft will announce Halo 6.
  2. From Software reveals a Kuon sequel/reboot.
  3. Square Enix announces a Final Fantasy VI remake (using the Octopath engine) exclusive to Switch.
Craig Snow
  1. Microsoft announces a Banjo-Kazooie or Conker remake, following on from the success of recent nostalgia releases (most notably Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy).
  2. Sony pushes hard on PSVR. A couple of new PSVR games will be announced but notably many of the upcoming PS4 titles that get showcased on stage will have PSVR modes announced for them.
  3. Nintendo announces that it has begun work on a new entry in the cult classic and fan favourite Mother/EarthBound series.
Those are our predictions. Feel free to post yours in the comments section below.
Happy E3 everyone!

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Masked_Muchaco (on 07 June 2018)
  1. A Paper Mario Collection with updated graphics would be awesome, but knowing Nintendo, it would be full price.

  2. With Death Stranding being one of the 4 games Sony will focus on this e3, they can't just show another long story trailer and call it day, so a more in depth look with gameplay is pretty much guaranteed imo.

  3. Come on, this year is the 20th anniversary of Banjo-Kazooie, MS NEED to announce a remake or sequel!
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Luke888 (on 07 June 2018)

I want Mother 4 simply because a Mother collection would release before it

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VAMatt Luke888 (on 09 June 2018)

I could go for an Earthbound remake, or any modernization of any Mother game, really. A new entry would be cool too, at least in theory.

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Luke888 Luke888 (on 09 June 2018)

I think an Earthbound Remake/Sequel could go for a chibi-like artstile, similar to Animal Crossing, but closer to the animation they made for Earthbound when they added it to the Virtual Console, it needs stronger colours and more edges in the environment than AC

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bigtakilla (on 10 June 2018)

Disappointment, everyone gets disappointment this year!

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Megiddo (on 07 June 2018)

Would anyone actually play an Aquaman game? Has there been an Aquaman game?

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LuccaCardoso1 Megiddo (on 07 June 2018)

There was an Aquaman game for the N64. One of the worst games ever made.

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Nuvendil Megiddo (on 07 June 2018)

A good Aquaman game could be unique and pretty kickass. But he doesn't have anywhere near the necessary brand recognition to get such an effort.

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SuperNintend0rk Megiddo (on 07 June 2018)

I agree, unless his upcoming movie ends up being amazing and his brand explodes, like Iron Man with the MCU. Highly unlikely though.

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Masked_Muchaco Megiddo (on 07 June 2018)


Actually, it was for GameCube and the original Xbox.

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