Predicting the future at E3 2019

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Granblue Fantasy Versus is one of the many game titles that we predict might be showcasing at this year's E3.

It’s that time of the year again when one of America’s largest video game conferences, the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), will be on June 11 to June 13 this year in Los Angeles.

This year we have most of the big name companies presenting at the E3: Electronic Arts (EA), Microsoft, Bethesda, Square Enix and Nintendo.

However, Sony will not be presenting at this E3 as they mentioned all the way back in November 2018, so it is unlikely we will see any news about games such as Death Stranding, Last of Us Part 2, and Ghost of Tsushima.

What we predict might appear

Final Fantasy VII Remake

The long-awaited remake of one of the most famous JRPGs (Japanese role-playing game) in video game history, Final Fantasy VIII is where you play as mercenary Cloud Strife as he fights against the corrupted Shinra Corporation.

With the latest trailers ending with the message, “more to come in June”, it makes sense that Square Enix is planning to reveal more about the game at the E3 conference. Most likely they will talk about gameplay, combat features developed so far and hopefully the release date everyone has been waiting for.

The Avengers Project

Not much has been said about this game since it was first announced in January 2017, other than it’s a game featuring Marvel’s Avengers characters and universe in some form. However, the release of Avenger’s Endgame and Spider- man: Far From Home in July might inspire Square Enix to reveal some new developments of the game at the E3.

Gears of War 5

The sixth installment of the third person shooter Gears of Wars series. This game takes place after the story of the fourth game focusing on Kait Diaz’s journey as they uncover the origins of the Locust and Kait’s family.

Back in April the head of the studio that creates Gears posted on Instagram that they are making a new feature never added to a Gears game before. This hints that there is more to come, and with the release date being set in 2019, it’s probably to hype fans up for the E3 presentation.

Code Vein

This action RPG, known among some fans as a vampire-anime version of Dark Souls, is set in a post-apocalyptic world where you play as a Revenant, a vampire-like being that fights against the Lost. The release being pushed back to an unknown date in 2019 and no new updates since then made it seem that the game would not be getting released this year. However, the recent postings of gameplay videos and a closed network testing is a positive sign. The videos and testing could be the proof that we will be seeing more at the E3 and finally get new a release date.

Pokémon Sword & Shield

The latest installment in the JRPG Pokémon series. Other than the trailer released in February, there has been no new information. It seems likely that Nintendo will be revealing new details about the games at the E3. Some things they might reveal are the new legendary Pokémon, some of the new Pokémon from the Galar region and a release date.

Persona 5: Royal

Persona 5: Royal is a remake of the popular JRPG where you play as Joker, who is sent to Tokyo on probation for a falsely accused crime, goes to a supernatural world called the Metaverse, gains the ability to use a Persona, and joins a group of vigilantes to change people’s consciousness.

Dated to release in late 2019 in Japan and sometime in 2020 worldwide, we might be seeing a new trailer at the E3 and hopefully new details will be revealed, such as the new persona user, Kasumi Yoshizawa’s design and name.

Granblue Fantasy Versus

Using characters and setting from Cygames’ Granblue Fantasy mobile game, Arc System Works is creating a new fighting game based on this IP (Intellectual Property). With the recent batch of character trailers released and the closed beta testing on May 31 to June 1, there might be a possible release date announced at the E3. Maybe Cygames will mention details about Granblue Fantasy Relink, a more JRPG style of game for the same IP.

Confirmed appearances

News websites such as Game- Spot and IGN have confirmed some games that will be at the E3 this year, such as:

• Borderlands 3

• Call of Duty 2019

• Cyberpunk 2077

• Doom Eternal

• Dying Light 2

• FIFA 20

• Halo Infinite

• Monster Hunter World: Iceborne

• Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory

• Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order

• The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III

• The Walking Dead: Onslaught

• Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint

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