Andre Calvert’s Top 3 Favorite E3 2018 Game Updates
Games that were announced prior to E3 2018 that we are now more hyped for after E3 providing an update or follow-up.
1. Skull and Bones
Skull and Bones was announced last year at E3, but this year they showed an update that got my more hyped for the game. There are actually other pirate ship games out on the market now, but this one looks like it may surpass others based on what I saw in this year’s trailer. The ability to call another player to help take down a pirate ship and fight for the treasure afterwards is just brilliant. I also really liked seeing the customization options a player can purchase for their ship. I was pumped for Skull and Bones last year, but E3 2018 made it a must buy for me.
2. Rage 2
If you would have told me before E3 2018 that Rage 2 would be one of my most favorite game updates I probably would have laughed at you. Rage 2 was announced in May and just like everyone else, I was expecting it to look like the original Rage that brought nothing special. Bethesda led off with the Rage 2 trailer and to my delight the action is in an open-world and featuring many cool action sequences. The sequences they showed using vehicles were the most appealing of anything. First-person shooters are generally not my genre, but I may have to give Rage 2 a try after seeing the E3 2018 trailer. I also could just be this impressed due to low expectations.
3. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Back in March a new Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch was announced, and I think most of us thought it would be a port of the Wii U version or something of that nature. Nintendo dedicated most of their showcase to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and although they practically went through patch notes annoying the non-Smash fans, I think they did that to demonstrate that they are putting a lot of effort into this version. The Nintendo Wii U version wasn’t well received, but Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will include every character in the franchise and this is the first game for the Switch that has tugged my gaming strings to really want to buy a Nintendo Switch (no disrespect to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild or Super Mario Odyssey). If this was just a port of the Wii U version or not this ‘Ultimate’ version I would not be as excited. It is this total package of the Super Smash Bros. franchise, coupled with the concept of the mobility of the Switch that has made this version of Super Smash Bros. really attractive. Nintendo really put in the effort to give a “Game Update” of Smash Bros. at E3 2018, so this spot in my top 3 game updates is well earned.