It’s E3 in December! At least it felt that way while watching the 2018 The Game Awards, which streamed live on December 6. Big name companies like Nintendo and BioWare alongside darling indie developers like Supergiant Games and Double Fine revealed new games and teased out trailers in between the awards.
We’ve got all the big news organized below.
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order
It’s been a decade since the last Marvel Ultimate Alliance game, an excellent Diablo-like action-RPG series. This third game is developed by Team Ninja and coming in 2019 elusively to Nintendo Switch.
Far Cry 5: New Dawn
Like Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, New Dawn upends the entire world of Far Cry 5 and goes full Mad Max, introducing a new story, new characters, and the same crazy over-the-top action. It’s out Feb. 15, 2019.
Bastion. Transistor. Pyre. Hades. The next game by one of the best indie studios around was revealed during The Game Awards. It looks like a roguelike dungeon crawler with a Greek mythology theme. It’s actually available now via Early Access on the Epic Games Store.
Scavengers is a team-based multiplayer shooter featuring both cooperative and competitive gameplay in a snowy world. You can sign up to be a playtester on the official website.
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled
Following the remaster for Crash Bandicoot’s main platforming series, Activision announced an HD remaster to Crash’s Kart racer. It’s coming June 2019.
The Outer Worlds
Obsidian Entertainment, designers of Fallout: New Vegas and Pillars of Eternity, revealed their new game The Outer Worlds. It looks like a mashup of Borderlands and Fallout, set on an alien planet. The single player first-person RPG is coming 2019 on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.
Dragon Age 4
We don’t quite yet know the official title of the fourth Dragon Age game, as BioWare merely teased us with the words The Dread Wolf Rises. This is in reference to the bombshell dropped at the end of Dragon Age: Inquisition involving Solas and a certain Elven god. It will most likely not release in 2019.
From the makers of Abzu comes another beautiful looking game, called The Pathless. It appears to star a ninja-like woman and a hawk as they journey through a forest. It’s coming to PC and PlayStation 4 in 2019.
Mortal Kombat 11
Warning: there is a fair amount of blood and violence in the above trailer. We should expect nothing less than gratuitous ultra-violence for the reveal trailer for Mortal Kombat 11. It’s out April 23, 2019.
Double Fine crowded funded this highly desired sequel to cult classic Psychonauts several years ago. We finally get to see the fruits of their labors in the first full trailer for Psychonauts 2. It’s coming next year on PC and consoles.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC: Persona 5
Trailers for DLC are becoming more commonplace and more exciting, but perhaps none quite as shocking as revealing the protagonist from Persona 5 in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Joker will be the first DLC character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, included in Challenge Pack 1. He’s the first of five planned DLC packs for Smash, which will each include a fighter, a stage, and music, and will release through Feb. 2020.