E3 2018 is done and dusted with finally. The big press conferences from Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo unleashed some major thrills such as the dystopian RPG shooter Cyberpunk 2077, the morbid yet spectacular The Last of Us 2, and the delirious octane-charged insanity of Smash Bros. Ultimate. However, as good as the E3 conferences were, there were also some major no-shows. These games will probably get a major broadcast in a future show but during E3 2018, they barely got a mention. Here are the five biggest games we missed at the 24th Electronic Entertainment Expo:
Final Fantasy VII remake
E3 2018 marked the return of Square Enix to the event since 2015. However, the Final Fantasy VII remake, first unveiled three years back when Square Enix last made an appearance, was nowhere to be found. Heck, there was not even a passing mention. This was a bit strange for fans who thought that the Japanese video game developer was making a comeback because it had some good Final Fantasy VII news in store. Game director Tetsuya Nomura recently updated that development was “moving along more than expected” so we will all just have to wait a bit longer for the next announcement.
Crystal Dynamics’ Avengers Project
Square Enix seems to be in the business of generating and quelling feverish fan hype as yet again, we were expecting some infobytes to be revealed on The Avengers Project, last revealed in early 2017. The game is being developed at Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal and it would have been good to see an update at Square Enix’s thoroughly dull presentation at E3 2018.
Metroid Prime 4
At E3 2017, we saw the logo for Metroid Prime 4, which instilled hope in us that Nintendo would reveal more details this year. However, Nintendo has remained tight-lipped on the project ever since and the only update we received was from Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé, who said that the game was “still in development” and its release was too far off in the future to be shown during the presentation.
Great first-person shooters are hard to come by and Titanfall is among the best of them. Even better is its sequel, Titanfall 2, so imagine our excitement when we heard that we could receive another Titanfall game soon when EA acquired its developer Respawn in late 2017. Sadly, there was no news of the third installment of the series, presumably called Titanfall 3, at the EA conference at E3 2018. We will have to wait and watch for an update.
Red Dead Redemption 2
The internet was all aflutter was Rockstar Games announced Red Dead: Redemption 2 in October 2016. Though skipping it at E3 doesn’t mean that the game won’t be the biggest hit of 2018 when it hits the shelves on October 26, 201,8 for both PS4 and Xbox One, but it just seemed strange that they would skip such a huge gaming event. We do know that the game would have a special and collector’s edition, but let’s just wait and let the excitement gurgle and bubble until October.