Biggest E3 Games With 2018 Release Dates: Fallout 76, Battlefield 5, Spider-Man
By Matt Espineli on
There was no lack of reveals and announcements for big games at E3 2018. Whether you're interested in playing games on PS4, Xbox One, PC, or Nintendo Switch, there's a lot to look forward to over the remainder of the year. Much of what we saw at E3 won't be available until at least next year, but that's OK--as you'll see, 2018 is no slouch for game releases.
With so many games at E3 2018, it can be difficult to keep track of them all. Tons of new details were announced every day, so it's no surprise that some games get pushed by the wayside. To help keep you up to date with every game that will released before the end of 2018, we've gathered all of the biggest ones here. That includes everything from Battlefield V to Fallout 76, as well as the annual sports game lineup that consists of everything from Madden 19 to FIFA 19. You can get the rundown on all of these above.
E3 2018 Games Coming In 2018
- Red Dead Redemption 2 | October 26
- Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night | TBA 2018
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider | September 14
- Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 | October 12
- Mega Man 11 | October 2
- Destiny 2 Forsaken | September 4
- Team Sonic Racing | Winter 2018
- The Elder Scrolls Blades | Fall 2018
- Spyro Reignited Trilogy | September 21
- Dragon Quest XI | September 4
- FIFA 19 | September 28
- The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit | June 26
- Battlefield V | October 19
- Hitman 2 | November 13
- Yakuza Kiwami 2 | August 28
- Just Cause 4 | December 4
- Madden NFL 19 | August 10
- Code Vein | September 28
- NBA Live 19 | September 7
- Transference | Fall 2018
- Fallout 76 | November 14
- Nier Automata: Become Gods Edition | June 26
- Soulcalibur VI | TBA 2018
- Assassin's Creed Odyssey | October 5
- Spider-Man | September 7
- Unravel 2 | June 9
- Super Mario Party | October 8
- Forza Horizon 4 | October 2
- The Crew 2 | June 29
This feature contains brief descriptions of each game being showcased at the event. However, if you'd like to learn more about a game, be sure to click on its name to enter its game hub, where you can find all the latest news and features we've written about the game, as well as any new gameplay footage and trailers.
New games were revealed every day at E3 2018, and we've updated this with everything of note. Each of the major press conferences brought news on newly revealed games, with Microsoft's in particular featuring an incredible number of titles. Catch up on everything above.
Assassin's Creed Odyssey
It might have been leaked by merchandise, but this iteration of Assassin's Creed has been confirmed to be at this year's show. Titled Assassin's Creed Odyssey, the game will be set in Ancient Greece and allows you to play either a male or female Spartan warrior protagonist. It'll also include dialogue choices and naval combat.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC | Release Date: October 5, 2018
The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit
The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit is the latest game by Dontnod Entertainment. It takes place in the universe of Life is Strange, and puts you in control of a young boy who's greatest talent is his imagination. He thinks of himself as a superhero and explorer who fights against evil forces on his journey. Its events and characters are directly connected to the upcoming second season of Life is Strange.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC | Release Date: June 26
For 2018's Battlefield V, EA and DICE are taking players back to World War II. Like Battlefield 1, its single-player campaign will be comprised of shorter War Stories that focus on specific aspects of the war. Multiplayer will see the introduction of playable female protagonists and--in a change from recent entries--dump the season pass model in favor of free post-launch maps and updates.
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One | Release Date: October 19
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
After taking a break from Castlevania-style games, former series producer Koji Igarashi has returned with his latest iteration of the formula--though, this time without franchise owners Konami. With Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Igarashi promises an experience much like Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, which is something longtime fans are eager to experience.
Platform: PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, PS Vita | Release Date: TBA 2018
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
Activision's juggernaut shooter series is mixing things up this year, as Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will not have a traditional campaign. While campaign is out, battle royale is in through fight-to-the-death mode called Blackout.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC | Release Date: October 12
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is an upcoming Switch port of the Wii U puzzler of the same name. In addition to the content from the original release, the Switch port includes new levels themed around Super Mario Odyssey, as well as a two-player co-op mode.
Platforms: Switch | Release Date: July 13
Crash Bandicoot N-Sane Trilogy
One of gaming's most recognizable mascots was remastered last year in the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. This June, the remaster bundle--which contains the original Crash Bandicoot, as well as sequels Cortex Strikes Back and Warped--is coming to Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch.
Platforms: PS4 (already available), Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch | Release Date: June 29
Code Vein is a vampire-themed action-RPG set in a post-apocalyptic dystopian world. You'll brandish hulking swords and traverse a world filled with all sorts of grotesque creatures. The game is being developed by the same Bandai Namco team responsible for the God Eater series.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC | Release Date: September 28
The Crew 2
Ubisoft's new racing game The Crew 2 expands on the open-world nature of its predecessor by offering a much more diverse array of vehicles. That means more than just additional car types--you can drive planes, motorcycles, and boats. Not only that, but you can seamlessly transitions from one vehicle type to the next.
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One | Release Date: June 29
Destiny 2 Forsaken
Destiny 2's next DLC expansion, Forsaken, appears to be this game's attempt at a Taken King-style revamp. It introduces new areas set on the Reef, new Supers, and a mode called Gambit that blends PvP and PvE. You'll also get the expected additions like more Exotic gear to collect, while a free update will introduce some other improvements (such as a new in-game achievement system) for all players.
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One | Release Date: September 4
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
The latest chapter in Square Enix's beloved RPG series arrives in the West more than a year after its Japanese release, and it comes with some notable tweaks. We know the western release of Dragon Quest XI will feature a few new elements, including a dash function, redesigned menus, and a new Draconian Quest hard mode.
Platforms: PS4, PC | Release Date: September 4
The Elder Scrolls Blades
The Elder Scrolls: Blades is a first-person, melee experience that focuses on the type of combat seen in other Elder Scrolls games. Players adventure through dungeons, but can also engage in PvP duels and city-building mechanics.
Platforms: iOS, Android, PC | Release Date: Fall 2018
Fallout 76 is the latest entry in the tenured post-apocalyptic RPG franchise. It's the earliest game in the Fallout timeline, and it features major online components. From its recent trailers alone, the game has already captured the attention of the series' most ravenous fans. We're already imagining what sort of fights and awkward encounters we'll get into with others during our post-apocalyptic jaunt through the American wasteland.
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One | Release Date: November 14
FIFA is consistently one of the biggest releases of the year, and in a year where a World Cup will attract many new fans to the sport, FIFA 19 will likely be no different. The game will boast the UEFA Champions League license after primary rivals PES and Konami lost the rights to all UEFA club competitions earlier this year. The news means FIFA has a near monopoly over the world's major soccer licenses, including the 2018 World Cup, which came to FIFA 18 just recently.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch | Release Date: September 28
Forza Horizon 4
Microsoft and Playground Studios are back for another round of Forza Horizon, the open-world racing spin-off of Forza Motorsport on Xbox One and PC. The last time we saw the series was in 2016, with the game set in a condensed version of Australia. This time around it's set in Britain where you and other players are free to drive around the world at your leisure and participate in a variety of racing events.
Platforms: Xbox One, PC | Release Date: October 2
Hitman 2 is taking its assassination simulator to new locations, like a Miami racetrack, but unlike the previous game, these will not release episodically. IO Interactive promises even more methods of taking out targets this time around, so we're curious to play around with Agent 47's new killer options--and track down the mysterious Shadow Client.
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One | Release Date: November 13
Madden NFL 19
EA's annual American football franchise returns this year promising better visuals and gameplay. Franchise mode sees new additions in Madden NFL 19, which is good news after 2017's game left a lot to be desired in that department. And for the first time in several years, the game will also be coming to PC.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, | Release Date: August 10
Mario Tennis Aces
Mario Tennis Aces marks the first Mario sports game to arrive on Switch, and longtime Mario Tennis developer Camelot is introducing a number of new mechanics for this installment, including the time-slowing Zone Speed and the ultra-powerful Zone Shots. The game also features a handful of new characters to choose from and the series' first proper story mode since GBA's Mario Tennis: Power Tour.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch | Release Date: June 22
Mega Man 11
Like the classic Mega Man games from the NES era, Mega Man 11 puts you in the metallic boots of a boy robot who takes on stages and their upgrade-gifting bosses in any order. Unlike those classics, it sports a sharp cartoonish art style and new abilities like bullet time and a super-powered Mega Buster.
Platforms: PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PC | Release Date: October 2
NBA Live 19
The latest basketball game from EA Sports was revealed; NBA Live 19 shows some new features like dances, emotes, player customization, and a bunch of fresh kicks. This feeds into the return of the player creator and single-player story mode called The One.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One | Release Date: September 7
Nier Automata: Become Gods Edition
Xbox One is finally getting the critically acclaimed Nier: Automata, which first released on PS4 last year. It will release at a discounted price and will include all previously-released DLC.
Platforms: Xbox One | Release Date: June 26
Octopath Traveler is a unique and beautiful-looking RPG that uses what the developers call HD-2D graphics, which combines Super NES-style 16-bit graphics with polygonal environments and HD effects. There are eight different playable characters, each with their own unique playstyle and starting area. Combat is turn-based, during which characters build up Boost Points to help them perform special abilities.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch | Release Date: July 13
Overcooked 2 is serving up more chefs, more kitchens, more recipes, and more co-op madness. You can group up with friends or go it alone to cook up a storm, chopping, steaming and frying your way through levels that keep you on your toes. Online multiplayer can bring four chefs together to save the Onion Kingdom once again.
Developer: Ghost Town Games | Release Date: August 7
Red Dead Redemption 2
The much-anticipated follow up to the Red Dead Redemption, RDR2 is actually a prequel to the first game, set 12 years earlier and focusing on the exploits of the infamous Van der Linde gang. You'll play as outlaw Arthur Morgan, who holds the gang together as you face government agents and rival gangs. There will be shootouts, heists, and exploration, but on a much larger map than the original, along with a cameo from the first game's protagonist, John Marston.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One | Release Date: October 26
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Lara is back on her tomb raiding spree in Shadow of the Tomb Raider. This time she's in the thick of the jungles in Latin America searching for a Mayan relic connected to her father. Little does she know she's about to set off the Mayan apocalypse, requiring her to save the world.
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC | Release Date: September 14
The latest entry in the classic fighting series, SoulCalibur VI takes place in the 16th century and revisits the events of the original SoulCalibur. Like previous installments, the game pits two weapon-wielding fighters against each other in a 3D arena and introduces a new battle mechanic that allows players to defend and retaliate in slow motion. The game also brings back several classic characters, and adds crossover character Geralt from The Witcher.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC | Release Date: TBA 2018
While you play as Peter Parker in Spider-Man, the game won't rehash the hero's origin story. Instead, you'll play as an experienced Spider-Man tasked with defending New York City against a new super-villain threat. The action-adventure game, developed by Insomniac Games, is set in a modern-day open world. Spider-Man will use parkour-like movements, in addition to web swinging and crawling.
Platforms: PS4 | Release Date: September 7, 2018
Super Mario Party
The antics continue in the upcoming mini-game collection, Super Mario Party. It's the first new game in the series in three years; the previous installment released in 2015 on Wii U. The game introduces all-new ways to play, including Joy-Con controller enabled minigames, and new modes to enjoy with family and friends. Board game play goes back to the four-player basics as you take turns and race across the board searching for Stars.
You can also pair up two Nintendo Switch systems and delight in this dynamic play style, such as in the new Toad’s Rec Room mode. With new modes and new minigames coupled with original board game play, the party starts anywhere, anytime, and with all kinds of players.
Developer: Nintendo | Release Date: October 8
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Nintendo's popular fighting series makes its highly anticipated Switch debut later this year. Titled Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the game includes every single playable character that has ever appeared in the franchise's history. Along with its immense returning characters like Mario, Bowser, and Link (sporting his Breath of the Wild attire), Super Smash Bros. on Switch introduces a number of newcomers to the roster, including the Inklings from Splatoon and Ridley.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch | Release Date: December 7
Spyro Reignited Trilogy
Spyro Reignited Trilogy is a collection of remastered versions of the first three Spyro the Dragon games, which all first released on the original PlayStation 1. Much like last year's Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy, each game in the series has been completely redone with HD graphics with every level mapped faithfully.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One | Release Date: September 21
Team Sonic Racing
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed was an unexpected hit after its launch back in 2012, and now--finally--we're getting a follow-up called Team Sonic Racing. This time round, Sega has dropped the non-Sonic universe characters, but aside from a vague release window of "winter," we don't yet know much else about this promising racer.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch | Release Date: Winter 2018
Transference is an upcoming psychological thriller made to be played on consoles or VR. It's a collaboration between Ubisoft and actor Elijah Wood's film company, SpectreVision.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC | Release Date: Fall 2018
Unravel 2 focuses on the adventures of Yarny, a small, woollen toy. According to developer Coldwood, the sequel will be a more upbeat affair than the original, with a slight shift away from puzzler and towards the platformer end of the spectrum. Yarny is more agile than before, and this is utilized in some of the story mode's trickier sections. New to experience this time around is the addition of drop-in / drop-out co-op play.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, and PC | Release Date: June 9
Yakuza Kiwami 2
Yakuza Kiwami 2 is a remake of the second entry in the Yakuza series. It's developed using the Dragon engine, which powered the series' most recent game, Yakuza 6: The Song of Life. In addition to retelling the events from the original, Yakuza Kiwami 2 will include a new campaign called The Truth of Goro Majima that delves deeper into the backstory of the beloved, eccentric character.
Platforms: PS4 | Release Date: August 28