E3 2017 had the gaming and tech industry on their heels on Monday, with several big game announcements from Ubisoft and Sony. New trailers compromised the majority of the show, with three major game reveals.
An XCOM 2 expansion was announced, and demos of Far Cry 5, The Crew 2 and Skull and Bones were playable. Sony’s presentation for God of War included lighting play that made the crowd look submerged in water as Kratos entered the screen to take voyage into a new land.
Gameplay, clips and trailers showed the iconic warrior fighting through chaos with his son by his side. The game’s new twist plays off of the father and son’s relationship. The release date of the new God of War is early 2018.
Ubisoft unveiled the latest addition to its Assassin’s Creed franchise: Assassin’s Creed Origins. The series is back after a two-year break with plenty of new gameplay and obstacles for fans to enjoy. Origins is set in Egypt and players will take control of Bayek, a skilled warrior.
The gameplay has been revamped, with the combat system much closer to The Witcher 3 than older renditions of the game. The game has seen several advancements in gameplay and graphics despite some of the same NPC problems still existing. The game is slated to launch on October 27, 2017.
Monster Hunter World was one of the biggest surprises of E3, with the popular franchise coming in early 2018. The mega franchise is a big hit in Japan and the trailer showed gameplay from the single player perspective. Capcom states that the game will come out on Xbox One before being released on PC.
The game will have the traditional four-player co-op as in the past, but the multiplayer system allows gamers to cross-play with US and Japan players seamlessly without loading screens.