E3 news is officially coming fast and furious, a day ahead of the show’s official launch.
Following a fairly disappointing showing from Square-Enix, Ubisoft brought out the big guns, including Assassin’s Creed and Tom Clancy titles and a cameo by a beaming Shigeru Miyamoto.
Here are the biggest announcement’s from today’s event.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Set in ancient Greece, the latest addition to the hugely popular title got a gorgeous new trailer, complete with Socretes — because what action-adventure title would be complete with out one of history’s great philosophers? The title is due out October 5 — refreshingly fast for a show full of “pre-alpha” demos.
Beyond Good and Evil 2
The followup to the 2003 critical darling kicked off the show with an extended trailer and a touch of gameplay. The prequel is built around open-world action adventure is built around Star Wars-style space adventures. Currently in pre-alpha, the game is soliciting contributions from fans through Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s HitRECord startup.
The BMX sequel got some high intesity gameplay footage at today’s event. Currently available in beta, the title will arrive on PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch next February.
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
Quite possibly the only game trailer with an Abraham Lincoln in the middle, the new Tom Clancy title is set in the nation’s capital following a zombie-style plague. The title will launch in March 2019.
Skull & Bones
Pirate games? This E3’s got ‘em. Based on the naval battles from Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, the new title features so large scale tactical open seas action.
Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle — Donkey Kong Adventure
Another familiar face joins the Ubisoft/Nintendo crossover. The downloadable add-on arrives June 26 for the Nintendo, with Donkey Kong in tow.
Starlink: Battle for Atlas
Speaking of Nintendo, legendary game designer Shigeru Miyamoto was on-hand at the event to help introduce Fox McCloud and other Star Fox characters as exclusive add-on content for the action-adventure space title. Starlink is due out October 18.