E3 is almost upon us, we have now gotten to under 70 days, which may seem like a while, but trust me, that time will fly past very quickly. As the show is sneaking closer each week, companies are starting to talk about things, some confirming their presence, others a press conference.
In order to make it easier for you to keep track, as need details are announced, this list will be updated, so bookmark the page and keep checking.
Now that all of the shows have been announced, here is a little info graphic for you, to ensure you know when each is on for your time zone.
This year is going to be slightly different as PlayStation will not be at the show and Electronic Arts are trying something a little different again, but there are still some to be had.
Rumors of new hardware abound
We now have actual details for the Xbox plans at E3, at least the conference, like last year it will be held at 1pm on Sunday June 9, Los Angeles time and that converts to 6am on Monday June 10 here. Microsoft have announced that once again, those who are not able to attend in person, will be able to head to selected Hoyts cinemas and experience the event there, more details will come.
After the show is done at 3pm local or 8am here, Inside Xbox is set to host an all new episode that will feature a livestream full of exclusive announcements, game demos, interviews, and more. What they are is anyone’s guess, but don’t let the lack of knowledge stop you from wishing.
Celebrating 25 years of both Doom and Elder Scrolls
The first company to confirm their E3 conference time, Bethesda have quietly built up a lot of good will for their efforts, this year the event is kicking off at 5:30 pm Los Angeles Time or 10:30 am Melbourne time on Monday June 10.
Their first was held in the iconic Dolby Theater in Hollywood, home of the Oscars and last years was in a tent behind the Microsoft Theater and was even better. With games like Doom Eternal on the release radar, there is a great chance we shall see a lot of that there and while Todd Howard recently stated that neither Starfield or Elder Scrolls 6 would be making an appearance at the show, there is always the chance of new things from Arkane or Tango Gameworks, do people want The Evil Within 3?
Beyond Good and Evil 2…
It has been confirmed that the France based publishing giant will be hosting a Press Conference again, at 1pm Los Angeles time or 6am Melbourne time on Tuesday June 11th.
Now we don’t know anything about the show yet, but expect titles like Beyond Good & Evil 2 and Skull and Bones to make appearances. As Ubisoft are all about that long life post release, The Division 2 is likely to have some DLC talked about, as well the other Tom Clancy titles, but what about new ones. There have been rumors for a while that Splinter Cell is going to return and with there being no new Assassin’s Creed game this year, it could be the time.
Ready to play again in 2019
Now Electronic Arts have skewed away from a ‘traditional’ E3 presence in the last few years, there is no doubt that they are still using the show as a means to gain some attention, as they host their own thing. This year they have confirmed that the show will be running from Friday to Sunday, instead of the usual Saturday to Monday, but things are different even more.
They have stated that they are dropping the usual conference, instead they are going to host a series of live streams, dedicated to the games they are showing off. While a little sad, this might prove to be the smart move in the long run, as EA tend to skew things towards a business style approach, which does not gel with most gamers. Expect Anthem and Apex Legends to get some attention and as usual the sports games, but the big star of the show will be Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order from Respawn Entertainment.
PC Gaming Show
Celebrating 5 years of PC love
Hosting a conference around a platform has been the standard for years now, but PC was always left out, but PC Gamer sought to fix that a few years back and while the earlier shows were rough, they have found their rhythm and once again the PC Gaming Show will return. Being held at 10am Los Angeles Time, or 3am Melbourne time on Tuesday June 11, the show is once again set to spotlight PC gaming in a big way.
There is not a single hint as to what might be on show, as the PC market is so large, but given events past, some hardware is not out of the question, but we just have to wait a bit to see now.
Plenty of surprises to be enjoyed
Nintendo have finally detailed their E3 2019 plans, you can get the full rundown here, but basically it is their events for Super Smash Bros Ultimate and Splatoon 2, starting at 4am on Sunday June 9. Then beginning at 2am on Wednesday June 12, the Nintendo Direct for E3 will begin, followed by Treehouse Live, which makes a return once again.
What will we see from them at the show, well games like Pokemon Sword and Shield for sure, Super Mario Maker 2 as well, though it is releasing a few weeks post the show, so who knows if they will take up space to promote it. Animal Crossing, Luigi’s Mansion 3, Daemon X Machina and more should also appear in some form, though the odds of seeing anything Metroid Prime 4 related are slim, given the restart of development.
What is next for the Japanese powerhouse
Square Enix have announced that they will be hosting a presentation at E3 2019, though they have said if it will be pre-recorded or live. We also have no idea on what they will show, given that all their past shows have featured Kingdom Hearts 3, which finally released back in January. Last year, they were able to spotlight that one, along with Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Just Cause 4 and The Silent Man, this year though, who knows.
One would hope that The Avengers game that they have been working on for a few years, gets unveiled this year, as it has been a while since we have seen it and even then it was just a brief teaser. They do have Dragon Quest Builders 2 coming out soon after E3, so expect that to be shown, but most of what they show, should be new, unless of course, they opt to show Final Fantasy VII Remake, which would be nice.
More wacky shenanigans are coming
Devolver Digital announced a while back that they would return to the digital space at E3 for another of their ‘unique’ press conferences and it has now been confirmed when.
Folks can tune in at 7pm on Sunday June 9 if you are in LA, but for those back here in Australia, that translates to 12pm Monday June 10 for Melbourne time, what they are offering is anyone’s guess, but maybe a look at Metal Wolf Chaos XD or The Messenger DLC, only time will tell.