E3 2019 this year brought us a smorgasbord of games. We saw entries from Microsoft, Nintendo, Square Enix, and other big publishers we were dying to hear from. While we would love to write on them all, a few games specifically caught the eye of the otaku in us. Curious as to what those games were? Then keep reading!
Coming from Bandai Namco this year, Code Vein was revealed previously but more details have surfaced from the show floor. It’s an action RPG with anime stylings and appears to offer a vampire flair on the traditional Souls type gameplay we’ve been introduced to over the years. In our personal opinion it reminds us a bit of God Eater with its style if only a little bit, and we’ll be taking a look at it for ourselves September 27th.
Code Vein Trailer
2. Phantasy Star Online 2
Probably one of our biggest surprises from Microsoft’s E3 2019 show was the reveal of a rerelease of Phantasy Star Online 2. We had played the original PSO on Dreamcast but never experienced its sequel on PC. With that said, this MMORPG series was for its time the most progressive on consoles imaginable. We’re very excited to see how it holds up console generations later.
Phantasy Star Online 2 Trailer
3. GhostWire Tokyo
Tango Gameworks is a studio you may have heard of if you followed former Capcom star Shinji Mikami, but E3 2019 introduced us to creative director Ikumi Nakamura’s GhostWire Tokyo. What looks to be a scifi/horror thriller set in modern Tokyo, it has a spiritual twist with bits of Japanese mythology from what we’ve seen. Even with sparse details to go on, Ikumi-san herself was the star of the show. She is clearly passionate about her game, and that excitement was infectious. We can’t wait to see more!
GhostWire Tokyo Trailer
Honorable Mention: Astral Chain
Platinum Games is making a new Switch game. Really, that’s enough information for many people to plunk down $60 sight unseen. The game looks phenomenal. Mixing a colorful anime shaded art style in a cyberpunk Tokyo landscape, everything we’ve seen shows a new flair. Mechanics-wise, you control a symbiotic pair composed of a futuristic police officer and a demon fighting off a variety of monsters. This one is expected to release August 30th of this year, and we can’t wait to enlist!
Astral Chain E3 2019 Trailer
We probably won’t be able to learn more about some of these titles until later in the year, but we hope we hear more on them soon. Any otakus in the comments section see some of your favorite games at E3? If so, let’s talk about them! We’ll be bringing your more news on these games and others in the future, so keep reading!