[E3 2018] EA: Battlefield V Battle Royale, Unravel 2 and Sea of Solitude

Also, Anthem gameplay and release date.

Star Wars, Battlefield and Fifa have been the standard for each EA conference in E3 for the past few years. But this year we had a few more surprises than expected.

Battlefield V showcased some of the features from its multiplayer: ground weapons will can now be relocated by players to different parts of the map, while the colission physics system would be more intense than ever. Oh, and for those who were wondering, its getting a Battle Royale mode.

Respawn, the studio behind Titanfall series, announced yesterday on Twitter they are not ready to showcase anything from the three projects they are working on. But today, they announced Jedi Fallen Order, Respawn‘s take on the Star Wars universe, targeted for Holiday 2019. As for Battlefield 2, General Grievous, Obi Wan Kenobi, Count Dooku and Anakin Skywalker are coming to the game.

Leaked earlier today, Unravel Two was officially announced during the conference. As the title indicates, it will be a co-op game with a similar character as Yarny, sharing the same yarn between them to solve puzzles. It was also announced that it can be played in single player, and really, it looks to be a very promising co-op game. As a surprise wrap up, the game is already available.

An indie studio from Berlin announced Sea of Solitude, a game about different kinds of loneliness, balancing emotions and recovering humanity. You can watch the official trailer below:

Command and Conquer is making a comeback, but probably not in the way you were expecting: it’s called Command & Conquer Rivals, introduced as a competitive mobile game. The title was showcased during the conference in a live commentary match.

Anthem, by Bioware, was saved for the end of the conference. At first we got to saw more details about this fantasy world, featuring all sorts of creatures. Also, it was announced that Anthem comes out February 22, 2019 on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

During the show, the developers announced there won’t be any lootboxes. While microtransactions are confirmed, they are mostly for “cosmetics” and not “paying for power”, which is refreshing to hear.

Anthem’s gameplay showed all sorts of weapons and abilities causing wreckage among dozens of enemies, with giant COMBO messages and damage numbers popping around. Flying is probably my favourite aspect, and the co-operative aspect is by far the strongest element in the game.

Lastly, I’m terribly sorry to announce there were no words about Skate 4. Let’s try again next year.

By Diego Nicolás Argüello

Founder and EIC of Into The Spine. Probably procrastinating on Twitter right now. Talk to him about pinballs, Persona, and The Darkness. @diegoarguello66