The Electronic Entertainment Expo 2018 (E3 2018) was the 24th Electronic Entertainment Expo, during which hardware manufacturers, software developers, and publishers from the video game industry presented new and upcoming products to the attendees, primarily retailers and members of the video game press. The event, organized by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), took place in Los Angeles, California, US, from June 12–14, 2018, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. With the industry still in the middle of the eighth generation of video game consoles, no new hardware was introduced, and publishers and developers principally focused on new games to be released in 2018 and beyond. The event drew 69,200 attendees, the largest since 2005. Here are the three new iPhone games announced at E3 2018 and some other important news about some updates coming to exciting games.
1. Command and Conquer Rivals
Command & Conquer Rivals was announced at EA Play 2018 and is a free-to-play mobile game that is soon going to be released. Similar to the original real-time strategy Command & Conquer series, Command & Conquer Rivals brings a convenient, handheld spin to keep matches fast-paced.
There are two teams fighting against one another on a battlefield of hexagons. Each side has a base, with the goal of the match being to destroy your opponent’s base before they destroy yours. You can send troops to attack it, but they won’t make much of a dent. Your goal instead is to capture a large missile in the center of the map before it fires. If your team owns the missile when it’s ready to launch, you’ll blast your opponent’s base with it. Two missile hits will secure the match.
Though no official release date has been announced, you can but visit the Command and Conquer website, and pre-register to get in on the alpha version of the game.
2. The Elder Scrolls: Blades
Expected to be released in September 2018 this game is a first-person RPG adventure in which you play as a member of the Blades, “the empire’s top agents”. According to Bethesda’s Todd Howard, the game will see you coming back from a mission only to find your home completely destroyed. In your quest to find out who’s responsible for this destruction, you’ll be sent off into exile and go through dungeons that are both procedurally generated and pre-created by Bethesda.
Though this game is perfect for iPhone but is said to have “console-quality graphics” and offer players a variety of ways to interact with everything. You can move your character by tapping on the screen or use virtual joysticks, combat is “all-new” and “follows your specific movements and timings”, and a “town-building” mode in Blades will allow you to create/manage your own village.
You can play Blades by holding your phone horizontally like most games of its nature, but Bethesda is also letting you go through the whole thing with your phone in portrait mode.
The Elder Scrolls: Blades will later make its way to PCs, consoles, and VR headsets too.
3. Gears Pop
Microsoft partnered with Funko to create Gears Pop!, and as the title suggests, you’ll play the game as Funko Pop! versions of popular Gears of War characters. This game will be released in 2019 and Microsoft has yet to confirm it’s release.
Microsoft says that the game is being developed in partnership with the toymaker and that it was inspired by the Gears line of Funko Pop figures, which includes cutesy renditions of characters like Marcus Fenix and Kait Diaz. There’s even one of an angry-looking locust drone.
Pop represents the first Gears game on mobile, but it will be some time before you can play it. Microsoft says the game will be available next year on both iPhone and Android.
Besides these three new games E3 2018 also announced few game updates as well. The Elder Scrolls: Legends game will have a major update next year. With brand new cards to collect and battle with, plus an all-new story for campaign mode. The company even announced it would have versions for the PS4 and Xbox launching later this year,
Also Fallout Shelter simulation game will be available on Nintendo Switch In celebration of the game’s three-year anniversary, Fallout Shelter is joining the world of Sony with a launch on PlayStation 4 later this year.