E3 2019

Cyberpunk 2077 features the real Keanu Reeves, to be released in 2020

Keanu stole Xbox’s E3 show



Image credit: CD Projekt Red / YouTube

Microsoft‘s E3 2019 briefing is probably the biggest keynote of this year’s gaming convention. With all the games in the pipeline for the Xbox, there’s one title that stood out — Cyberpunk 2077. The game has been in the works for years and it was initially teased last year.

During Xbox’s keynote, Microsoft revealed a new trailer for Cyberpunk 2077 that finally showed the game’s release date and introduced a big-name character: Keanu Reeves. The trailer is similar to last year’s which shows a dystopian future.

Check it out:

Keanu Reeves stars as “Mr. Fusion” in the game as a surprise reveal at the end of the trailer. Additionally, the celebrity showed up on stage to excite the crowd and announce the game’s release date of April 16, 2020.

Known for its Witcher series, CD Projekt Red developed the new Cyberpunk title, which is based on the older Cyberpunk 2020 game from the 80s. The game is an open-world shooter with heavy character customizations using implants to change people’s appearance and abilities.

The game is coming to Xbox One, PS4, and Windows.

SEE ALSO: Next-gen Xbox coming in 2020 with 8K graphics, SSD, and ray-tracing

E3 2019

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel is on its way

Following up the Switch’s best game



Leave it to Nintendo to make the announcements that are worthy of closing the pre-E3 keynotes.

During Nintendo’s keynote, the company announced that a sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is in the works. A trailer was provided but didn’t show anything in terms of gameplay.

Instead, we see main characters Link and Zelda exploring a cave, seemingly continuing where they left off from the first game, and finding a ghastly corpse that awakens.

You can watch it here:

Breath of the Wild is considered by many to be the best game on the Switch (along with Super Mario Odyssey), as well as the highest-rated entry in the long-running series, so any mention of a sequel is fantastic news.

Sadly, Nintendo didn’t provide a release date or any other details. All we know for sure is that this will be another Switch-exclusive.

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E3 2019

Final Fantasy VIII is getting the remaster it deserves

It’s not a remake though



At long last, Final Fantasy VIII is releasing on newer consoles. It had been notably absent when Square Enix launched fellow FF-series games lately. Somehow, they got their shit together for this.

Unfortunately, it isn’t a remake like what we’re getting out of Final Fantasy VII for the PS4. Rather, this is only a remaster of the classic PlayStation title with the same gameplay mechanics and slightly improved graphics.

This is the official trailer:

“Coming 2019” is all we have for a release schedule. The good news is we’ll see it on the PS4, Switch, Xbox One, and Steam — no mobile version, however. Previously, a vanilla version of FFVIII arrived on PC in late 2013.

For context, the original game came out in 1999. It’s time for younger millennials to get a taste of emo protagonists from the 90s.

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E3 2019

Ubisoft announces third Watch Dog installment, coming in 2020

Set in post-Brexit London



Ubisoft has announced Watch Dogs Legion during its E3 2019 keynote in Los Angeles. It’s the third installment in the Watch Dogs series and has a release date of March 6, 2020. As earlier leaks suggested, the new Watch Dog game is set in a hyper-surveilled, post-Brexit London.

What’s new in Watch Dogs Legion‘s gameplay is the use of multiple characters with different skill sets. Instead of just a single protagonist throughout the game, gamers can finally take control of other characters of interest.

Characters include an MI5 agent, a tough bare-knuckle fighter, a brilliant hacker, an illegal street racer, a rising football star, and a geriatric grandma.

Each character has “a persistent schedule and backstory,” according to Ubisoft. Gamers can recruit them to the hacker group DedSec by convincing them to fight “criminals, a corrupt private military corporation, and an oppressive surveillance state amidst a collapsed government.”

Here’s the world premiere trailer:

As for the gameplay details, it’s explained in the video below:

The original Watch Dog was first released in 2014 as an open-world action-hacking title. It was an interesting game despite the so-so reception of critics. It still got its sequel in 2016 which was more well-received than the first one.

SEE ALSO: Cyberpunk 2077 features the real Keanu Reeves, to be released in 2020

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