Activision and From Software have confirmed that Hidetaka Miyazaki, the director of several games in the Souls series, is also acting as director for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

Miyazaki was the director of Demon’s Souls, Dark Souls, Bloodborne, and co-director on Dark Souls III while he worked primarily on the PS4 exclusive. Miyazaki is also the President of the studio and has often told the story of how he was given a chance to try something weird with Demon’s Souls and it more or less defined his career.

We have gameplay impressions up from the show for the ninja action game here for you to check out.

With the help of some crowd-sourced detective work, the folks at Eurogamer revealed a whole letter from CD Projekt Red hidden within their new Cyberpunk 2077 trailer.

“It’s been over 2077 days since we announced our plans to develop Cyberpunk 2077,” the letter starts. Mostly a statement of intent to players, CD Projekt Red writes that it only wanted to talk “when we have something to show.”

Within its thanks and explanations to fans, CD Projekt Red does reveal several key aspects of the game. Most notably, they say that “you’ll be able to create your own character,” a departure from the Witcher’s singular protagonist. 

They also write that it’s “seriously big,” and that microtransactions in a single-player RPG would be “nuts.” 

Still no release date, but they promise more details on the show floor. 

[Source: Eurogamer]

Capcom officially announced Devil May Cry 5 with a gameplay trailer at the E3 2018 Xbox Briefing. The game features three playable characters, but the announcement trailer focused on Nero, nephew and rival of the series’ usual protagonist, Dante.

In Devil May Cry 5, Nico, a craftswoman and new character to the series, assists Nero by supplying him with prosthetic arms equipped with various abilities. Nero also takes his iconic sword “Red Queen” and pistol “Blue Rose” into battle.

Producer Matt Walker and director Hideaki Itsuno appeared onstage after the trailer, promising that the game will be the true sequel to Devil May Cry 4 that fans have been waiting for since the game’s launch 10 years ago.

Devil May Cry 5 is set to launch spring 2019 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Capcom says more details on the game will arrive at Gamescom 2018.

[Source: Capcom]

 

Microsoft came out swinging during its E3 2018 press conference with a ton game reveals. If you missed the show – or simply had trouble keeping up – we’ve got you covered! Below you’ll find not only our archived stream and video analysis, but also links to all of the big announcements, trailers, and much more. Enjoy!

Livestream Archive:
Watch Microsoft’s E3 Press Conference With Game Informer

New Game Announcements:
Master Chief Returns As Microsoft Announces Halo Infinite
Gears 5 Among Three Newly Revealed Gears Of Wars Titles
From Software Unveils Ninja Action Game Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Just Cause 4 Officially Announced, Coming In December
Dying Light 2 Revealed
Devil May Cry 5 Announced, Crazier Than Ever
First Look At The Division 2 Takes Us To A Fallen Washington D.C.
Dragon Ball Z, Naruto, One Piece, And Death Note Team Up For Jump Force
Forza Horizon 4’s Shared World Vision Of Britain
Ori Returns In The Will Of The Wisps
Cuphead Gets A Delicious Last Course
Battletoads Returns On Xbox One With A Brand New Game Next Year
Life is Strange: The Amazing Adventures Of Captain Spirit Focuses On A Young Boy

Game Previews:
Cyberpunk 2077 Re-emerges With Its First Trailer In Years
Todd Howard Reveals Additional Details About Fallout 76
Kingdom Hearts III Shows Off Frozen World
Crackdown 3 Shows Off Its Explosive Muscle, Despite Delay
Learn More About Lara Croft’s Next Adventure In Shadow Of The Tomb Raider E3 Trailer
Metro Exodus Coming February 2019
PUBG On Xbox One Gets New Modes And Maps
Nier: Automata Coming To Xbox One This Month
Tunic Looks Like A Zelda Fan’s Dream In New Trailer
Skateboarding Game Session Shown On Microsoft’s Stage
We Happy Few Shakes Things Up Again, Gets A Release Date
Black Desert Online Coming To Xbox One As A Launch Exclusive
Tales Of Vesperia Officially Gets A Remaster

Miscellaneous News:
Microsoft Acquires Undead Labs, Ninja Theory, Playground Games, And Compulsion Games
Microsoft Teases Work On New Consoles And Streaming Services
Xbox Game Pass Titles To Launch Faster, Microsoft Outlines What’s Ahead For The Service

Microsoft closed out its show with Cyberpunk 2077, but right before that, Phil Spencer offered a few teases for what the future might look like for Xbox.

Spencer teased the company is already hard at work on new consoles, advances in A.I., and a service that will stream games at a console quality to any device. He didn’t offer timelines or more specifics than that but assured fans that Xbox will have a strong future.

Microsoft unveiled a trio of games set in the Gears of War universe during its E3 2018 press conference, and they couldn’t be more different from one another. The games include Gears of War 5, as well as a tactical strategy game and a mobile game based on the ubiquitous FunkoPop! characters.

Gears of War 5 continues the story as it left off in Gears 4. Kait is on a journey to learn the origins of the necklace that she acquired from her mother. As fans know, there are strong clues that connect Kait’s family to the swarm, which could mean any number of things as we move forward. From what we saw from the teaser clip, it’s clear that Kait isn’t going into this personal mission with the full confidence of her superiors. 

It’s coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 in 2019.

Next up is Gears Tactics, a Windows 10 exclusive that features turn-based battles with plenty of tactical decisions. Players will be able to customize their squads and upgrade weapons as they face off against enemies 12 years before the events of the first game.

Finally, there’s Gears Pop!. This mobile game is being developed with Funko, and it features characters that are rendered in the style of the FunkoPop! collectables. We saw a quick CG clip of the characters looking cute, but there weren’t any clues as to what the gameplay is actually like. It’s coming to iOS and Android in 2019.

Microsoft closed its E3 press conference this year with the re-emergence of Cyberpunk 2077, the next major project from CD Projekt Red, best known for its work on the Witcher series.

After a number of teases (including a beep that took Twitter by storm), CDPR finally offered us our first glimpse at its take on the Cyberpunk role-playing game and world.

The game takes place in the most violent city in America. The trailer below establishes a standard cyberpunk premise: A major class divide that pits the extravagance of the entertainment and pleasures at hand against the stark poverty of most of its citizens.

The trailer was billed as being “Game Engine Footage” and if this is indicative of how the game will look when we have it in our hands, it should look stellar, as the models were incredibly detailed and lifelike.

 

Tunic has been on our radar for a long time. The game was previously called Secret Legend, and it stars an adorable fox who must makes his way through an isometric fantasy world. Elements of discovery, hidden paths, and melee combat feel a lot like the Nintendo classic A Link to the Past, but with a world and art style that sets itself apart.

Day two of day zero of E3 is getting off to a roaring start today with Microsoft’s press conference beginning at 1 PM PT, approximately one hour from this posting. Microsoft has promised fifteen “world premieres” and Dan Tack and Joe Juba will be judging their merit throughout the conference, including pre and post-show coverage. Watch live on Twitch, YouTube, or right on this page and let us know what you think in the chat!

It’s been a long time coming, but we finally know when we can get our hands on Kingdom Hearts III in all its glory. The official release date is January 29.

The announcement was made at the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra World Tour’s stop in Los Angeles just ahead of E3. Square Enix officially announced the game at E3 back in 2013, but fans had hints about a third entry well before that. About a year ago at D23, it was announced that Square Enix was aiming for a 2018 release. This is the first official date we’ve been given for launch, delaying it to 2019.

As one of our most anticipated RPGs, Kingdom Hearts III is the long-awaited conclusion to the Xehanort arc. Last month, we got our first hands-on time with the game, which you can read here. This is the first entry to include Pixar worlds, such as Toy Story and Monsters, Inc. Square Enix has a press conference scheduled for Monday at 10 am PT. Hopefully, we’ll learn even more about the game then.