The PC Gaming Show kicked off day 2 of E3 2019 with a long list of games from several different developers. They focused on games that were all going to be available for PC, but many are also available on Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch. In case you missed any of the multiple trailers and announcements from the PC Gaming Show conference, you can find them all below!
Evil Genius 2: World Domination
Just about fifteen years after the original Evil Genius game was released we finally got a look at it’s sequel. Evil Genius 2 puts the player back into the role of an evil genius with a goal of taking over the world. The game will allow you to control not only your own lair, henchmen and so much more. We do not have a solid release date but we do know that Evil Genius 2 will be available on PC.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2
In a much darker version of our own world, Vampire: Masquerade – Bloodlines 2, throws players right into the transition to becoming a night walker. It promises the same narrative feel of the original game with so much more, including a new system referred to as resonance. Everyone human’s blood is different and can cause different effects on you as you feed. Different effects will work as boasts for the player as they continue through the game.
Vampire: Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 is set to release quarter one of 2020.
When Earth falls to ruin and all else fails, head into space! This space colony management game has players building up their own colonies and controlling their inhabitants. They can be given jobs, sent on missions, and so much more. However space isn’t always safe! While players are helping follow colonies in an attempt to make friends, they will need to protect themselves from some pretty mean space pirates. No official release date has been announced, but their will be a closed beta available to those who pre order Starmancer here for PC from Chucklefish .
Whether you play this game for the serious medieval first person experience or the hysterical fun that just comes with it, play Chivalry 2. The original Chivalry game introduced players to the idea of a first person shooter, without guns but with swords. The newest addition to the franchise ups the player count to 64 players per a server to increase the amount of blood shed. We are also going to see the addition of horses into the game as well. Torn Banner and Trip Wire teamed up to bring us what they are equating to a battle as great as a certain battle of two bastards.
Chivalry 2 will be available on the Epic Games Store in 2020 for PC.
The trailer for Mosaic by Killbrite, did not give us to much information regarding what we can expect from game play, however we were given a look at what exactly the world is going to look like. This monochromatic world is full of nothing but the mundane as the main character just seems to continue to play this silly little game on his phone. The game itself has you lead him from home to work, overcoming obstacles that just don’t quite fit in this world. If you want to check out the game our main character is playing during the trailer, you can download Mosiac: BlipBlop for free now on IOS and Android devices. Don’t blame me if you become addicted.
The game is set to release sometime later this year for the Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
Midnight Ghost Hunt
Midnight Ghost Hunt by Mellowsoft looks to be one of the best games and hide and seek we have seen in a video game. Players join their friends as either the ghosts or ghost hunters. The ghosts can slip into inanimate objects such as chairs, desks, or suits of armors and when the time is right, hurl themselves at the ghost hunters to knock them out. The ghost hunters need to search out the the ghosts and get rid of them before midnight. At that time the ghost hunters become the hunted as the paranormal become bigger and badder.
No release date has been set for Midnight Ghost Hunt, however it is going to move into alpha testing this summer.
Unexplored 2: The Wayfarer’s Legacy
Can I say first and foremost the music and art from the Unexplored 2: Wayfarer’s Legacy is just simply amazing. The sequel to Unexplored is taking things to the next level with not only their visual design (which is a huge upgrade) and also taking the rogue-like game out of the dungeon. From what we can see, the player will be traveling through this new world while exploring and going up against different enemies. I can’t wait to get my hands on this game and see just how great it plays.
You can get open access to Unexplored 2: Wayfarer’s Legacy over on Fig for PC.
Conan Chop Chop
We all thought this was an April Fool’s joke. I even thought this had to be. Today we found out that Conan Chop Chop isn’t. I honestly couldn’t be happier. The new trailer from Funcom looks fantastic, a simplistic hack and slash. It is a four player co-op game that features a randomly generated game world. This means that the game will have a high replay-ability rate for endless hours of fun. And seriously who can get past the really cute stick figure Conan?
Conan Chop Chop will release on September 3, 2019 for the Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
We got another look at Donkey Crew’s Last Oasis during the PC Gaming Show. The trailer showed us some of the updated game play including the impressive wooden mechcs. The clan based sandbox MMO (massive multiplayer online) is setting off for new heights. From the trailer it looks as if we will be responsible for collecting the required items needed to build these wooden mechs and then ride them off into battle against enemy clans.
Last Oasis is set to enter early access on Steam on July 15, 2019 and fully release on September 3, 2019 for PC.
Zombie Army 4: Dead War
We have zombies, and then we have zombies with flame throwers. Not cool Rebellion, I am going to have nightmares about this for a week. However Zombie Army 4: Dead War does look amazing. The trailer shows us of an incoming zombie apocalypse as the group of fighters use some pretty interesting means to make their way out. The game will feature a drop in and drop out co op so no one feels like they can not progress if their normal team is unable to make it. Not to mention with plenty of new weapons and special abilities, fighting zombie Nazis will be a blast.
Zombie Army 4: Dead War is aiming for a release date in 2020 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
Remnant: From the Ashes
No one does creepy quite like our friends over at Gunfire Games. This third person shooter has us facing off against some really intense monsters from another dimension. Remnant: From the Ashes can be played as a single player or a co op game with one or two other players. You instantly get the feel of horror survival game and I couldn’t be happier. We also learned that the loot system will be a bit different and each run will result in different loot drops so players can rerun over and over and get different rewards each time.
Remnant: From the Ashes is set to release on August 20, 2019 for PC, Xbox One, and PS4
Klei Entertainment has created a deck building game that I feel like I need to play! Griftlands is a mix of deck building, NPC interaction, action adventure game. It is different from other deck building card games in the sense that the player can build his group by winning over NPCs to fight alongside him and then use cards to deal attacks during battles. It feels like the best marriage between the two different genres. The art for the game looks fantastic as well, almost giving it a comic book feel and really ties everything together nicely.
Griftlands will be available through the Epic Game Store on July 11, 2019 for PC.
The Planet Zoo trailer showed us all the new and fun environments we will get to explore in this management sim game. This time we are focusing not only on how well our zoos function and attract guests, but on how our animals are reacting to the world we are building for them. It will focus on more of a modern zoo feel, with a heavy focus on the conservation side of zoos and building new habitats for the animals that live there.
Planet Zoo is set to release November 5, 2019 for PC.
We are finally getting the much anticipated sequel in the Shenmue franchise with Shenmue 3. The trailer did not show any real game play, but still did not disappoint. We are seeing the continuation of the series as Ryo Hazuki searches for his father’s killer. The martial arts franchise keeps bringing us back and I don’t think anyone will be ready when we finally reach the end of this story.
Shenmue 3 will be available November 29, 2019 for PS4 and PC.
Songs of Conquest
We got to see the world’s first footage of Songs of Conquest, a turn based game where you are responsible for building up your kingdom, recruit warriors to fight for your cause, quest for loot and so much more. The game reminds me of arcade games from my younger days. Magic is in this world as well, referred to as essence, and can be used by wielders to cast powerful spells against your enemies. Let’s also not forget to mention just how amazing the theme song that plays through the trailer is. I have already added this to my playlist.
Songs of Conquest is going to have a release date for late 2020 however you can sign up for a closed alpha on their website.
Warhammer: Vermintide 2
The newest game mode for Warhammer: Vermintide puts players into the minds and bodies of the rats they set out to exterminate. The versus mode will pit two teams of four players against each other as they go head to head, heroes vs rats. The mode is still in early development so there is no definite on which specialists will be available in the mode. We do know however that the team the progresses the furthest in the mission will win that match. The mission in question? Well we are just going to have to wait and see.
No release date has been set for Warhammer: Vermintide versus mode, but you can sign up for the beta here!
The planet sim game, Per Aspera is creating an experience that combines science fiction and a base building style game. I think what gets me more about this game is that is uses maps built from information from NASA. Players will be responsible for terraforming Mars for human colonization, but of course this will not go easy. Players will face several different complications as they progress through the game.
Per Aspera is set to release in 2020 on PC.
Fans of Auto Chess no longer have to play the game as just a mod for Dota 2 starting later this year. Drodo Studio is creating a standalone version of the game that will be an exclusive in the Epic Games Store. The game features new characters, classes, items, abilities and art that are separate from Dota 2. Remember folks, this isn’t your normal chess game, it is better.
Auto Chess is set to release later this year for PC and is exclusive to the Epic Games Store.
This game is stunning. I honestly don’t know what else to say. This is truly a love letter to JRPGs (Japanese role playing game) of the past. What we know from the trailer is that this game will allow players to effect the past, present and future throughout the game. The main protagonist Crisbell will embark on an adventure to stop the terrifyingly powerful Time Empress. I have already downloaded the demo and it is just beautiful beyond words. You can download the demo on Stream to experience Cris Tales up until June 24, 2019.
Cris Tales is set to release fully in 2020 for PC.
Heavy metal? Side scrolling? Action game? I know what you are thinking but hear me out. Valfaris is amazing. The trailer appeared during The Gaming Show conference and it marries all three things perfectly. The side scrolling action adventure matches perfectly as the player progresses through different hoards of monsters with a pretty kick ass playlist. The game was first announced back in 2017 so the new trailer was a great update on what we the final game is going to be.
Valfaris is listed as being released in 2019 on Steam, however no official date was announced during the conference.
If heavy metal side scroller didn’t win you over, how does a shark RPG survival game sound? In Man Eater you get to play as everyone’s favorite baby shark as you eat your way to adulthood. In the new trailer we were introduced to the games main villain, how we can evolve our man eating shark and much more. Tripwire leaves nothing to the imagination as we watch the shark eat man over and over again. Let’s just say this game is really high on my list to play.
No release date was stated for Man Eater.
Terraria Journey’s End
The latest update to Terraria will be one of the largest yet. Journey’s End will see 800 new items being added to the game along with additions that will have players revising everything in the game. Players will have new enemies, challenges, and places to explore with this new update, giving them what feels almost like a whole new game. While many of the updates are geared towards overall gameplay, the favorite bit of mine is now the ability to play golf in game. Just excuse me while I go practice my back swing.
Terrarria Journey’s End update does not have a release date yet.
From the developers of Her Story we now have a new interactive mystery in the form of Telling Lies. Players will be scrubbing through secretly recorded video conversations to try and uncover the secrets. The game has about 10 hours of video that players can search through using key words that will drop them into different parts of each video and can find and view different sides of each conversation. The game is unique in that everyone can experience it at their own pace and go in whatever direction they feel right.
Telling Lies does not have a release date set, but hopefully later this year.
Warframe teased their newest expansion Empyrean during the PC Gaming Show conference today. This expansion shows several different things, but most importantly it looks like we are getting ship to ship combat. A team of three players will set out to take out enemy ships as they juggle different tasks during the battle. This could include attacking enemy ships, boarding and sabotaging them, putting out your own fires, and much more. We are getting more information regarding the expansion during Tennocon in July.
No release date has been announced for Warframe expansion Empyrean.
Genesis Noir is an adventure of cosmic proportions. The trailer shows a mix of what looks to be a platformer mystery type game with a musical mechanic. The trailer itself jives well between the imagery used in the game and the music playing throughout. The noir feel really shows through in the trailer as we see everything unfold in front of us. I wish we were able to see more gameplay, but it looks like we still have time before it’s final release.
Genesis Noir does not have a release date set.
El Hijo is one of those games that just seems to win you over the moment the trailer begins. As a fan of westerns, the art stands out against games of similar style. The gameplay we do get to see in the trailer looks like a mix of stealth platformer and puzzle solving in order to help get the main protagonist out of the monastery and back to his mother.
El Hijo has a release date of 2019 for PC.
The PC Gaming Show had a lot of trailers and announcements, almost too many. The two games that stood out most even as they powered through were Cris Tales and El Hijo. The trailers for both won me over more than any of the discussions with the developers or briefing before or after. I felt the need to instantly open a second tab on my computer for both so I could come back to them as they conference rolled into the next segment. I wouldn’t say I was overly disappointed with the games, as much as the rush through them. In the beginning there was a lot of emphasis on Baulders Gate 3 and Borderlands 3, but as you might have already realized there was no trailer and no real information provided for either. Definitely not enough to include in the list above. Overall the games that were shown all have potential and I hope to see more as E3 2019 continues.
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