It's day two of E3 2019 and that means we are starting to get our hands on some truly excellent new games and technology. From Borderlands 3 to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, there's plenty for you to sink your teeth into below. You'll find our hands-on impressions of Pokemon Sword and Shield, our investigation into the character Keanu Reeves will be playing in Cyberpunk 2077, and our first look into FromSoftware's mysterious new game Elden Ring. That is, of course, only a few of the new E3 2019 games, but it's a start. Believe us, there is plenty more to come over the next few days – we are only just getting started!
We will be refreshing this E3 2019 coverage hub every day with new updates and exclusive reports from the show floor. Be sure to bookmark this page and return when you can to keep up with everything that is going on out of E3 2019.
GamesRadar E3 2019 Coverage Hub
Given the volume of information that we are expecting to drop during the next fortnight, GamesRadar has decided to shine a spotlight on some of the biggest, best, and most exciting new games and technology that we come across on the show floor all throughout E3 2019. Through a mixture of original reporting, in-depth features, exclusive interviews, and hands-on previews, we aim to take you inside the biggest announcements and closer to the games you truly care about.
E3 2019: Bleeding Edge
Ninja Theory were one of six studio acquisitions by Microsoft in 2018, made in an effort to bolster the first-party output of Xbox Game Studios as it begins to transition into the next-generation. The developer behind DmC: Devil May Cry and Hellblade Senua's Sacrifice were among the first to take to the stage at the Xbox E3 2019 press conference, using its time to reveal Bleeding Edge for Xbox One and PC. That game is Bleeding Edge, a four-versus-four hero-brawler. "It combines two of my gaming passions: Third-person action combat and competitive team multiplayer," said creative director Rahni Tucker.
It wasn't quite what we expected to see from a studio, particularly one renowned for creating striking narrative-driven adventure games and subversive action combat systems. That isn't of course, isn't reason to discount it – every game deserves to be judged on its own merits, regardless of the legacy of the studio behind it. Bleeding Edge has a technical alpha going live in the next couple of weeks so that you can try it for yourself, or you can read our hands-on impressions below. This isn't the only game Ninja Theory has in development, but it might be its most divisive.
Bleeding Edge preview: We went hands-on with an early version of Bleeding Edge, but we found Ninja Theory's latest to be little more than a messy love letter to Overwatch.
Bleeding Edge Alpha: You don't have to take our word for it; you can try Bleeding Edge for yourself in the upcoming technical alpha on Xbox One and PC, sign-up information after the jump.
E3 2019: Borderlands 3
When GamesRadar chatted with Borderlands 3 co-writer Sam Winkler, he remarked that he was struggling to get his head around the project: "How am I not just writing fanfiction right now?" he joked with us at the time. But the more of it that we see in action, the more I can understand where this feeling spawns from. It's been seven years since the release of Borderlands 2 and, in that time, the old guard of Gearbox has largely moved on and in its place is a new wave of creative talent, many of which have spent the last decade being huge fans of the series.
That means that Borderlands 3, set to release on September 13, 2019, feels purpose built for the fans that are eager for another adventure on Pandora by the fans that adore the ones from the past. It means that while Borderlands 3 is indeed more of the same, it's difficult to ignore or turn away from if you have ever been a fan of Borderlands and its particular flavour of action and excitement. Below, you'll find our most recent Borderlands 3 articles.
Borderlands 3 Preview: Want to get up to speed on all things Borderlands 3? Here's 23 ways it is reinventing the Borderlands formula.
Borderlands 3 Interview: How Borderlands 3's writers are putting your favourite Vault Hunters through hell for the greater good
Borderlands 2 DLC: We explore all of the ways the brand new Borderlands 2 Commander Lilith and the Fight for Sanctuary DLC is a sneak peek of Borderlands 3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
E3 2019: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019 reboot is this ridiculous, wonderful thing. Coming 12 years after the original game that wore effectively the same name, Infinity Ward is back to reimagine the legendary game for a new generation. The studio is attempting to take everything the original did so well and update it to better reflect the modern state of affairs, with that concept echoing through the reboot in everything from its story to its gameplay.
“If we were going to make a game called Modern Warfare we have to represent modern warfare today,” game designer Taylor Kurosaki tells GamesRadar in an exclusive interview that you can read below in full. That concept that Kurosaki speaks of is something that can be found reverberating all throughout Modern Warfare, and it makes parts of it difficult to watch and process. That, of course, is the point. Infinity Ward knows that modern conflicts can so often sit in this morally grey area, and this 2019 release is going to explore that in an unflinching and at times unflattering way. That's part of what makes Modern Warfare such an interesting prospect: "The character you’re playing is eventually going to ask the question: ‘Are we doing the right thing?’"
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Preview: We sit down with the development studio to explore how the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare reboot is an Infinity Ward game with a Naughty Dog heart.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Captain Price: Here's everything you need to know about the new Captain Price actor that is set to star in the Modern Warfare reboot.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare story: We've seen it in action and have compiled every new Modern Warfare story detail, level and character we got from our time at Infinity Ward.
E3 2019: Cyberpunk 2077
Had you asked me last year, I'd have told you that there's no way that CD Projekt RED would ever be able to create another game as truly awe inspiring as The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. And yet here we are, with Cyberpunk 2077 continuing to look better each and every time that we are able to see it in action. The studio took to the stage at the Xbox E3 2019 press conference to announce a release date for Cyberpunk 2077, although that was overshadowed somewhat by the arrival of Keanu Reeves. I won't lie, Cyberpunk 2077 has basically stolen the show at E3 2019.
Sadly, the studio has decided to show Cyberpunk 2077 off at E3 2019 but only to people in behind-closed-doors sessions. What I'm trying to tell you is that you'll want to return to GamesRadar later in the week for updated impressions of the game in action, as well as any new details we can get when we sit down with the team that is creating it. If you can't wait until then, you'll find our most recent articles on Cyberpunk 2077 linked below and we will update these as and when we can.
Cyberpunk 2077 Release Date: CD Projekt RED has confirmed that we won't have to wait to play Cyberpunk 2077 for much longer, the studio has confirmed a 2020 release window.
Keanu Reeves Cyberpunk 2077: Keanu has been cast in Cyberpunk 2077 and we've done a deep dive into his character, legendary rockerboy Johnny Silverhand.
Cyberpunk 2077: Here is everything that we know about Cyberpunk 2077 so far, including details on its setting, characters, gameplay, and more.
E3 2019: Doom Eternal
When you get down to it, Doom Eternal is about one thing and one thing only: "Killing badass demons with big guns in unbelievable places," so says game director Marty Stratton at any rate. "That's literally where it all starts for us." You know what? It shows. Doom Eternal is a first-person shooter that refuses to compromise, mixing bloody and brutal gunplay while demanding lightning fast movement and reactions to survive. It's the sort of game that delights in throwing wave after wave of horrible demons your way, forcing you to navigate around densely populated and tightly constructed combat arenas. It's rad AF.
We've had the chance to play Doom Eternal and speak with its creative team, and we're fairly convinced that it is a clear GOTY contender. You can read our hands-on and interview features below, which should give you an excellent sense of what to expect and just why Doom Eternal is a dream sequel of sorts. While it might look like more of the same on the surface, there have been enough under-the-hood tweaks to make Doom Eternal feel absolutely unstoppable. Seriously, you are going to want this game in your life.
Doom Eternal preview: We got the chance to get our hands on the latest build of Doom Eternal. Come read about the bloodiest and most brutal Doom ever made.
Doom Eternal interview: Doom Eternal serves cathartic chaos at the altar of ultra-violence so we spoke to its creative team to find out how it is creating a "pure, unfiltered, action FPS experience".
Doom Eternal release date: Doom Eternal gets a November 2019 release date and some truly awesome pre-order bonuses that you really won't want to miss.
E3 2019: Elden Ring
Just for a little change of pace, Hidetaka Miyazaki is unleashing a challenging action-RPG upon us all that's going to be set in a fantasy world on the brink of collapse. No, wait, that's classic Miyazaki! While Elden Ring may sound like a quintessential FromSoftware game on the surface, there's enough going on behind the scenes to make this 2020 release sound genuinely intriguing. For starters, Miyazaki has managed to get George RR Martin on board, collaborating with the Game of Thrones writer to help build out the elaborate overarching mythos.
If that weren't enough, Miyazaki is also promising that while Elden Ring will draw inspiration from Dark Souls – particularly when it comes to combat – but the comparisons will likely stop there. Sure, this will be a world full of meticulously constructed castles and horrible bosses, but surrounding all of that will be the vastest open world FromSoftware has ever created. Seriously, this thing is so big the studio has had to work out how to animate horses. Elden Ring is proof that even though FromSoftware has found a winning formula, it's still willing to evolve its design pressed and able to innovate upon its core systems.
Elden Ring: Here's everything you need to know about the dark action RPG from the minds of FromSoftware and George R.R. Martin.
Elden Ring collaboration: Elden Ring had its "overarching mythos" written by George RR Martin, reveals Hidetaka Miyazaki.
Elden Ring open world: Hidetaka Miyazaki explains FromSoftware's approach to expanding play areas for Elden Ring.
Pokemon Sword and Shield
E3 2019: Pokemon Sword and Shield
We have been waiting a long time to get our hands on Pokemon Sword and Shield. Thankfully, we weren't disappointed by GameFreak's first attempt to bring the core series to Switch. After our time with a demo today, the prevailing thought was that "even from the small slice of the game we've been able to experience here, it's clear that this marks an evolution for the series, both in terms of battling and graphically."
Pokemon Switch is everything we hoped it would be and more. The brand new battle feature Dynamax and rather radical MegaEvolutions feel like genuinely fantastic additions to a game series that can often struggle when it comes to ushering in meaningful innovations to its long-established formula. Pokemon Sword and Shield are faithful Pokemon games, of course, but it almost feels as if GameFreak has a point to prove, working to demonstrate that Pokemon can rise to the challenge of utilizing the additional power the Switch brings over the 3DS. If you want to learn more, be sure to read our full hands-on preview, charting a journey through Nessa's ever-impressive Water Gym. With the game slated for release later this year, we honestly can't wait to get our hands back on this wonderful new adventure.
Pokemon Sword and Shield preview: We discover that Pokemon Sword and Shield's Dynamax adds an unexpected difficulty level to battles in our hands-on preview.
Pokemon Home transfer policy: A change in policy means that you will no longer be able to fulfil the ultimate Pokemon trainer dream. Gotta catch 'em all? Well you can't anymore!
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
E3 2019: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Between the Metroid Prime approach to level design and mission structure to the Sekiro inspired combat, there's a lot to love about Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. But what really caught my attention is just how well developer Respawn Entertainment has integrated the lightsaber into play. The problem with the legendary blade is that it is incredibly overpowered, and few Star Wars games have every really internalised or dealt with the fact that most enemies wouldn't be able to survive multiple hits from one. How does that translate into challenging combat that is at the same time as fun as it is empowering?
"It’s not about body count. It’s more about really figuring out what is the best angle to get on your enemy, and what’s the best way to take them down," game director Stig Asmussen tells us. You can see that mentality running all throughout Fallen Order. Enemies don't run blindly into combat, they move cautiously and attempt to both block and parry incoming strikes with saber-batons. It makes everything feel more tempered and authentic to the Star Wars Universe Fallen Order takes place in, and it's just one of the numerous things that Respawn is doing to make this game stand apart with those that have come before it
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order preview: Hands-on with Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, a game that will finally make you feel like a real Jedi.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order story explained: Respawn details how it is exploring the "dark times" of the Star Wars universe to tell a different type of story.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order combat: Respawn details its approach to "thoughtful combat", explaining that you "you really have to think when you go into fights."
Watch Dogs Legion
E3 2019: Watch Dogs Legion
Watch Dogs: Legion might just be Ubisoft's most ambitious game of the generation. It's set in a post-Brexit vision of London, thrusting you into the role of not one resistance fighter but a whole contingent of them. That's right, in Watch Dogs Legion you will be given the chance to create your own DedSec cell to fight back against the authoritarian surveillance state that has consumed the capital.
In Legion, you'll have the chance to play as any character that can be found out in the open world. You'll need to convince people to join up the cause, do them a few favours, and then they will be yours to take command of. Honestly, it is pretty ridiculous in the best way possible. We've got exclusive new details and have even had the chance to play a 45-minute demo; you can find all of that below so be sure to click the links and get all of the latest Watch Dogs Legion information.
Watch Dogs Legion hands-on: Parkouring grandmas, post-Brexit dystopian London and a world of playable characters set it apart from the rest.
Watch Dogs Legion Brexit: Ubisoft explains why Brexit London is the perfect backdrop for Watch Dogs Legion
Watch Dogs Legion release date: Ubisoft details its latest open-world adventure and confirms that it will launch in 2020.
Google Stadia could change gaming forever
When it comes to the future of gaming, Google is betting big on the power of the cloud. With Google Stadia, the tech giant is attempting to create an open platform that will let anybody with even a passing interest in playing games get their hands on the latest and greatest titles, at the highest possible quality, whenever they want to.
Google Stadia is a brand new platform and there are still plenty of answered questions, but the core premise is one that has certainly caught our attention. With the Google Stadia release date set for this November, we are also beginning to get a better idea of the Google Stadia bandwidth requirements, the Google Stadia price model, and a firmer idea of how the company expects this to grow and expand. One things for certain, Stadia is set to fundamentally change the way we find, play, and share video games, and it's only a matter of time now to see whether it will be the success Google believes it will be.
Google Stadia Interview: Google's Director for Games outlines his bold vision for the future of gaming with Google Stadia.
Google Stadia Investigation: Developers and publishers reveal how streaming services could, for better and for worse, change gaming forever.
Google Stadia Games: All the Google Stadia games you could be playing via your browser so far, from Baldur's Gate 3 to Ghost Recon Breakpoint.
Xbox E3 2019
Xbox E3 2019 Recap
The Xbox E3 2019 show has wrapped, showing off 60 E3 2019 games, including 14 titles from Xbox Game Studios, Microsoft teased its next console generation - and yet all I can think about right now is Keanu Reeves. Here's a summary of everything coming to Xbox from E3 2019, in order of importance; be sure to check back and tune in for everything else in the E3 2019 schedule.
Nintendo E3 2019
Nintendo E3 2019 Recap
"The Nintendo E3 2019 show has ended, and as the last item on the E3 2019 schedule, it played things out with plenty of highs and a few lows. E3 2019 games like Animal Crossing: New Horizons have been pushed into 2020, but we're delighted to know that a The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel is currently in development. Here's everything Nintendo announced during the E3 2019 Nintendo Direct; be sure to check back for our hands-on impressions when we get to play what Nintendo's brought to the E3 2019 show floor."
Sony E3 2019
Sony E3 2019 Recap
When it comes to E3, Sony is usually one of the biggest players, so will Sony really be silent during E3 2019? There will be no PlayStation E3 2019 conference at this year. It's disappointing, given that we were all hoping to hear more about the PS5, as well as seeing a new look at games like The Last of Us: Part 2 and Ghost of Tsushima. Sony understands this, and that's why it went and facilitated the release of a nine-minute Death Stranding trailer in the days leading up to E3 2019. It gave us our first real look at the upcoming Hideo Kojima vehicle in action and confirmed that the game will indeed be landing in 2019.
Ubisoft E3 2019
Ubisoft E3 2019 Recap
"The Ubisoft E3 2019 presentation at E3 2019 featured quite the eclectic mix, from live music to TV show trailers, surprise reveals to confirmed leaks. But the highlight has to be elderly women killing armed guards. Here are all the E3 2019 games and announcements Ubisoft brought to the show, ordered by importance. Read up if you missed the show, then be sure to check back for all the other presentations in the E3 2019 schedule."
Bethesda E3 2019
Bethesda E3 2019 Recap
"The Bethesda E3 2019 show is in the books, with a combination of known E3 2019 games and a few unexpected surprises rolling off the stage and into our eyeballs. Considering that Bethesda already said it wasn't bringing Elder Scrolls 6 to E3 2019, it was still a pretty fun show all told. Here's everything Bethesda announced at E3 2019, ordered by the biggest announcements first. Read up if you missed the show, then be sure to check back for all the other presentations in the E3 2019 schedule."
EA E3 2019
EA E3 2019 Recap
The EA E3 2019 presentation is in the books, with EA Play happening all this weekend ahead of all the E3 2019 madness. If you missed the show, no worries - we've got a summary of all the highlights just for you, with the biggest announcements first. Without further ado, let's get right into the gaming goods that EA had to show, then be to check out all the other E3 2019 games still in store for the E3 2019 schedule.
Square Enix E3 2019
Square Enix E3 2019 Recap
"The Square Enix E3 2019 presentation at E3 2019 had a lot of stuff we already knew about, but the new footage we got to see for Final Fantasy 7 Remake and the big debut of Marvel's Avengers made it all worth it. And if you're big on JRPGs, there was a ton of stuff to take in. Here are all the E3 2019 games and new announcements that Square Enix had at its show, with the biggest announcements first. Read up if you missed the show, then be sure to check back for all the other presentations in the E3 2019 schedule."
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