Now that the E3 2019 hype is starting to wind down a little, it’s time to take a look back at the press conferences we got to check out this year. Here are our picks for the top 10 best trailers from E3 2019.
Even though it got leaked before E3 2019 officially kicked off, there was no stopping the hype train once we got our first glimpse at FromSoftware’s new project.
In collaboration with A Song of Ice and Fire writer George R.R. Martin, Elden Ring is a western dark fantasy game that will likely be much closer to the Souls games in tone.
After Sekiro’s feudal Japan setting, it’s definitely nice to see FromSoft going back to experiment with more twisted fantastical imagery and magic-focused lore.
No gameplay here, but Elden Ring’s trailer contained some seriously beautiful framing shots, along with quick looks at the general world and characters to keep fans hooked.
Tales of Arise
Another game that got leaked before E3 2019, Tales of Arise was low-key the most impressive game we saw at Microsoft’s press conference.
Again, no actual gameplay footage unfortunately, but it looked so much prettier and graphically impressive than any other Tales game we’d seen before. Early looks at the character designs are promising, and we can’t wait to see more of this one in the coming months.
Way to the Woods
Finally, we’re getting the Bambi’s mom game we’ve always wanted.
In all seriousness, though, Way to the Woods is easily the most intriguing indie game we saw at E3 2019. Playing as an adult deer, you’ll be guiding your baby deer through the human world, which seems to have been corrupted by some sort of darkness.
You’ll use the deer’s lit up antlers to open pathways to progress, and encounter other large animals along your journey.
While it’s not exactly the Evil Within 3 announcement we’d been hoping for, Ghostwire Tokyo looks pretty rad too.
The CGI trailer was beautifully animated, with amazingly seamless transitions between scenes and a look at the most sumptuous video game ramen we’ve ever seen. Ghostwire Tokyo deals with spirits and the supernatural, and it’s set to be a pretty spooky game with Japanese folklore elements. We’re down for that.
The new trailer for Cyberpunk 2077 was just alright… until that badass Keanu Reeves reveal at the end, then everything changed.
In this trailer, we got another glimpse of Night City, the body augmentations that society has become so obsessed with, and the cool arm blades that players will get to use as melee weapons.
Then we get virtual Keanu telling us we have a city to burn, and after that, real Keanu comes onstage to tell us the release date. Perfection.