There are just too many games at E3 to see them all. Here’s a collection of some of the indie games we were able to check out during our show floor travels.
Tagged: E3 2019
Dauntless is already a game available across several platforms, and E3 revealed the Switch as the latest console players can join up with. We got a chance to challenge the game’s newest Behemoth, Winterhorn, and chat with the developers a bit about the upcoming changes.
After several years of being shown at E3, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin is finally nearing release. We not only got to go hands-on with the title, but also sit down with its developers for some Q&A.
Heroland is an upcoming theme-park take on the classic dungeon-crawler. E3 gave us the opportunity to go hands-on with the game ahead of its release later this year.
The Rune Factory franchise hasn’t received a new entry in several years. However, the last installment is getting a rerelease this year, and we were able to check it out ahead of its release at this year’s E3.
Exor Studios’ The Riftbreaker puts players in the role of Ashley Nowak, a one-woman expeditionary force. Pascal Tekaia had the chance to try and help her colonize the far-distant world of Galatea 37, though it was a doomed effort.
Fishing minigames are far from a rare sight in RPGs nowadays, but an actual fishing RPG is a novelty. Nonetheless, that’s what Reel Fishing: Road Trip Adventure can be described as, and Pascal Tekaia was able to cast his line at this year’s E3.
Pascal Tekaia went back twenty years at this year’s E3 to check out Destiny Connect. NIS America’s time travelling RPG is coming to PS4 and Switch this October.
Killsquad appears to be a cross between top-down action RPGs and MOBAs. Charalampos Papdimitriou was able to try out one of the game’s missions at E3 and get an idea of how it works.
E3 has been in the books for nearly a week now. That’s enough time for our staff to collect their thoughts and pick out some of their personal highlights from the event.
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot will give RPGamers the chance to play through the Dragon Ball Z series when it releases next year. Pascal Tekaia was able to spend some time with the game, trying out a few side activities before facing off against Raditz.
Conan Chop Chop is a four-player co-op title where players control stick-figure versions of characters from the Conan universe. Pascal Tekaia was able to try the game out at E3 ahead of its September release.
The Infinity Gauntlet saga may have dealt with in the MCU, but the cast of Ultimate Alliance still needs to face off against Thanos and his minions. RPGamer’s Pascal Tekaia was able to check out the upcoming third game in the brawler series, which releases in just a month’s time.
Friend Computer was at E3 to help ensure a smooth operation for the expo. Fortunately, Pascal Tekaia was able to check out Paranoia: Happiness Is Mandatory without exhibiting any treasonous behaviour.
Asgard’s Wrath is a fully-fledged VR RPG coming later this year to Oculus Rift. RPGamer’s Charalampos Papadimitriou was able to check out the game’s E3 demo, which sees players controlling a god with the power to possess mortal beings.
At this year’s E3, RPGamer’s Pascal Tekaia was able to chat with a very busy Naoki Yoshida about Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers. While Pascal himself isn’t an active player of the MMORPG, the staff players sitting at home were able to arm him with plenty of questions.
E3 may, on the face of it, be primarily about the games, but it’s also the opportunity for organisations to make their mark on the industry. Charalampos Papadimitriou was able to talk to the ESA Foundation’s Executive Director, Anastasia Staten, about its work on inclusivity in gaming and underrepresented populations.
Cris Tales is billed as a love-letter to classic JRPGs, but makes its own distinct mark in several ways. Pascal Tekaia was able to check out how Crisbell’s time manipulation powers help in both questing and combat.
Pascal Tekaia offers a second impression on Final Fantasy VII Remake’s E3 demo. Though the previous reveals for the game have made him nervous, the remake’s gameplay has served to alleviate at least some of his concerns.
Goku got moves. Square Enix got the dollar bills. Keanu got a fandom. And you got a really long post E3 podcast. Now go teach those youngsters how the weapon triangle works.