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The news that Kingdom Hearts 3 would be released on Jan. 29, 2019, broke days before
, with Square Enix spreading the word on Twitter over the weekend. So, what would be left for the company's press conference?
Nothing major, evidently. There was no word on Final Fantasy 7 Remake, but there was plenty to be excited about for the Tomb Raider and Just Cause fans among us.
We got around seven minutes of action in the new trailer. It included the exhilarating opening to the game, and then gameplay footage of Lara Croft murdering people in the jungle.
Daniel Chayer-Bisson, a senior game director at Eidos Montreal, promised greater depth in combat and underwater exploration. Lara will become one with the jungle, he says. This is all likely to mean Lara will have more inventive ways to brutally kill unsuspecting enemies.
The game is coming Sep 14, and will be playable on the PlayStation 4,
and PC. (Expect to need a really powerful PC if you want to play this on max settings.)
Over the weekend Square Enix made the reveal Kingdom Hearts fans have been waiting for: Kingdom Hearts 3 is coming out on Jan. 29, 2019. A new trailer also showed that the highly-anticipated game would include a Frozen world, taking advantage of arguably
most popular new franchise.
That was all great news, but the bad news is that this meant we got nothing new during Square Enix's press conference. Also absent was Final Fantasy 7 Remake, a game which was unveiled at E3 in 2015.
The Frozen reveal wouldn't be the last we saw of Kingdom Hearts during E3, as yet another trailer was shown at
press conference. This time, the big reveal was Captain Jack Sparrow and Sora's return to Pirates of the Caribbean.
Watch this: E3 2018: Kingdom Hearts 3 makes its debut on Xbox One
Just Cause... and the rest
Just as Lara must become one with the jungle, Just Cause 4 is apparently all about the elements, too.
The newest Just Cause takes place in a fictional South American country that the trailer says is "the largest and most breathtaking world we've ever created." Extreme weather is a big part of gameplay, as we're shown ravaging tornadoes, forked lightning, sandstorms and blizzards absolutely wrecking shop.
Vehicles have been overhauled, as has your grapple hook. Enemies are allegedly much smarter now, making them feel as natural as the... extreme natural disasters that plague the world of Just Cause 4.
The game hits the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on Dec. 4.
Here's all the smaller announcements made at Square Enix's conference:
The Quiet Man was unveiled. It's a brawling game that appears to be about a fella who either can't hear or uses the power of silence to defeat his foes. It also looks to be a highly cinematic, part-game part-movie type of thing. More information is coming in August.