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News - E3 2019: Every New Game And Update From Assassin’s Creed To State Of Decay 2
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E3 2019: Every New Game And Update From Assassin’s Creed To State Of Decay 2

E3 2019 is packed with announcements for the coming year and beyond. Many of the biggest games won't be released until late summer or the fall at the earliest, and this year many more were slated for 2020. But if you're watching from home, you can still try some new games yourself before the week is out--and possibly even right now.

In recent years, many publishers have been leaning into the fan spectacle of E3 by preparing at least a few of their surprise announcements to go live during the week, or even during their press conference. From games you hadn't heard about before to ones that are surprisingly closer than you realized, here are all the games, DLC, and big free updates you can play during the games industry's biggest week.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Creator Mode (Free, Now Available)

An update to the massive open world game Assassin's Creed Odyssey makes it even bigger. A new Creator Mode application is available for PC, letting you create dialogue trees and mission objectives with a tool-set similar to the one the developers at Ubisoft used. Though the tools are only available through a PC app, the actual missions can be accessed on any platform.

Borderlands 2 DLC (Free, Now Available)

Though it had leaked beforehand, the announcement of free DLC for Borderlands 2 was still a treat at the Microsoft conference. Commander Lilith & The Fight for Sanctuary tells one more story in the Borderlands 2 world, setting the stage for Borderlands 3. And as it so happens, it's compatible with The Handsome Collection, which is included this month on both PlayStation Plus and Game Pass.

Cadence of Hyrule ($25, Releasing June 13)

Nintendo is lending its iconic Legend of Zelda characters and music to Crypt of the Necrodancer developer Brace Yourself, for a rhythmic Zelda spin-off called Cadence of Hyrule. It will launch on June 13, the last day of the E3 festivities, so you can unwind with some toe-tapping combat.

Contra Anniversary Collection ($20, Now Available)

The Contra Anniversary Collection was stealth-released during the Nintendo Direct presentation this year. It includes several classic games in the shooter series, including NES and Arcade versions of Contra, Super C, Contra 3: The Alien Wars, Hard Corps, and more.

Collection of Mana ($40, Now Available)

The Seiken Densetsu series is one of the most revered in RPG canon, and this collection of classic games includes one rare gem. The Collection of Mana compilation brings together Seiken for the Game Boy--previously released in America as Final Fantasy Adventure--along with Secret of Mana and the hard-to-find Trials of Mana. Meanwhile, an HD remake of Trials of Mana is on the way next year.

Fallout 76 Free Trial (Free, Now Available)

Fallout 76 released last year to a largely negative reception, but Bethesda isn't giving up on the game. The studio detailed some upcoming additions to the persistent online wasteland, and invited players who may be skeptical to try it for themselves for free this week.

Forza Horizon 4 Lego Speed Champions Expansion ($20, Releasing June 13)

Following in the footsteps of Forza Horizon 3's Hot Wheels expansion pack, the latest in the racing series is getting toy-ified. The Lego Speed Champions expansion for Forza Horizon 4 adds a garage full of Lego cars like the McLaren Senna, Ferrari F40 Competizione, and the 1967 Mini Cooper S Rally. Plus you can compete in Lego challenges and collect hidden bonus cubes.

Game Pass for PC ($10/month, Now Available)

After teasing its plans, Microsoft expanded Game Pass to PC with a large swath of newly included games and a bundle that includes the console and PC services together, along with Xbox Live Gold.If you're curious, you can try out the Ultimate version of the Game Pass subscription service for just $1 for the first month.

The Last Remnant Remastered ($20, Now Available)

The 2008 RPG The Last Remnant makes the jump from PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 to the portable Nintendo Switch. You can play this remastered version with enhanced graphics and game engine on the go.

Octopath Traveler PC ($60, Now Available)

If you missed out on the classically styled RPG from Square Enix on Nintendo Switch, it has now launched on PC. Octopath Traveler follows the stories of eight separate adventurers, each with their own unique set of skills, in a beautifully rendered style that modernizes the 16-bit RPG aesthetic found in games like Final Fantasy 6.

Rainbow Six Siege: Operation Phantom Sight ($30 Year 4 Pass, Now Available)

A new expansion for Rainbow Six Siege called Operation Phantom Sight, which is available now for Year 4 Pass holders. It adds two new Operators and various updates. Those without a Year 4 Pass will be able to unlock the Operators starting next week, on June 18.

Roller Champions Pre-Alpha (Free, Now Available)

Ubisoft's foray into esports is a stylized take on roller derby. But you don't have to wait to try it out. The company made a pre-alpha version available for PC this week, ending on June 14 so you can hit the rink and try Roller Champions for yourself.

State of Decay 2: Heartland ($10, Now Available)

The Xbox zombie survival management sim (whew) State of Decay 2 got its biggest expansion yet this week, titled Heartland. The trailer featured a pair of survivors both searching for someone--one for her missing father, and another for a legendary operative.



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