What's On Your E3 2018 Wishlist?

By Mark Delaney, 1 year ago
For forward-thinking gamers, the next month will probably feel like a drag. The anticipation of E3 can be hard to navigate, like the few weeks before your birthday as a kid. Sure, some have become less enthusiastic lately thanks to a number of reasons — becoming disillusioned by modern gaming tactics at the forefront — but for those of us that do still look forward to E3 annually, the next month is the best time to play what-if.

With that in mind, Will, Andrew, and I compiled a few of our E3 wishlists items. For now, we've tried to keep them realistic (no Witcher 4 or GTA VI, for example), but we can't stop you from getting wacky with it if you want to. Let us know what makes up your E3 dreams.

A Peek Behind Rocksteady's Curtain

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It’s been three years since the release of Batman: Arkham Knight and fans have been wondering — what have the developers been up to? Fans (like myself) have been speculating what Rocksteady’s next release would be for a while now and I’m 95% sure (okay, maybe just hopeful) we’ll get a proper reveal at E3 this year. In case you didn’t know, huge rumors surfaced on 4chan earlier this month claiming that Rocksteady’s next release will be focused on Superman. The thread lists interesting possibilities for this rumored title. Promises of the game running on the Unreal Engine 4, a huge open world Metropolis, and being set in the Arkhamverse are other enticing bullet points. Seeing that titles in the Arkham series featured multiple easter eggs and references to the Man of Steel, I personally would love for a fraction of these claims to be true. Given the timeframe, it seems appropriate for the developers to release at least a teaser trailer at E3. — BruceWayne1008

These Iconic Green Goggles

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It's starting to feel like a worst kept secret that Splinter Cell will make a much-anticipated return this year as one of Ubisoft's token surprise games. There still hasn't yet been a leak that fans like me can really look to and exhale with relief that it's confirmed — though with four weeks to go there's still time for that. With Michael Ironside doing a cameo as Sam Fisher in Ubi's Wildlands, one could assume they didn't just bring him in for that. All signs point to one of Ubisoft's most treasured series finally making a comeback after five years away. Go green! — N0T PENNYS B0AT

A Release Date for Exodus

Metro Exodus

I was lucky enough to discover the world of Metro in its literary form before the games arrived and I was hooked from the start. The upcoming title extends that universe even further going beyond the books and I can't wait to dive back into the post-apocalyptic world. So please, give me a date that I can mark in my diary and book my ticket back ton the Moscow Underground. — Nexus Grunt

Some New Wheels in a New Setting

Hoonigan

Making the not-so-absurd assumption that Forza Horizon 4 will be released this year — given its two-year release cycle — the inevitable question is, where will this one be set? Initial rumours put it in Japan, a wonderful choice of location. However, a recent discovery of hidden files in Forza Motorsport 7, featuring all-British cars may be a hint that FH4 will be heading to the British Isles. So for E3, I just want to know where I'll be heading and which roads I'll be hitting in 2018. — Nexus Grunt

Another Exciting Indie Showcase

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Microsoft has made it a recent tradition of highlighting what's ahead for the ID@Xbox section of the digital store at the past few E3 pressers. One of my wishes is to see this continue this year. While some bemoan their lack of AAA exclusives, including me I'll add, I do still very much appreciate them giving stage time to games many would otherwise miss entirely. Recent years have spotlighted promising titles like Ashen, Below, We Happy Few, and The Last Night, and while we wait for all of those to get their full releases soon, I'm also dying to see what else is coming down the indie pipeline. — N0T PENNYS B0AT

More Surprises Than The Walmart Leak

17/12/12 Scorcher Heavy

As fun as the Walmart leak is for those who like E3 spoilers, I'm hoping it's not the only new titles we're getting. Without a single new IP mentioned on the list and most games shown in the image to be already announced or somewhat likely to arrive someday (RAGE 2 notwithstanding), I'm hoping, as I think many of us are, that E3 will bring more surprises than those already apparently spoiled. The best theory I've heard regarding the Walmart leak comes from Game Informer's Andrew Reiner, who said on the Game Informer Show that maybe the games listed are those that will be ready for pre-ordering after E3 presentations are complete and any other surprises won't come with that same stipulation. It makes sense to me and I'm hoping that's the case. We can't have the whole week spoiled when we're a month away. — N0T PENNYS B0AT

What's on your E3 wishlist? Let us know in the comments!
Mark Delaney
Written by Mark Delaney
Mark is a Boston native now living in Portland, Oregon. He's the Editorial Manager on TA, loves most kinds of games, and is the host of the community game club TA Playlist. Outside of gaming, he likes bicycling, binge-watching, and spending time with his family. He almost never writes in the third person.