While E3 2018 is still nearly two weeks away, but that hasn’t prevented publishers and developers from introducing plenty of new titles to keep us playing all 2018 long…and likely into 2019.
In the last 24 hours, as of publication, five major games have been announced — and one of them is already available. In case you’ve missed any of the announcements — or all of IGN’s breakdowns of what we’ve learned so far, read on to learn the latest about upcoming Fallout, LEGO, and Pokemon games.
And be sure to catch up on what, including some of these, games will be at E3 2018.
Bethesda Announces Fallout 76
After already debuting Rage 2 pre-E3, Bethesda has unveiled another major, previously unknown title, Fallout 76. Alongside teaser trailer and screenshots, Bethesda promised more information about the game would come at E3, during which the publisher has its own press conference.
While Bethesda has offered few details, new reports suggest the latest Fallout could be an online survival RPG along the lines of Rust or DayZ. Also, thanks to some established lore, we may have an idea of where Fallout 76 will be set.
Right after the game’s announcement, some of the IGN team broke down our thoughts about what Fallout 76 will actually entail, including thoughts on its possible gameplay and story.
For more on Fallout 76, stay tuned to our breakdown of all the news, trailers, and more released about Fallout 76 and check back later as more updates about the game are revealed.
Pokemon on Switch Revealed: Let’s Go Pikachu & Let’s Go Eevee
While a core Pokemon entry is still set for the Nintendo Switch in 2019, The Pokemon Company will be offering fans a reimagined blast from the past this year.
Coming to the Switch on Nov. 16, the dual Let’s Go entries are inspired by Pokemon Yellow, taking place in Kanto and focusing on the original 151 Pokemon (and their Alolan forms). Pokemon encounters will happen out in the wild, with Pokemon being caught as they are in Go. Let’s Go will still feature traditional trainer battles, however. The Let’s Go games will also include drop-in, drop-out couch co-op multiplayer.
A Poke Ball Plus accessory will also be released alongside the games. Usable as a Joy-Con, the Poke Ball Plus also offers Pokemon Go functionality, allowing players of the mobile game to collect Pokemon without looking at their mobile device.
Be sure to catch up on all of the gameplay details we’ve learned so far about Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee from the games’ director, Junichi Masuda.
LEGO Batman Gives Way to DC Super Villains
Coming on Oct. 16, DC Super Villains sees a LEGO-ized world in which the Justice League has disappeared, and a new set of of heroes have labeled themselves the “Justice Syndicate.” Villains from across the DC universe, including the Joker, Harley Quinn, and many more, come together to get to the bottom of this mysterious new group.
Players will be able to create their own DC Lego villain, who can be customized and upgraded throughout the experience.
For more, check out the DC Super Villains announcement.
Team Sonic Racing Announced
Teased earlier this year at SXSW, Team Sonic Racing is the latest racing title in the blue blur’s library, following up on the success of Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed.
Team Sonic Racing will feature a variety of single-player and multiplayer modes, including Grand Prix, Exhibition, Time-Trial, and Team Adventure. Players can race as a team and work together using various moves and special items (aka Wisps) to aid their teammates and get ahead of the competition.
The racer will feature 12-player races online and four-player splitscreen support for local play, along with 15 playable characters.
For all of the details we know so far, check out the Team Sonic Racing announcement on IGN, and take a look at the first screenshots below.
Pokemon Quest Out Now on Switch — and Coming to Mobile
Pokemon Quest is currently available for the Nintendo Switch, and is coming to mobile devices in June. Described as a “rambunctious expedition RPG” by developer Game Freak, Pokemon Quest features cube-ified Pokemon called Pokexel adventuring on the island of Tumblecube, where everything is a cube. It features only the first generation of Pokemon for now.
In Pokemon Quest, Pokemon will move on their own as they explore, automatically charging enemies. Players control their party Pokemon by tapping the Switch screen to make them perform their move.
“Players will be able to personalize their Pokemon and develop a strong bond with their Pokemon friends while battling their way through the adventure,” said Shigeru Ohmori, director at Game Freak.
For more, check out everything we know about Pokemon Quest so far, check out our Pokemon Quest wiki guide if you’re just jumping in, or watch the first 22 minutes below if you’re interested in jumping in.
Which of these announcements are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments!
Jonathon Dornbush is a News Editor for IGN who wants to play all of these games but doesn’t know where to find the time this year. Watch him sort out his schedule on Twitter @jmdornbush.