EA’s E3 2018 press conference kicked off on Saturday, June 9 at 11am PT in Los Angeles with tons of teasers, news, announcements, and trailers for new and returning games. Besides sports staples like FIFA, the biggest highlights included some Battlefield 5 teases, Anthem gameplay, new Battlefront 2 content, a brand new Star Wars game, the next EA Original, and a surprise indie game launch.
Below you’ll find a breakdown of all the major announcements from EA’s E3 2018 press conference and where to watch all the new trailers and gameplay demos shown off.
Here’s every major announcement from EA’s E3 2018 press conference and EA Play event.
Battlefield 5 Teases Battle Royale Mode
The EA press conference kicked off with a Battlefield V battle royale tease. Details were sparse, but DICE promised more information later in the year.
Nordlys War Story, which appears to be part of Battlefield V’s single-player story mode, was also shown. The teaser featured a young Norwegian resistance fighter trying to protect her family.
DICE promised a full reveal during Microsoft’s E3 press conference, which airs Sunday, June 10 at 1pm PT.
FIFA 19 Revealed With Release Date
FIFA 19 was officially revealed with a release date of September 28, 2018. Its trailer featured Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar Jr., and more.
- Watch the FIFA 19 - Champions League Trailer
EA also teased the return of its single-player campaign mode and a Champions League mode.
EA Announces Origin Access Premier
Origin Access Premier costs $15 per month or $100 per year. The service seems great on paper, but we have some fears over what it means for the future of video game preservation.
Respawn Teases Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order
Respawn CEO Vince Zampella teased Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order, set during the “dark times” when Jedi were hunted.
According to Zampella, Jedi Fallen Order takes place between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope and can be expected near the end of 2019.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 Clone Wars Content Revealed
The next Star Wars Battlefront 2 content season will focus on the Clone Wars, EA revealed. It will bring a new map, including the largest level ever featured in Battlefront, new playable heroes (including Obi-Wan Kenobi and General Grievous), and more.
DICE also came out and issued a heartfelt statement regarding 2017's Battlefront 2 loot box controversy. Read all about our thoughts on it here.
Unravel 2 Revealed
Following a brief gameplay demo showing off its co-op mechanics, the Unravel 2 reveal came with a surprise launch.
- Watch the Unravel 2 - Reveal Trailer
- Watch the Unravel 2 - Co-Op Gameplay Demo
- Watch the First 24 Minutes of Unravel 2
Sea of Solitude Coming in Early 2019
Sea of Solitude, the next game in the EA Originals lineup, is coming in early 2019.
- Watch the Sea of Solitude - Trailer
Developed by Jo-Mei, Sea of Solitude is an exploration-focused adventure game set in a submerged city. It was first announced in 2016.
NBA Live 19 Release Date Announced
EA announced that NBA Live 19 will be released on September 7, 2018 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
- Watch the NBA Live 19 - This Is My Squad Trailer
Madden NFL 19 Revealed With Trailer
Fans got a small glimpse of Madden NFL 19 when it was revealed with a new trailer.
- Watch the Madden NFL 19 - Reveal Trailer
Madden NFL 19 has a release date of August 10.
Command and Conquer: Rivals Announced
Command and Conquer: Rivals was revealed for iOS and Android. It’s a competitive mobile-exclusive RTS featuring 1v1 battles. Android users can register for the pre-alpha now.
The last Command and Conquer game was Command and Conquer: Tiberium Alliances, from 2012.
Anthem Release Date Announced, No Loot Boxes
BioWare announced Anthem’s release date at EA Play. Anthem is coming February 22, 2019. A new cinematic trailer and gameplay demo were also shown off during EA’s press conference, featuring more Javelin exosuit action, combat, and more.
Three members of the Anthem team took the stage to confirm that Anthem would not have loot boxes and no “pay to win” feature.
Read our preview of Anthem from our visit to BioWare’s Edmonton studio.
Where to Preorder Anthem, Battlefield V, and More
Hi, Eric Song here from IGN Deals. If you're interested in any of the games showcased during the EA conference, you'll have a chance to preorder them now or within the near future.
- Anthem Standard Edition for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on Amazon
Preorders are rewarded with VIP demo access and a unique in-game Founders banner. Standard edition buyers also receive a legendary weapon and the Legion of Dawn Armor Pack for the Ranger Javelin.
- Anthem Legions of Dawn Edition for PS4 and Xbox One on Amazon
The higher-tier Legion of Dawn Edition includes all of that as well as the full set of Legion of Dawn armor packs for all four classes, a Ranger Javeline gear attachment, and the digital soundtrack.
- Battlefield V (Standard and Deluxe Editions) at Walmart and Amazon
- FIFA 19 on Amazon
- Star Wars Battlefront II at Walmart and Amazon
- NBA Live 19 on Amazon
- Madden NFL 19 at Walmart and Amazon
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