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E3 2019: PC Gaming Show Recap!

Interested in catching all the E3 2019 action? Check out our handy guide, and all of our E3 2019 coverage!


The PC Gaming Show is back once again for another great E3 presentation. Be it whether you lean more towards the PC gaming or just simply want to discover more games to try out, there is bound to be a game that’ll pique your interest.

Without further ado, here are the various games announced during the PC Gaming Show 2019.

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Evil Genius 2: World Domination

Created by Rebellion, Evil Genius 2: World Domination is the long-awaited sequel to the 2004 real time strategy video game which has players managing a lair of their very own, along with the minions that populate it. In Evil Genius 2, players will assume the role of evil supervillains seeking, well, world domination. Players will be tasked with setting traps for spies who were sent to stop global domination and sending out minions to gather resources to help expand their empire.

A closed beta will be launched for Evil Genius 2: World Domination later this year.  

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines II

Paradox Interactive has finally dropped a new trailer that revealed a little more gameplay for Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines II. In this dark and atmospheric trailer, you get to witness in first-person what it’ll look like to have a stake pulled out from your heart, as well as get a better look at the various characters you will meet in-game. It is not much but certainly enough to get us excited for the game’s release in 2020.

Starmancer

Ever wanted to build and manage your own colony of human survivors in space? Well, Starmancer is here to help you live out your dreams. In it, you play as an A.I tasked with helping humanity survive in space. Help build a station that is worthy of living in, and make friends along the way. Just be careful as there are enemies out there looking to hijack your station at any time. Starmancer will launch a closed beta later this year.

Chivalry II

A sequel to the 2012 game by Torn Banner, Chivalry II expands upon the first game in a number of ways, such as the addition of horses and the increase in the number of players on the field — it has been significantly increased from 24 players to 64. According to the developers, they compared this sequel to the Battle of the Bastards in Game of Thrones so players can expect piles of dead bodies when playing the game.

Chivalry II will be available in early 2020 on the Epic Games Store.

Mosaic

Enter a bleak and dreary world with Mosaic, an action adventure game by Krillbite Studio and Raw Fury. Mosaic explores the theme of urban isolation, where one can be surrounded by a sea of people but still feel alone, and the existential dread of feeling like just a cog in the giant machinery that is life. Though the game will only be released in late 2019, the app that was featured in the game BlipBlop is already available on iOS and Android.

Midnight Ghost Hunt

Midnight Ghost Hunt is what you will get when you combine Prop Hunt with the Ghostbusters. In the game, a group of ghost hunters will be going up against spirits hiding as innocent looking objects such as a lamp or chair. The ghost hunters’ objective is to rid the mansion of its ghostly inhabitants before midnight. If they succeed in doing so, they win. If even one ghost survives, all the ghostly spirits will return to bring the fight back to the hunters. Players who are interested can signup for a summer alpha that is currently underway.

Unexplored 2 The Wayfarer’s Legacy

In this rogue-like adventure game, you will travel through numerous lands seeking treasure and new discoveries. You will most probably die a few times along the way, and after dying you can choose to explore new lands, or continue searching the one you last died in. The game also features a beautiful art style, so we are definitely excited to learn more about the game in time.

Conan Chop Chop

Who would have thought that a game featuring a chibified Conan the Babarian would actually exist? Hack, slash, and chop your way through horde of monsters in this rogue-like game that strongly resembles a Legend of Zelda game.

Last Oasis

Last Oasis is set in a post-apocalyptic world where humans have to constantly outrun the scorching sun. Hence, weird insect-like vehicles were built for humans to travel in, scurrying across the land on their mechanical legs. In the trailer shown by developer Donkey Crew, we see bands of players fighting against one another for resources, both in their machines and on foot.

Last Oasis will launch on September 3, 2019.

Age of Wonders: Planetfall

Ever wanted to do battle against cyborg zombies using dinosaurs with lasers? Well, now you can with Paradox Interactive’s Age of Wonders: Planetfall.

Zombie Army 4: Dead War

It’s time to kill some more Nazi zombies with Zombie Army 4: Dead War, a 4-player that supports drop-in, drop-out co-op which is perfect for teams who suddenly find themselves a member short when going up against a horde of Nazi zombies. With tons of weapons at your disposal, it is time to take down Zombie Hitler and his undead soldiers.

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Remnant: From The Ashes

Battle ancient monsters from otherworldly dimensions in Remnant: From The Ashes, a third person survival shooter set in a post-apocalyptic world. In the trailer, we can see that the world is now overrun with monsters and it is up to you, and maybe a partner, to take them down.

Griftlands

First announced two years ago, not much was heard about Griftlands till now at the PC Gaming Show, with the release of a new trailer. We get a glimpse of what the gameplay for Griftlands will be like, as well as the gameplay mechanics. We now know that Griftlands is a deck-building RPG where your cards can be used in both battle and dialogue which should make for some interesting situations. Griftlands will have a closed alpha this July.

Planet Zoo

Build and run your dream zoo with the newest zoo simulation game, Planet Zoo.

Shenmue III

A new trailer for the much-anticipated Shenmue III was finally revealed during the PC Gaming Show, featuring Shenmue’s protagonist Ryo Hazuki getting beat by a martial arts grandmaster, as well as a chase scene between Ryo and a gang of drunken thugs. Though the art looks a little dated, it is still significantly better than the very first Shenmue game.

Shenmue III will be launching on November 19 as a Epic Games Store exclusive.

Songs of Conquest

Build your kingdom, raise armies, and control powerful magicians in the pixelated world of Songs of Conquest. A collaborative effort between Coffee Stain and Lava Potion, Songs of Conquest is a turn-based adventure strategy game that, according to its developer, is set in the world of Might and Magic. Though it is still a long way off from its late 2020 release date, you can sign up now for their closed alpha.

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 – Versus

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is getting a multiplayer upgrade! Now you can band together with other Warhammer heroes to take down hordes of treacherous Skavens. Those who wish to join in on the fun once the closed beta is up can sign up now.

Per Aspera

In Per Aspera, Players assume the role of AMI, an A.I with a human mind tasked with terraforming Mars into a planet that is inhabitable by humans. What’s impressive is the fact that the in-game surface of Mars is based on real charts and information provided by NASA. This will give players a never-before-seen perspective of the red planet. Per Aspera is set to release sometime in 2020.

Auto Chess

The popular Dota 2 mod Auto Chess will finally be making its way to PC as a stand-alone game later this year, and it will be an Epic Game Store Exclusive.

Cris Tales

A self-professed “love letter to classic RPGs”, Cris Tales will have players exploring the past, present, and future to figure out how to save the world. The debut demo of the game is now available for download on Steam.

Valfaris

Fight hordes of monsters with your trusty giant gun, all to the sick tune of heavy metal in the background with Valfaris, a 2D side-scrolling action shooter highly reminiscent of games like Contra. Valfaris will be released on steam later this year.

Maneater

Now you can live out your ultimate Jaws fantasies with the shark simulator, Maneater. It’s like goat simulator, only you’re a shark.

Telling Lies

From the creator of Her Story comes Telling Lies, an investigative thriller where you will have to watch through hours of recorded footages to uncover the truth to an incident involving the lives of four different individuals. Telling Lies is due to be released later this year.

Genesis Noir

While most might associate the word noir with dark, gritty narratives, Genesis Noir seems to be anything but dark and gritty. Set to the tunes of some awesome Jazz music, Genesis Noir is a puzzle adventure game that will have you exploring ways to leave your mark on the universe.

El Hijo

El Hijo is a spaghetti western-inspired stealth game by Honig Studios and Handy Games where you play as a six-year-old child trying to escape a monastery in order to reunite with your mother.



2019 proves to be another strong year for PC games, with games like Warhammer and Shenmue making an appearance, as well as brand new games such as Cris Tales and Starmancer. The PC Gaming Show was then followed up by the Square Enix presentation and Nintendo’s E3 Direct, so if you missed those presentation, then be sure to check out our recaps!

Interested in catching all the E3 2019 action? Check out our handy guide, and all of our E3 2019 coverage!


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