It's something of a surprise that two of the most talked-about topics from E3 2019 were celebrities and dogs, given that the conference is usually hyper-focused on the gaming industry. But come on, how can you not be excited about Keanu Reeves playing a character in Cyberpunk 2077 or Jon Bernthal bringing his dog Bam Bam on stage as he talked about his own character in Ghost Recon: Breakpoint? And then, of course, Nintendo introduced a new electric-type Pokémon named Yamper, which Twitter users quickly identified as a super-cute corgi with a neon heart on its butt.
There were other great moments at E3 2019, too - we learned more about Microsoft's upcoming console, and Devolver put on a bonkers press conference (as usual). Marvel's Avengers game was met with initial excitement, though some fans are leery of its design. The best moments of E3 2019 proved one thing: this is going to be a great year for video games.
Cyberpunk 2077 revealed a new trailer during Microsoft's E3 conference, and it capped off with the reveal that Keanu Reeves was playing a character and lending his likeness to the game. Then Reeves showed up onstage and had the crowd eating out of the palm of his hand.
Legend of Zelda games aren't known for their speedy releases or announcements, and new ones are rarely direct sequels to past games, which is why Nintendo's "one more thing" announcement that they are working on a sequel to Breath of the Wild was so surprising.
Fans have been yearning for a long time to see their favorite Rare mascot join the ranks of Super Smash Bros. fighters and they finally got their wish during Nintendo's press conference.
There was a time when it seemed the Final Fantasy VII remake would never actually come, but Square Enix finally revealed some gameplay and a release date at E3, and seeing Cloud and Barrett in action never looked so good.
Crystal Dynamics' Avengers game has been a mystery for a long time but we finally saw it in action during the Square Enix conference. The game featured gameplay from Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, Black Widow, and Thor, and the story sees the Avengers being outlawed after they fail to save the city. The game faced the some disappointed fan responses, but seeing the game running and actually existing was exciting none-the-less.
During Nintendo's press conference, the company showed off some footage from the upcoming Pokémon Sword and Shield. That would've been cool enough on its own, but they also gave us a glimpse at a new electric-type Pokémon named Yamper. Nintendo can call it whatever it wants, but it's pretty clear that Yamper is a corgi with a dang heart on its butt.
Microsoft capped their E3 2019 conference detailing their upcoming next gen console. Going by Project Scarlett, the console is the most powerful system the company has ever made and is expected to release around Holiday 2020.
Devolver's press conferences manage to show off their news games, be amazingly weird, and somehow continue a storyline from the previous year's conference "cliffhanger." This year's 30 minute conference was no different, and it was glorious.
Halo Infinite was announced as a launch game for Project Scarlett. It showed off a flashy trailer that featured Master Chief being found floating through space and then rejoining the fight after seeing another Halo ring.
This might not seem that big, but in a game like Fallout 76 – with the rocky release it had – this is defnitely a massive jump in the right direction.
Microsoft has been adding acclaimed studios to their stable for the last few years, and they announced another acquisition at E3 2019 – Double Fine. Tim Schafer even took the stage to talk about joining Microsoft before revealing a new look at Psychonauts 2.
Keanu Reeves wasn't the only celebrity making waves at the show. Jon Bernthal took the stage at the Ubisoft event to talk about Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, where he plays the main villain. His appearance was one thing, but he also brought his dog Bam Bam on stage with him to prove he owned the actual best boy.