For those that don’t know Cavern Blogs are pretty much my end of/start of the week post (depending how you look at it) that wraps up the previous weeks news highlighting a selection of the posts. There is also a final thoughts section on the bottom where I’ll briefly discuss my own thoughts about select stories from the week or my own gaming experiences.

This Week in Gaming News

Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 Announce Trailer – Capcom is finishing off the their Mega Man Collection series with a new entry appropriately titled Mega Man Legacy Collection 2.  The compilation of games includes Mega Man 7, 8, 9, and 10.

FIFA 18 Reveal Trailer – With another year comes another FIFA game with the reveal of FIFA 18.

Heroes of the Storm Malthael Spotlight – Joining the Heroes of the Storm roster this week is Malthael, the former Aspect of Wisdom who fell from the light to become Death himself.

Diablo III: Eternal Collection Rated by ESRB – A new version of Diablo III is on its way to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One according to an ESRB listing for Diablo III: Eternal Collection.

Heroes of the Storm Malthael Spotlight – Joining the Heroes of the Storm roster this week was Malthael, the former Aspect of Wisdom who fell from the light to become Death himself.

Monster Hunter XX Switch Version New Footage – Here are a select video video clips from a Japanese stream showing off footage of the Nintendo Switch version of Monster Hunter XX.

Pokemon Ultra Sun, Moon and Pokken Tourmament DX Announced – A set of new Pokemon game release were announced this week, Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon for 3DS and Pokken Tourmament DX for the Nintendo Switch.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind Launch Trailer – Bethesda and Zenimax celebrated the launch of The Elder Scrolls Online’s first major expansion, Morrowind.

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Heading West – anillaware and George Kamitani’s (Odin Sphere, Dragon’s Crown) 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim was announced to be heading west with a localized release from Atlus.

Battleborn: Free Trial Launch Trailer – Gearbox has launched a free trial version of their hero-based shooter Battleborn that features a roster of rotating heroes for new players to try out.

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice Ragnarok Trailer – Ninja Theory (Heavenly Sword, DmC: Devil May Cry) has shared a new trailer for Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, titled ‘Ragnarok’.

Nintendo Switch Summer Trailer – Nintendo has shared a trailer showcasing the three biggest Nintendo Switch releases launching this Summer.  This includes ARMS, Splatoon 2, and Pokken Tournament DX.

Atlus Bringing Three 3DS JRPGs Westward – Atlus announced that three 3DS JRPGs will head heading to North America over the next year, the titles being Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth, Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology, and Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Heading to PS4 Next Year – Final Fantasy themed arcade fighter Dissidia Final Fantasy was announced to at last be heading to PlayStation 4 next year under the name Dissidia Final Fantasy NT.

Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood Launch Trailer – Continuing with the Final Fantasy news we share Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood‘s launch trailer, which is set to go live next week on the 16th for those that pre-ordered as part of a early access bonus.

GTA Online: Gunrunning Trailer – While Rockstar Games rarely makes E3 appearances, this year they will be front and center at the show (with Red Dead Redemption 2) and at home with the release of a new GTA Online update titled ‘Gunrunning’.

The End Is Nigh! Teaser Trailer – Edmund McMillen (Super Meat Boy, Binding of Isaac) has teased his next soon to be releasing project The End Is Nigh! through a new trailer.

Strange Brigade Global Reveal Trailer – Rebellion (Sniper Elite 4 and Zombie Army Trilogy) have revealed Strange Brigade, a 1930’s coop adventure game for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Shenmue 3 Delayed to Second Half 2018 – A Kickstarter update video from Yu Suzuki himelf reveals that Shenmue 3 was being pushed all the way back to the second half of 2018.

Vampyr E3 2017 Trailer – Vampyr returns to the spotlight with a new E3 2017 trailer for the action RPG starring a vampire doctor trying to save London with a cure for the flu-stricken city.

Middle-earth: Shadow of War Story Trailer – A new trailer for Middle-earth: Shadow of War covers the game’s story which features the return of Talion and Celebrimbor who must help forge an army and turn all against Sauron.

Project CARS 2 E3 Trailer – Slightly Mad Studios and Bandai Namco Entertainment E3 trailer comes with the announcement that the game will be launching on September 22nd, 2017.

Fortnite E3 2017 Trailer, Early Access Launch Date Reveal – Epic Games co-op survival hero defense game Fortnite has resurfaced with a new E3 2017 gameplay trailer.

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Story Trailer – Continuing with the early E3 2017 trailer madness we have a story trailer for Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, a remastered and updated version of the unreleased international edition of Final Fantasy XII which was never released outside of Japan.

Sonic Mania Chemical Plant Zone Act 2 Gameplay – A Sonic the Hedgehog 2 stage classic was revealed to be making an appearance in Sonic Mania with a new gameplay video showing off the one and only Chemical Plant Zone.

A Hat in Time E3 2017 Gameplay Trailer – Gears for Breakfast as shared a E3 2017 gameplay trailer for A Hat in Time showing select footage from the third chapter of the fourth act of the game which takes place on a train called The Owl Express.

Agents of Mayhem GAT IS BACK Trailer – Agents of Mayhem‘s loose connections to the Saints Row universe got a whole lot tighter with the reveal that Johnny Gat, perhaps the series’ most recognizable and loved character, will make a playable appearance in the game.

Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back Teaser Trailer – Video game legend Bubsy is about to make a big comeback with the reveal of Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back.

Ever Oasis Overview Trailer – Nintendo has shared a new overview trailer for Ever Oasis, an upcoming 3DS action RPG that tasks players with building a new oasis within a desert and make it thrive while at the same time dealing with an evil entity called Chaos.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night E3 2017 Trailer – While the future of the Castlevania series is uncertain, its spirit seems to live on within Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, a new 2.5D gothic horror action adventure game led by former Castlevania series producer Koji Igarashi.

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown E3 2017 Trailer – Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown may have been pushed back until next year, but that hasn’t stopped Bandai Namco from preparing and sharing a new E3 2017 trailer.

Dragon Ball Fighters Announced – While there was no footage shared, Bandai Namco have announced Dragon Ball Fighters, a 2.5D fighter being developed by Arc System Works, the creators of the Guilty Gear and Blazblue series.

Kingdom Hearts III E3 2017 Trailer – Kingdom Hearts fan should be excited to check out the fresh Japanese E3 2017 trailer for Kingdom Hearts III, showing off appearances of characters such as Hades, Pete, the Evil Queen, and more.

Final Thoughts

I’m going to cut the blog short this week and I want to have an all inclusive E3 post for next week.  Be sure to check then for my thoughts on each E3 press or stream event and what I was most excited to see or hear about.  Be sure to keep an eye out for my posts for each press conference where I round up key trailers and details as well.

Today I’ll be covering both Microsoft at 5PM (however I have a early post up to list rumors and leaks) and Bethesda at midnight EST.