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

Fortnite Receives Infinity War Crossover Event Mode – Fortnite will soon be crossed with recent blockbuster hit Avengers: Infinity War with a brand new limited time ‘Infinity Gauntlet’ mode.

Destiny 2 Warmind Expansion Launch Trailer – Destiny 2‘s second expansion, Warmind, launched this week.  Check out the trailer.

Nintendo Switch Online Detailed – Nintendo has served up further details on their paid online service for Nintendo Switch which is set to go live in September this year.  Adjustments to the service include the heavily requested save backup feature and a collection of 20 NES games rather than just a few each month.

Conan Exiles Launch Trailer – Conan Exiles has officially left Steam Early Access and has officially launched not only on PC, but Playstation 4 and Xbox One as well.

Atomic Heart Official Trailer – Russian developer Mundfish has shared a new trailer for their Bioshock-inspired first-person shooter adventure game Atomic Heart.

E3 Schedule Updated, Includes Square Enix, PC Gaming Shows – I figured it would be a good time to lay out the E3 stream schedule for the various major presentations happening for each company.

Trailblazers Launch Trailer – F-Zero meets Splatoon in freshly launched Trailblazers, a cooperative racing game where two teams of racers work together to paint the track as they do laps, creating boosted speed zones for their team in the process.

PES 2019 Announcement Trailer – Football / Soccer fans may want to check out Konami’s announcement trailer for PES 2019, a new entry in the popular series with plenty of new features and licensed content.

Agony Story Trailer – Dark survival horror game Agony has a new story trailer live, allowing us to dive deeper into this game’s disturbing world which is chock full of nightmares.

Risk of Rain 2 Gameplay – Indie hit Risk of Rain developer Hopoo Games has shared some early development gameplay footage of the game’s sequel, Risk of Rain 2.

Crossover Fighter Blade Strangers New Characters Revealed – A few new characters have been revealed for game universe crossing fighter Blade Strangers.  New reveals include Quote from Cave Story, Gunvolt from Mighty Gunvolt, and Isaac from The Binding of Isaac.

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate Announcement Trailer – Capcom has answered fan requests and will be localizing Monster Hunter XX for release outside of Japan under the name Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate.

Death’s Gambit Release Date Announcement Trailer – Dark side-scrolling 2D action RPG Death’s Gambit was revealed to be launching this Summer on August 14 for both PlayStation 4 and PC.

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Ports Arriving Early – Activision announced the upcoming ports of originally PlayStation 4 exclusive Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy will now be releasing a couple weeks sooner than its original July 10 launch date, instead arriving June 29.

Blade Strangers Shovel Knight Trailer – Following the small handful of crossover character reveals in Blade Strangers, we have seen yet another with the reveal of Shovel Knight joining the roster as well.

Crystal Crisis Reveal Trailer – Indie publisher Nicalis has revealed Crystal Crisis, a upcoming puzzle game inspired by Puzzle Fighter which will be arriving exclusively on Nintendo Switch Fall 2018.

FINAL FANTASY XIV Patch 4.3 Trailer – More Final Fantasy XIV content is on the way as seen in a trailer for patch 4.3 titled ‘Under the Moonlight‘.

Rainbow Six Siege: Operation Para Bellum – Villa Trailer – A new Operation is around the corner for Rainbow Six Siege and Ubisoft has shown off the new Villa map that will arrive with it.

LA-MULANA 2 Teaser Trailer – Legendary Japanese indie game La-Mulana will be receiving a sequel this Summer and a new teaser trailer has given us our first look at the new game.

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon Trailer – As promised as part of a stretch goal for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Inti Creates have shared a trailer for Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon, a 8-bit action platformer inspired by the original Castlevania.

Final Thoughts

Going to keep it shorter this week as I wanted to start something where I have weekly thoughts about E3 regarding rumors, early leaks, and more.  To kick things off I put out a E3 Predictions & Speculation post yesterday listing and summarizing as many games that I could think of which have some remote possibility of being shown of or revealed for the first time.  It’s possible I may miss some games, which is why I want to keep discussing it some each week in here with updates.  That post essentially functions as a more extensive Cavern Blog and because of its size I didn’t want to stick it down here.

Funnily enough, the day after I added Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate to my list it was officially announced by Capcom so I had to take that one off before I made the final draft live.  That is another reason I wanted to get this up early though as company’s do tend to reveal a lot of their games before E3 since the big publisher press conferences often times don’t have room to fit them into their presentations.

At least one more of those titles is expected to be officially announced as well.  I am of course referring to RAGE 2, which has been teased excessively by Bethesda on Twitter this week to the point that there is no question about what it is unless they have some crazy curve ball trickery going on.

Anyway, look forward to more E3 discussion for the next few weeks leading into E3 in June.