Anime Expo 2018 Preview Recap

We got to try out Jump Force, My Hero's One Justice, and Code Vein at this year's Anime Expo! Check out our impressions and let us know what you think!


This year's Anime Expo sure packed a wallop on the gaming front. Jump Force, My Hero One's Justice, and Code Vein were all playable by eager fans on this year's show floor, each person hungry to learn every last morsel about the titles flickering before their eyes.

Unfortunately, not everyone can make it out to Los Angeles in time for the annual anime convention. Rest assured that we've got you covered, as previews for each game can be found below. As a bonus, check out our impressions on Attack on Titan 3's first episode and our thoughts on the event overall! We hope to see you next year!

AX 2018: Jump Force Preview
Anime Expo 2018 Preview Recap
Right off the bat, upcoming manga/anime brawler Jump Force sounds like the fitting culmination of 50 years of Japanese manga publication Weekly Shonen Jump. The game has a lot going for it in the form of an impressive cast of characters and a unique aesthetic. Unfortunately, the same can't be said of its core gameplay for now. Read the full article here.

AX 2018: My Hero One's Justice Preview
Anime Expo 2018 Preview Recap
My Hero One's Justice seeks to capture the fervor surrounding the breakout shonen anime series in video game form, complete with thrilling action sequences and inspirational heroes kicking all kinds of ass. It's in the making to live up to the legacy the franchise is known for, though remains less than perfect for the time being. Read the full article here.

AX 2018: Code Vein Preview
Anime Expo 2018 Preview Recap

The ultra-stylish, beautifully horrific, over-the-top artistry of Code Vein coveyed itself well to me during my brief hands-on time with the game at this year's Anime Expo. Though gameplay didn't impress me as much as I expected it to, the title is worthy of its comparisons to the Dark Souls franchise, if only for how Code Vein offers a challenge that seamlessly blends with its gothic anime aesthetic. Read the full article here.

BONUS: AX 2018: Attack on Titan Season 3 Premiere Review
Anime Expo 2018 Preview Recap
The third season of highly popular anime series Attack on Titan will leave you on the edge of your seat – so long as you're familiar with the story so far. It starts off with a band, picking up right where we left Eren and his friends last. Needless to say, this is the series at its finest. Read our full article here. 

BONUS: Anime Expo 2018: Bringing the Heat
Anime Expo 2018 Preview RecapPhoto courtesy of LA Weekly 

This year's Anime Expo packed the heat – quite literally. Temperatures boiled above 100 degrees throughout the weekend during early afternoon hours as convention attendees braved the weather to consume as much Japanese entertainment as their minds could handle. It's suffice to say that the effort was well worth it, as the annual event continued to deliver what other gatherings across the country still hope to achieve. Read the full article here.

Let us know what you think of our coverage and look forward to more impressions from some of gaming's premiere events soon! Happy gaming!

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