Walmart Canada recently listed a ton of unannounced sequels on its website and might have potentially spoiled a few major announcements for E3 2018.
Sequels listed include Splinter Cell, Just Cause 4, Borderlands 3, Gears of War 5, Lego DC Villains, Rage 2, an untitled Assassin’s Creed sequel, and Forza Horizons 5 [sic].
These listings were captured by Twitter user Wario64, as seen below:
Walmart CA listings https://t.co/MhwlNGn6s1
Just Cause 4
Dragon Quest 2 (PS4/XBO)
LEGO DC Villans
Gears of War 5
Forza Horizons 5
Assassin’s Creed pic.twitter.com/TF0mxnxkES
— Wario64 (@Wario64) May 9, 2018
The first several titles definitely seem like realistic additions to their respective series. A new Splinter Cell game has been hinted at multiple times, most recently in a timed Ghost Recon Wildlands event starring series protagonist Sam Fisher. Likewise, Borderlands 3 has been rumored for ages and Xbox chief Phil Spencer already confirmed that we’d be getting Gears of War 5 at some point. Just Cause 4, Rage 2, and Lego DC Villains, while not popular in the rumor cycle, seem plausible enough as well.
However, a few of the titles on the list are causing us to raise our eyebrows in a suspicious manner. First of all, not only is Forza Horizon 5 listed with an incorrect plural, but Xbox hasn’t even announced Forza Horizon 4 yet. This could just be a massive brain fart from whoever updates the Walmart Canada online catalogue, but it’s definitely odd nonetheless.
The Assassin’s Creed sequel also seems a bit premature. Assassin’s Creed Origins just released in October 2017, and while it’s possible that Ubisoft may announce a new Assassin’s Creed at E3 2018 given how that series’ workflow is handled, it’s unlikely that we’ll get anything in the way of concrete details like a title, setting, or especially gameplay in a few short weeks.
Perhaps most confusing is a listing for Dragon Quest 2 as an Xbox One title. It’s possible that title was supposed to be Dragon Quest 12, but it seems unlikely that any game in the Dragon Quest series would come to Xbox One.
Walmart Canada either knows something we don’t, or it’s simply covering all its bases in case of an onslaught of announcements at E3 2018. Either way, we’ll find out soon enough, as E3 2018 kicks off in just a few short weeks.