Summer Game Fest host Geoff Keighley urged fans not to anticipate too much from yesterday’s live-streamed event, which starts off a week of demos and events. Summer Game Fest did, however, manage to sneak in a few surprises and new gameplay for the big games coming out next year. A lot of it also concerned outer space for some reason.
If you missed the show, the most important announcements are listed below.
The Last of Us: Part I
Rumors of a PlayStation 5 remake of the first Last of Us game have circulated for a while. Naughty Dog has completely rebuilt the 2013 survival action game with next-gen graphics and improved gameplay. It’s set to arrive for PS5 on September 2, with a PC version to follow. The multiplayer mode will launch later as a standalone game.
Aliens: Dark Descent
To put it simply, the quality of Alien and Aliens games varies. We also don’t know anything about Aliens: Dark Descent, the franchise’s newest installment. (It’s not related to Frictional’s Amnesia: The Dark Descent, presumably.) It’s a squad-based action game in which you command a troop of Colonial Marines against xenomorphs and an unknown enemy, according to developer Tindalos Interactive. In 2023, the game will be released on current and next-generation PlayStation and Xbox consoles, as well as the PC.
Street Fighter 6
Capcom unveiled gameplay footage for Street Fighter 6 last week at the Sony‘s State of Play. Now we get the first glimpse of how longtime series character Guile handles in the upcoming title. We can expect more Street Fighter 6 footage at Capcom‘s presentation on June 13. Capcom will release the multiplatform game next year.
The Callisto Protocol
The Callisto Protocol, a survival horror game developed by Striking Distance Studios, whose members worked on the original Dead Space, has released a trailer. With goopy monsters, a plasma cutter-like weapon, and terrible death animations for your character, the project appears to heavily mimic Dead Space’s survival horror style. The game will be released on December 2nd, as previously stated.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II
Summer Game Fest shed some light on what we may expect from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, which will be released on October 28th, by displaying a full playthrough of a level. Players board a ship to disable a missile and escape a storm in the video, which highlights the game’s water and wind physics.
Flashback 2, the sequel to a classic PC sidescrolling action game, is now planned to launch sometime this winter on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox, with a Nintendo Switch version coming next year. The new game features the original’s 2D platforming and shooting gameplay with modern graphics, and developers who worked on the first game have returned.
Troy Baker, a well-known gaming voice actor, and Roger Clark, from Red Dead Redemption 2, will provide their voices to Fort Solis, a newly announced game from independent company Fallen Leaf. Fort Solis is a fast-paced narrative game set on a lonely Martian mining outpost, according to Baker. It’s described as a “tight thriller” and “Dead Space meets Duncan Jones’ Moon.” It will be released on Steam, according to the trailer.
Routine debuted in 2012, promising a scary horror atmosphere aboard a spacecraft inhabited by menacing robots. Then, as a rather inexperienced staff attempted to complete it, it was put back year after year. It now has a new trailer, with an unspecified release date for PC, Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One, and Xbox Game Pass.
Frost Giant Studios was created by former Blizzard developers, including StarCraft and Warcraft real-time strategy veterans, and has just released its first game, Stormgate, a sci-fi RTS with demons. Stormgate is meant to “remain true” to the RTS model. However, it is designed to be more accessible, with a free-to-play format that does not include pay-to-win features or crypto tokens. Above is a short trailer for the game.
According to Keighley, the new title Highwater from Wasteland creator Demagog is an “adventure strategy game set in a world ravaged by extreme climate change.” We got a colorful but depressing teaser at Game Fest about characters exploring a flooded metropolis called Alphaville, showing off bits of the game’s an exploration and turn-based fighting.
Marvel’s Midnight Suns
Firaxis Games is a video game publisher. Last year at Gamescom, Marvel’s Midnight Suns was revealed, and now we have an official release date: October 7th. It’s a tactical role-playing game set in the “darker side of the Marvel Universe,” in case you forgot, and you can watch some new footage above.
HoYoverse Honkai: Star Rail & HoYoverse Zenless Zone Zero
Those who can’t get enough of Genshin Impact will be happy to know HoYoverse has just shared more of Honkai: Star Rail and Zenless Zone Zero.
Along with a new trailer, Deep Silver released the full character creator for the upcoming Saints Row reboot. Players can download it for free on the Epic Games Store as well as both generations of Xbox and PlayStation consoles. The full game releases for those platforms on August 23.
Layers of Fears
Bloober Team has confirmed it is working on Layers of Fears, a new “psychedelic horror chronicle” made in Unreal Engine 5 that is pitched as somewhat of a remaster and a sequel that will “build on the foundations” of the original Layers of Fear, Layers of Fear: Inheritance, and Layers of Fear 2. It will also include “an expanded plotline and gameplay direction.”
Gotham Knights: Nightwing Gameplay Trailer
WB Games Montreal stopped by Summer Game Fest to share a new gameplay video of Gotham Knights that stars Nightwing.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge
TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge will officially be released on June 16, 2022. The news was revealed in a new trailer that also confirmed Casey Jones as a playable character and a new six-player mode.
Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course
The long-awaited Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course is almost here as it will be released on June 30. During the Summer Game Fest showcase, we were treated to a look at gameplay from Delicious Last Course starring the new character Ms. Chalice.
Neon White, the stylish card-based shooter/platformer, will be released on June 16, 2022. Developed by Donut County creator Ben Esposito, Neon White will be available on both PC and Nintendo Switch.
Alongside confirming that Amplitude Studios‘ turn-based strategy game Humankind will be coming to PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, and Xbox One on November 4, we also received word of its new DLC, Cultures of Latin America.
Witchfire was first announced at The Game Awards in 2017, but it has gone mostly quiet since then. Now, we’ve received a brand-new look at the first-person shooter game and a promise that it will enter Early Access in the near future.
Goat Simulator 3
Before you go check, there is no Goat Simulator 2. However, that didn’t stop Goat Simulator 3 from being announced with a Dead Island 2 parody trailer. We didn’t see any gameplay, but it looks to feature all the wild antics from gaming’s favorite goats once again.
Warhammer 40,000: Darktide
Warhammer 40,000: Darktide received an extended gameplay trailer at Summer Game Fest that showed off more of the sci-fi follow-up to Warhammer Vermintide.
Despite not featuring much gameplay, we did get a good look at the upcoming One Piece Odyssey game starring Monkey D. Luffy and many of the favorites from the anime.
Nightingale is an upcoming survival game from Aaryn Flynn and Inflexion, and Summer Game Fest gave fans an extended look at the game in action.
Metal: Hellsinger received a new gameplay trailer and showed off more of the music-based rhythm shooter that has music from such heavy metal legends as System of a Down.
Warframe The Duviri Paradox
Warframe‘s universe is about to get much bigger as its Duviri Paradox open-world expansion is on its way. We received a new trailer at Summer Game Fest and a promise that more info will arrive next month.
See a new take on a dystopian future in American Arcadia.
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