Geoff Keighley is back to fill that void where E3 once was. In lieu of a weeklong event in the heart of Los Angeles, Keighley has stepped in and set up to entertain the masses and give millions of viewers from around the world a first look at the upcoming games coming over the next year.
In the lead up to Street Fighter 6,Capcom has unveiled some returning characters coming to the game.
Favourites like Guile will be in the game in addition to Ryu, Luke, Jamie, and Chun-Li. More characters will be revealed over the coming months.
Street Fighter 6 is launching sometime in 2023 for Xbox Series X & S, PS4, PS5, and PC.
Aliens: Dark Descent
Aliens: Dark Descent is a new game set in the Aliens franchise in 2023. Focus Entertainment is working with 20th Century on this project and we’re learning it is a single-player, squad-based action game.
Tindalos Interactive will develop and they said you can recruit a squad of Marines, and rack up an arsenal of weapons, armour, and abilities to explore. Enemies will adapt their attacks based on your actions and will hunt you down. Players will also work on gathering resources to fix the stranded Otago spacecraft while upgrading your tech.
The Callisto Protocol
The co-creator of the Dead Space series Glen Schofield was on hand during Summer Game Fest to reveal our first look at The Callisto Protocol. With Krafton helping publish the game, we get a pretty gory look at the game set on one of Jupiter’s dead moons. The first trailer shown was an extended trailer from last week’s State of Play event.
Following that was a new gameplay demo that showed some of the mechanics and how Jacob handles as he works his way through Black Iron Prison — if you think the gameplay looks familiar then you’re not wrong and it looks like a worthwhile spiritual successor to Dead Space.
The demo we say was set on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico on a cargo ship filled with weapons that could spark a global conflict. Picking up and playing as Task Force 141, the team heads out based on Intel which shows missiles on board. With the helpSoap, Ghost, and Mexican Special Forces Operator Alejandro the team heads off to face new enemies.
A sequel to the 1992 classic game, Flashback is coming later this year. Nearly three decades later and publisher Microïds is stepping in to work on a sequel.
After defeating the Master Brain in Flashback, the sequel once again puts Conrad and his allies up against the Morphs, a species set to ruin all of civilization. Flashback 2 comes from Paul Cuisset and Microïds Lyon and introduces a new storyline with new puzzles and more as players visit Neo Washingon and Neo Tokyo.
Witchfire is a new dark fantasy FPS title from the Astronauts that is coming to early access on the Epic Games Store. Armed with some impressive and strange weapons with a focus on pagan magic, Witchfire is described as a dark fantasy roguelike from the minds of Painkiller, Bulletstorm, and The Vanishing of Ethan Carter.
A new game from Fallen Leaf Studio was revealed and it is aiming for high production value but from a smaller studio. Co-developed with Black Drakkar Games, Fort Solis stars Troy Baker (The Last of Us), and Roger Clark (Red Dead Redemption 2). It is set on the far side of Mars where engineer Jack Leary responds to a routine alarm. This is where Leary enters Fort solid and discovers the base to be empty and without any staff. As the night unfolds, Leary begins to see events unravel and the mystery of Fort Solis unfolds.
Revealed during Summer Game Fest, Routine is being published by Raw Fury and developer Lunar Software has recruited Mick Gordon to score the soundtrack. A new description appeared online saying: “Routine is a first-person sci-fi horror game. Set inside an abandoned Lunar base designed around an 80’s vision of the future, players will explore the decrepit station looking for answers about the events that unfolded there. Armed only with a Cosmonaut Assistance Tool (C.A.T.), to interact with the various computer systems, players must navigate whatever unknown dangers still remain.”
Lunar Software revealed that Routine has gone through a reboot with the development team saying many things impacted the delay. “As we were approaching what we believed to be the end of development, we were finding more and more things that we weren’t happy with that negatively impacted the experience. We had worked on the project for 5 years at that point and simply couldn’t release it as it was,” says a note from the team. “We were surviving on an extremely tight budget. The financial stress began taking a toll on us, especially as we realized we needed to work on things for longer. Routine at this point became a part-time project as we had to work on other jobs/projects to stay afloat”
Thankfully Raw Fury was able to step in and land a hand, leading to today’s premiere at Summer Game Fest.
Stormgate is a new free-to-play RTS game from Frost Giant Studios, which is from former Blizzard employees who previously worked on StarCraft II and Warcraft III. Described as an “ever-evolving story through thrilling campaign missions where sci-fi and fantasy collide,” players can enjoy the game solo or cooperatively.
You can battle opponents in 1v1 ladders, team up with friends to challenge the AI, and even use the in-game editor to build your own game. Stormgate is built in Unreal Engine 5, allowing hundred of units to be displayed in-game and in 4K.
One Piece Odyssey is an RPG project filled with the unique elements of adventure from One Piece that has been highly desired by fans. This project has been in the works for many years so that fans can truly touch the world of One Piece and now is ready to be unveiled!
Developer ILCA and Bandai Namco debuted a new trailer at Summer Game Fest but did not announce a release date.
High Water is a new game from Rogue Games and Demagog Studio. Set in a world ravaged by climate change, the turn-based strategy game is set in the same world featured in Golf Club: Wasteland and The Cub. In the flooded region of Hightower amid the Great Climate Catastrophe, there are two dry regions including the ravaged land of War Zone and the fortified city of Alphaville, where the rich live in walled communities.
As Nikos, you’ll go on a journey meeting friends along the way while trying to sneak onto a rocket primed for Mars.
“Highwater thrusts players into a stunning vision of a climate change apocalypse and then challenges them to survive the aftermath,” said Rogue Games CEO Matt Casamassina. “Players will explore half-sunk cities via boat. Scavenge for supplies on foot. Team up with allies. Fight foes. And it all comes together with a surprisingly warm storyline.”
The game is set to release in 2022.
American Arcadiais a game set in the future where everything is broadcasted live 24/7 and the audience votes. If someone gets a downvote, they have to run for their lives. Publisher Raw Fury was on hand at Summer Game Fest to show a new trailer to the public from Out of the Blue Games.
You play as two characters with one living in the city broadcasting 24/7. The show has been airing for decades and has a Truman Show vibe to the story as countless people watch the residents of the retro-futuristic metropolis. Most people are safe and as long as the audience likes you, you have nothing to worry about, that is unless you’re Trevor Hills.
Trevor is average with an uninteresting life and that may lead to his demise. With the help of a mysterious voice, Trevor needs to make his way through the city and get backstage and escape.
The game will also be at Tribeca Game Festival but has no release date at this moment.
Goat Simulator 3
A new entry in the Goat Simulator series has been announced from Coffee Stain Studios. The trailer may look familiar to those still waiting on Dead Island 2 as it takes inspiration directly from the missing-in-action game from Techland.
“Since the release of the first Goat Simulator, it’s come to our attention that it did not really represent reality and how it actually feels to be a goat,” said Santiago Ferrero, creative director at Coffee Stain North. “So for the past couple of years, we’ve been doing some googling, and I am pleased to say: we’ve made it. Goat Simulator 3 is by far the greatest goat experience out there. Is it worth the money? Who knows. But will you regret it? Probably.”
The game is set on San Angora and allows players to roam free as goats bent on destroying everything. In an added twist, up to four players can roam around the island and you can even customize the look of your goat by adding gear to your head, feet, body, and even horns.
Goat Simulator 3 is launching this Fall for PC (via Epic Games Store), Xbox Series X & S, and PS5.
Marvel’s Midnight Suns
A new trailer and release have been announced for the upcoming, Marvel’s Midnight Suns. The game will also feature Venom and Spider-Man, voiced by Yuri Lowenthal, who voiced the character in Insomniac’s Marvel’s Spider-Man.
Lilith and her demonic horde have been unleashed and want to restore Hydra to its former glory. You play as The Huner as you lead a team of superheroes to the dark and supernatural side of Marvel. The trailer shows Iron Man, Doctor Strange, Blade, Venom, Spider-Man and more team up to stop Lilith.
The preview above shows Ms. Chalice working her way through one of the new stages. After several delays and a Netflix show, The Delicious Last Course arrives on June 30.
Wonder People and Oscase Mike Studio had a new trailer for Super People out at Summer Game Fest. The battle royale is getting an open beta beginning today and is coming to PC.
Inflexion Games brought a new trailer to Summer Game Fest for the upcoming fantasy game Nightingale.
Nightingale is a first-person, player-versus-environment, open-world survival crafting game played solo or cooperatively with friends. Build, craft, fight, and explore as you venture through mystical portals into a variety of amazing and fantastical realms.
You are stranded beyond our world, cut off by the collapse of the arcane portal network. This catastrophe has left you fighting to survive in a labyrinth of beautiful and dangerous Fae realms.
Your goal: become a skilled Realmwalker, and navigate the web of transdimensional portals. Only then can you discover your way to the magical city of Nightingale, the last known bastion of humanity.
Warhammer 40,000: Darktide
Fight together with your friends against hordes of enemies in this new Warhammer 40,000 experience. From the developers of the best-selling and award-winning co-op action franchise Vermintide, Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is a visceral four-player co-op action game set in the hive city of Tertium.
Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is set to launch on September 13, 2022.
WB Montreal had a new trailer for Gotham Knights with the focus being on Nightwing, the former and first Robin.
The video shows some of the acrobatic moves Dick Grayson yields in battle, some of the costumes and upgrades you can apply to Nightwing and a look at his weapons including his batons and glider.
Gotham Knights launches on October 25, 2022.
Volition and Deep Silver released Saints Row: Boss Factory, a free character creator available today.
From The Outsiders and Funcom comes Metal: Hellsinger and it is launching on September 15, 2022.
It is described as a first-person rhythm shooter where you play as The Unknown. You tear through levels of Hell against the backdrop of metal music. Hellsinger features Matt Heafy (Trivium), Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy), Randy Blythe (Lamb of God), Tatiana Shmayluk (Jinjer), and many more.
A demo is available today.
Sega and Amplitude Studios showcased a new trailer at Summer Game Fest today for Humankind.
Both the Cultures of Latine America and Bolivar update are available today for PC.
Furthermore, Aspyr is bringing the game to console on November 4, 2022.“As big fans of Humankind, we’re ecstatic to partner with SEGA and Amplitude to bring this amazing game to new audiences,” said Aspyr’s Michael Blair in a press release. “With our history in this space, we know that we’ll be able to deliver a deep strategy experience that really shines on consoles.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder
As part of Summer Game Fest, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge had a new trailer on-hand and a reveal to go alongside it: Casey Jones is playable and 6-player multiplayer is coming.
The real kicker is that Shredder’s Revenge is launching on June 16, 2022, and coming to Xbox Game Pass.
Honkai: Star Rail
Developer miHoYo had two games to showcase at Summer Game Fest with the first being Honkai: Star Rail.
In this universe, there are the “Aeons,” incarnations of universal principles that are able to freely travel between infinite worlds using some kind of primitive force. The galaxy is packed with worlds that have unique landscapes and stories; the “Aeons” roaming the universe uphold their own beliefs, among whom there is the “Destruction,” who regards the universe as a fallacy and civilization as cancer, casting seeds of ruin called “Stellarons” across the galaxy.
Zenless Zone Zero
The second game fro miHoYo was Zenless Zone Zero, a new game that was recently announced.
Zenless Zone Zero is a brand-new game IP set in a post-apocalyptic metropolitan city. It features an engaging story with a futuristic art style, distinctive characters, and an exhilarating action-orientated combat system. Players will play the role of a “Proxy” and embark on an adventure with a diverse group of partners to conquer the unknown enemies and unravel the mysteries in New Eridu—the last shelter for urban civilization.
Amidst the glimmer of neon lights, technological advancement causes humans to be consumed by commercial convenience. In the shadows, a war between the Yatagarasu and the Phantom Society is brewing, Devil Summoners who harness the otherworldly powers of “Demons”.
Existing in the secret sea of humanity’s data, a digital hivemind has evolved into sentience: Aion. Observing humankind from afar, Aion calculates that a world-ending disaster is imminent and creates two agents to combat against it: Ringo and Figue.
Soul Hackers 2 launches on August 26, 2022.
Layers of Fears
Bloober Team is back with Layers of Fears — described as a new game built on the foundations of Layers of Fear, Layers of Fear: Inheritance, and Layers of Fear 2
Developed in Unreal Engine 5, the game will include Ray Tracing, HDR, 4K, and more.
The Last of Us Multiplayer
Neil Druckmann joined Geoff Keighley at Summer Game fest to reveal a bit about what Naughty Dog is working on.
“What I can tell you is that this game is big—it’s as big as any of the single-player games that we’ve done, and in some ways bigger. It’s got a story—the way we’re telling that story is very unique to this game. It’s got a brand new cast of characters—it takes place in another place, another part of the United States… and it’s really cool. It’s being headed by Vinit Agarwal, Anthony Newman, and Joseph Pettinati—all veterans of Uncharted and The Last of Us—and you’re going to see a lot more of this game come next year.”
The Last of Us Part I
After being leaked, Naughty Dog unveiled their remake of the first The Last of Us.
The title was built from the ground up for PS5 and takes full advantage of the DualSense and other PS5 features.
The Last of Us: Part I is coming to PS5 on September 2nd, 2022 and the PC version is currently in development with no release date yet.
Naughty Dog is also working on a new multiplayer game based on their Factions mode from the first The Last of Us game. More about that game will be announced in 2023.