ARTICLE: PC Gaming Show 2020 Recap

Jun
30

ARTICLE: PC Gaming Show 2020 Recap

Persona 4 Golden PC port, let’s head out boys.

While we may not have E3 this year, and the only word on next year’s being that they’re working on a reimagined event, that doesn’t mean that the regular shows won’t go on. This year the PC Gaming Show included skits featuring a robot, interviews after the studio’s game was shown, and a couple of games that are new EGS Exclusives. To be honest, this show could have been better without the skits as it seemed rushed at times (in terms of actually showing off games) as some games didn’t have any breathing room like some were cut off way to soon to show the release/if they had a beta signup open and Gloomwood’s trailer was completely forgotten about and shown after the credits. Anyway, here are all the games featured so you won’t have to watch:

  • Valheim is a viking survival and exploration game set in a fantasy world inspired by norse mythology and viking culture. There is no release window as of yet, but you can sign up for the beta now.
  • Ooblets now has a release window of sometime in the Summer where it’ll be releasing in Early Access. This is an EGS Exclusive.
  • Torchlight 3 has now released as an Early Access title on Steam. Max Schaefer joined in for an interview to talk about how it ties into the other games, how it compares to them, the classes, how forts are integrated (you’ll run into other player’s forts or even your own when enter Passages and be able to use their recipes/enchanting table), and how the pet system was expanded.
  • Elite Dangerous: Odyssey is a space simulation MMO that is set into a one-to-one creation of our own Milky Way where players can forge their own path. This DLC is set to arrive early 2021 on Steam, Xbox One, and PS4. Piers Jackson also joined for an interview on what to expect when the game drops (like being able to explore planets and interact with the environment).
  • Persona 4 Golden PC port is on Steam. That’s it. I highly recommend picking this one up if you haven’t already by the time this goes up. Now you don’t need to buy a PSVita to play this one.
  • In Sound Mind is a new psychological horror game that sets out to challenge the player’s expectations as you explore a series of unsettling memories deep within your mind. It is set to release next year on next gen consoles and on Steam (where you can play the demo now).
  • Airborne Kingdom is a flying city builder that blends management with exploration as these landscapes won’t let you stay in one place for too long. This is set to release sometime this fall as an EGS Exclusive
  • Dwarfheim is a cooperative real time strategy game where your team of three players can split up the work to achieve victory. This has a release window of fall of this year.
  • New Blood Interactive showcased their line-up of their games that includes Dusk (which now has mod support for mod.io and Moddb with Steam Workshop support coming soon once it reaches a stable state to get out of the Alpha phase), Amid Evil (now with RTX), Maximum Action (coming with new levels and features), Unfortunate Spacemen (which is now free to play), Ultrakill, Faith, and Gloomwood.
  • Humankind is a historical strategy game where you can create unique civilizations. You can join the dev team to help the development or wait until it releases next year.
  • Icarus is multiplayer co-operative survival game where you try to survive on an alien planet. It’s going to be free to play when it releases. Dean Hall joined in for an interview to talk about how it’s different from other survival games and to reassure that Icarus won’t be abandoned.
  • Evil Genius 2 is a satirical spy-fi lair builder where you’re the evil mastermind constructing your own evil base, training your minions, defending your operations from losers (oh I mean the Forces of Justice), and achieve world domination. This will come out sometime this year on Steam. You can sign up on their website for a free soundtrack and a free in-game item.
  • Godfall showed some PC gameplay and is going to release on the PS5 and is going be an EGS Exclusive on the PC when it releases this holiday.
  • Prodeus is an old first person shooter reimagined with modern techniques. This is set to release in Early Access sometime this fall.
  • Fae Tactics puts you in the shoes of Peony, a young magic user, on her journey across a world filled with danger and mystery. This turn-based tactical game will release on Steam sometime this summer.
  • Carto is a top-down puzzler coming this fall.
  • Project Wingman is a jet fighter game featuring RPG elements that will fly into Steam this summer.
  • Command & Conquer Remastered Collection got a message from Joe Kucan “Kane” to tell viewers that it was recently released and thank gamers for keeping it alive.
  • Blankos Bloc Party is where you play as vinyl toys inhabiting a world that you can design and build games and hang out with friends. You can sign up for their beta today.
  • Everspace 2 is a fast-paced space shooter with deep exploration and RPG elements set to release in Early Access this December.
  • Inkulinati, a turn based strategy game with medieval animals, showed off a new trailer to help boost their Kickstarter (which has led them to now being able to release it on the Nintendo Switch).
  • Total War: Troy is going to let you experience different versions of how this battle went down during the Trojan War. This is going to be releasing as an EGS Exclusive August 13.
  • Remnant: From the Ashes is getting a new DLC called Subject 2923 soon where you’re going to discover the origins of The Dreamers and how they connect to the Root.
  • Mafia: Definitive Edition is a ground-up remake from the 2002 release and is now available for pre-order. This will release on August 28. Though, if you have the Mafia 2/3 Definitive Editions, or just want to get all three together, you can buy the Mafia Trilogy package.
  • Rogue Lords is a dark fantasy roguelike where you play as the Devil guiding famous evil geniuses in events and turn-based combat. This is set to release next year on PS4, XBox One, and Steam.
  • Unexplored 2: The Wayfarer’s Legacy is a roguelite action RPG where you leave the Dungeon of Doom behind to explore the world and destroy the Staff of Yendor. It’s set to release in 2022 as an EGS Exclusive, but you can sign up for the upcoming Beta now.
  • Dauntless: Call of the Void is setting players to unravel a mystery surrounding an ancient civilization. This is out now for Dauntless players.
  • Among Trees is a survival sandbox where you explore a world filled with beasts. This is now available as an Early Access game as an EGS Exclusive.
  • Potionomics puts you in the shoes of a witch that’s trying to keep her shop open. It looks like this title is going to mix deckbuilding with its bartering system.
  • Mortal Shell, a game where you occupy the bodies of defeated warriors, showed off a trailer and some gameplay footage. This is an EGS Exclusive coming sometime this year.
  • ShadowMan Remastered is now in development.
  • Tripwire Interactive’s John Gibson came on for an interview to talk about Killing Floor 2’s Perilous Plunder update, Chivalry 2’s cross-play, and Maneater.
  • EGS got a featured section to show off trailers coming to their store which included Mortal Shell, Unexplored 2, Tony Hawks Pro Skaters 1+2 (releasing Sept 4), Dauntless, Super Meatboy Forever (coming this year), Among Trees, Twin Mirror (DONTNOD’s new game coming this year), Surgeon Simulator 2 (coming this Aug), Ooblets, Phantom Brigade (coming next year), Airborne Kingdom, Iron Harvest (releasing AUg 1), Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla (coming this holiday), and Godfall.
  • Blightbound is a three player dungeon crawler where you and your friends can explore various dungeons. This will release as an Early Access title on Steam later this year.
  • Shadows of Doubt a detective stealth game set in a sci-fi noir city.
  • The Forgotten City puts you in an ancient Roman utopia filled with people, mysteries, and moral choices.
  • Paradise Killer is a first person open world mystery where you play an investifation freak called Lady Love Dies.
  • Haven is a RPG about two lovers that escaped to lost planet. You’ll be able to control both, or play with a friend, as you try to survive. This is set to release sometime this year.
  • Cartel Tycoon is a narrative-driven drug empire simulator where you try to escape the doomed fate of a drug lord drunk on power. This will release later this year, but you can try out the demo now.
  • Trash Sailors is a hand drawn survival sailing game that’s co-op up to four players where you try to create a raft made up of trash to survive a flood. This will be coming soon this year.
  • Cris Tales is an indie love letter to past rpgs that let you experience past, present, and future simultaneously. We finally have a release date of November 17, but you can play the demo right now if you can’t wait.
  • Alaloth: Champions of the Four Kingdoms is a fast past action RPG inspired by classics like Baulder’s Gate and Pillars of Eternity. The release window for this one is sometime this year.
  • Weird West is a top-down action RPG where you try to survive in a dark fantasy reimagining of the Wild West. Raphael Colantonio came on for an interview to talk about what Weird West exactly is, how they’re working with the different perspective, and how players can shape their character as the game goes on.
  • Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town is a farming RPG sim. If you ever played Harvest Moon (which, Story of Seasons actually is, just under a different name) or the Rune Factory spin off series (except no combat), you’ll be right at home. This is set to release on July 14 on both Steam and the Nintendo Switch.
  • New World is a new open world MMO set on the fictional and supernatural island on Aeternum in the 17th century. You can sign up for the closed beta now (which will happen on July 23), but you can secure your spot if you pre-order the game. This is set to release on August 25.
  • Twin Mirror is DONTNOD’s new psychological thriller that follows an investigative journalist named Sam as he returns to his home town. This is an EGS Exclusive.
  • Metal Hellsinger is a rhythm FPS where you have to battle through eight Hells. This will be coming out next year.
  • Dungeon of Naheulbeuk: The Amulet of Chaos is a silly tactical RPG featuring a group of adventures searching dungeons for treasure. This is set to release sometime later this year.
  • Red Sails puts you with the task of rescuing your clan as well as those you come across along the way in a world where the world isn’t covered in water, but in sand.
  • Surgeon Simulator 2 is, well, a simulation game where you’re a surgeon. It looks like this is going to add multiplayer, customization (for both your character and the hospital) and the ability to run around before and during surgery. This is an EGS Exclusive dropping in August. Marc Pick came on for an interview to talk about how this is different from the first game and how they’re going for a Willy Wonka-esque vibe.
  • The Last Campfire is Hello Games’ new game about a lost ember trapped in a puzzling place. This is now an EGS Exclusive that’s set to release this summer.
  • Escape From Tarkov is going to get a new map and an interview with Nikita Buyanov gave information on how this game is different from others (it’s ore about true survival), how this new map is going to be the biggest and most detailed location yet, and how a lot of new features will be coming this year.
  • The Outlast Trials is another addition to the Outlast series that’s going to let you play alone or up to four friends as you guys try to survive the twisted, sadistic, and bizarre experiments of the Murkoff Corporation. This is set to release next year.

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