ARTICLE: Gamescom Opening Night Live Recap

ARTICLE: Gamescom Opening Night Live Recap

Take a drink every time you’re reminded that they’ll show Fall Guys and Ratchet & Clank

Gamescom is coming at us with even more games to look forward to, sneak peaks at what already announced games will play like, and a look into future updates. Here are all the upcoming games that were announced or shown off during Gamescom:

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
    A sequel to the first Black Ops game is coming out and will be taking place during the height of the Cold War (1981). Familiar faces will be showing up, player choice/freedom is being injected into CoD, you’ll be able to create your own character, a campaign that is promised to be shaped by your choices (with multiple endings), and optional objectives during missions. The multiplayer will be revealed later in September, but you can pick this game up on November 13.
  • Unknown 9: Awakening
    Unknown 9 follows the story of Haruna who, while trying to survive on the streets of India, found out that she has powers that can help her survive as she can slow down time and see the follow-through of their actions. After meeting her mentor, she’ll be able to access and unlock the mysterious of a hidden dimension known as The Fold. Based on their website, the Unknown 9 universe already has books, comics, and a podcast out if you can’t wait to dive right in.
  • Doom Eternal: The Ancient Gods Part 1
    A campaign expansion is coming to Doom Eternal. The first part to The Ancient Gods expansion will pick up right where the story campaign ended and will reveal that the Doom Slayer’s destruction has shook Heaven and Hell out of balance. It’ll be up to you to make an even bigger mess to clean up this mess. Doom Eternal players will be able to pick this up on October 20.
  • Dragon Age 4
    Basically, Dragon Age 4 is in early development and the company is reflecting on their 25th anniversary. Concept art and early footage of some scenery was shown off.
  • Surgeon Simulator 2
    Out now on EGS, footage of livestreamers playing it were shown. It’s basically like the prequel, but this time you have a full body to control, have an entire hospital to explore, and you can play with your friends.
  • Bridge Constructor: The Walking Dead
    So just like with Portal, we’re getting a crossover with Bridge Constructor and The Walking Dead. No game footage was shown, well unless this is going to be part FMV like the Steam page screenshots suggests, but you can guess that this is going to be a bridge construction game where you have to get vehicles safely across bridges without zombies getting to them first. By the looks of the featured artwork, familiar faces from the show will show up in this game. This is slated to release later this year.
  • Sam and Max: This Time It’s Virtual
    Sam and Max is coming back for another adventure, this time for VR.
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
    Be ready to set your feet in WoW’s land of the dead where different factions rule over different aspects of the afterlife. A story trailer follows Uther’s death and Devos of the Ascended Kyrian faction who ferry the souls of the dead. Wow players can pre-purchase this expansion now in anticipation of the October 27 release date.
  • Warharmmer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground
    Storm Ground will be a turn based strategy game where you’ll be able to take control of a customizable warrior team, lock into fast-paced tactical battles, overcome the odds as you progress through the non-linear story. You can pre-purchase the game now, but it doesn’t have a known release date yet other than it’ll be coming out next year.
  • Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time
    The Crash Bandicoot team showed off a new level style called Flashback Tapes. Flashback Tapes will be a peak back into the 90s when Crash and Coco were being tested on before the first game and will have the player go through puzzle rooms. These levels will have to be collected in the level without dying to get access to them. You’ll be able to play this game on October 2.
  • Teardown
    Developed on a game engine that Tuxedo Labs made themselves, Teardown will put you in a fully destructible world built with the voxel artstyle. This will launch in early access sometime this year.
  • Little Nightmares 2
    We finally get a look at the Little Nightmares sequel and a release date of February 11. It looks like this game will focus on a boy wearing a paper bag, named Mono who teams up with Six to discover the dark secret of The Signal Tower. The locations players will be running through is a forest, a house, an alleyway, a school, and a hospital. It also looks like some new mechanics will be featured such as traveling through televisions.
  • WWE 2l Battlegrounds
    Battlegrounds is going to be an over the top arcade action game where you’ll be able to play as your favorite WWE star and battle it out with others in an interactive world. You can pre-purchase this game now or buy it when it comes out on September 13.
  • Star Wars: Squadrons
    Get ready to switch between piloting for the New Republic and the Galactic Empire through the story (set after Episode 6) as well as head online to engage in 5v5 battles. One of the early imperial missions was shown off where you have to rescue Agent Thorne. You’ll be able to pick this up on October 2.
  • The Sims 4 Star Wars: Journey to Batuu
    So Sims 4 is getting a Star Wars content pack. Looks like you’ll be able to give your Sims a lightsaber and send them out to Batuu on a ship. You’ll be able to choose between siding with the Resistance or the First Order. Or just build up areas yourself and make up your own story. Will this actually be a content pack that will satisfy players or will it be disappointing just like the others? We’ll see on September 8. Though taking a quick look at the subreddit already shows players are already disappointed that this was the announcement.
  • 12 Minutes
    12 Minutes, a game where you’ll be reliving a 12 minute time loop, now has voice acting and the trailer shown here was to show them off.
  • Override 2: Super Mech League
    I hope you’ve been wanting a game where you play as a gigantic robot fighting other gigantic robots because Override 2 has your back. This will be releasing in December, but there will be another announcement about a crossover in September.
  • Lemnis Gate
    This will be a turn-based multiplayer strategy FPS game all centered around a 25 second time loop. You’ll have to study and outsmart your opponent to change the timeline and survive. This is set to come out next year.
  • Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
    Do you love Legos, Star Wars, and, more specifically, other Lego games? Well there’s a Lego Star Wars game coming out soon that is going to follow the Skywalker Saga. There’s no confirmed release date yet, but it’s set to release sometime next year.
  • Struggling
    Get ready to struggle in this co-op physics based platformer as you take control of a misshapened, fleshy being that’s trying to survive in a world that is constantly trying to kill him. You can pick this game up now.
  • Age of Empires 3: Definitive Edition
    With the last Age of Empires game to remaster, you’ll finally be able to pick this one up on October 15 to command civilizations, challenge players online, play through previously released expansions, and jump into the new content containing two new game modes and two new civilizations.
  • Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope
    Four college students and their teacher find themselves trapped in an abandoned town and must find a way to escape the nightmarish apparitions that pursue them through the fog hanging over them. Get ready to witness terrifying visions of the past on October 29.
  • Chorus: Rise as One
    Coming out next year, Chorus is a space sim where you’ll follow Nara, an ace pilot, and her sentient ship on their quest for redemption. You’ll be able to explore various locations, engage in zero-g combat, unlock devastating weapons, and wield mind-bending abilities.
  • Fall Guys: Season 2
    While Season 2 is still a little over a month off, the Fall Guys devs wanted to give a sneak peak at what Season 2 will look like. Looks like Season 2 will be centered around medieval aesthetics.
  • Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond
    A VR game exclusive to the Oculus set in World War 2, you’ll play as an agent of the OSS in Europe where you’ll be sabotaging Nazi bases and enemy plans, aiding the French Resistence, and more.
  • Spellbreak
    I hope you have room for another battle royale game. Spellbreak is a new, free to play, upcoming battle royale game landing September 3 where you’ll wield two out of six elements, an extra rune ability, the ability to jump and levitate, and the usual looting chests to upgrade your armor, gauntlets, and abilities. As someone that
  • Turrican Anthology Collection
    Including all three Amiga Turrican games plus the SNES and Megadrive versions, you’ll finally be able to replay or discover the series much more easily. A new remastered soundtrack has been added (don’t worry you can switch back to the original) and you gan pre-order the physical edition at Strictly Limited.
  • Destiny 2: Beyond Light
    A new expansion is coming to Destiny 2 on November 10. In Beyond Light, you’ll be visiting Europa, a frozen tundra, where you’ll embrace the darkness to wield the new ice-themed Stasis subclass.
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
    Closing off Opening Night Live, we got a look at an uninterrupted demo gameplay footage of the upcoming Ratchet & Clank game where you’ll be using rifts to your advantage. Though, it’s pretty close to the gameplay footage we already seen.


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