Gamescom 2022’s Opening Night Live event aired last night, kicking off several days of frantic reporting from the German city of Cologne. With two hours and a handful of games and announcements, some of them quite surprising, in this article, you will find everything that was taught, along with their respective trailers.
The stream kicked off with the announcement and first trailer for Everywhere, the first game from the new studio founded by former Rockstar North frontman and Grand Theft Auto producer Leslie Benzies. It’s not what we expected, with a mixture of Fortnite, Roblox, car racing, and the metaverse. Everywhere will be released in 2023 on platforms yet to be confirmed.
Although we knew that Funcom was working on an online Dune game, it was finally officially announced Dune: Awakening, an open-world survival MMO set on Arrakis. The first trailer is a CGI, but it already leaves clues to its fidelity to the Frank Herbert universe and its commitment to the aesthetics of the recent and successful film adaptation by Denis Villeneuve.
Sony’s only announcement for Gamescom is the new DualSense Edge, a customizable wireless controller for advanced PlayStation 5 players that seems like the Japanese company’s response to proposals such as Microsoft’s Elite controller for Xbox and PC.
The Callisto Protocol is one of the most anticipated video games of December 2022. Glen Schofield took the stage to talk a little more about the spiritual successor to Dead Space and to show a new trailer with gore, lots of gore.
Hexworks Studio announced a Lords of the Fallen reboot, to be called… The Lords of the Fallen. The tremendous success of Elden Ring and the increasing popularity of soulslike is, without a doubt, a powerful claim to bet on the mixture of action RPGs and fantastic worlds.
Changing the tone, Team17 showed Moving Out 2, scheduled for 2023. As you can deduce from the name, it is a crazy multiplayer in which we must make changes.
After confirming its delay until February 10, 2023, Warner Bros. Games showed a new trailer for Hogwarts Legacy.
Randy Pitchford, who does not miss one, took the stage to officially announce – although Amazon had leaked it days before – New Tales from the Borderlands. The best thing is that you won’t have to wait long to enjoy this new adventure, because it will be available next October.
Another leaked name was Bloody Ties, the Dying Light 2 story DLC. It will also arrive in October, betting, in this case, on a setting with gladiators in the middle of the zombie apocalypse.
Much like Gamescom and the German public, Tortuga: A Pirate’s Tale showed its trailer with pirates and naval combat.
Another game shown briefly with an ad was Team 17’s Marauders.
Before Opening Night Live, Bungie held their event to show the first details of Eclipse, the next expansion for Destiny 2. It will arrive at the end of February 2023, and the trailer was shown again at the German event.
Sega also made an appearance to confirm the leak that ensured that Sonic Frontiers would be published on November 8 and, by the way, show a new trailer.
French developer Parallel Studio announced Under the Waves, an aquatic adventure they describe as “a love letter to the ocean.” Visually it is quite spectacular, and Quantic Dream will publish it.
Goat Simulator 3 showed off a wacky new trailer, gearing up for its November 17 release.
One of the most anticipated games of the year already has a date! Return to Monkey Island, the closure to Ron Gilbert’s graphic adventure trilogy, is coming to PC and Nintendo Switch on September 19 (ironically, World Talk Like a Pirate Day). Also, the new trailer, starring Stan, is hilarious.
Popular writer Brandon Sanderson is collaborating with Unknown Worlds, the creators of Subnautica, on Moonbreaker. Early Access will kick off at the end of September, and it’s a cross between Hearthstone and XCOM. Doesn’t sound bad.
One of the most talented Spanish studios, Brainwash Gang, presented Friends vs Friends, a curious mixture of a first-person shooter with a card deck-building game. We will have to follow him closely.
Lies of P looks very promising and has a very original approach. Pinocchio’s Bloodborne (yes, we’re not kidding) is coming out next year, premiere on Xbox Game Pass launch day.
Early Access for Stranded: Alien Dawn will begin in October. To celebrate, new trailer.
The creators of The Surge, Deck13, have announced their next project. It’s called Atlas Fallen, an action RPG set in a fantasy world that will be published in 2023.
Good news! Blackbird Interactive confirmed that Homeworld 3, the sequel to the classic sci-fi real-time strategy RTS, is still alive. It will be published in the first half of 2023 and promises to be one of the PC games of the year.
A look at Genshin Update 3.0, released today, August 24.
Continuing with the HoYoVerse, look at the upcoming tactical RPG Honkai: Star Rail.
High on Life, from Squanch Games, is one of the best-looking games seen at Opening Night Live. Justin Roiland, the creator of Rick and Morty, has participated in its development, and it looks as crazy as it is fun. The new trailer shows off a boss fight and, of course, the talking guns.
Owlchemy Labs unveiled its next game, a multiplayer VR title built from the ground up to work with hand-tracking control. The project is still quite green, but they will give more information in the coming months.
Returning to Blackbird Interactive, we saw a new video of the console version of Shipbreaker, a zero gravity rescue simulator.
Telltale showed the first gameplay video of its The Expanse video game, based on the popular television series. It will be out in the summer of 2023 and promises to be a delight for science fiction fans.
If there is something that did not enter into the pools of absolutely anyone, it was a video game based on the classic series B of the eighties Killer Klowns From Outer Space, but here we are. Teravision has brought back the myth of the VHS era to create an asymmetric multiplayer horror title with 3v7 matches.
Going back to sci-fi adventures, a trailer for Scars Above.
Something Wicked Games is a new studio founded by veteran developers involved in creating Skyrim or Bethesda’s Fallout. His first game will be an RPG called Wyrdsong, which must be watched closely.
Microsoft will celebrate the anniversary of Age of Empires 4 with the publication of a DLC that adds two new civilizations to the strategy game, the Ottomans and the Malinese.
Gotham Knights took advantage of Gamescom to confirm the presence of Harley Quinn in the game and show off her new design. The game, by the way, seems to be finally arriving on October 21, four days earlier than previously announced.
Where Winds Meet is the Ghost of Tsushima from the Everstone studio. (I am very sorry, I was wrong, and it will not happen again).
“The pistol when taken out is to shoot; the one who takes it out to show it is a parguela.” And the parguela here was Geoff Keighley, who brought out Hideo Kojima only for the Japanese creative to talk about the arrival of his podcast on Spotify. The podcast, by the way, will have a section with Geoff Keighley. It will be interesting to see who has it bigger. The ego, I say.
Bandai Namco will publish Limbic Entertainment’s next game, the amusement park simulator Park Beyond. A genre that, since the launch of the mythical Bullfrog Theme Park, doesn’t seem to weigh the years.
If you thought Kojima’s podcast announcement would be the weirdest thing of the night, think again. Mini announced an electric car with Pokémon mode. There are many things I don’t understand, the first of which is why a car with Pikachu has all the green LEDs.
Coming back to games, specifically the cool-looking ones, a fair event wouldn’t be without a Warhammer game. In this case, it’s Warhammer 40,000: Darktide, a first-person cooperative game developed by Fatshark with brutal graphics.
Blacktail – A Witch’s Fate is the new first-person action adventure from Parasight. It will be edited by Focus Home Interactive, which had quite a presence at last night’s event.
Ironbird Creations’ Phantom Hellcat is “an action-adventure with a dynamically changing perspective.” It will be released on PC and consoles.
Smilegate doesn’t give up on CrossfireX, which it will try to breathe new life into with a major update called Babylon.
Dorfromantik, one of the most interesting puzzle games of recent years, will arrive on Nintendo Switch at the end of September, after the good reception of the PC version.
The new trailer for The Outlast Trials is the highly anticipated new horror game from Red Barrels.
The Finals is a new shooter set in a fictional TV game show. Embark Studios carry out its development.
The event ended with the return of Dead Island 2, a game that has been lost in development hell for years. After passing through the hands of other studios, Dambuster is now in charge of it, and to present it, they showed a very spectacular cinematic, to the rhythm of Hollywood Swinging by Kool & The Gang (te-ma-zo!). Oh, and as incredible as it may seem, it is dated: February 3, 2023.
And the first video with the gameplay of Dead Island 2.
And that’s all, which is not little! To you, what has caught your attention the most about the event? What are you most looking forward to?