Everything Announced At The Game Awards 2022
The Game Awards ceremony happened earlier tonight, bringing us hours of game reveals, new trailers, award speeches, and a few wild moments. Over 50 trailers premiered during the livestream, and nearly half of them were for never-before-seen games coming in the next few years. If you missed the show or need a recap, here are all the games announced for the first time during The Game Awards this year.
Dead Cells: Return To Castlevania DLC – Q1 2023
The first trailer of the night revealed The Beheaded is teaming up with the Belmonts to take on Dracula and his dark army in an upcoming Dead Cells DLC pack. Return to Castlevania is scheduled to launch on console and PC in Q1 2023.
Hellboy: Web of Wyrd
Developed by Upstream Arcade and published by Good Shephard Entertainment, Hellboy: Web of Wyrd is a roguelite action adventure coming to Xbox and PC. The comic book game has a cell-shaded art style and an original story created "in partnership" with Dark Horse and creator Mike Mignola.
Among Us: Hide and Seek Out Now
One of several surprise launches during The Game Awards, Hide n Seek is a new game mode just added to Among Us that trades the traditional who-dun-it gameplay for a more spine-tingling Dead By Daylight-esque experience. The imposter is on the loose and the survivors will need to work quickly and quietly to avoid getting caught and killed.
Supergiant's hit roguelike is getting a surprise sequel – a first for the fan-favorite studio. Hades 2 follows Zagreus' sister Melinoë, AKA the Princess of the Underworld on a mission to defeat the Titan Chronos, God of Time. No release date was revealed, but Hades 2 will be following the original's model by first launching in Early Access.
After Us is a platform adventure game from Piccolo Studio, the Barcelona-based studio best known for Arise: A Simple Story. Players take on the role of Gaia on a journey to restore nature to the world after an ecological collapse.
Ken Levine, creative director of System Shock, BioShock, and BioShock Infinite, finally revealed his independent studio's new game. Ghost Story Games is developed Judas for PC and current-gen consoles. Judas is a single-player, narrative first-person shooter that seems to share a lot of DNA with the games Levine is best known for.
Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon – March 17, 2023
Perhaps one of the most surprising reveals of the night, Platinum's next Bayonetta game is already on the way. Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon is a prequel story that will explore how Cereza summoned her first demon and became the Umbra Witch. Bayonetta Origins mixes third-person and isometric perspectives with a new art style and a greater focus on puzzle-solving.
Returnal And The Last Of Us Part 1 PC Ports
Sony will continue to bring its first-party titles to PC next year, starting with Returnal and The Last of Us Part 1, this year's remake of the first The Last of Us. You can look for Returnal on PC in early 2023, while The Last Of Us Part 1 is launching March 3, 2023.
Earthblade – 2024
Extremely OK Games, the creator of Metroidvania mega-hit Celeste, revealed Earthblade, a pixel-art platformer set in a massive, interconnected fantasy world. Earthblade isn't set to launch until 2024.
Kevin Conroy's Batman Is In Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League
Kevin Conroy, who for decades provided the voice of Batman in video games and animations, passed away last month at the age of 66. A new trailer for Rocksteady's upcoming Arkhamverse game, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, paid tribute to the late actor and revealed that we will hear Conroy's voice as Batman in the game – possibly for the last time.
Death Stranding 2
Death Stranding 2, or DS2 as it's officially known, was revealed tonight with a lengthy cinematic trailer. Both Norman Reedus are returning in the sequel, while Neon Demon and Maleficent star Elle Fanning will be joining the cast. No hint of a release date was given, but director Hideo Kojima promises there are plenty of secrets to be uncovered in the trailer.
Immortals of Aveum – 2023
Immortal of Aveum is a single-player, first-person fantasy game from a new team of game industry veterans called Ascendant Studios. Published by EA under the EA Originals label, Immortals of Aveum is said to have a cinematic campaign that takes full advantage of Unreal Engine 5. Look for Immortal of Aveum sometime in 2023.
Baldurs Gate 3 August 2023
Larian Studios first launched Baldur's Gate 3 in Early Access in October 2020, and while only the first act was available at the time, the game has been steadily expanding over the last two years. The studio debuted a new trailer tonight that revealed the full launch of the game is coming in August 2023.
Diablo 4 – June 6 2023
Blizzard's most-anticipated new game finally gets a release date. After first being revealed at the last in-person BlizzCon event in 2019, Diablo 4 is officially launching June 6, 2023. The release date trailer depicts a battle between holy crusaders and Lilith's army of demons.
Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores – April 19, 2023
Aloy is making her way to Los Angeles – or at least what's left of it – in the upcoming Horizon Forbidden West expansion, Burning Shores. The DLC, which launches April 19, 2023, launches just two months after the PSVR2 launch title Horizon Call of the Mountain.
Blue Protocol – 2023
Bandai Namco is teaming up with Amazon Games for Amazon's third MMORPG following New World and Lost Ark. Blue Protocol is an anime-style sci-fi action MMO launching in 2023.
Gunfire Games' soulslike shooter Remnant: From the Ashes is getting a sequel. Like the original, Remnant 2 will feature three-person co-op, dynamically generated worlds, branching quest lines, and plenty of intense boss fights. Remnant 2 is coming to PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC in 2023.
Splash Damage, known for Gears Tactics and Halo: The Master Chief Collection, announced Transformers: Reactivate, an online action game for one to four players. Set in a post-apocalyptic Earth, Reactivate is planning a closed beta test in 2023.
Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden – End Of 2023
Developer Don't Nod and publisher Focus Entertainment are teaming up once again for Banishers: Ghost of New Eden, an action RPG about a pair of 17th-century ghost hunters. This follow-up to 2018's Vampyr is described as one of the most ambitious projects for both the publisher and the studio. Banishers is coming to PS5 at the end of 2023
Crash Team Rumble – 2023
The long-rumored (and recently leaked) Wumpa League has been revealed as Crash Team Rumble, a competitive online multiplayer game that features 4v4 combat. Crash Bandicoot himself repelled from the roof of The Game Awards to reveal a gameplay trailer for the arena battle game, which is coming to PlayStation and Xbox in 2023.
Crime Boss: Rockay City
Michael Madsen, Kim Basinger, Danny Trejo, Danny Glover, Michael Rooker, Vanilla Ice, and Chuck Norris star in this first-person open-world crime game from 505 Games. Set in a fictional version of '90s Florida, Crime Boss features heists for up to two four players to complete together.
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty Starring Idris Elba
The upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 expansion got a new trailer tonight, which revealed it will star both Keanu Reeves and Idris Elba. The expansion campaign is launching sometime in 2023 and will center around an area of Night City known as Dogtown.
Armored Core 6 Fires of Rubicon 2023
Dark Souls studio FromSoftware released the last Armored Core over a decade ago but is now set to return to the mech series with Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon. The cinematic reveal trailer didn't tell us much about the game, but fans of the Armored Core series can look forward to the sequel on PlayStation, Xbox, and Steam in 2023.
Final Fantasy 16 – June 22, 2023
Finally, the last reveal of the night gave us the release window for Final Fantasy 16. Players can look forward to the next installment in this venerable RPG series in June 2023, exclusively on PS5.
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