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Ford James's avatar

Allegedly, a new trailer for Beyond Good & Evil 2 has been ready for over a year, so I'm hoping that shows up, as unlikely as it may be!

Makster's avatar

On my wishlist but I think its a fool's dream now.

Then again Shenmue 3 was also a fool's dream so...

Lanah Tyra's avatar

FFXVII announcement waiting room 😂

Shovel's avatar

I’ll be watching!!

Rich's avatar

Here we go!

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Geoff starts by acknowledging the industry's recent difficulties, but highlights the fact that eight of the top ten selling games on Steam this year so far are from indie studios as evidence of the industry shifting and evolving to cope with these changing pressures, and promises that this trend will be reflected in the upcoming trailers.

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First announcement:

Lego Horizon Adventures, coming Holiday 2024.

Lego Aloy (from Horizon Zero Dawn). Lego action-adventure game featuring or starring Aloy, with Lego versions of Horizon-style dino bosses. Two-player action in mind with couch and online co-op, coming to PS5 but also launching day one on PC and Switch.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/2eDBTrqyjD0?feature=oembed

Boomer's avatar

I need that mecha-Lego-dinosaur set and MURRRAAAAY I'm holding you to that Lego build stream! 😄

MURRRAAAAY's avatar

Haha absolutely! You better otherwise I’ll end up never building it lol I only got it like a year ago haha

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No More Room in Hell 2.

Early access coming this Halloween. It's a first-person zombie horror with a bit of shooting and lots of zombies by Torn Banner Studios (makers of Chivalry) - should have great-feeling melee combat with that pedigree. Also featuring permadeath, eight player co-op, and a massive playable map.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/lkbU8_Let6w?feature=oembed

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Harry Potter: Quidditch Champions, presented by CuriosJoi, launching September 3rd for consoles and PC. A Quidditch game (obviously) with cutesy, Pixar-esque graphics.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/TSvGIfZPLcM?feature=oembed

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CuffBust, coming "2025, IDK."

A massive competitive/co-op prison breakout party game in which you play as some kind of sugary translucent teddy-bear creatures with a disturbing capacity for violence. They are seen dropping pipe bombs into toilets to access the sewers, digging tunnels with spoons, and shooting rival teddy bears out of the sky with anti-aircraft guns. Made by a solo dev.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/eDe6_Jj_3uM?feature=oembed

Boomer's avatar

This is incredible! 🤯🚁

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Neva, a beautiful-looking indie, announced about a year ago, but now it's got a gameplay trailer. Emotionally charged action-adventure telling the story of Alba, a young woman bound to a curious wolf cub, together embarking on a perilous journey through a once-beautiful world as it slowly decays around them.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/I2cUHAlS8Nk?feature=oembed

Boomer's avatar

Neva really reminds me of Ori and Fez. It's absolutely stunning!

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Holy crap I think this is Civilization 7

Edit: CIIIIIIIIIVVVVILIZAAAAATIONNNNN SEEEEVVEEEEENN

Ahem. Pardon me.

It is indeed Civ 7, as expected following the leak earlier this week. Sid Meier himself pops up confirming it's coming day-and-date to PC and console later this year. Full reveal "later this summer". This was really just a teaser trailer with lots of nice quotations and bronze statues evoking ages of history. There's probably something more to pull out from that but gotta get the next announcement.

SO hyped. My personal most-anticipated game for a VERY long time.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/pygcgE3a_uY?feature=oembed

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New Star Wars Outlaws trailer. Coming August 30. Geoff: "think I spotted Lando there!" Other shots show Jabba the Hutt, Jawas, getting strafed by a TIE Fighter while on a speeder bike, headshotting Stormtroopers in what is clearly an Imperial base.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/QOOBxH48aM0?feature=oembed

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I really thought that was a Halo VR trailer for a second! 😅

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Batman Arkham Shadow story trailer, focusing on the latest threat that Batman will confront in the game: the Rat King. Arkham Shadow will be a VR game, exclusive to the Quest 3. Release window: Fall 2024.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ao-sr2VtLp4?feature=oembed

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Studio Zero, the team behind Persona, show up on stage to say more about Metaphor ReFantazio, their latest fantasy RPG and its 'archetypes', which sound a bit like a class system. They show a new trailer focused on this system. Release date: October 11.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/8-X9sGupZ6I?feature=oembed

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Kingdom Come: Deliverance II, the sequel to the authentic medieval open-world RPG from Polish devs Warhorse Studios that was a bit of a sensation a few years ago, gets a brand-new look trailer. 2024 release reconfirmed, wishlists open now.

Trailer descriptions sheds more light: "Share in the adventures of Henry as you explore the beautiful but unforgiving world of Kingdom Come: Deliverance II, a thrilling Action RPG set amid the chaos of a civil war in 15th Century Bohemia.

"Righteousness or vice: what path will you take? Will you try and save the world or punish it for its sins? Your actions shape Henry and the world around him in this ultimate open-world adventure."

https://www.youtube.com/embed/a1do4t1n0Ec?feature=oembed

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Annapurna alert!

Wanderstop, coming in 2024 to Steam (wishlist) and PS5. Announcement trailer narrated by the protagonist: someone who professes to be a former fighter who yearns to be "out there" but is for some reason running a tea shop. Blue grass, purple trees, and manual chores to do to keep the shop running. Looks cosy. Seems like they're at peace... but clear hints that they're suppressing some kind of trauma.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/QF7EtyZdLMw?feature=oembed

Boomer's avatar

That hit harder than expected! 😧

Annapurna games always blow me away.

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Slitterhead, November 8, 2024.

New gameplay trailer showing combat with some seriously messed-up monsters that mutate in gross body-horror type ways out of otherwise normal-looking people, and a bit of superpowered platforming and body-hopping between apartment fire escapes.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/YD0ZRxzeRLs?feature=oembed

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Mecha Break, a mecha action game featuring designs by famous mech artists Takayuki Yanase (Metal Gear, Gundam, Armored Core, Death Stranding) and Junya Ishigaki (Xenogears, Gundam, Macross), gets a new trailer showing some of their gorgeous concepts.

Trailer also reveals a closed beta test for Mecha Break is coming in August 2024. The game will be available on PC, XBox X/S, and PS5.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/T0L9WPfVyk4?feature=oembed

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Killer Bean, early access summer 2024. A third-person roguelike shooter made by another solo dev (who has worked as an animator on movies including The Matrix Reloaded). Whimsical premise: looks like you play a talking... bean. "They made me who I am... and I will make them pay for it."

https://www.youtube.com/embed/4USyK7mIuY8?feature=oembed

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World premiere trailer for Deer & Boy, a lovely, peaceful-looking indie adventure game that started as a solo dev's passion project during lockdown. It now has a small team and is being developed with funding support from the French government.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/5g6hZOpZRq0?feature=oembed

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Ok wow, there's a whole slew of new horror games from multiple studios following one after the other. They're all published by BlumHouse Games, a new publisher set up by the celebrated horror filmmaker Jason Blum, who also confirms the sequel to Five Nights At Freddys. The games are:

  • Crisol Theatre of Idols

  • Sleep Awake, from Eyes Out

  • Fear the Spotlight, from Cozy Game Pals (I assume that's an ironic studio name)

  • The Simulation, from PlayMeStudio

  • Project C

Check out the interview and showcase trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/BZt-RdtXw1E?feature=oembed

Games are coming to PC and console and some of them are coming soon. Fear the Spotlight will be first, later this year.

Boomer's avatar

Horror and Cats...I think that's your content calendar sorted!😆

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That Stardew Valley looking one is SUPER interesting looking. I love Blumhouse haha

Boomer's avatar

Ha that was the one that caught my eye 😆

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World premiere trailer for a new Power Rangers game "with a retro feel", according to Geoff. And he's not wrong: it basically looks like Streets of Rage, though there are a few vehicular sections that remind me of arcade bike racing games.

It's called Power Rangers: Rita's Rewind.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/INEogs8T6Ac?feature=oembed

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Comedian Ken Jeong is dressed in a chicken costume alongside a "squad" of live-action game characters to promote a mobile game: Squad Busters. You've probably seen other ads for this already and, yes, that's actually Chris Hemsworth. The whole thing is bizarre.

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Phew. And we're out! I'm gonna go back over these posts and update with more detail and trailers as they become available. Hope this is/has been useful - which games are you most excited for?

Me: Civilization 7, Phantom Blade 0, First Descendant, Civilization 7, and probably a few of those nice, gentle-looking indies. Never really been my thing but they're looking more and more appealing to me these days.

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That show was absolutely packed! Stand out games for me are:

  • No More Room in Hell 2

  • Dune

  • CuffBust

  • Wanderstop

  • Power Rangers

  • Squad Busters

  • ...and the entire BlumHouse Games lineup!

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New trailer for Black Myth: WuKong and release date of August 20, which I think we already knew. Edit: we did. This trailer is a first look at the collector's and deluxe editions for the upcoming epic, which is coming to PS5 and PC. Pre-orders are open now.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/Qt1wXIKwWv4?feature=oembed

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Space Marine 2 gameplay trailer - showing more action than we've seen yet and it is looking hot. There's gonna be a deep dive into the gameplay mechanics and an overview of the campaign, co-op , and PvP modes on June 20.

Release: September 9, 2024.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/gDKEbqmYJbc?feature=oembed

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Street Fighter 6 gets a new, partially animated (like a cartoon, not digitally, but then there's a digitally animated bit too) trailer. Looks like a character reveal: M Bison, Terry, Elena, Mai are joining the fight in year two.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/rt0KnQi-ICQ?feature=oembed

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Tears of Metal.

Reveal trailer says it's a "roguelike co-op hack 'n' slash". There are combat sequences (hyper-stylised, lots of blood) but also some clips of what look like strategic and narrative sim layers. You play angry Scots fighting exaggerated monstrous enemies. Wishlists open now on Steam.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/wPJCv-YOx_0?feature=oembed

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DragonBall Sparking Zero gets a release date reveal trailer. It is extremely bright and noisy and chaotic and I don't understand any of it. Release date: October 11, 2024

https://www.youtube.com/embed/2VeCDvtwHEo?feature=oembed

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Delta Force: Hawk Ops, a tactical co-op extraction shooter, gets a new trailer. Global PC alpha test in July.

Trailer shows the briefing and planning of a mission, then we see the shooting gameplay: start by approaching a captured building stealthily, couple of sniper shots, then noisy assaut sneaking, sniper shooting, then assaulting.

The Hawk Ops trailer is then swiftly followed by another gameplay trailer for its premium campaign mode, entitled Black Hawk Down. This is a reimagining of the original Delta Force: Black Hawk Down game from 2003, and more than that, it's also fully licensed to recreate moments from the award-winning Ridley Scott movie (also Black Hawk Down).

https://www.youtube.com/embed/RD_KJh9UbKA?feature=oembed

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Update on Fatal Fury: City of the Wolves, an upcoming fighting game that'll be the first new entry in the Fatal Fury series in a whopping 26 years. The new trailer reveals a bunch of new characters, and narrows the release window to early 2025.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/66uGEXHL0Mk?feature=oembed

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Innersloth, the developers behind Among Us, announce Outersloth, a fund to help other indie devs. The initiative is driven by a desire to put some of that sweet Among Us money to give other indie devs the boost they would've wanted and build a more sustainable industry after all the recent turmoil - wonderful to see.

There's a showcase trailer showing the first few of these projects:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/Qhm_6wJ9TdY?feature=oembed

And, perhaps equally excitingly, there's an Among Us TV show coming, featuring stars such as Patton Oswalt, Ashley Johnson, Phil Lamarr and even Elijah Wood!

https://www.youtube.com/embed/DnAlCHuLWyY?feature=oembed

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Sonic X Shadow Generations gets a new trailer with a release date announcement: October 25.

The tagline is "3 Hedgehogs. 2 Epic Adventures. 1 Ultimate Collection." Pre-orders are open now and will secure you the "epic" Sonic Adventure Legacy Skin.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/6E36fOpk-Yg?feature=oembed

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Struggled to stay awake tbh most of it looked mid to meh (though I only watched the last hour or so but it doesn't look like I missed too much), Killer bean and Phantom Blade, the only ones that piqued my interest tbh.

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Battle Aces is a new action-RTS (real-time strategy) game for PC. Set in the 26th century, humanity is struggling for land and resources. Choose between over 50 different units and guide high-tech drones controlled by mercenary commanders known as Battle Aces onto the front lines in explosive large-scale battles.

After the reveal trailer, one of the devs appears on stage to tell us more. They promise "an RTS for everyone," whether or not you've played this genre before. They've smoothed the strategising by using unit cards and made a bunch of other tweaks to make this famously challenging genre more accessible.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/A-tIwObasYg?feature=oembed

The closed beta begins later this month, with registration open now. Visit the website at playbattleaces.com to learn more and to sign up.

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Dune Awakening, the anticipated survival MMO set in the Dune universe, gets a new story trailer hinting at its premise. Paul Atreides narrates, saying: "What if my mother had obeyed her orders, and given birth to a girl? All of my visions lead to horror, except this one. And this one... leads to you."

https://www.youtube.com/embed/smLziWRO9GU?feature=oembed

There'll be a full gameplay reveal at Gamescom in August.

Lanah Tyra's avatar

Ok I might be into survival games now :D

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A trailer drops for season 3 of The Finals. There's a new arena: Kyoto 1568, inspired by the place and time you would conclude from its name. There's a new ranked mode, Terminal Attack: a 5v5 game of attack and defend that you can play in the new ranked league system. There are new loadouts, weapons, and gadgets, and a 'world tour' with weekly rotating tournaments.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/8kWYWa3Jv2Q?feature=oembed

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Honkai Star Rail gets an upbeat new video about dreams and nightmares and wish fulfilment. To judge from the comments that have already been made on the official upload, there's plenty here that's of significance if you're a player, so enjoy:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/NQJP3keZCI8?feature=oembed

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Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess, a 'Kagura' action-strategy game in which you strategically command villagers and can pause combat to issue orders, but also get to cut up giant bosses with "elegant, dance-like sword moves", gets a gameplay trailer.

Release date: July 19, 2024. Pre-orders open.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZuVS2SpFQz4?feature=oembed

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Hyper Light Breaker, the super-anticipated follow-up to one of the best-loved indies of recent years, gets a new trailer. The big news: it'll be available in Steam Early Access later summer! The trailer shows the first glimpse of co-op, which is supported throughout the campaign.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/pKOTGyWXi_o?feature=oembed

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There's a live-action trailer set in the chaotic offices of a company called M-Corp, the self-described "leader in creative accounting", where it looks like all sorts of things are going wrong. If you've been following the social accounts for EA's upcoming Skate, M-Corp will be familiar to you: they're doing some kind of social media takeover and, sure enough, it's a setup for a new Skate trailer.

"We're still working on it", we're assured, and the actual skating footage is said to be "pre-pre-alpha". Not a whole lot to glean from this but it's pretty good fun.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/cCM3EfAz8FY?feature=oembed

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Monster Hunter series producer Ryozo Tsujimoto is on stage to talk about Monster Hunter Wilds, the next main-sequence game in the famous monster-slaying RPG series. There's a trailer in which two characters riding Chocobo-like feathered lizards are chased across some sand dunes by burrowing, jumping worms.

2025 release year reconfirmed, with more news to come in August.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/9uq1ADCcGHI?feature=oembed

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Dark and Darker, the very hyped hardcore PvPvE dungeon crawler that was pulled from Steam after legal issues, gets a new gameplay trailer to announce that it's available now on Steam and Epic and you can play it for free! This was actually announced at the start of this week: there are "free-to-play accounts" that will let you experience some of the game without charge. Click here for more details over at the dev blog.

Gameplay shows more of what we already know: looks like a properly old-school first-person dungeon crawler, vaguely reminiscent of the old Might and Magic games or the early Elder Scrolls.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/d10u0qkvpQQ?feature=oembed

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In the first major update announcement for Palworld, a whole new island is coming! It's called the Sakura Jima update so presumably that's what the island is called. There are new pals, new buildings and level cap, new subspecies, a new raid, a new oil rig stronghold, an arena, a new faction and boss, and dedicated servers on Xbox. It's coming on June 27, 2024.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/9UQkwMI5K1o?feature=oembed

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Amazon Studios... there's a gravelly voiceover talking about people coming to an island to fight over its secrets so... yes, it's a New World announcement.

New World: Aeternum, coming to PS5. This trickled onto the PS Store earlier today, presumably it's just the subtitle for a console version of the main game, but Geoff mentions it will be also playable fully solo. Release date: October 15, pre-orders available now and will get you an exclusive mount.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/c5HrkNz1pSU?feature=oembed

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Enotria: The Last Song, an upcoming soulslike, gets a cinematic trailer. Taking a novel approach compared with the doom and gloom of most in this genre, Enotria's Steam page says it is "is set in a beautiful sun-lit world inspired by Italian folklore, where the brightest sun casts the darkest shadow. Wear unique role-altering masks, face formidable foes and alter reality with the power of Ardore to unravel the secrets of Enotria."

Scheduled for release on September 18, 2024 for PS5 and PC (Steam and Epic). There's a demo which is available to play now on Steam.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/RLHhavkbTHg?feature=oembed

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Unknown 9: Awakening gets a new story trailer. This is a third-person action-adventure starring Anya Chalotra (whom Witcher fans will recognise as Yennefer in the Netflix series) as protagonist Haroona, a tough kid from the rough streets of Calcutta who is born with the ability to enter a mysterious dimension known as the Fold. She "must master its powers to fight a secret society with a hostile agenda", so says the Steam page.

Looks cool. Due for release in fall 2024, wishlists open now.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/xamYbHWrH3s?feature=oembed

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Cairn is a 'survival climber' and a meditation on mountain climbing made by a small French studio called the Game Bakers. The devs Audrey Leprince and Emeric Thoa appear on stage to tell the personal story of its inspiration: Audrey's dad prepared an expedition to climb K2 when she was a teen, but half his team didn't come back, and since then she's always wondered what drives mountaineers to perservere in such dangerous conditions.

The reveal trailer follows. Stylised graphics show a mountaineer going about the business of climbing a challenging mountain: pinning ropes into the wall, taking a fall, getting frustrated, sleeping in a suspended tent and even doing press-ups in it.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/2iLHG8I8GOs?feature=oembed

Boomer's avatar

What, no VR? 😅 That would be so stressful!

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Once Human, a post-apocalyptic open-world survival shooter, gets its release date trailer: it's coming to PC on July 09, 2024.

Looks pretty freaky. There's a walking house and various tentacley monster designs, some of which bring some gooey black dribble to the table. The concluding shot features four human player characters wearing backpacks and carrying guns as they charge an especially large tentacley thing with multiple heads. Here's the Steam page for more.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/jIMm-9QFKS8?feature=oembed

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Battle Crush, a brightly coloured 30-player action brawler, launches into Steam Early Access on June 27. Here's the Steam page for more.

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The First Descendant, a really cool-looking sci-fi third-person looter shooter powered by Unreal Engine 5, gets a gorgeous new trailer and the release date reveal: July 2, 2024.

The trailer description boldly dubs it a "next-gen" looter shooter, and shares more detail:

"Launching July 2 on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox, The First Descendant is a next generation third-person co-op action RPG shooter (looter shooter) featuring high-quality graphics developed using Unreal Engine 5. It presents fun strategic boss fights through 4-player co-op, various unique characters, exciting gunplay, and looting."

Here's the Steam page.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/UdmgmufAd9Q?feature=oembed

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Sam Lake from Remedy is on stage to announce physical deluxe and collector's edition for Alan Wake II are coming this fall, and "you can lock in your copy starting tomorrow".

But here's the bigger news: Sam is also announcing expansion content for Alan Wake II, entitled Night Springs. Three episodes featuring three playable characters in "mysterious, terrifying" and just plain weird scenarios. Surprise drop: it will be playable tomorrow! Your man Sam concludes with a Night Springs trailer.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/Yw1_a1yzE3g?feature=oembed

Boomer's avatar

Loving the horror x vapourwave vibes!

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Valorant developers are on stage, announcing plans "to welcome a whole new group of players". This is what it sounds like: Valorant is coming to console!

A very cool trailer follows, with gameplay full of tight positioning and headshots interleaved with character animations. All that gameplay was captured on console and with a controller.

A free limited beta starts on June 14 for Xbox Series X/S and PS5.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/GAkFklRvhjU?feature=oembed

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Geoff introduces Yong Yea, the YouTuber turned voice actor who has appeared in games such as Like A Dragon and God of War: Ragnarok. He is now lending his talents to a movie, Inside Out 2, in which he plays a video game character named Lance Slashblade. An "exclusive first look" follows.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZXK7RHNQAPQ?feature=oembed

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Final game of the show: Phantom Blade 0 gets a new trailer, with "all real gameplay". Some lovely slick Soulslike combat but with added agility, elaborate swordplay, and wallrunning on show. Looks really good.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/EvL1B5wanmk?feature=oembed

Hands-on demos will be coming to Summer Game Fest, ChinaJoy, Gamescom, and Tokyo Game Show - expect previews and impressions at games sites and influencers near you.

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Party Animals. Cutesy trailer showing a corgi and a kitten getting up to all sorts of silly hijinks. The footage on the Steam page shows sticky limbs and lots of physics-based environmental interactions: think Gang Beasts with fur. Here's more:

"Fight your friends as puppies, kittens and other fuzzy creatures. Paw it out with your friends remotely, or huddle together for chaotic fun on the same screen. Interact with the world under our realistic physics engine."

Thomas's avatar

Overall I think it was a pretty good showing, if not super exciting. When I looked over the rundown there was quite a lot I was interested in:

  • Civilization 7

  • MechaBreak

  • Fear the Spotlight

  • Power Rangers

  • Deer + Boy

  • Slitterhead

  • Killer Bean

  • Sonic x Shadow Generations

  • skate

  • Phantom Blade 0

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