Other award shows aren’t like the Game Awards. It’s more of a marketing platform than a celebration of the year’s top games. Sure, there are golden statues to be won, but the show’s major draw is that it contains exclusive game announcements. More than 50 titles were nominated for this year’s Game Awards, including some big shocks.
Sonic Frontiers and Sonic the Hedgehog 2 are two new Sonic games.
At the show, Sonic fans got a double dose of news. First and foremost, we finally got a glance at the blue blur’s upcoming game, which was announced earlier this year. Sonic Frontiers is a first-of-its-kind open-world game in the Sonic franchise. It actually looks like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, to use an old cliché. It will be released during the holiday season of 2022.
A preview for the blue blur’s forthcoming film was also introduced by Ben Schwartz and Jim Carrey. Tails, a more game-accurate Dr. Robotnik, and Knuckles were featured in the first Sonic the Hedgehog 2 video. On April 8, the sequel will be released in theaters.
Star Wars Eclipse is a new game by Quantic Dream
The long-awaited sequel to Alan Wake is finally here. Apart from the titular Alan Wake standing on a gloomy street, the teaser clip didn’t reveal much. Unlike the original, which was an action game, this one will be a survival horror game. It’ll debut in 2023, and we won’t learn anything more until next summer.
Elden Ring makes a grand appearance
A Wonder Woman game is being developed by Warner Bros. It received a brief trailer that featured the protagonist posing against a black screen. There was no other information, such as a release date, provided.
Quantic Dream has released a new game called Star Wars Eclipse.
Quantic Dream and LucasFilm Games have collaborated on a new Star Wars game called Star Wars Eclipse. It is set in the High Republic and involves well-known figures like as Yoda, according to a cinematic trailer. The game is still under production and hasn’t been given a release date.
Among Us comes to VR
Elden Ring received a new trailer during the program after earning the title for Most Anticipated Game for the second year in a row. The cinematics was widely employed in the story-driven clip. It begins with a four-armed woman speaking, followed by a presentation of the game’s characters and lore. It concludes with a massive foe with two swords preparing to assault the game’s protagonist.
When it comes to virtual reality, we have Among Us.
Among Us, the night’s most unlikely story is coming to virtual reality. Players will be able to put on a headset and enjoy killing their pals in virtual space in this indie social deduction game. Currently, it appears that just the Skeld map will be playable in VR format. The VR version does not yet have a release date, but it will work with PS VR, Meta Quest 2, and Valve Index.
.Dune finally returns to the video game world
Dune is finally getting a new video game after a popular film adaptation. The first Dune video game since 2001 is Dune: Spice Wars. Shiro Games, the studio behind Northgard, is working on the next game. It’s a real-time 4X strategy game with selectable factions and plenty of variety. In 2022, the game will be released on PC and will be available in early access.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League makes a scene
We finally got a closer look at Rocksteady’s Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League after seeing a cinematic trailer at DC Fandome in 2020. Finally, some gameplay was shown in the trailer, which featured members of the team sprinting around a metropolis and kicking the snot out of aliens. The Flash made a cameo appearance in it, which was notable. The game will be released in 2022 and will not be available on previous-generation consoles.
Hellblade 2 gets a cinematic gameplay trailer
To kick off the presentation, a new gameplay trailer for Hellblade 2: Senua’s Saga was released. It began with a grand cinematic scene before seamlessly transitioning to gameplay. Senua, the protagonist of the game, was shown slipping through a dark tunnel before confronting a behemoth. It has the same dark and scary appearance as its predecessor. There was no mention of a release date.
Horizon Forbidden West gets a new trailer
At the show, Horizon Forbidden West made an appearance. The action-packed gameplay trailer revealed a slew of new robots. A live orchestra performance of a song from the game’s score followed.
A Plague Tale: Requiem is coming to Switch somehow
We got a new look at A Plague Tale: Requiem, a stealth game. A story-driven trailer showcased some of the game’s stealth action as well as a slew of rats. It hasn’t been given a release date, but it will be available in 2022 on PC and current-gen platforms, including the Nintendo Switch (through the cloud), which is a surprise.
The Halo TV series made its debut
The Halo TV series from Paramount+ made an appearance during the webcast, as it had been teased before the presentation. It was a very spectacular trailer, with sweeping space views. At the very end, Master Chief appeared, and he certainly looked the part. It will be available to watch on the service in 2022.