It’s the busiest month of the gaming calendar, and in the absence of E3, tonight’s been the big one: the Summer Game Fest Showcase, headed up as always by Geoff Keighley. If you missed the live stream, don’t worry – we’ve rounded up everything that was announced right here.
It’s been a fun evening filled with brand new trailers and updates. We’ve seen more of games we already knew about, learned about brand new titles, and had a few surprises along the way. You can watch the entire Summer Game Fest stream for yourself on YouTube, but if you just want a recap of everything you might’ve missed, keep on reading.
Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown
Kicking things off is a new title from Ubisoft. The Prince of Persia: Sands of Time remake may have been taken back to the drawing board, but this should keep us ticking over. It’s a side-scrolling action game, packed with fast-paced sword combat and some kick-ass manoeuvres. Looks like there’s some epic boss battles to face, too. It’s out on PC and console on 18th January 2024.
Mortal Kombat 1
We knew it was coming, and here’s our first look at gameplay for the upcoming Mortal Kombat 1. It looks great, with story scenes to enjoy too. Combat is as fast-paced and unrelentingly brutal as we’d expect from a Mortal Kombat game. Those Fatalities are very grizzly: it’s not even past watershed yet! Fun fact: Jean-Claude Van Damme is playing Johnny Cage. It’s out on 19th September, and if you pre-order you’ll gain access to Shang-Tsung.
Path of Exile 2
“A sequel that pushes the engine and gameplay to a new level,” according to Geoff Keighley. ARPG fans may be completely absorbed by Diablo 4 right now, but judging by Path of Exile 2’s short but sweet trailer, it might be worth tearing ourselves away for. No release date, but we’ll find out more on 28th July.
Exoprimal vs Street Fighter 6
Street Fighter characters are coming to Exoprimal – or at least mech versions of them are. If you’ve ever wanted to fight against dinosaurs as Mecha-Ryu, now you can. Well, soon. The trailer’s age-gated for some reason, so you’ll have to click through to view it on YouTube.
Dead By Daylight
Nicolas Cage is coming to Dead By Daylight. Why? We’re not sure. And we already knew about it. But it’s an excuse to get Nic Cage on stage and so we’re here for it. We also got a first look at gameplay, which was simply a few seconds of Mr. Cage running away from a killer.
Netflix’s The Witcher Season 3
Here’s a new trailer for season 3 of The Witcher, coming to Netflix on 29th June. If you’re a fan of the show, undoubtedly you’re hyped for this – and it looks like it’ll be worth the wait.
Here’s a brand new look at Witchfire, a roguelike first person shooter from the creators of Painkiller, Bulletstorm and The Vanishing of Ethan Carter. We’re digging its grim, atmospheric world. It’s out in Early Access via Epic Game Store on 20th September.
Crossfire: Sierra Squad
If you’re a fan of the first-person shooting action of the Crossfire series, perhaps you’d like to take it to VR? We’ve seen this one before, but here’s a new trailer. It’s coming to PC VR and PSVR 2 in August.
We got a good look at Remnant 2 during yesterday’s Guerrilla Collective, but in case you missed it, here it is again. If you’re a fan of the first game (as we were), you’ll undoubtedly already have this on your radar. It’s coming on 25th July. Another age-restricted trailer, so you can watch it here.
Classic 2D sonic has had a modern face lift, and this looks absolutely fantastic. It’s not simply a remake of the old titles: It’s a brand new game, bringing all of your favourite Sonic characters together for single-player or co-op fun. With new powers and abilities alongside the ones we know and love, this might just be the modern Sonic game we’ve been waiting for. Fingers crossed, anyway. It’s out this autumn.
This MMORPG has proven to be very popular since its release on PC, and finally we’ve got some news about its PS5 release: it’s coming in Q4 this year, so some time between October and December.
Lies of P
We’ve got a brand new trailer for Lies of P, the upcoming Souls-like from NEOWIZ. It looks great and actually, after having our hands on the demo, we can say it plays great too. It’s out on 19th September, and we’re looking forward to playing more of it. You can try it yourself, with a demo landing on PC and consoles right now.
From the creator of Dragon Ball, comes a brand new anime adventure. Built in Unreal 5, it looks rather stunning, judging by its trailer. It’s coming to consoles and PC soon, from Bandai Namco. If you’re an anime fan, looks like this is not to be missed.
Throne and Liberty
Here’s a trailer for a brand new, epic-looking fantasy adventure. Choose your warrior, and fight against giant beasts, huge armies and more. No release date, but head over to playthroneandliberty.com if you want to sign up for a playtest.
Fancy delving into a medieval fantasy brawler? That’s Warhaven, and this new trailer makes its action look rather epic indeed. Engage in mighty 16-vs-16 battles across huge areas with brutal sword and shield combat or unrelenting magic. There’s no release date yet, but a demo will be available as part of Steam Next Fest on 19th June. It’s coming to PC.
If you like party games and cute animals, Party Animals is for you. The brief trailer shows off a bit of in-game action but key is the release date: it’s coming 20th September to PC and Xbox.
Dying Light 2
A new update is coming to Dying Light 2 later this month, improving the game’s parkour alongside plenty of other improvements. A further expansion is also deasts, promising to be the best yet.
Crash Team Rumble
Here’s a quick new trailer for the upcoming Crash Team Rumble – a multiplayer brawler featuring everyone’s favourite Bandicoot. It’s only around the corner, too: it’s out on 20th June.
Alan Wake 2
With Sam Lake on stage, he tells us a little about the upcoming Alan Wake sequel, and we get our first look at gameplay. We get to control a brand new character, and the gameplay follows her – donning an FBI jacket – as she’s making her way through a dark and rainy forest. It’s atmospheric, it’s tense, and there’s plenty of gunplay to look forward to. It’s out on 17th October.
Warhammer: Space Marine 2
Here’s a first look at the co-op campaign of Space Marine 2 for some glorious, bulky, shooty action. It looks gory, frenetic and rather dark – and we’re here for it. You can team up with up to three other players to tackle the campaign together. It’s out this winter.
Yes, Your Grace: Snowfall
Sporting a charming pixel art style, this follow-up to Snowfall looks absolutely beautiful. It’s a side-scrolling RPG set in a medieval world, and it’s out in 2024.
John Carpenter’s Toxic Commando
John Carpenter’s name is attached to this, which instantly piqued our interest. Its short, mostly cinematic trailer doesn’t give much away, but expect first person shooting with a lot – and we mean a lot – of monsters to spray bullets into. It’s out on PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC in 2024.
Baldur’s Gate III
We get another look at the upcoming Baldur’s Gate III, with a trailer that introduces antagonist Lord Enver Gortash, played by none other than Jason Isaacs. It’s releasing on PC and PS5 on 31 August.
We learned a little more about Insomniac’s upcoming Spider-Man 2, learning a little more about the symbiote gameplay with a look at some ultra-cool Venom artwork. We also know that the Venom storyline isn’t going to involve Eddie Brock: it’s something completely different, so that will be interesting. The city has pretty much doubled in size since the first Spider-Man, too: along with Manhattan, we’ll also be able to explore Brooklyn and Queens, amongst other neighbouring areas. Finally, we have a release date: it’s out on 20th October.
Pokémon with guns, Geoff described this one as. Huh. It sounds about right: the monster designs are very, uh, “inspired” by Pokémon. But visually, it looks gorgeous. It’s coming to early access in January 2024.
Black Desert Online: Land of the Morning Light
We get a look at Black Desert Online’s upcoming DLC, Land of the Morning Light. Out on 14th June, this expansion draws on Korean cultural history, and has been made in partnership with the Korean Tourism Organisation. It’s also described to be a good starting point for new players, so if you’ve never played Black Desert Online before, this might be a good place to jump in.
Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria
Here’s a quick glimpse at a brand new Lord of the Rings game coming to PC and console later this year. It focuses on the dwarven race, but the trailer doesn’t give much away about gameplay.
Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis
It’s a mobile game, but it’s Final Fantasy VII, so we’re a little conflicted about this. Might finally be a mobile game we actually get stuck into. And it focuses on Sephiroth. Pre-registration starts now, and there’s an upcoming closed beta.
Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden
Here’s the current project that Don’t Nod, developer of the first Life is Strange, is working on. It’s quite a departure but we love the look of it: a third person action-adventure set in a world filled with ghosts and the supernatural. It’s slated to release at the end of this year.
Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name
Here’s a glimpse at the next Yakuza – sorry, Like a Dragon – game to arrive on our shores. It looks to be everything we’d expect from the series at this point: an epic story, over-the-top combat, and no doubt plenty more. It’s coming November 9th.
Under the Waves
Under the Waves looks to be a story-driven adventure that casts you as a diver exploring underwater. The trailer doesn’t give much away, but it creates a tense atmosphere that leaves us desperate to know more. It’s coming to PC and consoles this August.
Call of Duty Season 4
We’ve all seen Call of Duty before. We know what the crack is. And so, here’s more Call of Duty coming your way. Season 4 lands next week.
If you’re into cosy farming sims, then the upcoming Fae Farm is for you. This cutesy adventure is set in a magical realm, combining town building and farming with adventure and combat. It’s coming to PC and Switch on 8th September.
A new update is coming to Marvel Snap, the mobile Marvel card game. And we got to see a rather funny new ad.
King Arthur: Legends Rise
Here’s a new look at a the fantastical King Arthur: Legends Rise, coming to PC and mobile. If you’re into Arthurian legend, it might be worth checking out.
From the creators of Battle Chasers comes Wayfinder. The trailer doesn’t give much away, but it’s coming to PS4, PS5 and Steam via Early Access this summer.
It’s not all about games, you know. Sometimes, it’s about TV shows based on games. Here’s our first proper look at the upcoming Twisted Metal series, which looks ridiculous but entertaining. It’s coming to Peacock on 27th July. Not sure of a UK release date yet.
Lysfanga: The Timeshift Warrior
This one’s an action game all about manipulating time. It looks combat-heavy, with a pretty cool art style. It’s out later this year on PC.
Immortals of Aveum
Darren Barnet, one of the voice actors, introduces new gameplay for Immortals of Aveum. It’s a first-person fantasy adventure that sees players engage in epic battles, complete missions and make use of an arsenal of magical powers. Coming from EA Originals, we’re pretty hopeful that it should be a good time. It’s out on 20th July.
Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth
The second part of the Final Fantasy VII remake exists! And here’s our first proper look at it. Cloud and co are now outside of Midgar, exploring the beautiful countryside. And, as we expected, it looks rather epic. It’s coming early 2024… on two discs. We’re already having palpitations about how big that download is going to be.