It was Gamescom 2022 this week. As expected, there were Hogwarts Legacy, Sonic Frontiers, or Dead Island 2. But we also have the right to new and amazing announcements. Here are 10 video games we didn’t expect that stand out.
Opening Night Live + Future Games Show
Note that we write these lines before Xbox at Gamescom and the Awesome Indies Showcase. Unable to predict the future, we cannot include new announcements made at these conferences in this list. Fortunately, there was already a lot to do with the nightly opening live and showcasing future games.
Opening Night Live
The focus was during the opening Night Live and gave us many interesting games. Among them The all-new kid from the creators of The Surge, inspired by titles like Prince of Persia and Monster Hunter. his nickname? Atlas fall. This is an RPG where sand is your main ally. You can actually use it as a powerful weapon with your power in order to defeat the majestic monsters on your way. Once you slaughter them, they will release their essence, allowing you to customize your own playing style. That’s all we know for now, but the universe and the trailer are really inspiring. See you in 2023 to discover this game on PC, PS5 and Xbox Series.
Friends vs. Friends
We had seen the following title published by Devolver. However, it’s not our favorite villains from the video game world that grace this crazy title, but Raw Fury. Colorful art direction, atmosphere happy tree friendsMultiplayer battles and a combination shooter / deck building (Like the famous Neon White), this is the recipe for Friends vs Friends. It’s all in the title: the goal will be to fight your friends in wild games. We’re promised tons of weapons (from a pistol to a nuclear blast), 10 characters with unique abilities, and of course a good dose of fun. Unfortunately, it will be necessary to be patient before seeing what the joystick or mouse at hand gives him. at this moment, No release date or window has been released and the game is announced for PC only.
Killer clones from outer space: the game
I’m talking about a movie that people under 20 (or even 30) don’t know. In 1988 this feature film, funny and horrifying, was released. At the time, he also had the right to modify a video game, as he was often done. To many the movie Killer clones from outer space worship. Unfortunately, over time, he gradually began to fade into oblivion. But it was without counting the game’s CEO on Friday the 13th: The Video Game who decided to work on reviving the license with Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game. in the program ? Asymmetric multiplayer game (3 clowns vs 7 humans), crazy and bloody. of planned Beginning of 2023 on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series, Xbox One and PC.
We knew the creators of Subnautica were going to present their new game to us, but we weren’t expecting what they announced to us. Moonbreaker has nothing to do with the survival and exploration game that made Unknown Worlds famous. It is a turn-based strategy and simulation game that aims to give players the sensations of a real miniature game. To fulfill this emotional little dream, the developers of Unknown Worlds knew how to surround themselves well. Brandon Sanderson, who took over writing wheel of time After the death of its creator, Robert Jordan, she became involved in shaping the sci-fi universe of Moonbreaker. If you are curious, Know that early access to the title should begin September 29 on PC and Mac. And for the most impatient, a test phase for players is also planned.
under the waves
After Sea of Solitude, Quantic Dream continues to release with a new aquatic title that this time will take place at the bottom of the sea. Titled Under the Waves, this narrative game places us in the shoes of a professional diver who is facing a tragic loss. Thus an analogy is drawn between our hero’s loneliness and poor condition, and the depths of the sea that surrounds him. Parallel Studio promises us a moving and moving adventure in which our choices will have consequences. Note that to mark this partnership, the French studio and publisher have teamed up with an association working to conserve oceans: the Surfrider Foundation Europe. Under the waves, Expected sometime in 2023 on PS5, Xbox Series, PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
Where the wind meets
If there was a trailer that surprised viewers, it was Where Winds Meet. This ambitious Chinese action game was able to amaze us in just a few minutes. With its environment, atmosphere, and mechanics, the title inevitably reminded us of the Ghost of Tsushima and Sekiro Shadows Die Toy. But this does not mean that it is a pale paste, far from it. First, “Meeting of the Winds” chose to set its scene in China during the period of the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms. As for the mechanics, they will be varied and varied: frontal combat, stealth, platforming stages, exploration, choice of profession … we can even run on the water. Suffice to say, the whole thing makes you want to. Unfortunately, the curious will have to wait. We don’t have it at the moment No release date was announced, or even support.
Fallout, Skyrim, Dragon Age Inquisition, Outer Realms… What a beautiful pedigree that the developers of Wyrdsong have. This still very mysterious game is actually the work of former Bethesda, and it is overseen by a great man: Jeff Gardiner, former producer of the Fallout series. So there are good people in this project, but who are they? From what little we know at present, This is a budget AAA open world RPG, It is all these developers know best. Note that Wiredsong will take place in a fictional Portugal with a wonderful medieval setting. To create this universe, Something Wicked Games will turn to the popular Unreal Engine 5. And for financing, this new studio approached the Chinese giant NetEase. There is no release date or support yet.
Show future games
The futuristic games fair was above all an opportunity to highlight the games that have already been presented, but we still have the right to some surprise announcements, and to our great pleasure. This is especially the case God of Rock, a title that offers us a mix between a fighting game and a rhythm game. If this shindi is not new in itself, it is still uncommon. Especially since God of Rock offers us as a bonus a colorful and original artistic direction that allowed him to stand out from the crowd during such a long conference. in the program ? More than 40 original tracks, 12 characters to play, a story mode to see your favorite climb through the ranks, a training mode, a local and online ranking mode, and the most creative tool for music editing. God of Rock is set for this winter on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
golden idol status
Old point flicks are becoming increasingly rare. So often the most nostalgic people tend to smile when such headlines appear. So, in addition, when the title in question mixes nostalgia with authenticity, this is the winning narrative. And that’s fine because it’s The Case of the Golden Idol. All in pixels, this title is a true homage to Point’n’click achievement games of the past year. Here you are in the 18th century, you can only rely on your sense of observation to rebuild bloody crime scenes and discover the truth. Requiring old-fashioned gameplay, this game probably won’t appeal to everyone. But it has the advantage of being and will please, hopefully, the most nostalgic of you. However, you must be patient because The release date for this PC game has not been announced.
To change pleasures, we end with Psychological stimulation that manipulates your memory and perception: Gap. In the place of neuroscientist Joshua Hayes, reality is not always easy to discern. A man suffers from a genetic disease like members of his family. To put an end to this pest, he decided to take part in an experiment conducted by the biotech giant, Neuraxis. But sometimes playing with the mind can be dangerous. Stuck in the middle of parallel realities, Joshua will have to work his way through his memories to get out of this hell. Unfortunately, it’s hard to make the right choices when you can’t trust anyone, not even yourself. The experience promises to be atypical, which makes this ad intriguing. It remains to be seen what it will be like once the game is out and released. at this moment, No date is in sight, but we do know that the game will be available on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series.