Summer Game Fest 2021 - All The Major Game Reveals and Info
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 03:33pm 11/06/21 | Comments
All the major game reveals, trailers, and info you need.
E3 2021 season has begun in full today, with Summer Game Fest kicking off in expected swing with industry veteran, Geoff Keighley, starting the Hype Train in style. From our first proper look at Elden Ring to an Evil Dead game that looks awesome, and a Borderlands spin-off we can’t wait to play -- there was a lot. Cool looking indies, updated looks at existing titles, and a few surprises.
Let’s get to it.
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands
This Borderlands spin-off takes one of the most beloved expansions from Borderlands 2 and runs with it. A high-fantasy sword and guns Dungeons & Dragons co-op action-RPG with Tiny Tina as the Dungeon Master and an all star cast featuring Andy Samberg, Wanda Sykes and Will Arnett.
Easily the biggest hype moment of E3 season so far, a full gameplay trailer for Elden Ring -- the new action-RPG from the creator of Dark Souls and the author behind something called ‘Game of Thrones’. And it’s out January 22, 2022.
Death Stranding Director’s Cut
It wouldn’t be a Geoff Keighley show without a little Hideo Kojima love, and this year we got word that Kojima is prepping a Director’s Cut of Death Stranding. Expanded and enhanced for PlayStation 5.
Jurassic World Evolution 2
The original Jurassic World Evolution was a great little sim in that it did that thing that it promised it would do -- let you build your own Jurassic Park. And with Jeff Goldblum returning for the sequel, it looks like developer Frontier has -- wait for it -- spared no expense.
Evil Dead The Game
Evil Dead -- you love it, we love it. Bruce Campbell -- you love him, we do too. So why not combine these two things with videogames, and in a way that looks both faithful and fun as hell. That’s exactly what Evil Dead The Game is shaping up to be, and do; a co-op horror action game coming this year.
If you’re watching the trailer above and wondering “what the hell is this?” Well, Lost Ark is a Korean MMO action-RPG in the isometric style of Diablo that’s making its way West via Amazon Game Studios.
Escape From Tarkov - New Area
Battlestate Games dropped a trailer for Escape from Tarkov's upcoming new area -- and if you’re a fan of the game then that’s one line that will get you clicking the play button faster than, well, something fast. Featuring city streets, vehicles, destruction, and more -- it’s all very cool.
Metal Slug Tactics
Metal Slug and its many sequels presented Neo Geo-era side-scrolling action that took 16-bit gaming to the next level -- 32-bits. Metal Slug Tactics is a brand new game, from the publisher behind the excellent Streets of Rage 4 no less, that answers the question -- how about Metal Slug, but Advance Wars?
Salt and Sacrifice
A dark, 2D action-platformer Salt and Sacrifice is the sequel to the indie hit Salt and Sanctuary, and it’s out next year. Like the original this one’s also being described as a “Souls-like”, meaning it’s going to be challenging. Plus it features some dark concepts around inquisition, which we’re all about.
Solar Ash is the follow-up to the award-winning Hyper Light Drifter and much like that game it has the animation, flow, style and movement to match its vibrant and inviting art-style. Part runner, part action -- it’s on track for release sometime later this year.
Two Point Campus
What’s better than going to school or uni? Creating your own spin on it, with your own rules in a world full of opportunity in Two Point Campus. And with a 2022 release date, you can consider this your deferred year where you can think long and hard about how you’re going to make your campus either as fun as possible, or as crazy as possible.
Tales of Arise
The Tales of series never fails to engage. Whether it’s a core audience of devoted fans eager to grind that 20+-hour tutorial, or story hunters seeking that next epic JRPG joint, you can almost always rely on a Tales of to sate your real-time JRPG needs. In Tales of Arise we’re presented with the classic setup of good versus evil, warring states and monsters and machinations bigger than at first imagined.
Tribes of Midgard
If only vikings knew just how popular they’d be in the videogame landscape. Tribes of Midgard is a co-op survival action-RPG that tasks you with the creation of a viking and the safety and growth of your settlement in a stunning world full of Hel-ish monsters and awesome things to explore. The age of vikings (in videogames) is upon us again.
This little ditty from SEGA, Amplitude Studios and Playdigious Games is best described as a tower defense RTS with roguelike elements, and anything else you want to throw in there. But what makes it stand out so far is it’s quirky art and clear comedy undertone against a sweet sci-fi backdrop. And with words like that, what’s not to get excited about. Watch the trailer, we dare you.
Planet of Lana
Not out until 2022, Planet of Lana is a hand-painted side-scrolling adventure title in league with classics like Stela, Inside and Limbo, to name a few, but looks set to craft its own magnificent path through its stunning art and epic presentation. We’re yet to see more from the *game* side of things, but hand-paint us more than curious as it stands.
A new four-player co-op scooter from former Valve veteran Chet Faliszek -- who had a hand in developing Half-Life, Portal, and others. Based on the gameplay above the art-style and setting look cool but the gameplay itself seems a little rough. That said, the Space Channel 5 meets Left 4 Dead vibe is pretty cool.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt
Finally we get to Bloodhunt, another game based within the Vampire: The Masquerade universe - but this time it’s a battle royale. A battle royale with vampires. Will there be an enclosing blood ring? Who knows, but you’ll “use your supernatural powers, weapons, and wit to dominate the night and restore the Masquerade”. Whatever that means.