Geoff Keighley’s award show and video game announcement revealapalooza The Game Awards went digital in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, but it still had several reveals to break up all the awards and famous people cameo appearances. If you couldn’t watch live, here’s the recap of all the WORLD PREMIERES.
Devolver Digital kicked off the show with the first announcement in a characteristically campy way with a skit about a 2021 award show that mysteriously featured only games published by the company. Including Loop Hero, a new card-driven game by Four Quarters.
Tchia, an adventure game set in a tropical setting, which has some wild possession mechanics that let its main character take control of a coconut. Whole thing looks really pretty, but it also has what is basically an exact recreation of The Last of Us Part II’s guitar mechanics. Weird. (Thanks GamersPrey)
Sea of Solitude
Sea of Solitude: Director’s Cut is coming to Switch next winter. The port will include a new script, photo mode, voice acting, and gyroscope support.
Shady Part of Me
Focus Home Interactive brought a launch trailer for puzzler Shady Part of Me, which is available now on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Nier: Replicant and its remaster’s ridiculous name
After a performance by Lyn of “Last Surprise” from Persona 5, the debut gameplay trailer of Nier: Replicant’s remaster premiered. The game is a prequel to 2017’s wildly popular Nier: Automata.
Century: Age of Ashes
Next up was a look at Century: Age of Ashes, a multiplayer game about dragon combat that looks pretty dope.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
As has become a recurring theme at The Game Awards, the next DLC character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was revealed to kick off the main show. And it was none other than Sephiroth from Final Fantasy VII. Sure, that game has next to nothing to do with Nintendo, but that’s never stopped the company from including characters before. He’ll be added to the roster before the end of the month.
The Perfect Dark series is finally getting a new installment after 15 years from The Initiative, which was revealed with a new cinematic trailer.
Back 4 Blood
Bringing both a cinematic trailer and some gameplay was Turtle Rock with Back 4 Blood, which looks pretty much like a spiritual successor to Left 4 Dead. The game is set to launch on June 22 of next year for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC, with an alpha set for next week on December 17.
The Callisto Protocol
Premiering with a cinematic trailer was The Callisto Protocol, a story-driven horror game coming to PC and consoles from the creators of Dead Space. It’s currently projected to launch in 2022.
Open Roads is the latest from Fullbright, the developers behind Gone Home and Tacoma. It’s got a hand drawn aesthetic, and looks to follow a girl trying to find out some deep family secret with her mother.
Disco Elysium: The Final Cut
Disco Elysium is coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 as Disco Elysium: The Final Cut, which will launch in March of next year. Still no word on the Switch version.
Bioware showed off a cinematic trailer for the next Dragon Age narrated by Varric and ending on a shot with Solas. No name. Nothing. Bleh. I’m not mad. It’s fine.
Next up was a short trailer of science fiction dungeon crawler Endless Dungeons.
Crimson Deserts got a full gameplay reveal trailer after it was first announced last year with a cinematic.
Overcooked: All You Can Eat
The Swedish Chef is joining Overcooked: All You Can Eat as a playable character.
Unreal Tournament content is coming to Warframe, specifically weapons based on Epic’s multiplayer shooter series.
After another musical performance was Season by Scavengers Studios, which will come to PlayStation 5.
Following Season was a cinematic trailer for Ark II, which features Vin Diesel as a face and voice for its main character.
Ark: The Animated Series
Ark is also getting an animated show called Ark: The Animated Series, and it stars some pretty big names like Gerard Butler, David Tennant, and of course, Vin Diesel.
As all successful service games must, Fall Guys is getting a winter event bring cosmetics, modes, and more on December 15.
Evil Dead: The Game
After a presentation by Nathan Drake actor Tom Holland and also Nathan Drake actor Nolan North didn’t result in a trailer of the upcoming Uncharted movie, Saber Entertainment and Boss Team Games showed a trailer for Evil Dead: The Game, which will come to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC next year.
Ghost N’ Goblins Resurrected
Ghost N’ Goblins Resurrected is bringing a remade version of the original game to Switch on February 21.
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020
After coming to PC earlier this year, Microsoft Flight Simulator is coming to Xbox Series X/S. The game was notorious for being demanding on PC, so we’ll see how well the consoles can handle it when it launches next summer.
Housemarque showed off a new look at Returnal, its upcoming PlayStation 5 action game. It’s coming out on March 19.
It Takes Two
From the makers of A Way Out is It Takes Two, which leans into the team’s strengths as a cooperative game team, and it’s coming out on March 26.
The Elder Scrolls Online
The Elder Scrolls Online is getting its next expansion, this time focusing on Oblivion. “The Gates of Oblivion” will have a more official reveal on January 21.
Monster Hunter Rise
Monster Hunter Rise made an appearance with a new trailer. A demo of the Switch game is also coming next month.
After a performance by Eddie Vedder from Pearl Jam, we saw a cinematic trailer for Evil West, which is coming to PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S next year.
Scarlet Nexus got a new trailer confirming the game will be coming to PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S next summer.
Innersloth revealed a new map coming to Among Us, which will also launch alongside some new updates like picking which room your character spawns in. It’s coming in early 2021.
Halo’s Master Chief is officially announced for Fortnite after a few leaks, and is available now. More Halo content includes Red vs. Blue skins, as well as a map based on the Blood Gulch map from the Halo series. The game is also bringing in Daryl Dixon and Michonne from The Walking Dead as skins. The crossover ad continues.
Ruined King: A League of Legends Story
Riot brought a new look at Ruined King, a single player game set in the League of Legends universe. This time showing off some gameplay. The game is set to come to PC and consoles in 2021.
Holy fuck, I can’t even write
I’m sorry, can someone else finish this article?
I don’t think I can finish it.
There was a new Mass Effect teaser. It had Liara. That could mean a lot of things I don’t have the time to unpack tonight.
And that’s all. The Last of Us Part II won GOTY. Yay.