Gamescom 2022 has officially begun and the summer event has kicked off with Opening Night Live delivering plenty of revelations.
Over the past few decades, the gaming industry has grown tremendously. From home consoles to the PC market and even mobile games, the industry continues to thrive. As such, popular events like The Game Awards emerged, each announcing a host of new experiences. While it may not be the oldest convention, Gamescom is certainly one of the biggest.
In 2022, Geoff Keighley hosts his own Summer Game Fest and Gamescom Open Night Live, with plans to host his The Game Awards later in the year. His Gamescom opening was a two-hour live event packed with new game revelations and revisits of some of the highly anticipated titles. From revelations like Atlas Fallen to long-awaited titles like Hogwarts Legacy, Gamescom Opening Night Live 2022 seems like there’s something for everyone.
Lies of P
As a Soulslike title based on the story of Pinocchio, the new Lies of P trailer details some of the Steampunk-style environments, weapons, and bosses that set Lies of P apart from other titles. The other game of the same Soulslike genre. The trailer has also confirmed that Lies of P will be heading to launch on Xbox Game Pass on day one of release.
A new IP from The Surge creator and Lords of the Fallen Deck 13 developer Atlas Fallen has been revealed with a mostly CG trailer that reveals some massive Monster Hunter-style weapons , the two characters work together against a host of creatures, and a few gameplay synopsis reveals some of the same third-person action role-playing mechanics as previous Deck 13 works. .
One of the most iconic early sci-fi strategy games on PC, the Homeworld series returns with Homeworld 3. Based on this trailer, it doesn’t seem like the series has changed much, with the same thing. Familiar generic strategy gameplay. However, the native graphics have gotten a lot better since the last major Homeworld release.
Genshin Impact 3.0
This Genshin Impact trailer at Gamescom 2022 revealed several new playable characters, the game’s new boss, and the next area called Sumeru, all of which will launch with the 3.0 update. The new element Dendro was also introduced shortly, as an ability to control vegetation.
High On Life
As the next game from Justin Roiland’s Sqanch Games, High On Life showed new perspectives at Gamescom Opening Night Live 2022. This trailer has revealed more about its first-person shooter gameplay. , including some tweaked UI and smooth scrolling system. The game’s main attraction is its talking weapon, which is also highlighted with a Roiland pistol that mocks the boss the player is fighting.
The Expanse is a Telltale game based on the Amazon Prime show of the same name, which received a behind-the-scenes trailer. Despite only some raw visuals, The Expanse looks like it could possibly be a solid, experimental Telltale-style story, with more third-person action gameplay than other titles. previous game. As with all studio projects, the quality of this game will really depend on how good its storytelling is.
Killer Klown From Outer Space
Out of nowhere, a game called Killer Klown From Outer Space was announced at Gamescom Opening Night Live 2022. Although its genre was not specified, the game’s executives did. work on Friday The 13th: The Game, so it could potentially be a similar 1v4 split multiplayer game.
The third-person sci-fi shooter Scars Above received a very brief teaser trailer at the event. While it will have its own unique identity, Scars Above seems to take a lot of Returnal inspiration, both in terms of its third-person shooter gameplay and its environment, a lot of which includes the exterior. Figures of stone aliens with tentacles.
Perhaps the most confusing trailer at Gamescom Opening Night Live 2022 that debuted was Wrydsong, the developer’s first game Something Wicked – directed by Jeff Gardiner, a former Bethesda employee. The game is set in medieval history, and looks set to be an open-world fantasy RPG.
Age of Empires 4 – Ottoman and Malians
This Age of Empires 4 trailer reveals some of the new civilizations heading towards the game. The Ottomans make their first appearance, with the Malians also having a brief look at the end of the video.
Gotham Knights, one of the most anticipated titles of the year, and had another teaser trailer at Gamescom Opening Night Live 2022. This trailer teased some of the game’s villains, including DC Comics key characters such as Harley Quinn, Mr. Freeze and Clayface, as well as another look at the Court of Owls, who still seem to be the game’s main villains. The release date of Gotham Knights has also been pushed to October 21, slightly earlier than the previous October 25.
Where Winds Meet
Where Winds Meet is a third-person open-world action RPG with multiple styles revealed in Gamescom Opening Night Live 2022. Boasting a rare sword and bow-based martial arts game, Where Winds Meet Set in the Northern Song Dynasty in ancient China.
Hideo Kojima’s Podcast
One of the few non-game segments in Gamescom Opening Night Live 2022, Hideo Kojima appeared with Geoff Keighley, but not to show off any of the titles he’s currently working on. Instead, Kojima announced that his podcast called Brain Structure will release on September 8 exclusively on Spotify. Keighley will also have his own news section on the show, and the podcast will be available in both Japanese and English.
As an amusement park simulator similar to Frontier’s Planet Coaster, Park Beyond takes things a step further, putting creativity and customizability first. From the look and feel of the trailer, players will have unprecedented freedom to create their own shops, roller coasters, and decorations.
Blacktail is a newly announced first-person shooter with a focus on bow combat that plunges players into a dark fantasy world. It looks like players will face a variety of strange enemies revolving around the legend of Baba Yaga, each of which is more deformed than their usual fairy-tale appearance.
A game that immediately sent chills down your spine, Dorfromantik had a short teaser trailer to announce its Nintendo Switch port. This game asks players to build their own city, on hexagons, while the lo-fi rhythm is more relaxing.
The Outlast Trials
First announced at Gamescom Opening Night Live 2022 last year, The Outlast Trials received another teaser trailer this year. As fans would expect, there’s plenty of blood, torture, and horrifying human dolls among many other horrors that pop up throughout the gaming experience. The trailer has also announced that some fans will be able to play the game later this year through a closed beta.
Dead Island 2
Dead Island 2 is finally back at Gamescom 2022, after years of being gone since the game was first announced. A makeshift shotgun with a bayonet plays a key role in the trailer, perhaps hinting that some Dead Rising-style combo weapon will be a key feature of the long-awaited sequel. this. Surprisingly, Dead Island 2 has been set for a February 3, 2023 release date, which seems pretty early for a game that’s been quiet for almost a decade – even though it’s clearly already been released. Complete development in four years with a new development team. In a brief interview after the trailer, the developers also confirmed that Dead Island 2 is set in Los Angeles.
Even more surprising, some Dead Island 2 gameplay footage was later shown at Gamescom Opening Night Live 2022. It seems that the game is leaning heavily towards a needless, over-the-top tone, with some choruses. Humorous dialogue and brutal zombie killings. If the game can stick to this tune, the title could manage to break away from its modern competition Dying Light 2.
See also: Gamescom 2022: ‘Everything’ announced at Opening Night Live (Part 1)