Gamescom 2022 started: a night with more than 35 previews of new video games

Officially started a week full of announcements thanks to the Opening Night Livethe event directed by the journalist Geoff Keighley that works as the opening to Gamescom 2022. With a list of more than 30 premiere previews, the conference became the space that the gaming industry was needing.

Although the format remained in line with the idea of ​​playing world premieres without letting the public breathe between commercials, Gamescom took the opportunity to award the prizes for Most Wanted Game on PC (whose winner was Metal: Hellsinger by The Outsiders), Microsoft/Xbox Most Wanted Game (triple won by The Last Case of Benedict Fod by Plot Twitst) and Most Wanted PlayStation/Sony Game (which was awarded to Lies of P from Neowiz Games).

Amid the unstoppable rollout of news, three unusual outages also stood out: Hideo Kojima announcing his Brain Structure podcast, the premiere of a new electric car created by Mini and The Pokemon Company and inspired by Pikachu; Y the new fully customizable PlayStation Dualsense joystick.

What were the most outstanding games of Gamescom 2022?

Hogwarts Legacy (Warner Bros. Games)

Hogwarts Legacy (Warner Bros. Games)

The wizarding world of Harry Potter is no longer divided between good and evil, or at least that’s what this new trailer showed Gamescom viewers. With a stern warning from one of the Hogwarts professors about the use of the Dark Arts, a Slytherin couple ponders the need to use forbidden spells in order to defend themselves against a mysterious hour of zombies that threatens the tranquility of the legendary school of Hogwarts. wizards and witches.

Return to Monkey Island (Terrible Toybox)

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The iconic Stan S. Stanman walked viewers through a new gameplay trailer showcasing new stages, some mechanics, and finally, the reveal that on september 19 It will be the official release date of the long-awaited Return to Monkey Island.

Sonic Frontiers (Sega)

Sega took advantage of its space at Opening Night Live to tell a little more about the history of Sonic Frontiers and affirming uonce again that his immovable departure date will be September 9. From what the exclusive preview showed, a new enemy chases the blue hedgehog and gives entrance to giant robotic enemies that appear unexpectedly in order to destroy the protagonist. What will the “secrets of the ancients” discussed in the trailer be about?

Lies of P (Neowiz)

Neowiz took the Victorian aesthetic and added it to a reimagining of Pinocchio, where the puppet boy is actually an android who will engage in souls-like battles against giant robots responsible for the destruction of his home. Lies of P was awarded Sony’s “Most Anticipated Game” award and is due out in mid-2023.

New Tales From the Borderlands (Gearbox)

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Bringing back the narrative that players of the Borderlands franchise fell in love with, this new chapter sees the battle of three clumsy bounty hunters who want to capture a mysterious treasure captured by the enemies invading their planet. To fulfill their objective, the strange characters must face different challenges whose results will impact their final destiny. New Tales From Borderlands will be available on October 21.

Dying Light 2: Bloody Ties DLC

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Techland is ready to release its new DLC “Bloody Ties”, a section of history where humanity is shown that decides to start having fun sadistically despite the zombie apocalypse in which they live. “Every day they fight for survival; but today they will do it for the glory”, invites the leader of a circus that pits dystopian gladiators against zombies in an arena, in deathmatch matches where anything goes.

Gotham Knights (Warner Bros. Games)

Gotham Knights (Warner Bros. Games)

Warner Bros. Games revealed a little more about the story that unites the BatFamily, who must come together to defend Gotham City after the death of Batman and Commissioner Gordon. According to the trailer, a horde of villains including Harley Quinn, Talon’s forces, Mr. Freeze, and Clayface will cooperate with the mysterious Court of Owls to bring organized crime back to dominate the region. Gotham Knights will be released on October 21.

High on Life (Squanch Games)

SCREENSHOT - In "High on Life", talking weapons are part of the resources needed to defend against aliens who intend to turn people into drugs. Photo: Squansh Games/Microsoft/dpa - ATTENTION: Editorial use only with attached text and full credit mentioning
SCREENSHOT – In “High on Life”, the talking guns are part of the resources needed to defend against aliens who intend to turn people into drugs. Photo: Squansh Games/Microsoft/dpa – ATTENTION: Editorial use only with attached text and full credit mentioning

The bizarre and colorful shooter from the creators of Rick & Morty was encouraged to show a new gameplay preview where you can see the battle mechanisms in the middle of a fight with a funny enemy. Taking advantage of the same bizarre humor characteristic of Dan Harmon, the trailer showed that we will not only have to fight with aliens, but with the same weapons that we use and that want their moment of glory.

Where winds meet.

Where winds meet (Everstone Games)

With an experience based on Chinese mythology, this adventure with hyper-realistic graphics has the goal of becoming a mythical martial arts movie. The protagonists will move within the intrigues of the imperial dynasties and must explore an open world of grandiose passages while surviving the attacks of legendary enemies.

Moonbraker (Unknown Worlds)

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The pandemic inspired the developers of Unknown Worlds, who left the Subnautica franchise behind to create a turn-based strategy RPG based on a collection of miniatures. With the possibility of collecting characters, painting them as if they were to scale and playing a story written by Brandon Sandor, this new proposal will be deployed in Early Access on September 29.

Telltale’s The Expanse

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Amazon Prime’s space thriller is getting a prequel from TelltaleGames, following a group of novice scavengers and telling the stories of how the reality of The Expanse universe affected its well-known protagonists. The new interactive story will be available in 2023.

Killer Klowns from Outer Space (Teravision)

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From the game director of Friday the 13th: The Game comes the experience that revives the 1988 film and proves that killer clowns never get old. In the style of “Destroy All Humans”, Killer Klowns from Outer Space has fun with a horror circus adventure and a group of teenagers who do not want to fall into the hands of these strange aliens. While a release date hasn’t been revealed yet, the developer said there will be more news in early 2023.

The Callisto Protocol (Striking Distance)

The Callisto Protocol
The Callisto Protocol

closer and closer to its December 2 releasethe developer studio Striking Distance showed a new gameplay trailer where you can see the fighting mechanics and the level of gore that the new space survival horror experience will impose.

“What will be scary is the core mechanics: you have to know how to maintain the tension, the suspense, the ‘I don’t know what’s going to happen next.’ People are looking for uncertainty”, Schofield said about the development of The Callisto Protocol in an exclusive interview with Infobae Latin Power.

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide (FatShark)

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With cooperative mode for up to four people, this new story from the Warhammer 40,000 universe will follow the story of a squad that is the last bastion of defense against an unstoppable enemy invasion. With a dynamic similar to the shooter Left 4 Dead but with similar aesthetics to Doom, Darktide will be ready for its release to the public on November 30.

Blacktail (Parasight)

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Distributor Focus Entertainment’s new story follows a powerful witch who must choose between good and evil as she survives in an engaging graphic adventure set in a fantasy world. The experience will be available this summer, although it will be exclusive to Xbox.

The Outlast Trials (Red Barrels Games)

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Fans have been begging for this new story to continue the Outlast experience, but this sequel came in a way they didn’t expect. Locked up in a strange psychiatric hospital, the protagonists must survive the psychological terror of scenarios that seem to come out of “The Game of Fear”. Registration for The Outlast Trials Closed Beta will be available from October 28.

Dead Island 2 (Deep Silver)

Dead Island 2 (Deep Silver)

The Deep Silver team closed the games gallery with the confirmation that yes, Dead Island 2 is finally finishing development. With an irreverent tone and many references to cult B-style cinema, the story will tell the apocalyptic reality of the inhabitants of Hollywood and how they survive a region infested by zombies. Its official release date is next February 3.

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The Opening Night Live it was also a special space for those new titles dedicated to the genre of strategy and resource management, where games like Dorf Romantik (Toukana Interactive), Home World 3, Tortuga: A Pirate’s Tale, Moving Out 2 (SMG Studio), Stranded Alien Dawn (Frontier Foundry), Headspace Shipbreaker (Blackbird Interactive), Park Beyond (Limbic Studio) and new DLC for Age of Empires IV (Microsoft).

Of course there were ads with important action mechanics, like Dune Awakening (Legendary), Honkai Starrail (HoYoVerse), Friends vs. Friends (Brainwash Gangs), Atlas Fallen (Deck 13), Marauders (Team 17), Scars from Above (Prime Matter), Goat Simulator 3 (Coffee Stain Studios), The Finals (Embark Studios), Crossfire Babylon (Smilegate) Y The Lords of the Fallen 2 (Hexworks Studios).

Short announcements were added to this list that left much to imagine, such as the new Quantic Dream narrative game called Under the Wavesfantasy story Wyrdsong by Something Wicked, phantom hellcat from Ironbird Creations, the 3.0 update to Genshin Impact Y Everwhere.Gamethe mysterious gamified proposal that seeks to build its own definition of metaverse.

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Gamescom 2022 started: a night with more than 35 previews of new video games