The Biggest Announcements from The Game Awards 2020
An annual ceremony celebrating the achievements of the video game industry, the 2020 version of The Game Awards paid host to Brie Larson, Gal Gadot, and the ever-so-lovable Swedish Chef. For those that missed the festivities, we’ve gathered all of the biggest announcements from the event in one place – no multi-page clickthrough required.
NieR Replicant ver.1.122474487139
A prequel to 2017’s cult classic NieR Automata, NieR Replicant ver.1.122474487139 (say that three times fast) has players taking control of a kind young man that has made a remote village his home. After his sister Yonah falls ill to the Black Scrawl, he sets out with the strange tome Grimoire Weiss to search for what are known as the “Sealed verses.”
The game will come out for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on April 23, 2021.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Final Fantasy VII Sephiroth Character Reveal
The latest character making their way to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the One-Winged Angel Sephiroth. The main antagonist of Final Fantasy VII, this character will be available as part of the title’s Fighter Pass Volume 2.
A secret agent thriller set in a near-future world, The Initiative’s debut title will be Perfect Dark. This reimagining of the IP is the latest title from Xbox Game Studios.
All N7 fans were able to get a sneak peak of the next chapter of BioWare and Electronic Arts’ Mass Effect with the latest teaser for the game. Created by a veteran team, the trailer looked at the early stages of the title.
The Next Dragon Age
Diehard Dragon Age fans were able to take a look at some of the new locations and factions that will be available in the next chapter of the series.
Among Us – The Airship Map
The latest update to InnerSloth’s Among Us will feature The Airship Map, complete with all new tasks, skins, and more. This free update will come out in early 2021.
Ruined King: A League of Legends
Airship Syndicate and Riot Forge are putting the fate of Bilgewater in your hands with the release of Ruined King: A League of Legends. Ahead of its release for PC and consoles in 2021, the development team has provided a first-look at the gameplay for the game.
Disco Elysium: The Final Cut
StudioZAUM is once again returning to the world of the award-winning open world RPG Disco Elysium with The Final Cut of the game. This update brings with it new political vision quests, full voice acting, and improved playability. Note that this update will be free to all current owners of the game.
The game will come out for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Steam in March of 2021.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War & Warzone – Season One
A new gameplay trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War & Warzone Season One made its debut today. The season will kick off for all platforms as part of a free content update on December 16.
Evil Dead: The Game
Get ready to grab your boomsticks – Boss Team Games and Saber Interactive are giving Ash a new gig with Evil Dead: The Game. This title will feature PVP and co-op action, more than 25 different weapons, and plenty of Deadites.
The game will come out for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, and PC in Summer of 2021.
Microsoft Flight Simulator – Xbox Series X|S
After making waves on the PC earlier this year, the world of Microsoft Flight Simulator will make its way to consoles. The same level of depth and complexity from the original release will be available in this release when it comes out in Summer of 2021.
In the latest trailer for Amplitude Studios and SEGA’s upcoming turn-based historical strategy game Humankind, the spotlight is put on the civilization leader Lucy.
The game will come out in April of 2021, with a new playable OpenDev scenario of the game coming in December.
Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection
Set to release for the Nintendo Switch on February 25, 2021, Capcom’s Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection once again has players taking on the role of Sir Arthur in this remake of the Nintendo Entertainment System classic. For veterans of the series, familiar enemies like Zombie, Skeleton Murderer, Pigman and Red Arremer will make their appearance.
Monster Hunter Rise
The latest trailer for Capcom’s Monster Hunter Rise transported players to the marshy Flooded Forest. In this new entry, players will be able to confront new monsters like the sleep-inducing Somnacanth and the omnivorous trickster Bishaten.
A demo for the game will come out in January 2021.
Players will be able to connect their minds to unleash their power to save the world from destruction with the release of Bandai Namco’s Scarlet Nexus. A new gameplay trailer was released, along with a release window – Summer 2021.
An action game set within a dark fantasy, weird wild west universe, Flying Wild Hog and Focus Home Interactive’s Evil West will put the spotlight on vampire hunter Jesse Rentier. The title will feature a narrative-driven campaign, and players will be able to upgrade their weapons and hunting tools along the way.
Unveiled earlier this year, Oddworld Inhabitants’ Oddworld: Soulstorm is set to be Abe’s biggest adventure yet. The newest video served as an accolade trailer for the title, highlighting a number of awards the title has won so far.
Studio Wildcard has got grand plans for ARK II. This title will star Vin Diesel as Santiago, and will give players the chance to use firearms and weapons against hostile humans and creatures.
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout Season 3
Players will be able to go falling in a winter wonderland with the release of Mediatonic Games and Devolver Digital’s Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout Season 3. Dubbed “Winter Knockout,” this wintery content will feature seven brand new levels and more than 30 new costumes.
Super Meat Boy Forever
Set to release on the Epic Games Store, Team Meat’s Super Meat Boy Forever will come out on December 23, 2020.
From the creators of Valiant Hearts and Memories Retold comes Digixart’s procedurally generated road trip ROAD 96. Players will venture along the authoritarian nation of Petria as they set out on a personal journey to freedom across a thousand routes.
It Takes Two
Hazelight Studios and Electronic Arts are teaming up once again with the release of It Takes Two. This title follows the story of the couple Cody and May, who find themselves turned into dolls from a spell. In an attempt to save their relationship, these two set off on a wondrous adventure as players team up for narratively driven co-op play.
The game will come out on PC and consoles on March 26, 2021.
The Elder Scrolls Online – Gates of Oblivion
The next big adventure for Zenimax Online and Bethesda Softworks’ The Elder Scrolls Online, Gates of Oblivion will take players and their companions to the very edge of oblivion. The Global Reveal Event for this expansion will occur on January 21 at 5pm ET.
Elite Dangerous: Odyssey
Players will be able to leave their mark on the galaxy with the release of Frontier Developments’ Elite Dangerous: Odyssey. Set in the 34th century, players will start with a small starship and set out to earn the ranks of the iconic Elite. Along the way, players will be able to engage in missions, emergent quests and tactical combat.
Known for their work on Gone Home and Tacoma, Fullbright and Annapurna Interactive’s Open Roads puts the spotlight on Tess Devine and Opal, who both embark on a road trip to explore a series of long-abandoned family properties. The first-person environments are complemented with hand-animated characters to create a unique experience.
The title will come out in 2021 – you can find the Steam page here.
A third-person bicycle road trip in video game form, Scavengers Studio’s Season tasks players with documenting, photographing, and recording life artifacts and memories before a mysterious cataclysm washes the world away.
The game will come out for PlayStation and the PC via Steam.
Pearl Abyss’ ambitious open-world action adventure Crimson Desert tells the tale of mercenaries that are struggling to survive in the unforgiving lands of Pywel. Every last action matters as players contend with mythical beasts, maniacal rulers, and hostile mercenaries.
The game will come out for PC and consoles.
An old school adventure from developer Four Quarters, Loop Hero features a world that has been thrown into a timeless loop. In order to restore balance to its world, players must utilize a deck of mystical cards as they position buildings, enemies, and terrain along the path of each unique expedition. Along the way, players will be able to unlock new classes, new cards, and devious guardians.
This Devolver Digital-published title will make its way to the PC next year.
The tropical open world adventure of Awaceb and Kowloon Nights awaits players looking for a warm getaway. Any animal or object can be controlled in this archipelago, and players can use each of these items/creatures to travel, solve puzzles and uncover secrets. Players can also get around with its free climbing mechanic, and a customizable boat is the perfect way to explore its turquoise lagoons.
A release date has yet to be announced, but you can find the Steam page here.
Back 4 Blood
Get ready to face a new apocalypse with the release of Turtle Rock Studios and WB Games’ Back 4 Blood. The latest project from the creators of Left 4 Dead, this next-generation co-op zombie FPS will see a closed alpha on December 17 – learn more here.
Century: Age of Ashes
The competitive Free-to-Play team-based shooter landscape gets a lot more mystical with the upcoming release of Playwing’s Century: Age of Ashes. Players select one of three classes (Windguard, Marauder, and Phantom), each with their own unique dragon. Once chosen, players can dive into Carnage (Team Deathmatch), Survival (6v6v6 – Last Team Standing), and Raid (Capture the Flag) game modes.
The title will arrive in Steam Early Access in February 2021.
Shady Part of Me
A unique emotional tale, Focus Home Interactive and Douze-Dixièmes’ Shady Part of Me puts the spotlight on a little girl and her shadow. Together, these two must cooperate, learn, and evolve through different dreamscapes as they progress in their poetic journey. The title makes use of both 2D and 3D gameplay, and players will be able to turn back time at any moment.
The game is available today for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. All those interested can take advantage of a 10% discount across all platforms from now through December 24.
Hood: Outlaws & Legends
The violent, medieval world of Sumo Digital and Focus Home Interactive’s Hood: Outlaws & Legends can be played early on May 7, 2021. Stealing treasures and dominating through loud and brutal combat is the name of the game, and players will be able to bring some friends along with its PvPvE combat.
The game will come out for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC.
Released today, the closed beta for Midwinter Entertainment and Improbable’s Scavengers will drop players into a hostile frozen wasteland. While there, players will team up in squads of three as they compete to survive and score datapoints against rival teams.
You can learn more here.
Warhammer 40,000: Darktide
From the creators of Warhammer: Vermintide 2 (Fatshark Games) comes Warhammer 40,000: Darktide. Set in hive Tertium, this four-player co-op action game tasks players with fighting together with their friends against hordes of enemies.
The game will come out in 2021 for the Xbox Series X and PC.
The Callisto Protocol
A new story-driven, single-player survival horror game from the creators of Dead Space, Striking Distance Studios’ and KRAFTON Inc.’s The Callisto Protocol tasks players to escape the maximum security Black Iron Prison in the year 2320.
The game will come out in 2022 for PC and consoles.
Overcooked! All You Can Eat – Swedish Chef Character
For fans of Disney’s The Muppets and Overcooked, the team at Team17 announced today that the Swedish Chef will make his playable debut in Overcooked! All You Can Eat. This bork-friendly character is free to download on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X for a limited time.