The Gamescom Opening Night Live started the iconic gaming convention in Germany with all the bells and whistles! Here’s our recap of everything that was announced during the ONL:
Announcements & Reveals
Everywhere – ex-Rockstar developer, Leslie Benzies, offered the first look at the incredible open-world experience of Everywhere.
Moving Out 2 – the sequel to an adorable “couch co-op” is in the works, as shown by this short-but-sweet trailer!
New Tales From the Borderlands – true, it had been announced back in April (and then leaked again a week before Gamescom), but today we finally saw the official reveal trailer, as well as the release date of October 21! That’s like, right around the corner!
Tortuga: A Pirate’s Tale – aside from the brief glimpse we got to see at ONL, we’re yet to learn more about this title.
Sonic Frontiers – brought in a new trailer and confirmed the release date of November 8.
Under the Waves – a visually stunning, story-driven adventure revolving around an oil company diver in the 1970s was announced and shown for the first time.
Moonbreaker – take a look at this digital tabletop game written by the legendary author Brandon Sanderson.
Stranded: Alien Dawn – a “planet survival sim”, Alien Dawn was presented with an incredible cinematic trailer.
Atlas Fallen – there are monsters and is the weapon, and we’re not going to make that Anakin joke. Watch the trailer instead.
Killer Klowns From Outer Space – the iconic 80’s horror franchise (that couldn’t scream 80’s more) joins the club of classic slashers-turned-games. Enjoy it with friends in a 3v7 format in early 2023.
Wyrdsong – despite a Norse component in the title, the upcoming open-world RPG from ex-Bethesda Jeff Gardiner takes place in an alternative version of historical Portugal. It’s dark, it’s filled strange entities and conspiracies, and it’s not coming soon enough.
Age of Empires 4: Ottomans & Malians – an expansion of the 4th installment in the legendary RTS series will add two new civilizations to the faction pool.
Gotham Knights – more villains, less waiting, according to the trailer shown at Opening Night Live! The game releases early on October 21.
Where Winds Meet – in this absolutely gorgeous world of Medieval China the player may become just about anybody, from joining various kingdoms to pursuing a medical career.
Park Beyond – if you’re into simulators, this one lets you build your own amusement park; watch it happen!
Phantom Hellcat – a hack’n’slash set in a cursed theater? That’s the proposal of the newly created developer Ironbird Creations and it looks hella good.
Dead Island 2 – how long has it been? Long. It took 8 years, but we finally got a gameplay trailer AND the release date of February 3!
New Trailers & Gameplay
Dune Awakening – watch the newest trailer of the survival MMO set in the Dune universe
Callisto Protocol – a new portion of solid horror gameplay
Marauders – the tactical FPS confirmed the early access release for October; watch the new gameplay footage
Lords of the Fallen – Hexwork Studio got rid of the “2” in the title and presented a brand new trailer for the dark, Soulslike title
Hogwarts Legacy – this time the trailer focuses on the story
Dying Light 2: Bloody Ties – new trailer for the first major story expansion
Goat Simulator 3 – THIS IS THE BEST THING YOU’LL SEE TODAY
Homeworld 3 – new gameplay for the third installment of the legendary sci-fi franchise
Genshin Impact: Sumeru Region – first look at the new characters, powers, and location
The Expanse – more of the story from the upcoming Telltale Games sci-fi title
Scars Above – another (but much darker) sci-fi title on the list got another trailer demonstrating the gameplay and the story
Warhammer 40k Darktide – look at all those customization options!
Blacktail – see the duality of witchcraft in the new trailer for the Baba Yaga-inspired game
Outlast Trials – the ultimate horror series delivered the freshest look at the closed beta
Keep an eye out for our Future Games Show (powered by us! 😉) coverage to learn about everything announced there! FGS kicks off tomorrow – see the times & ways to watch 💜