We’ve caught most of the big ones this morning, having decided that sleep was preferable to working through the night for The Game Awards. There’s a lot to sift through, a lot of release date announcements, and a lot that I’m so-so on writing up as a separate news story, so with Tuffcub away (who’d probably agree with me anyway), here’s just a big list of news, trailers and little tidbits from the show.
In no particular order:
- Saber Interactive announce a World War Z game
- A Way Out is coming on 23rd March with single copy online co-op
- Death Stranding got a new and continually incomprehensible trailer
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – The Champions’ Ballad is out now
- SoulCalibur VI announced for release in 2018
- A Way Out’s Josef Fares went on a bit of a rant
- Vacation Simulator is the sequel to Job Simulator from Owlchemy Labs
- Surreal Accounting+ game comes to PlayStation VR on 19th December
- FromSoftware tease Shadows Die Twice
- The Rock is still made about a 3/10 review from Game Informer for a game he was in…
- Get a glimpse of Media Molecule’s Dreams
- Metro Exodus gets a new trailer and Fall 2018 launch window
- Fortnite Battle Royale has a 50×50 mode between now and 17th December. Also, cross-play is coming!
- PlayerUnkonwn’s Battlegrounds version 1.0 is releasing on 20th Deember for PC, while the Xbox One Early Access version is out on 12th December. All additional maps will be free, with the second map already announced.
- Sea of Thieves is coming on 20th march 2018
- Jack Black is apparently in Psychonauts 2
- Witchfire is a new game from the developers of The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
- Firewatch developers Campo Santo announced In the Valley of Gods
- Some of the devs from PayDay are now making GTFO, a “terrifying four player coop game” which looks a little bit like Left 4 Dead…
Oh, and they also handed out some awards as well:
- Game of the Year – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- Best Game Direction – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- Best Narrative – What Remains of Edit Finch
- Best Audio Design – Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
- Best Performance – Melina Juergens as Senua
- Games for Impact – Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
- Best Ongoing Game – Overwatch
- Best Independent Game – Cuphead
- Best Mobile Game – Monument Valley 2
- Best Handheld Game – Metroid: Samus Returns
- Best VR/AT Game – Resident Evil 7
- Best Action Game – Wolfenstein II
- Best Action/Adventure – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- Best Role Playing Game – Persona 5
- Best Fighting Game – Injustice 2
- Best Family Game – Super Mario ODyssey
- Best Strategy Game – Mario + Rabbis Kingdom Battles
- Best Sports/Racing Game – Forza Motorsport 7
- Best Multiplayer – Call of Duty WWII
- Student Game Award – Level Squared
- Best Debut Indie Game – Cuphead
Congrats to the makers of BotW and Hellblade.
Oh and the rock complained about some game he was in? That’s fine, i’d like to complain about every movie he’s been in.
*Gasp!*, but The Rock is so good! That bit in the Fast and Furious 7 where he flexed his biceps and broke his cast? You’re welcome!
Witchfire looks and sounds really interesting, Death Stranding is still just ?, and that Fares guy sounds like a complete idiot – hopefully his game fails.
Even though its a pale shadow of PUBG, I’m getting a lot of joy from Fortnite’s BR mode, so nice to see they are expanding it. I’ve no interest in buying the main game though.
Also, PC owners of PUBG can play the second map now by installing the Test Server that comes with the game as a separate download.