The Game Awards 2019's Biggest Announcements
These are all of the games (and devices) shown off during Geoff Keighley's The Game Awards 2019, including Xbox Series X and Ghost of Tsushima.
The Game Awards were held today, and with it came a plethora of new trailers and game announcements. In case you missed the show or are just looking for a summation of the games present, here is a list of everything shown off at The Game Awards:
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 X-Men DLC Revealed
Gambit, Iceman, Cable, and Phoenix are all being added to
Salam Puts You in the Shoes of a Refugee
An independent developer unveiled Salam, a game that puts you in the shoes of an African refugee. Microtransactions bought in-game will support refugees.
Maneater Trailer Shows Off the Shark-P-G
Maneater, the self-proclaimed Shark-P-G from Tripwire Interactive, got a new trailer during The Game Awards. It comes out for PC, PS4, and Xbox One on May 22, 2020.
Humankind from Amplitude Studios Gets First Gameplay
Humankind, which was revealed at another show hosted by Geoff Keighley, got another trailer. This one shows gameplay too! Humankind releases for PC in 2020.
No More Heroes III Gets a Funny Trailer
A trailer started for a Nintendo game that seemed to be called Goddamn Superhero; that being said, it ended up being a new No More Heroes 3 trailer.
Final Fantasy VII Remake Gets a Cloud-Focused Trailer
While this isn’t a new game, we did receive another trailer for Final Fantasy VII Remake from Square Enix. It mainly focuses on the game’s protagonist, Cloud Strife, and his adventures in the early part of the original that the first part of this remake covers. Final Fantasy VII Remake release for PS4 on March 3, 2020. It will be exclusive for one year.
Xbox Series X is the Official Name for Project Scarlett
In a surprising twist, Microsoft unveiled Xbox Series X, their next-gen console. Its trailer shows some conceptual parts of a new Forza and Halo Infinite. The console is huge, but I’m pretty darn excited to try it.
Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II announced for Xbox Series X
Following the Xbox Series announcement, Ninja Theory teased Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II with a really cool trailer. No release date was given, but it will be a console exclusive.
Redesigned Joker Appears in New Mortal Kombat 11 Trailer
Joker’s initial Mortal Kombat 11 design got some backlash, but a new trailer shows that NeatherRealm updated his look. Cassie Cage is also sporting a Harley Quinn outfit in the trailer.
Godfall Unveiled by Gearbox for PS5
Counterplay Games and Gearbox unveiled Godfall, a new sci-fi fantasy game, during The Game Awards. Shockingly, the trailer revealed that it was a PS5 game releasing during Holiday 2020. The trailer was purely conceptual but it looks pretty cool. Godfall is also coming to the Epic Games Store.
Bravely Default 2 is Coming to Nintendo Switch in 2020
Magic: The Gathering Returns to Theros in January
The next expansion for Magic: The Gathering was shown off during The Game Awards, proving that not everything announced necessarily had to be a “video” game.
PlayerUnknown Teases Prologue
PlayerUnknown teased a new project, simply called Prologue, during The Game Awards with the short trailer below.
Sons of the Forest Announced With an Odd Trailer
Canadian Studio Endnight announced an atmospheric first-person game with horror elements. It was definitely one of the odder trailers during the show. Sons of the Forest does not have a release date or platforms confirmed yet.
Riot Forge Unveils Ruined King: A League of Legends Story
Riot Forge is a new publishing division of Riot Games, and it announced its first two titles during The Game Awards. The first game in question is Ruined King: A League of Legends Story, a single-player turned based RPG game set in the Runeterra universe. It is being made by Darksiders Genesis developer Airship Syndicate.
Cyberpunk 2077 Delves into its Music
While it didn’t show much gameplay, a new behind the scenes video about the music of
Dungeons and Dragons: Dark Alliance Announced
A new action RPG Dungeons and Dragons: Dark Alliance was revealed during The Game Awards with a trailer that looks like it was shot on a GoPro. Dungeons and Dragons: Dark Alliance releases in Fall 2020.
Apex Legends is Getting a Christmas Themed Event
Roger Craig Smith’s tease ended up being about Apex Legends. It’s getting a limited-time mode called Winter Express, with the full event being called Mirage’s Holo-Day Bash. Apex Legends is currently available for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Ori and the Will of the Wisps Gets and New Trailer
Ori and the Will of the Wisps got a new trailer showing off more of its refined gameplay. If you weren’t already on board, this trailer should entice you. Ori and the Will of the Wisps also got a slight delay, as it is now releasing for Xbox One and PC on March 11, 2020.
Weird West Announced by Former Dishonored and Prey Developers
Former Arkane developers at Wolfeye Studios and Devolver Digital announced Weird West, which they say has the same values of games like Dishonored. The trailer features gameplay, so check it out.
Magic: Legends is an ARPG MMO
Magic: Legends, an action RPG MMO based on the popular card game, was announced by Perfect World Entertainment. Magic: Legends will release for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Twisted Pixel Announces and Releases Path of the Warrior for Oculus Headsets
Twisted Pixel, the game developer behind titles like ‘Splosion Man, Gunstringer, and Wilson’s Heart, and Oculus Studios announced and surprisingly released Path of the Warrior for Oculus Rift S and Oculus Quest during The Game Awards. It’s a beat ’em up styled after series like Final Fight and Streets of Rage, though it’s in VR. As I mentioned, Path of the Warrior is available now for Oculus Rift and Oculus.
Ghost of Tsushima Trailer Exposes Sucker Punch’s Beautiful Take on Japan
During Sony’s State of Play earlier this week, we got a teaser for Ghost of Tsushima’s The Game Awards trailer. During the event, we were able to see the full thing. It is actually pretty lengthy and includes gameplay. Ghost of Tsushima is coming to PS4 in Summer 2020 just before the PS5’s release.
Gears Tactics Reemerges at The Game Awards
After being announced over a year ago, Gears Tactics finally reemerged at The Game Awards. We saw some more about story and gameplay, and learned that it had a 40-hour campaign. Gears Tactics comes out on April 28, 2020.
Following Ghost of Tsushima, we learned about Naraka Bladepoint, another action-heavy game fused with Asian culture. Naraka Bladepoint releases in 2020.
Nine to Five Announced by Redhill Games
Redhill Games announced a new military game called Nine to Five that has a focus on tactics and strategic gameplay. They will launch an alpha in 2020.
New World is Coming in May 2020
Amazon Game Studios showed off their MMO New World during The Game Awards. It is releasing in May 2020.
Convergence: A League of Legends Story
Riot Forge actually revealed two League of Legends games today. Convergence: A League of Legends Story only got a short teaser, but we know it is a single-player action platformer that is in development for PC and consoles.
Surgeon Simulator 2 is Coming in 2020
During what was thought to be a commercial break, Surgeon Simulator 2 was revealed in a pretty funny trailer. That game is launching in 2020.
The Wolf Among Us 2 Has Been Revived
Slightly Mad Studios Debuts Fast and the Furious Crossroads
While we’ve known about its existence for a bit, Slightly Mad Studios finally showed off its Fast and Furious game today. It seems to have the same over the top action as the movies it’s based on. Fast and Furious Crossroads is coming to PC, PS4, and Xbox One in May 2020.
Here is how Managing Editor Logan Moore is reacting to these announcements (yes, that is actually him).
What was your favorite announcement? What are your thoughts on The Game Awards 2019 overall? Let us know in the comments below!