The Game Awards 2023 expectedly brought a ton of new game announcements and trailers, with developers and publishers like Supermassive, PlayStation, Xbox, and many more showing up to share what they have got cooking for the next year and beyond.
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Here’s a quick round-up of all the big announcements and trailers from the show.
All the Big Announcements from The Game Awards 2023
Kojima Announced OD for Xbox
At The Game Awards, Metal Gear Solid and Death Stranding creator Hideo Kojima debuted the trailer for its Xbox-exclusive OD (or Overdose). The characteristically odd trailer features face captures of actors Sophia Lillis, Hunter Schafer, and Udo Kier, who are reciting some strange poem and are terrified of something sinister. The game is described as “innovative” and “groundbreaking”, and also has film maker Jordan Peele onboard.
Capcom Announces Monster Hunter Wilds
Capcom announced Monster Hunter Wilds, kicking off the sixth generation for the hugely popular action-adventure monster-slaying franchise. Monster Hunter World kicked off the fifth generation of the series back in 2018, and gained massive worldwide popularity as it sold more than 10 million units.
Monster Hunter Wilds is set to launch sometime in 2025 for the PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.
Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 Gets New Trailer, Still No Release Date
A new trailer for Hellblade 2 dropped from developers Ninja Theory, featuring series protagonist Senua, wandering through a dark forest, battling mythical warriors, and encountering the usual bits of pain and turmoil. The game launches for Xbox Series X/S and PC sometime in 2024 (still no concrete release date as of yet!).
Supermassive’s Next Game is a…Dead by Daylight spinoff
Bastion and Hades developer Supermassive games announced their new game, a spin-off of Dead by Daylight. The first trailer featured spooky supernatural shenanigans, creepy characters and other horrific happenings. The game is described as a “cinematic” horror single-player adventure.
Marvel’s Blade Announced by Deathloop Developers
In a surprise announcement, Deathloop developer Arkane Lyon announced that they are making Marvel’s Blade, a single-player action-adventure game based on the popular comic book character. The trailer features Blade, aka Eric Brooks, getting a shave in a barbershop before an air raid siren prompts him to put on his shades and pull out his blade.
No Man’s Sky Dev Announces Light No Fire
Hello Games, the developers behind the hugely successful No Man’s Sky, announced a new multiplayer game called Light No Fire. The game is set to feature multiplayer adventures through “open world planets”, and allows players to visit planets, gather resources, build shelters, fight beasts and discover a variety of wild and alien terrains.
Final Fantasy XVI is Getting Two New Expansions
Square Enix announced two new expansions for Final Fantasy XVI. The first one is called Echoes of the Fallen, which will have Clive and the gang focus on a mysterious defence system powered by magic crystals. The other one is called The Rising Tide, and it features a new world to explore.
Echoes of the Fallen is out today, while The Rise of Tide will release sometime in 2024.
Don’t Nod’s New Game Announced
Life is Strange developers Don’t Nod announced their new game, Lost Records: Bloom & Rage, at The Game Awards 2023. The game is set in the 1990s, and features four women protagonists who encounter something strange in the woods once and then decide to revisit it 27 years later. The game is scheduled to be released sometime in 2024.
Dead Cells Developers Are Making Another Rougelike
Motion Twin, the developers behind Dead Cells, has announced another rouge-like with Windblown. The trailer featured characters chomping through neon environments to defeat enemies and become stronger. The game is set to release on PC in early access in 2024.
Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown Gets a New Trailer
Ubisoft showcased a new trailer for Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown, a side-scrolling action adventure released for PC, PlayStation and Xbox platforms. The game is scheduled to release on Jan 15, 2024, with a free demo launching four days beforehand, on Jan 11, 2024.
Ori Developer Announces New Pirate Game
Moon Studios, developers by Xbox-exclusive Ori, and publisher Private Division, announced No Rest for the Wicket, a medieval-pirate adventure that features a top-down isometric mode and bloody combat. While there is no release date yet, the developers have promised more details on March 1, 2024.
A New First-Person Jurassic Park is Coming
Jurassic Park: Survival was announced at The Game Awards 2023, with the trailer featuring ferocious dinosaurs causing absolute chaos through Isla Nublar. Not much is known about the game as of yet, but judging from the trailers, it might be a first-person survival game.
Tales of Kenzera: ZAU is a New EA Originals Game
Actor Abubakar Salim was on stage at The Game Awards 2023 to announce Tales of Kenzera: ZAU, a new EA Originals game starring a young hero who bargains with an immortal to save his father from death. The adventure game aims to explore themes of grief, and is set to launch on April 23, 2024.
Last Sentinel Announced by ex-Rockstar Games Dev
Lightspeed LA, a new studio formed by ex-Rockstar Games developer Steve C. Martin, announced Last Sentinel, a futuristic sci-fi adventure game where the police rule the land with their own robotic paramilitary force. The game’s main protagonist, dubbed ‘The Demon’ is deemed as the saviour of people and possesses some sleek combat skills.
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