December 11, 2020 – The annual Game Awards was aired December 10th by the one and only Geoff Kayleigh. Because of Covid there was no live audience, but it was nonetheless a spectaculair show with live game music from bands and a orchestra, and well known actors and directors calling in via Zoom. Looking for the full show? Watch it at Youtube. Only interested in the winners? Check them out here.

Below we completely focus on all the announcements made, and trailers showed during The Game Awards and this was a lot.

Loop Hero – New Announced

Release DatePlatformDeveloperPublisherWebsite
2021PCFour QuartersDevolver DigitalGo to website

The Lich has thrown the world into a timeless loop and plunged its inhabitants into never ending chaos. Wield an expanding deck of mystical cards to place enemies, buildings, and terrain along each unique expedition loop for the brave hero. Recover and equip powerful loot for each class of hero for their battles and expand the survivors’ camp to reinforce each adventure through the loop. Unlock new classes, new cards, and devious guardians on your quest to shatter the endless cycle of despair.

Tchia – New Announced

Release DatePlatformDeveloperPublisherWebsite
To Be AnnouncedPCAwacebAwacebGo to website

A Tropical Open-World adventure. Climb, glide, swim, and sail your boat around a beautiful archipelago in this physics-driven sandbox. Use Tchia’s special ability to take control of any animal or object you can find, and Jam on your fully playable Ukulele. A game inspired by New Caledonia.

Sea of Solitude: The Director’s Cut – Coming to Nintendo Switch

Release DatePlatformDeveloperPublisherWebsite
PC
5 July 2019
Nintendo Switch
4 March 2021
PC
Nintendo Switch
Jo-MeiQuantic DreamGo to website

Kay knows monsters. Monsters that you know, too. Loneliness, depression, and abandonment take on the form of frightening beasts and fantastical creatures in the award-winning Sea of Solitude, an action/adventure game revisited for the Nintendo Switch, now as The Director’s Cut.

Adventure through a beautiful and troubling world where nothing is as it seems, to confront and conquer your fears. Featuring a deeply moving script by Cornelia Geppert, Sea of Solitude: The Director’s Cut takes you through a drowned city where light has been submerged in darkness, and metaphorical creatures evoke painful emotions that Kay must face and overcome. Journey with Kay by boat and on foot, navigate harsh landscapes, solve puzzles and confront the monsters to help her find her inner peace and her sea of solitude. Experience an ever-evolving world rendered in lush visuals and supported by a mesmerizing score, and bring to the surface the inner strength that lies within us all.

Shady part of me – Launch Trailer

Release DatePlatformDeveloperPublisherWebsite
11 December 2020PC
Playstation 4
Xbox One
Nintendo Switch
Douze DixièmesFocus Home InteractiveGo to website

Shady Part of Me sends you on an emotional and dream-like journey, with breathtaking artistic direction and the enthralling voice of Hannah Murray (Game of Thrones, Skins).

As a little girl and her shadow, overcome emotional struggles through surreal dreamscapes across a touching narrative filled with twists and surprises. Both must learn, cooperate and evolve to progress in a poetic journey.

Nier Replicament – Gameplay Trailer

Release DatePlatformDeveloperPublisherWebsite
23 April 2021PC
Playstation 4
Xbox One
SQUARE ENIXSQUARE ENIXGo to website

NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… is a modern re-telling of NieR Replicant, which originally released in Japan in 2010, and is the highly anticipated prequel to NieR:Automata, the post-apocalyptic action-RPG that has sold over 4.5 million copies worldwide. In NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139…, players are invited to experience a dark, apocalyptic world as they join a brother’s captivating quest to cure his sister of a deadly disease – a quest which will in turn make them question everything.

Additionally, a trailer debuted during the show, offering players a deeper look at familiar locations, set to a newly recorded soundtrack by renowned composer Keiichi Okabe from MONACA (NieR series, TEKKEN, Drakengard 3). Fans can also catch a glimpse at the game’s beautifully updated visuals and newly illustrated characters from NieR:Automata character designer, Akihiko Yoshida from CyDesignation (FINAL FANTASY XIV, BRAVELY DEFAULT).

Century: Age of Ashes – New Announced

Release DatePlatformDeveloperPublisherWebsite
February 2021PCPlaywing LTDPlaywing LTDGo to website

Century: Age of Ashes, the multiplayer dragon battle game is now available for free! Customize your dragon, dive into the arena and compete to become a legendary Dragoneer. Burn your enemies and rule the skies!

Compete in intense online games and discover the fast-paced gameplay of Century : Age of Ashes! Dive into the arena alone or with friends and fight for your survival! Three varied game modes ranging from 3v3 to 6v6v6 await you: Carnage, Survival and Raid.

Perfect Dark – New Announced

Release DatePlatformDeveloperPublisherWebsite
To Be AnnouncedPC
Xbox One
Xbox Series X
The InitiativeXbox Game StudiosGo to website

With Perfect Dark, we’re aiming to deliver a secret agent thriller set in a near-future world.

We have built the Perfect Dark team at The Initiative by bringing in some of the most talented game makers from around the industry who all share a passion for storytelling, world-building and creating memorable game experiences. With the full backing from Xbox Studios to re-imagine one of the best loved IPs from gaming history, we couldn’t be more excited to share some of our early ideas.

Back 4 Blood – New Announced

Release DatePlatformDeveloperPublisherWebsite
22 June 2021PC
Playstation 4
Playstation 5
Xbox One
Xbox Series X
Turtle Rock StudiosWarner BrosGo to website

Back 4 Blood is a thrilling cooperative first-person shooter from the creators of the critically acclaimed Left 4 Dead franchise. You are at the center of a war against the Ridden. These once-human hosts of a deadly parasite have turned into terrifying creatures bent on devouring what remains of civilization. With humanity’s extinction on the line, it’s up to you and your friends to take the fight to the enemy, eradicate the Ridden, and reclaim the world.

Scavengers – Closed Beta Launch Trailer

Release DatePlatformDeveloperPublisherWebsite
2021PC
Playstation 4
Xbox One
MidwinterImprobableGo to website

The Scavengers Closed Beta drops players into a hostile frozen wasteland, where squads of three compete to survive and score datapoints against rival teams. Explorers are equipped with a combination of powerful abilities and signature weaponry to tackle the challenges of a vast strategic battleground that blends sandbox-style PvE and class-based PvP.

Hood: Outlaws & Legends – Release Date Announced

Release DatePlatformDeveloperPublisherWebsite
10 May 2021PC
Playstation 4
Playstation 5
Xbox One
Xbox Series X
Sumo DigitalFocus Home InteractiveGo to website

Faced with a merciless, unchecked state, rebels and rogues from every corner battle to claim their place among legends. To win influence with an oppressed people, rival gangs now compete in daring heists to hit the wealthy where it hurts. Folk hero or gold-hungry outlaw, only the best will escape with hard-earned riches. Gather your team of outlaws and attempt to steal treasure from an oppressive government in a dark and violent, medieval world.

Two teams of players compete to execute the perfect heist, in environments patrolled by deadly AI guards. Utilise the unique skills and mystical abilities of each character, moving in stealth to steal treasures unseen or dominating through loud and brutal combat.

The Callisto Protocol – New Announced

Release DatePlatformDeveloperPublisherWebsite
2022PC
Playstation 4
Playstation 5
Xbox One
Xbox Series X
Striking Distance StudiosKarftonGo to website

A New Story-Driven, Single-Player Survival Horror Game from the Creators of Dead Space.

Set on Jupiter’s moon Callisto in the year 2320, The Callisto Protocol is a next generation take on survival horror. The game challenges players to escape the maximum security Black Iron Prison and uncover its terrifying secrets. A blend of horror, action, and immersive storytelling, the game aims to set a new bar for horror in interactive entertainment.

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide – Teaser Trailer

Release DatePlatformDeveloperPublisherWebsite
2021PC
Xbox Series X
FatsharkFatsharkGo to website

Fight together with your friends against hordes of enemies in this new Warhammer 40,000 experience. From the developers of the best-selling and award-winning co-op action franchise Vermintide, Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is a visceral 4-player co-op action game set in the hive city of Tertium.

In the depths of the hive, the seeds of corruption threaten an overwhelming tide of darkness. A heretical cult known as the Admonition seeks to seize control of the planet Atoma Prime and lay waste to its inhabitants. It is up to you and your allies in the Inquisition to root out the enemy before the city succumbs to Chaos.

Open Roads – Teaser Trailer

Release DatePlatformDeveloperPublisherWebsite
2021PCFullbrightAnnapurna InteractiveGo to website

One fine fall day, Tess Devine and her mother, Opal, discover a cache of old notes and letters carefully stashed away in the attic of their house. Hints of deep-rooted family secrets, decades-old burglaries, a lost treasure somewhere near the Canadian border… What they uncover suggests a much darker mystery, best left well enough alone.

Dragon Age – New Announced

Release DatePlatformDeveloperPublisherWebsite
To Be AnnouncedTo Be AnnouncedBioWareElectronic ArtsGo to website

The world of Dragon Age needs a new hero – someone who can take on the evil forces threatening Thedas. Get a first look at some of the new locations you’ll discover and the factions fighting by your side in the next chapter of Dragon Age.

Endless Dungeon – New Announced

Release DatePlatformDeveloperPublisherWebsite
To Be AnnouncedPC
Playstation 4
Playstation 5
Xbox Series X
Nintendo Switch
Amplitude Studios
SEGA
SEGAGo to website

Endless Dungeon is a rogue-lite tactical action game, set in the award-winning Endless universe. Recruit a team of shipwrecked heroes, plunge into a long-abandoned space station, and protect your crystal against never-ending waves of monsters…  or die trying, get reloaded, and try again.

Crimson Desert – Gameplay Trailer

Release DatePlatformDeveloperPublisherWebsite
Winter 2021To Be AnnouncedPearl AbyssPearl AbyssGo to website

An epic of desperate mercenaries. A saga written in blood.  Crimson Desert is an upcoming open world action-adventure being developed by Pearl Abyss for both console and PC which will combine elements of narrative-driven single-player games with online multiplayer functionality. Built on Pearl Abyss’ proprietary, next-gen engine, Crimson Desert will deliver high fidelity graphics & game features, and a highly immersive gameplay experience. A story of survival, Crimson Desert follows a group of struggling mercenaries and the many characters who cross their paths in the vast continent of Pywel. This is a world where heroes are made, but not without incredible hardship, pain and perseverance.

Season – New Announced

Release DatePlatformDeveloperPublisherWebsite
To Be AnnouncedPC
Playstation 4
Playstation 5
Scavengers StudioScavengers StudioGo to website

Close your eyes, take a deep breath and let yourself be carried away by the great journey of Season, a third-person atmospheric adventure bicycle road trip game. Through the eyes of a young woman leaving a secluded community, you explore the wider world for the first time. Collect artifacts and memories before a mysterious cataclysm washes everything away…

Document, photograph, draw, and record life. Through a solitary bicycle journey, form your own memories, your own vision of the world around you. Your goal? Protect these treasures from being forgotten. Your quest will lead you to discover a new world; unknown, yet familiar. You will be immersed in different societies that will make you discover the mysteries of the world of Season; a surreal version of the mid-twentieth century, where thousands of years have passed without any progress. Find out what caused the last collapse and what might cause the next one…

Ark 2 – New Announced

Release DatePlatformDeveloperPublisherWebsite
To Be AnnouncedTo Be AnnouncedStudio WildcardStudio WildcardGo to website

Elite Dangerous Oddesey – Gameplay Trailer

Release DatePlatformDeveloperPublisherWebsite
Early 2021PC
Playstation 4
Xbox One
Frontier DevelopmentsFrontier DevelopmentsGo to website

Elite Dangerous: Odyssey allows Commanders to engage in missions, emergent quests and intense tactical combat on foot for the first time, seamlessly merging with Elite Dangerous’ iconic cockpit experience.

FIST – Delayed + Gameplay Trailer

Release DatePlatformDeveloperPublisherWebsite
Original Date
2020
Delayed Until 
April 2021
PC
Playstation 4
TiGamesTiGamesGo to website

F.I.S.T.:Forged In Shadow Torch, a PlayStation China Hero Project selected game. Take a glimpse of the original story and the arcade-style combat in an interconnected Metroidvania game map combining oriental city view and gorgeous dieselpunk aesthetics. Presenting an excellent visual performance to bring the old-school genre to a new level.

Evil Dead The Game – New Announced

Release DatePlatformDeveloperPublisherWebsite
2021PC
Playstation 4
Playstation 5
Xbox One
Xbox Series X
Nintendo Switch
Saber InteractiveBoss Team GamesGo to website

Ghost and Goblins Resurrection – New Announced

Release DatePlatformDeveloperPublisherWebsite
25 February 2021Nintendo SwitchCapcomCapcomGo to website

The beloved Ghosts ‘n Goblins series from Capcom makes a comeback on Nintendo Switch! Armor up as Arthur for an all-new adventure in Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection,

Returnal – Release Date Announced + Gameplay Trailer

Release DatePlatformDeveloperPublisherWebsite
19 March 2021Playstation 5Housemarque GamesPlaystation StudiosGo to website

Returnal combines action with roguelike gameplay into a third-person shooter where players fight to survive a hostile planet that changes with every death. Players can switch instinctively between firing modes by using a single adaptive trigger and can get right back into the action after dying. PS5’s immersive 3D audio brings the alien world to life around the player, helping players navigate the intense positional combat.

Outriders – New Trailer

Release DatePlatformDeveloperPublisherWebsite
PC – PS4/5 – Xbox One/Series X
Original Date
Holiday 2020
Delayed Until
2 February 2021
Stadia
2021
PC
Playstation 4
Playstation 5
Xbox One
Xbox Series X
Stadia
People Can FlySquare EnixGo to website

Outriders is a 1-3 player co-op RPG shooter set in an original, dark and desperate sci-fi universe. As mankind bleeds out in the trenches of Enoch, you’ll create your own Outrider and embark on a journey across the hostile planet. With rich storytelling spanning a diverse world, you’ll leave behind the slums and shanty towns of the First City and traverse forests, mountains and desert in the pursuit of a mysterious signal. Combining intense gunplay with violent powers and an arsenal of increasingly twisted weaponry and gear-sets, Outriders offers countless hours of gameplay from one of the finest shooter developers in the industry – People Can Fly.

Road 96 – New Announced

Release DatePlatformDeveloperPublisherWebsite
2021PCDigixartDigixartGo to website

Road 96 is a crazy, beautiful road-trip. The discovery of exciting places, and unusual people on your own personal journey to freedom. An ever-evolving story-driven adventure inspired by Tarantino, The Coen Brothers, and Bong Joon-ho. Made by the award-winning creators of Valiant Hearts and Memories Retold. Moments of action, exploration, contemplative melancholy, human encounters and wacky situations. Set against a backdrop of authoritarian rule and oppression.

A stunning visual style, a soundtrack filled with 90s hits, and a thousand routes through the game combine so each player can create their own unique stories on Road 96.

Super Meat Boy Forever – Release Date + New Trailer

Release DatePlatformDeveloperPublisherWebsite
PC
23 December 2020
PS4 – Xbox One – Nintendo Switch
2021
PC
Playstation 4
Xbox One
Nintendo Switch
Team MeatTeam MeatGo to website

Super Meat Boy Forever is finally here! It’s time to punch stuff and die a lot!

It takes Two – Release Date Announced + New Trailer

Release DatePlatformDeveloperPublisherWebsite
26 March 2021PC
Playstation 4
Playstation 5
Xbox One
Xbox Series X
HazelightHazelightGo to website

With Friend’s Pass, invite someone who you’d like to share this genre-bending, mind-blowing, co-op only platform adventure with – for free!

Play as the clashing couple Cody and May, two humans turned into dolls by a magic spell. Trapped in a fantastical world, they’re reluctantly challenged with saving their fractured relationship by the suave love guru Dr. Hakim. A huge variety of gleefully disruptive gameplay challenges stand between them and their return to normal.

From the award-winning studio Hazelight, creators of A Way Out and industry-leaders of narratively driven cooperative play, comes a wondrous adventure where only one thing’s for certain: we’re better together.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Gates of Oblivion – Teaser Trailer

Release DatePlatformDeveloperPublisherWebsite
2021PCBethesda SoftworksBethesda SoftworksGo to website

Destruction comes to Tamriel with the Gates of Oblivion, The Elder Scrolls Online’s next big year-long adventure. Tune in to the Global Reveal Event via twitch.tv/Bethesda on January 21 at 5PM EST to get a first look at ESO’s upcoming Chapter, DLCs, and the epic new storyline that’ll take you and your companions to the very edge of oblivion.

Monster Hunter Rise – Coming to Nintendo Switch

Release DatePlatformDeveloperPublisherWebsite
26 March 2021Nintendo SwitchCapcomCapcomGo to website

Wade through the marshy Flooded Forest and confront new monsters, such as the sleep-inducing Somnacanth and the omnivorous trickster Bishaten!

Oddworld Soulstorm – New Trailer

Release DatePlatformDeveloperPublisherWebsite
Original Date
2020
Delayed Until
Spring 2021
Nintendo SwitchOddworld InhabitantOddworld InhabitantGo to website

Oddworld: Soulstorm picks up from where New ‘n’ Tasty ended. Abe has defeated Mollusk the Glukkon, his former boss and RuptureFarms’ meanest inhabitant, overthrown RuptureFarms and liberated workmates.

Now, Abe – along with 300 newly emancipated Mudokons – find themselves without food, water or a place to call home. Stranded alone in the desert, they find solace in a strange new brew – a delicious drink that has insidious ramifications for their newfound freedom.

Oddworld: Soulstorm will continue to chew up the themes of environmentalism, capitalism, consumerism and addiction that critics and fans found so engaging in the “AAA Indie” release of Oddworld’s last pensive platformer, New ’n’ Tasty.

Evil West – New Announced

Release DatePlatformDeveloperPublisherWebsite
2021PC
Playstation 4
Playstation 5
Xbox One
Xbox Series X
Flying Wild HogFocus Home InteractiveGo to website

An action game playable solo or in co-op and set within a dark fantasy, weird wild west universe. A dark menace consumes the American frontier. As one of the last agents in a top-secret vampire-hunting institute, you are the final line between humanity and a deep-rooted terror that now emerges from the shadows. Rise up to become a Wild West Superhero, eradicate the vampire threat and save the United States! In visceral, explosive combat, unleash hell with your firearms, lightning-fueled gauntlet and gadgets.

Kill bloodthirsty monstrosities in style as a lone hunter or in co-op with a friend. Explore and fight in a narrative-driven campaign while upgrading your weapons and hunting tools. Unlock new perks to evolve your monster-slaying mastery, crafting your own playstyle to defeat the supernatural hordes.

Scarlet Nexus – New Trailer

Release DatePlatformDeveloperPublisherWebsite
2021PC
Xbox One
Xbox Series X
BANDAI NAMCO StudiosBANDAI NAMCO Entertainment AmericaGo to website

Connect your minds to unleash your power and save our world from destruction. In a far distant future, a psionic hormone was discovered in the human brain, granting people extra-sensory powersand changing the world as we know it. Just as humanity was entering this new era, deranged mutants known as Others began to descend from the sky with a thirst for human brains. Highly resistant to conventional attack methods, extreme measures needed to be taken to battle the overwhelming threat and preserve humanity. Those with acute extra-sensory abilities, known as psionics, were our chance to fight the onslaught from above. To this day, psionics have been scouted for their talents and recruited to the Other Suppression Force (OSF), humanity’s last line of defense.

Take on the role of Yuito Sumeragi, a new recruit to the OSF aiming to become an elite psionic like the one who saved him as a child. Armed with a talent in psycho-kinesis, explore the futuristic city of New Himuka and uncover the mysteries of a Brain Punk future caught between technology and psychic abilities in SCARLET NEXUS.

Ruined King: A League of Legends Story – Gameplay Trailer

Release DatePlatformDeveloperPublisherWebsite
2021PCRiot GamesRiot ForgeGo to website

Ruined King: A League of Legends Story is a story-driven, turn based role-playing game (RPG) being developed by Airship Syndicate and published by Riot Forge. Set after the events of Burning Tides, players will take control of LoL champions and explore the bustling city of Bilgewater and the mysterious Shadow Isles in a game for the first time. Featuring fan favorite champions, innovative turn-based combat, and beautiful art direction along with brand new surprises and plenty of poros, Ruined King: A League of Legends Story advances the stories of many champions in the LoL Universe and offers an exciting new way to experience the World of Runeterra.

The Next Mass Effect – Teaser Trailer

Release DatePlatformDeveloperPublisherWebsite
2021PC BiowareElectronic ArtsGo to website

Get a sneak peek at the next chapter of the Mass Effect universe. A veteran team at BioWare is in the early stages of what is on the horizon for the Mass Effect franchise, and is excited to show you where we’ll be heading next!


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