As always, The Game Awards can be divided into two halves: Celebrating the best video games released this year, and announcing plenty of new games that will come out in the months and years to come. The Game Awards 2017 was no different, with world premieres of new titles happening every few minutes like clockwork.
We already have a rundown of the winners of The Game Awards 2017, so here is a brief look at all the announcements, news and trailers revealed at the show.
New Death Stranding Trailer
Another year, another trailer for Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding that, once again, doesn’t make any sense. There’s still no gameplay footage, but you can watch the newest trailer, starring Norman Reedus, above.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild The Champion’s Ballad DLC Now Available
In a surprise announcement, Nintendo revealed that the second DLC for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, is now available for download. The Champion’s Ballad DLC includes a new dungeon, a quest line focusing on each of the four Champions, new armor, and most importantly, a new motorcycle for Link to ride on called the Master Cycle Zero.
Bayonetta 3 Announced, Bayonetta 1 & 2 Coming to the Switch in February
Nintendo also announced during the show that not only will Bayonetta 1 & 2 be coming to the Nintendo Switch on February 16, 2018, but that Bayonetta 3 was also in development exclusively for the Switch.
Soul Calibur VI Announced
Bandai Namco announced Soul Calibur VI, the latest entry in the long-running fighting game franchise. It will launch on the PS4, Xbox One, and Steam in 2018.
Campo Santo’s In The Valley of Gods Revealed
Campo Santo, the developers behind Firewatch, revealed that their next title will be a first-person adventure called In The Valley of Gods. Set in Egypt during the 1920’s, the game has a tentative release date of 2019.
From Software Tease Newest Title
From Software released a teaser trailer for its newest project, which features the tagline “Shadows Die Twice” and what appears to be rope wrapping around a piece of bone. Some are speculating that this is a teaser for Bloodborne 2, but From have not revealed any other details so far.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Gets a 1.0 Release Date
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds debuted a trailer for its new desert map, Miramar, and announced that it would move out of Early Access on December 20 on PC.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds also debuted a new live-action trailer ahead of its Xbox Game Preview launch on December 12.
Fade to Silence Announced
Black Forest Games announced Fade to Silence, a new survival game that will launch on Steam’s Early Access program on December 14. Fade to Silence is set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland where you have to fight to survive against harsh winter weather and supernatural enemies.
A new dark fantasy first-person shooter called Witchfire was announced during the ceremony. The most surprising part? It’s from the creators of The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, Painkiller, and Bulletstorm.
GTFO, a four-player co-op game from the game designer behind Payday and Payday 2, was revealed at the show. Players control a team of scavengers who are exploring an underground complex that is overrun with monsters.
New Metro Exodus Trailer Revealed
A new trailer for the stunning Metro Exodus was revealed during the show. Metro Exodus is set for release sometime in Fall 2018.
Fortnite Battle Royale Gets a 50v50 Mode
Epic Games revealed that Fortnite Battle Royale has a new 50v50 mode that is available to play now. This is a limited time game mode that will run until December 17.
World War Z Game Revealed
A World War Z video game was revealed by Saber Interactive. It will feature four-player co-op, and is based off the popular book and film series.
A Way Out’s Release Date Revealed
Hazelight Studios prison escape game A Way Out will release on March 28, 2018, for PS4, Xbox One and PC. A Way Out will allow you to play co-op with a friend online, even if your friend does not own a copy of the game.
Vacation Simulator Announced
Are you tired from simulating a job? Job Simulator developers Owlchemy Labs have you covered, as they unveiled their newest VR game Vacation Simulator at the event. Vacation Simulator will launch on PlayStation VR, Oculus, and Vive in 2018.
Accounting+ Revealed for PSVR
Crows Crows Crows and Squanch Games announced that an upgraded version of HTC Vive game Accounting called Accounting+ will release on PlayStation VR on December 19.
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