All The Big Summer Game Fest Kickoff Show Announcements

Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest Kickoff Live kicked things off for E3 2021 and it didn’t disappoint. We got to see a new Borderlands spin-off, an expanded edition of Death Stranding and of course the all-mighty Elden Ring.

ALL OF THE SUMMER GAME FEST 2021 ANNOUNCEMENTS

TINY TINA’S WONDERLANDS TAKES THE BORDERLANDS EXPERIENCE IN A NEW DIRECTION

Andy Samberg, Wanda Sykes, and Will Arnett are joining Ashly Burch’s Tiny Tina in a high-fantasy take on a looter shooter with spell casting and everything. It’s out in early 2022.

THE SHOW CLOSED OUT WITH HEAPS OF JUICY NEW ELDEN RING FOOTAGE AND A RELEASE DATE

The game looks to feature the same striking art direction that the From Software are known for and some intense and meaty combat. It’s due for release on January 21st 2022 for both current and next-gen consoles.

HIDEO KOJIMA MADE A SURPRISE APPEARANCE TO REVEAL DEATH STRANDING DIRECTOR’S CUT

(EVEN THOUGH I’M PRETTY SURE HE DIRECTED THE ORIGINAL GAME TOO)

The trailer sees Norman Reedus’ Sam Porter mimicking Solid Snake in a kooky way. The game is “coming soon” but not much more was shown as the full reveal is just “weeks away”.

JEFF GOLDBLUM TOOK TO THE VIRTUAL STAGE TO REVEAL JURASSIC WORLD EVOLUTION 2

It’s coming this year to PC, Xbox, and PlayStation, though the trailer didn’t show too much off.

JAPANESE BREAKFAST PERFORMED A SONG AND REVEALED THE RELEASE DATE FOR SABLE

It’s an open-world indie game that sees a young girl attempting her rite of passage. The game hits PC and Xbox Series S|X on September 23rd.

A KOREAN MMORPG LOST ARK IS COMING TO THE WEST IN 2021

It’s hitting PC later this year and while it’s not my jam I’m sure it’s someones.

METAL SLUG IS GETTING THE RTS TREATMENT  IN METAL SLUG TACTICS

It merges the strategy gameplay elements of games like Fire Emblem and Advance Wars with the world of Metal Slug. What an iconic fit honestly.

WE GOT A LOOK AT SEASON 4 OF CALL OF DUTY: WARZONE

There are new weapons, maps, and operators. There’s even new Zombies content too. The season hits next week.

RYAN REYNOLDS SHOWED US A TRAILER FOR HIS NEXT FILM

Summer Game Fest starting off strong with a trailer for a film he shot in 2019. Ninja is even in it. Wowee.

WE GOT A SNEAK PEEK AT THE NEW CONTENT COMING TO AMONG US

A new mode called Hide & Seek. New roles. New colours and skins. New visor cosmetics. A fifth map. It’s all a bit too much really.

SHUHEI YOSHIDA REVEALED A NEW GAME FROM SKA STUDIOS

It’s called Salt and Sacrifice, and it’s from the team who brought you The Dishwasher as well as Salt and Sanctuary. It features a similar artistic direction to the developer’s previous games. It’s out in 2022 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.

WE GOT A LITTLE SNEAK PEEK AT THE DARK ALLIANCE FOOTAGE

Yes well.

WE GOT ANOTHER TRAILER FOR SOLAR ASH AND IT WAS SYNTHY AND ETHEREAL

From the team who brought us Hyper Light Drifter, the game looks like a trippy Shadow of the Colossus. It’s out this year for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.

VALORANT TEASED SOMETHING FOR ABOUT A QUARTER OF A MINUTE

It’s literally less than fifteen seconds and breaks my ground, that’s for sure.

ESCAPE FROM TARKOV IS GETTING A NEW MAP

Somebody is happy somewhere and I’m happy for them. The new map takes things to a new urban setting called Concordia.

TWO POINT CAMPUS IS THE NEXT GAME FROM THE TWO POINT HOSPITAL TEAM

It looks to keep the same art style as Two Point Hospital, as well as the same kooky sense of humour. It’s coming to every major platform sometime in 2022.

SMITE HAS BEEN AROUND FOR NINE YEARS AND NOW STRANGER THINGS IS THERE TOO

In the trailer we see Eleven and Hopper fighting the Demogorgon and Mind Flayer. It arrives with the battle pass in July.

KOCH MEDIA REVEALED THEIR NEW PUBLISHING IMPRINT

It’s called Prime Matter and they’ve already got twelve games on the way. They’re even working on a new Painkiller game. You can check out their current portfolio HERE.

THE ANACRUSIS WAS REVEALED AND IT’S LOOKING VERY GROOVY

What if Left 4 Dead took place at a disco? That’s what The Anacrusis looks like. It takes place aboard a spaceship in the 70s and features co-op.

THE FAST & THE FURIOUS IS COMING TO ROCKET LEAGUE AGAIN

It’s a three-car pack and it hits in June. My engines are revved, that’s for sure.

A BRAND NEW DEVELOPER REVEALED THEIR NEW VAMPIRE MULTIPLAYER GAME

It’s set in the Vampire: The Masquerade world and features a mix of supernatural powers and conventional weaponry.  It’s coming in 2021 and called Vampire: The Masquerade Blood Hunt.

WE GOT A PROPER LOOK AT THE NEXT DARK PICTURES GAME AND RELEASE DATE

The game stars Ashley Tisdale as a CIA Officer stranded with her squad in an ancient temple underneath Iraq. I enjoyed the game when I got to have a look at it last month. It’s coming October 22nd 2021 and there’s even a cool collector’s edition too.

TALES OF ARISE GOT YET ANOTHER TRAILER AND IT’S LOOKING MIGHTY FINE

The Tales series has never looked so hot. It’s coming on September 10th 2021.

THE NEXT GAME FROM THE CREATOR OF JOURNEY AND FLOW WAS GIVEN A RELEASE DATE FOR SWITCH

Sky: Children of the Light was previously only available on mobile, but makes the jump to Nintendo Switch this month.

A BEAUTIFUL NEW HAND-PAINTED ADVENTURE GAME WAS SHOWN OFF

It’s called Planet of Lana: An Off-Earth Odyssey and it’s releasing in 2022 for PC and Xbox.

WE GOT A SNEAK PEEK AT TWO UPDATED HEROES IN OVERWATCH 2

Bastion and Sombra look better, that’s for sure. The game remains without a release date.

MONSTER HUNTER STORIES 2 GOT A NEW AND MELODRAMATIC STORY TRAILER

There’s some dramatic piano, hokey accents, and lots of shiny crystals. The game launches for the Switch in a few months on July 9th.

ENDLESS DUNGEON STILL EXISTS AND THERE WAS SOME MORE GAMEPLAY REVEALED FOR IT

It’s not my jam but to quote Ewan at 5:21am “this game looks pretty good” and that’s enough of an endorsement for me. It’s a rogue-lite tactical action game.

GIANCARLO ESPOSITO DROPPED IN TO CHAT FAR CRY 6……KIND OF

There was no new gameplay shown, but Giancarlo spoke about his character in the game and settled the debate on which of his characters would win in a fight once and for all.

FALL GUYS IS GETTING A NIER AUTOMATA COSTUME

It’s none other than 2B and it’s absolutely adorable. She hits the game on June 18th, so next week! Hot.

A NEW STUDIO HAS FORMED HEADED BY FORMER CALL OF DUTY DEVELOPERS

They’re called Deviation Games and they’re working on a brand new IP. Groundbreaking, if you will. Their words, not mine. They’re partnering with PlayStation for their first project.

BACK 4 BLOOD IS GETTING THE BETA TREATMENT AND SOME MORE TEASING FOOTAGE

It’s looking very Left 4 Dead, as you’d expect, but the enemy variety and THAT BOSS looks even cooler. The beta begins in the first week of August.

TUNIC IS AND CONTINUES TO BE LIFE WITH A DEMO COMING TOO

You play as a cute little fox in this Zelda-esque adventure. There will be a demo releasing next week for us all to try soon.

TRIBES OF MIDGARD WAS REVEALED AND LOOKS TO BE A SOLID LITTLE RPG

The game is an action-adventure title heavily drawing from Norse mythology. It hits on July 27th for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and PC.

BRUCE CAMPBELL HIMSELF SHOWED OFF SOME NEW FOOTAGE OF THE EVIL DEAD GAME

It’s more or less what you’d expect – super gorey and super tongue in cheek. You’ll be able to play as heroes from the series history.


You can find all of the E3 announcements so far right HERE.

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