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
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.