Geoff Keighley's Gamescom Opening Night Live kicked things off for Gamescom 2021 and it was more packed than I was expecting if I'm being totally honest. ALL OF THE GAMESCOM OPENING NIGHT LIVE 2021 ANNOUNCEMENTS SAINTS ROW IS GETTING A MUCH NEEDED REBOOT https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?vYgjzDJA1o1E It's simply called Saint's Row and follows four characters as they build up their criminal empire. It's releasing in February 2022. MARVEL'S MIDNIGHT SUNS IS A NEW TACTICAL RPG FROM THE XCOM DEVELOPERS https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?vWz8Vw5tOf5M It features all your favourite Marvel characters including the X-Men and Blade and is coming in March 2022. There's a worldwide gameplay debut coming on September 1st. WE GOT A BETTER LOOK AT THE CALL OF DUTY: VANGUARD CAMPAIGN https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?vEtZWVTTyFNU This extended look follows a new character called Polina, who is played by Laura Bailey in the campaign. The game is launching on November 5th 2021. THERE WAS ANOTHER HALO INFINITE TRAILER AND WE FINALLY HAVE A RELEASE DATE https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?vlOthvD1rMbQ The campaign and the multiplayer will both be launching together on December 8th 2021 even though some members of the team said it wouldn't. Tee hee. A SNAZZY NEW ELITE CONTROLLER IS COMING TO CELEBRATE HALO'S ANNIVERSARY https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?vOCXfhdzKF3k It features some nice colouring and all of the other cool shit we've come to expect from the Series 2 Elite Controller. You can pre-order the controller HERE. AND A NEW HALO THEMED XBOX SERIES X CONSOLE IS COMING TOO https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?vsUs2Vb215-w It's releasing a little bit earlier though, on November 15th. It features a unique Xbox Series X design as well as a unique controller. You can pre-order the console HERE. HORIZON FORBIDDEN WEST HAS BEEN DATED FINALLY AND A FRESH PATCH FOR ZERO DAWN TOO https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?vrAyQVo0xEV8 The game was impacted by the global pandemic but hits in February 2022. You can replay the first game in the latest 60fps patch too, which is available right now. CULT OF THE LAMB IS A CUTE GAME WHERE YOU SACRIFICE SHIT AND I'M HERE FOR IT? https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v6uM7CQGZ6rE It's super cute, made in Victoria and coming in 2022. MIDNIGHT FIGHT EXPRESS LOOKS BRUTAL BUT ENJOYABLE https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?vi5PcFkTqoO8 The isometric brawler features a synthy rock soundtrack and some OTT melee combat. What's not to love honestly? It's out next year. APRIL O'NEIL IS A PLAYABLE FIGHTER IN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: SHREDDER'S REVENGE https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v_RfrrEF1VLo The game is shaping up to be an awesome beat-em-up and a nice homage to Turtles In Time, though we still don't have a release date. SUPER MONKEY BALL: BANANA MANIA IS GETTING A PERSONA GUEST START AND MINI GAMES https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v6dymvl5NdZg It'll include 12 party games with four-player split-screen support. Morgana from Persona 5 is also a playable character now so that's interesting isn't it. EVEN MORE CONTENT IS COMING TO SPLITGATE WITH SEASON 0 https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?vqZGZBYZI54Y Infection mode sounds like a vibe. The game is a free-to-play shooter that features guns and portals, what's not to love? UBISOFT SHOWED US EVEN MORE RIDERS REPUBLIC AND ARE EXTENDING THE BETA https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?vfA5h1Fgq9TY If this is your vibe, then this is it. UFL IS A FREE TO PLAY SOCCER SIMULATION THAT DOES THINGS DIFFERENTLY https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v9JnO7hx0nT0 It's described as a global online football league that's both free to play and fair to play. WE FINALLY GOT ANOTHER LOOK AT LEGO STAR WARS: THE SKYWALKER SAGA AFTER A YEAR https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?vfTZdCYKkzUc The game is looking really good and features a huge wealth of visual improvements to modernise all the older games. It's coming in the Australian Autumn next year. SYNCED: OFF PLANET HAS BEEN SHOWN OFF AGAIN BUT WITH A NEW LOOK https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?vCTcWDaPNTxo It's a companion shooter set in a techno-apocalyptic future. WE FINALLY GOT A LOOK AT GAMEPLAY OF THE OUTLAST TRIALS https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?vy-uxtyHnMEY You play as employees of the Murkoff Corporation in either single-player or co-operative settings. It's the first time the world of Outlast has jumped to multiplayer. DokeV IS A CURSED MASH-UP OF FORTNITE, ROBLOX AND WHATEVER ELSE IS SO HOT RIGHT NOW https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?vFaRbQHlegaM Like this was the longest trailer of the night? I guarantee you that I wake up tomorrow after having experience vivid nightmares from this music. JURASSIC WORLD EVOLUTION 2 GOT A CUTE NEW TRAILER AND A RELEASE DATE TOO https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?visKS2-xa5-8 Those brachiosauruses were couple goals. The game hits on the 9th November 2021 for every platform except Nintendo Switch. Welp. THE FAR CRY 6 STORY TRAILER IS LENGTHY AND LOOKING BLOODY BRILLIANT https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?vnzaHfpL2AdA Giancarlo Esposito could honestly spit on my face and tell me how much he hates me and I'd be okay with it. The story is shaping up to be the best in a Far Cry game yet. WE GOT A BETTER LOOK AT BLOOD HUNT https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v4e4y5_-JvWc Announced earlier in the year, it's a free-to-play battle royale experience that takes place in the same world as The Vampire Masquerades. I want it but I don't? It hits early access on September 7th. PARK BEYOND IS LIKE A MODERN DAY THEME PARK TYCOON https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v2ROFu9dnqxQ You'll be able to create the greatest theme park of your dreams. Remember when you could go to theme parks? The game hits in 2022. JETT: THE FAR SHORE HAD ITS RELEASE DATE ANNOUNCED https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v-M_WfHLVHh4 It's a very cute cinematic adventure from the team who brought us Sword and Sworcery. YOU'LL BE ABLE TO PLAY NEW WORLD SOONER THAN YOU THINK, MAYBE https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v1C8y7X5aXOc The MMO is the first major one from Amazon, and it's releasing on September 28th 2021. They're also opening the beta up to the public on September 9th through to September 12th. MARVEL: FUTURE REVOLUTION IS A MOBILE RPG AND IT'S AVAILABLE RIGHT NOW https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v3woPXLn9obE Not everyone at once please, form a line. LINDSAY ELLIS DANCED TO SOME TALES OF ARISE MUSIC https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?vhwH_HZRTsm8 I lose my breath when I walk upstairs so this is beyond impressive to me. NOTHING IS SACRED ANYMORE AS THE TALES SERIES MAKES THE JUMP TO MOBILE TOO https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?vzuPHqAH5dCs It's called Tales of Luminaria and it's releasing for both iOS and Android. DEADMAU5 IS CREATING A SOCIAL SPACE OR SOMETHING https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?vhFteHmOMKn0 Look I don't really know but this is definitely a Ewan vibe so please direct any questions to him. I think it'll be like a cool space for concerts or something? FALL GUYS IS GETTING A JUNGLE BOOK COLLAB https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?vI0imGOa0RkI It's cute. I should really go back to Fall Guys. VALHEIMS FIRST MAJOR CONTENT EXPANSION IS COMING AND HAS BEEN DETAILED https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?vpZbVOl8tAmg It's launching on September 16th and it's called Hearth and Home. Sounds cozy. WE GOT A LOOK AT CROSSFIRE X MULTIPLAYER https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v-tGyvt5zgPg Look I know it's been hard but a date for this would be nice I feel like I've been writing about it for at least two years. It's looking good though, and a bit more supernatural than I expected. WE GOT YET ANOTHER LOOK AT SIFU AND ITS GOT A RELEASE DATE NOW TOO https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v6DiuQ3JGEWY It's releasing in February for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and PC. THE SHOW CLOSED WITH AN EXTENDED LOOK AT THE DEATH STRANDING DIRECTOR'S CUT https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v-usmP3hjK8k It's really just what you'd expect - though the new items and abilities all look to make the game a little less frustrating if you ever found it as such.