The Game Awards felt especially long this year and even worse, featured lots of celebrities who had lots to say but had nothing to say all the same.
But there was so much stuff here that I’m not going to waste your time with a witty intro, so please read on and enjoy as we recap all of the biggest announcements from The Game Awards 2023.
Kojima Jumped On Stage To Announce His Xbox Game And Brought Jordan Peele With Him
It’s called OD, and it stars Hunter Schafer amongst others. It will be a horror game “for all players and screamers” and will supposedly play differently to any other game we’ve ever played. Normally I’d roll my eyes, but with Kojima, you know it’s probably true.
Capcom Announced A Brand New Monster Hunter Game
It’s called Monster Hunter Wilds and it’s presumed to be a follow-up to Monster Hunter World. It’s releasing in 2025 and is releasing on PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. I hope you like waiting though, because Capcom won’t be showing off more of the game until December 2024.
We Got A Sneaky Peek At The World Of Hellblade II And Some More Gameplay Too
It’s looking amazingly realistic but the trailer still didn’t give much away. The game is coming to Xbox and PC in 2024. A more specific date would’ve been nice, but I guess beggars can’t be choosers can they.
A Brand New Jurassic Park Game Is Coming
It looks to take place around the same time as the first two films and will follow an original cast of characters left behind at Isla Nublar. It’s called Jurassic Park Survival and it’s coming to PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. And don’t worry, it’s confirmed to be a single-player adventure.
Arkane Revealed Their Next Game And It’s A Fucking Marvel Game
Look, I dunno, I’m just done with Marvel. But I trust Arkane. So we’ll see how it turns out. I’m sure it will be ok.
The Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons Remake Was Announced And We’re Pretending To Be Surprised
The original game was created by Josef Fares, who would later go on to make A Way Out and It Takes Two. It follows two brothers looking for a cure for their father’s illness. Hopefully they add co-op to it this time around. It’s releasing for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC on Feb 28th 2024.
Pony Island 2: Panda Circus Is A Surreal Horror Game
From the mind that brought us Inscryption, this new game looks to blend genres and mess with expectations just like that original game did. If you haven’t played Inscryption already, you should. It’s much more than a card game. Promise.
The Rise Of The Golden Idol Is The Sequel We Didn’t See Coming
The original game was compared favourably to The Return of the Obra Dinn and while this reveal trailer was pretty reserved, it looks to hopefully continue that trend. It’s releasing on all platforms and even Netflix sometime in 2024.
Usual June Is An Action Game That’s Anything But Usual
The game uses a stop-motion style of animation and features action gameplay akin to Devil May Cry. The music is kinda breezy too. It’s out in 2025.
Harmonium: The Musical Is An Adventure That Breaks New Ground For Accessibility
The game is a musical adventure in which the main character signs as she sings. The game is coming to Netflix and Xbox Game Pass when it launches, though no date was announced.
We Got A Peek At The New Game From The Creators Of Dead Cells Called Windblown
The game has a very cute but striking cartoony art direction but is still bloody and violent. The game also supports up to three player co-op. It’s out on PC early access in 2024.
The Trippy New Game From The Team Who Made Thumper Was Revealed
It’s just as trippy as Thumper was all the ways back in 2016. It’s out in 2024 and it’s called Thrasher.
A Dredge DLC Is Coming For Dave The Diver
I am kind of annoyed that I never thought of this collab myself. But the developers did. And that’s all the matters. It’s out on December 15th as an expansion for Dave The Diver.
World Of Goo Is Coming Out Swinging From 2008
Remember World of Goo? I do. It’s finally getting a sequel and it’s coming in 2024. Platforms weren’t announced but you can assume it’ll be on anything.
We Got Another Look At The Persona Team’s Brand New Game
It’s named bizarrely but Metaphor: ReFantazio is looking better and better with every look we get. It’s a medieval style RPG from the team who created Persona 3, 4 and 5. It’s out in 2024.
Matthew McConaughey Popped Up On Stage To Show Off A Game He’s In
It’s called Exodus and it plays around with time and time dilation. Developed in Austin, Texas, the team is comprised of a bunch of vets who worked on the original Mass Effect trilogy.
We’re Heading To Valhalla In The New God of War: Ragnarok DLC
It’s a roguelike experience that’s out on December 12th 2023. Even better, it’s free too. Wow.
The Next Aussie Game From The Untitled Goose Game Creators Was Shown
It’s been called a new videogame for you and your friends and has you exploring what I can only assume is a warped version of the Australia outback. It looks bloody good, is called Big Walk and it’s out in 2025.
Kemuri Is A Batshit Looking Action Game From A Much Loved Industry Vet
It’s called Kemuri and it’s by Ikumi Nakamura, who has previously worked on The Evil Within and Ghostwire Tokyo. She’s branched off and made her own studio and made the obvious pivot from horror to colourful action game, as everyone seems to be doing.
We Got A Look At The Next Game From The Ori Team
The game utilises an incredibly striking artistic style that looks 3D and 2D all at the same time. It’s an action slasher called No Rest For The Wicked and it’s out on PS5 and Xbox. More information is coming in March.
Sega Announced A Ridiculous Amount Of Remakes
There are a total of five games in development from Sega in series that many fans would know and love. Golden Axe, Streets of Rage, Crazy Taxi, Shinobi and Jet Set Radio Future are getting the remake treatment.
A New Dragonball Game Is On The Way And I’m Sure Fans Will Enjoy It As It’s Basically A New Budokai Game
There are characters screaming at each other while charging giant laser beams and shit. That’s what Dragonball enjoyers want, right? It’s called Dragon Ball: Sparking! Zero and it’s being touted as a spiritual successor to the Budokai Tenkaichi games.
We Got Another Look At The Single Player Dead By Daylight Game
It’s called The Casting of Frank Stone and it’s a single-player horror game that takes place in the world of Dead By Daylight developed by the teams that brought us Until Dawn and The Dark Pictures. It’s out in 2024.
Square Enix Are Graciously Giving Us Another Mana Game
The game is an action RPG set in the world of the Mana series. It’s called Visions Of Mana and it’s releasing on PC, Xbox and PlayStation in 2024.
We Got A Better Look At Rise Of Ronin And A Release Date Too
The game is a PlayStation exclusive taking place in ancient Japan afrom Koei Tecmo releasing on March 22nd 2024. Preorders open on December 14th. Sorry about that long sentence. I got carried away.
The Outlast Trials Is Coming To Consoles, Finally
I can finally live out my wildest dreams of escaping scary as fuck experiments with my friends. It’s releasing for consoles on March 5th.
Black Myth: Wukong Got A New Trailer And A Release Date
If you’ve not been following, it’s an action RPG rooted in Chinese mythology based on Journey To The West. It will be released in August 2024 for all major platforms besides Switch.
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Crown Got A Story Trailer Treatment
I’m pretty keen for this, and would play it without a story, so it’s nice to confirm it has a story. A demo is allegedly coming in January too. The game is also out in January. Life works in mysterious ways doesn’t it.
Lost Records: Bloom & Rage Is A Brand New Game From The Life Is Strange Team
The game is clearly from the team who made Life Is Strange, but the game opens with a big secret between a group of friends 1995 before continuing 27 years later to get all of the friends to confront said secret. Sounds intriguing. It’s out in late 2024.
A Brand New Action RPG Called The First Berserker: Khazan Was Revealed
It’s yet another Dark Souls-like same set in the world of Dungeons & Fighters. Apparently Dungeons & Fighters has been going for eighteen years but I’ve never heard of it. Good for them. It looks like a souped up sequel to Code Vein but with less vampires.
Ubisoft Has Set Yet Another Release Date For Skull & Bones
Hopefully it’s fifth time lucky at this point. Or fourth. I don’t know. I enjoyed the preview though so it’s got a chance of being good. Ships. Pirates. What’s not to love?
Last Sentinel Is A Mighty Fine Looking Debut From A New Studio
The trailer is the worst kind, telling us almost nothing about how the game plays, but it takes place in an alternate version of Tokyo. You play as a girl named Hiromi in this narrative-focused, open-world action game.
We Got Another Look At The First Descendant
Previously announced at Gamescom this year, it’s a third-person co-op action RPG looter shooter. I know. I can’t be bothered with it either. But the combat looks super fun so perhaps it might win me over. Up to four players can play co-op and it’s built in Unreal Engine 5.
A Gundam-Esque Game Was Shown Off For The First Time
It’s called Mecha Break, and it looks fast-paced. It’s a multiplayer arena game where you take to the skies in giant mechs. There’s a beta test coming up soon too.
The Warhammer: Space Marine Sequel Has Finally Got A Release Date
While it was meant to be out a few months ago, it’s got a sizeable delay. It’s releasing on September 9th 2024. There’s a nice collector’s edition, though it’s unavailable locally.
Yet Another Extraction Shooter Was Revealed And It’s Exoborne
It’s a tactical open-world extraction shooter. I think people are just throwing words together to see what sticks with these genres. The team has worked on The Division previously. While I’m here, play Exoprimal. It’s really good. Please.
Matt Mercer Introduced A Lengthy New Trailer For Asgard’s Wrath II
It’s a VR experience for Meta Quest that’s out next week. I’ve never heard of the first game, even though Shannon thinks I have, but this looks like a fun time for those looking for something meaty to play on their Quest.
Sean Murray Showed Off What’s Next After No Man’s Sky
The game is a true open-world experience that sees you working together with friends across a literal planet. You can ride dragons too. What’s not to love? I understand we’re probably a little bit skeptical but I think that Hello Games has well and truly learnt their lessons with No Man’s Sky. It’s called Light No Fire and while the trailer looks amazing, no other information was revealed.
Elphelt Valentine Is The Next Guilty Gear Strive Character
She’s out today and, even better, next year they’re adding a 3v3 tag team mode to the game.
The First Trailer For Final Fantasy XVI’s Two DLC Packs Was Shown
Echoes of the Fallen is out today and looks to be an arena-based add-on that has you fighting a whole bunch of new enemies. The other package, out in 2024, looks to be centred around the Eikon Leviathan. Looks juicy and wet especially if you felt that Final Fantasy XVI was missing a long wet serpentine snake.
The Alan Wake II New Game Plus Mode Is Out Next Week
While on stage accepting the award for Best Game Direction, Remedy confirmed that the new mode is coming next week to Alan Wake II and will include new story content too. I can’t wait.
We Got Our Final (heh) Look At The Finals Before It Launches Super Soon
The first-person shooter is created by Embark Studios, and focuses on team-based matches on maps with destructible environments. If you’ve been following this one, you’ll also be excited to know that you can play it today.