Another year, another Summer Game Fest! Much like last year’s event, the Summer Game Fest featured new trailers and announcements for exciting upcoming games. Anyone who was able to attend the virtual event was able to witness these announcements first-hand.
But if you weren’t able to make the show, that’s okay! We were able to watch the entire event and take notes on every interesting and exciting thing that they announced. But just what exactly is coming out? Were any brand new games announced? We’ll be answering all your questions and more!
What Made us Excited at Summer Game Fest 2022
Without any further delays, let’s get right into this article for everything interesting announced at the Summer Game Fest! These announced games are in no particular order.
1. The Callisto Protocol
As we all know, The Callisto Protocol is a brand new game coming to us from the makers of the Dead Space series! This spiritual successor features all things familiar for fans of the original Dead Space, including a creepy run-down outpost in space, horrifyingly gory monsters, and lots of tense moments!
At this year’s Summer Game Fest, we were able to get a brand new cut of the trailer that was shown off at The State of Play Event. The trailer features similar locations and enemies but shows off some new details of the game. It is very action-packed and features loads of gore. You can see the bones poking out of enemies, and at the very end, our hero gets shredded to pieces!
Gunplay was shown, and it appears that you can jump out of the way/dodge incoming enemy attacks. The game is set for a release date this year, on December 2, 2022.
2. Aliens: Dark Descent
Fans of the Aliens franchise will be happy to hear that they’re getting a brand new game! Known as Aliens: Dark Descent, it’s a tactical squad-based top-down shooter. The new trailer did not show any gameplay, but it did give us an impression of the story and the tone of the game. Focus Entertainment describes the game as “a new and original Alien story,” which has many fans excited.
Some fans, however, are on the fence about this new game, as can be seen by the like-to-dislike ratio on the trailer here. Many are open-minded about the new project but would have preferred to see a sequel to the highly-praised Alien: Isolation game (to be honest with you, I kinda agree). Only time will tell if this new game is worth playing.
Aliens: Dark Descent is set for a release date of sometime in 2023. It will be released for PC, the Playstation 4 and 5, as well as the Xbox Series X and the Xbox One.
3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
The upcoming sequel to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019 showcased a brand new trailer at the Summer Game Fest. The trailer gave us a glimpse into the campaign, showing off a few characters, some action-packed gameplay, and a few other minor details. It was set on board an oil rig platform. If you love the traditional Call of Duty campaigns, you should feel right at home.
The trailer failed to show off anything we don’t already expect from a Call of Duty game, and it looks like we’ll be getting more Modern Warfare without any new twists. Hopefully, they’ll show off something more interesting in the future. I’m sure the campaign will be fine, but I highly doubt it will top the amazing Black Ops Cold War campaign of 2020.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is set to hit shelves and digital stores for $69.99 for both PlayStation 4 and 5 consoles, both current and last-gen Xbox consoles, as well as the PC. Steam users will be happy to hear that it will be returning to the platform on day one of its release.
WitchFire is an upcoming fantasy FPS that mixes a fantasy setting with guns and magical powers. The gameplay trailer they showed off at the event showed off fast-paced, action-packed combat. It appears to be an arena shooter with loads of different options for mobility.
There is a diverse cast of unique-looking weapons for you to obtain, and several different magical powers you can cast. Many people compared the footage shown to that of Bioshock, and I can certainly see the resemblance. The music is also to die for, and it’s the cherry on top of this already sweet-looking package.
The game will be coming to early access soon on the Epic Games Store later sometime later this year. Seemingly, it will be a PC exclusive at lunch but will come to consoles eventually.
5. The Last of Us Remake + Factions
The Last of Us: Part 1 is being remade for the PS5! There have long been rumors that a Last of Us remake was coming to modern consoles and the PC, but nothing was really confirmed until the Summer Game Fest. They showed off some in-game footage and a look at the new real-time cutscenes, and oh boy, does the game look really good!
Additionally, they showed off concept art for an up-and-coming Last of Us multiplayer spin-off game called Factions. This new standalone title will take heavy inspiration from the multiplayer of the first game in the series, showing off new locations, game modes, and yes, factions to play as. You can watch the trailer uploaded by GameSpot to YouTube here.
The Last of Us: Part 1 remake will be coming to the PlayStation 5 on September 2, 2022. Naughty Dog has confirmed that a PC release is currently in development with an unspecified release date. We do not know which store platform on PC it will be released on.
6. Street Fighter 6
Speaking of upcoming games, Street Fighter 6 was shown off at the event, with a confirmation that the character Guile will be coming to the game when it releases. This news excited many fans, who are happy to see him return to the series for the sixth entry. In case you’re unfamiliar with him, he’s a US military man who made his first appearance in Street Fighter II.
The full game will be releasing sometime in the year 2023. The game will be made available for both the PlayStation consoles, both Xbox consoles, and PC.
7. Saints Row: Boss Factory
When footage of the new Saints Row reboot, many fans were put off by the art-direction and tone of the new game. Many people compared it to Fortnite, citing its cartoony art-style and whacky tone. Fans of the original games seem to prefer the gritty, more realistic vibe that the first two games had.
But if the direction of the reboot hasn’t turned you off from playing the game, you’ll be excited to hear that we received a free to play demo called Saints Row: Boss Factory. This allows you to create and customize your own unique character using some of the in-game options. The character customizer looks great, and there seem to be a lot of options available. You can watch the trailer for yourself here.
You can download the demo for the game free of charge right now on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles as well as the PC. The full game will be released on August 23, of 2022.
8. Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course
Remember when they announced Cuphead would be getting one last piece of DLC called The Delicious Last Course? It was quite a while ago, so I don’t blame you if you forgot. During the event, they showed off a brand new trailer. This trailer showed us some satisfying platforming, a boss fight, and of course, the game’s beautiful art design. You can watch the trailer for yourself here.
The full DLC is currently planned to release on June 30, 2022 on all platforms.
9. Marvel’s Midnight Suns
Marvel is set to release a brand new game known as Midnight Suns. It will be a turn-based strategy game set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with deck-builder elements to it. Attendees of the event were able to see a brand new cinematic trailer. While it showed no gameplay, it did give us a glimpse into some of the familiar faces we’ll be seeing when the game drops. Watch the trailer on YouTube here.
Marvel’s Midnight Suns will hit shelves on October 7, 2022. Fans can purchase the game on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X consoles, as well as the PC via Steam.
10. Goat Simulator 3
Very surprisingly, the goofy sandbox game Goat Simulator is getting a sequel called Goat Simulator 3! More surprisingly, they never even made a second one! The upcoming sequel to the first game features pretty new graphics and a bigger emphasis on co-op this time around, while still maintaining the chaos and humor that we all know and love from the first two games.
The reveal trailer for Goat Simulator 3 can be viewed here. The full game will be released for us to enjoy for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X consoles, as well as PC for fall later this year.
11. Honkai Star Rail
The upcoming game Honkai: Star Rail showed off a brand new trailer during the Games Fest. Honkai: Star Rail is a anime-inspired, science fiction action game with tactical turn-based combat. It also features exploration and combat. If you’re a big fan of the Honkai series of games, you’re in for a treat with this upcoming title. The full trailer can be viewed here.
This next entry in the Honkai series will be released for PC, IOS, and Android. There is currently no release date, although it’s likely the game won’t be fully released until sometime in 2023.
12. Fort Solis
Last but not least on our list for everything interesting announced at the Summer Game Fest, we have the reveal trailer for the game Fort Solis! This is an upcoming science fiction horror game which seems to borrow some inspiration from the very successful Dead Space series of games. If you loved Dead Space or horror games in general, you’ll want to add this one to your wishlist.
Interestingly, it will feature special voice casts from Roger Clark, who played Author Morgan in Red Dead Redemption 2, and Troy Baker, who played Joel Miller from The Last of Us: Part 1. If you’re fans of either of these actors, you will love this future game. Check out the reveal trailer on YouTube here.
The release date for Fort Solis is yet to be announced. We do know, however, that it will release for PC. It is currently unknown if it will be brought to consoles at any point.
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