One of the big gaming events of the year kicks off this week, with the return of Gamescom in Cologne, Germany.
You can bet there will be plenty of new gameplay announcements, new trailers and plenty more throughout the week. However as has become tradition, the week kicks off with a big opening show, Gamescom: Opening Night Live with Geoff Keighley.
Just below we’ll be keeping you up to date on all the big reveals and new trailers as they arrive, so read on to see what you might have missed.
Below you’ll find a rundown of all the big announcements and trailers from the two-hour-long Gamescom 2022 Opening Night Live show.
Everywhere Trailer Revealed
“EVERYWHERE is a new multi-world game experience that blurs the line between reality and the digital world – developed by Build A Rocket Boy.”
Dune Awakening Announced
“Funcom is thrilled to announce Dune: Awakening, an ambitious next step for open world survival MMOs, coming to PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S. Working with Legendary Entertainment, Dune: Awakening is set on Arrakis and takes inspiration from both Frank Herbert’s novels and Denis Villeneuve’s Academy Award-winning film while exploring exciting new possibilities in the franchise.”
Sony Announces New DualSense Edge Wireless Controller
A new offiial customisable controller for PlayStation 5.
New Callisto Protocol Gameplay revealed
“New Gameplay Reveal Captured on Next Gen Hardware for The Callisto Protocol – added tension and brutality from the mind of Glen Schofield. Coming December 2nd, 2022.”
The Lords of the Fallen Announced
“A vast world awaits in all-new, dark fantasy action-RPG, The Lords of the Fallen. As one of the fabled Dark Crusaders, embark on an epic quest to overthrow Adyr, the demon God.”
Yes, this is technically Lords of the Fallen 2 from Ci Games.
Hogwarts Legacy – New Gameplay and Storyline revealed
“Should you choose to befriend Slytherin student Sebastian Sallow, you will be faced with the decision to embrace or reject the Dark Arts as you uncover his family’s mystery through his companion quest line. Will you choose to learn this dark magic? Focusing on one of Hogwarts Legacy’s optional companion quest lines with Sebastian Sallow, the Dark Legacy trailer provides a glimpse at the forbidden curses and difficult dilemmas players will face as they learn more about the Sallow family’s mystery and decide whether to engage with, or even embrace, the dark arts.”
New Tales from the Borderlands is coming on October 21st
New Dying Light 2 DLC announced
“In Bloody Ties, players will embark on a new story adventure, you will reach the epicentre of death, wealth and absolute splendour in a stunning location; The Carnage Hall. This old opera building is full of challenges and quests, surprising new weapon types, character interactions, and discoveries to uncover.”
Tortuga – A Pirate’s Tale | Announcement Trailer
Tortuga – a Pirate’s Tale tells the journey of a pirate captain with a lust for gold and glory who assumes command of a fleet of pirate ships to strike the Caribbean. He progresses on his journey, raiding trading convoys, upgrading the ships and, of course, always keeping an eye on the morale of the crew. While doing so, he tries to persuade fellow pirate captains to join his fleet, all with with their own ships and individual abilities. With even bigger prizes in his sights, he will not stop until he is undisputedly the greatest pirate of the Caribbean.
Marauders Announce Early Access
Marauders will officially enter Early Access in October 2022.
Sonic Frontiers – Story Trailer Revealed
A mysterious stranger, a wondrous new land. In search of the missing Chaos Emeralds, Sonic becomes stranded on an island teeming with unusual creatures. Wield the power of the ancients as you battle hordes of powerful enemies on your path to uncovering the mysteries hidden across the Starfall Islands. Join Sonic and save the inhabitants from this colossal, mechanized threat!
Under The Waves Revealed
Experience a surreal adventure in the depths of the North Sea — and the human psyche. Coming 2023. Developed by Parallel Studio and published by Quantic Dream.
Goat Simulator 3 Gameplay Trailer Revealed
It’s all just a simulation – a goat simulation. Check out the very first gameplay trailer for Goat Simulator 3, and bask in all its hooved glory. Goat Simulator 3 releases on November 17th.
Return To Monkey Island Reveals Pre-Order Bonus
Return to Monkey Island is an unexpected, thrilling return of series creator Ron Gilbert that continues the story of the legendary adventure games The Secret of Monkey Island and Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge developed in collaboration with Lucasfilm Games. It’s been many years since Guybrush Threepwood was last locked in a battle of wits with his nemesis, the zombie pirate LeChuck. His true love, Elaine Marley, has turned her focus away from governing and Guybrush himself is adrift and unfulfilled, having never found the Secret of Monkey Island. Hip, young pirate leaders led by Captain Madison have shuffled the old guard from power, Melee Island has taken a turn for the worse, and famed businessman Stan has been imprisoned for ‘marketing-related crimes’.
Subnautica Devs Reveal ‘Moonbreaker’
Moonbreaker is releasing into Early Access on September 29th.
Friends vs Friends Premiere Trailer Revealed
Lies of P – Gameplay Reveal Trailer
Lies of P is an Action RPG based on the classic tale of Pinocchio. Play as Pinocchio and solve the mysteries and disaster that happened in the city of Krat. During the journey, you’ll be put in a situation where lying is needed to protect yourself or others. Pinocchio’s lying is one of the most important experiences that you’ll have. At the same time, this will lead Pinocchio to become a true human being. In Lies of P, players will meet familiar characters who can be either your ally or a foe.
Stranded Alien Dawn World Premiere Trailer
Brave a new world in Stranded: Alien Dawn, a planet survival sim placing the fate of a small marooned group in your hands. Forge your story through compelling and immersive strategic gameplay as you make vital decisions to protect your survivors.
Atlas Fallen – World Premiere Reveal Trailer
Rise from the dust and liberate mankind from the oppression of the gods Glide the sands of a timeless land, filled with ancient dangers, mysteries and fragments of the past. Hunt legendary monsters, using powerful, shape-shifting weapons and devastating sand-powered abilities in spectacular, super-powered combat. Target and gather the essence of your enemies to shape your own custom playstyle, forging a new era for humanity in a fully cooperative or solo story campaign. Atlas Fallen will be coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC in 2023. Wishlist it and register your Focus Entertainment account now for exclusive news and benefits!
Homeworld 3 Reveals New Gameplay Trailer
Kesura Oasis fails to live up to its name after an ambush by Kalan Raiders. Learn how to outwit hit-and-run tactics and live to fight another day. Homeworld 3, the iconic, fully-3D RTS launches in the first half of 2023.
High On Life Shows off New 9-TORG Boss Fight
From the mind of Justin Roiland (Rick and Morty, Solar Opposites) comes High On Life. Humanity is being threatened by an alien cartel who wants to use them as drugs. It’s up to you to rescue and partner with charismatic, talking guns, take down Garmantuous and his gang, and save the world! Coming October 25, 2022.
The Expanse: A Telltale Series – First Gameplay Trailer
Go behind the scenes with the dev team and actress Cara Gee! This quick look shows some of the new gameplay we’re using to tell the story of Camina Drummer in The Expanse: A Telltale Series.
You will enter The Expanse Summer 2023, beratna.
Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game — Official Reveal Trailer
We can’t believe this is a thing either…
Plan your own alien invasion and harvest humans as the iconic Killer Klowns, or gather a team of survivors to fight the extraterrestrial threat, in a game based on the ‘80s cult classic movie. Welcome to a new, craazzy take on the asymmetrical multiplayer horror experience! Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game launches in early 2023 on Steam, PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation®4, and Xbox One.
Scars Above – Reveal Trailer
Scars Above is a challenging sci-fi third-person action adventure shooter combining the rewarding feel of overcoming difficulty with a compelling and intricate story, set in a mysterious alien world to explore. Uncover the mystery of Scars Above!
Coming soon to PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series S|X and Xbox One!
Wyrosong World Premiere Trailer
Gotham Knights Reveals Their Villains In New Trailer
Gotham still stands, but for how long? There’s a storm coming and Renee Montoya knows she can’t trust the GCPD to fight it. She must ally herself with our Knights before it’s too late. Will they stand a chance against the wrath of Mr. Freeze, Harley Quinn, Clayface, and the Court of Owls as they each try to take over Gotham City? Or will the villains reign over Gotham?
Where Winds Meet World Premiere Trailer
Park Beyond Reveals A Modular Building Trailer
Welcome to Park Beyond, a world where the fantasy of creating the universe’s greatest theme park comes true – all thanks to you! And in this world, you’ll have the freedom to mix and match a dizzying array of materials and modules into your own unique creations. Buildings can be constructed out of pieces from any theme set, so the only limit when crafting unique shops and décor is your own imagination! With creativity and impossification, the possibilities are nearly endless! Join us in 2023 when Park Beyond launches on PlayStation 5, Xbox S|X, and PC.
BLACKTAIL – ‘A Witch’s Fate’ Revealed
Focus Entertainment and THE PARASIGHT are thrilled to announce the upcoming release of BLACKTAIL, a surreal first-person action adventure game, where the story of Baba Yaga comes to life. Explore an original take on Slavic folklore and forge your own legend. Become either the guardian of the woods, or the terror nightmares are made of. Coming this winter on PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S, BLACKTAIL is already available to pre-order on Steam. Catch a glimpse of its grim storytelling in today’s trailer, following its premiere during Gamescom’s Opening Night Live 2022!
Phantom Hellcat | Official Reveal Trailer
Hellcat, from our internal development studio Ironbird Creations, is a dynamic perspective-changing action adventure coming to consoles and PC. Watch the trailer from Gamescom’s Opening Night Live.
Phantom Hellcat is a dynamic slasher-platformer with showy combos in a theatrical setting. When demons kidnap Jolene’s mother, the teenager must take the stage and save her—but in the world of plays and props, things are not always what they appear to be.
The Outlast Trials Gameplay Reveal
Check out the first reveal of gameplay footage from The Outlast Trials. Set in the height of the Cold War era, players take on the role of test subjects abducted by the shadowy Murkoff Corporation. Imprisoned in a secret Murkoff facility, players will be thrust into a series of physical and mental ordeals, tormented by iconic characters, and challenged alone or in teams to survive with their sanity intact.
Dead Island 2 is Revealed (again?)
Eight years late, it’s finally coming 3rd February 2023. There’s also a gameplay trailer (just below the CGI Trailer).
How To Watch Opening Night Live
As has become tradition, Gamescom week kicks off August 23-28 with the big opening show, Gamescom: Opening Night Live with Geoff Keighley.
The host has firmly established himself as the leading producer of these not to be missed gaming events and he’s already teased there will be “some cool surprises and things that I think people wouldn’t expect”.
“More than 20 games will be on stage: it’s going to be a big spectacle,” Keighley said during a Twitter Spaces session on Thursday. “We have some very cool guests that are coming to Germany to join us on stage as well to reveal their games and showcase new content.”
Last year’s show was packed to the brim with news on more than 30 hotly anticipated games and 2022 is likely to be equally stacked.
So make sure to tune in for the latest world premieres, new material on hotly anticipated games, exciting show elements and surprise guest appearances.
Opening Night Live takes place on Tuesday night, starting at 6.30pm BST with a half-hour pre-show, followed by the main event, which will last for two hours.