We’re right here! 2018 is over (most commonly) and awards season has begun. We’ll be working our personal Sport of the 12 months record later this month however gaming’s faux-Oscars, The Sport Awards, happened remaining night time in Los Angeles. Spoiler: God of Battle took house Sport of the 12 months, which I’ll need to believe them on because it’s now not a PC recreation.
However disregard awards, proper? The true reason why everybody watches Geoff Keighley’s match once a year is the “International Premieres,” as shut as we’ve were given to a wintertime press convention. We’ve long past forward and rounded up the most productive of the night time under, from Obsidian’s Outer Worlds to new Stanley Parable to Mortal Kombat XI, Psychonauts 2, and a recent Supergiant recreation.
The Stanley Parable
The night time began sturdy with The Stanley Parable: Deluxe Version. Sure, extra Stanley Parable in the end, just about a decade after the unique mod and 6 years after the standalone unlock. “They usually’ll all purchase it once more as a result of they’re suckers,” the video says, and it’s now not a long way off. New paths, new endings, and one hilarious trailer. Test it out under.
Some distance Cry: New Crack of dawn
This one leaked early so possibly you already knew, however Ubisoft’s doing the usual Some distance Cry/Some distance Cry derivative cycle. In February we’ll get Some distance Cry: New Crack of dawn, a post-apocalyptic tackle Some distance Cry ‘s system. Optimistically it’s a bit of extra fascinating than Some distance Cry five, however time will inform.
Want one thing to play at this time? Bastion and Transistor developer Supergiant is again with a brand new Greek mythology-inspired recreation, Hades, which appears to be like so much just like the isometric motion I beloved in Bastion. And right here’s the large information: It’s to be had right away in Early Get entry to at the new Epic Video games Retailer. There’s your first unique. Move test it out.
Whilst we’re speaking Epic Video games Retailer exclusives, it’s value noting that the Epic Video games Retailer website online went are living all over the Sport Awards. And the large information there? Adventure is coming to the PC, a complete six years after its unlock at the PlayStation three. Unbelievable, and I’m so satisfied as a way to play via that have once more.
Somewhat bizarre to look Anthem labeled as a International Premiere given we’ve noticed the sport a half-dozen occasions over already, however a brand spanking new trailer for BioWare’s Future-alike debuted all over the Sport Awards. This one appears to be like, if we’re being fair, much more like Future than the previous few trailers.
Dragon Age four
And as promised, Dragon Age four confirmed up on the Sport Awards regardless of studies announcing it received’t be out till no less than 2021. As you’d be expecting from that form of announcement, there’s mainly not anything on this trailer. However right here you pass.
Crash Crew Racing: Nitro Fueled
Right here’s the new take: Crash Crew Racing used to be higher than Mario Kart 64. In reality I’d name it the most productive kart racer ever made. When Activision remastered Crash Bandicoot, I was hoping we’d see a Crash Crew Racing remaster one day, and now it’s right here. Sadly it’s PS4-only in this day and age, however I’d be expecting it to come back to PC a yr later just like the Crash trilogy.
We knew Obsidian used to be teasing some form of Fallout-esque recreation, however Outer Worlds is so much larger taking a look than I used to be anticipating. I assumed we’d be seeing some other Pillars of Eternity-style isometric revel in constructed on a low finances, however as a substitute we’re getting one thing that appears a hell of so much like Fallout: New Vegas crossed with uh…possibly Borderlands? It’s laborious to inform how a lot of that is RPG and what sort of is shooter, however I will’t wait to determine extra. It appears to be like nice, and it’s been some time since Obsidian’s gotten to make one thing this formidable.
The Closing Campfire
Outer Worlds appears to be like a bit of like No Guy’s Sky, which I carry up solely as a result of Hi Video games adopted with its personal International Premiere. Seems like the studio’s had time to paintings on an excessively other form of recreation whilst solving up No Guy’s Sky. The Closing Campfire appears to be like…candy. Now not positive what you do in it but, however yeah, appears to be like candy.
I suppose everybody noticed Sea of Thieves and used to be like “Wow, we will have to do this,” since the ARK: Survival Developed developer Studio Wildcard is making one thing that appears suspiciously like Uncommon’s pirate recreation, with some further survival mechanics and large monsters. Take a look at the trailer under, and I suppose we’ll see if Atlas can keep away from the content material drought issues that plagues Sea of Thieves.
Talking of Adventure, the staff who made the vaguely reminiscent underwater journey Abzu are again with some other very beautiful recreation known as The Pathless.
I didn’t be expecting Human Head to be again with some other recreation so quickly after efficiency artwork piece The Quiet Guy, however Survived Via introduced on Steam Early Get entry to this week and were given a shout-out all over the Sport Awards. It appears to be like sort-of like a top-down model of Rogue Legacy, despite the fact that I haven’t touched it but.
Mortal Kombat XI
Howdy, Netherrealm is making some other Mortal Kombat. Marvel! I’d like to mention extra, however in truth there’s only a CG battle between Raiden and Scorpion and that’s about it.
Howdy, we were given a Psychonauts 2 release date! In 2019 we’ll see the long-awaited sequel, a complete 14 years after the unique. The places right here glance simply as ingenious as I was hoping, and I’ve were given top hopes for this one. Additionally the emblem appears to be like nice.
Not more Andrew W.Okay. on this new Rage 2 trailer, however in a different way it appears to be like a lot the similar because it did at E3: Nice identification capturing, nice Avalanche riding, and a large number of Borderlands affect. After the tasteless mess of the primary Rage, it’s bizarre to mention however…I feel Rage 2 could be considered one of my maximum expected releases for 2019. Talking of which, Bethesda slapped a Might unlock date on it as smartly.
And that’s it! A lot of fascinating stuff for 2019, because the agenda begins to fill out. Congratulations to God of Battle as smartly, and Geoff Keighley for webhosting a sexy cast E3 press convention awards display as all the time.