The Game Awards 2022: Death Stranding 2, Diablo 4, Hades II, Armored Core 6, more announced

The Game Awards 2022: Death Stranding 2, Diablo 4, Hades II, Armored Core 6, more announced

The Game Awards 2022: Death Stranding 2, Diablo 4, Hades II, Armored Core 6, more announced

The Game Awards 2022 took place earlier today, marking the epic conclusion to this year’s gaming season and promising more in the years to come. The three-and-a-half-hour long show took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, with returning host Geoff Keighley backed by a formidable musical orchestra and an even louder in-person audience. With Elden Ring winning the coveted Game of the Year award, high-profile celebrity appearances, a slew of new titles revealed, and an individual who snuck onto the stage only to be arrested, this year’s celebration been a big deal. The most notable announcements this time include Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding 2, the studio’s first-ever sequel to Hades II, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor gameplay, Diablo 4, a release date for Street Fighter 6, and more.

Without further ado, here’s a list of the biggest video game announcements at The Game Awards 2022, hosted by Geoff Keighley.

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Death Stranding 2

Yes, it’s a working title, but the rumors were true. Hideo Kojima expands on the Death Stranding arc, with a trailer featuring Fragile (Léa Seydoux), who is being chased by an unseen attacker, hoping to hunt down her baby – or BB. However, her body no longer looks stained with wrinkles, due to the time that has passed since Higgs (Troy Baker) tortured her.

Norman Reedus returns, of course, as Sam Porter Bridges, though he appears to be elderly and stuck at a crossroads over whether he wants to join the Drawbridge company. Kojima appeared on stage later to confirm that the COVID-19 pandemic caused him to rewrite the entire script for the sequel. Death Stranding 2 also stars Elle Fanning and Shioli Kutsuna.

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League

Release date: May 26, 2023
Platform: PC, PS5, Xbox Series S/X

Rocksteady Studios has finally dropped a release date for its highly anticipated Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, with a new trailer that pays tribute to legendary voice actor Kevin Conroy, who passed away last month after a short battle with cancer. Batman, whose identity is publicly revealed as Bruce Wayne at the end of Arkham Knight, once again dons the cowl, seeking to hunt down Amanda Waller’s main foot soldiers from the shadows. Having succumbed to Brainiac’s mind control, this version does not hesitate to kill, promising a formidable adversary to our volatile misfits.

Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores DLC

Release date: April 19, 2023
Platform: PS5

Adept huntress Aloy returns in Horizon Forbidden West’s Burning Shores DLC, as she heads to a post-apocalyptic Los Angeles, now a treacherous volcanic archipelago. According to developer Guerrilla Games, the story picks up right after the events of the main game, promising a “massive” machine threat lurking in the shadows of the overgrown and fractured city, seething with lava. Although an add-on, players can explore the land by bathing in bodies of water or riding on the back of a Sunwing.

The Last of Us Part I PC

Release date: March 3, 2023
Platform: PC

The Last of Us Part I finally has a PC release date, which will no doubt house tons of enhanced features tailored for the PC gamer. The emotional, zombie-slaying survival game was supposed to arrive “very soon” after the PS5 version released, but it looks like developer Naughty Dog is taking its time to get it right.

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PC back

Release date: 2023
Platform: PC

Another PlayStation exclusive on PC is Returnal, the third-person roguelike experience that puts you among the stars to investigate a mind-numbing death loop. While the gameplay, at first glance, looks like a generic shooter, where you shoot down swarms of aliens, it’s the psychological horror and addictive, unpredictable dungeon crawling elements that hold it back. ‘switch off.

Star Wars game Jedi: Survivor

Release date: March 17, 2023
Platform: PC, PS5, Xbox Series S/X

Picking up five years after the events of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Cal Kestis is now a mighty Jedi Knight, pushing his limits as he continues his perilous crusade against the oppressive Empire. As promisedEA has delivered a gameplay trailer, showing off his telekinetic abilities as he catches fire from Stormtroopers from afar and uses their firepower to deal damage to enemies.

General combat feels in familiar territory for a Souls-like, as you’re armed with a lightsaber, while for traversal you can tame savage, intergalactic beasts to ride on. Plus, the release date leak from earlier this week only missed two days – so close!

Hades II

Platform: PC (early access)

Supergiant Games explores Greek mythology even further, with its timeless roguelike mechanics that reward you with unpredictable stakes with every run. This time you play as the underworld princess Melinoë, daughter of Persephone and Zeus, who is armed with a plethora of spellbinding ranged spells to defeat incoming enemies. The divine conflict has higher stakes this time around, as it’s no longer a dispute between father and son, but a matter of time and the cosmos – literally, since you come up against Chronos, the personification of time.

Watch the Hades II trailer

Hades II has you battle Chronos, the personification of time
Photo credit: Supergiant Games

Street Fighter 6

Release date: June 2, 2023
Platform: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series S/X

You have to appreciate the courage shown by PlayStation, by revealing the release date of Street Fighter 6 a day before The Game Awards 2022. Capcom’s latest fighting game is now up for pre-order on the aforementioned platforms, and we have a new trailer- announcement, with its diverse roster of characters, which includes returning Dee Jay, Manon, Marisa, and JP. We also got a glimpse of its single-player World Tour mode, where you can meet masters to learn special moves.

tekken 8

Platform: PC, PS5, Xbox Series S/X

Jun Kazama, who was presumed dead in Tekken 2, reunites with her son Jin, in the upcoming fighter Tekken 8. Wanting to cleanse the world of its “evil and corruption”, the duo engage in high-stakes battles through the story mode, against several returning characters, including Paul Phoenix, Marshall Law, Jack-8, King, and Lars. The game is built on Unreal Engine 5 and features the tragic history of Mishima and Kazama lineages.

Idris Elba in Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty

Release date: 2023
Platform: PC, PS5, Xbox Series S/X

After improving its technical issues, Cyberpunk 2077 announced its first major expansion pack, Phantom Liberty, earlier this year, teasing a storyline that sees V pledge allegiance to the new United States of America.

Well, now you can add Idris Elba (The Suicide Squad) to the cast as veteran Solomon Reed who will help you complete an “impossible spy and survival mission”. Take note of CD Projekt Red’s naming schemes – this is a paid extension.

Diablo 4

Release date: June 6, 2023
Platform: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X

Decades after the events of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, the demon Lilith and the angel Inarius are bitter enemies, resorting to war against each other. Diablo IV introduces a fifth playable class – the cunning necromancer, who can conjure vengeful hordes of undead and command them into battle. Pre-ordering the game grants early access to the Diablo 4 Open Beta.

Crash Team Rumble

Released: 2023
Platform: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X

As previously promised, the Crash Bandicoot team has unveiled their latest entry into the vibrant universe, which takes a whole new direction. Crash Team Rumble is a 4v4 multiplayer experience, which tasks players with collecting and dropping the most Wumpa Fruit, while navigating through obstacles and platforms, smashing opponents and using the iconic characters – Crash, Dingodile, Dr. Cortex, and more – the abilities to emerge victorious.

Final Fantasy XVI

Release date: June 22, 2023
Platform: PS5

The long-delayed Final Fantasy 16 finally got a release date and a set of gameplay clips. Titled “Revenge,” the trailer transports us to the medieval-inspired world of Valisthea, as we’re shown a closer look at the colossal, summonable Eikons – Ifrit, Shiva, and Garuda – battling it out in arenas at large scale. Also, you can add Torgal the companion dog as a loyal party member, when venturing out into the wild. Final Fantasy XVI also happens to be the first title in the series to ditch its turn-based combat system for a hack-and-slash mechanic.

Armored Core VI: Fires of the Rubicon

Released: 2023
Platform: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X

It’s not even been a year since Elden Ring came out, and FromSoftware has already teased its new project, where you walk around as giant robots and top enemies in dramatic battles, involving tons of explosions, missiles and what appears to be an EMP-based attack. Strange to see robots carelessly carrying it with them.

Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon continues the oldest series from the famous developers, but this time games director Hidetaka Miyazaki is involved. So it couldn’t be a stretch to expect Souls-like elements, could it?

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