Whilst there may have been no E3 2020, we were still treated to a pretty good weekend of video game news and reveals. Additionally, there are still more to come with EA’s show happening soon. Plus Devolver Digital holding their own digital conference in July.
With that being said, we thought it might be nice to share some of the best game announcements, reveals, trailers, and more from this past week.
Horizon Forbidden West
First up was some great news for Playstation fans with the sequel to the very popular Horizon Zero Dawn.
Release Date: TBA
Kena: Bridge of Spirits
Ember Labs revealed the very impressive looking Kena. They had previously created the short origin story Majora’s Mask – Terrible Fate. Kena: Bridge of Spirits is a story-driven action-adventure game, combining exploration and fast-paced combat. It looks beautiful and very promising at these early stages.
Platforms: PS5, PS4, PC
Release Date: TBA
The Eternal Cylinder
Well this game looks mad. A massive cylinder that crushes everything in its path is rolling across a fantastical world and you basically have to outrun it. To do so you will need to evolve to learn new skills. It sounds really intriguing and fun and looks totally psychedelic.
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC
Release Date: 2020
This first-person single-player or coop adventure has a really interesting premise. You become a crew member of an inter-dimensional train. As you explore you will discover wonderfully alien landscapes, weird and dangerous life forms.
Release Date: Fall 2020
Iron Harvest is a real-time strategy game set in an alternate 1920’s just after the end of the Great War. Take control of giant diesel-punk mechs in single-player and coop campaigns. It looks stunning and the tactical gameplay looks deep and fun.
Release Date: 1st September 2020
Platforms: PS4, PS5, Steam
One of the stars of the Future of Gaming Presentation from Sony. The trailer opening with R.I.P Humans set an intriguing tone from the off. Then the more the trailer goes on and we see this cyberpunk-esque world inhabited by robots living out life’s and doing daily things humans would do. To be following a cat in a backpack around this world, for the final reveal of the likely protagonist and a nice meow to see the trailer out. Huge cat fan, so this has me sold from the off.
Platforms: PS4, PS5, Windows
Abe’s Odyssey was a game back on the PS1 I played so much, I never completed it, I think I was just too amused with Abe’s actions and fart noises. Some years later at Sony E3 (I want to say 2013?) they had New N Tasty revealed on stage which was a remaster of the original. I missed it’s original limited print run, but caved with some lockdown savings and found a copy on eBay for £80. I loved it and have enjoyed playing the remaster and actually completed it all those years later. Well, now, oddworld inhabitants is back with a far more dark looking tale featuring Abe. The trailer looked excellent and I’ll once again be hoping for a physical release for this.
We got treated to some gameplay from Mortal Shell. Described as a ruthless and deep action RPG, this game is one to watch for fans of Dark Souls. Expect brutal boss fights and tough challenges throughout.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Epic Store
Release: 2020 (Beta 3rd July)
Baldur’s Gate 3
Some great news in the Balder’s Gate camp is that the game is going to be releasing to early access in August this year. The legendary CRPG series is coming back a lot sooner than I thought it would and it’s looking great.
Release: August 2020