The Gamescom 2021 livestream began with a trailer for Saints Row, a reboot of the franchise famous for its over-the-top action and open-world experience. Developer Volition has showcased some characters that will be part of the game that is expected to arrive on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / Series S, and PC through the Epic Games Store on February 25 of next year. The game is already available for pre-order.
Then there was a gameplay trailer for Call of Duty: Vanguard, the next installment in the Call of Duty franchise. The game was first announced last week at an in-game event in Call of Duty: Warzone, and its pre-orders have also gone live. The new footage showed part of the single player campaign gameplay where you can play four characters. The game will be released on November 5 this year on PS4, PS5 (Review), Xbox One, Xbox Series X (Review) / Series S, and PC via Battle.net.
Without showing any new gameplay sequences, Mathijs de Jonge of Guerilla Games, the developer of the Horizon series, has announced that the next sequel – Horizon Forbidden West will be released on PS5 and PS4 on February 18, 2022. The game was initially slated for release in late 2021. but the developer has decided to postpone the release due to the impact of the global pandemic. Pre-orders will start from September 2. Mathijs also announced that the original Horizon Zero Dawn released in 2017 has a 60fps patch for the PS5, which is now live.
Halo Infinite was another major game shown at Gamescom 2021 Opening Night Live. A multiplayer trailer for the game showcased the first free-to-play season that will have an important character named Commander Agreenia. Joseph Staten, chief creative officer for Halo Infinite, has announced that the game’s single-player and multiplayer modes will launch on December 8 of this year. Alongside the game, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Halo and the Xbox, a Halo Infinite-themed Xbox Elite Series 2 Wireless Controller has been announced and is available for pre-order. Additionally, a Limited Edition Halo Infinite themed Xbox Series X console was also announced. Pre-orders for the console are also live and will start shipping from November 15th.
Midnight Suns was also heralded as a new Real Time Strategy (RTS) game set in the Marvel Universe – bringing iconic characters like Wolverine, Doctor Strange, Iron Man and even Ghost Rider to a turn-based style game. tower. It will be released on PC and consoles in March of next year.
Midnight Fight Express, which was first shown at Gamescom 2020 and was created by a single developer named Jacob Dzwinel, was also featured at the event. This is an isometric view game with oversized action and shooting game. Midnight Fight Express will release in the summer of next year on Nintendo Switch, PC via Steam, PS4, and Xbox One (also on Xbox Game Pass).
Many other games were also announced at the event, including new content for Death Stranding: Director’s Cut, Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania, Jurassic World Evolution 2, a new trailer for Far Cry 6, Blood Hunt, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge, Jett, and New World, among others.
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