Summer Game Fest 2021 Kicks Off With Many Game Reveals

Today marks the first day of the 2021 Summer Games Fest. The showcase was created by Geoff Keighley last year after E3 2020 was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. E3 2021 is taking place this year, and many of the announcements from that show will me mirrored on the Summer Games fest presentations for the next week. The show promises several game announcements throughout the summer.

The show started with the announcement of Tiny Tina’s Wonderland, a spin-off from the popular Borderlands series. The game stars Tiny Tina and expands on the fantasy themes from the Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep DLC in Bordarland’s 2. Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is scheduled for release in early 2022.

The next reveal was Metal Slug Tactics, a Tactical RPG spin on the 90s 2D-shooter Metal Slug.

Death Stranding: Directors Cut was announced for PlayStation 5, a full reveal for the game will be coming in the following weeks.

The next game reveal was Jurassic World Evolution 2 which will be coming to PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X later this year.

A small trailer for Sable was played, and the game was announced for release on September 23, 2020.

The next thing shown was a premier trailer for the Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War | Warzone Season Four begins June 17th. There will be a Twitch Rivals tournament to celebrate the start of Season Four.

New content will be coming to Among Us in the future including a Hide and Seek game mode, the new roles Sheriff and Scientist, new colors, a new map, visor customization, and achievements.

Sony announced a new indie game, Chicory: A Colorful Tale, would release today on PlayStation Store.

Salt and Sacrifice, the Sequel to the 2D action RPG Platformer Salt and Sanctuary, will be releasing in 2022 on PC, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5.

Chivalry II release trailer was shown, the game is available now on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PS4 & PS5

New content is coming to Escape from Tarkov, the trailer reveals a new map and a new APC vehicle.

Two Point Campus is a sequel to Two Point Hospital. The game has a college campus as the setting, and releases on all platforms later this year.

The Smite x Stranger Things battle pass is coming soon and will feature a collection of Stranger Things skins for the gods in the game, as well as a new Upside Down Arena Map.

Prime Matter is a new publishing studio from Koch Media that has a selection of upcoming titles:

  • Payday 3 (coming in 2023)
  • King’s Bounty II (a turn-based strategy game coming in August)
  • Encased ( a Fallout-style RPG releasing in September)
  • Scars Above (a sci-fi action game due in 2022)
  • Project: Echoes of the End (a third-person action-adventure game using Unreal Engine 5)
  • Dolmen (a third-person action RPG due in 2022)
  • Final Form (a post-cyberpunk FPS with 3-player co-op)
  • The Chant (an action-horror game coming in 2022)
  • Gungrave G.O.R.E. (a third-person action shooter releasing in 2022)
  • The Last Oricru (an action RPG coming in 2022)
  • Crossfire: Legion (a futuristic RTS due in 2022)
  • A new game in the Painkiller series release TBD

The Anacrusis is a team shooter where players fight against horse of aliens. The game is coming to PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.

New World is an open-world MMO from Amazon Games. The closed beta starts June 20th and the full release comes in August.

Rocket League is crossing over with Fast and the Furious to being a set of vehicles from the films to the game to celebrate the Fast 9 film. The bundle releases on June 17th.

Vampire The Masquerade: Blood Hunt is a new team-shooter based on the Vampire: The Masquerade series. The alpha is set to begin later this year and sign-ups are open now.

From the studio behind Until Dawn, and Man from Medan comes House of Ashes. This game releases on October 22 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

A trailer for Tales of Arise was shown, there will be more info on the game in the coming weeks.

A port of the 2019 game Sky: Children of the Light is coming to Nintendo Switch at the end of June, and a season based on the book The Little Prince is set to begin July 6.

Indie puzzle-cinematic game Planet of Lana is coming in 2022 to PC and Xbox.

A trailer showing the new designs for Baptiste and Sombra in Overwatch 2 was shown. It was also confirmed that the game play will be 5v5 team format.

A game play video for the upcoming Dungeons and Dragons Dark Alliance was shown. The game releases June 22.

Gen: Lock themed content is coming to Paladins in July of 2021

A Story trailer for the upcoming Nintendo Switch game Monster Hunter Stories 2 was revealed. The game launches later this month.

Wave Break, an arcade skateBOATING game is coming to PC and Nintendo Switch on June 11. The game features a song from Weezer’s new album.

The roguelite tactical action game Endless Dungeon is releasing on all platforms.

Insomniac games announced a Twitch stream for the first hour of Rachet and Clank: Rift Apart.

A small interview with the actor that plays the villain in FarCry 6.

Fall Guys announced that a costume of 2B from Neir Atonoma is coming to the game.

A trailer was shown for Kaedehara Kazuha, a new character coming to Genshin Impact.

A new trailer for Back 4 Blood was shown, in the trailer a new boss enemy is revealed.

A new demo for the indie isometric action adventure Tunic is coming to Xbox next week.

A new trailer for the co-op action adventure survival game Tribes of Midgar was shown.

A reveal trailer for Evil Dead The Game the game was shown, the game play is co-op and player vs player as they take on the roles of iconic heroes and villains from the Evil Dead series.

The stream closed out with the much-anticipated reveal of From Software’s Elden Ring, it was revealed that the game is coming January 21st 2022 to PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S

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