Gamescom 2022 LIVE: Newest bulletins, information, and what to anticipate

August 23, 2022


New Hogwarts Legacy gameplay proven together with preorder information

New gameplay of the upcoming Harry Potter RPG Hogwarts Legacy was displayed throughout Opening Night time Stay, giving followers a have a look at the questline involving the Slytherin scholar Sebastian Sallow. The top of the gameplay trailer additionally revealed that preorders for the sport will go stay on August 25 at 8 a.m. PT, with the sport slated to formally go stay on Feb. 10, 2023. — Brendan Lowry

The Callisto Protocol exhibits off model new gameplay trailer on subsequent gen {hardware}

Throughout Opening Night time Stay, a brand new gameplay trailer for the Useless House-like The Callisto Protocol was proven off. The gameplay was recorded on next-gen {hardware} (seemingly an Xbox Sequence X or PS5) and confirmed off brutal fight with horrific monsters, exploration of the setting for provides, and intense scripted sequences. You may test it out within the video embed above. — Brendan Lowry

Dune: Awakening, a brand new open world survival MMO, has been introduced

In direction of the start of the Opening Night time Stay present, Dune: Awakening, a brand new open world survival MMO, was introduced with a brand new trailer. The variation of the well-known sci-fi novel is being made by Funcom, Stage Infinite, and Legendary Leisure. The trailer featured iconography from the Dune franchise, together with the large sand worm, dragonfly-like helicopters, and extra.

The sport’s launch date wasn’t revealed, although the sport’s web site is stay and permits gamers to join its beta by submitting their e mail. You may watch the trailer for Dune: Awakening right here. — Brendan Lowry

Future 2’s Lightfall growth is coming February 2023

Throughout Bungie’s Future 2 showcase on Tuesday, the studio gave followers a more in-depth have a look at what to anticipate from the Lightfall growth. Future 2: Lightfall is about to launch on Feb. 28 2023 and pits gamers towards the fearsome Shadow Legion as the specter of The Witness, its latest disciple, and the fleet of Darkness pyramids looms overhead. 

The DLC shall be centered primarily across the planet Neptune, with the techno-futuristic metropolis of Neomuna serving because the growth’s important location. Lightfall may even characteristic a brand new Darkness subclass referred to as Strand, which permits Guardians to swing round with grappling hooks, create sentient allies to combat by their aspect (Warlock), synthesize a rope-dart (Hunter), or make big claws (Titan).

Preorders for the growth can be found now, with the essential version of the DLC retailing for $49.99 on Xbox, PlayStation, Steam, the Microsoft Retailer, the Epic Video games Retailer, and Google Stadia. You may watch the official trailer for Lightfall right here.

Dead Island 2

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Useless Island 2 to return this Gamescom with new launch date

Whereas Gamescom 2022 is simply getting began, we’re studying what to anticipate and the titles set to look. Useless Island 2 may very well be amongst these appearances, with hints of a long-awaited revival of the zombie motion sport following its reveal again in 2014.

Useless Island 2 might return with a February 3, 2023 launch date, in keeping with a now-deleted Amazon itemizing. The shop web page suggests the newest iteration of Useless Island retains its Los Angeles setting, now with six playable characters and a deep talent system to face off towards the “dozens” of deliberate zombie sorts. Listings have reportedly since popped up via Xbox consoles, suggesting an imminent announcement throughout Gamescom.

Writer, Deep Silver, might select to provide Useless Island 2 the stage at Opening Night time Stay, just a few months out from its alleged 2023 debut. The title’s improvement hasn’t been clean so far, with the challenge handed between a number of studios and now beneath Nottingham-based Dambuster Studios. The title seems to be headed to Xbox Sequence X, PS5, and PC, alongside previous-generation consoles. We’ll have to attend for the stay present to seek out out extra. — Matt Brown

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord coming to console, preorders start right this moment

Forward of the Opening Night time Stay present, developer TaleWorld has announced that Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord — one of many hottest technique motion RPGs on PC — is formally launching on consoles on October twenty fifth, 2022. The sport shall be out there on Xbox Sequence X|S, PS5, and Xbox One and PS4 programs.

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord is about within the medieval lands of Calradia, wherein brutal civil struggle has led to the autumn and rise of complete kingdoms. On this open world, you may summon your armies and cost into battle, siege fortresses, create and develop secret legal organizations within the shadows, and extra. 

Preorders for the sport are additionally going stay right this moment, with copies anticipated to turn out to be out there at 12 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. CEST. Customary preorders of the sport will price $49.99, although there could also be extra superior editions of the sport that price extra and embrace additional collectibles and content material as nicely. — Brendan Lowry

Welcome to our stay protection of Gamescom 2022! Stick to us to catch the entire newest reveals and premieres from main showcases like Opening Night time Stay and the Future Video games Present, in addition to the smaller items of reports that come out earlier than, between, and after them.

As my colleague Matt Brown mentioned, Gamescom is usually quieter than E3. Even so, it is nonetheless an thrilling occasion to observe carefully when you’re a gamer, because it offers builders with a chance to point out off extra of what followers can count on from upcoming titles. 

Thanks for becoming a member of us as we cowl and analyze something and every part Gamescom 2022! Whether or not it is one thing massive like Thursday’s Xbox Sales space Stay showcase or a smaller announcement, we’ll be watching and writing about every part it’s essential to know. — Brendan Lowry, Home windows Central Contributor

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‘Lies of P’ and ‘You Suck at Parking’ seemingly headed to Xbox Recreation Move

Microsoft is likely one of the many with massive showings at Gamescom, together with an Xbox sales space offering followers with hands-on alternatives for a lot of of 2022’s most anticipated titles. We’re additionally anticipating some new titles confirmed for Microsoft’s Xbox Recreation Move subscription service this week, with two titles now seemingly confirmed forward of the present.

“Lies of P” and “You Suck at Parking” are amongst future titles headed to Xbox Recreation Move, in keeping with Microsoft’s personal Xbox Gamescom sales space. Aaron Greenberg, common supervisor, Xbox video games advertising and marketing, has supplied a preview of its Gamescom sales space in a brand new tweet, with signage depicting the 2 titles alongside the Recreation Move emblem. Count on to listen to extra between Opening Night time Stay and the Xbox Gamescom present on Thursday. — Matt Brown

Opening Night time Stay shall be two hours, ‘new unannounced video games’ to characteristic

Gamescom Opening Night time Stay host, Geoff Keighley, has now supplied extra perception into what to anticipate from tonight’s convention. The upcoming present will characteristic each beforehand introduced and “new unannounced” video games in keeping with a current tweet posted by Keighley. We additionally count on the present to run two hours, with 35 video games to characteristic, suggesting a packed present biking via a variety of anticipated titles. — Matt Brown

This is the newest Gamescom Opening Night time Stay roster

Gamescom 2022 kicks off with Opening Night time Stay later right this moment, providing what seems to be this 12 months’s premier digital displaying. The present brings collectively publishers and builders from throughout the globe, delivering over two hours of gaming reveals and trailers. Opening Night time Stay host, Geoff Keighley, has now shared a full rundown of confirmed appearances forward of right this moment’s stay streamed occasion.

Confirmed premieres embrace a brand new Tales From the Borderlands entry, Hogwarts Legacy, Gotham Knights, and Sonic Frontiers, amongst different upcoming titles. We additionally count on updates for present hits, together with Genshin Influence and the primary main Dying Gentle 2 DLC dubbed Bloody Ties. The whole record of confirmed titles for Opening Night time Stay follows beneath. — Matt Brown

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Welcome everybody — and thanks for becoming a member of us! Gamescom is again and we’re simply getting began with this 12 months’s protection.

Gamescom, whereas quieter than commerce exhibits like E3, offers a second probability for builders and publishers to share their video games via the summer time. Whereas not identified for blockbuster conferences or industry-shaking reveals, it’s an excellent alternative to study extra about video games arriving within the 12 months forward. We’re beginning with Opening Night time Stay this night, which might carry this 12 months’s prime information and bulletins from an assortment of main gamers within the {industry}.

We’re simply getting began on our stay protection for the week. This Tuesday, we’ll talk about the breaking information to date, with perception into what’s to come back this week, adopted by stay reporting on Opening Night time Stay beginning at 2 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. CEST. You may count on common updates to comply with earlier than issues get loopy later tonight. — Matt Brown, Home windows Central Senior Video games Editor

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