Geoff Keighley’s annual Game Awards Show is always jam-packed with “World Premiere” game trailers. Just as many people likely watch it for that reason as they do to see the prizes. If you were a member of the first group and missed the show, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered.
While this list does not include every trailer displayed throughout the conference, it does include 15 of the most unexpected or eagerly awaited games revealed. So here’s a quick binge of The Game Awards 2021’s top trailers.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Gun Media, the studio behind Friday the 13th, is working on a new multiplayer horror game. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre game is similar to Dead by Daylight in that it is a 4v1 survival horror game. The game, like the original Tobe Hooper film, should be disturbing enough on its own, but Gun informs us in the teaser that it is based on true occurrences. Thank you very much.
Homeworld 3 Gameplay Reveal
The gearbox was the first to announce it. Homeworld 3 was first announced two years ago but has since been kept under wraps. The team chose to use the awards presentation to premiere a gameplay trailer, and it looks fantastic. The game is expected to be released in Q4 of 2022.
Telltale has revealed that it is working on a new narrative-driven game based on the TV show The Expanse. Studio Deck Nine has agreed to assist with the development of the interactive tale. It hasn’t been given a release date.
Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak
Capcom has released a video for Monter Hunter Rise’s upcoming Sunbreak expansion. Monster Hunter Rise is currently only available on the Nintendo Switch. It will, however, be released on PC early next year. The Sunbreak DLC will be released next summer by Capcom.
Outerloop Games’ cartoonish title Thirsty Suitors is a fun game to play. It’s an odd blend of skating, cooking, and turn-based combat. For additional information, visit its Steam page.
Evil West was teased by Focus Entertainment roughly a year ago. The Game Awards clip revealed some gameplay, suggesting that it is similar to Devil May Cry in terms of battling with a heavy dose of gunplay. It does not yet have a firm release date, but it is expected to arrive next year.
Have a Nice Death
This title appears to be a lot of fun. Have a Nice Death is a “rogue-lite” platformer in which you play as a grouchy grim reaper. Expect to die a lot in this one, as it has a gameplay style similar to Cuphead. Magic Design Studios, the game’s developer, said it will be released for early access in March.
Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II
At The Game Awards 2019, game studio Ninja Theory announced that it would be making a sequel to its magnificent but heartbreaking Senua’s Saga: Hellblade. It showed off some in-game action this year. You will not be disappointed if you expect cinematic-quality gaming. It has the same visually spectacular appearance as its predecessor. Unfortunately, the developers did not even provide us with a vague launch schedule, so it may still be some time before we get our hands on it.
Star Wars Eclipse
If you like Detroit: Become Human but despise EA’s recent Star Wars efforts, you’ll be pleased to learn that Quantic Dream has acquired the Star Wars license and is developing a game set in the galaxy far, far away. Given Quantic Dream’s track record, it’s safe to assume it’ll be a story-driven film, although no release date has been set.
Monolith Productions decided to produce a game based on DC Comics’ most iconic female heroine, Diana of Themyscira, because there aren’t enough superhero games out there. Apart from that, it’s great to see the tough Amazon getting her own game. It also sounds like a good time. Monolith describes it as a single-player, third-person, open-world action-adventure game.
Alan Wake II
Remedy indicated it isn’t slowing down after the recent release of the Alan Wake remaster. Fans have been clamouring for a sequel for more than a decade, and the company is already hard at work on it.
A new creature to haunt our nightmares has emerged from the deranged mind that brought us Pyramid Head. Slitterhead is a new horror game by Silent Hill creator Keiichiro Toyama. Other than what’s in the teaser, not much is known about it, so we’ll simply let it speak for itself.
Sega officially introduced “Sonic Frontiers,” a new addition to the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, yesterday, after teasing it in May. This time, it’ll be an open-world (“open-zone”) affair. You can go wherever you choose, doing what the little blue mascot does best: collecting rings, defeating evil guys, and, of course, sprinting about at supersonic speeds. Sonic Frontiers is expected to hit retail shelves in late 2022.
Dune: Spice Wars
Dune, a series of novels by Frank Herbert, has been adapted for film and video games several times, with no fewer than two films (another is set to be released in 20230), two miniseries, a planned TV series, and five video games. For aficionados of the sci-fi franchise, though, this isn’t quite enough. Dune: Spice Wars, a 4X strategy game based on Herbert’s epic universe, is being developed by Shiro Games. Next year, it should be available on Steam Early Access.
Star Trek: Resurgence
Last but not least, there’s Star Trek: The Next Generation. Dramatic Labs, a studio made up of former Telltale designers, is working on the game. The game will follow in the footsteps of a Telltale adventure, as one might assume. It features two playable characters: First Officer Jara Rydek and Engineer Carter Diaz and is set on the USS Resolute. Next spring, the game will be released on consoles and PC.