Even if there are currently no blockbuster releases and only small insider tips are published on Steam, the developers and publishers are already getting us in the mood for the upcoming gaming autumn.
On July 8th, 2021, not only did the first EA Play Spotlight event take place, where there was new information about Battlefield 2042 and Apex Legends, but also the current State of Play from Sony. We have collected all the announcements and trailers relevant for PC gamers for you in this article.
Deathloop – 9 minutes of gameplay from the PS5 action game
developer: Arkane Studios | Genre: Shooter | Release: 14. Septemeber 2021 | Platforms: PC, PlayStation 5
The new game Deathloop from the Dishonored makers revolves around two rival assassins who are trapped in an eternal duel on an island. After each death they wake up again and the fight starts all over again. The new trailer now shows a full nine minutes of gameplay and demonstrates different styles of play, from sneaking to “shooting everything away”.
In an interview with Arkane Studios you will find out why the studio’s games are often critics’ favorites and what design philosophy the French-American development team pursues:
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Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles
Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles – New trailer features action-packed battles
developer: Cyberconnect2 | Genre: Fighting Game | Release: October 15, 2021 | Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
In case Demon Slayer doesn’t tell you anything yet: The story of the young demon hunter Tanjiro is currently the biggest anime hit worldwide, the first film was even the best-selling movie in 2020. Cyberconnect2, which is already related to other anime games such as Dragon Ball Z : Kakarot and Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm have made a name, they are now implementing the hit series as a fighting game. The new trailer shows a mission in the Tsuzumi mansion, which was also seen in the first season of the anime.
FIST: Forged in Shadow Torch – The game with the fighting rabbit has a release
developer: TiGames | Genre: Metroidvania | Release: 7. September 2021 | Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
FIST is a 2.5D platformer in which you play a rabbit. That sounds lame at first, but since the long-eared can slip into various mech exoskeletons, proper action is guaranteed. In the new trailer, the Chinese developers not only showed new gameplay, but also revealed the release date: Fist will be released on September 7, 2021.
Arcadegeddon – Trailer announces new co-op shooter, release immediately
developer: IllFonic | Genre: Multiplayer-Shooter | Release: July 8, 2021 | Platforms: PC (Epic Store), PlayStation 5
Arcadegeddon is a third-person co-op shooter in which you and up to three friends can hunt enemies and bosses together. There are also fun mini games like basketball. The game is now available in Early Access, on PC exclusively in the Epic Games Store.
Tribes of Midgard
Tribes of Midgard – Loot, Crafting, Base Building – This is what awaits you in the co-op game
developer: Norsfell | Genre: Survival | Release: July 27, 2021 | Platforms: PC, PlayStation 5
The gameplay of Tribes of Midgard is reminiscent of a mixture of Diablo and Don’t Starve. In this co-op survival action role-playing game, you and up to nine other players should work together to save the world from the looming Ragnarök. Not only do you have to knock down loads of Nordic mythical creatures such as ice giants, crafting, building bases and collecting materials also play a major role.
Hunter’s Arena: Legends
Hunter’s Arena: Legends – Trailer for the Battle Royale modes
developer: Mantisco | Genre: Battle Royale | Release: July 15, 2021 | Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
Hunter’s Arena: Legends is a battle royale in the ancient Far East setting. The focus here is clearly on hand-to-hand combat with swords, spears and clubs. As the trailer shows, the numerous cosmetic options can also turn the weapons into rubber ducks and disco balls. The game will appear on Steam on July 15th and will be reduced by 50 percent until July 23rd. PlayStation Plus subscribers get the title for free – thanks to crossplay there should always be enough opponents.
Sifu – New gameplay trailer shows cool martial arts fights
developer: Slolap | Genre: Action | Release: 2022 | Platforms: PC, PlayStation 5
As with Absolver, developer Sloclap relies on intense martial arts duels at Sifu. The highlight: With each death, your protagonist ages by a few years and you can start the next attempt more experienced. However, he eventually dies permanently if you need too many restarts. The new trailer shows some new fight scenes and announces the release for the coming year.
Jett: The Far Shore
Jett: The Far Shore – Unique adventure in the trailer
developer: Superbrothers | Genre: Adventure | Release: 2021 | Platforms: PC (Epic Store), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
In Jett: The Far Shore you play an interstellar pioneer who is looking for a new home for her new civilization. After you have landed on a promising planet, it is important to explore it – but without damaging flora and fauna. Therefore, your most important tools do not include firearms, but a glare lamp, throwing hook and scanner.