We are left without an E3 2022, but not without quenching our thirst for news. The Summer Game Fest It has positioned itself as the new axis on which the great announcements of the video game world revolve. A key piece in a very unique 2022, but not the only one: both within and outside of its context, different events have been held in parallel promoted by Netflix, Tribeca, IGN or Epic Games. And in iGamesNews We have selected the best of each one.
The absence of a great event that serves as a showcase for the next big announcements related to the video game industry is not an obstacle for the plans related to our most anticipated games or the surprises reserved for this new stage to come to pass. Precisely for this reason, in iGamesNews we have gathered the seven most outstanding trailers and announcements of this second day after the Summer Game Fest.
And beware, we can expect new joys throughout the weekend: Xbox and Bethesda have a lot on their hands for Sunday, Capcom warms up for its own Showcase and we do not forget the traditional PC Gaming Show. In any case, we are guaranteed entertainment for a while from here to next year.
Without further ado, the best games and trailers announced on the second day of summer 2022 events
This is Disney Speedstorm, the game that wants to measure itself with Mario Kart
The success of Mario Kart is indisputable. So much so that there are countless games that aspire to follow in its wake with better or worse luck. Disney is the next contender with Disney Speedstorm and what it puts on the table is, to say the least, suggestive: the big stars of the house compete in crazy circuits following the formula of Gameloft’s free-to-download games.
Previously announced during the Game Awards, there are two details to keep in mind that come to light in this new trailer: Disney Speedstorm will be released on virtually all systems, including the Nintendo Switch itself, and records for participate in its closed beta are already open.
A Plague Tale: Requiem reappears with a new trailer
By far the highlight of the Tribeca Games Spotlight. The sequel to A Plague Tale: Innocence recaptures the story of Amicia and her brother Hugo from her and embarks them on a new adventure in which they must combat a terrifying curse with courage, hope and extra ingenuity.
What has been shown by Asobo Studio makes it clear that they are much more comfortable and loose when it comes to giving life and genuine realism to the environments that await us in A Plague Tale: Requiem, although not enough to be able to give us a release date . At least still. Of course, the plans are still ongoing: it will arrive in 2022 on PS5, Xbox Series X / S, Nintendo Switch and PC.
The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria, el nuevo exclusivo de Epic Games
The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria wants to break with the generous legacy of the Lord of the Rings in video games by offering lots of new features: not only is it the first survival and crafting game designed to be played cooperatively, but it will also take us to the events of the Fourth Age of Middle Earth.
The premise: a community of dwarves returns to the dangerous Mines of Moria, once one of the most glorious kingdoms of their race, in search of treasure. From there, they must navigate the enemies that inhabit its large, dark halls and craft tools and fortifications as they dig deep into the fortress carved deep into the mountains.
First trailer for Castlevania: Nocturne, the new Netflix series starring Richter Belmont
After blowing us away with its final season, Netflix will continue the Castlevania series with a new episode starring Richter Belmont, the hero of Rondo of Blood. The bad new? There is no release date and possibly we will go to 2023.
Castlevania: Nocturne serves as a sequel to the Netflix original series and is currently in production. Behind the series we find Project 51 Productions and Powerhouse Animation, and we don’t rule out combining the plots of the games Symphony of Night and Blood of Rondo.
Dragon Age: Absolution will premiere on Netflix this year
What we will see before closing 2022 will be the animated series of BioWare’s RPG and fantasy saga: the six episodes of Dragon Age: Absolution will be released on Netflix in December of this year.
We know that BioWare itself has been involved in the development of the series, and its aesthetics shown in its first official trailer will follow the line of previous adaptations, offering traditional animation with strong anime touches. In any case, a perfect prelude to the announced Dragon Age: Dreadwolf.
In the absence of Bayonetta 3, Gungrave GORE is the return of the craziest Hack’n Slash
Believe it or not, we’ve been waiting for several years to hear news about Gungrave GORE, a hack’n slash that intentionally seeks to be the heir to Bayonetta with explosive action and absurd blasts of lead flying in every frame. The new cinematic trailer has delighted us, but that we continue without putting a date on it, not so much. However, the brooch of it already tells us something: we can play it in the fall of 2022.
Gungrave G.O.R.E is taking shape at the hands of the South Korean studio Iggymob Co. Ltd. and will be published by Prime Matter, the new publishing label of Kotch Media with which it wants to break into the video game industry with force and directly. Catching up with the witch from PlatinumGames is to aim high, but in this type of game you have to play hard.
A generous helping of games reaches Netflix subscribers
It is quite clear that Netflix has greatly redoubled its commitment when it comes to bringing video games to its platform, and best of all, we are not only referring to series and adaptations.
In addition to the first batch of games announced and already available, the streaming video platform has announced a suggestive batch of video games that can be played directly from the mobile and that it will be available to all subscribers for free. Some, by the way, based on their most successful shows.
One of these examples is the video game adaptation of queen’s gambit, which -as expected- is based on offering a challenging and dynamic chess experience facing the characters of the series and opening the possibility of online multiplayer. I may not have invented the wheel, but initiatives like this enrich the value of the subscription.