The Game Awards give us the opportunity every year to see what new game trailers will premiere and what other announcements will be given by pretty much anyone remotely related to the video game world.
2021 gave us no shortage of excellent games, and the Game Awards gave us no shortage of announcements. We break down our five favorite announcements that happened during the show.
1. We saw our first gameplay footage for Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League has that James Gunn feels to it from its few cinematic trailers over the last year. Seeing actual gameplay has us incredibly excited because it looks like an insanely perfect mix between the Arkham games and Borderlands. Plus it’s got us excited that we’ll get to play as villains/anti-heroes taking down the heroes… who also kind of happen to be bad guys.
It takes place in the Arkham universe, which makes for some fun gaming possibilities. We can only keep our fingers crossed that the combat stays more like Arkham and less like Avengers.
2. Forspoken gets a new trailer and a release date.
It’s the action RPG that has us incredibly excited just to see the new twist of a stranger in a strange land. Play as Frey, a New Yorker, who ends up in the mystery world of Athia with superpowers and smack in the middle of some sort of worldly conflict.
The quick trailer The Game Awards gave us shows off a ton of Frey’s skills that we’ll have at our fingertips as well as the enemies you’ll face off against with her powers and skills. It also looks incredibly gorgeous.
Forspoken releases on May 24, 2022, for PC and PlayStation 5.
3. Alan Wake 2
This year gave us Alan Wake Remastered, which was a solid graphics update to the 2010 original and got rid of the product placement as well. It was a great refresher getting thrown back into Remedy Entertainment’s crazy world.
This makes us even more excited for the teaser trailer for Alan Wake 2. We don’t see much outside of the downtown area of Bright Falls, but it looks so epically creepy and the anticipation will only amplify until it comes out in 2023.
The question is, will we end up getting any more excellent crossovers with Control? I sure hope so!
4. Wonder Woman’s getting her own game.
Monolith Productions is at the helm for Diana, daughter of Hippolyta, and her upcoming video game. Unfortunately, we didn’t get a good look at anything aside from her armor and lasso. But Warner Bros. Games came out afterward to announce that it will utilize the Nemesis system that Monolith used for its Shadow of Mordor game. Which will be a heck of a lot of fun.
We won’t have any updates anytime soon, but we’re still excited for the possibilities this game brings.
5. Quantic Dream’s new Star Wars game.
There’s never a shortage of Star Wars games on the horizon, and Quantic Dream finally gave us our first look at Star Wars Eclipse. While the trailer doesn’t give much away about what the game will entail, we see droids looking very much like C-3PO, a character who looks very much like Yoda, and uniformed characters who look not unlike the Sith.
All we can say for sure is that it’s set during the Republic era and we can’t wait for the next look.
What were your favorite moments from The Game Awards? Let us know in the comments!