Did you find something better to do instead of watching The Game Awards 2020? Don’t worry, here’s a roundup of the announcements and game reveals featured on last night’s show.
Highlights included confirmation of the next Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC fighter, the first look at the new Among Us map, and details of Fall Guys season 3. World premieres included the next game from Fullbright and Turtle Rock’s spiritual sequel to Left 4 Dead.
Here’s a quick rundown of the big announcements from The Game Awards 2020.
The Game Awards 2020 Announcements
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
The next fighter for Nintendo Switch brawler Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is Final Fantasy VII big bad, Sephiroth. Sephiroth will be available as standalone DLC or as part of the game’s Fighters Pass Vol 2 later this month.
The Initiative – Microsoft’s new Santa Monica-based studio – are confirmed to be working on the next game in the Perfect Dark franchise. It’s billed as an eco-sci-fi thriller and revealed in an impressive new cinematic trailer.
Another returning franchise? Near enough. Turtle Rock is working on a new co-op zombie shooter in the vein of the studio’s 2008 classic, Left 4 Dead. The closed alpha begins next week, and the game lurches onto PC and console in June 2021. The gameplay demo looks bloody promising.
The PC closed beta for Midwinter Entertainment’s free-to-play action shooter is now live. 50,000 slots for new players are also available via the game’s website.
Hood: Outlaws and Legends
A new trailer for Sumo Digital’s medieval PvPvE heist game. It enters open beta on May 7, 2021.
The Calisto Protocol
Striking Distance’s new science-fiction survival horror game is revealed in a moody cinematic trailer. There are understandable Dead Space vibes, and I don’t want to say it looks generic, but it does look a bit generic. Scares promised in 2022.
Warhammer 40,000 Darktide
A first look at gameplay from Fatshark’s upcoming FPS. It’s due to arrive on PC and Xbox Series X|S in 2021.
The new game from Gone Home creators Fullbright is a mother and daughter road trip adventure called Open Roads. Keri Russel and Kaitlyn Dever star.
Disco Elysium: The Final Cut
ZA/UM’s groundbreaking RPG gets an updated release with new quests and full VO for every character. The Final Cut will be released in March 2021 as a free upgrade for all players. The game will also come to Xbox and Nintendo Switch next summer.
There’s no gameplay to be found in the first trailer Bioware’s next Dragon Age game, but this cinematic reveal was mildly fulfilling. A bit like eating half a Kit-Kat.
Sega and Amplitude’s offbeat twin-stick rogue-lite dungeon crawler gets a delightful trailer.
Some beautiful visuals demonstrate visits to found in the new MMORPG from Pearl Abyss. It looks like a feast for the senses if nothing else.
Overcooked! All You Can Eat – Swedish Chef
Yup. You read that right. The Muppets’ Swedish Chef is now a playable character Overcooked! All You Can Eat on Xbox Series X|S, and PS5.
Warframe x Unreal Tournament
An Epic Game Store exclusive Unreal Tournament weapon bundle is now available in Warframe. Such treasures.
Scavengers Studio is developing a startlingly beautiful photography game for PlayStation 5.
We’re not sure that the trailer for Studio Wildcard’s Ark 2 was supposed to be quite so amusing, but there was something rather hilarious about Vin Diesel’s performance. The game will be accompanied by an animated series starring Michelle Yeoh, David Tennant, Gerard Butler, and Elliot Page among others
Season 3 for Mediatonic’s knockabout multiplayer phenomenon begins on December 15, 2020. Look forward to new levels, cosmetics, and skins.
Elite: Dangerous – Odyssey
Go for a stroll with the new expansion for Frontier’s space simulation, Elite: Dangerous. Your Odyssey will begin in early 2021.
Evil Dead: The Game
Saber Interactive and Boss Team Games are working on an Evil Dead game. Naturally, it’s a co-op and PvP multiplayer experience, and it’s coming to PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch. Bruce Campbell returns to voice Ash Williams.
Ghosts ’N Goblins
Capcom is digging up an old favourite in Ghosts ‘N Goblins Resurrection. It’s out on February 25 for Nintendo Switch, but frankly, it looks terrible.
Capcom Arcade Stadium
Much more interesting is Capcom Arcade Stadium, a new compilation of 32 retro classics. The collection starts with with a free copy of 1943 – The Battle of Midway with more games available as DLC.
Microsoft Flight Simulator
The Game Awards’ Best Simulation award winner is coming to console next summer.
Housemarque’s ambitious time-bending actioner will be released for PlayStation 5 on March 19, 2021.
It Takes Two
A welcome look at Hazelight’s rambunctious co-op adventure game. As with A Way Out, if you buy one copy, you’ll get another copy free to give to a friend. Buddy up from March 26, 2021.
Monster Hunter Rise
Capcom’s new Monster Hunter game is coming to Nintendo Switch in March and will receive a free demo next month.
I think there was a new trailer for this game. I can’t be sure. It feels like there’s an Oddworld trailer at every gaming event. Let’s assume there was.
More zombies and demons on the rampage, this time in the Old West. Released in 2021.
Bandai Namco’s new action RPG gets a colourful story-focused trailer. It’s planned for release on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox next summer.
The Airship is among us. Or it will be soon. Look out for the brand new Among Us map in early 2021.
Master Chief is available now in Fortnite with a recreated version of the iconic Blood Gulch map soon to follow. With Halo Infinite arriving a year from now, it’s an exquisitely-timed crossover.
Ruined King: A League of Legends Story
The first console game in the League of Legends universe gets a new gameplay trailer.
Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond
…is out now. Surprise!
Bioware teases the next Mass Effect game with a cinematic mood trailer that charts humankind’s journey into the galaxy. OK, we’ll admit it, we’re excited. Just a little bit, but we’re excited.