The Game Awards wrapped up on December 8, 2022. The nominees were announced, and the winners were announced. So, the show’s over, now we can talk about the best game reveals to come out of The Game Awards 2022 event. Here they are…
Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon
The most shocking announcement from The Game Awards would have to be Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon. This was rumored for a while, but they are just rumors until the company says it’s official. Well, it was unveiled during The Game Awards event, with a reveal trailer. Apparently, this game has been in development for at least 4 years or longer, and this is evident with the platform listing. Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon is coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, and PC – notice that it’s coming to previous generation consoles? It’s because it’s been in development since before Xbox Series and PlayStation 5 consoles were announced.
Street Fighter 6 to release Summer 2023
One of the most anticipated releases to be announced out of The Game Awards would be Street Fighter 6. Capcom has been testing Street Fighter 6 for a while to a closed beta group of players, and their reactions are a bit on the mixed bag spectrum. Street Fighter 6 is scheduled to be released for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC on June 2, 2023. Don’t ask me why Xbox One and Series S is omitted from the list, that’s the list.
Tekken 8 Gameplay
Tekken 8 was announced, and revealed recently – at EVO 2022 – an event that I didn’t know was going on until the last minute. I saw the announcement of Tekken 8, and thought to cover it eventually, because the initial reveal didn’t really tell us a lot. So, at The Game Awards, during the pre-show, Tekken 8’s gameplay was revealed. There is no release date for Tekken 8 for marketing reasons, because Street Fighter 6 exists, and is penned for 2023.
Here is the reveal trailer if you’re interested…
Diablo IV Release Date
I’ve covered Diablo 4 from time to time, so this is not a surprising trailer. But, it sure is exciting because Activision/Blizzard revealed the release date for Diablo 4. The latest installment of Diablo is scheduled to be released for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, and PC on June 6, 2023.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
Scheduled to be released for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S/X, and PC on March 17, 2023. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is a direct sequel to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, as the story takes place 5 years right after the events of Jedi: Fallen Order. Survivor also takes place during Obi-Wan Kenobi. Survivor was announced May 2022, during the Star Wars Celebration.
Hades II Kicked off The Game Awards
In an interesting reveal, Supergiant Games revealed that they are working on a sequel to a blockbuster breakout. Hades was released as a early access title on Steam, with community feedback with each patch update release. Hades 2 is touching upon their early marketing strategy used with Hades, where community feedback is paramount. So, Hades 2 is going back to the early access success, which earned them plenty of nominations for awards. Hades was 24th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards Game of the Year, and 21st Game Developers Choice Awards Game of the Year in 2021.
Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League
Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League has been in development for a while now. DC Comics announced a “Justice League” game was in development in July 2010 around the time Arkham Asylum was wrapping up development, and when Arkham City was ready to be released. Arkham Origins showed the formation of Justice League at the end of the game. (Yep, spoilers.) Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is scheduled to be released for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S/X, and PC on May 26, 2023.
Death Stranding 2 (DS2)
Death Stranding 2 or officially “DS2” which Kojima Productions is calling a “Working Title.” It is one of the biggest stories to come out of The Game Awards 2022. A surprising reveal, but not entirely surprising, because Geoff Keighley and Hideo Kojima are friends. This is not the first reveal that Kojima Productions had revealed a game at The Game Awards. Hideo Kojima himself earned the “Industry Icon” Award.
Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon
The weirdest reveal would have to be “Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon.” Not just because of the graphical design, but also with Bayonetta 3 just recently released. This looks like a smaller budget prequel Bayonetta game.
Ken Levine started a new game studio, known as Ghost Story Games. Ken Levine was creator of BioShock, and he is now working on a new game called “Judas.” Coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S/X, and PC, the game is a sci-fi First Person Shooter, with an interesting art style, much like the revered BioShock games.
Final Fantasy XVI
Perhaps my most anticipated trailer of the evening, Final Fantasy 16. Exclusive to PlayStation, and scheduled to be released for PlayStation 5 on June 22, 2023. The story looks to follow the tales of empires trying to take revenge against one another for atrocities. The game has a cast of developers that worked on your favorite games like Devil May Cry.
Runner ups are:
- Horizon: Call of the Mountain Gameplay Trailer
- Destiny 2 Lightfall Gameplay Trailer
- Dune: Awakening In-Engine Trailer
- Fire Emblem Engage DLC Trailer
- Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania DLC Trailer
- Forspoken Demo Now Available on PlayStation Network (PSN)
- Baldur’s Gate 3 Release Window
- Returnal Announced for PC
- The Last of Us Part 1 PC Announced
- Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores DLC Announced for PS5