Atlas Fallen, Where Winds Meet… 10 surprising video games announced at gamescom 2022

Gamescom 2022 is this week. As expected, Hogwarts Legacy, Sonic Frontiers or Dead Island 2 are there. But we also reserve the right to new and surprising announcements. Here are 10 video games we didn’t see coming and are amazing.

Opening Night Live + Future Game Show

Note that we wrote these lines before Xbox at Gamescom and the Awesome Indies Showcase. Unable to predict the future, we cannot include new announcements made at these conferences in this list. Fortunately, Opening Night Live and Future Game Shows have a lot going for them.

Opening Night Live

Atlas fell

The focus was on during Opening Night Live and we were presented with many interesting plays. Among them are the new kid from the creators of The Surge, inspired by titles like Prince of Persia and Monster Hunter. His nickname? Atlas fell. This is an action-RPG where sand is your main ally. You can really use it as a powerful weapon thanks to your powers to defeat many monsters in your path. Once killed, they release their essence, allowing you to adapt your play style. That’s all we know at the moment, but the universe and the trailer are already exciting. See you in the course of 2023 to discover this game on PC, PS5 and Xbox Series.


Friend VS Friend

We should have seen the next title published by Devolver. However, it’s not our favorite punks from the video game world who are in charge of this crazy title, but Raw Fury. A colorful artistic direction, an atmosphere Happy Tree FriendsMultiplayer battles and a shooter/deckbuilding mix (as known as Neon White), this is the recipe for Friends vs Friends. It’s all in the title: the goal is to fight with your friends in wild games. We are promised many weapons (from pistols to nuclear explosions), 10 characters with unique abilities and, of course, a good dose of entertainment. Unfortunately, you have to be patient before seeing what this joystick or mouse has to offer. Currently, no release date or window has been issued and the game has been announced for PC only.


Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game

I’m talking about a film that people under 20 (or even 30) won’t know about. It was in 1988 that this feature film, funny and terrifying, was released. At the time, he also had the rights to the video game adaptation, as many had done. For many, the film Killer Klowns from Outer Space cult Unfortunately, over time, it slowly began to disappear into oblivion. But that did not count the executive director of the game Friday the 13th: The Video Game who decided to work on a renewal of the license of Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game. In the program? An asymmetrical multiplayer game (3 clowns against 7 people), crazy and bloody. It is planned for the start of 2023 on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series, Xbox One and PC.


moonbreaker

We know that the creators of Subnautica will present their new game to us, but we cannot expect what they have announced to us. Moonbreaker has nothing to do with the survival and exploration gameplay that made Unknown Worlds famous. It is a turn-based strategy and simulation game that aims to give players the sensations of a real miniature game. To realize this little passionate dream, the developers of Unknown Worlds know how to get around themselves well. Brandon Sanderson, who took over writing the The Wheel of Time after the death of its creator Robert Jordan, was busy shaping the sci-fi world of Moonbreaker. If you are curious, Note that early access to the title should begin on September 29 on PC and Mac. And for the most impatient, a test period for players is also planned.


Under the Waves

After Sea of ​​Solitude, Quantic Dream continues the edition with a new water title that takes place, this time, on the sea floor. Titled Beneath the Waves, this narrative game puts us in the shoes of Stan, a professional diver who faces a terrible loss. Thus, a parallel is drawn between the loneliness and illness of our hero, and the depth of the sea that surrounds him. Parallel Studio promises us a surprising and touching adventure where our choices have consequences. Note that on the occasion of this collaboration, the studio and the French publisher are united in an association that works to preserve the ocean: Surfrider Foundation Europe. Like Beneath the Waves, expected in 2023 on PS5, Xbox Series, PS4, Xbox One and PC.


Where the Winds Meet

If there was one trailer that surprised viewers, it was that of Where Winds Meet. This ambitious Chinese action game surprised us in just a few minutes. Through its environment, its atmosphere and its mechanics, the title inevitably reminds us of Ghost of Tsushima and Sekiro Shadows Die Twice. But that doesn’t mean it’s a pale copy-paste, far from it. First, where Winds Meet chooses to set its scene in China during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms. As for the mechanics, they are different and varied: frontal combat, stealth, platforming phases, exploration, choosing a profession… We can even run on water. Suffice it to say that everything makes you want to. Unfortunately, the curious will have to wait. We have none at the moment no release date announced, or even support.


wyrdsong

Fallout, Skyrim, Dragon Age Inquisition, The Outer Worlds… What a pedigree the Wyrdsong developers have. This game that remains mysterious is actually the work of the former Bethesda, which is managed by a great person: Jeff Gardiner, former producer of the Fallout series. So there are good people in this project, but who are they? From what little we know now, This is a AAA budget open world RPG, it’s just what these developers know how to do best. Note that Wyrdsong takes place in a fictional Portugal with a medieval and exotic air. To set up this universe, Something Wicked Games turns to the famous Unreal Engine 5. And for funding, this new studio approached the Chinese giant NetEase. No release date or support yet.



Upcoming Game Show

stone god

The Upcoming Games Show is above all an opportunity to highlight the games that have already been presented, but we reserve the right to some surprise announcements, and this is for our greatest pleasure. This is especially the case with God of Rock, a title that offers us a mix between a fighting game and a rhythm game. If this shandy is not new in itself, it is unusual. Especially since the God of Rock offers us as a bonus a colorful and original artistic direction that allows him to stand out from the crowd during this long conference. In the program? Over 40 original tracks, 12 characters to play as, a story mode to see your favorite climb the ranks, a training mode, a local and online ranked mode, and, for the more creative, a music editing tool. God of Stone is set for this winter on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.


The Case of the Golden Idol

Old fashioned point’n’clicks have become rare. The most nostalgic therefore always smile when seeing such titles appear. So if, moreover, the title in question mixes nostalgia and originality, this is the winning combo. And that’s good because this is the case in The Case of the Golden Idol. All in pixels, this title is a true tribute to the point’n’click investigation games of the past. You are in the 18th century, can only rely on your sense of observation to reconstruct especially bloody crime scenes and discover the truth. The old game is demanding, this game may not appeal to everyone. But it has the merit of existing and will please, we hope, the most nostalgic among you. However, you have to be patient because no release date has been announced for this game on PC.


The Gap

To diversify the pleasures, we conclude a psychological thriller that plays with your memory and your perception: The Gap. In the shoes of neuroscientist Joshua Hayes, the truth is not always easy to recognize. The man suffers from a genetic disease, as do his family members. To end this plague, he decided to participate in an experiment conducted by the biotech giant, Neuraxis. But sometimes mind games are dangerous. Caught in the middle of parallel realities, Joshua must go through his memories to get out of hell. Alas, it’s hard to make the right choices when you can’t trust anyone, not even yourself. The experience promises to be atypical, which makes this announcement interesting. It remains to be seen what it will be like when the game is finished and released. Currently, there is no date on the horizon, but we do know that the game will be available on PC, PS5 and Xbox Series.


And you? What are your unexpected announcements from this gamescom?


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