Gamescom 2018 gave us lots of new footage, reveals an announcement on some of our favorite gaming titles. Cosplayers were in attendance with amazing costumes that were absolutely jaw-dropping. There was so much coming out of Gamescom that it was hard to keep track of it all. With all the info speeding across social media from this year’s Gamescom, here’s 5 reveals from upcoming games that you don’t want to miss out on.
Overwatch remains one of the biggest first-person shooters on the market, and a big part of that is due to the constant stream of content and updates Blizzard Entertainment puts forth for the game. With an announcement for a new Korean map, they also released a much-anticipated D.Va animated short. Blizzard is releasing lore in trickles over time, much to the chagrin of fans. But it also means that every morsel received is devoured and torn apart frame by beautiful frame.
Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the most anticipated games still in production. Long-time fans of the franchise are chomping at the bit, and newcomers are enthralled by the footage seen so far. While the game is written from start to finish, it’s far from complete. CD Projekt Red, from the same creators as The Witcher series, teases with concept art that leaves fans salivating for more. Cyberpunk 2077 introduces fans to the cyberpunk genre is a vivid and interactive way that’s never been seen quite like this before.
While a video game, InkyPen remains gaming-adjacent by releasing a comic book service for Nintendo Switch. Boasting “thousands of comics from a wide selection of publishers and artists”, InkyPen will offer a $7.99 subscription fee. With well-known publishers like IDW, Dynamite, and Valiant, onboard, there’s no word yet as to if Marvel or DC will be joining in the future. Any and every way to get comic books into the hands of fans and get more people reading is something awesome and to be celebrated.
An amazing franchise with a strong fanbase, Darksiders 3 released its trailer at Gamescom. This installment focuses on Fury, sister to Death, the previous main character. Cissy Jones voices Fury. Jones is also known for her voice acting in numerous video games. The trailer gives us glimpses into Darksiders 3 and checks off all the boxes that fans of Darksiders 2 want to see. Crazy combat, killer locations, insane villains, and an epic story to match epic characters.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider follows Lara Croft at the height of her abilities. When Lara is at the top of her game, so too needs to be the challenges she faces. And Shadow of the Tomb Raider promises to deliver. Developers of the game spoke during Gamescom about working out the tombs so that, while they didn’t actually appear this way in the real world, they could have. All the technology and mechanisms used were accurate for the level of the time they were supposed to be created in-game. The gameplay reveal shows us a small piece of what that’s going to be like.
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