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Our favorite reveals and announcements from The Game Awards 2018

December 11, 2018 — by Manish "Trigger-Happy" Rajesh0

We’re a little late to the party, but The Game Awards just came to a close last week, and sure, games won awards and stuff, we all know what really matters. The new games announced. So we’ll go through em, one at a time.

Far Cry: New Dawn

Let’s start things off with Far Cry: New Dawn, the upcoming sequel to Far Cry 5 which will be set 17 years after the events of Far Cry 5. If you haven’t played Far Cry 5, you probably don’t want us telling you what happened, but all you need to know is that this game will be post-apocalyptic. With a nice sprinkling of chaos.

Scavengers

Scavengers takes two popular genres in survival and competitive shooting and puts them together for a co-op shoot-em-up. The setting is frosty, with players having to deal with the peril of blizzards and whatever else comes with those. There’s co-op of course, like with all things survival.

The Outer Worlds

In a rather cheeky trailer announcing that the game is from the creators of the original Fallout and Fallout: New Vegas, we’re understandably quite excited about Obsidian Entertainment’s next title. It’s like the Fallout game we always wanted, the Fallout game that Obsidian always wanted to make, and they’ve finally gotten the resources to give it to us.

Anthem

BioWare’s latest title has a lot riding on it. This is their redemption run after the Andromeda fiasco, and from whatever we’ve seen, it’s shaping up to be quite good. We hope it actually is when it comes out, and it’ll have a story as well, something BioWare has been known to do well.

Dragon Age

All we got was a teaser, and while we don’t really learn anything about the game, other than the next antagonist(?), what we do know is that it’s happening. And that’s good enough for us for now.

The Last Campfire

Hello Game’s next project is called The Last Campfire. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because these are the same folk behind No Man’s Sky. According to Murray, who’s lending a hand with the project, it draws inspiration from games like Journey and The Witness.

Atlas

Studio Wildcard has another MMO to their name, called ARK, which despite its flaws, does reasonably well on Steam. Atlas takes that, and merges it with EVE online to bring you dinosaurs in space! Just kidding. It’s going to be a nautical MMO, set in the high seas. So like a pirate game, with over 1000 players on a single server with islands you can govern and such. Sounds interesting on paper, doesn’t it?

Pathless

From the creators of Abzu, Giant Squid’s next title Pathless also looks gorgeous. There’s more to this in terms of mechanics and such that Abzu, it would seem from a glance. You’ve got an eagle companion together with which you’ll solve puzzles, and hunt. The game will launch next year on the Epic Games store.

Rage 2

The game’s only being published by Bethesda, before you start hating on it. From the trailer, you can already tell that the game looks very different from the first Rage. It has some serious Borderlands vibes to it, and that’s a franchise everyone here at the labs thoroughly enjoys. The trailer also confirms a release date of May 14.

Dauntless

The free-to-play monster slayer game (very much like Monster Hunter) that was teased ages ago is heading to consoles as well, and developer Phoenix Labs says they’re looking at cross-play between PC, consoles and mobile. By consoles here we mean Xbox, PlayStation and the Switch. The game will also launch onthe Epic Games Store.

Mortal Kombat 11

Mortal Kombat had a sick cinematic trailer for their next title. It was very gory. We enjoyed it. It was however a cinematic, we didn’t get to see any gameplay. It’s coming out in April, and Shao Kahn is available as a pre-order.

Hades

From the creators of Bastion, Transistor and Pyre comes a surprise announcement in the form of Hades. Supergiant Games has an amazing track record when it comes to games, so naturally we’re quite excited about this one. The game’s early access was available on the Epic Game Store the moment it was revealed, and it turns out that the game will be exclusive to the Epic Games store for atleast a year after its release.

Ashen

Ashen is a post-apocalyptic open world survival game with a very interesting twist. Whenever a player appears in someone else’s world, they take over the role of an NPC in that world. The game is already out on the Epic Games store.

Journey

The Game Awards

The hit PlayStation exlusive is heading to the Epic Games store of all things. This was a standout game for its gorgeous visuals and experience. Definitely a must-play title that’s making its way to PC via the Epic Games Store. We have to say, this was quite the catch for Epic.

Devil May Cry 5

DMC 5 will apparently have multiplayer. But it won’t play a big role, the majority of the game will remain singleplayer. The system will let players show up in each other’s games, and well, sometimes they’ll fight with out, sometimes they’ll just be there in the background. It’s weird, we need more info.

Ancestors: Humankind Odyssey

Set 10 million years ago, Ancestors is an open-world survival game where you play as well, our 10 million year old ancestors and progress and evolve together as a tribe. It’s an interesting concept, to be sure.

There were of course, other announcements at The Game Awards, but these stood out to us. Let us know what you like the best.

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Manish "Trigger-Happy" Rajesh

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