This year brought upon many announcements at Game Awards that gave gamers a plethora of things to get excited about, from the Xbox Series X to The Wolf Among Us 2. So, we’ve compiled a list of highlights; here are our top five announcements that have us excited!
1. Xbox Sca… Series X
Well, I’ll be the first to admit it, I was pretty confused with the announcement of Series X as I thought it was yet another addition to the Xbox One generation. However, it dawned on me quickly that this was the official name of the next Xbox generation console.
The design has brought upon some controversy, some saying it looks too bulky or chunky, but the design, for the most part, looks like a PC. Microsoft’s Xbox chief, Phil Spencer had this to say about what we can expect from the Series X, “Xbox Series X will deliver four times the processing power of Xbox One X in the most quiet and efficient way.”
Very exciting to have seen the Xbox Series X be announced at the biggest game event of 2019, and it has us wondering when Sony intends on unveiling the PlayStation 5.
2. ‘Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II’
The trailer we’ve been shown doesn’t really tell us much about what we can expect, especially as it consists of CG cinematic. However, the success of the first game added with the determination of Ninja Theory made Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice one of the best games I’ve ever played. Nevertheless, I can’t help but think that a sequel was probably not necessary with the way the first game ended.
Regardless, Ninja Theory has earned my trust especially as the first game was a massively critical success. It’s fair that Ninja Theory wouldn’t want to show too much from an announcement trailer, and I’m sure as we delve into 2020, more information will be brought into the spotlight.
3. ‘Ghost of Tsushima’… FINALLY
Since E3 2018, Sucker Punch has been extremely quiet in regards to any new footage for their upcoming game. Fans who watched the footage from the 2018 E3 knows just how wonderful and immersive Ghost of Tsushima looks, and it’s no exaggeration in saying that we’ve been very hungry for more footage/news.
Well, the 2019 Game Awards gave us another look at the game, providing us also with a release date. The game is set to be released in summer 2020. Sucker Punch is mainly known for their work on the inFAMOUS series. Ghost of Tsushima will see players exploring an open-world island set within the 13th century.
We know little about the story but the game focuses on a samurai named Jin Sakai who learns the way of the Ghost in the hope to defend Tsushima island (hence the title) and Japan from the Mongolian invasion. Ghost of Tsushima will be coming to the PlayStation 4/Pro and is a PlayStation exclusive.
4. Telltale Is Coming Back!
When all hope seemed lost for Telltale, they come out of nowhere and announce that The Wolf Among Us will be receiving a much-deserved sequel. Telltale is under new management, and it looks like they’re bringing back some of the cancelled projects they were hoping to work on before being closed down.
The Wolf Among Us became an immediate fan-favorite when people thought about Telltale Games so it’s needless to say that most fans are very excited. Telltale have partnered up with AdHoc Studio to continue development of their games and will continue to focus on interactive narrative games. Returning to the development of the game are directors Nick Herman and Dennis Lenart, with writer Pierre Shorette. No official release date has been revealed yet for the coming sequel.
Announced at The Game Awards, a “third-person fantasy looter-slasher focused on melee combat” game will make its way onto the PlayStation 5. Godfall is a completely new IP being developed by Gearbox and Counterplay Games. The setting of the game will see players entering an entirely new universe, and will support up to three-player co-op.
Gearbox is mainly known for their work on the Borderlands series and Counterplay Games is an up and coming developer that has previously made a card game (Duelyst) which is available on Steam. Godfall will be coming to the PlayStation 5 & Epic Games store holiday 2020.