The moment of truth has arrived: Gamescom 2022 has the opportunity to shine and establish itself as the biggest video game event in a year in which technically there was no E3, which didn’t stop the titans of the industry from making their own moves. And despite the fact that the organization plans to fill the attendees with activities, what will determine its success will be the announcements and the surprises saved for the occasion. Games games and more games. Some of them are yet to be revealed, logically, and others have already confirmed attendance.
The structure of the Gamescom 2022at least the non-face-to-face one, focuses on four major digital events plus a succession of individual announcements, namely: the Opening Night Live of August 23, the Future Games Show on the 24th, the confirmed Xbox Booth Live for the 25th and the traditional Awesome Indies Show. Throughout them we can expect the bulk of the bombings, as well as confirmations of dates and new advances of our favorite obsessions. And although we are willing to surprise ourselves, in Extra Life We have gathered everything that has already been confirmed in one place.
What do we expect from Opening Night Live (August 23)
Geoff Keighley will present the opening gala of Gamescom 2022 through its usual format of digital events: the Opening Night Livea live program of no less than two hours in which we have already been told that we will see more than 30 games. What a marathon!
Yes ben, we expect there will be surprises and leaks between now and August 23, Keighley has healed in advance that we will see some of the most outstanding games between now and the end of the year. However, we do not rule out at all that several of the bombings of an overwhelming 2023 appear. A) Yes, among those already officially confirmed we have:
Return to Monkey Island
The main course until further notice Opening Night Live is the return of Guybrush Threepwood, which must be about to candy. We know that we will see a new trailer for Return to Monkey Island and we cross our fingers for a release date.
Some want Sonic’s new adventure to come out as soon as possible, others want its launch to be reconsidered until it is what is expected of the video game icon, and all want Sonic Frontiers to fall in love with it. The Opening Night Live will be the opportunity to do it.
Goat Simulator 3
The phenomenon of Goat Simulator continues and surprises with a trilogy skipping the bullfighter the existence of a second installment. Quite a declaration of intent and a great preview of the pranks that we can expect from the game.
The new unknown worlds game
The creators of Subnautica have something on their hands, and they are going to wait for the Opening Night Live of Gamescom to show it to the whole world. We don’t know what it is about, but if it turns out as well as their previous work, they already have us in their pocket.
What we expect from the Future Games Show (August 24)
The GamesRadar portal will also not miss the opportunity to show off on the occasion of the German fair, anticipating that it will exhibit approximately 50 games, including several novelties and unannounced surprises. A huge figure, of course, although we already know 10% of what is to come:
Layers of Fears
The Bloober Team psychological horror saga continues, and we can look forward to a new trailer for it in the Future Games Show. Of course, as far as we know the release date is still set at the beginning of 2023.
Goat Simulator 3
Sensation of deja vu? One day after presenting the novelties of Goat Simulator 3 At Opening Night Live, the folks at Coffee Stain Studios have reserved a spot for the Future Games Show. It’s time to cross your fingers so they don’t repeat the advance, because as scoundrels as they are… we can expect anything.
Science fiction and resource management together and scrambled: Lightyear Frontier takes that addictive formula of taking care of our own farm to an interplanetary scale. Expected Release Date: Spring 2023 as Early Access.
Ereban: Shadow Legacy
Stealth, platforms, ninjutsu and science fiction by Baby Robot Games. A curious cocktail with no date on the calendar. If there is a perfect showcase to put on Ereban: Shadow Legacy, it is Gamescom.
The Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil In Me
The saga of The Dark Pictures Anthology of Supermassive Games and its next self-contained chapter will arrive in November of this year. Of course, Bandai Namco will not wait for Halloween to start putting terror into our bodies.
What we expect from Xbox Booth Live (August 24)
Xbox has been the only one of the three great desktop video game houses to reserve a place and its own space for Gamescom, and it is not for less: its great project with the Game Pass by flag does not stop and its subscribers are used to receiving large happiness every month. What can we expect besides a new batch of games for the Netflix of Microsoft video games? Xbox doesn’t beat around the bush.
A Plague Tale: Requiem
Asobo Studio’s game is deservedly imposed as one of the biggest claims of the Xbox event (and Game Pass) for Gamescom for the rest of the year: A Plague Tale: Requiem, the next episode in Amicia’s story and Hugo, promises to excite us again with an adventure of survival and improvement. If you match the first delivery, it will be essential.
Lies of P
Neowiz reimagines the story of Pinocchio in the style of Dark Souls, and the result leaves no one indifferent: in Lies of P our mission is to find Mr. Geppetto. as an articulated (and suitably armed) puppet in a twisted and dark city full of dangers.
High On Life
High On Life is one of the games that those of us who write to you at VidaExtra follow more closely, and that it bears the signature of Squanch Games, the studio of the creator of Rick and Morty, is only part of the claim: its scoundrel and delirious proposal shooter with talking guns looks great.
Available on PC from the end of 2021, Gunfire Reborn will make its way to Xbox systems by going directly to Game Pass and bringing the proposal of adventure and cooperative action with Roguelite overtones to new platforms. We will welcome you with open arms.
Planet of Lana
Losing yourself in side-scrolling adventures with scenarios in which you fill your eyes by looking at the landscapes is always a good plan, and Wishfully knows it very well: Planet of Lana is expected to arrive this year, will the Microsoft event help? to date it?
Intrigue, adventure with an emphasis on narrative elements and, as expected from Obsidian Entertainment games, strong RPG touches: Pentiment is the next opus from the acclaimed creators of Pillars of Eternity for Xbox Games Studios set in 16th century Bavaria. And although we don’t know much about the project, Pentiment It already has us completely intrigued.
In addition to the above, we can expect updates, new content and announcements related to other games from Xbox Game Studios, including:
Bonus Ball: Metal: Hellsinger
In addition to the previous events, new advances, announcements and novelties are expected to be presented on the occasion of the German fair. We have an example of this with Metal: Hellsinger, who will say present in bringing together five legends of Heavy Metal under the promise of being the biggest concert ever offered at Gamescom.
Seven games we would like to see throughout Gamescom 2022
With several of the cards on the table, it’s time to speculate on what we want to see at Gamescom 2022. We can’t rule out a preview of The Legend of Zelda sequel: Breath of the Wild, Starfield or news about the sequel to Spider-Man , even when Nintendo or Sony are absent, since the format of the Opening Night Live opens that possibility. But there are very specific games that deserve to be brought to the German fair.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum
We’re left with no release date for The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, but the proximity to the series premiere of The Lord of the rings from Amazon added to the fact that the project is in German hands make us suspect that Gollum will show up at Gamescom. Hopefully to bring good news.
We will have to wait until 2023 to immerse ourselves in the Magical World, but Warner will have a lot of presence and prominence at the German fair in a year that, despite its delays, is getting round between LEGO Star Wars and Multiversus. It’s time to secure the next one.
Xbox Game Studios has a lot of exciting projects in the works, including the new Perfect Dark or future Bethesda projects. However, a real coup in the face of finally being crowned in the driving genre will be to offer a preview of Forza Motorsports. Fingers crossed we’ll see you at your own event.
God of War Ragnarok
The Last of Us remake may be just around the corner, and there are still PlayStation Studios games to be announced and fixed for PC this year (including Miles Morales or Uncharted) but we’re not going to kid ourselves: if Sony wants to settle definitely your 2022 needs to bring back the god of war.
We’re out of Batgirl on HBO Max, but we’ll be able to dole out street justice with her and the rest of the bat-family in Gotham Knights. An open world based on The Court of Owls designed to be played cooperatively or on our own. One of the big hits of the year.
One Piece Odyssey
Bandai Namco shuffles many games based on manganime, but if there is one that has all the ballots to appear at Gamescom, it is One Piece Odyssey, the new adventure based on the successful work of Eiichiro Oda.
What plans does Nintendo have for the month of August? During every month, the Big N has pulled out of the hat at least three must-dates every month for Switch. The near future looks like a scandal with Splatoon 3, Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, Pokémon Scarlet and Purple… But if there is someone capable of sneaking into Gamescom and stealing a smile from us, it is Bayonetta. She’s our favorite witch for a reason!