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New Titles Announced At The Game Awards 2023

The Amount of games announced at the 2023 Game Awards was almost overwhelming! Get some popcorn and a drink because this is going to be a long list. There are some stand out games of course, but there’s something in here for everyone. There were some surprises, like Sega announcing five games at once. Here are all the games that were announced, in no particular order.

  1. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Remake

A remake of the 2013 indie hit is coming in 2024. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons has a solo mode where players control both characters, or a friend can tag along in co-op. If you haven’t heard of it, there’s no time like now to experience the story for yourself.

  1. Pony Island 2: Panda Circus

Panda Circus is the sequel to Daniel Mullin’s massively popular game about a malfunctioning arcade game and the devil. His second game promises to be an even more surreal journey through myth and video games while you try to escape from the lords of the underworld. A release date hasn’t been given.

  1. Exodus

Exodus is a new sci-fi RPG from Bioware veterans and featuring Matthew  Matthew McConaughey. It is similar to Mass Effect so far as a mysterious ancient civilization and an adventure that will gather companions from all corners of the universe. In exodus, the passage of time will be a core mechanic that must be factored into player decisions. No release date has been given.

  1. God of War Ragnarok: Valhalla

Santa Monica Studios will be releasing a free dlc for God of War: Ragnarok on December 12th. The story will take on a more internal focus as Kratos faces his past. Valhalla’s gameplay will take on more rogue-like elements. This is a stand-alone experience so no progress in the base game’s story is required to download the dlc from the Playstation store.

  1. Big Walk

From the creators of Untitled Goose Game, comes a multiplayer puzzle game. In Big Walk players must talk to each other, but also learn how to use other communication tools when speech isn’t available. The game will not rush you into reaching the end. Hanging out will be just as important as completing the next puzzle. Big Walk is planned to release some time in 2025.

  1. Hellblade 2: Senua’s Saga

Senua’s Saga will take Senua’s fight against tyranny to Viking Iceland. She will be facing deadly enemies, both externally and internally. Senua’s Sacrifice was a surprise hit when it was released in 2017. Its sequel is highly anticipated. No release date has been announced.

  1. Dragon Ball Sparking Zero

Sparking Zero promises to take the Budokai Tenkaichi series to new levels. 3D fights will take place in destructible arenas. Fans get to play as familiar characters who all have different techniques and transformations. No release date has been revealed.

  1. The Casting of Frank Stone

Supermassive Games will be tackling the Dead by Deadlight universe. The story will expand the story beyond the asymmetric 4v1 gameplay. Fans will be introduced to four original characters as they explore the cosmic nightmare overtaking Cedar Falls. No planned release date has been announced.

  1. Visions of Mana

Visions of Mana will be the first mainline game of the Mana series in almost two decades! This will be an action packed game in a semi-open 3D world. Visions of Mana will follow two friends as they journey to the World Tree. Its planned release window is some time in 2024. 

  1. OD

OD (or Overdose) is the next game from Kojima Productions. It aims to blur the lines between a game and movie as it tests the player’s fear limits. Nothing about the story has been hinted at but we do know it will feature award winning actors and actresses like Sophia Lillis, Hunter Schaffer, Udo Kier. Kojima will also team up with Jordan Peele for OD. There was also no news about a release date, but we can expect it to be far off since Death Stranding 2 is still in development. 

  1. Fortnite Rocket Racing

Rocket Racing is an arcade racing game that’s included under “Discover” in Fortnite. Players will have plenty of ways to drift and dodge obstacles, even in the air. There are rocket powered cars, but players can also “flip” their car to attach to walls or ceilings. There are twenty-six tracks already included with more on the way. For competitive gamers there will be a ranked system. Rocket Racing is available now.

  1. Final Fantasy Rebirth

The highly anticipated remake continues the story of Cloud and his companions as they search for Sephiroth. This will be a stand alone adventure that will include familiar and new characters, including content focused around Zack. Final Fantasy Rebirth is slated for a February 29, 2024 release.  

  1. Tales of Kenzera: Zau

Tales of Kenzera is a metroidvania-style adventure game where players must rescue their father’s spirit from the underworld. Zau will wield ice and fire powers, as well as controlling time. It will be the first game from Surgent Studios, started by Abubakar Salim who voiced Bayek in Assassin’s Creed: Origins. Tales of Kenzera will release on April 23, 2024.

  1. Lost Records: Bloom And Rage

Lost Records is the newest game from the creators of Life is Strange. This game is about four friends during the summer of 1995. It picks up again 27 years later as the secret that split them apart is revealed. DontNod states this will be the first game in a new Lost Records “universe”. No timeline for a release date has been given.

  1. Marvel’s Blade

Arcane Lyon, creators of the Dishonored series and Deathloop, are taking on Marvel’s Blade. Development has just started so a release date isn’t in the foreseeable future. What we do know is Blade will be slaying vampires in the city of Paris. The third-person game will have an original story where a section of the city has been quarantined while civilians hide and wait for the sunrise.

  1. Light No Fire

Light No Fire is a sandbox role playing game and an MMO. Players will be able to explore an ancient world on an Earth sized planet. This time we won’t be the heroes and the fight for survival will be constant. The vast world will have plenty of lore for fans of the genre, classic fantasy stories, or both. A release window hasn’t been announced.

  1. Final Fantasy XVI – Echoes Of The Fallen and The Rising Tide

Echoes of the Fallen will introduce a new story along with more customization options and new level cap. Players will play as Clive as he investigates mysterious crystals appearing on the black market. This will lead Clive and his companions to a Sagespire where they will fight to uncover its secrets. Echoes of the Fallen is already available on the Playstation store.

The Rising Tide will release some time in spring 2024. This dlc will include new challenges and include a confrontation between Clive and the Eikon Leviathan. The Rising Tide is meant to fill in missing pieces about the Fallen civilization, without being overwhelming. 

  1. Monster Hunter Wilds

Besides a trailer showing off the world players will be exploring, not much else is known about Monster Hunter Wilds. More details aren’t expected until next year, with a planned launch set for 2025.

  1. Jet Set Radio, Shinobi, Golden Axe, Streets of Rage, Crazy Taxi and more from Sega

It’s unclear how many of the five games Sega announced will be remakes or sequels. These are the first steps in their efforts to bring iconic titles to modern audiences. As of now, none of these titles have a release window but Sega did release a few titles this year to tide you over in the meantime.

  1. No Rest for the Wicked

From the developers of Ori and the Blind Forest, comes an action role playing game that seeks to reinvent the genre. The combat promises to be brutal. Players don’t have to tackle the challenge alone this time. There will be a multiplayer mode where up to three other players can join one world.

  1. Jurassic Park Survival

Saber Interactive revealed a first-person stealth horror game in the world of Jurassic Park. Dinosaurs will have distinct and adaptive behaviors. The story will pick up shortly after the events of the original film. Players will take on the role of a survivor who couldn’t make it off the island in time. More creative measures will be needed to get out of situations that steadily grow more dangerous. 

  1. Black Myth: WuKong Release Date

The action roleplaying game based on classic Chinese literature finally has a release date. Game Science has a planned release date of August 19, 2024 for their fantasy epic. Rich character lore awaits, as well as a multitude of spells that can be combined through staff techniques. Larger than life enemies and fast paced combat has fans chomping at the bit to get a hold of the game. 

  1. Last Sentinel

Lightspeed LA is a new studio created by former Rockstar devs. Besides the cinematic reveal trailer, there’s little information at this point. Set in a cyberpunk city a motorcycle riding hero comes to the rescue of a group of cyborgs under fire. Is this the player character? Or something else?

  1. Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2

Players will once again step into the boots of Ultramarine Lieutenant Titus as he tears through hundreds of tyranids, the world destroying bugs of the 40K universe. His story will continue in a campaign that can be completed solo or with up to two other players. Space Marine 2 has a planned release date of September 9, 2024.

  1. Guilty Gear Strive

With improved character animations, new art direction, and pulse pounding music the latest Guilty Gear delivers an immersive fighting game. Strive brings a story twenty years in the making to a close. There are creative implementations that allow new players to easily pick up the game while including a new wall breaking mechanic that will add a challenge for all players. Guilty Gear Strive is available now.

  1. Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League

The Suicide Squad release date is fast approaching. Set for a February 2nd release, players will be able to get their hands on this title in two months. The third person open world shooter pits Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, Deadshot, and King Shark against a Justice League corrupted by Brainiac. Rocksteady Studios promises vertical combat and free-roaming exploration that will defy genre expectations. There is an offline mode that may come post-launch.

Dia Tucker

Hello, fellow adventurers! I’m Dia Tucker, dwelling amidst the vibrant cultures and landscapes of the United States. My journey into the mesmerizing universes hidden within video games began in the whimsical days of my childhood. The epic narratives of the "Mass Effect" and "Elder Scrolls" series have always held a special place in my heart, guiding me through countless worlds and experiences. When I’m not crafting tales through words, you’ll find me delving into the boundless realms of MMOs, embarking on quests, and forging memories with companions from every corner of the globe. I invite you to join me as I share stories, insights, and adventures from both the pixelated worlds and the realms I create with words.

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