If you don’t know about Gamescom, it’s an event that has been happening every year since 2009 in Germany which showcases games and house game announces, but not quite on the same level as E3. This year is was held from the 5th – 9th August.
Unlike my E3 post, my Gamescon entry will list games that I’m looking forward too (there will be dupes) but also include more information about said games compared to my most anticipated, if that makes sense.
Here are the games I’m most interested in that were shown at Gamescon this year:
- Evolve (2K Games)
- Mafia III (2K Games)
- Call of Duty: Black Ops III (Activision)
- Destiny: The Taken King (Activision)
- RollerCoaster Tycoon World (Atari)
- Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 (Bandai Namco Entertainment)
- Doom (Bethesda Softworks)
- Fallout 4 (Bethesda Softworks)
- Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (Blizzard Entertainment)
- ARMA 3 (Bohemia Interactive)
- Mega Man Legacy Collection (Capcom)
- Street Fighter V (Capcom)
- Mirror’s Edge Catalyst (EA)
- The Sims 4: Get Together (EA)
- Star Wars Battlefront (EA)
- Star Wars: The Old Republic – Knights of the Fallen Empire (EA)
- Attack on Titan (Koei Tecmo)
- Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Konami)
- Halo 5: Guardians (Microsoft)
- Halo Wars 2 (Microsoft)
- Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Version (Microsoft)
- Hellblade (Ninja Theory)
- Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash (Nintendo)
- Splatoon (Nintendo)
- Star Fox Zero (Nintendo)
- Super Mario Maker (Nintendo)
- The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes (Nintendo)
- Until Dawn (Sony)
- Hitman (Square Enix)
- Just Cause 3 (Square Enix)
- Nosgoth (Square Enix)
- Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord (TaleWorlds Entertainment)
- Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate (Ubisoft)
- Just Dance 2016 (Ubisoft)
- TrackMania Turbo (Ubisoft)
- Dying Light: The Following (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
- LEGO Marvel’s Avengers (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
Games that have extended platforms:
- Terraria (505 Games) – Originally available on PC, then Xbox 360, PS3, PS Vita, iOS and Android. Last year it was released on Windows Phone, PS4 and Xbox One. Now, it will be available on the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U (currently under development).
- Hatoful Boyfriend: The Holiday Star (Devolver Digital) – Originally released on PC. Was released on PS4 and PS Vita July earlier this year.
- Life is Strange (Square Enix) – Originally released on PC, then PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
- Rise of the Tomb Raider (Square Enix) – Confirmed to be released on PC and PS4.
Updated release dates:
- Battleborn (2K Games) – 9th February 2016
- Super Mario Maker (Nintendo) – 11th September.
- Rise of the Tomb Raider (Square Enix) – For PC, it will be early 2016. For PS4, it will late 2016.
Here, I’ll be giving you a closer look at some other games:
- For Honor (Ubisoft) (PC/PS4/XBO)
Similar to Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, this game is set in a medieval battleground (who would have thought?) where the player can choose knights, samurai and Vikings (along with female models) who have different classes (i.e. Warden, Defender, etc., etc.) and use melee weapons (characters can also be customized). The only multi-player mode that has be announced (so far) is called Dominion, which is like capture the flag – there are three points on the map that they must take in order to stop the other team from spawning and thus winning the game. Players attack by holding down L2 or left trigger (depending on which platform you’re playing) and using the right analogue stick to choose which direction to attack/defend in.
If the player does die, it will take around 10 seconds to spawn back, however the player can check on their teammates and have an overall view of the map as they wait. While you can play with others, the team is also made up of AI. As the players capture zones, they also rack up points along with killing enemies and unlock feats, which aid they players and others (if you decide to be selfless). Word of warning though – the player loses them when they die.
The release date for For Honor has yet to be announced.
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege (Ubisoft) (PC/PS4/XBO)
This first person shooter (FPS) allows the player to control an operator of a counter-terrorist unit. These operators include different classes such as a Recruit, Thermite (a shield), Montagne, and so on. This game counts on you being able to work as a team to diffuse bombs or defend areas. Some modes (and depending on what team you choose to play) allow players to act as drones as they set up their area. Not much can be said about this game as it’s simple and the rounds can be short, depending on teamwork. I’ve been given the impression that acting independently can pretty much cost you the game.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege will be released October 13th.
- Lara Croft Go (Square Enix) (Android/iOS)
In yet another Tomb Raider spin-off, the player controls Lara Croft through the touch screen instead of a controller (similar to Lara Croft: Relic Run, despite having elements borrowed from Hitman Go). The art style kinda reminds me of Fez and Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China. Again, not much as been said about this game or where it is set but the trailer does reveal a possible reptile-based enemy.
Lara Croft Go will be released August 27th.
- Watch the trailer for For Honor here.
- Watch the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege trailer here.
- Watch the Lara Croft Go trailer here.
- For a full list of games showcased at Gamescon, click here.
Thanks for reading, hope you enjoyed!