With E3 in what seems to be a sluggish dying spiral, there’s a push to make Gamescom the brand new tentpole summer time occasion. Whether that can occur? I’m fairly skeptical—nevertheless it does imply a brand new showcase for trailers, closing out the sluggish summer time months with a bang.

For 2019, Geoff Keighley hosted the primary Gamescom Opening Night, a type of companion present to his annual Game Awards in December. They even managed to sandwich the trailers between awkward award shows, when you can consider it.

Gears 5

At E3 2019, Microsoft selected to deal with Gears 5’s multiplayer modes—and simply multiplayer. It was a little bit of a bizarre selection, however Gamescom lastly gave us a Nine Inch Nails-backed have a look at the marketing campaign, our first shortly. 


THQ Nordic loves resurrecting outdated video games, eh? Our first announcement of Gamescom Opening Night was Comanche, a reboot of the helicopter dogfighting collection that hasn’t seen a brand new entry since 2001’s Comanche 4

“Comanche is a modern team-based online multiplayer helicopter shooter set in the near future,” the game’s website says.

Need for Speed: Heat

EA swore there can be a Need for Speed in 2019, however didn’t deliver one to E3. That made Gamescom the gameplay debut of Need for Speed: Heat, which appears like it is going to revolve round a player-controlled day/evening cycle, police chases, and the same old automobile customization. I’m…not bought. I believe Forza Horizon may use some competitors, and in concept that needs to be Need for Speed, however the previous few have been very mediocre and Heat hasn’t proven me something to alter my thoughts but. Fingers crossed, although.

Kerbal Space Program 2

I’m unsure what you do with a Kerbal Space Program sequel to enhance upon the unique. Maybe make the interface a bit much less impenetrable? I’m keen to come back alongside although, particularly if it finally ends up as formidable as this debut trailer. Building ahead bases on different planets, extra exploration, all of that looks as if it might be a very cool addition to what’s already among the best simulations ever made.

Little Nightmares 2

Little Nightmares might be my favourite of the Limbo clones, wrapping the identical puzzle-light, run-to-the-right mechanics in a surreal world that jogged my memory loads of the Ghibli movie Spirited Away. I didn’t anticipate a sequel, however I’m blissful to see one anyway.

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