April 6-7, 2024
It’s been a wild year for gaming, and the recent Game Awards shone a spotlight on some of the very best from 2020.
You probably saw the overwhelming film and TV announcements from Star Wars, Marvel, Disney and more, but here’s some next-level gaming news you might have missed. We’ve collected all the hot trailers from the awards below, but some of them may be a little violent, gruesome, or use strong language, so we’ve popped a link to them instead.
Coming to Steam in February 2021, Century: Age of Ashes is a multiplayer game where players fight one another in fiery aerial battles on dragonback.
The fourth instalment in BioWare’s Dragon Age series unveiled a new look at the follow-up to 2014’s Dragon Age: Inquisition, so get ready to step back into Thedas.
A new console generation brings with it a new iteration of Perfect Dark. The first-person-shooter first debuted on the Nintendo 64 back in 2000, but Microsoft is breathing new life into the series with this new reveal trailer and it looks incredibly good.
The studio behind Left 4 Dead is *ahem* Back 4 Blood with another co-op zombie shooter.
The first gameplay trailer for this first-person action shooter is almost as mind-blowing as the poor guy who took a hammer to the head in it.
If Animal Crossing: New Horizons gave you a taste for vibing on an island, you should probably take a look at this adorable looking island adventure game.
Mario better watch out, because Final Fantasy’s Sephiroth is descending to battle in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Launching in May, this medieval multiplayer heist game is looking somewhat like a multiplayer Assassin’s Creed.
Another sci-fi horror game from the team that brought us Dead Space, The Callisto Protocol looks like something straight out of the Alien universe, and we cannot wait to be haunted by man-eating space demons.
A medieval fantasy hack and slash with magic and puzzles? Yes, please.
BioWare lifted the lid on the next entry in the Mass Effect franchise. They were careful not to reveal too much, but as a massive fan of the series, this reveal trailer opens up a big ol’ speculative can of worms, so put your tin-foil hats on.
Evil Dead, the movie, but a game. ‘Nuff said, really.
If you thought you wouldn’t see a primal Vin Diesel yeeting himself away from a T-Rex, well, you should have.
They should have called this The Past and the Furious.
Overwatch meets Destiny in the snow? There’s a closed beta out right now, so you might get a chance to try it out!
Kaitlyn Dever and Keri Russell star in the wholesome, yet eerily mysterious Open Roads.
Solve some stylised mysteries in the ‘definitive edition’ Disco Elysium – The Final Cut.
Master Chief is heading to Fortnite, among a few other new tweaks and additions.
The weird and wonderful Oddworld series is back with Oddworld: Soulstorm. Launching in the second quarter of 2021, Soulstone is set to be Abe’s biggest adventure yet.
This looks like a cute and very fun adventure game with a great art-style and a glowing octopus playing piano. What more could you want?
Sea of Solitude is coming to the Nintendo Switch with a director’s cut on March 4, 2020.
An extremely retro deck-building adventure game that’s sure to satisfy gamers who want to capture the essence of the NES and old-school gaming.
Shady Part of Me is a beautifully artistic story adventure with an art style in the vein of Coraline. It features the voice of Hannah Murray (Gilly from Game of Thrones) and is available now on the Nintendo Switch.
New indie game Season was also announced, with a stunning art style mixed with a tranquil soundtrack that makes it look like perhaps the most relaxing game ever developed.
An extremely action-heavy and explosive game with a side of Zombieland survival mantra.
A whimsical side-scrolling platformer from Capcom for the Nintendo Switch, launching February 21.
Coming to the Xbox Series X in 2021, if taking a cruise around the world in virtual style is your calling.
Pure, cartoony, explosive fun from Epic Games. Launching on the 23rd of December this year!
It Takes Two is a zany adventure platformer game about… relationship therapy? It has the essence of old classics platformer puzzles and adventure games, and looks like a seriously good and very wholesome time. The music is also fantastic.
Bethesda continues to expand The Elder Scrolls Online, this time with the new Gates of Oblivion. It has all the hallmarks and fantasy elements that you’d expect from the long-running online series. You can nab it from January 21, 2021.
Ruined King is the first single-player console game from the League of Legends series. It’ll be hitting home consoles sometime in 2021.
The gameplay of this eerie space action-horror is looking grand, epic and incredibly enticing. You can pick it up on the Playstation 5 from March 19, 2021.
Christmas is coming early in the multiplayer party game hit Fall Guys, with Season 3 launching on December 15.
If you’ve ever wanted to see a bunny beat-em-up, now’s your chance. Releasing in 2021, F.I.S.T. is pretty out there, but seems like a great time.
Warframe seems to have all the hectic fun you’ve come to expect from it.
Wartime conspiracies, vengeance, and explosions abound in Call of Duty: Warzone’s first season, launching December 16, 2020.
Fittingly set to David Bowie’s Space Oddity, the gameplay reveal of Elite Dangerous: Odyssey showcases the gorgeous space environments and some sharp first-person gunplay.
Road 96 looks to be a giant, procedural road trip, where your choices determine whether or not you reach your destination in one piece.
You can now become an imposter and murder your friends on an airship in Among Us.
Hack and slash your way through NeiR all over again, beginning April 23, 2021.