The Game Awards are not like any other awards show. It’s not so much a celebration of the best games of the year as it is a marketing platform. Of course, golden statues are handed out during the show, but the main draw of the show is that it has exclusive game announcements. This year’s Game Awards featured over 50 games, including blockbuster surprises.
So what were the big stories of the night? Sonic borders debuted, and it looks almost identical to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Among us gets a surprise VR version, and Ancient ring got a new trailer. We also got our first look at the new Wonder Woman and Star Wars games. It was an event show the size of an E3, even if it ended in a dud.
If you don’t feel like watching three hours of video game trailers, We have what you need. Here are all the announcements of the Game Awards 2021.
Sonic Frontiers and Sonic the Hedgehog 2 debuts
Sonic fans received a double dose of news on the show. First up, we finally took a closer look at the new Blue Blur game, which was teased earlier this year. Sonic borders is an open-world game, which is a huge departure for the series. Not to use a tired cliché, but it really looks like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. He is coming out for the 2022 holidays.
Ben Schwartz and Jim Carrey also presented a trailer for the upcoming Blue Blur movie. The first one Sonic the hedgehog 2 the trailer featured Tails, a sharper Dr. Robotnik, and Knuckles. The sequel hits theaters on April 8.
Alan Wake 2 is coming in 2023
Alan wake 2 finally gets its long awaited sequel. One trailer didn’t show much other than titular Alan Wake standing in a dark street. It will be a survival horror game unlike the original which was considered an action game. It will be launched in 2023 and we will not hear from any more until next summer.
Wonder Woman gets her own game
Warner Bros is creating a Wonder Woman game. There was a very short trailer that simply showed the hero posing against a black screen. No other information, including the release date, has been revealed.
Star Wars Eclipse is a new game from Quantic Dream
Star Wars Eclipse is a new Star Wars game from developer Quantic Dream, in collaboration with LucasFilm Games. A cinematic trailer has revealed that it is set in the High Republic and features beloved characters like Yoda. The game is in the early stages of development and has not had a release window.
Elden Ring makes a big appearance
After winning the most anticipated game award twice in a row, Ancient ring got a new trailer during the show. The story-centric clip relied heavily on the cutscenes. It opens with a four-armed woman speaking, before showing some of the characters and lore of the game. It ends with a gigantic foe with two swords ready to attack the hero of the game.
Among us arrives in VR
In the most unlikely story of the night, Among us arrives in VR. The indie social deduction game will allow players to put on headphones and have fun killing their friends in the virtual space. At the moment, it looks like only the Skeld map will be playable in VR mode. The VR version doesn’t have a release date at the moment, but it will be compatible with PS VR, Meta Quest 2, and Valve Index.
Dune finally returns to the video game world
After a successful film adaptation, Dune finally gets a new video game. Dune: the war of spices is the first Dune video game since 2001. The new game is developed by Shiro Games, the studio behind Northgard. It’s a real-time 4X strategy game that features playable factions and lots of spice. The game will arrive on PC and enter Early Access in 2022.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League makes a scene
After getting a DC Fandome cinematic trailer in 2020, we finally took a closer look at Rocksteady’s Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. The trailer eventually showed some gameplay, which involved team members running around a city and beating the aliens crap. Notably, The Flash made an appearance there. The game will arrive sometime in 2022 and will not launch on previous generation consoles.
Hellblade 2 receives cinematic gameplay trailer
Hellblade 2: The Senua Saga got a new gameplay trailer to kick off the show. It started with a high-profile cutscene before moving seamlessly into gameplay. We saw the game’s protagonist, Senua, sneak into a dark cave before coming face to face with a giant. Like its predecessor, it looks dark and disturbing. No release date has been given.
Horizon Forbidden West receives new trailer
Horizon forbidden to the west made an appearance at the show. The action-oriented gameplay clip showed tons of new bots. This was followed by a live orchestral performance of a song from the score of the match.
A Plague Tale: Requiem is coming to Switch somehow
We got another sneak peek at the stealth game A Plague Tale: Requiem. A story-centric trailer showed some of the game’s stealth action and plenty of rats. It still doesn’t have a release date, but it’s coming in 2022 for current-gen PCs and consoles, including Nintendo Switch (via the cloud), which is a shock.
The Halo TV series debuted
As announced before the show, Paramount + ‘s Halo TV series appeared during the broadcast. It was a particularly epic trailer showing panoramic shots of space. Master Chief appeared at the end, and he certainly looked the part. It will air on the service sometime in 2022.
- Lost ark is a new action MMO from Amazon Games arriving on Steam on February 11.
- Final Fantasy VII Remake: Intergrade is finally coming to PC via the Epic Games Store on December 16.
- We have a new look at Destiny 2: The Witch Queen which showed intense action.
- Slitterhead is a new horror game from the creator of Silent Hill.
- Nightingale is a shared world survival craft game from Inflection Games.
- The long delayed the LOrder of the Rings: Gollum has a new trailer, but no release date.
- PUBG Battlegrounds will be free on January 12.
- A haunting new trailer for Somerville has been shown.
- Cup head‘s The last delicious dish The DLC finally arrives on June 30.
- Warhammer: Vermintide 2 DLC called Warrior priest is out now.
- Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 is a third-person shooter game available on PC and current generation consoles.
- Tchia got a new trailer and a spring 2022 release window.
- sorry releases May 24.
- A new trailer for Saints Street showed off his third-person shooter and wacky costumes.
- Fall guys: ultimate knockout bECOMES The nightmare before Christmas skins.
- Little Tina’s Wonderland got a new story-centric trailer.
- Dokev got a new wild trailer featuring characters doing a full dance routine.
- A new Genshin Impact the trailer showed characters in the game’s new banner.
- Steel rise is a new steampunk action game coming in 2022.
- Metal singer is basically Doom like a rhythm game with a metal soundtrack.
- Mobile game Rocket League side kick is available now.
- Star Trek: Resurgence is a new choice-based adventure game created by former developers at Telltale Games.
- Rumbleverse is a new, Super Smash Bros.-style platform fighter from Epic Games Publishing.
- Dying Light 2: stay human has yet another trailer, which highlighted its story.
- Fortnite got a new trailer showcasing the new features of Season 3.
- the Vampire: The Masquerade – Blood Hunt The Battle Royale game has a new trailer.
- CrossfireX got a new trailer and a February 10 release date.
- The full version 1.0 of GTFO is available now and 25% off.
- Synchronized: off the planet got a new trailer showing off his sci-fi shoot.
- Arc Raiders, the first game from Embark Studios, is a third-person sci-fi shooter.
- The matrix awakens is a new interactive experience available now on PS5 and Xbox Series X / S.
Announcements before the show
- indie a la Zelda Tunic arrives March 16.
- Krohnen is the next playable character announced for King of Fighters XV.
- The Texas Chainsaw Massacre gets a multiplayer adaptation.
- Homeworld 3 received a gameplay trailer and a Q4 2022 release window.
- The extent gets a video game adaptation of Telltale.
- The fall of Babylon got a new trailer revealing its March 3 release date.
- Chivalry 2 receives new content, including a new map, a new weapon, and a new holiday event.
- Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak is coming this summer and getting new amiibo.
- thirsty suitors is a narrative action-adventure game from the developers behind The age of the falcon.
- western action game Evil west got its first gameplay trailer. It will be launched in 2022.
- Happy Death is a 2D black-and-white action game starring the Grim Reaper that will arrive in Early Access in March.
- indie game Lana’s planet got a trailer that focused on his original score.
- Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is a new fighting game that will be released on March 17th.