This category was perhaps one of the most crucial elements of the show. As, if Star Wars Battlefront 2 or Destiny 2 had been allowed to win, a gamer uprising against The Game Awards was likely imminent.
Geoff Keighley and staff continued to show grace with this year’s awesome show by being diplomatic in how they handled the situation. Although still somewhat controversial, their pick avoided an immeasurable backlash by siding with what the gamers wanted.
Just in case you needed to double take some of the amazing showings at the best gaming event in recent history, The Game Awards had everything from a surprise rebirth in Soulcalibur IV to very high quality New IP never before seen until today.
The longest World Premiere is even included, in at nearly 8 minutes long – Death Stranding by Hideo Kojima, Guillermo del Toro, Kojima Productions, and Sony Interactive Entertainment starring Norman Reedus (of The Walking Dead) who also took stage during The Game Awards 2017.
A true Gamers’ Game, Mega Man 11 has been announced and detailed in gameplay trailer by Capcom – one of our nominee companies for ‘Biggest Comeback’ award. Some have even said this is a fans’ next best chance at something The Mighty No. 9 may not have satisfied in their itch for the blue bomber to return.
Producer Kazuhiro Tsuchiya and Capcom’s Mega Man team have created the game with a sense of what worked and didn’t work in Mega Man 10. Focus on classics, particularly Mega Man 2, is also at the forefront of design for this title. Dr. Wily is at it again!
Gears Below Health / Weapon Gauges are part of a brand-new gameplay system, yet-to-be revealed. Stay Tuned!
4 Difficulty Settings for the game.
Right Analog Stick Weapon Wheel for fast combat decisions, or just press Left and Right shoulder buttons to switch in order.
“The continent of Europa is engulfed in the flames of the Second Europan War between the Atlantic Federation and the Autocratic Eastern Imperial Alliance. Although the Federation struggles valiantly against the Empire’s forces, the relentless imperial military machine threatens to consume them. With victory slipping away, the Federation executes Operation Northern Cross: a last-ditch attempt to capture the imperial capital and end the war.
Telltale Games season two of Batman is launching on August 8th. Titled “Batman The Enemy Within.” Starting off with episode 1 “Enigma” featuring classic villain the Riddler. Other villains will appear throughout the season of course, like the Joker who we only saw briefly towards the end of the last season.
*Update: Call of Duty: WWII Nazi Zombies Private Beta
PS4: Aug. 25 – Aug. 28
PS4 & XBOX ONE: Sept. 01 – Sept. 04
Pre-Order purchases for Call of Duty: WWII will give players access to a Private Beta period of the Nazi Zombies mode which was world premiered this weekend by Activision and Sledgehammer Games. The Private Beta begins on August 25, 2017 on PlayStation 4 and other platforms “to follow” …meaning you’ll have to wait a little bit if you aren’t playing on PS4. The fine print states that the minimum time the exclusivity of the Pre-Order Beta period will run is for 3 days and that dates and time frames are all subject to change, as with most beta testing. The full beta will probably run a bit longer than that, likely with pre-order folks gaining access to later waves of the Beta – details of which will follow in the coming weeks at COD Beta website.
New gameplay has been revealed in a recent trailer for the upcoming racing title F1 2017 from development house Codemasters known for DiRT, GRID, and many others throughout their catalog of leading industry work across the past 30 years. Compatible with PlayStation 4, Xbox ONE, and Windows PC (through the Steam Store thankfully), F1 2017 releases August 25, 2017 from publisher Deep Silver.
As the 9th title in the F1 racing video game series, F1 2017 is marking the revival of classic cars to the franchise for the first time since F1 2013. Some cars returning as part of this effort include Ferrari F2002, Williams FW14B, and McLaren MP4/4 (although the MP4/4 is currently bundled as part of the F1 2017 Special Edition package).
Bandai Namco, who makes the Arcade verisons of Mario Kart, has announced a new title. Mario Kart: Arcade GP VR. The game will be running on HTC Vive and will be playable at the Tokyo Game Show next month, along with London and other VR locations throughout the year. We don’t know if this will be some widespread release in Arcades, or even if it will touch the HTC Vive’s online platform. But it looks awesome and could be a sign of things to come.
“After the events of Mask of Deception, the Yamato Empire is now ruled with an iron fist by a ruthless usurper who seeks to subjugate all before him. It’s up to a couple of familiar faces to band together against the might of the Imperial army, and the fate of the world hangs in the balance as nations and generals must pick a side to fight with in this perilous civil war. Secrets will be revealed, friendships will be tested, and battles will be fought. Will peace and order be restored or will victory at any cost be the beginning of the end?”
Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth features:
• An Epic Scope – Mask of Truth is an 80+ hours long experience that features more fascinating characters, dastardly creatures, exotic locales, and important battles than ever before!
• A Story at Its End – The rich Utawarerumono visual novel tradition continues in Mask of Truth. The landscape has changed and there are new nations, people, and truths to discover during this uncertain time. The dramatic events of Mask of Deception have set up the story for a climactic and thrilling conclusion in Mask of Truth.
• Enhanced SRPG Battle Mechanics – Since war is on everyone’s agenda, expect plenty more battles to partake in. Turn-based tactics make a return and an updated battle system make fights both strategic and fast paced! Utilize new extended Action Chains, a higher-level cap, and more to gain the upper hand on the battlefield. Additionally, certain characters can team up and dish out some devastating offense with Co-op Final and Co-op Chain attacks. Oh, there’s also now a Mock Battle mode that can be used to practice new combat tactics and gain EXP/BP.
• A Fantastical Atmosphere – The gorgeous art style, beautifully rendered cutscenes, and rousing score (recorded and remastered at the legendary Abbey Road Studios and EastWest Studios) make a return. Dive into a magical storybook that comes alive before your very eyes!
“Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth will be released in the Americas on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in both physical and digital formats on Sept. 5. The European PS4 version will have a physical release, but the PS Vita version will be digital-only. It will be priced at $49.99 for the PS4 and $39.99 for the PS Vita (with commensurate European pricing). The game, originally published/developed by AQUAPLUS, will have its original Japanese audio. Mask of Truth has not yet been rated by the ESRB.”