The Game Awards are a part celebration of everything gaming related in 2022, part of looks ahead at what’s to come. Here’s everything that was announced at the event. It seems like there are more announcements than in a normal year with plenty of AAA games given first looks, trailers, and more.
HADES 2 ANNOUNCED WITH BRAND-NEW GAMEPLAY TRAILER
Meet the Princess of the Underworld in HADES II, the bewitching sequel to the award-winning rogue-like dungeon crawler. Details about Early Access coming in 2023. Hades was one of the best games of 2020.
KEN LEVINE’S NEW GAME JUDAS WOWS THE CROWD
From the creator of BioShock, Ken Levine, comes this incredible-looking, narrative-driven first-person shooter experience coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.
A disintegrating starship. A desperate escape plan. You are the mysterious and troubled Judas. Your only hope for survival is to make or break alliances with your worst enemies. Will you work together to fix what you broke – or will you leave it to burn?
DEATH STRANDING 2 OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED
Hideo Kojima’s ambitious post-apocalyptic epic is getting a sequel, featuring the return of Norman Reedus as Sam and Lea Seydoux as Fragile.
NEW STAR WARS JEDI: SURVIVOR TRAILER GIVES US A NEW LOOK AT CAL KESTIS
The premiere of Jedi Survivor’s gameplay and story trailer showcases more on the themes and combat, coming March 17, 2023. This game picks up five years after the original, with Cal Kestis a more powerful Jedi. However, the Empire has gotten stronger as well.
STREET FIGHTER 6 IS COMING JUNE 2023
Get a look at the new roster coming for Street Fighter 6 in 2023. The game releases on June 2nd, 2023.
SUICIDE SQUAD: KILL THE JUSTICE LEAGUE FEATURES KEVIN CONROY’S LAST VOICE PERFORMANCE
Kill the Justice League starting next May 26th, 2023. Alongside a tribute to the late Kevin Conroy, we got a new trailer for Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League from Rocksteady Games.
TEKKEN 8 BRINGS BACK A SEEMINGLY DEAD CHARACTER
The new trailer for Tekken 8 showed off the return of Jun Kazama, the mother of longtime protagonist Jin Kazama. Although she died in Tekken 2, she’s back from the dead in the new trailer. Alongside other returning characters in King, Paul, Lars, Marshall Law, and Jack-8, this one comes out next year.
EARTHBLADE IS THE NEWEST GAME FROM CELESTE CREATOR
Celeste creator Maddy Makes Games showed off their follow-up to the critically acclaimed game; the Metroidvania-style Earthblade. The game features Celete’s classic pixel-art look as you explore it’s sprawling world and melancholic tone. This one is coming in 2024.
BAYONETTA ORIGINS: CEREZA AND THE LOST DEMON BRINGS THE STORY FULL CIRCLE
Bayonetta 3 only came out in October, but the series continues on with a new spin-off. This one comes out on the Nintendo Switch on March 17th, 2023.
HELLBOY GETS WYRD WITH WEB OF WYRD
Hellboy Web of Wyrd is a rogue-lite action adventure with an original story created in partnership with Dark Horse Comics and creator Mike Mignola. Featuring monstrous toe-to-toe brawling, you need to chain together hard-hitting melee and ranged attacks to fight a diverse array of increasingly nightmarish enemies.
Like the comics, the game sends Hellboy on a series of vastly different and wholly unique adventures. While those stories stand on their own, they are all tied to the mysterious legacy of The Butterfly House. When an agent of the B.P.R.D. is sent on a reconnaissance mission to the mansion and promptly goes missing. It’s up to you – Hellboy – and your team of Bureau agents to find your missing colleague and uncover the secrets of The Butterfly House.
THE LAST OF US PART 1 IS COMING TO PC IN MARCH 2023
The Last Of Us Part 1 gives the game a new coat of paint and some beautiful visuals. It was a PlayStation exclusive at one point, but now the game will be coming to PC on March 3, 2023.
RETURNAL ALSO GOING TO PC IN 2023
Lots of PlayStation exclusives are heading to PC, only a bit after they release on PS5. This time, Returnal is making its way to PC in early 2023.
DESTINY 2 GIVES US A LOOK AT LIGHTFALL EXPANSION
Shattered glass glints in the starlight. Soldiers of the Shadow Legion battle with Guardians under the unmistakable shadows of the fleet overhead—the Witness and its newest Disciple are here. Amid the chaos, begin a journey that will reveal the hidden threads that bind us, the ability to unravel them, and the mastery to weave them anew. With this new power in hand, find strength in your fellow Guardians and triumph in the face of impossibility; Legendary mode returns.
TRANSFORMERS: REACTIVATE COMES OUT OF NOWHERE!
The gravest threat to humanity has arrived. And it’s already won. Earth is no longer ours; it belongs to them. Fight back against the Legion in TRANSFORMERS: REACTIVATE, the new 1-4 player online action game from Splash Damage.
A NEW CLIP FROM THE NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. MOVIE EMERGES
Check out what one of the tour guides in the Mushroom Kingdom has to say. The New Super Mario Bros. Movie releases in theaters on April 7th, 2023.
WARHAMMER SPACE MARINE 2 GETS A NEW GAMEPLAY TRAILER
Focus Entertainment and Saber Interactive are thrilled to present a first look at the gameplay from their upcoming action game Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2, in an explosive trailer which premiered at The Game Awards 2022. Watch the Gameplay Reveal Trailer now and get ready for spectacular action, coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC in 2023.
Heed the call of battle. For there is only war. The cult-classic Space Marine franchise is about to return with a high-octane new experience set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, showcased in a bombastic trailer featuring the voice of actor Clive Standen (Vikings, Taken) in the role of fan-favorite Lieutenant Titus. Embody a Space Marine, a superhuman warrior who protects humanity from untold horrors, in brutally efficient third-person action. Expect the distinctively fast and fluid game feel from best-in-class studio Saber Interactive—the team and engine behind World War Z.
CRIME BOSS: ROCKAY CITY BRINGS TOGETHER ACTION ICONS… AND VANILLA ICE?
Introducing Crime Boss: Rockay City, a first-person shooter heist game, playable solo or with friends from the team at InGame Studios and 505 Games. Set in Rockay City, a thriving, flamboyant metropolis full of towering skyscrapers and sandy beaches, you take on the role of Travis Baker – a man with his sights set on becoming the new King of Rockay City, one crime at a time. See you in Rockay City on March 28, 2023.
CYBERPUNK 2077 GETS IDRIS ELBA FOR PHANTOM LIBERTY DLC
CDPR gave us a glimpse of our return to Night City with a trailer for it’s Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty DLC; showcasing not only Keanu Reeves’s appearance in the game’s but the reveal of none other then actor Idris Elba himself coming to the dystopian world.
ARMORED CORE GETS THE FROM SOFTWARE TREATMENT
FromSoftware is bringing back Armored Core in all of its glory! It’s been years since a prior Armored Core game, and it will be extremely exciting to see how modern FromSoftware handles the classic mech franchise after smash hits like Dark Souls, Bloodborne, Sekiro, and Elden Ring. Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon releases sometime in 2023.
FINAL FANTASY 16 GETS A NEW TRAILER AND A RELEASE DATE
Get a look at some jaw-dropping boss battles and summons in the action-packed new trailer, which also revealed the release date of June 22, 2023.