Google, Nintendo and Microsoft stepped up and presented their bets for the next few years on the first day of Gamescom 2019
THE Gamescom 2019 officially starts today (19), in Germany, and is known as the largest gaming fair in Europe. The event, which lasts 5 days, is usually the stage for good news and more information about the titles awaited, with developers presenting their bets for the coming years.
Companies like Nintendo, Microsoft and Google anticipated and decided to show the public, in their pre-conferences, everything that is to come in the course of 2019 and 2020 on the gaming scene. From games indies The triple A’s, the games will cater for all tastes. Check below what happened best at the conferences of Gamescom 2019:
Nintendo Indie World Showcase
Focused on several indie games that will be released for the Nintendo Switch in 2019 and 2020, the pre-conference of Nintendo, call Indie World Showcase, started Gamescom 2019 and brought several games, among them, exclusive from other platforms to the console of Nintendo. Check some below:
Risk of Rain 2
Risk of Rain, the classic roguelike multiplayer, returns with an extra dimension and even more challenging action. The game allows you to be played solo or with a team of up to four friends to challenge hordes of monsters, unlock new loot and find a way to escape the planet. More information will be available on August 30.
Hotline Miami Collection
THE indie topdown famous for its violence and the characteristic setting of the 80s, arrives on Nintendo Switch. Like Hotline Miami Collection, a Return Digital and the Dennaton Games again present the game originally released in 2012, accompanied by Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, originally released in 2015. The game is now available for Nintendo Switch.
Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition
Published by Microsoft Studios and exclusive for Xbox one and PRAÇA, Ori and the Blind Forest will be available on Nintendo Switch with one Definitive Edition. The definitive edition will be available on the console on September 27th, and will include additional new areas, skills, elements of history, music and more in relation to the original adventure.
THE Microsoft not only announced several games at its pre-conference at Gamescom 2019, as it focused a lot on its subscription service Xbox Game Pass, announcing several titles that came out or will come out later this year, and that will be available on the platform for those who want to subscribe.
Among the highlights of the company’s interview round are the games of the 2K, which not only revealed new information about Borderlands 3, but also NBA 2K20. In addition, the company also showed the company’s biggest launch for the year, Gears of War 5.
THE Gearbox, company responsible for Borderlands 3, revealed a new trailer on Gamescom 2019 that summarizes everything players need to know about the franchise to be prepared for a new experience in the world of Borderlands.
The video is described as an official guide and features the main characters, elements of gameplay and enemies, in a very simple and direct way, so that players can learn a little more of what is to come in the third title of the company. Check out the video below:
Borderlands 3 will be released for Xbox one, Playstation 4 and PRAÇA (via Epic Store) on September 13, 2019.
The new multiplayer mode of Gears 5 puts four players into PvE matches focused on hordes of diverse enemies. The developers further explained, in an interview, that each playable character will have its own supreme ability that can cause damage or heal.
This, however, only depends on what the player wants to choose during the gameplay, therefore, it encourages games with different gameplays at each game, encouraging them to play with several friends and with different equipment. The more friends together to play, the better! Check out the trailer below:
Gears 5 will be released on September 10, 2019 for Xbox one and Windows 10.
Xbox Game Pass
At Gamescom 2019, a Microsoft also revealed a list of new games that will compose a series of games for its subscription service, called Game Pass, available for PC and Xbox one. Check out the games below:
- Age of Empires: Definitive Edition – Now available;
- Devil May Cry 5 – Now available;
- Stellaris – Now available;
- Ape Out – August 22;
- Kingdom Come: Deliverance – August 22;
- Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut – August 27;
- Blair Witch Project – August 30;
- Dead Cells – September 5th.
Check out our full text about the games that will be available on Xbox Game Pass:
Continuing the sequence of conferences of the Gamescom 2019, The Google held his conference on his new game streaming service, the recently announced Google Stadia. Continuing with the round of announcements that came before E3 this year, Google demonstrates how powerful its new console and what new games will be available for the platform. Check out the most important ones below:
The open world RPG game from CD Projekt Red will be available for Google Stadia. One of the most talked about games of E3 2018, the game has an interesting storyline and combines elements of RPG and FPS, with a certain dose of boldness seen in GTA. And all this with the presence of Keanu Reeves, actor announced at E3 2019 to take the breath away from the players, who will be in the project. Check out the trailer:
Cyberpunk 2077 will be released for Playstation 4, Xbox Onand is PRAÇA on April 16, 2020. The date for Stadia has not been confirmed.
Mortal Kombat 11
The game that managed to modernize the series without losing its roots, Mortal Kombat 11, even though it has already been announced, will be present in the list of games that will be released for the Google Stadia. The entire Google team has been following the process so that everything goes as smoothly as possible, as fighting games usually need immediate answers. When it comes to cloud, internet and connection, everything needs to be well adjusted so that the experience is not disturbed.
Check out the official game development diary for the Google Stadia:
Watch Dogs Legion
One of the biggest promises of Ubisoft for 2020, Watch Dogs Legion is a game in which any and all NPC of the game can be transformed into a playable character, this includes punks, rebels and even nice ladies who have extraordinary courage!
Taking place in London after Brex-it, the mechanics are based every time the player is eliminated, it will be necessary to choose another character to continue. All of this is possible through an entity called Bagley, which communicates with all the characters through smartphone.
Opening Night Live
The most anticipated event at the pre-conferences at Gamescom 2019 was the Opening Night Live, which further explored the announcements already made at the old conferences, as well as bringing new games to the fair. Presented by Geoff Keighley, who is also presenter and creator of The Game Awards, titles like Need for Speed, Gears 5, FIFA, Death Stranding, among others, appeared on stage at the fair.
Need for Speed Heat
The new game in the franchise, Need for Speed Heat has a mechanic that differs from day and night gameplay. Its theme is “runners versus police”, with players being able to participate in legal races during the day, but they will gain more respect in races during the night.
Need for Speed Heat will be released on November 8, 2019.
The most awaited game in the Opening Night Live gives Gamescom 2019, was introduced by its creator, Hideo Kojima, who took the stage, along with Geoff Keighley to introduce two characters from the game to fans. The first of all, is Mama, a character who has a strong connection with the place where he is. Check out the trailer:
The other characters presented were the Bridge Babys and Deadman, character that is played by the director Guilhermo del Toro. Deadman explains the Sam, what is the importance of BB Pods, and because they need a high level of attention. Check out the trailer:
Lastly, Kojima even revealed a new gameplay trailer from Death Stranding, in which Sam need to get one of the BB Pods that he carries along his journey, stop crying. Check out the trailer:
Death Stranding will be released for PlayStation 4 on November 8, 2019.
Gamescom 2019 in Germany
THE Gamescom 2019 is just beginning, the fair will take place between the 20th and the 24th of August in Cologne, Germany. The games will be available to be tested during every fair day at the venue. Expected games, several releases since indies up until triple A’s are present in this, which may have been considered a bigger event even than the E3 this year.
With titles ranging from e-Sports, casual, even complex strategy games, the Gamescom 2019 toasted the players eager to know the news of what 2019 could reserve for him. It is certain that the Sony again decided not to show their faces with their exclusives, however Death Stranding left a taste that the company will continue to make excellent games, and that September will be a month to be expected.
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