The Game Awards brought much-deserved accolades to all the best video game titles released over the course of the past year. With a new generation of home consoles led by Xbox Series X | S and PlayStation 5, the awards show also provided a tantalizing glimpse into the titles slated to arrive in the future and propel the industry to new heights.
Here are all the biggest and best video game trailers, trailers, and promotions featured at the 2020 Game Awards.
Back 4 Blood
After creating the huge success Left 4 Dead, developer Turtle Rock Studios is creating a new cooperative zombie action game, in spiritual successor Back 4 Blood. A cinematic trailer shows a zombie apocalypse taking over the world, with a new quartet of heavily armed survivors battling an overwhelming wave of the undead only to find new mutated zombies impeding their progress.
Developed by Turtle Rock Studios and published by Warner Bros. Games, Back 4 Blood will be released in 2021.
era of the dragon
Six years since the launch of Dragon Age: InquisitionBioWare’s acclaimed fantasy RPG franchise returns. A new trailer suggests that a very different type of hero takes on dragons and darkspawn, while Solas, also known as the Dread Wolf, plans to shape the Kingdom of Ferelden in his image.
Developed by BioWare and published by Electronic Arts, Dragon Age does not currently have a confirmed release window.
The Elder Scrolls Online: Gates of Oblivion
The next big wave of DLC is coming to The Elder Scrolls Online in 2021, with an update and dubbed Gates of oblivion. A cinematic trailer shows an adventurer touching a spell book in her sleep, receiving a vision of a hellish domain. As she moves further into the abyss of fire, the warrior encounters a huge demon before waking up. Bethesda Softworks has announced an official reveal for the expansion set to take place on January 21.
Developed by Bethesda Softworks, The Elder Scrolls Online is now available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, PC and Stadia.
Evil Dead: The Game
One of the most popular horror franchises is Evil Dead, and a new cooperative multiplayer game is coming to Xbox consoles in the new year. A trailer shows familiar faces from the film series coming together to take on the armies of the Deadites. Bruce Campbell’s opening monologue from the 1992 film Army of darkness set the mood, before Ash Williams revs up his chainsaw and charges up his boomstick for action.
Developed by Saber Interactive and published by Boss Team Games, Evil Dead: The Game to Launch for Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S in 2021.
Mass effect 3 It ended in a suspense, with the fan-favorite protagonist, Commander Shepard, left for dead after saving the galaxy from total annihilation at the hands of the Reapers. Mass Effect: Andromeda explored a completely different galaxy, but the acclaimed franchise seems to be returning to its roots. The trailer shows an Asari who looks like Liara T’Soni and discovers Shepard’s signature N7 armor on an icy planet.
Mass Effect, developed by BioWare and published by Electronic Arts, currently has no release date.
Monster Hunter Rise
Monster hunterThe latest installment is coming to Nintendo Switch with Monster Hunter Rise. The title has players explore the fantasy world to slay massive beasts and retrieve their parts for valuable loot. Go up takes its moniker seriously, with an added emphasis on expansive, vertical-scale settings. Players will search for tall and short creatures, using the clutch claw to travel great distances.
Developed and published by Capcom, Monster Hunter Rise will be available on Nintendo Switch on March 26, 2021.
One of Square Enix’s most outlandish titles, NieR, will receive an improved remake this April at NieR Replicant ver. 122474487139 … A trailer for the game revisits the monster-filled fantasy world, showcasing the game’s fast-paced combat and immersive environments as the player battles Shades to save a world on the brink of a thousand years in the future.
Posted by Square Enix, NieR Replicant will be released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on April 23, 2021.
Perfect dark is one of the most universally acclaimed console shooters of all time, first released in 2000 for the Nintendo 64. Fifteen years after the latest new installment in the FPS franchise, Perfect Dark Zero On Xbox 360 and 20 since its launch, a new trailer confirmed that Joanna Dark will be returning next year. While no footage of the game was revealed, a cinematic trailer shows Joanna inspecting a looming sandstorm after raiding a DataDyne facility in Egypt.
Developed by The Initiative and published by Xbox Game Studios, Perfect Dark to Launch for Xbox Series X | S in 2021.
First announced in Sony’s PlayStation storefront last summer, Return unveiled its first gameplay trailer at the Game Awards, providing players with an immersive look at the sci-fi title. Following an explorer named Selene who ventures through the cosmos, the game has players trapped in a cycle of time, coming back to life after each death to discover that the harsh and strange landscape has changed around them.
Developed by Housemarque and published by PlayStation Studios, Returnal will be available for PlayStation 5 on March 19, 2021.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
After months of speculation, the latest DLC fighter added to Super Smash Bros. UltimateThe playable roster was confirmed to be Sephiroth. A cinematic trailer has the Final Fantasy VII The villain makes a grand entrance into the shock of his longtime nemesis, Cloud Strife, before the game reveals Sephiroth in action against the expansive cast, wielding his sword with deadly efficiency.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is out now for the Nintendo Switch, and Sephiroth is expected to be added as a DLC character this month.
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