The 2020 Game Awards celebrated the best video games of the year and also made some exciting announcements, ranging from long-awaited sequels to worthwhile additions to popular games. Due to the ongoing coronavirus-induced pandemic, the event was held practically this year. Most notable among the new announcements include an upcoming Mass Effect title, a new Among Us map, and two legendary characters that will be featured in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Fortnite. Take a look at some of the most notable announcements made at The Game Awards.
Mass Effect preview
“Mass Effect To Continue” – The new preview of a possible new chapter in BioWare’s popular sci-fi action adventure doesn’t reveal much except these words towards the end. However, it is enough to get fans excited about the next chapter in the space saga. The teaser video shows Liara (or someone very like her), one of the series’ recurring characters. The teaser doesn’t even announce a release window for the game, but developer BioWare tweeted via the official @masseffect identifier that a new Mass Effect is in “initial production”.
Dragon Age 4 preview
As if a new Mass Effect wasn’t enough, developer BioWare also teased an installment from another very popular series: Dragon Age. While the new trailer didn’t show an actual game, it did show the return of some of the series’ favorites, including everyone’s favorite wizard, Solas. Like Mass Effect, the trailer did not confirm the name of the next chapter or even the launch window or supported platforms.
Among Us gets a new map
Airship, the new Among Us map will now allow players to fool themselves and backstab themselves aboard, well, an aircraft. The new map is huge, with various floors, gadgets, and tasks. For whatever reason, video game journalist Geoff Keighley will appear as a mask in the game. The new update will arrive sometime in early 2021.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate gets a touch of Final Fantasy
Nintendo is known not to stand still when it comes to adding new characters to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. From Mario to Pac-Man, from Pikachu to Ryu, the fighting title already has an impressive roster of characters to choose from. Now, the iconic Final Fantasy VII baddie Sephiroth joins the fray as he is revealed to be a new fighter in the franchise, scheduled to arrive this month. We can’t wait to see how Sephiroth’s masanume sword fares against Mario’s super powerful stomp!
Fortnite adds Master Chief
Speaking of character additions, Halo’s iconic armored hero Main boss It is now available for purchase as a skin in Fortnite. Fans of The Walking Dead also have a reason to rejoice, as series favorites Daryl and Michonne will join the roster on December 16.
Warhammer 40,000: Darktide Releases Gameplay Trailer
Chain swords, laser cannons and vile monsters: The new gameplay trailer for Warhammer 40,000: Darktide promises exactly what we expected from the next cooperative action survival shooter. Developed by Fatshark, the game is slated to launch exclusively on Windows PC and Xbox Series S / X next year.
Forza Horizon 4 gets a Cyberpunk 2077 car
The crossover that no one asked for, but is still pretty exciting. Forza Horizon 4 will be adding A shiny new Quadra Turbo-R V-TECH vehicle from the recently released action RPG, Cyberpunk 2077. It will be available for free in-game starting today.
Ark 2 stars Vin Diesel
Fast and Furious star Vin Diesel will face menacing dinosaurs in the sequel to Ark: Survival Evolved from 2017. The cinematic trailer for Ark 2 sets the mood for the next game that will revolve around two tribes at war as they try to survive against prehistoric monsters. The game will also be accompanied by an animated series featuring the voices of Michelle Yeoh, Jeffrey Wright, Elliot Page, Russel Crowe, Gerald Butler and more, in addition to Diesel. More details are expected to be announced soon.
Elder Scrolls Online is slated to get a new chapter called Gates of Oblivion sometime in 2021. The cinematic trailer doesn’t reveal much, except setting the mood for the next installment that stays in line with previous chapters in the expansive RPG. Bethesda Softworks online. . More details are expected to be announced at a global reveal event on January 21.
Evil Dead: The Game Announced
Shotgun demon slayer Ash Williams is ready to hit the gaming world with Evil Dead: The Game. Based on the movies and TV series of the same name, the game is a third-person shooter that will allow cooperative play with four different characters and a ton of deadly weapons, including Ash’s gauntlet, chainsaw, and even a stick. of broom. The exclusive PlayStation title will launch on both PS4 and PS5 in 2021.
Fall Guys has a third season
Fall Guys, the fun Battle Royale survival title that caught on during the shutdown, is set for a third season, with winter-themed content to keep up with the holiday season. Released on December 15, the new season will add a handful of new levels and several fun costumes.
Monster Hunter Rise demo announced
Capcom released a new trailer for its upcoming action RPG, scheduled to launch on March 26, 2021, on Nintendo Switch. While the trailer did show off some impressive new monsters, the developers announced that the game will get a demo in January 2021. All Monster Hunter titles generally get a demo before the actual release, and it would be interesting to see which creatures end up showing up in the game. first demo.
Call of Duty Black Ops: Warzone Season One Trailer Launch
Activision introduced new maps, characters, weapons and more for Call of Duty Black Ops: Warzone in its trailer for the first season. The elegant trailer does a good job of showing the new map, Rebirth Island, topped off with an explosive rendition of Black Sabbath’s ‘War Pigs’ playing in the background. The season one update will be available on December 16 on all platforms.
Back 4 Blood, Returnal new trailer, more announcements
Turtle Rock Studios, the developers behind the popular Left 4 Dead zombie survival shooter, announced a new cooperative survival shooter at The Game Awards. Judging from the cinematic trailer, Back 4 Blood appears to be in the vein of the Left 4 Dead franchise, with hordes of zombies, powerful weapons, and unique characters to play with.
Apart from that, Sony also released a trailer for the long-awaited PS5 shooter Returnal. While maintaining the classic action-shooter game, the title promises to combine science fiction and psychological horror in a unique mix that could set the game apart from other titles next year. Returnal is scheduled to launch on March 19, 2021.
Just Cause, the popular sandbox action adventure, is poised to get its own mobile game for the first time, which also promises multiplayer and cooperative mode. Lastly, Microsoft announced that Flight Simulator is coming to Xbox Series S / X in the summer of 2021 with the same level of depth as its PC version. It will be interesting to see how the game, which taxes even the most sophisticated PCs, fares on the next-gen console.
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