Everything Announced at The Game Awards 2021

Everything Announced at The Game Awards 2021

The Game Awards 2021 has come to an end and while there weren't as many big announcements as we were hoping for, there was still plenty to get excited about. I mean heck, the show began with a performance from Sting so it was off to a great start. Alongside many other musical performances, discussions about the world of gaming, and of course the award winners, there were many new games that were announced and more shown for games we already knew about. Here are all the games announced and their release dates (if known):

  • Hellblade 2: Senua’s Saga | TBD
  • Star Wars: Eclipse | TBD
  • Lost Ark | NA Release Feb 11, 2022
  • Alan Wake II | 2023
  • Slitterhead | TBD
  • Nightingale | Early Access 2022
  • The Lord of the Rings: Gollum | 2022
  • Somerville | 2022
  • Sonic Frontiers | Holiday 2022
  • Tchia | Spring 2022
  • Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League | 2022
  • Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 | TBD
  • Tiny Tina's Wonderland | March 25, 2022
  • Forspoken | May 24, 2022
  • Saints Row | Aug 23, 2022
  • Dune: Spice Wars | Early Access 2022
  • Among Us VR | TBD
  • DokeV | 2022
  • Steelrising | June 2022
  • Metal Hellsinger | 2022
  • Rocket League Sideswipe | Out Now
  • Star Trek: Resurgence | Spring 2022
  • Rumbleverse | 2022
  • Plague Tale: Requiem | 2022
  • Dying Light 2: Staying Human | Feb 4th 2022
  • CrossfireX | Feb 10, 2022
  • Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodhunt | Spring 2022
  • GTFO | Out Now
  • Elden Ring | February 25, 2022
  • Synced Offplanet | 2022
  • ARC Raiders | 2022
  • The Matrix Awakens | Out Now

Hellblade 2: Senua's Saga looks visually stunning, it was hard to tell gameplay from cutscene as they showcased a few minutes of the game. I absolutely loved the first game when I played it in mid-2020 and I cannot wait to see how they continue Senua's Saga in this next addition.

Growing up watching Star Wars makes it hard to not be excited when I see something new, especially when it's not related to the Skywalker Saga. Star Wars: Eclipse is a High Republic Era Star Wars game made by Quantic Dream partnered with LucasFilm Games and seems like it will create a fresh new story set in the expansive world created by George Lucas.

Lost Ark is a game from Amazon Games that was previously released around the world but will finally be getting its North American release on February 11, 2022, and it will be free to play.

One of the biggest surprises, and one of the games announced that I am most excited for, was Wonder Woman from Monolith Games. I was not expecting it at all but I look forward to seeing more as they continue to develop the game. 

Remedy will be releasing their first-ever horror survival game with Alan Wake II which will be releasing in 2023.

Alongside the many games featured at the show, there were also a few films showcased. starting with a new trailer for Sonic The Hedgehog 2 coming April 8, 2022. This was followed by some short clips of gameplay Horizon 2 Forbidden West, followed by a performance of parts of the score from the game. Destiny 2 will be getting a new DLC, The Witch Queen, on February 22, 2022

Keiichiro Toyama's new Bokeh Game Studios will be returning to Toyama's roots in horror with their first game, Slitterhead.

Nightingale, a survival crafting game made by Inflexion Games with a shared world, will be going into early access in 2022. The game will be a PC exclusive.

Beat Saber released a new Lady Gaga Music Pack yesterday during the game awards so if you're looking to get dancing, look no further than the 10 new songs that will be added to the game with this pack. PUBG: Battlegrounds will be transitioning to free to play starting January 12, 2022. Everyone's favorite rage-inducing platformer, Cuphead, will be getting a new DLC titled The Delicious Last Course on June 30, 2022. This DLC will feature new challenges, characters, and more.

The blue blur will be entering the open world in Sonic Frontiers in 2022. This game was originally announced during the Sonic Central stream that celebrated 30 years of Sonic the Hedgehog. 

The second film trailer shown was for Nightmare Alley, which is directed by Hideyo Kojima's friend, and star of Death Stranding, Guillermo Del Torro. Nightmare Alley is coming to theaters on December 17, 2021.

Warhammer Vermintide 2 has a new career, Warrior Priest that adds new weapons, abilities, character skin, and more. It is available now for Xbox and PC and will come to PS4 in January 2022. Riot Games announced Sessions: Diana, their second streaming-safe instrumental album from the world of League of Legends. If you're looking for new music for your content, look no further. This album features 43 songs, 25 artists, and 0 copyright concerns. 

Next, we got out first look at gameplay from WB Games and Rocksteady Studios' Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League which is set to release in 2022. The Suicide Squad must work together to take down Brainiac, but before they can do that they have to defeat the Justice League which is all under Brainiac's control. The gameplay showed them facing off against the Flash as these villains work together to take out the heroes and save the day. 

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout will be getting new Christmas challenges that allow players to unlock Nightmare Before Christmas skins from December 16-27 this year.

Another surprise was the teaser for Dune: Spice Wars which will be going into early access in 2022. It will be a real-time strategy game where you must control the spice if you want to control the universe.

Tiny Tina's Wonderland got a new story trailer that showcased a bit more of what players can expect from the game when it releases on March 25, 2022. 

You can now get fully immersed while acting sus with Among Us VR. While there's no release date yet, I know I'm looking forward to at least watching gameplay of people getting jump-scared by imposters in VR and hopefully also playing the game myself. 

Pearl Abyss worked with the K-Pop dance team, 1MILLION Dance Studio to create a fun music video to promote their upcoming open-world action/adventure game, DokeV which will be released in 2022.

Genshin Impact will be getting two new characters on December 14 this year.

Metal Hellsinger is a rhythm-based shooter game starring Matt Heafy, the lead vocalist for heavy metal band Trivium, which will be coming out in 2022. The game will feature performances from many other heavy metal bands as well. 

Dramatic Labs, a studio created by Telltale Games veterans, will be releasing their upcoming game, Star Trek: Resurgence in the spring of 2022. This will be an original story set in the world of Star Trek that will take place after the era of the Star Trek: The Next Generation series from 1987.

Fortnite Chapter 3: Flipped came out earlier this month and features a flipped map and new mechanics that fans are quite excited about, namely the web-slinging that will be coming soon presumably leading up to the new Spiderman: No Way Home film that is coming to theaters December 17.

Speaking of battle royale's, Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodhunt will be releasing in spring 2022. 

Imagine Dragons returned to perform once again at the game awards after having performed at the original show in 2014. Their performance celebrated 10 years of Supergiant Games and their first release, Bastion. Alongside Imagine Dragons were the composers and songwriters behind all of Supergiant's games, Darren Korb and Ashley Barrett.

After 2 years in early access, GTFO, an extreme co-op horror shooter from 10 chambers, got its full release during the awards and is now available.

We also got the first-look trailer for the upcoming live-action Halo series coming to Paramount+ in 2022.

After winning the most anticipated game for the second year in a row, Elden Ring Pot Friend announced a new trailer for the game. Elden Ring will be released on February 25, 2022.

The final announcement before the Game of the Year came from Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Ann Moss. They discussed Matrix Resurrections which will be coming to theaters on December 22 and the Unreal Engine 5 experience, The Matrix Awakens, which is available now on all platforms.

After announcing It Takes Two as Game of the Year, which was a slight surprise to our team as we were expecting it to go to Deathloop, The Game Awards 2021 came to an end. What was your favorite announcement from the show? Let us know in the comments below.

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