Summer Game Fest 2022 happened today (June 9) and had the usual array of trailers for previously announced titles and world-premiere exclusive reveals. Since E3 was unceremoniously canceled this year, Geoff Keighley's event could be seen as the unofficial kickoff to what otherwise would have been "E3 week." To that end, Summer Games Fest 2022 served its purpose of getting game fans hyped for upcoming titles.
Some of the biggest reveals included seeing Guile debut as a "brand-new" character in Street Fighter 6, the leaked The Last of Us Remake trailer, another look at the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II and more footage of Gotham Knights.
We got our first look at games like Aliens Dark Descent, Fort Solis, Routine, Stormgate, Goat Simulator 3, Midnight Fight Express, One Piece Odyssey, Honkai Starrail and several others. Though many of these games are of the indie variety, it's good to see we're getting some new titles in what has been an otherwise dry year for gaming.
While Summer Game Fest 2022 had its fair share of commercials (did we really need to see a trailer for Black Adam during a games show?), the ads didn't feel as blatant as they have in years past. Most of the focus was on game trailers and announcements. And even obvious commercials like the one for Mario Strikers: Battle League were tolerable since they at least announced new games or add-ons.
But the festivities aren't done yet! Upcoming summer events include Devolver Digital's "Marketing Countdown to Marketing" show, Netflix's Geeked Week gaming presentation, the Tribeca Games Spotlight, the Xbox + Bethesda Showcase, the PC Gaming Show, the Capcom Showcase and the MultiVersus Pro Player Showcase. A busy summer awaits.
Tom's Guide will cover all the biggest gaming reveals this summer so stay tuned for more!
Hey, everyone! I'm Computing Writer Tony Polanco and I'll be live blogging Summer Game Fest. Since E3 isn't happening this year, Geoff Keighley's big summer event can be considered the unofficial version of that legendary show. We expect to see reveals of previously announced games, but there's a chance we'll also see brand-new world premieres.
Considering how dry things have been for gaming in 2022, let's hope Summer Game Fest gives us something to look forward to.
Today’s #summergamefest show will run under 2 hours and feature games including:- Street Fighter 6- Call of Duty: #ModernWarfareII - The Callisto Protocol- Gotham Knights- Marvel’s Midnight Suns- One Piece Odyssey- TMNT: Shredder’s RevengeAnd many more! pic.twitter.com/MEtfAV9cw9June 9, 2022
These aren't all the games we'll see today, but they give us a good idea of what to expect. I personally want to see more of The Callisto Protocol since that game is effectively a spiritual successor to Dead Space. I'm also curious to see Street Fighter 6 in action.
It's finally time!Watch #SummerGameFest live and free today at 11a PT/2p ET/6p GMT 🔵 YouTube: https://t.co/9KsQTjOfSR🔵 Twitch: https://t.co/CAsbQBi9CP (With Twitch Drop!)🔵 Steam: https://t.co/TnEqIydlTm🔵 Twitter: https://t.co/DkvrXw2sZjJune 9, 2022
These are all the sites where you can watch Summer Game Fest 2022. But no matter where you watch the show from, be sure to keep this live blog on a separate window. You wouldn't want to miss my entertaining banter!
Live on set for #summergamefest pic.twitter.com/O16aeI7oo3June 9, 2022
This is a preview of the Summer Game Fest 2022 stage. Fancy! I'm curious to see who else (if anyone) joins Geoff Keighley during the show. I have to assume we'll see game developers and industry folks pop up at one point or another.
The Last of Us Part I (PS5 standard/Firefly Edition) up for preorder at PS Direct ($69.99/$99.99) https://t.co/HTMHHsMi6vtrailer: https://t.co/dumiWe62Kj pic.twitter.com/I7HNA3wD2XJune 9, 2022
The Last of Us Remake just leaked (by Sony, it seems!). This game will cost $70 and be available only PS5 and PC.
The Last of Us Remake releases on September 2, 2022. No release date was given for the PC release.
Congrats to you and the team for all the work to put the show together. Can't wait to watch. So great to have events to spotlight the amazing work by game creators. #SummerGameFestJune 9, 2022
This could be nothing more than a simple exchange between industry peers, but it's interesting to see Xbox head Phil Spencer reply to Geoff Keighley about Summer Game Fest. Makes us wonder what Xbox games we'll see during the show, if any.
Looks like a trailer for The Last of US Part 1 PS5 remake has also been leaked just before today's show kicks off. Assuming thus video is legitimate, and it looks it, we can expect some graphical and frame rate improvements for what's considered a stone-cold PlayStation classic game.
While The Last of Us has been remastered for PS4, the PS5 version appears to notably improve the visual quality of the game, and likely boost the frame rate significantly as well (here's hoping for 120 fps gaming). Animations also look smoother, crisper and more detailed too.
Street Fighter 6 is the first game up on Summer Game Fest. First footage of new character, who is none other than Guile!
Aliens Dark Descent is the first new game announcement of the show. Looks like it could be the Aliens Colonial Marines we all wanted. This one is coming to consoles and PC in 2023. Worth keeping an eye on for the robot xenomorphs alone!
Glen Schofield joins Keighley to discuss The Callisto Protocol. This game drops on December 2, 2022... which is a date Dead Space fans will surely need to keep in mind.
Okay, this game is totally Dead Space and I am here for it! I'll post the footage when it goes live but suffice to say that it's bloody wonderful. I don't know about you but I am so pumped for this... even more so than the Dead Space remake.
Guile #SummerGameFest @StreetFighter pic.twitter.com/OmvtgiFdBXJune 9, 2022
Here's a better look at Guile from Street Fighter 6. The old warrior still looks spry! It will be fun to play as him again in the upcoming game.
We have new footage of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. This game is a sequel to the original title released on Xbox 360 and looks to be as good of a remake as 2019's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. We'll see if this one brings in the impressive sales numbers of the original.
Here’s a look at the first raw gameplay from @CallistoTheGame! #SummerGameFest pic.twitter.com/8NYjpsbmgGJune 9, 2022
Here's the full clip of new The Callisto Protocol footage. Again, this game will no doubt please Dead Space fans. The fact it's made by most of the original Visceral Games team is a huge bonus. December 2 needs to get here asap!
This is Aliens: Dark Descent, coming in 2023 to console and PC! #SummerGameFest pic.twitter.com/qzmsdEF97rJune 9, 2022
Here is our first look at Aliens Dark Descent. This looks like a really intense game. I'm a bit skeptical about the robotic enemies... but I'm also kind of excited about them as well. It's complicated. But this looks pretty good so far!
We have a surprise showing in the form of a Flashback remake! We also got an update on Witchfire.
Fort Solis (pictured above) was also unveiled. The latter is a brand-new game from an indie studio, which is pretty cool! Troy Baker and Roger Clark will lend their voice talent to the game.
Jeff Negus (@negusaurusrex) joins Johanna Faries as they dive into @CallofDuty: #ModernWarfareII with @GeoffKeighley! #SummerGameFest pic.twitter.com/nCOmQBTdKOJune 9, 2022
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 devs Jeff Negus and Johanna Faries discuss the game during Summer Game Fest. It seems this title will set off a new era for the franchise. I don't know what that could mean but it's intriguing.
We have another scary space game in the form of Routine. Don't know what's happening here but it seems pretty cool. Has an Alien Isolation vibe, which I'm all for. I will definitely keep an eye on this one.
We’re so excited to share this in-depth look at Witchfire gameplay from the team at @TheAstroCrew! #SummerGameFest pic.twitter.com/FOSgP9VdiBJune 9, 2022
Here's some Witchfire gameplay. Pretty action-packed stuff!
Over 30 years later, this classic PC gaming franchise is BACK with a sequel! Here’s your very first look at Flashback 2! #SummerGameFest pic.twitter.com/17aq7erPAjJune 9, 2022
So pumped for Flashback! I really like how they remade this classic.
An ambitious new game from @FallenLeafSA starring some familiar names… this is #FortSolis! #SummerGameFest pic.twitter.com/Mli2S6YNCPJune 9, 2022
Here is the first trailer for Fort Solis. Admittedly not a lot going on here, but the fact Troy Baker and Roger Clark are involved is enough to get me excited. Also, who doesn't love Mars?
We get a reveal for a brand-new game from Frost Giant Studios called Stormgate. This is an RTS game made by former World of Warcraft developers. A public beta will happen in 2023 but hopefully, we'll see more footage before then. This will be a free-to-play title but the dev promises that it won't have NFTs (thank goodness!)
It's a THRILL to reveal that we’re reviving ROUTINE together with @LunarSoftware 🤖Explore an abandoned Lunar base and uncover a deadly mystery that could cost you everything. Coming to PC, Xbox One / Series X|S, and Game Pass!Wishlist ROUTINE TODAY:https://t.co/eb47kNKtA0 pic.twitter.com/sA0sW5PWOGJune 9, 2022
Here's footage of Routine. Creepy!
One of the games of the Summer - @Outriders Worldslayer is out June 30! Check out the new Co-op Trailer now! #SummerGameFest pic.twitter.com/gmgVmkIrBFJune 9, 2022
Outriders Worldslayer is coming on June 30th. I don't know who is still playing this game but I guess it's good that the devs are still releasing content for this title. Perhaps this DLC will bring players back.
Goat Simulator 3 is announced. Forgive my ignorance, but I didn't even know there was a Goat Simulator 2!
A new trailer for Marvel's Midnight Sons arrives. This one is kind of unfair. I was ready to dismiss this game since it's card battle title. I think the devs got wise and tossed in some Metallica to gain my interest. Sneaky!
Cuphead: Delicious Last Course drops on June 30th. I loved the original Cuphead so I'm super excited to play this one. I'll die a bazillon times but I'll love every single death. Give this to me!
Midnight Fight Express looks like Fight Club on steroids. The craziest thing about this game is that it's made by a single developer. Very cool!
The wait is over, here’s a look at some new folks set to join the battle in Marvel’s @MidnightSuns! #SummerGameFest pic.twitter.com/FBregTlzgkJune 9, 2022
Here's the new Marvel's Midnight Sons trailer, featuring all-new characters.
You ready for @StudioMDHR’s Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course?! Well check out this new footage that @MajaMoldenhauer just brought us! #SummerGameFest pic.twitter.com/f00aztYAi9June 9, 2022
Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course looks phenomenal. This trailer is brief but so much fun.
TMNT: Shredder's Revenge is the game I'm actually most looking forward to since it's basically a love letter to classing TMNT games of the past. A new trailer reveals Casey Jones as a playable character. Fans will no doubt be stoked about this since they've requested the character since the game's announcement.
Enjoy this big @TMNT #ShreddersRevenge reveal from @TributeGames! COWABUNGA! #SummerGameFest pic.twitter.com/CUt0LDsgAMJune 9, 2022
Here's the latest TMNT: Shredder's Revenge trailer featuring Casey Jones. This one drops on June 12, which is right around the corner. I can't contain my excitement!
One Piece Odyssey is a brand-new RPG inspired by the legendary anime franchise. I'm personally not a fan of anime-based games (despite my love for anime) so I'll take a cautious approach with this one. But it could be good. We'll see. At the moment, it's set to arrive sometime this year.
Go on a cosmic adventure across the stars in this upcoming all-new strategy-RPG from @GenshinImpact studio #HoYoverse, this is @honkaistarrail! #SummerGameFest pic.twitter.com/fMJ3m0DZ8EJune 9, 2022
The crew behind Genshin Impact have shown their latest: Honkai Starrail. This is our first look.
The Quarry is the latest from Supermassive Games. If you liked Until Dawn then you should like this latest horror-inspired game. The Quarry releases on June 10.
It’s time! @moitoi from @DigitalExtremes has some news on the long-awaited @PlayWarframe’s Duviri Paradox! #SummerGameFest pic.twitter.com/UkKDMnYplfJune 9, 2022
Warframe continue releasing new content and Duviri Paradox should please long-time fans who've been patiently awaiting this DLC.
You can download the upcoming Saints Row's character creator right now. I've never heard of a game releasing a separate character creator so this one is pretty interesting. I'm guessing you can port your created character into the game.
Layers of Fear is the latest from Bloober Team. This horror game runs on Unreal Engine 5 and looks absolutely terrifying. It will arrive in 2023. Sorry, Konami fans, but this one is not a new Silent Hill.
Nightwing gets a spotlight in the latest Gotham Knights trailer. This will be the first of several character-focused trailers. Expect it to drop on October 25.
Naughty Dog's Neil Druckmann takes the stage to talk all things The Last of Us. We're getting a stand-alone multiplayer game that should please fans who've asked for Factions since The Last of Us II released. The game director also discussed The Last of Us TV series and how it feels similar to the video game.
The original Joel and Ellie, Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson (respectively) will play a part of The Last of Us TV series. Kind of interesting that the voice actors will participate in the live-action show. I wonder what roles they'll play.
As leaked earlier, we have a "reveal" for The Last of Us Remake. This one was built from the ground up for PS5 and looks phenomenal. It will release on September 2, 2022 and the PC version will release at an indeterminate time.
That's the end of the show. All in all a better showing than I expected. Lot of big and small reveals. This is the kick off to Summer Game Fest so we will see more game reveals in the next few months.
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