Despite the big hitting game conferences coming in the Summer, gamers always have two things to look forward to at the end of the year: Sony’s annual celebration of all things Playstation at the Playstation Experience, and Geoff Keighley’s celebration of all things gaming at The Game Awards.
Last night, The Game Awards 2017 took place, with plenty of different video games cementing their legacy by earning a variety of accolades. They were all well-deserved too, with titles like Cuphead, Wolfenstein II, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild coming up winners on the night.
Besides awards being handed out though, there are always plenty of new trailers revealed for both new and already announced video games. We’ve seen some great showings over the years, but I think this year has topped them all. With a mixture of AAA and indie titles officially revealed, there was plenty on offer for fans across all systems to get excited over.
Did you miss the show? Don’t worry – we’ve put together a collection of all the trailers down below for you to check out, along with our initial opinion of them. Take a look down below!
Oh, the new title from FromSoftware has been left out because in honesty there was nothing to it. I think (or, in honestly, am hoping) we’ll see more of it at PSX later tonight, so keep an eye on tomorrow’s feature on that…
Bayonetta & Bayonetta 2
Platinum Games’ critically acclaimed action titles are making their way to the Nintendo Switch in one very nice package.
Of course, revealing the Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 package wasn’t enough for Nintendo; they’ve also confirmed that Bayonetta 3 is in development exclusively for the Nintendo Switch! Now that’s something to get VERY excited about…
I still have no idea what the game is about, but the new trailer for Death Stranding has certainly got me excited. I also have no idea what the deal with the baby is, but the horror vibes it has going for it have certainly piqued my interest.
I loved Little Big Planet, so naturally I’ve been eagerly anticipating Media Molecule’s newest title, Dreams. However, some of the early gameplay footage hadn’t necessarily got me too excited just yet. That all changed with this new trailer, which hasn’t only got me excited to play the levels of the game but also to create my own. The possibilities really seem endless.
Fade to Silence
This one came out of nowhere, though I haven’t seen enough of it to form a real opinion just yet. It’s Early Access release is just around the corner though, so hopefully I’ll get to see more of Ash’s adventure very soon. One thing is certain though – there are some stunning snowy environments in the game.
The fact that GTFO comes from the creators of the Payday franchise was enough to get me excited, but seeing the genuinely creepy co-operative gameplay footage has made it one of my most anticipated titles… if I’m brave enough to play it.
In the Valley of Gods
In the Valley of Gods didn’t really have the most exciting of trailers, but it was certainly one of the prettiest. I was blown away from Campo Santo’s previous game Firewatch, so I’m expecting more of the same here. We don’t have a lot of details yet, but check out the trailer to see some spectacular sights and art design.
I already loved the Metro games, so Metro Exodus doesn’t have to do much to get me excited. This was a much more cinematic trailer than what we saw at E3 earlier this year, but it still did a good job of portraying the miserable world Artyom finds himself in and has certainly helped build up my hype for the game. It’s confirmed for a Fall 2018 release too, so there isn’t too long to wait…
Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds
Let’s face it; Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds doesn’t need to do anything to get gamers excited really, with it already proving to be one of the killer titles of the year. The reveal of an all-new map for players to battle across will have fans of the game frothing at the mouth though, especially since it’s come just days before the release of the game on the Xbox One next week.
Soul Calibur VI
I’ve been eagerly anticipating a new Soul Calibur game for a long, long time, and now Bandai Namco are finally delivering a new release in their ‘other’ fighting game series. Expect fantastic weapon-based combat, some insane characters, and, of course, a few guest appearances to arrive in the future – for now though, just ogle over a battle between two veterans of the franchise in the new trailer.
Smith & Smitherson Accounting+
So I’d never heard of the game before its reveal last night, but now I’m extremely pumped for Smith & Smitherson Accounting+’s release on Playstation VR. I have no idea what’s going on, but it looks like a hell of a lot of fun. Just check out the trailer and see what I mean…
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – ‘The Champions Ballad’
It’s more Breath of the Wild and you get to ride an insane motorbike – enough said.
Simulating a job wasn’t enough for the team at Owlchemy Labs – now they want to re-create some zany vacations in virtual reality too! It looks a lot of fun and seems to offer the same bizarre humour that we’d expect from the team, so this is definitely a title virtual reality fans should look forward to getting their hands on next year.
I love the misdirection of the trailer by making it seem like it’s going to be a narrative-driven ‘walking simulator’, but then the action kicks in and it’s simply breath-taking. This was one of my favourite trailers of the show and I’m really looking forward to getting my hands on the next title from the talented team at The Astronauts.
World War Z
This felt like a slightly bizarre reveal given that the movie came out a few years ago, but hey, I’m always up for some zombie-blasting action. I don’t know if it’ll do enough to rival Sony’s upcoming Days Gone, but it certainly could prove to be an entertaining title that’ll overwhelm players with its flesh-eating nasties.