The Game Awards 2019 just concluded, and it was probably the biggest iteration of the annual event yet. It featured tons of surprises in the form of new game announcements, trailers, reveals, and a slew of guest appearances.
The “so-called biggest night in gaming” (as creator and host Geoff Keighly calls it) is certainly on its way to living up to its name. Here’s everything that was revealed and announced at The Game Awards 2019:
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Wins GOTY 2019
Many gamers were accusing Geoff Keighly of being biased towards Death Stranding since it’s made by friend Hideo Kojima. The odds for Game Of The Year was realistically either that divisive game or Remedy Entertainment’s Control. However. neither turned out to be the winner of the biggest award of the night.
Instead, it was From Software’s Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice who ultimately emerged as the recipient of the GOTY award. For the complete list of winners at The Game Awards 2019, head on over here, or check out our review of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice here.
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Rise Of The Phoenix DLC
The second paid DLC, as part of the Expansion Pass, for Nintendo Switch’s Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order is slated to release on 23 December 2019. It will add new playable characters including Cable, Iceman, Gambit and Phoenix.
From South Sudan developer Lual Mayen, Salaam is a high tension runner game that puts the player in the shoes of a refugee forced to flee a war-torn region.
If you’ve always wanted to be the shark from Jaws, then this is the game for you. It’s due to launch on PS4, Xbox One and PC (via Epic Games Store) on 22 May 2020.
New Final Fantasy VII Remake Trailer
This new Final Fantasy VII Remake trailer focuses on protagonist Cloud Strife, who is hired by the resistance group Avalanche in their fight against the sinister Shinra Corporation.
It is slated to release for the PS4 on 3 March 2020.
Project Scarlett Is Officially The Xbox Series X
Microsoft finally revealed the official name for Project Scarlett. Dubbed the Xbox Series X, the upcoming next-gen console has powerful specs and several new features. Learn about the Xbox Series X in our article here.
Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2
Alongside the Xbox Series X, Microsoft also announced Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2, the sequel to Ninja Theory’s award-winning Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice from 2017. We’ll probably learn more about the game next year at E3 2020.
Godfall is a third-person fantasy looter-slasher focused on melee combat, coming to PS5 & PC (via Epic Games Store) in Holiday 2020. It is developed by Counterplay Games and published by Gearbox Publishing.
Published by Sega and developed by Amplitude, Humankind is a 4X grand strategy game coming to the PC sometime in 2020.
No More Heroes 3
No More Heroes 3 is slated to release for the Nintendo Switch sometime in 2020. It features a score by lead composer Nobuaki Kaneko, with Robin Atkin Downes reprising his role from the previous titles in the series as Travis Touchdown, and original series lead character designer Yusuke Kozaki returning as well.
Bravely Default 2
A true sequel to 2012’s Bravely Default is finally coming from the team behind the Bravely series and Octopath Traveler. It features music from Revo, acclaimed composer of the original Bravely Default soundtrack, a brand new world, story and Heroes of Light.
Learn more about the game in our article here.
Warframe Empyrean Update
The Warframe: Empyrean update is now live on PC. Players can take command of their Railjack and engage in epic space combat alongside their crew, hijacking enemy vessels and scavenging for upgrades.
Magic: The Gathering – Theros Beyond Death
Magic The Gathering players can now preview of the new Theros Beyond Death set alongside iconic Magic cards, including Black Lotus, starting now on MTG Arena.
Prologue is a mysterious new game from PUBG developers PUBG Corporation.
Ruined King: A League Of Legends Story
Ruined King: A League of Legends Story is a story-driven, turn-based RPG being developed by Airship Syndicate. Set after the events of Burning Tides, players will take control of LoL champions and explore the bustling city of Bilgewater and the mysterious Shadow Isles in a game for the first time.
The game will advance the stories of many champions in the LoL Universe, offering an exciting new way to experience the World of Runeterra.
Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance
Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance is the spiritual successor to Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance from Wizards of the Coast. Developer Tuque Games will offer cooperative hacking and slashing as players assume the roles of some of D&D’s most iconic heroes.
Ori And The Will Of The Wisps
From 2015’s Ori and the Blind Forest developer Moon Studios comes the highly anticipated sequel, Ori and the Will of the Wisps. It is slated to release for the Xbox One and PC on 11 March 2020.
From the co-creators of Dishonored and Prey comes a new immersive sim where players will discover a dark fantasy reimagining of the Wild West where lawmen and gunslingers share the frontier with fantastical creatures.
Each journey is unique and tailored to the actions taken as the world reacts to the choices you make.
Magic: Legends is a new thrilling MMO action RPG set across the iconic planes of Magic: The Gathering, where players will become immersed in the acclaimed fictional Magic multiverse as a powerful, spell-wielding Planeswalker.
It is available for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
Apex Legends Holo-Day Bash
The Apex Legends Holo-Day Bash is available now, as players can drop onto the Mirage Voyage party boat and come aboard the Winter Express, a brand-new mode where Legends battle it out to capture a special holiday train.
Ghost Of Tsushima
We’ve finally received our first look at gameplay footage from Sucker Punch’s highly-anticipated PS4 exclusive Ghost Of Tsushima, as well as a clearer release window. It is slated to release in summer 2020.
Learn more about the game in our article here.
Gears Tactics is a fast-paced turn-based strategy game ala XCOM from iconic video game franchise Gears of War. Outnumbered and fighting for survival, players can recruit and command their squad to hunt down an evil mastermind who makes monsters.
It is slated to release for the Xbox One, PC and Xbox Game Pass on 28 April 2020.
This new game from Chinese developer/publisher NetEase looks like a Chinese Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.
Nine To Five
From developer Redhill Games comes a new 3v3 competitive shooter with a heavy focus on changing tactics on a round to round basis.
Green Day In Beat Saber
American alternative rock band Green Day wasn’t only at The Game Awards 2019 to perform live, but also to announce the addition of six of their songs into the VR game.
Amazon Studios’ MMO New World is coming in May 2020.
Convergence: A League of Legends Story
Convergence: A League of Legends Story, is a single-player, action-platformer game being developed by Double Stallion Games. Players will explore the spectacular world of Zaun as Ekko, a young inventor with an ingenious device to manipulate time. The game will follow the journey of Ekko, a fan-favourite LoL Champion, as he discovers that the power to change time comes with many consequences.
Surgeon Simulator 2
2013’s Surgeon Simulator is finally getting a sequel in 2020.
The Wolf Among Us 2
Bigby and Snow are finally back for the long-awaited second season of Telltale’s The Wolf Among Us, based on the popular Vertigo Comics’ Fables comic series. However, no release date or platforms have been announced as of yet, though the game will be running on Unreal Engine instead of the older Telltale engine.
The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr
The Season of the Dragon comes to its thrilling conclusion as Tamriel’s heroes band together to put an end to the Dragon threat that has plagued the land of Elsweyr. More information will be revealed on 16 January 2020.
Fast & Furious: Crossroads
The popular movie franchise is getting a video game spin-off of its own from Slightly Mad Studios, the developers behind the Project CARS games (which was recently acquired by Codemasters).
It is slated to release in May 2020, though no platforms were confirmed as of yet.
Cyberpunk 2077 Music
Developer CD Projekt Red revealed the artists that will be contributing to the soundtrack of Cyberpunk 2077, which includes the likes of Grimes and Run the Jewels.
Sons Of The Forest
Developer Endnight Games announced a sequel to 2014’s survival horror game The Forest. However, no release date or platforms were revealed.
That GOTY Orchestra
If there’s one constant, is that the Game Awards orchestra always nails the nominees’ themes and transitions between them smoothly.