In the German town of Cologne, Gamescom 2016 is in full swing. Quickly becoming Europe’s answer to E3, developers and publishers of all sizes are out in force to show off their latest wears. If you’re not lucky enough to be playing these games before they launch, I’ve complied all the trailers that have come from the show. Keep on reading to take a look.
Since embedding every video would kill the loading times on the page, I’ve ordered the list according to Publisher. Clicking the name of the game will take you to the trailer.
This list will be updated as/when new trailers escape from Gamescom 2016.
The worst kept secret in the world of last generation remasters is finally coming and at Gamescom 2016, 2K games have given us this comparison video showing the major differences in the Bioshock Collection.Unlike most remasters, this has had a lot of love and attention poured into it as you can see. The game will include all 3 games plus all single player DLC.
The open world game of Mafia III follows the Marcano family, who have maintained a stranglehold on New Bordeaux for as long as many can remember. Lincoln Clay returns from Vietnam sets his sights on rejoining the Black Mob. Things don’t go so well and that’s where you jump in. Mafia III will be unleashed 7th October.
At Gamescom, 2K Games have announced that WWE 2K17 will have 36 new oiled up wrestlers added to the line up taking the total to around 150. That’s a lot of baby oil. Apart from the huge line up, there are a few tweaks and improvements from last year’s WWE 2K16. The bell will ring on 11th October for PS4/3 & Xbox One/360.
I’ll be the first to admit that I wasn’t blown away by Infinity Ward’s setting for the next Call of Duty. However their past track record means that this game has a high chance it will be good. Over at Gamescom 2016, it was announced that Zombies will be coming. Not only will they also be in space but the content is being headlined by non-other that The Hoff. That’s a win right there.
Potentially the last add-on for Destiny before Bungie moves onto the sequel (due next year), Rise of Iron is coming soon. While this adds loads of new gear to the game (some exclusive to the PS4), a complete collection is also coming for gamers who haven’t experienced this decent shooter.
The first series to make use of the toys-to-life category of video games is still going strong. Imaginators is the next step and to help sell copies includes on of the most iconic platforming characters – Crash Bandicoot! What’s better is that the team behind the PS4 remake are the ones bringing our beloved Banicoot to the game. This means, we can get a taste of what to expect when the remakes are officially released. Skylanders Imaginators will be on every platform going.
This outrageous, but still half decent brawler is back exclusively for the PS4. It features around 50 fighters and the point of the game remains the same – to be the king. The game will feature the biggest improvements to its engine since 1998 and promises to be one of the most balanced fighting games on the market. The best news of all… It launches next week.
The latest video gives gamers the top 5 battle strategies for success in a post-apocalyptic Tokyo as mankind is fighting gods for survival. This 3DS title does share a name with Shin Megami Tensei IV and while characters from this instalment will make an appearance, no previous knowledge is required, so there’s no excuse to not jump in!
Bandai may have pinched Akuma from the Street Fighter series but it all builds to what should be an epic finale of the Mishinma clan’s saga. The latest trailer shows off a new fighter and details the story mode – which is available from the get-go.
Dishonored 2 is a game I’ve been waiting for since the credits rolled on the first game. Much like the first, this stealth-em-up allows you to forge your own path, either to complete this with no fatalities or to go full Rambo. The trailer above is very much in the latter category.
The final additional content for Bethesda’s post apocalyptic world sees the gates to Nuka-World reopen after decades of decay. Find out what nasties await in the ghost house, or you can just try to win a bear with the target games.
This latest gameplay footage of Prey showcases just how useful turning into a coffee mug can be whilst larking about in space. As it turns out, it’s pretty handy. Prey, the not really a sequel but sequel to Prey, is due out next year.
It’s been 10 years since Photographer Frank West got caught up in a shopping centre full of Zombies. To celebrate this, Capcom have announced that Dead Rising, Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising Off the Record will be available on current-gen consoles in September. I guess it’s time to dig out my shotgun-axe one more time.
Resident Evil 7 should be a “return to roots” game. That is according to Capcom themselves. While many fans have expressed concerns about the switch to first person, what is clear from the trailers and the PlayStation demo is that I’m not looking forward to playing this in VR. That is, unless the developers can read when I’ll be changing my pants and build in the appropriate animations.
EA are undoubtably the kings of the annual franchise. FIFA leads the way in Europe, while Battlefield and Titanfall 2 are snapping at its heels. Here’s what they are up to at Gamescom 2016.
While Call of Duty is heading into space, EA are taking Battlefield back to The Great War. As with any Battlefield, this will be a tough and gritty affair. Before the Beta kicks off in a few weeks, I’ll be getting my practice in with Star Wars Battlefront as it uses the same engine.
Another year, another FIFA. This time, we have a story mode where you can take an up and coming player from London and send him to the big leagues. There’s a new engine to improve ball physics and theirs a greater emphasis with the women’s side of the beautiful game.
The first Titanfall was brilliant. For me, it was Pacific Rim in a video game. Big mechanical giants smashing each other to pieces, it was like Robot Wars on steroids. The follow-up promises more of the same with a few added extras such as swords and a single player campaign. EA are currently stress-testing the servers over the next couple of weekends so download the BETA and get stuck in!
Well, this has come as a shock; Konami have announced a follow on to Metal Gear Solid 5. Set in an alternate timeline, but following on from the ending of The Phantom Pain comes a multiplayer experience where Snake and co battle against the undead. Because, why not? While it will have a full retail release, the game won’t be a fully priced title much like Ground Zeroes.
Now Project Scorpio is out in the open (sort-of), Microsoft are focussing on 4K gaming. The first example is Gears of War 4 (below). I can’t wait to see what’s next…
Check out the latest gameplay of Gears of War 4. This is made better by the B-E-A-utiful 4K rendering. Well, as beautiful as alien guts spilling from bullet holes can be. Gears of War 4 will be available on Xbox One and PC by the end of the year.
Nintendo don’t have much in the way of new trailers or footage to show off. Instead, they are using Gamescom 2016 as a platform to say, “We’re still here.” There’s a Splatoon competition and four games being added to their Selects Range – Super Mario 3D World, Pikmin 3, Captain Toad Treasure Tracker & Mario Party 10 will be available from 29th September.
What Nintendo have shown though includes:
4 new Pokémon have been added to the growing roster for the next generation. This includes a sand creature with a spade in its head, as well as it’s evolution – a sandcastle. With a spade in its head. Find out what this has in store in November on the 3DS.
This is the one game I’ve been waiting for since it was announced on kickstarter last year. You probably already know the story – a group of ex-Rareware staff behind Banjo Kazooie have teamed up to reinvigorate the 3D platform genre. The Gamescom 2016 trailer for Yooka-Laylee has everything, Banjo inspired music, ridiculous power ups and, most importantly of all – googly eyes on everything. I cannot wait for this.
Heading into Gamescom 2016 Square Enix have a lot on their plate. Deus Ex is about to hit the shelves, Final Fantasy XV has been sent back to the cleaners and Rise of the Tomb Raider is coming along nicely. Let’s have a look at their show offerings.
Launching next week, Square Enix have released the latest (and probably last) trailer for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. It’s up to you how to navigate the game. You can go all guns blazing or use stealth to spare lives.
You may recall that Final Fantasy XV has been delayed. I made a big enough deal about this. To tide us over to 29th November, Square have given us an hour of gameplay. It looks epic.
Champions of Anteria is a real-time, tactical strategy game set in the magical land of Anteria. Wield the powers of five Champions to defeat enemies and reclaim the kingdom. The game will be available for download on Windows PC on August 30th. Head over to Uplay for a demo.
Taking a deeper look into Ubisoft’s newest IP, you can see The Knight, Viking and Samurai legacies will each feature four true elite warriors. In addition to the full-fledged story campaign, For Honor includes five engaging multiplayer modes: Dominion, Brawl, Duel, Elimination and Skirmish. A collectors edition is available for pre-order on Uplay. For Honor will release on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One 14th February 2017 that’s Valentine’s Day *Cough*Hint*Cough*
There’s no stopping the music with Just Dance. It’s been going strong for years and will continue to do so long after we’ve left the Earth. Here’s the latest trailer showcasing what tunes we’ll be getting down to on October 28th. Just Dance 2017 will be available on: PC PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii & Wii U. An NX version is coming when the console launches in 2017.
If there is one game I could play at Gamescom 2016, South Park would be it. Ubisoft have announced the Nosulus Rift, a unique experience exclusively compatible with the game. Lampooning the VR hype, this device, takes virtual reality to a whole new level by allowing players to enjoy South Park: The Fractured But Whole in the most immersive way possible – by smelling farts. The game will launch on Xbox One & PlayStation 4 on 6th December. If you pre-order the game you’ll get a digital download of The Stick of Truth.
Another new IP from Ubisoft sees players head to the Alps for some slop action. Hopefully this will fill the hole left by 1080 Snowboarding, SSX & Shaun White. It comes out 2nd December.
The latest add-on from the MMO The Crew is coming 29th November for PS4, PC & Xbox One. This time you’ll be racing to take back the USA from pesky criminals. An Ultimate Edition, which includes the original game and previous DLC will also be released.
On 7th March we’ll be getting the next instalment of the Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon series. This trailer shows off how weapon customisation works and why it’s important. I can’t wait for this one. After The Division, it’ll be good to see where the series goes.
I’ll be the first to admit that I really liked the original Watch_Dogs. Yes it wasn’t perfect and the weather was always terrible, but it has its charm. The sequel already feels like a massive improvement with its bright setting. The latest trailer shows how multiplayer is seamlessly linked to the single player adventure. It launches on PlayStation 4, Xbox One & PC 15th November.
Warner Bros are currently busy capitalising on the gap left by Disney in the toys to life sector. Along with pushing year 2 of LEGO dimensions, they are working on a follow-up to Injustice.
Riding high on the success of Deadshot and Harley Quinn from the Suicide Squad, Warner Brothers have released a trailer featuring our favourite bad guys. Injustice 2 is set for release next year.
Year 2 of LEGO Dimensions is almost upon us. To celebrate this, PlayStation fans have something to celebrate as Supergirl will be coming exclusively to the PS4. The only cravat is that she is part of the latest starter pack. Perfect for new gamers to Dimensions, not so good for everyone else.