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Gamescom Opening Night 2022

Updated: Oct 12, 2023

Surprises, twists and world premieres; Gamescom kicks off live in Cologne, Germany hosted by Geoff Keighley, and co host Melek Balgun, from Wednesday August 24th until Sunday August 28th. The next few days will be quite busy in the gaming realm with brand new announcements and updates on previous games. With that in mind let's just jump into what was announced this morning;

Also if you prefer, you can watch the entire stream via thegameawards YouTube Channel.

Everywhere (aimed for a 2023 release)

Kicking off to start the show was Build a Rocket boy's new IP Everywhere. It's an ambitious open multi world game that will allow players to create their own fun however they like. This title is currently aiming for a 2023 release.

Dune: Awakening

A MMO open world survival game which looks pretty neat. There's also a beta you can register for to play the game early

PS5 DualSense Edge Controller

Customise your controller to fit your playstyle!

The Callisto Protocol (December 2 2022)

Brand new gameplay for this survival horror! (I'm so bloody keen for this)

The Lords of the Fallen

A reboot of the fantasy action RPG.

Moving Out 2 (release date expected 2023) Become a F.A.R.T once again in this sequel. Play solo, with a friend on couch co-op or online!. Become the best F.A.R.T there ever was!

Hogwarts Legacy (February 10 2023)

A brand new story trailer for Hogwarts Legacy, which takes a dark turn as it looks like players will be tempted to mess around with dark magic. What could possibly go wrong?

New Tales from the Borderlands (October 21 2022)

It's time to make mayhem your business on October 21, 2022!

Dying Light 2 Stay Human: Bloody Ties This story expansion drops October 13 2022. As always Good Night and Good Luck.

Tortuga: A Pirate's Life

Not much to be said about this title at this point in time other than a brief look, but it looks pretty cool me hearties.

Marauders (early access coming October 2022)

A Sci-Fi tactical First person looter shooter multiplayer title. You can play solo or jump in with 3 other space pirates.

Destiny 2: Lightfall (February 28, 2023)

With yet another expansion still keeping players around in this FPS multiplayer, Destiny 2: Lightfall drops on February 28 2023.

Sonic Frontiers (November 8 2022)

The blue hedgehog is back!

Under the Waves (expected release date in 2023)

A narrative driven title from Quantic Dream (Detroit Become Human) and Parallel Studio (Dark Days)

Goat Simulator 3 (November 17 2022)

Who needs Goat Simulator 2 when you can just skip to Goat Simulator 3? Coffee Stain studios is back with their chaos packed title in this first proper look at what to expect. I know I'm keen!

Return to Monkey Island (September 19th 2022 - international talk like a pirate day!)

A fun reveal build up to the game's official release date which will be on International talk like a pirate day! The game launches in the month o' September on the 19th day 2022.

Moonbreaker (early access September 29th)

From the people behind Subnautica comes a fresh new IP. Once again they've deviated genre as Moonbreaker will be a digital tabletop strategy.

Friends vs Friends

With it's vibrant colours and cool art style, Friends vs Friends looks to be a FPS mixed with a card deck system.

Lies of P (expected release date 2023)

This souls-like action RPG steampunk title is inspired from the story of Pinocchio, and it looks pretty interesting.

Stranded: Alien Dawn (early access October 2022)

A Sci-Fi planet survival sim title. A bunch of survivors have landed on a mysterious planet, and it's up to you to keep them away from the danger that lurks.

Atlas Fallen (expected to release in 2023)

Anakin Skywalker would have an extremely uncomfortable time, but for the rest of us, this cool action RPG roguelike title will have us players using sand as their weapon.

Homeworld 3 (Launches first half of 2023)

A real-time strategy title that shows the potential paths players can take to defeat their enemies.

Genshin Impact 3.0

Honkai: Star Rail

Honkai: Star Rail is the fourth instalment of this 3D tactical RPG series.

High on Life (December 2022)

Brand new trailer in this title co created by the Rick and Morty creator. The trailer shows off a boss fight with some humorous dialogue exchange between characters.

The Expanse: A TellTale Series

A mutiny in space. Your choices will determine the fate of the ship.

Killer Klowns From Outer Space The Game

1980's? Check. Horror? Check. Creepy clowns? Check. Based on the 1988 film, Killer Klowns From Outer Space The Game is just one of the latest 80's horror titles to join the video game realm. I know I'm keen!

Scars Above

A third person gritty dark Sci-Fi action title set in a mysterious alien world.


Age of Empires IV: Ottomans and Malians

A new expansion for AOE fans to jump into on October 25th.

Gotham Knights (October 21 2022)

In this new story trailer, the bat family will be going up against Harley Quinn and Clayface. The game will also drop even earlier than expected, now we'll drop into Gotham on October 21 2022 instead.

Where Winds Meet

A new IP from Everstone Games. This title is set to be a RPG set in medieval China.

Park Beyond (2023)

An amusement park simulator title that shows how far players can go in creating the most extreme rides however they like!

Warhammer 40k: Darktide

A new action co-op based experience set in the same universe as Warhammer 40k.


Witches, good, evil and the legend of Baba Yaga.

Phantom Hellcat

A hack n' slash title set in a cursed theatre.

CrossfireX Babylon

An update for this fast faced FPS that includes new maps, weapons, vehicles + more.


Developed by four German students, this critically acclaimed building strategy title will also be releasing on the switch.

The Outlast Trials

This horror title prequel looks as horrifying as it does gruesome. Good news for us, there will be a closed beta from October 28th until November 1st.

The Finals

From ex-Battlefield developers, The Finals is a competitive shooter mixed in with a game show format.

and finally the long-awaited sequel;

Dead Island 2 (February 3 2023)

IT EXISTS! And it's finally dropping early next year. With 6 playable characters, you'll slash and hack zombies however you please!

There were also a few other announcements including Hideo Kojima's new podcast and Mini x Pokemon Aceman concept car!

I'm looking forward to most of these titles, but especially Killer Klowns From Outer Space and The Callisto Protocol. What are you looking forward to? Let us know!

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