Gamescom 2021 Opening Night Live: the 8 biggest announcements

Host Geoff Keighley brought a variety of news, trailers, and updates to Gamescom 2021’s Opening Night Live kickoff program in a two-hour livestream on Wednesday. There was a lot to absorb, and you can capture up with all of it in Polygon’s StoryStream, however if you simply desire the most significant highlights, well, here they are.

Saints Row’s reboot exposed

There’s a brand-new Saints Row — and it’s simply called Saints Row. Designer Volition flaunted the feel and look of Saints Row, being available in 2022, in a launching trailer at Gamescom 2021. The brand-new Saints Row is coming Feb. 25, 2022 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Windows PC by means of the Legendary Games Shop.

Need to know more? Here’s an extensive take a look at the next Saints Row, based upon a sneak peek of the video game.

Midnight Suns is a brand-new Marvel method video game from XCOM developers

Firaxis is making a Marvel superheroes video game influenced by (however really various from) XCOM. Marvel’s Midnight Suns is led by Jake Solomon, designer of XCOM: Opponent Unidentified and XCOM 2, and it includes characters like Iron Guy, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Physician Strange, Blade, Ghost Rider, and Wolverine in turn-based tactical fights. It’s concerning console and PC in March 2022.

For more, check out Polygon’s interview with Solomon for very first gameplay information.

Halo Infinite gets a release date (and a brand-new controller and console)

Microsoft made it main at Gamescom: Halo Infinite is concerning Xbox and Windows PC on Dec. 8, 2021. What’s more, Microsoft is launching an extremely nice-looking Master Chief-inspired Xbox Elite Wireless Series 2 controller and a Halo 20th anniversary Xbox Series X console later on this year. You can pre-order them now, if you’ve got the money.

Horizon Forbidden West postponed, Horizon No Dawn upgraded

Guerrilla Games made another release date authorities at Gamescom: Horizon Forbidden West is concerning PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 in February 2022, a little later than initially prepared. To offset the bad-but-expected news about Forbidden West’s release date, Guerrilla launched a brand-new spot for Horizon No Dawn, making it possible for 60 fps gameplay on PS5.

Death Stranding: Director’s Cut has a lot of brand-new things

Desired some “new fun”? Death Stranding: Director’s Cut for PlayStation 5 has that and more, Kojima Productions exposed in an almost nine-minute video sneak peek of brand-new gameplay functions. In the prolonged take a look at the Director’s Cut, Kojima Productions shared brand-new shipment tools, like a freight launcher, and boots that reduce fall damage. Pal Bot, too, was displayed in more information; it’s a brand-new function that lets Sam Porter Bridges bring more freight, or perhaps ride along as Pal Bot does all the carrying. There’s likewise a shooting variety where gamers can practice with weapons — and “train and compete” for high ratings. However wait, there’s more!

Very first take a look at Call of Task: Lead gameplay

The very first gameplay video for Call of Task: Lead makes it look as similar to a scary video game as a The second world war shooter. Lead’s very first project video originates from a level in the video game embeded in Stalingrad, with the character Polina Petrova (voiced by Laura Bailey), among 4 characters at the heart of Sledgehammer Games’ worldwide dispute that covers 4 theaters of war.

Personality 5 is crossing over to Super Monkey Ball

Following Sonic the Hedgehog, Miles “Tails” Prower, Beat from Jet Set Radio, and Kiryu from Yakuza as the most recent visitor star concerning Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania is … Morgana from Personality 5! That’s right, Sega and Atlus are one, implying all bets are off regarding who’s getting in the ball next.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Vengeance includes April O’Neil

Signing Up With Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Donatello in the brand-new Konami game game-inspired TMNT beat-’em-up is ace press reporter and certified Turtle Van chauffeur April O’Neil. She’s buckled down combating video game relocations, and she can kick ass simply as capably as the remainder of the Ninja Turtles. A brand-new gameplay trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Vengeance displays brand new gameplay, with April as the draw.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.