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Gamescom 2021: 8 Biggest Game Announcements & Reveals

Here are the biggest and best trailers and reveals from Gamescom 2021’s Opening Night Live!

Gamescom, essentially the second biggest video game showcase behind E3, delivers new game announcements, trailers, and news in what can be quite an overwhelming influx of gaming goodness; however, we’ve highlighted the biggest and best trailers from the 2-hour live stream that went down on Wednesday, 26 August:

Saints Row Reboot

After four primary games, the over-the-top open-world crime franchise is getting a reboot, with a new setting, new characters, and a new look and feel. Simply titled Saints Row, the new game from original developer Volition will be arriving on Xbox Series X|S, PS5, Xbox One, PS4, and PC on 25 February 2022.

Marvel’s Mighty Suns

In a somewhat surprising announcement, 2K revealed a new Marvel game being developed by Firaxis (the studio behind the beloved X-COM series). Marvel’s Mighty Suns will tell an all-new story in the Marvel universe, with specifically designed characters for this game, who will fight alongside the likes of Iron Man, Doctor Strange, Ghost Rider, Wolverine, Blade, and more. It’s described as a turn-based tactical RPG, where you’ll have to create your own squad of superheroes in order to save the world. It’s hitting PC and consoles in March 2022.

Call of Duty: Vanguard – New Trailer

After the recent announcement of Call of Duty: Vanguard, we got to see the WWII shooter in action with a gameplay dive into a campaign segment of the single-player story. Call of Duty: Vanguard will launch on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, and PC on 5 November.

Sifu – New Gameplay trailer

One of the most interesting (and unsung) games coming our way in 2022 is Sifu, a hand-to-hand kung fu combat game where you age the more you’re defeated. Destructible environments, slick melee fighting, and some gorgeous visuals should bump this up on your wishlist. A new trailer showcased some new gameplay, including the main protagonist causing some serious damage with a knife. It’s coming to PS4 and PS5 on 22 February 2022.

Midnight Fight Express

Midnight Fight Express is an isometric beat-’em-up that mixes a whole host of combat mechanics and genres, and looks as fun as it is crazy. A new trailer was released, giving a closer look at the combat and over-the-top violence you’ll get to indulge in when it releases in 2022 for PC and consoles.

Synced: Off Planet

Not much has been seen around Synced: Off Planet, but the latest trailer has us intrigued. The game is a third-person PvP and PvE shooter set in a world where technology went awry. You can not only blast enemies with some cool weaponry but also synchronise with Nano companion classes to deploy in combat to get the upper-hand. It’s coming to PC in 2022.

Far Cry 6 – New Story trailer

We got a new story trailer for Far Cry 6, showing some more of villain Anton Castillo who is played by Giancarlo Esposito. There are also some new snippets of gameplay, which get us extremely excited for Far Cry 6‘s 7 October release date.

UFL

It might not blow up the headlines, but there will be a new football game hitting the market, and it’s not FIFA or PES, which is incredibly interesting. UFL will be a free-to-play football game, full of official licenses, kits, and stadiums, which might give the other franchises a run for their money — only time will tell.

What upcoming games are you most excited about? Let us know by tweeting @MenStuffZA, posting on our Facebook page, or commenting below.

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