Yesterday, we saw the first of the four-day IGN Expo. So far, it’s been packed full of brand new game announcements which we’ll be sharing with you below.
We’ve put together all the brand new trailers, interviews, and first-look gameplay videos, so keep reading for the latest announcements. There’s something for everyone here, whether you love fantasy RPG games, FPS, or classic platforming titles.
Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX
Fans of the Sega platforming games will feel right at home with this title. Alex Kidd brings a fresh new look to a classic gaming genre. Vibrant graphics and new gaming mechanics make this a title that fans of retro games and new gamers alike will love.
If you love the Blue Planet documentary series, this looks like a fantastic game for you. Beyond Blue is the ultimate relaxing exploration game to sink some time into. This game has been announced for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 users to explore the deep seas at leisure.
Borderlands 3 - Bounty of Blood DLC
Borderlands fans have been treated to yet another DLC, which is impressive seeing as though the game isn’t that old. Bounty of Blood was previewed at the Expo along with an exclusive interview with Creative Director, Matt Cox to give you the rundown on everything new.
The grisly medieval combat game, Chivalry 2 is finally making its way onto console! Chivalry 2 will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One as well as the next-generation consoles, the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. With a cross-play function, it’s now possible to match up with gamers who don’t share the same platform as you.
Here’s another fun little platformer to try out. Demon Turf has all the retro platform-feel that we know and love but in a 3D format. There’s plenty of physics-driven combat and multiple realms to explore within this colorful world.
On the lookout for a vast MMORPG to get stuck into? Well, with Dual Universe there’s a whole universe to explore. You’ll be traveling across the stars, all while taking part in out-of-this-world battles. The new trailer shows some of the gameplay on offer as well as the arsenal of weapons and spaceships you’ll get to play around with.
Fans of the first-person shooter GTFO will be pleased to see some great updates announced at this year’s Expo. This brand new update brings some fantastic new weapons, introduces new enemies, as well as some new lore and exciting expeditions to get involved in.
If you’ve been looking for a new rhythm-based game to scratch that itch, Metal: Hellsinger looks like one of the most inventive and fun FPS titles we’ve seen in recent years. You’ll be shooting through hordes of enemies to a heavy metal soundtrack which includes the likes of Mikael Stanne from Dark Tranquility and Alissa White-Gluz of Arch Enemy.
If you’re a fan of “souls-like” games, Mortal Shell is a promising new take on the genre. With fantastic fantasy visuals, interesting combat, and sinister-looking enemies, this certainly looks like a game we’ll be checking out when it’s released.
An exclusive look at the gameplay was unveiled at this Expo as well as some details on the beta launch. You’ll be able to try out the beta version from July 3rd.
Observer: System Redux
If you loved the sci-fi horror game, Observer, then this is one for you. Observer: System Redux is a huge rework of the original game from 2017. This version will have upgraded visuals, new puzzles and interrogation sequences to try out.
The next-gen version will be released in time for the brand new console launches, so this will be an interesting one to keep an eye on.
From tabletop game to PC-only RPG, Pathfinder is finally coming to consoles in August. This game, for those who are unfamiliar with it, is inspired by the likes of Baldur’s Gate and Fallout. The console version will feature a new turn-based mode as well as six new DLC packs.
Rustler (Grand Theft Horse)
This great-looking game has taken the old-school Grand Theft Auto formula to a whole new level. Played in a top-down medieval world, this piece of gameplay footage shows a couple of interesting missions - one of which where you bully people into a church.
Who doesn’t love a co-op dinosaur shooter game? Second Extinction is a new game from a new studio featuring all the dinosaur fighting you’ll ever need. From the makers of Mad Max and Just Cause, this could be an interesting one to look out for, but if you’re not sold yet, take a look at the exclusive gameplay above.
We also had a chance to see some gameplay from the RTS base-building title, The Riftbreaker. The busy-looking environment looks a joy to play around in and the base and wall building looks greatly satisfying. If you’re looking for a fix of base defending action, be sure to check this one out.
Making its way to Steam’s Early Access on June 16th, this Kickstarted party-based RPG will see players exploring lush landscapes, engaging challenging foes and there’s even a little bit of time traveling thrown in for good measure.
This may seem a bit weird at first, but Voidtrain looks like an interesting take on the survival genre. You’ll take on the role of a crew member on an inter-dimensional train as it makes its way through worlds filled with dangerous creatures and interesting surprises.
Following on from the success of Wasteland 2, this title is set to be bigger than ever. This expanded trailer gave us a look at some of the factions we’ll be able to interact with, as well as some teasers about the overall story.
Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood
Any fans of tabletop ports out there? In a genre that has done well in recent years, Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood is set to improve on the formula for those who love the idea of ravaging about as an eco-terrorist Werewolf. We couldn’t glean too much info from the trailer, but we’ll be sure to keep an eye out.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon
We also got to see a bit more of an in-depth look into the newest Yakuza title. This exclusive gameplay video showed off some of the party mechanics, job system, and story mechanics we have to look forward to when this releases.
That’s all the biggest announcements we have to show you so far from the IGN Expo. This is just a roundup from day one, so we’re expecting to have plenty more news over the coming days to bring to you.
Be sure to check back soon for more announcements, trailers, and gameplay footage. What do you think of the announcements so far? Is there a particular game that’s stood out to you? We’d love to hear your thoughts!