It’s the most wonderful time of the year in the world of video games as The Game Awards has returned for another night of awards, showstopping announcements, beautiful musical performances, and much more.
Throughout the show, gamers around the world were treated to such announcements as Final Fantasy 16’s release date, FromSoftware’s Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon, Hades 2, BioShock creator Ken Levine’s next game, and so much more.
There were A TON of announcements, trailers, and special moments at The Game Awards 2022, and we’re here to gather all the biggest ones right here to ensure you don’t miss a thing! You can also check out our list of all The Game Awards 2022 winners announced so far!
Final Fantasy 16’s Newest Trailer Reveals a June 2023 Release Date
Square Enix has revealed that Final Fantasy 16 will be released on June 22, 2023. Alongside the release date, fans were treated to another gorgeous look at the game, including its Summon battle system and the latest iteration of Ifrit.
FromSoftware Reveals Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon
Elden Ring developer FromSoftware has officially announced Armored Core 6 alongside revealing a new trailer that shows giant robots fighting each other. We don’t know much about the game yet, but it was confirmed that this new title will be released in 2023.
Hades 2 Announced With a Gameplay Trailer
Hades 2 was officially announced at The Game Awards and will send players back to the world of the original that we awarded our Game of the Year in 2020. Developer Supergiant Games is set to welcome players to try Hades 2 via Early Access in 2023.
Ken Levine’s Next Game, Judas, Finally Revealed
Ken Levine, the creator of BioShock, has finally revealed his much-anticipated game, Judas. Details are scarce, but it looks to be a narrative-driven, single-player, first-person shooter that definitely gives off some BioShock in space vibes.
“A disintegrating starship. A desperate escape plan,” The official press release shares. “You are the mysterious and troubled Judas. Your only hope for survival is to make or break alliances with your worst enemies. Will you work together to fix what you broke – or will you leave it to burn?”
Death Stranding 2 Officially Announced
Hideo Kojima stopped by The Game Awards to help reveal that Death Stranding 2 is officially on the way. We got an extended look at the sequel to the 2019 original, and we get a glimpse of Fragile, an older Sam Bridges, and more.
Hideo Kojima Rewrote Death Stranding 2 After the COVID-19 Pandemic
Following the reveal of Death Stranding 2, Hideo Kojima revealed that he had a story written for the sequel, but he rewrote the whole thing from scratch following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Idris Elba Joins Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty, New Gameplay Trailer Revealed
Cyberpunk 2077’s major 2023 expansion, Phantom Liberty, will see Idris Elba joining Keanu Reeves in the cast. Elba will play a US veteran named Solomon Reed and is “apparently the only person players can trust to help them fulfill an impossible mission of espionage and survival.”
New Star Wars: Jedi Survivor Trailer Confirms March Release
Alongside the confirmation that Star Wars Jedi: Survivor will be released on March 17, 2023, The Game Awards gave us a brand new gameplay trailer that shows more of Cal Kestis’ next adventure. This new story picks up five years after the original, and Kestis has become a stronger, more powerful Jedi Knight. Unfortunately, the Empire has gotten stronger as well.
Diablo 4 Arrives in June 2023
Blizzard has officially announced that Diablo 4 will be released on June 6, 2023, and a public beta will take place sometime before then. This news arrives following our chance to get a hands-on preview of the newest entry in the legendary series.
Street Fighter 6 Will Fight Its Way to a June 2, 2023, Release Date
The much-anticipated Street Fighter 6 will fight its way to a June 2, 2023, release date. The news came alongside a new trailer that featured Dee Jay, Manon, Marisa, JP, and more.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League Will Include Kevin Conroy, New Release Date Revealed
Alongside revealing that Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League will be released on May 26, 2023, The Game Awards took a moment to pay tribute to the late Kevin Conroy, who has been confirmed to voice Batman one last time in the upcoming rocksteady title.
The First Super Mario Bros. Movie Clip Reveals Mario’s Introduction to Pipe Travel
The first clip for the Super Mario Bros. Movie has arrived and it gives us a great look at the upcoming film and is packed with homages to the games that inspired the project. Toad takes Mario through Mushroom Kingdom and we see our favorite plumber introduced to warp travel.
Tekken 8 Game Awards Trailer Confirms the Return of a Major Character
A new trailer for Tekken 8 has been released and it has confirmed that Jin Kazama’s mother, Jun Kazama, will be returning as a playable character after seemingly dying in Tekken 2. We also get a good look at how combat will feel and the new iterations of King, Paul, Lars, Marshall Law, and Jack-8.
Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores DLC Announced Exclusively for PS5, Arrives in April
Horizon Forbidden West will officially be getting DLC in the form of Burning Shores. This new adventure will take Aloy to Los Angeles, complete with the Hollywood sign on display. Burning Shores will be released on April 19, 2023, and it will be exclusive to PS5 players.
Crash Team Rumble is a New 4v4 Multiplayer Game Coming in 2023
Crash Team Rumble is a brand-new 4v4 multiplayer game that will be released in 2023 and will task players with leading their squad to victory as they “slide, smash, bump, and bash as a team to be the ‘fur-st’ to bank the most Wumpa fruit in their drop-off zone while simultaneously defending the opponent team’s drop zone.”
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 Gameplay Revealed
At The Game Awards 2022, we were treated to the first gameplay footage of Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2, which is set to be released on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC in 2023. The trailer showcased the Defenders of Mankind fighting against the rising darkness that includes skeletons, demons, and other monsters.
Celeste Creator’s Next Game, Earthblade, Gets a First Look Trailer
Celeste developer Extremely OK Games has shared a first-look trailer of its upcoming game, Earthblade, and has confirmed it will be released in 2024. The game was previously described as a 2D “explor-action’ game it features a gorgeous art-style that simply sings in motion.
Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon Announced
Despite Bayonetta 3 having been released in October, a new spin-off set in the franchise’s universe will arrive on Switch on March 17, 2023. Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon will let players control both a young version of Bayonetta 3’s Cereza and Cheshire.
Hellboy Is Getting a Stylish Video Game Adaptation
A new video game based on Mike Mignola’s Hellboy with a subtitle of Web of Wyrd was officially announced at The Game Awards, and it will be available on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Switch, and PC. The game is said to be a roguelite action adventure with an original story.
Crime Boss: Rockay City Announced With Cast Including Chuck Norris, Danny Trejo, and Vanilla Ice
Publisher 505 Games has unveiled Crime Boss: Rockay City and it features a star-studded cast that includes Michael Madsen, Chuck Norris, Danny Glover, Kim Bassinger, Danny Trejo, and Vanilla Ice. The game looks to be a stealth action FPS that tasks players with becoming leaders of a criminal underworld in a fictional version of 90s Florida.
The Lords of the Fallen: First Gameplay Revealed for Soulslike Reboot
The first gameplay for The Lords of the Fallen has been revealed and it shows a Soulslike that looks to be another challenging RPG set in a dark fantasy world. This new game is a reboot of sorts from 2016’s Lords of the Fallen and takes place 1,000 years after the original and in a world five times larger than it.
The Last of Us Part 1 PC Release Date Set for March
The Last of Us Part 1 will no longer be a PlayStation-exclusive title on March 3, 2023, as it will finally arrive on PC. The port was supposed to arrive shortly after the PS5 launch in September, but the studio looks to be taking a bit more time to get it right.
Returnal Announced for PC
The PlayStation-exclusive title Returnal will arrive on PC in early 2023, and it will join a ton of other PlayStation games that have already made the jump to a new platform.
After a Heated Battle, Genshin Impact Wins Player’s Voice at The 2022 Game Awards
Following an intense battle against Elden Ring, Sonic Frontiers, God of War Ragnarok, and Stray, Genshin Impact took home the award for Player’s Voice.
The Game Awards Stage Crasher Arrested After Invading Elden Ring’s GOTY Speech
Following Elden Ring winning The Game Awards’ Game of the Year award, an unexpected stage crasher appeared on-stage to say “Hey, my turn. You know, real quick, I want to thank everybody and say I think I want to nominate [sic] this award to my reformed orthodox rabbi, Bill Clinton. Thank you, everybody.” He was promptly arrested right after.
Baldur’s Gate 3 Release Window Announced
After spending more than two years in early access, Baldur’s Gate 3 has received a release window of August 2023.
Forspoken Demo Now Available on PlayStation Network
Players can get a taste of Square Enix’s upcoming RPG Forspoken as a demo has been released on the PlayStation Network.
Transformers: Reactivate is an Online Action Game Developed by Splash Damage
Splash Damage revealed that it is working on Transformers: Reactivate – an online action game coming to PC and consoles. Reactivate will tell a new Transformers story and will let players “fully immerse themselves in the universe like never before.”
Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden Announced
Focus Entertainment and Don’t Nod have unveiled a new action-RPG called Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden. Starring a pair of ghost hunters, Banishers takes place in 1695 in the haunted wilds of North America and follows these two who are romantically involved as they work to stop the threat of lingering ghosts and specters to protect the living.
Single-Player Magic First-Person Shooter Immortals of Aveum Revealed
Ascendant Studios announced Immortals of Aveum, a single-player magic shooter that takes place in an original world. This title is also an EA Original and comes from a group of devs that have previously worked on Dead Space, Halo, and BioShock.
Gearbox Announces Remnant 2 for 2023
Gearbox Publishing and developer Gunfire Games have announced a brand new looter shooter in Remnant 2. This new game will be released on PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC in 2023 and will once again be a three-person cooperative shooter with deadly worlds, unique loot, and ghastly beasts.
Blue Protocol Will Be Released in North America Courtesy of Amazon Games
Bandai Namco has announced it will publish Blue Protocol when it is released outside of Japan in 2023. Blue Protocol is an anime-inspired MMORPG that is described as an ‘anime come to life’ that features five classes – Blade Warden, Twin Striker, Keen Strider, Spell Weaver, and Foe Breaker.
Surreal Platformer, After Us, Announced at The Game Awards
Private Division has announced a new game from Piccolo Studio called After Us. The game is set on a post-human Earth where players become Gaia, the Spirit of Life. Throughout the game, players will need to salvage the souls of extinct animals and revive them after learning their fate.
Replaced: New Trailer Revealed at The Game Awards 2022
Replaced, the retro-futuristic platformer, has received a brand-new trailer at The Game Awards and it reveals more of the game set in a dark, alternative 1980s America that will take players to a trailer park, a run-down city, a lab, and more.
Vampire Survivors Is Now Available on Mobile
Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania DLC Arriving Next Year
Dead Cells is crossing over with Castlevania in a new DLC arriving in Q1 2023. The DLC will add new enemies, 14 weapons, 2 new biomes, a new storyline, 3 bosses, and 20 outfits. Oh, and over 50 original and reimagined Castlevania musical tracks.
Valiant Hearts: Coming Home Is Headed to Mobile Devices Soon
The World War I epic sequel to Valiant Hearts: The Great War is making its way to mobile thanks to Netflix.