All The Game Announcements From The 2019 PC Gaming Show
The PC Gaming Show continues to run rather under the radar with not much hype, but there are always good nuggets of game announcements.
This is the same for the 2019 PC Gaming Show. A lot of good reveals, though most of the games are Epic Games Store exclusives- which is still a point of contention.
Evil Genius 2: World Domination
Rebellion’s take on a sequel to the evil lair builder and management gets shown for the first time. From the trailer, it still has the over-the-top cartoony aesthetic of the first, which should please many.
The game is slated for a release on Steam, with a chance to enter the beta by signing up at evilgeniusgame.com.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2
We got a glimpse of real gameplay footage for the long-anticipated RPG sequel. And it definitely shaping up to be a first-person RPG/immersive sim as the original was.
The trailer should set up what to expect now that you’re dead and a low-life Thinblood vampire. The Masquerade, the warring factions and some of the vampire powers you get to use are seen.
Not seen on the PC Gaming Show is the full gameplay trailer, seen here, which guides you on how a particular missions plays out- stealth, optional routes, gunplay, combat and dialogue trees.
Bloodlines 2 is still slated for a release in Q1 2020 on PS4, PC (Steam, Epic Games Store, GOG, Paradox Store) and Xbox One.
Billed as “Dwarf Fortress in space”, it’s a colony builder by developers Ominux and publishers Chucklefish.
It will be out on Steam.
The sequel to Chivalry: Medieval Warfare by Tom Banner Studios and published by Tripwire Interactive. The sequel will be an Epic Games Store timed exclusive, releasing in 2020.
A haunting-looking game with low-poly art by developers Kill Byte and publisher Raw Fury. It will be out later this year
The interesting-looking idle game Blipblop is out now on iOS and Android.
Midnight Ghost Hunt
Published by Coffee Stain Publishing and developed Vaulted Sky Games, it’s 4v4 of hunters versus Ghost, ala Prop Hunt, but with a twist.
The ghostly enemies can fight back a bit, but survive until midnight hits- 4 minutes of a match- and the tables are turned where the ghost will be hunting the ghost hunters.
It will be available on Steam.
Unexplored 2: The Wayfarer’s Legacy
A rougelite that your actions when exploring in the current run will impact the next. Published by Big Sugar, it’s a beautiful looking action RPG.
It will be out next year in 2020 for PC and consoles.
Conan Chop Chop
Conan the Barbarian is now a cute rougelike. First revealed on April 1st, now it has been re-revealed that it’s an actual game being in development.
The Last Oasis
A nomadic survival MMO where the lands are mostly dunes and you have big ships called Walkers as your vehicle. The game will be out on September 3rd on Steam.
Age Of Wonders Planetfall
The new, sci-fi entry to the 4X series gets a ridiculously fast-paced trailer. It also has Dinosaurs With Lasers.
It will be out on August 6th on PS4, PC (Steam, GOG), and Xbox One.
Zombie Army 4
The other, unannounced Rebellion game at E3 is another sequel to Zombie Army. The four-player co-op shooter where you shoot Nazi Zombies.
It will be out on PS4, PC (Epic Games Store) and Xbox One.
Remnant: From The Ashes
The new co-op shooter with procedural elements by Gunfire Games of Darksiders III fame.
It will be out on August 20th for the PS4, PC (Steam, Arc) and Xbox One.
First debuted at PC Gaming Show, Klei’s new RPG has now reworked as a rougelike deck builder game. And Alpha is coming on July 11 on the Epic Games Store.
The new park management sim game by Frontier Developments, which did Planet Coaster, gets its first gameplay trailer.
Just like modern zoos, the gameplay will have you learning more on how to conserve the actual animals. Fun gameplay and educational.
It will be out on November 5th on Steam.
Not something you would expect to appear here. Yu Suzuki appeared on the PC Gaming Show stage briefly to show the new E3 trailer fo the long-awaited sequel.
It looks charmingly janky in some ways. The game is headed to Epic Games Store (and PS4) on November 19th.
Song Of Conquest
A Heroes Of Might And Magic-inspired RTS published by Coffee Stain. It will be out in late 2020.
Vermintide II Versus
The 4-player co-op game set in the Warhammer Fantasy universe is getting a PVP mode, and you get to play as the Skavens, naturally.
Published by Raw Dury, this is a game about terraforming Mars so we can go live on the planet. A different take on what Survival Mars was.
Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey
Patrice Desilites was interviewed about his new game where you play as our ancestors 10 million years before, according to Darwin’s evolution theory. You have to survive and evolve the species that will later become humankind in the lush, dangerous jungle.
It will be out on the Epic Games Store first on August 27th.
After a pretty normal Epic Games Store sizzle reel, Epic dropped a bomb by showing that Auto Chess is coming exclusively to the Epic Games Store. This is based on the Dota 2 mod, by the creators of the mod and built on Unreal Engine.
This is a big coup akin to.. Valve snatching Dota from Blizzard, which began as a Warcraft III mod.
A JRPG by Columbian developers where you can see the past, present and future all at the same time.
Imagine Metroid, but heavy metal. The action-platformer is wearing its metal influences up their sleeves, with grotesque environments, punchy shooting and a headbanging soundtrack.
It will be out on PS4, PC, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch this year.
Another interview session. A few new tidbits were revealed:
- Moze’s Iron Bear mech can have different weapons-unlock as her skill augments
- Artifacts will adjust your movement ability like slides and jumps
- Guardian System replaces Badass Ranks. It still has infinite progression but also unlocks cosmetics
- Bosses have multiple phases, and a lot more of them
- No confirmation of can you pet the gun
- When asked about if Maya’s new partner is a Siren: “Fans are asking the right questions”
- Duels are back
- Weapons can be transferred between characters
Tripwire’s “ShaRk-PG” showcases the main villain- the fisherman Scaly Pete. After the trailer, there was a lot of explanation on how you can evolve your shark to better and stronger.
A new update is coming to Terraria. The trailer was not played in full on stream, but the one above should be the whole trailer. The update will appear this year.
A new interactive by Sam Barlow of Her Story fame. It has familiar mechanics to what you see in Her Story of piecing together a story based on many jumbled up pieces of video footage.
You slowly learn new things and free to follow your curiosity. Oddly, it’s being billed as an “open world” game in this sense, where you get to see the 10 hours of video content in any order you like.
It will be out on Steam and is coming soon.
As teased before, Digital Extreme’s free-to-play co-op shooter gets a new trailer on Warframe Empyrean, formerly known as Railjack. It’s a new space combat element where you and friends get your own spaceship- Railjack
The full reveal will be at the TennoCon keynote on July 6th. Watch the reveal on Twitch and you can get Nekros Prime for free.
An adventrure game about “stopping The Big Bang to save your love”. It’s a trippy exploration-focused game with surreal noir art.
Developed by Handy Games. Taking place in a spaghetti western backdrop, it’s a top-down stealth game where you as a kid have to find your mom again.
Baldur’s Gate III
Another interview and no new content outside the reveal trailer. However, there’s an announcement that a tabletop prequel to Baldur’s Gate III will be made available. This should help players catch up with the state of the world.