Gamescom 2018

Gamescom 2018

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All Gamescom 2018 News

TA Podcast: Gamescom 2018 Special

We're back from another trip to Cologne, Germany, where we spent four days at Gamescom in developer sessions and getting hands-on time with some of the biggest games that will be releasing on the Xbox One.

Posted 1 year ago by Dave Horobin

RIDE 3 Hits the Nighttime Streets

In today's trailer, we see one of the game's new tracks, a nighttime downtown that looks like it comes straight out of PGR and the like. It's zooming so fast!

Posted 1 year ago by Kevin Tavore

Tesla Gets Terrifying in Horror Adventure Close to the Sun

An atmospheric trailer and set of screens have emerged at Gamescom for upcoming horror adventure title Close to the Sun, in which a journalist seeks has missing sister on a ship created by renowned inventor Nikola Tesla.

Posted 1 year ago by Chewie

Don't Get Sand in Your Barrel in New Insurgency: Sandstorm Trailer

New World Interactive has released a new trailer for their upcoming tactical FPS Insurgency: Sandstorm, sequel to 2014's popular PC title. As you'd expect, the trailer shows lots of shooting different weapons in different ways.

Posted 1 year ago by Chewie

Remnant: From the Ashes Screens Give You a Look At The Root

Remnant: From the Ashes is an upcoming co-op shooter from the developers of the also upcoming Darksiders III, Gunfire Games. Players will be fighting hordes of tree demons known as The Root.

Posted 1 year ago by Chewie

Design a Shield for Decay of Logos

Publisher Rising Star Games took the opportunity to announce a competition for fans of the upcoming title to design a shield for the main character to use in the game.

Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca Smith

Forza Horizon 4 Team Adventure Mode Detailed on Inside Xbox

With Gamescom 2018 taking place this week, Inside Xbox broadcasted live from the event to give fans a closer look at upcoming titles. Forza Horizon 4 is one of said titles, and details were given on the game's Team Adventure mode.

Posted 1 year ago by Ethan Anderson

Learn More About The Daybreak Pack in State of Decay 2 Livestream

The State of Decay 2 Daybreak demo was shown on the floor at Gamescom 2018, and Undead Labs recently held a livestream in order to provide more details on the upcoming DLC.

Posted 1 year ago by Ethan Anderson

Destiny 2's Gambit Mode is Coming a Bit Early Along With a Story Trailer

Bungie's been listening and their hope is that the "Forsaken" expansion will be just the shot in the arm the series needs to get players back to logging in every day. One of the ways they're doing it is the new Gambit mode.

Posted 1 year ago by Kevin Tavore

Check Out Battlefield V's Customization and the Post-Launch Tides of War

ou'll design a squad of four classes that suit you. You can control gender, look and gear to suit your fancy. You'll also pick talent points for each class to customize it the way you want to play it.

Posted 1 year ago by Kevin Tavore

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Dated for March

It’s clear this is no soulslike while still staying true to what made that series so successful. Along with the gameplay comes good news: a March release date.

Posted 1 year ago by Kevin Tavore

New Faces Come to Prison Island in One Piece World Seeker

One Piece: World Seeker also brought three new characters to the show, as well as a trailer. Those characters are Issho Fujitora, Borsalino Kizaru, and Rob Lucci.

Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca Smith

Jump Force Gets Characters From Hunter X Hunter, One Piece and Dragon Ball Z

Bandai Namco took the opportunity to name another six fighters joining the roster from the Hunter X Hunter, One Piece, and Dragon Ball Z franchises, as well as a new stage and details on the game's online modes.

Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca Smith

Listen to the Inner Voice in New Fade to Silence Trailer

About a month ago, THQ Nordic teased that they were going to show more of their mysterious upcoming game Fade to Silence. Now, at Gamescom, the game has received a trailer that shows off some gameplay elements.

Posted 1 year ago by Ethan Anderson

Ace Combat 7 Takes to Unknown Skies in January

The latest screenshots and trailer show players exactly what they can expect to face, while publisher Bandai Namco also brings news of a branded flight stick that players will be able to pick up alongside the game.

Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca Smith

THQ Nordic Announces Summer 2019 Release Window For Biomutant

While Biomutant was originally expected to launch later this year, THQ Nordic has now announced the game will instead launch next summer. To soften the blow, they also released some screenshots and a new trailer.

Posted 1 year ago by Andy Mills

RICO Trailer Enforces the RICO Act

Ground Shatter's RICO puts players in charge of a couple of police detectives tasked with bringing down a criminal network within just 24 hours. The latest trailer and screenshots show just how they intend to do that.

Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca Smith

CDProjekt RED Follow Up Cyberpunk 2077 Screenshots With Some Concept Art

After releasing a handful of screenshots for the hugely anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 at Gamescom yesterday, Polish developer CDProjekt RED have followed that up with some striking pieces of concept art for the title.

Posted 1 year ago by Andy Mills

Lara Gets Crafty in New Shadow of the Tomb Raider Trailer

Lara's evolution from skin-of-her-teeth to grizzled, deadly predator is the driving force behind Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and that means she'll have several new tricks up her sleeve when the sequel arrives.

Posted 1 year ago by Mark Delaney

Team Sonic Racing Developer Talk Team Tactics

The developers of Team Sonic Racing found time to stop and talk, explaining how they have improved their game from the previous racing title and also gives us a look at some tracks and environments.

Posted 1 year ago by Megan Walton

KURSK Gameplay Gives a Glimpse of That Fateful Day

At Gamescom this week, developer Jujubee took the opportunity to show us gameplay footage that begins in the closed military city of Vidyayevo before taking us out to sea on the submarine.

Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca Smith

11-11 Memories Retold Introduces Kurt and Harry

The game tells the story from the perspective of two characters with two very different perspectives of the ongoing war. At Gamescom we finally got to meet those characters, Kurt and Harry, in a new trailer.

Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca Smith

Savage Heavy Metal Platformer Valfaris Unleashes New Screens

Valfaris, a heavy metal platformer from the folks behind Slain, has shown up at Gamescom with a set of new screens showing the colourful pixel art carnage to expect from the game.

Posted 1 year ago by Chewie

Dying Light: Bad Blood is a Standalone, Free to Play "Brutal Royale"

The team at Techland hasn't settled on just making their much-anticipated sequel, Dying Light 2. Revealed from Gamescom is a new standalone, free to play "brutal royale" that combines the popular genre with series staples.

Posted 1 year ago by Mark Delaney

World War Z Trailer Shows Off the Swarm Engine

If you're going to adapt the film World War Z, which itself is an adaptation of Max Brooks' novel, you're going to have to nail the universe's shifty, fast-moving hordes. Today's new trailer shows that off in the upcoming game.

Posted 1 year ago by Mark Delaney

First Gameplay Footage For The Surge 2 Hits Gamescom

It's been a while since we've seen anything from Deck13 and Focus Home Interactive's The Surge 2. That's all changed now, however, with the release of the first gameplay trailer showcasing the new Park sector.

Posted 1 year ago by Ashley Woodcock

Hit The Waves In The Crew 2's Upcoming Gator Rush Expansion

Next month, the first free expansion for Ivory Tower and Ubisoft's The Crew 2 will release and introduce a boat load of fun on the waters with a new motorsports discipline: Hovercrafts.

Posted 1 year ago by Ashley Woodcock

Monster Jam Series Revival on the Books for 2019

The Monster Jam series has been dormant since 2016, but that's about to change with a new licensing agreement announced during Gamescom week.

Posted 1 year ago by Kelly Packard

DayZ Coming to Xbox Game Preview Next Week

DayZ, one of the first games to be announced for Xbox's new (at the time) Game Preview program, finally has a release date for Xbox One. The survival game has had a long, and quite frankly, controversial, history.

Posted 1 year ago by Kelly Packard

Movie/Game Thriller Transference Dated for September

We'll finally get to see what Transference (that game that Elijah Wood is involved in) is all about thanks to the Gamescom announcement of a September release date.

Posted 1 year ago by Kelly Packard

Space Exploration Strategy Title Stellaris Headed to Consoles

Developer Paradox has a huge library of strategy games with series like Hearts of Iron, Europa Universalis, Crusader Kings and more, but we aren't privy to most of them on Xbox. Enter Stellaris: Console Edition.

Posted 1 year ago by Kelly Packard

Ary and the Secret of Seasons Announced: Trailer Springs Forward

Ary of the Secret of Seasons had a new trailer and information released from the Gamescom event. Ary and the Secret of Seasons follows the journey of a young girl named Ary across the magnificent world of Valdi.

Posted 1 year ago by CognitiveCaveat

Torchlight Frontiers Rekindles The Flame With New Gameplay and Screens

A new set of screens and an official gameplay trailer has been released for Torchlight Frontiers, the upcoming action RPG title announced earlier this month from developer Echtra Games.

Posted 1 year ago by Ashley Woodcock

Just Dance 2019 Song List Video Boogies Into Reality

Two months ago we got a peak at a look at the song list for Just Dance 2019 for Xbox One and 360. We got a second look at more of the songs coming up for the next iteration of the dance game.

Posted 1 year ago by CognitiveCaveat

Space Hulk Tactics Release Date and Trailer Come Forth

We got a ton more information about Space Hulk Tactics, the upcoming card based tactics game from the Warhammer: 40,000 universe. First, we got a release date.

Posted 1 year ago by CognitiveCaveat

Alien Cruise Cruises Onto The Scene

E-Home Entertainment announced several new games at Gamescom. One of those new games was Alien Cruise. Alien Cruise features a whimsical hand-drawn comic-book art style.

Posted 1 year ago by CognitiveCaveat

Fear The Wolves Trailer Sends You to Chernobyl

Focus Home Interactive and Vostok Games (made up of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. developers) have brought a new trailer for their upcoming battle royale shooter Fear the Wolves in celebration of the game's release on Steam Early Access.

Posted 1 year ago by Chewie

Veteran Studio Team17 Celebrates Their 100th Game Release with Planet Alpha

To celebrate the release of their 100th game, veteran developer and publisher Team17 has brought us both a new trailer for milestone game Planet Alpha and a montage of some of their most notable works.

Posted 1 year ago by Chewie

Desperados III Saunters Onto The Western Landscape And Xbox One

Gamescom saw the release of another western themed game, Desperados III. Desperados III will let you approach each mission with using different solutions and routes.

Posted 1 year ago by CognitiveCaveat

Wenjia Meowing Onto The Xbox One

Just announced is the new side scrolling platformer, Wenjia. An earthquake wakes a volcano. The spirits of the forest are in trouble. One cat, a hero to all, can save the forest and the forest's inhabitants.

Posted 1 year ago by CognitiveCaveat

THQ Nordic Shine A Spotlight On Darksiders III At Gamescom

We knew ahead of time that THQ Nordic would be showing off Darksiders III at Gamescom but didn't know what form that would take. We do now however as they've released art, screenshots and a new trailer for the game.

Posted 1 year ago by Andy Mills

Twin Mirror Has Two Surprising Gameplay Elements

Upcoming psychological thriller, Twin Mirror, reveals two key gameplay elements that will help players uncover the truth in the narrative driven title.

Posted 1 year ago by Andrew Ogley

Farming Simulator 19 Trailer Shows Off Serious Farming Action

It's time to farm like never before, as Farming Simulator 19 comes to Gamescom. A new trailer celebrates all things farming, with tractors, horses and crops all highlights of the video.

Posted 1 year ago by Megan Walton

OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead Screens Show Off New Levels

Following on from the news of the game's delay, OVERKILL's The Walking Dead has been on show at Gamescom. The rest of us have been treated to some new screenshots from the game.

Posted 1 year ago by Megan Walton

Overwatch’s Latest Animated Short Features D.Va and a New Map

Blizzard took to the stage at Gamescom to show off two new videos. The first is a trailer for a new map set in Busan, Korea. It’s a control map and it’s coming soon. The next shows D.Va.

Posted 1 year ago by Kevin Tavore

Metal Wolf Chaos XD Delayed

Many were hoping the cult classic would make an appearance at Gamescom. Unfortunately, it was not meant to be. The publisher has announced its coming in mid-2019.

Posted 1 year ago by Kevin Tavore

Sea of Thieves Forsaken Shores Arrives September 19th

The second of the expansions announced at E3 was "Forsaken Shores", and now we have brief details and screenshots, as well as a promise that the event will be starting on September 19th.

Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca Smith

Spyro Reignited Trilogy Gameplay Takes Us Across All Three Games

It may be delayed to November, but that hasn't stopped Activision in giving us the good stuff. Fresh from Gamescom, we have almost 18 minutes of gameplay with our favourite purple dragon.

Posted 1 year ago by Marc Hollinshead

The Dark Pictures Anthology Begins With Man Of Medan

Unlike their previous titles, Supermassive Games' The Dark Pictures Anthology will be coming to Xbox One too and will begin with The Dark Pictures - Man Of Medan.

Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca Smith

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Gameplay Shows Off the Arsenal Map

With a 90 minute stream already under its belt, Activision wanted to show something worth seeing in its next gameplay showcase of Black Ops 4. Check out the new map Arsenal in the game's latest video.

Posted 1 year ago by Marc Hollinshead