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Everything Announced at The Future Games Show at gamescom Powered by Mana on August 24

The Future Games Show at gamescom Powered by Mana returned today, hosted by Christopher Judge, who played Kratos and Danielle Bisutti, who played Freya, both from God of War. The 75 minute show was packed with over 50 games: Including ten world premieres; new developer presentations and gameplay from titles such as Layers of Fears, Snaccoon and Goat Sim 3; as well as exclusive trailers, teasers, reveals and a virtual show floor stacked with playable demos now available on the Future Games Show Steam page.

Here is a quick recap of the announcements from tonight’s show:

The show started with a scintillating world premiere for The Gap, a mysterious narrative thriller about a man salvaging his memories. The Gap is coming soon to PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and S.

A new trailer showing off the new content coming in the fast-approaching Pathogen DLC for Aliens: Fireteam Elite. Aliens: Fireteam Elite - Pathogen launches on August 30 for PC, PlayStation and Xbox.

Digital Cybercherries dropped by to recruit Xbox players to its viral toybox shooter Hypercharge: Unboxed. The action-packed trailer saw small soldiers hiding in teacups and plenty of explosions. Hypercharge Unboxed is out now on PC and Nintendo Switch, with an Xbox and PlayStation release coming soon.

World premiere - The Case of the Golden Idol, a dynamic detective game for proper super sleuths, which is coming to PC in 2022. A demo for the game dropped during the show, which you can check out on the official Future Games Show Steam page.

After that came the adorable chaos of Snaccoon, a stealth exploration game where you play as a trash-hungry raccoon in a world without snack foods. Fans of Stray looking for their next animal adventure fix should keep their eye on this one. Snaccoon is coming soon.

Tainted Grail: The Fall of Avalon is a dark, gripping atmospheric open-world RPG from Awaken Realms Digital. Steam Early Access release date of Q4 2022.

Another world premiere! Vile Monarch revealed gameplay from Floodlands, the studio’s post-climate apocalypse city builder. Floodlands is coming to PC on November 15, 2022.

The Last Case of Benedict Fox developers, Plot Twist, presented some spooky-looking exploration gameplay. Coming in Spring 2023 to PC and Xbox.

From a psychological thriller to a cosy puzzler! Max Inferno’s A Little to the Left is coming, mischievous cats and all, to PC and Mac on November 8 later this year.

The Future Games Show Virtual Show Floor featured bespoke booths showing off a series of games, each with a Steam demo attached that went live during the show. Search ‘Future Games Show Steam’ to find and play them all:

  • Faerie Afterlight

  • Moonshine Inc

  • Gloomwood

  • The Wandering Village

  • Power Chord

  • NeverAwake

  • The Fabulous Fear Machine

  • Anno: Mutationem

  • Misc: A Tiny Tale

An absurd and awesome new Goat Simulator 3 trailer from Coffee Stain Studios, featuring lightsabers, explosions and… fartjumping? Goat Simulator 3 is coming to PC, Xbox Series X and S and PS5 on November 17.

Brass Token delivered a developer presentation for The Chant, a third-person horror game set on a spiritual retreat corrupted by a botched ritual, releasing all manner of horrors, like creepy cultists and beasts. The Chant is coming to PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and S on November 3.

Another developer presentation from Baby Robot Games - Ereban: Shadow Legacy, the studio’s stealth platformer debut. Viewers caught a closer look at the game’s Shadow Merge power, which lets players climb walls and navigate with versatility. Ereban Shadow Legacy is coming to PC and Xbox in 2023.

Hardcore RPG fans rejoice! The English translation of Wizardry: The Five Ordeals is here. The game is available on Steam now.

A demo for Reply Game Studios’ Soulstice is available on Steam right now, as revealed during the show. The chimera brawler is coming to PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X and S on September 20, 2022.

A gameplay trailer for Aurogon Shanghai’s Afterimage introduced the game’s gorgeous handcrafted world. AfterImage is coming this winter to PC, PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch.

KeokeN Interactive presented a deeper dive into the mission at hand. Deliver us Mars is coming soon to PC, PlayStation and Xbox.

An in-depth look at the slasher-platformer Phantom Hellcat. Ironbird Creations’ creative director (and his cat) introduced some awesome, theatrical gameplay. Phantom Hellcat is coming soon to PC, PlayStation and Xbox.

Another world premiere! Viewers got their first glimpse at the sinister survival game Edge of Sanity, which involved a terrifying descent into the dark. Edge of Sanity is coming soon.

Wired Productions jumped in to deliver three trailers for some of their most exciting upcoming games. We got a world premiere glimpse of Hotel Architect and Bulwark: Falconeer Chronicles and found out that The Last Worker is coming to PC on October 19!

Several exciting upcoming games were shown off during the Ones to Watch montage:

  • Grid Force: Mask of the Goddess

  • Sker Ritual

  • Do Not Feed The Monkeys 2099

  • Moonrider

  • Park Beyond

  • Schim

  • Pharaoh: A New Era

  • Dome-King Cabbage

A World Premiere trailer for The Great War: Western Front, an intricate historical strategy game coming to PC in 2023.

A trailer for Backfirewall came next, revealing that a demo for Naraven Games’ tragicomedy set inside a smartphone is available on Steam. Backfirewall is coming to PC, PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch in 2022.

Team 17 dropped by to update viewers on some of the cool games in their catalogue, including:

  • Moving Out 2

  • Age of Darkness: Final Stand

  • The Knight Witch

  • Marauders

  • Bravery & Greed

  • Hokko Life

  • Sunday Gold

  • Thymesia

  • Ship of Fools

Come face to face with anomalous items and inexplicable phenomena in this spine-tickling trailer for SCP: Secret Files which debuted during the show. SCP Secret Files is coming to PC on September 13, 2022, and consoles in 2023.

Another World Premiere. A follow-up to the beloved Teslagrad was debuted during the Future Games Show, including cybernetic elks and plenty of electronically charged gameplay. Teslagrad 2 is coming to PC, PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch in Spring 2023.

Next came an update on the release date for the next adventure in The Dark Pictures Anthology, Supermassive Games’ horror bonanza. The Dark Pictures: The Devil in Me is coming to PC, PlayStation and Xbox on November 18, 2022.

A simply terrifying trailer for EXP: War Trauma. The game is coming soon and there’s a demo available on Steam right now!

A gameplay trailer for the Unreal Engine 5 survival game Rooted showed off the game’s post-apocalyptic world. Get ready to build, explore and defend yourself against security robots, as Rooted is coming soon.

A new gameplay trailer from the creators of Sairento VR, Hellsweeper VR is bringing its gory, magical combat mayhem to Meta Quest and Steam VR.

A gameplay trailer for Stray Blade debuted during the show, offering a closer look at the game’s combat mechanics and world exploration. Stray Blade is coming to PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and S in 2023.

Blackbird Interactive launched Update 1.3 of Crossfire Legion, which includes new units, a new faction and a level editor. Check it out on Steam.

It’s World Premiere time again! God of Rock is a rhythm fighting game from Modus Studios Brazil, starring divine duellists of musical fate. God of Rock is coming this winter to PC, PlayStation, Xbox and PC.

An exclusive first look at gameplay from Lightyear Frontier, with the developers walking viewers through farming, crafting and exploration gameplay. Lightyear Frontier is coming to PC and Xbox in Spring 2023.

A trailer for System Shock gave viewers a look at the flesh and steel fusion monsters of Nightdive Studios’ take on Citadel Station. System Shock is coming soon to PC, PlayStation and Xbox.

Rounding off the show, Bloober Team dropped an astonishing first look at gameplay from Bloober Team’s Layers of Fears. This mysterious reimagined entry in the horror series is coming in early 2023 to PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

The super special one more thing came from Gunzilla Games, who provided a world premiere trailer showcasing the universe of Off the Grid, which arrives from the visionary mind of District 9’s Neil Blomkamp. Off the Grid is coming to PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X and S in 2023.

If you missed the show, catch up on all the action via Twitch, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, GamesRadar and Bilibili.

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