Gamescom 2021

Gamescom 2021 Opening Night Live: Saints Row, Midnight Suns, UFL and more

Gamescom 2021 was postulated from the beginning as the highest event of the great German video game fair, and that Geoff Keighley , who served as master of ceremonies, anticipated the appearance of very powerful and long-awaited games made expectations they were quite high. Almost two hours later, we reached a double conclusion: what was shown did not disappoint and, although the big surprises came by dropper, they left a good taste in our mouths.

Of course, not only do we have a definitive date for Halo Infinite and Horizon: Forbidden West , the great bombings of Microsoft and Sony respectively, but we also got a first playable look at the Call of Duty: Vanguard campaign on the eve of its Alpha and As expected, the expanded version of Death Stranding is a total kojimada.

The Opening Night Live was a huge barrage of trailers, confirmations and playable snacks with occasional delay not passing unnoticed and a couple of new features to those in Joystiq we’re going to track closely. Precisely for this reason, we have brought you together the key announcements and all the great news in one place. Because seen what has been seen, there will be a lot to play in the coming months … And we will have to start organizing!

Saints row

After getting more and more out of control throughout four explosive installments, the Saints Row saga makes a clean slate with a reboot in which we will meet new characters and we will play the goat in a new city. The objective: that the coined formula popularized by GTA awakens our most thuggish side at the controls.

The new Saints Row will take place on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X / S and Xbox One, as well as PC, and it won’t take long to get our hands on it – on February 25, 2022 it will be on our shelves.

The well-known Marvel superheroes, including Wolverine, Magik and the X-Men, take the leap into strategic combat with Midnight Suns , a tactical RPG in which all the legends of the comics (and the small and big screen) will put in common their unique abilities. And beware, it comes from the hand of the creators of XCOM.

Midnight Suns has conquered us with its first trailer and will arrive in March 2022 on consoles and PCs. Will all the doors of the multiverse have opened by then? Don’t rule it out.

The return of Super Monkey Ball will also be a celebration of the legacy of the saga for its 20th anniversary, and if the SEGA superstars join the party, including the characters of Sonic and the protagonist of the Yakuza saga himself, Atlus will also say present carrying none other than Morgana, from the well-known Persona saga.

Call of Duty: Vanguard

We all agree that Call of Duty multiplayer is the star mode of the saga itself, but that Call of Duty: Vanguard is set in the Second World War opens up very interesting options for the campaign of the new installment.

And what was shown during the opening gala of the German Gamescom, captured directly from a PS5 , looks spectacular and takes full advantage of the historical setting. Of course, once again, the protagonism of this advance falls on the gunplay.

Call of Duty: Vanguard will arrive on November 5 to PS5, PS4, Xbox and PC systems, and from this weekend an open Alpha will begin on Sony desktops.

Cult of the lamb

Devolver refuses to miss the big events of the video game, and admittedly, what it presents rarely goes unnoticed: Cult of the Lamb characters have the look of a Cartoon Network animated series, but the theme and action do not go precisely aimed at a child audience.

The King of Fighters XV

SNK’s wrestling superstars are back. The new installment of The King of Fighters promises to destroy our highest expectations, and we already know when we will be able to take the floor from those of Osaka: Kyo and Iori will again leave their fists in the mega fight on February 17, 2022 along with others 37 aspirants and veterans of the saga.

Halo Infinite

The Master Chief was the great absentee from the Xbox’s own event on the occasion of Gamescom, but that does not mean that Microsoft forgot to bring Halo Infinite to the German fair: taking advantage of Opening Night Live , 343 Industries has released a new cinematic trailer as appetizer of its multiplayer, which will be free on Xbox and PC.

And not only that, Halo Infinite already has a release date: the campaign and multiplayer will be available from December 8 . Officially, the new installment will also be the golden brooch of the 20th anniversary of the saga.

Last but not least, Microsoft accompanied the announcement with two quirks for fans of the Master Chief: a personalized Xbox Elite controller with Spartans motifs and a limited-edition console model inspired by Halo Infinite. Looking for an excuse to release Xbox Series X? You already have three.

With Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge, DotEmu recovers the essence of Konami’s arcade games and, in the process, pulls Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michaelangelo out of the sewers to deliver painful street ninjutsu lessons. And beware, April O’Neal is signing up for the mamporros and pizza festival.

The release date? We will have to wait a little longer than desired: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge will arrive on Nintendo Switch and PC in 2022.

Riders republic

Riders Republic , Ubisoft’s new multisport proposal looks like a scandal and now you can draw your conclusions first-hand: in addition to breaking into Opening Night Live with a new trailer, Geoff Keighley himself announces that his beta, currently active, goes to be open to all players.

Extreme sports and those huge Made In Ubisoft environments go hand in hand, and the way down its hills promises to be either spectacular or a glorious debacle. Riders Republic is scheduled to launch on October 28 on PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S, and Stadia.


If to the chaos of the futuristic shooters you add the possibility of crossing walls and the ground itself in the purest Portal style , the result is Splitgate . If you add to this that season 0 is already played on PlayStation desktops, a competitive game proposal that deserves a game. Or two.


FIFA and PES (or, rather, the new eFootball) meet who wants to be the third in disagreement: Opening Night Live has presented UFL , a new football game that will bet on Free-To-Play and will be available in all the main systems.

The bad new? You have to wait a little longer to see some gameplay. Will it be at the height of the two colossi of football in video games? We’ll keep a close eye on him.

Midnight fight express

The playable proposal of Midnight Fight Express has no other way around: unbridled action in isometric settings with an intentionally minimalistic presentation. We do not know if it will be the next Hotline Miami , but all the clichés shown suit the group very well.

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

Star Wars had already received its corresponding LEGO treatment, but bringing all nine movies together in one adventure with the cuteness and lighthearted humor of LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is always welcome.

Action, adventure, space combat and a lot of humor. His new trailer even makes the latest trilogy more interesting, and that has its own merit. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Coming Spring 2022

The Outlast Trials

The Outlast horror saga is unique and takes us to the Cold War while retaining the essentials: a first-person psychological horror and survival experience that is enjoyed more and better with the blinds down. The Outlast Trials arrives in 2022

Jurassic World Evolution 2

John Hammond’s dream lives on: the sequel to Jurassic World Evolution opens its reservations and, on the occasion of Gamescom, he leaves us a new advance of his experience of managing dinosaur parks. It arrives on November 9 and it is a must-see double date if you are fascinated by these amazing creatures from the past and Spielberg’s films.

Jumanji: The Curse Returns

After flirting with video games on the big screen, the cursed board game is adapted to PC and Switch with a wild, carefree proposal designed to be enjoyed by two or more players. We don’t have a date, but Marmalade Game Studios promises in their first trailer that we will roll the dice for Jumanji: The Curse Returns sooner rather than later.


Amid so much teaser and blockbuster at the Gamescom opening gala, DokeV has been the surprise reveal. Long. A total Japanese show full of action, color and surrealism. It bears the signature of Pearl Abyss and looks spectacular.

Far Cry 6

It’s quite reasonable to have the perception that each Far Cry installment   is only as good as its main villain, and that Far Cry 6 brings together the worst of the previous installments makes it even more interesting.

Of course, the new trailer for the game’s history makes it clear that Antón Castillo , played by Giancarlo Esposito , not only seeks to be on a par with his predecessors, but also aspires to become the new villain of the entire saga. We are looking forward to finding out how.

Park beyond

The premise of Park Beyond aims very high: Bandai Namco proposes us to create an amusement park that defies the laws of logic and unleashes our imagination. The inauguration will be in 2022 and will take place on PC and Next Generation consoles.


Adventure, exploration and a double portion of science fiction in a plot divided into five acts: in JETT: THE FAR SHORE we must take the helm of a ship and cross an open world full of challenges and enigmas in the form of a mysterious ocean planet. The journey begins October 5 on PS4, PS5, and Epic.

Horizon: Forbidden West

Good news and bad news regarding the next big release from PlayStation Studios: We have the final release date, but Aloy’s new adventure is coming to us next year: Horizon: Forbidden West will be released on February 18, 2022 . If you’re going to live up to the first installment, let it take as long as it takes.

New World

New World , Amazon’s ambitious MMO, has been taking shape since 2016 and its launch is just over a month away. His new trailer invites us to be optimistic about what it will offer and the rich universe created for the occasion.

A world that will soon welcome anyone who wants to put their ability to generate adventures to the test: New World will hold an Open Beta from September 9 to 12. And beware, the final version does not come much later: its launch on PC will take place on the 28th of the same month.

Marvel future revolution

Double Marvel! Of course, we can start playing Marvel Future Revolution today: taking advantage of the launch of the game on mobile phones and tablets, Netmarble Games offers a trailer full of superheroes from the house of ideas.

Tales of Arise and Tales of Luminaria

The Tales saga celebrates its 25th anniversary and Bandai Namco is celebrating it twice with a performance and a spectacular reminder of the demo of Tales of Arise, the commemorative anniversary title, is now available. Of course, it won’t take long to get your hands on the final version: on PS5, PS4, Xbox consoles and PC on September 9.

And that’s not the thing: taking advantage of the context, Bandai Namco has presented Tales of Luminaria , a new game in the series designed to be played on mobile phones. It looks pretty good and, although there is no set date, it is expected to arrive soon on iOS and Android.

The Jungle Book comes to Fall Guys

Fall Guys he is here to stay, and its new partnership with Disney will give us new marathon sessions of his loquísima and summery proposal game: the characters in the Jungle Book is aimed at the multiplayer competition craziest of the summer.

Age of Empires IV

The Age of Empires saga was not lacking at the Microsoft event, but we must admit that their video of a catapult knew us little by little considering the imminent launch of Age of Empires IV .

Luckily, the Gamescom 2021 opening gala has served as an excuse for Xbox Game Studios to offer a new playable trailer (mixed with live-action battles) and, in the process, show off its revamped visuals and other new features.

Age of Empires IV will be available for PC on October 28, 2021 and Game Pass subscribers will be able to begin their particular world conquest from launch day at no additional cost.

Brent Dubin
Brent Dubin, known as the Gaming Giant among Globe Live Media staff, is the chief Gaming Reporter for Globe Live Media. Having attended all the major events of Gaming around the World, he is sure to give you exactly the update related to gaming World you are looking for.