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Summer Game Fest 2023 – All the Announcements

The summer season of showcases and announcement kicked off with a bang at Summer Game Fest in Los Angeles, all the details.

Geoff Keighley's Summer Game Fest 2023 launched the gaming announcement season with a bang, offering plenty of surprises. This year's festivities featured an array of exciting trailers and sneak peeks for highly anticipated titles such as Mortal Kombat 1, Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, Alan Wake 2, and Like A Dragon Gaiden. Fans were also treated to the hotly anticipated release date reveal for Spider-Man 2. The event introduced several new game announcements as well, including a new Prince of Persia installment and a new Sonic The Hedgehog adventure. Summer Game Fest truly delivered, here are all the announcements and trailers in one spot:


Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown - Release Date: January 18th, 2024

Rediscover the magic of the classic franchise with Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown. Embark on an enthralling adventure as you navigate through treacherous landscapes, solve intricate puzzles, and battle formidable foes to reclaim the lost crown and restore peace to the kingdom.

 

Mortal Kombat 1 - Release Date: September 19th, 2023

Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boone joined Keighley on-stage to world premiere the very first look at MK 1's gameplay. Experience the origins of the iconic fighting game series in Mortal Kombat 1. Choose your fighter, master their unique abilities, and engage in brutal battles to prove your dominance in the ultimate test of skill and might.

 

Path of Exile 2 - Release Date: TBA

Delve into a dark and gritty world in Path of Exile 2, the highly anticipated sequel to the popular action RPG. Explore vast new lands, face powerful enemies, and customize your character with an expanded skill tree and intricate loot system. More will be shared around the July 28th, 2023.

 

Street Fighter 6 x Exoprimal - DLC Release Date: Coming Fall 2023

In this unexpected crossover, Street Fighter 6 x Exoprimal look to combine the intense combat of the Street Fighter franchise with the futuristic setting of Exoprimal. It looks like we will be battling through new stages. The game will also include robotic versions of Street Fighter characters Ryu and Guile which are looking stunning.


Read my full review of the stellar Street Fighter 6 here.

 

Nicholas Cage and Dead by Daylight - Release Date: July 25th, 2023

Experience the ultimate horror gaming collaboration between Nicholas Cage and Dead by Daylight. Play as the iconic Hollywood star as you are hunted down by Villians. It looks like a terrifying, intense and potentially hilarious crossover that you won't want to miss.

 

The Witcher on Netflix - Release Date: Season 3 - June 29th, 2023

Return to the world of Geralt of Rivia in the acclaimed Netflix adaptation of The Witcher. Delve deeper into the rich lore, complex characters, and thrilling battles as the series continues to bring beloved novels and games to life on the small screen.

 

Witchfire - Release Date: Early Access on Steam on September 20th, 2023

Wield mysterious weapons and harness the power of forbidden pagan sorcery as you pursue a formidable witch. Witchfire, a dark fantasy roguelike shooter, is the latest creation from the talented minds behind Painkiller, Bulletstorm, and The Vanishing of Ethan Carter.

 

Crossfire: Sierra Squad - Release Date: August 2023

The long-awaited Crossfire: Sierra Squad finally got a release window at Summer Game Fest. Deploy with the squad this August on PlayStation VR2 and PC.

 

Remnant 2 - Release Date: July 25th, 2023

Team up to face lethal beasts and god-like adversaries as you strive to prevent a malevolent force from shattering reality coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

 

Sonic Superstars - Release Date: Fall 2023

Sonic and the gang are back with a fresh new 2D/3D look. Embark on a thrilling journey with Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy Rose as they elevate the meaning of "classic." Play with friends, harness new powers from the Chaos Emeralds, and dash through entirely new zones in your quest to thwart Dr. Eggman and his crew.

 

Honkai Star Rail - Release Date: Q4 2023

Embark on an interstellar adventure in Honkai Star Rail, a stunning space exploration game featuring immersive gameplay, engaging storylines, and breathtaking visuals. Forge alliances, uncover ancient mysteries, and battle powerful foes as you navigate the cosmos.

 

Lies of P - Release Date: September 19th, 2023

Enter a dark and twisted world inspired by the classic tale of Pinocchio in Lies of P. As a sentient puppet, navigate treacherous environments, solve intriguing puzzles, and confront sinister enemies in this unique and haunting action RPG.

 

Sand Land - Release Date: TBD

Immerse yourself in the unforgiving world of Sand Land, a post-apocalyptic adventure game where survival is paramount. Scavenge for resources, build shelter and forge alliances in a desolate wasteland, where every decision you make could mean the difference between life and death.

 

Throne and Liberty

In Throne and Liberty, claim your destiny as a ruler in this grand strategy game. Expand your empire, engage in diplomacy, and wage war to secure your legacy and ensure the prosperity of your people.

 

Warhaven - Release Date: Coming Fall 2023

Prepare for battle in Warhaven, a strategic multiplayer online game that pits players against each other in epic conflicts. Choose your faction, customize your army, and devise cunning tactics to outwit and outmaneuver your opponents on the battlefield.

 

Party Animals - Release Date: September 20th, 2023

Dive into the whimsical world of Party Animals, a hilarious and chaotic multiplayer game that brings together cute and cuddly creatures in the ultimate battle for party dominance. Choose your adorable animal avatar and engage in wild and wacky competitions with friends or online players.

 

Alan Wake 2 - Release Date: October 17th, 2023

Creative Director at Remedy Games, Sam Lake took the stage to premiere Alan Wake 2 gameplay footage. The original 2010 release was a phenomenal psychological thriller that garnered a dedicated fan base. Over a decade later, I'm still eagerly awaiting the sequel, and based on what was shown at SGF, it appears to be shaping up wonderfully.


During Summer Game Fest, we were treated to a first look at gameplay, showcasing eerie and remarkably detailed visuals. A brief scene featured Saga Anderson, an FBI agent, exploring a deserted store, complete with spine-chilling jump scares that left viewers craving more. Lake confirmed you can switch back and forth between these characters in the game.


Set to launch this October, Alan Wake II promises to expertly blend action, adventure, and psychological horror elements. With its engaging storyline, enhanced controls, and immersive visuals, the game is poised to become a must-play for both fans of the original and newcomers alike.


Mark your calendars for Alan Wake II's release on October 17th, 2023, available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X | S, and Microsoft Windows.

 

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 - Release Date: Winter 2023

Embark on an action-packed journey in the grimdark universe of Warhammer 40,000 with Space Marine 2. Assume the role of a battle-hardened Space Marine, facing powerful enemies and uncovering ancient secrets in this thrilling third-person shooter.

 

Yes, Your Grace: Snowfall - Release Date: Winter 2023

Experience the chilly expansion to the popular kingdom management game, Yes, Your Grace. In Snowfall, navigate the treacherous political landscape while managing your resources and preparing your kingdom for the harsh winter months.

 

John Carpenter’s Toxic Commando - Release Date: 2024

Enter the dystopian world of John Carpenter's Toxic Commando, a thrilling action-adventure game inspired by the legendary filmmaker's vision. Battle through hordes of mutated enemies and uncover the truth behind the toxic outbreak that threatens humanity's survival.

 

Baldur’s Gate 3 - Release Date: August 31st, 2023

Continue the beloved RPG saga in Baldur's Gate 3, featuring deep character customization, branching storylines, and strategic turn-based combat. Explore the vast and detailed world of Faerûn, forge alliances, and make choices that will shape the fate of the realms.

 

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 - Release Date: October 20th, 2023

Swing back into action with Marvel's Spider-Man 2, the highly anticipated sequel to the acclaimed superhero adventure. Insomniac Games Game Director was on stage to reveal the date, show off new artwork and tease the identity of Venom.

 

Final Fantasy 7: Ever Crisis - Release Date: Closed Beta June 8th - 28th

Return to the world of Final Fantasy 7 with Ever Crisis, a reimagining of the classic RPG. Experience updated graphics, expanded storylines, and new gameplay mechanics as you relive the unforgettable journey of Cloud and his companions.

 

Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden - Release Date: End of 2023

Take on the role of a Banisher in Ghosts of New Eden, a supernatural action-adventure game where you hunt down malevolent spirits and protect the living. Master your abilities and unravel the mysteries behind the ghostly apparitions plaguing the city.

 

Like A Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name - Release Date: November 9th, 2023

Explore the gritty underworld in Like A Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name, a spin-off title set in the popular Yakuza series universe. Uncover a gripping story of redemption, betrayal, and intrigue as you navigate the dangerous streets of Kamurocho.

 

Under the Waves - Release Date: August 29th, 2023

Submerge yourself in the enchanting world of Under the Waves, an underwater exploration game filled with wonder and mystery. Discover hidden treasures, encounter unique marine creatures, and uncover the secrets of the deep in this captivating adventure.

 

Call of Duty: Warzone - Release Date: Season 4 - June 14th


Join the battle royale frenzy with Call of Duty: Warzone, a free-to-play online shooter set in the popular Call of Duty universe. Fight to be the last squad standing in fast-paced, high-stakes matches featuring iconic weapons, vehicles, and locations from the franchise.

 

Faefarm - Release Date: September 8th

Embrace the magic of Faefarm, a charming farming simulation game set in a whimsical world inhabited by fairies, elves, and other mythical creatures. Cultivate your land, tend to your animals, and build relationships with the mystical inhabitants of this enchanting realm.

 

Marvel Snap

Ben Brode, Chief Development Officer of Second Dinner, talks Marvel Snap with Geoff Keighley sharing a new mode called, "Conquests."

 

King Arthur: Legends Rise - Release Date: TBD

During SGF we only got saw a CG trailer but the developer is promising an innovative squad-based RPG centred around gathering heroes and embarking on thrilling adventures. The game is built in Unreal Engine 5, aiming to present a stunning reinterpretation of the Arthurian realm.

 

Wayfinder -Release Date: Early Access this Summer


 

Crash Team Rumble Launch Trailer - Release Date: June 20th, 2023

Crash returns with a bang in the all-new online multiplayer experience, Crash Team Rumble. This 4v4 showdown promises non-stop action throughout its inaugural season. Get ready to witness the excitement of Season 1, featuring a plethora of seasonal content that includes Heroes, Maps, Powers, and Limited Time Modes.

 

Twisted Metal TV Show - Release: July 27th, 2023

A first look at Will Arnett as "Sweet Tooth" in the upcoming TV series based on the legendary PlayStation car combat franchise.

 

Lysfangha: The Time Shift Warrior - Release Date: Coming 2023

Unravel the mysteries of Lysfanga, a hauntingly beautiful adventure game set in a world steeped in Norse mythology. As a warrior blessed with supernatural abilities, you must fight against dark forces and uncover the truth behind the world's impending doom.

 

Immortals of Aveum - Release Date: July 20th, 2023

Ascendant Studios unveiled a new gameplay trailer for their upcoming title, Immortals of Aveum. This latest glimpse into the game showcases the immersive world, magic-based combat, and engaging mechanics that players can look forward to experiencing in this highly anticipated release.

 

Fortnite - New Season WILDS revealed - Release: June 9th, 2023

Fortnite has unveiled its latest season, dubbed "Wilds," which unveils a sprawling, hidden jungle at the heart of the island. Additionally, the iconic Cybertron enters the fray, adding an exciting twist to the ongoing battle.

 

Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth - Release: Early 2024

As always Keighley delivers a final massive blockbuster announcement: Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth is set for an early 2024 release on PlayStation 5. As rumoured the game will span across two discs.


Summer Game Fest 2023 Delivers

Summer Game Fest once again delivered an unforgettable showcase this year, bringing together gamers and creators from around the globe. This year's event featured a spectacular lineup of highly anticipated game announcements, exclusive previews, and excellent developer insights. The kick-off celebrated gaming culture, highlighting the industry's creativity and innovation while also providing a platform for indie developers to share their unique projects. With a diverse range of genres and platforms represented, Summer Game Fest 2023 truly offered something for everyone, further solidifying its status as the must-see event in the gaming space.

 

About the Author - Matthew "Dapper Tux" Rondina

Matthew has been involved in all things gaming since the 8-bit era. He is a veteran of the video game and tech industry who has been passionate about technology and gaming for over 20 years. Along with being the Managing Editor of dappertux.com, he has bylines with Best Buy, Cineplex Entertainment, Mobile Syrup and Walmart. Follow Matthew’s gaming + tech adventures on twitter, Instagram and join in on the fun!

 

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