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Summer Game Fest 2024 - All The Announcements

The summer showcase season kicked off with Summer Game Fest in Los Angeles. Here are all the details and everything shown.

Geoff Keighley's Summer Game Fest 2024 kicked off the gaming announcement season with plenty to look forward to this year and beyond. Audiences around the world were treated to many exciting first looks, trailers and sneak peeks for highly anticipated titles such as Lego Horizon Adventures, Sid Meier’s Civilization VII, Alan Wake 2: Night Springs Expansion: DLC, Monster Hunter Wilds and more.


Here are all the announcements and trailers in one spot:

 

LEGO Horizon Adventures

Release Date: Holiday season 2024

Horizon Adventures invites players to join Aloy and her friends on a new adventure in a world made of LEGO bricks. Players can expect to encounter giant LEGO robot dinosaurs, craft bases, and explore beautifully recreated landscapes. The game is designed for two-player action without the need for split screen, encouraging collaborative play and family fun.

 

No More Room in Hell 2

Release Date: Early Access October 31st, 2024

No More Room in Hell 2 set to launch in early access this Halloween, offering an 8-player co-op action horror experience. Developed by Torn Banner Studios, the game promises to deliver intense gameplay as players navigate through a world filled with zombies and other horrors.

 

Harry Potter: Quidditch Champions

Release Date: September 3rd, 2024


The Harry Potter: Quidditch Champions allows players to live their Quidditch fantasy solo or with friends. It’s a sports game that combines the magic of Harry Potter with the thrill of Quidditch, look for this one in early Fall.

 

Cuff Bust

Release Date: 2025

Cuff Bust invites you to escape prison with friends by equipping tools, evading guards, and executing a breakout plan. The game features destructible environments, proximity chat, a multitude of escape routes, and 20 player lobbies, promising a thrilling and cooperative experience.

 

Star Wars Outlaws

Release Date: August 30, 2024


Players will join Kay Vess, an emerging scoundrel seeking freedom and a new life, along with her companion Nix. They will fight, steal, and outwit their way through the galaxy’s crime syndicates as they join the galaxy’s most wanted. We got a new look at SGF 2024 with a promise of more to come at Ubisoft Forward on Monday, June 10th, 2024.

 

Neva

Release Date: 2024

The first look at Neva offered a visually stunning 2D platform game from Nomada Studio, the creators of GRIS. Set to release in 2024 for PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S/X, and Nintendo Switch, it tells the story of Alba, a young woman bound to a wolf cub. Together, they embark on a perilous journey through a dying world, fighting off dark forces and exploring sun-dappled landscapes and midnight blue caves.

 

Sid Meier’s Civilization VII

Release Date: Coming 2025

Civ 7 is set to release in 2025 and promises to bring a revolutionary new chapter to the beloved Civilization franchise. Players can look forward to building the greatest empire the world has ever known, with new features and innovations that will empower them to explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate in a dynamic and engaging way.

 

Black Myth: Wukong - Pre-Order CG Trailer

Release Date: August 20, 2024

Developed by Game Science, the game draws inspiration from the classic Chinese novel “Journey to the West.” The trailer showcased the protagonist’s journey to become an immortal, facing new challenges in the West, and encountering both enemies and allies from the original story. The game is set to release on August 20th, 2024, for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.

 

Once Human

Release Date: July 9th, 2024

Developed by Starry Studio, the game is set in a post-apocalyptic world where humanity is on the brink of extinction. Players assume the role of a Meta-human, tasked with uniting with other survivors to combat the Great Ones and reclaim the human world. The game features a sandbox survival experience with a focus on third-person combat and exploration.

 

Batman: Arkham Shadow

Release Date: Late 2024


Batman: Arkham Shadow is the latest VR superhero foray launching exclusively on Meta Quest 3. Players will don the cape and cowl of the Dark Knight, navigating Gotham’s rooftops and battling crime with a blend of stealth and combat that’s signature to the series.

 

Warhammer 40,000 Space Marine II

Release Date: September 9, 2024

 

Metaphor: ReFantazio — AWAKEN Trailer

Release Date: October 11, 2024

 

Street Fighter 6 - Year 2 content

Release Date: M. Bison - Summer 2024, Terry - Autumn 2024, Mai - Winter 2025

and Elena - Spring 2025

The trailer showcased the arrival of series villains M. Bison and Elena, along with special guest characters from The King of Fighters series—Terry Bogard and Mai Shiranui. This crossover marks a significant event in the Street Fighter franchise, as it introduces characters from another popular fighting game series. The trailer hinted at the dynamic new matchups and gameplay experiences that these characters will bring to Street Fighter 6. Fans can expect these new fighters to be available in the following order: M. Bison in Summer 2024, Terry Bogard in Autumn 2024, Mai Shiranui in Winter 2025, and Elena in Spring 2025.

 

Tears of Metal

Release Date: TBD

Tears of Metal is a medieval hack-and-slash co-op roguelike. Carve through hordes of enemies to reclaim your island with the help of your formidable Scottish battalion.

 

DRAGON BALL: Sparking! ZERO - Release Date Announcement Trailer

Release Date: October 11, 2024

 

Delta Force: Hawk Ops

Release Date: PC Playtest in July

Delta Force: Hawk Ops, the free-to-play tactical shooter, is set to release on PC, consoles, and mobile. Celebrating a quarter-century of genre-defining gameplay, the game introduces an enhanced arsenal and immersive environments. The Summer Game Fest 2024 trailer showcased two modes: Hazard Operations, an extraction shooter with a Delta Force spin, and Black Hawk Down, a campaign mode featuring intense operations in Unreal Engine 5.

 

FATAL FURY: City of the Wolves characters

Release Date: Coming Early 2025

The game is set to release in early 2025 and promises to bring a new chapter to the Fatal Fury franchise with a fresh roster of characters and gameplay mechanics. The trailer showcased the return of beloved characters like B. Jenet and introduced new fighters such as Vox Reaper, adding depth to the game’s cast. 

 

Mecha BREAK

Release Date: Closed BETA Test August 2024

 

Blumhouse Games Horror Showcase

Release Date: 6 titles TBD

Blumhouse Games has partnered with independent development teams to create a slate of unique and spine-chilling experiences across various genres. The showcase features a variety of games, each with its own distinctive take on horror, promising to deliver unforgettable scares and immersive gameplay. This lineup includes titles like “Fear the Spotlight,” “Crisol: Theater of Idols,” “Grave Seasons,” “SLEEP AWAKE,” “The Simulation,” and “Project C,” all set to release over the next year.

 

Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: Rita's Rewind

Release Date: Late 2024

The game looks to be a retro-inspired cooperative action beat 'em up, featuring colourful pixel art reminiscent of the 16-bit era. Players will take on the roles of the five main Rangers—Red, Pink, Black, Yellow, and Blue—as they fight against Rita and her minions in side-scrolling brawler. With its nostalgic graphics and engaging gameplay, “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Rita’s Rewind” promises to be a fun and action-packed experience for players of all ages. The game is available to wishlist now on Steam (PC), and fans can look forward to its release later this year.

 

Deer & Boy Reveal Trailer

Release Date: TBD

Described as a "cinematic platformer," Deer & Boy follows a boy’s journey as he escapes his reality after a tragic event and meets the fawn, which he eventually tames. As their friendship grows, they develop new skills together, helping the boy to rebuild himself and emerge stronger from his experiences.

 

Kingdom Come: Deliverance II

Release Date: TBD

The sequel’s story takes place following the events of the first game, with protagonist Henry of Skalitz returning to a civil war-ravaged 15th-century Bohemia. With its realistic take on combat and world design, Kingdom Come: Deliverance II is shaping up to be a significant addition to the series.

 

Slitterhead gameplay trailer

Release Date: November 8th, 2024

Created by Bokeh Game Studio, the game is the brainchild of Keiichiro Toyama, known for his work on Silent Hill. The gameplay trailer departs from traditional survival horror, featuring third-person action where players engage in combat with Junji Ito-inspired monsters. Set to release on November 8th, 2024, “Slitterhead” promises to deliver a thrilling, gory and unique horror experience.

 

Killer Bean

Release Date: TBD

You are Killer Bean, a rogue assassin coffee bean who takes out the trash in this world, one bullet at a time. The story changes every time you start a new campaign in this first person/third person, roguelike shooter.

 

Cairn

Release Date: TBD 2025

Reach a summit never climbed before in this survival climber from the creators of Furi and Haven. Plan your route carefully and climb anywhere, managing pitons and resources to survive the unforgiving Mount Kami. Discover what Aava is willing to sacrifice to achieve the ascent of a lifetime. 

 

Wanderstop

Release Date: TBD

Wanderstop is a narrative-centric, cozy game about change and tea. Playing as a fallen fighter named Alta, you’ll manage a tea shop within a magical forest and tend to the customers who pass through. But Alta does not want to be here. And if she gets her way, the tea shop will be nothing but a brief and painful memory.

 

Sonic X Shadow Generations

Release Date: October 25th, 2024

The game features a collection of stages from previous Sonic games, combining the best of both classic and modern Sonic adventures. Players can look forward to a mega Sonic collection that promises to deliver the high-speed action and platforming thrills that fans have come to love.

 

Unknown 9: Awakening

Release Date: TBD

 

Enotria: The Last Song

Release Date: September 19th, 2024

 

The First Descendant

Release Date: July 2nd, 2024

Launching July 2 on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox, The First Descendant is a next generation third-person co-op action RPG shooter (looter shooter) featuring high-quality graphics developed using Unreal Engine 5. It presents fun strategic boss fights through 4-player co-op, various unique characters, exciting gunplay, and looting.

 

Among Us Animated Series

Release Date: TBD

The Among Us TV show was announced at Summer Game Fest 2024, with CBS Studios and Inner Sloth collaborating on the project. Titmouse is animating the series, and Owen Dennis is directing the creative content. A trailer for the show has been released, generating excitement among fans. More details about the cast and storyline are expected soon.

 

Dune: Awakening

Release Date: Beta late 2024

Dune: Awakening was showcased with a story cinematic trailer, revealing an alternate universe where a daughter is born instead of a son. The game is described as an open-world survival MMO set in the Dune universe. It promises a narrative shaped by pivotal decisions and events, hinting at a War of Assassins and the Fremen’s absence.

 

Battle Aces

Release Date: TBD

 

The Finals Season 3

Release Date: June 13th, 2024

 

New World: Aeternum

Release Date: October 15th, 2024

The trailer highlighted the game’s diverse landscapes, enemies, and factions and the main conflict between the forces of death and life. With its skill-based and dynamic combat system, New World: Aeternum looks to deliver a fast-paced action RPG experience for players on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC when it launches on October 15, 2024.

 

Alan Wake 2 Night Springs expansion

Release Date: June 8th, 2024

Remedy Entertainment announced the Alan Wake 2 expansion Night Springs, featuring three new episodes with characters experiencing the unexplainable. Players can become the Time Breaker, North Star, or Number One Fan, each with unique abilities to manipulate time, unravel cosmic mysteries, or fight shadows.


Alan Wake 2 Physical Editions Announced

Additionally, special Deluxe and Collector’s Editions of Alan Wake 2 were revealed, set to launch this autumn. The Night Springs DLC is available now, marking the start of two paid expansions for the game.

 

Honkai: Star Rail Expedition Trailer

Release Date: June 19th, 2024

Honkai: Star Rail teased its upcoming expedition with a new trailer. The game, which has been celebrated for its intergalactic adventures, is set to release its version 2.3 on June 19. This update will conclude the saga of Penacony and hint at a new interstellar odyssey. Additionally, the fan-favorite character March 7th will return with a new outfit themed on the Xianzhou Luofu.

 

Dark and Darker now live

Release Date: Out Now

Dark and Darker, which had been pulled from Steam due to legal issues with Nexon, is now available for free on both Steam and the Epic Games Store. The announcement at SGF was accompanied by a new trailer, signalling the resolution of the legal dispute and the game’s return to the market. This marks a new chapter for Dark and Darker, as it continues to offer its unique blend of fantasy dungeon-crawler systems.

 

Kunitsu-Gami: Path of The Goddess

Release Date: July 19th, 2024

Capcom announced the release of Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and Windows PC on July 19, 2024. The game is a single-player Kagura Action Strategy game, drawing inspiration from Japanese aesthetics, culture, and mythology. It combines action with strategy in a unique setting, featuring combat that includes sword dance elements and strategic commands.

 

Hyper Light Breaker early access

Release Date: Early Access Late Summer 2024


The highly-anticipated co-op rogue-lite adventure set in the beloved Hyper Light universe is launching into Steam Early Access later this summer. It looks to offer players the chance to explore the world of Hyper Light in 3D via single-player or online cooperative multiplayer.

 

Party Animals content update



 

An Update from M-Corp re: skate.

Release Date: TBD


The latest "skate." trailer featured live-action footage of M-Corp, with actor Tim Robinson the fictional company behind the game’s revival, and showcased short bits of gameplay elements. It also announced that console playtesting for Skate would begin in Fall 2024.

 

Palworld Sakurajim Update

Release Date: June 27th 2024


The smash hit Palworld made an appearance with a significant expansion for the survival game. Set to release on June 27, 2024, the update promises a new island with a Japanese theme, new Pals, dedicated Xbox servers, new buildings, level caps, subspecies, a stronghold in an oil rig, an arena, a new faction and boss, and a new raid.

 

VALORANT console beta

Release Date: Limited beta June 14th, 2024

Riot Games announced a limited beta starting on June 14, bringing the game to Xbox and PlayStation consoles. The beta aims to provide a seamless transition for PC players to console, with features like a connected inventory and cross-progression between accounts.

 

Squad Busters now live

Release Date: Available now

The Squad Busters trailer part ad/part announcement introduced a new party action mobile game by Supercell. The trailer showcased a star-studded cast including Chris Hemsworth, Christina Ricci, Ken Jeong, Will Arnett, and Auli’i Cravalho, taking on the personalities of Supercell characters. The game promises 10-person multiplayer matches where players build squads and compete for gems, its out now on major mobile platforms.

 

Inside Out 2 clip featuring Lance Slashblade

Release Date: Film Comes Out June 14, 2024

Toward the end of the show we got a look at the “Inside Out 2” clip featuring Lance Slashblade, introducing a new character in the Pixar universe. Lance Slashblade is a video game character residing in the vault of secrets within Riley’s mind, voiced by Yong Yea.

 

Monster Hunter Wilds New Trailer

Release Date: 2025

The latest look at Monster Hunter Wilds showcased the game’s expansive desert world and introduced a new monster for players to hunt. The trailer emphasized the game’s action-hunting gameplay and confirmed cross-play functionality, allowing players on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC to team up from launch when the game arrives in 2025.

 

Phantom Blade Zero - "The Blade is Drawn" Gameplay Trailer

Release Date: TBD


The new trailer for Phantom Blade Zero offered a glimpse into the action-packed world of this upcoming RPG. Developed by S-GAME, the trailer highlighted the game’s fast-paced combat and dark art style, set in a world blending Chinese martial arts with steampunk elements. You'll take on the role of the Dark Raider, an exiled warrior seeking redemption in an unforgiving world.

 

That's a wrap on Opening Night for Summer Game Fest 2024

SGF Opening Night was packed with gaming announcements, showcasing a diverse array of upcoming titles for this year and beyond. From Lego Horizon Adventures to the mystical realms of Phantom Blade Zero, the event highlighted the industry’s creativity and innovation. As I wrap up my coverage, I'm already already looking forward to more exciting reveals over the weekend and coming days, look for more coverage of the upcoming Xbox Games Show and Ubisoft Forward on dappertux.com

 

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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