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Opening Night Live: All the big announcements from Gamescom 2021

Opening Night Live: All the big announcements from Gamescom 2021
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Here are all the major announcements that Geoff and his team revealed during Gamescom Opening Night Live 2021.

Opening Night Live: All the big announcements from Gamescom 2021

Although Gamescom is a digital-only event yet again in 2021, there's still Opening Night Live -- Geoff Keighley's show for the European video game event that promises more than 40 games.

Here we will collate all the major announcements for your convenience.

We will update this article as announcements drop.

Saints Row reboot

Built from the ground up, Saints Row is a complete reboot of the series that promises tons of action, while being sufficiently different to its more madcap predecessors.

Gamescom 2021: The Saints Row reboot is real, spectacular and already has a release date and trailer

Glimpsed a few days ago on the official website, the Saints Row reboot has just had its premiere as part of Gamescom Opening Night Live.

Marvel's Midnight Suns

A surprise reveal from 2K and Firaxis, this all-new Marvel title comes from Jake Solomon of XCOM fame.

Described as a tactical RPG, it won't necessarily share XCOM mechanics, but it does promise a broad roster of superheroes and antiheroes.

Gamescom 2021: Marvel's Midnight Suns introduces brand new superhero

A tactical RPG from Firaxis, Marvel's Midnight Suns sees us take charge of a brand new superhero and team of heroes, and features Wolverine, Blade, Doctor Strange and many more.

Call of Duty: Vanguard

Laura Bailey, one of the most recognisable voices in gaming, is coming to Call of Duty as Polina, one of the main characters in this year's campaign mode.

Gamescom 2021: Call of Duty: Vanguard campaign mode gets a reveal

The Call of Duty: Vanguard campaign was unveiled as part of the Gamescom Opening Night Live show, demonstrating the return to a WW2 setting.

Halo Infinite

We finally got a release date for the multiplayer and campaign modes, which will release together.

There's also some nifty commemorative hardware to celebrate Halo's 20th anniversary, too.

Gamescom 2021: Halo Infinite finally has a release date for the campaign and multiplayer modes

If you missed Master Chief at the Xbox Showcase yesterday, Geoff Keighley's Gamescom Opening Night Live has just more than made up for the absence.

Cult of the Lamb

What would video games be in 2021 without Devolver and its roguelikes?

Cult of the Lamb puts us in the shoes of a pretty bad lamb, but he is in charge of a whole cult of little animals that will help us in our quest.

UFL

A brand new football game that was revealed with fighting talk against EA's Ultimate Team and its oppressive monetisation.

Gamescom 2021: UFL is a new football game that aims to challenge FIFA

A new competitor is coming to the football game market, thanks to UFL -- a title with very little known about it previously.

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

Enjoy all nine games in the Star Wars Skywalker Saga, in typically manic Lego fashion.

The Outlast Trials

The Outlast Trials sees us as the guinea pig in a very macabre experiment.

Far Cry 6

Featuring Breaking Bad star Giancarlo Esposito, Far Cry 6 got a brand new story trailer as part of Opening Night Live.

DokeV

This game looks amazing. That is all. Just watch the trailer and you'll agree.

Gamescom 2021: DokeV is a new MMO from the creators of Black Desert Online, and it looks perfect

Spectacular both graphically and in terms of features, DokeV will release next year ready to shake up the MMO genre.

Horizon Forbidden West

We finally have a release date for Aloy's continued story, as well as a 60fps 4K upgrade for Horizon Zero Dawn on PS5.

Gamescom 2021: Horizon Forbidden West gets release date

Aloy returns in early 2022 in Horizon Forbidden West, both for PS4 and PS5. As part of the Gamescom announcement, Horizon Zero Dawn is also getting the PS5 upgrade treatment.

New World

Amazon Games announced a new, open beta -- the last test phase before the game is due to go live on September 28.

Gamescom 2021: New World gets open beta date

After the process of testing exclusively for players who have pre-ordered the game, New World will finally get an open beta.

Valheim

The first expansion for indie breakout hit Valheim, titled Hearth & Home, got a release date announcement during Opening Night Live.

Gamescom 2021: Valheim gets first expansion, Hearth & Home

Hearth & Home, the first major expansion for Valheim, finally has a planned release date.

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