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The Game Awards: All major announcements and trailers

The Game Awards: All major announcements and trailers

Weighing in at three and a half hours, The Game Awards 2021 was a hefty feast for gaming fans. Here's all the major reveals and announcements.

The Game Awards: All major announcements and trailers

With a runtime of more than three-and-a-half hours, The Game Awards 2021 was certainly a packed show. While we feel it was too long, and too punctuated by sponsor ads, there were a significant amount of reveals and trailers. 

Here is our recap of all the major announcements made, for your convenience. If you're looking for a list of all the awards winners, we've got a separate summary article. 

You can also watch the full show VOD on either YouTube or Twitch.

The Game Awards 2021: Complete list of winners

With winners such as Halo Infinite and Final Fantasy XIV, here's everything that took home prizes at The Game Awards 2021.

The Game Awards: Major Announcements & Trailers

While this list isn't fully exhaustive, it contains most of the major announcements made during The Game Awards 2021.

The Game Awards: Pre-Show

  • Studo Finji's Tunic got a gameplay trailer to open the Pre-Show. An indie Zelda-like that still looks promising, it comes to Xbox on March 16, 2022.
  • New trailer for King of Fighters XV revealed the addition of the classy Krohnen to the roster. A second beta will run from December 16-18, with preorders available now on Steam..
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre gets a video game adaptation, featuring up to eight-player multiplayer. 
  • Homeworld 3 got a new cinematic trailer, which should delight fans of good single-player RTS games.
  • Amazon Prime sci-fi series The Expanse gets the Telltale Games treatment.
  • Babylon's Fall will be released on March 3, 2022. After a short beta phase a few weeks ago, the next title from Platinum Games will see the light of day sooner than previously thought.
  • A timid trailer revealed Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, with players awaiting more information. It lands in Summer 2022.
  • Focus Entertainment presented Evil West, a frantic 3D beat-em-up set in a dark, Western atmosphere. The trailer augurs well for the future.
  • Planet of Lana comes to Xbox and PC in 2022. A mysterious concept, it is reminiscent of the likes of Far: Lone Sails and Inside.
  • Atlus dropped an early Christmas gift -- Persona 4 Arena Ultimax will come to PC, PS4 and Switch next year.

The Game Awards 2021: Play-By-Play

  • Sting opened The Game Awards, performing a piece from the soundtrack for Arcane - the animated series set in Runeterra from Netflix and Riot Games.
  • Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2 finally got a more juicy reveal. Ninja Theory showed off a gameplay segment that appeared to be all one take, and which looked, quite simply, astounding.
  • Quantic Dream unveiled its Star Wars project. Titled Eclipse, a cinematic trailer revealed more of the High Republic era it's set in.
  • Free-to-play, Lost Ark finally has a release date in Europe: February 12, 2022.
  • A trailer for movie sequel Sonic the Hedgehog 2 was shown, revealing the addition of Knuckles in the cast alongside a new-but-familiar look for Jim Carrey's Dr. Robotnik. It hits theaters on April 8, 2022.
  • New gameplay was show for Horizon Forbidden West. We saw more of the game's new biomes. alongside new foes.
  • A short cinematic trailer revealed Wonder Woman from Monolith, which will integrate the Nemesis System.
  • Sam Lake formally announced Alan Wake 2 with a short teaser and a 2023 release date. 
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake is finally coming to PC, with a December 16 release on Epic Games Store.
  • Slitterhead is a new game from one of the creators of Silent Hill, with a suitably horrific trailer. 
  • Inflexion Games' Nightingale is a crafting and survival game with a fairly original premise. It will land on PC in 2022.
  • A new trailer was shown for Somerville, which is furiously reminiscent of Inside - which makes sense, given one of the co-creators is involved. 
  • The excellent Cuphead gets new DLC, which will contain all-new bosses. It comes June 30, 2022.
  • Sonic goes open-world in Sonic Frontiers, with no release date revealed.
  • Breath of the Wild-inspired exploration game Tchia is to be released in Spring 2022.
  • A first gameplay trailer was revealed for Rocksteady's Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League.
  • There was also a new gameplay trailer for Square Enix title Forspoken, with a release date set for May 24, 2022.
  • Warhammer 40,000 gets a sequel in Space Marine 2, after more than a decade passing since the original.
  • Volition's urban open-world reboot Saints Row got a fast-paced gameplay trailer, showing off some of the crazy things that can be accomplished in Santo Ilesio. It has a 2022 release date. 
  • Dune Spice Wars is a new 4X RTS from the makers of Northgard, coming to early access for the start of 2022.
  • Tiny's Tina Wonderlands, the Borderlands spin-off, got a gameplay trailer ahead of a March 25, 2022 release.
  • A simple teaser revealed Among Us VR, which we think is an excellent idea.
  • A new preview for DokeV took the form of a K-pop music video... 
  • Rumbleverse is the new project from Iron Galaxy for Epic Games Publishing. It's a large-scale brawler with Fortnite-like aesthetics.
  • A Plague Tale: Requiem is the next chapter in the adventures of Amicia and her brother, with a release scheduled for 2022.
  • Dying Light 2 got a stunning cinematic trailer set to Pixies hit Where is My Mind?
  • GTFO, the rather demanding survival-horror FPS from the creators of Payday 2, got a new preview, while the title is still in Early Access.
  • A first trailer was revealed for the Halo TV series from Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television. It will be available exclusively on the Paramount Plus streaming service.
  • A new cinematic trailer was shown for Elden Ring, scheduled for February 25, 2022. The clip offers some background on the events leading up to the game.
  • Arc Raiders from Embark appears to be a co-op third-person shooter with an Eighties sci-fi aesthetic.
  • The show closed with Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss introducing The Matrix Awakens, a narrative experience made with Unreal Engine 5 that is available to download now on PS5 and Xbox Series X.
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