The 2016 Game Awards have come and gone, bringing a share of controversy and some awkward host banter, but other than that there was a great showing of exciting games both past and present. Apart from the evening’s awards, 14 upcoming games premiered new trailers. If you missed the show, we’ve got them all in one place for your viewing pleasure. Let’s do this.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Nintendo came out to tease Breath of the Wild a bit more, and while the new trailer raises more questions than it answers, the game is shaping up to be quite stunning. This new trailer showcases the game’s more pastoral settings as Link travels across rolling meadows and terraced mountainside villages. A female character looking battle ready features briefly, although her face is never shown. Could it be Zelda herself? Hmm …
Nintendo also featured an eight-minute long Breath of the Wild demo at the Game Awards.
Rocket League: Starbase ARC
Mass Effect: Andromeda isn’t the only game taking players into outer space in the coming months. Starbase ARC is a new, free arena for Rocket League that’ll include original music and lots of lasers. The arena launches alongside a new premium DLC Battle-Car called the Vulcan (get it?). Starbase ARC goes live on December 7.
Warframe’s new cinematic quest, The War Within is coming this December, and going by the trailer it looks pretty exciting. This new addition to the free-to-play sci-fi MMO is packed with new missions, enemies, and even planets.
Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition
Gearbox is reviving Bulletstorm in this glorious remake. The new, violently upbeat, expletive laced trailer shows a fully revamped version of the game that’s capable of running at 4K on the PlayStation 4 Pro and PC. Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition is expected to arrive on April 7, 2017 and comes packaged with all of the DLC from the original game.
This unsettling new trailer for Hideo Kojima’s upcoming Death Stranding keeps us guessing, but it’s still some of the most exciting footage of the show. Guillermo del Toro is the star here, hiding under a bridge as an eerie military convoy passed overhead. His character is holding onto a baby in some sort of life support tank. Hannibal’s Mads Mikkelsen makes an appearance in the latter end of the trailer as a sinister military leader.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy — The Telltale Series
There’ve been whispers of a Telltale Guardians game but now it’s been fully confirmed. The teaser is pretty much just a Walkman floating in space, but it looks like the amazing Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack will be featured. Guardians of the Galaxy is arriving sometime in 2017 and will be five episodes long.
LawBreakers is gaming-bro supreme Cliffy B’s attempt to hop on the multiplayer hero shooter craze and it’s looking quite slick. Folks interested in checking it out can sign up for the beta now and the full game will release in 2017.
Dauntless, an online co-op action RPG by former Riot and BioWare developers, was announced at the VGAs. The world looks to be a blend of sci-fi and fantasy that’s dominated by fearsome behemoths. Players take on the role of Slayers who dedicate their lives to destroying these beasts for the sake of human-kind. Dauntless will be free-to-play and launches in 2017.
Halo Wars 2
We got a good look at Halo Wars 2 antagonist, Atriox. Atriox was a Brute enslaved by the Covenant before he rebelled and broke free and helped form the Banished, a mercenary army. The game is out February 21, 2017.
Set on the Talos I space station, Bethesda’s upcoming Prey remake tells the story of Morgan Yu, who’s trapped on the station with a host of deadly aliens. The game was first announced at E3 this summer, but this new trailer shows off more of the game play and some of the weapons that will be at your disposal.
Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment
The next chapter in the Shovel Knight epic is out in Spring 2017. Specter of Torment is a prequel to the original Shovel Knight, and this time around, we get to play as the bad guy. The story centers around the Specter Knight has he works to build up the Order of No Quarter, the antagonists of the first game.
The Walking Dead: A New Frontier
A New Frontier also made its big debut at the VGAs in this nearly 3-minute-long trailer. The new footage features Javier’s back story before briefly cutting to the present and a familiar face. The Walking Dead: A New Frontier premieres on December 20.
Mass Effect: Andromeda
We were treated to the most extensive look at Mass Effect: Andromeda in a new gameplay trailer featuring the female Ryder. The environments look quite beautiful, and the battle system seems to be more refined than ever, again combining third-person shooter elements with Bioware’s usual RPG stylings. The story this time is more about new beginnings, as a group of colonists wander the Andromeda galaxy in search of a hospitable planet to settle.
Halo Wars: Definitive Edition
This remake of the first Halo real-time strategy game will be bundled with the Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition. Folks who pre-order get to play the Definitive Edition early on December 20.