Gamescom 2019 is here and day one has some pretty big reveals and news. Many of the big publishers and studios are also in attendance, from Square Enix to CD Project Red. With day one almost over, here are the top trending games and announcements to go over.
Cyberpunk 2077 Will Be On Google Stadia
CD Projekt Red began with their announcement that its much anticipated open world RPG will be on Google Stadia. Gamers will be able to enjoy the immersive first-person RPG, its mature narrative, and cutting-edge visuals across dozens of supported devices. Cyberpunk 2077 will release April 16th, 2020, for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The Google Stadia version will launch the same year — additional details will be made available at a later date.
Cyberpunk 2077 is an open-world, action-adventure story set in Night City, a megalopolis obsessed with power, glamour and body modification. You play as V, a mercenary outlaw going after a one-of-a-kind implant that is the key to immortality. You can customize your character’s cyberware, skillset and playstyle, and explore a vast city where your choices shape the story and the world around you.
The Witcher 3 Nintendo Switch Release Date Announced
Another one of CD Projekt Red’s beloved games, The Witcher 3 was announced for the Nintendo Switch console back in E3 2019. Today, we got a release date. The game and the Wild Hunt Complete edition will launch digitally and in retail on October 15th, 2019. Gamers visiting this year’s gamescom, taking place from Tuesday, August 20th through Saturday, August 24th in Cologne, Germany, will be able to check out the title in person. The game will be playable at the Nintendo booth, located in Hall 9 of the entertainment area.
In addition to the new trailer, the studio has also released a gameplay overview video, offering an extended look at the Nintendo Switch version of The Witcher 3. Playing the game are CD PROJEKT RED’s Community Manager Paweł Burza and Paweł Sasko, Senior Quest Designer on Wild Hunt and Lead Quest Designer on the Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine expansions.
Wasteland 3 Gets A New Trailer
Wasteland 3 has a large presence on the gamescom floor, with over 25 stations available for attendees to try a first-ever hands demo. At the same time, the Alpha will be released to backers who supported the title on its initial Fig crowdfunding campaign. The game has released a brand new trailer for the highly anticipated Wasteland 3 during the Inside Xbox show.
In this trailer the Patriarch of Colorado summons the Desert Rangers to his land and warns of the dangers they’ll encounter. With their home state of Arizona in dire need of the aid the Patriarch is offering, the Rangers have no choice but to brave the frozen wasteland, deal with the cults and gangs that inhabit it, and hope the Patriarch will stay true to his word.
Torchlight II Can Now Be Pre-purchased on Nintendo Switch
During this morning’s Indie World presentation by Nintendo of America, Perfect World Entertainment announced that the classic dungeon crawler, Torchlight II is now available for pre-purchase on the Nintendo Switch system in North America. Starting today, Switch users in North America can visit the Nintendo eShop to purchase Runic Games’ hack’n’slash RPG ahead of launch and unlock a brand new pet for the game, Yapper, the green goblin. In addition, another new pet has been revealed exclusively for Nintendo Switch – a sparkly and portly unicorn who will accompany adventurers on their journey through the perilous continent of Vilderan. Torchlight II releases on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 for $19.99 on September 3.
Empire of Sin Gameplay Trailer Reveal
Paradox Interactive and Romero Games have today released a new gameplay trailer for Empire of Sin, their upcoming character-driven strategy game set in 1920s Chicago. Peep the new gameplay features including empire management of your crime organization, tactical turn-based combat and more. In Empire of Sin, players build their own ruthless criminal empire as one of 14 distinct bosses vying to run the seedy underworld of organized crime in the city. With randomly generated starting conditions, players will have to adapt to survive and do whatever it takes to outsmart, out-gun and outlast their opponents. Empire of Sin will be coming to PC, Mac, Switch, Xbox and PlayStation consoles in Spring 2020.
Empire of Sin, the strategy game from Romero Games and Paradox Interactive, puts you at the heart of the ruthless criminal underworld of 1920s Prohibition-era Chicago. It’s up to you to hustle, charm and intimidate your way to the top of the pile and do whatever it takes to stay there. This character-driven game puts players smack dab in the glitz and glamor of roaring 20s all while having them work behind the scenes in the gritty underbelly of organized crime. Check out the trailer below.