Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest showcase for 2022 has finally arrived and it gave us a glimpse of the future of video games. From The Last of Us: Part 1 on PS5 to Aliens: Dark Descent to Marvel’s Midnight Suns, there were a ton of games on display at this year’s show.
This roundup has all the biggest announcements, trailers and gameplay footage in one place so you can be sure you don’t miss a thing during the Summer of Gaming.
The Last of Us Remake Officially Revealed: Arriving in September for PS5, PC Version on the Way
After leaking before the show, Naughty Dog has officially announced that a remake of The Last of Us will be released on PS5 on September 2, 2022, with new enemy AI based on The Last of Us Part 2, 60FPS performance, new combat options, and more.
The Last of Us Multiplayer Game Has a Story, and Is ‘As Big’ as Other Naughty Dog Games
We have finally learned more about the long-awaited standalone multiplayer game set in The Last of Us universe and have been given a piece of concept art that teases what fans can expect from the game. The game will feature a “brand new cast of characters” and looks to take place, at least partially, in San Francisco.
While it is great to learn more about this game, it was confirmed we won’t learn more about this multiplayer title until 2023.
Street Fighter 6 to See the Return of Guile
A new gameplay trailer for Street Fighter 6 has revealed that Guile will be returning for the latest entry of the legendary fighting franchise. In the new footage, we see Guile fighting Luke and Ryu in an updated version of his Air Force Base stage.
Aliens: Dark Descent to Bring Players Face-to-Face with Xenomorphs Once More in 2023
A brand new game set in the universe of the Alien franchise will be arriving in 2023. We didn’t learn much about what the game was, but a cinematic trailer revealed the tone of what players can expect. The trailer ends with marines fighting Xenomorphs from a top-down perspective, potentially hinting at what the gameplay will look like.
First Look at The Last of Us HBO Series’ Two Leads
Summer Game Fest shared our first real look at Pedro Pascal’s Joel and Bella Ramsey’s Ellie from HBO’s The Last of Us series. It was also revealed that Joel’s voice actor Troy Baker and Ellie’s voice actor Ashley Johnson will have a role in the upcoming series that is more than a cameo.
The Callisto Protocol First Extended Gameplay Reveals More of the Horrifying Journey Player Will Go On Later This Year
The Callisto Protocol is promising to be one of the scariest games ever, and the first extended gameplay footage confirms it is well on the way to making that nightmare a reality. In the gameplay demo, we see brutal deaths for not only the enemies, but also our main character. It also looks to feature shootable limbs that will fall off a la Dead Space.
The Callisto Protocol will be released on December 2, 2022.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Gameplay Demo Teases the New Game’s Campaign
Lieutenant Simon “Ghost” Riley and Sergeant John “Soap” McTavish return in the latest gameplay demo from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s campaign. The “Dark Water” demo takes place aboard a boat sailing through a storm, and we get glimpses of outdoor, more open gameplay and tighter, indoor combat situations.
While they weren’t shown, Captain John Price and Sergeant Kyle “Gaz” Garrick will also be part of the story once more when Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 arrives on October 27, 2022.
Layers of Fears Is a ‘Psychedelic Horror Chronicle’ Made in Unreal Engine 5
Bloober Team has confirmed it is working on Layers of Fears, a new “psychedelic horror chronicle” made in Unreal Engine 5 that is pitched as somewhat of a remaster and a sequel that will “build on the foundations” of the original Layers of Fear, Layers of Fear: Inheritance, and Layers of Fear 2. It will also include “an expanded plotline and gameplay direction.”
Marvel’s Midnight Suns Trailer Reveals Spider-Man and Release Date
A new trailer for Marvel’s Midnight Sons has not only revealed Spider-Man will be joining its roster, but it also confirmed the XCOM-style game will be released on October 7, 2022. The trailer also featured the main villain, Lilith, and corrupted versions of Venom, Sabertooth, Scarlet Witch, and the Hulk.
IGN also had the chance to check out Marvel’s Midnight Suns, and you can read about our thoughts in our first preview.
Gotham Knights: Nightwing Gameplay Trailer
WB Games Montreal stopped by Summer Game Fest to share a new gameplay video of Gotham Knights that stars Nightwing.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge Gets a Release Date, Casey Jones as a Playable Character, and a New Six-Player Mode
TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge will officially be released on June 16, 2022. The news was revealed in a new trailer that also confirmed Casey Jones as a playable character and a new six-player mode.
Saints Row: Boss Factory Lets You Create a Custom Character Before the Game Arrives
Saints Row: Boss Factory is a new app that will let players create and save up to six character designs that can then be used for the full Saints Row game when it is released on August 23, 2022.
Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course Gameplay Shows Of Chalice in Action
The long-awaited Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course is almost here as it will be released on June 30. During the Summer Game Fest showcase, we were treated to a look at gameplay from Delicious Last Course starring new character Ms. Chalice.
The Stylish Card-Based Shooter Neon White Gets a June 16 Release Date
Neon White, the stylish card-based shooter/platformer, will be released on June 16, 2022. Developed by Donut County creator Ben Esposito, Neon White will be available on both PC and Nintendo Switch.
Humankind Coming to Consoles, New DLC Announced
Alongside confirming that Amplitude Studios’ turn-based strategy game Humankind will be coming to PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, and Xbox One on November 4, we also received word of its new DLC, Cultures of Latin America.
Flashback 2 Is the Long-Awaited Sequel to the 1992 Sci-Fi Platformer
The original Flashback was released in 1992 and it looks to make a return in Winter 2022 with Flashback 2. The original had gameplay similar to Prince of Persia and Another World, and we shouldn’t have to wait too much longer for more details on how it will play this year.
Witchfire Makes a Return After Being Announced at 2017’s The Game Awards
Witchfire was first announced at The Game Awards in 2017, but it has gone mostly quiet since then. Now, we’ve received a brand-new look at the first-person shooter game and a promise that it will enter Early Access in the near future.
Fort Solis Stars The Last of Us’ Troy Baker and Red Dead Redemption 2’s Roger Clark
Fort Solis is a sci-fi thriller that stars The Last of Us’ Troy Baker (Joel Miller) and Red Dead Redemption 2’s Roger Clark (Arthur Morgan).
Routine Is a Horror Game With a Terrifying Cast of Robots
Routine was announced nearly a decade ago, but that amount of time may not have prepared us for the horrifying look at its gameplay that looks like a mix between Alien: Isolation and The Terminator.
Ex-Blizzard Devs Announce Stormgate, a New Post-Apocalypse RTS
Frost Giant, a studio consisting of ex-Blizzard staff, has unveiled their new post-apocalypse RTS, Stormgate. While we only saw a cinematic trailer, it did show an archeologist crafting an ancient shield from artifacts before she was rudely interrupted by a giant demon. Luckily, a mech-clad ally swoops in to save the day.
Stormgate will have a beta in 2023, and it will be free-to-play when it is released.
Goat Simulator 3 Was Announced with a Dead Island 2 Parody Trailer
Before you go check, there is no Goat Simulator 2. However, that didn’t stop Goat Simulator 3 from being announced with a Dead Island 2 parody trailer. We didn’t see any gameplay, but it looks to feature all the wild antics from gaming’s favorite goats once again.
Warhammer 40K: Darktide – Extended Gameplay Trailer
Warhammer 40K: Darktide received an extended gameplay trailer at Summer Game Fest that showed off more of the sci-fi follow-up to Warhammer Vermintide.
Highwater Reveal Trailer Shows a World Ravaged by the EffectsClimate Change
Highwater is an upcoming action-adventure game that aims to let players explore a world ravaged by the effects of climate change.
One Piece Odyssey Trailer Reveals More of Monkey D. Luffy and Crew’s New Adventure
Despite not featuring much gameplay, we did get a good look at the upcoming One Piece Odyssey game starring Monkey D. Luffy and many of the favorites from the anime.
Genshin Impact Developer HoYoverse Showcases Honkai: Star Rail and Zenless Zone Zero
Those who can’t get enough of Genshin Impact will be happy to know HoYoverse has just shared more of Honkai: Star Rail and Zenless Zone Zero.
Nightingale Gets a Longer Gameplay Look at Summer Game Fest
Nightingale is an upcoming survival game from Aaryn Flynn and Inflexion, and Summer Game Fest gave fans an extended look at the game in action.
Metal: Hellsinger Is a Music-Based Rhythm Shooter With Music From Heavy Metal Legends
Metal: Hellsinger received a new gameplay trailer and showed off more of the music-based rhythm shooter that has music from such heavy metal legends as System of a Down.
Warframe’s New Open-World Expansion The Duviri Paradox Gets a New Trailer
Warframe’s universe is about to get much bigger as its Duviri Paradox open-world expansion is on its way. We received a new trailer at Summer Game Fest and a promise that more info will arrive next month.
Get Your First Look at the 2.5D Indie Side-Scrolling Adventure Game American Arcadia
See a new take on a dystopian future in American Arcadia.