Something to look forward to: The Summer Game Fest has been instrumental in showcasing all of the new video game announcements that typically take place in June (there was no E3). This week it revealed plenty of new images for new and already announced games. But this is just the beginning, more game shows will take place in the coming days.
This year’s Summer Game Fest featured new footage from upcoming games, including Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, Street Fighter 6, the Callisto Protocol, and more.
We’ve rounded up the biggest trailers here, along with the full stream archive (watch above).
The Last of Us: Part 1
Rumors of a PlayStation 5 remake of the first Last of Us game have been circulating for some time now. Naughty Dog has completely rebuilt the survival action game of 2013 with next-gen graphics and improved gameplay. It’s set to release on September 2 for PS5, and a PC version will follow. The multiplayer mode will be launched later as a standalone game.
The Callisto protocol
Several sci-fi horror games were showcased at this year’s Summer Game Fest. Among them was the Callisto Protocol, from the team behind the original Dead Space. The new gameplay reel shows that Callisto Protocol, like its spiritual predecessor, is a third-person survival horror game with lots of monsters and blood. It will launch on December 2 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series consoles.
Street Fighter 6
Capcom unveiled gameplay footage for Street Fighter 6 at Sony’s State of Play last week. Now we get a first glimpse of how longtime series character Guile is coping in the upcoming title. We can expect more Street Fighter 6 footage during Capcom’s June 13 presentation. Capcom will release the multiplatform game next year.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II
In the absence of E3, the Summer Game Fest continued the annual tradition of revealing a campaign level of the next Call of Duty game. This year, Modern Warfare II shows us a mission set on a boat during a storm. As the craft rocks back and forth, we can see cover moving from side to side and eventually see water pour in, affecting both the player and the enemies. The game launches on October 28 for both console generations and PC, bringing the franchise back to Steam after a 5-year hiatus.
A team of former Blizzard developers who worked on Warcraft III and StarCraft has unveiled Stormgate, a free-to-play RTS that combines sci-fi and fantasy elements. The game runs on Unreal Engine 5 and offers a streamlined and accessible experience for single player, co-op and PvP gameplay. A beta is planned for next year.
Flashback 2, the sequel to a classic PC sidescrolling action game, is now slated for release sometime this winter on PC, PlayStation and Xbox, with a Nintendo Switch release next year. The new game features the 2D platforming and shooting gameplay of the original with modern graphics, and developers who worked on the first game have returned.
Marvel Midnight Suns
XCOM creator Firaxis’ comic book-themed tactical RPG Marvel Midnight Suns was supposed to be out by now, but was delayed until October 7. The game received a new trailer this week, featuring Spider-Man and Venom.
Another space horror title at Summer Game Fest is the Routine game. It was announced in 2012 and has been AWOL since 2016. Lunar Software and Raw Fury have revealed it again with all-new graphics and a soundtrack by Mick Gordon from Doom Eternal (who we don’t hear in the trailer). There is no release date yet, but many are happy to see proof of life. Routine is planned for PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series consoles, coming to Game Pass at launch.
Zenless Zone Zero
The company behind Genshin Impact has released a new trailer for its urban themed hack n’ slash action game, Zenless Zone Zero. With a colorful visual style similar to Genshin, Zenless Zone Zero lets players explore evolving labyrinths with multiple playable characters. There is no release date, but a closed beta for PC and iOS will start soon.
Along with a new trailer, Deep Silver has released the full character creator for the upcoming Saints Row reboot. Players can download it for free from the Epic Games Store and on both generations of Xbox and PlayStation consoles. The full game will be released on August 23 for those platforms.
Other games showcased were Witchfire, Fort Solis, Highwater, American Arcadia, Goat Simulator 3, Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course, Neon White, Midnight Fight Express, Honkai Starrail, TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge, One Piece Odyssey, Soul Hackers 2, Metal Hellsinger, Nightingale, Warhammer Darktide, Layers of Fears and Gotham Knights.
Over the next week, more games are likely to appear at the IGN Expo, Netflix Geeked Week 2022, the Tribeca Games Spotlight, the Future Games Show, the Xbox and Bethesda Presentation, and the PC Gaming Show.