Elden Ring trailer and Two Point Campus revealed - Plus Thursday's E3 2021 round-up
More game announcements and long-awaited updates on highly-anticipated projects
Thursday turned out to be another whopper when it came to announcements during E3 2021 season as gamers have been given a sneak peek and some more exciting titles arriving in the near future.
The likes of Bandai Namco, SEGA, Frontier Developments and Koch Media (Deep Silver) all placed their cards on the table with some awesome updates on ongoing projects, and even introduced us to some brand-new games!
Let's cut through the noise and see what big announcements were made during 'Day Two' of E3 2021.
Elden Ring brand-new trailer
The biggest announcement of the day was surely Bandai Namco's long-awaited gameplay trailer of Souls-like action RPG Elden Ring. In a new world filled with fantastic tales and lore - with acclaimed Dark Souls creator Hidetaka Miyazaki at the helm working alongside A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin - players will embark on a journey across a meticulously handcrafted world dripping in blood and deception brought upon by a variety of characters and fearsome creatures with their own unique motivations.
Throughout this adventure, players will choose the fate of this cursed land by unravelling its secrets and myths. Elden Ring will not only feature a natural weather and time-of-day progression for full immersion, the game will also include multiplayer options for you and friends to venture across the grassy plains, suffocating swamps and lush forests together.
Elden Ring launches on January 21st, 2022 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Steam PC.
SEGA announced Two Point Campus
If you loved the quirky nature of SEGA and Two Point Studios' Indie sim Two Point Hospital, then you'll be pleased to hear that a new experience will be arriving in the form of Two Point Campus. The game focuses on players building a thriving university campus, with the usual out-of-the-ordinary antics including knights in shining armor and building mechs.
In a statement reported by Eurogamer, Gary Carr, Two Point Studios co-founder, said: "We hope that the incredible Two Point community will love all the new creative freedom that Two Point Campus will bring and that new players will be intrigued by its setting and the quirky world we're trying to build, packed with our trademark humour and charm,"
Two Point Campus will launch in 2022 for PC and console.
New Jurassic World Evolution game
Dealing with a pandemic is bad enough, but imagine if an island of test tube-made dinosaurs broke out and found a home across all corners of the world...
With a new unique story set within the events of the Jurassic World trilogy, Frontier Developments brand new strategy sim Jurassic World: Evolution 2 is the much-anticipated sequel to Frontier’s highly successful Jurassic World Evolution. You'll lead efforts to control, conserve and contain dinosaurs as you work alongside iconic characters from the films, including Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) and Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard).
Other worthy mentions from 'Day Two'
So, what else was announced during Thursday's jam-packed day of gaming delights?
- Hideo Kojima announced during Summer Games Fest that Death Stranding is getting a 'Director's Cut' version of the acclaimed open-world action game, arriving on PlayStation 5. No news on whether the PC version is arriving any time soon.
- Gearbox Software and 2K revealed a Borderlands spin-off title called Tiny Tina's Wonderlands. The game will feature voice acting talents such as Ashly Burch (Tiny Tina), Andy Samberg, Wanda Sykes, and Will Arnett - it's due to arrive in 2022.
- Koch Media revealed its new publishing label called 'Prime Matter' that is working on nine new games including action FPS Payday 3 and a new entry in the Painkiller series.