gamescom Opening Night LIVE Overview 2022

gamescom Opening Night LIVE Overview 2022

By  L Greenfield - 23rd Aug 2022

This is a full list for all of the games announced in gamescom Opening Night LIVE!

gamescom Opening Night LIVE Overview 2022

gamescom is officially back in business this year, and with this excitement comes a slew of new conferences, all packed to the brim with a myriad of game announcements. Starting us off we had Opening Night LIVE, and here you can catch a brief glimpse of everything that we saw!

World Premiere of Everywhere

A short talk with various members of the development team behind ‘Everywhere’, an ambitious open-world videogame five years in the making from European studio Build A Rocket Boy. 

World Premiere of Dune Awakening

Based upon the highly successful novel and subsequent movie, Dune Awakening is an upcoming open-world survival MMO. Fans can sign up for the beta over at

The Calisto Protocol Gameplay Trailer

If the experience of the original Dead Space was something you find yourself missing, this third-person horror shooter from the minds behind that game might just be what you’re after. We were treated to a firsthand look at the dynamic gameplay we can expect from The Calisto Protocol during Opening Night Live.

World Premier of The Lords of the Fallen

From Hexwork Studios, in association with CI Games, step into this magical fantasy world that is being plagued by darkness. With lantern in hand, save the world, and it might just save you too in this spiritual sequel to Lords of the Fallen.

Moving Out 2 Announcement Trailer

Sequel to the game that redefined couch coop, Moving Out is back and better than ever. From developer SMG Studio and publisher Team17, Moving Out 2 is a family-friendly coop experience set to launch in 2023.

Hogwarts Legacy Cinematic Trailer

Harry Potter stands as a hallmark for many of our childhoods, and now we can get to love that out in the videogame space with Hogwarts Legacy, a brand new story within the Harry Potter universe that follows two students digging into the history of Hogwarts, stepping into the dark arts as they do. 

New Tales From The Borderlands Announcement Trailer

Randy Pitchford himself came to the stage to excitedly announce New Tales From The Borderlands, an experience that looks to capture the energy of the first Tales From the Borderlands game with a new cast and story. Follow the tale of three eclectic individuals as they try to uncover a hideous plot by gun manufacturers Tediore.

Dying Light 2 Stay Human Blood Ties DLC Trailer

Battle out against the deadliest prey known to man in a bloodsport courtesy of the mysterious ‘Astrid’. Test your mettle in her games when Bloody Ties launches on 13th October, 2022.

Tortuga: A Pirates Tale Announcement Trailer

From Gaming Minds and Kalypso Media, tackle the seas and make a name for yourself.

Marauders Trailer

A tactical first-person multiplayer looter shooter set in a sci-fi universe, Marauders is a game from developer Small Impact Games that is set to launch onto Steam Early Access in October, 2022.

Destiny 2: Lightfall Reveal Trailer

Tackle the forces of light and dark amid a vast cyberpunk cityscape in Bungie’s upcoming expansion for the FPS MMORPG, Destiny 2: Lightfall. Lightfall is set to launch on 28th February, 2023.

Sonic Frontiers Release Date Announcement

With a series of successful movies and a well-recieved TV Show, Sonic is a franchise that shows no signs of slowing down. The new trailer for Frontiers shows us once more that slow isn't something he does, and promises a release date of 8th November, 2022.

Under The Waves Announcement Trailer

From developer Parallel Studio, Under The Waves is a narrative adventure that is being made in collaboration with Quantic Dream, the publishing studio famed for narrative titles such as Detroit: Become Human and Heavy Rain.

Goat Simulator 3 Gameplay Reveal

Didn’t get your fix of goat-related shenanigans? Coffee Stain Studios has you covered with Goat Simulator 3, which promises just as antics as their previous titles, and if the rumours are to be believed, there may be goats. Goat Simulator 3 is set to launch on 17th November, 2022.

Return to Monkey Island Release Date Announcement

Delivered to us by Stan S. Stanman himself, Return to Monkey Island promises clever puzzles and a delightful art style that earned the original game its fame. Return to Monkey Island will launch on 19th September 2022, which is also international talk like a pirate day!

World Premier Moon Breakers 

From the developers behind Subnautica comes this turn-based strategy game. Made in collaboration with renowned American author Brandon Sanderson, build and customise your own team to win over the crowd in Moon Breakers, coming to Early Access on 29th September, 2022.

World Premier of Friends vs Friends 

Sporting a surprisingly catchy theme song, Friends vs Friends is a FPS where players can build decks to augment their abilities, and kill their friends.

Lies of P Gameplay Trailer

Inspired by the familiar tale of Pinnochio, Lies of P is an upcoming action-soulslike game that follows ‘P’ in his unrelenting journey to become human. 

Stranded: Alien Dawn Announcement Trailer

Brave a new world, alone or with friends, after your ship crash lands upon unknown territories in Stranded: Alien Dawn, available via Early Access in October, 2022.

World Premiere of Atlas Fallen

Focus Entertainment and Deck13 Interactive unveiled a cinematic trailer to announce their epic fantasy, super-powered action RPG: Atlas Fallen. Get a first look at the sand-covered world of Atlas Fallen, set to launch in 2023. 

Homeworld 3 Gameplay Trailer

Space is a vast and dangerous place to make a living, as seen in the new trailer for Homeworld 3, an upcoming real-time strategy game that has players take control of dynamic space battles. 

Genshin Impact v3.0 Trailer

A game that has been certainly making an impact upon the internet in recent years, Action RPG Genshin Impact is receiving its third major content patch, adding new regions, quests and characters for players to unlock and explore.

Honkai Star Rail Story Trailer

Fresh off their Genshin Impact reveal, developers miHoYo were also pleased to show off Honkai Star Rail, their upcoming interstellar turn-based strategy adventure game.

High on Life Gameplay Trailer

If you’ve ever wanted a first-person shooter where you own gun yells during boss fights with the voice of Justin Roiland, look no further than High on Life, a comedic FPS brought to us by independent studio Squanch Games, set to launch on 25th October 2022. 

Hardspace: Shipbreaker Console Trailer

Risk life and limb to repay you debt to Lynx Corp in this space work simulator that has players dismantling dilapidated ships floating in the vacuum of space! After a successful launch on Windows, Hardspace: Shipbreaker is now coming to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S on 20th September, 2022. 

The Expanse: A Telltale Series Gameplay Trailer

Announced back at The Game Awards show, Telltale are working hard to bring the world of the novel (and recent TV Show) to life with The Expanse: A Telltale Series, a choice-driven adventure title that captures all of the charm that Telltale are known for. 

World Premiere of Killer Klowns From Outer Space: The Game

A videogame adaptation of a movie that nobody expected, the executive director behind Friday The 13th: The Game comes forward with bringing another horror movie into the world of videogames with Killer Klowns From Outer Space: The Game, set to launch in Early 2023.

World Premiere of Scars Above 

A sci-fi action adventure that begins with an important question: are we alone in the universe? It proceeds to answer that question fairly quickly when alien life seemingly presents itself above the atmosphere.

World Premiere of Wyrdsong

Something Wicked Games, a studio formed of development veterans responsible for RPG epics such as Fallout 4, Dragon Age: Inquisition, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim comes Wyrdsong, a dark, historical fantasy that takes place in a fictionalised version of Portugal in the Middle Ages. 

Age of Empires IV: Ottomans and Malians Announcement Trailer

The winner of best sim/strategy game in 2021 has come back swinging with Age of Empires IV: Ottomans and Malians. Wield the strength of the Malians, or press the attack as the Ottomans in this free anniversary update that is set to launch on 25th October, 2022.

Gotham Knights Release Date and Story Trailer

Gotham is in ruins, and it falls to a new band of heroes to put the crime-ridden city back together following the death of Batman. Red Hood, Nightwing, Batgirl and Robin must fight against some of DC’s most notorious villains in Gotham Knights, set to launch on 21st October, 2022.

World Premiere of Where Winds Meet

An ambitious new adventure game developed by Everstone Games, an interactive open-world RPG set in the turbulent times of the Northern Song Dynasty.

Park Beyond Trailer

An amusement park simulation game from developer Limbic Entertainment and publisher Bandai Namco, they took to Opening Night Live to showcase just a taste of what Park Beyond is capable of. 

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide Story Trailer

After the success of Vermintide developer Fatshark are now taking their hands to other corners of the Warhammer universe with Warhammer 40,000: Darkside, a first-person co-op shooter set in the Grimdark world of Warhammer. Darktide will launch on 30th November, 2022.

Blacktail Gameplay Trailer

Forge the tale of the mythical witch Baba Yaga in Blacktail, a story-rich action-adventure title from developer THE PARASIGHT and publisher Focus Entertainment, available in Winter 2022. 

Phantom Hellcat Announcement Trailer

A NieR-inspired hack’n’slash, Phantom Hellcat is a cyberpunk-esque action adventure experience starring Jolene, a sword-wielding rebel who must battle against the darkness after she breaks the seal found within a cursed theatre.

CrossFireX Babylon Update Trailer

The new Babylon update has come to CrossFireX, the first-person videogame released earlier in 2022. CrossFireX has seen a steady stream of new content, and the Babylon update is one of the biggest we’ve seen to date. 

The Outlast Trials Gameplay Trailer

Outlast is a horror series that took the internet by swarm, so it’s no surprise that news regarding The Outlast Trials has been highly requested. These requests were answered towards the end of Opening Night Live with a brand new trailer for The Outlast Trials, showcasing some gameplay and promising a closed beta run from October 28th to 1st November, 2022.

The Finals Short Teaser

Brought to us by Embark Studios, a new development team comprised of veterans that worked on the Battlefield franchise comes The Finals, a shooter wrapped in a game show where destruction and mayhem is the key to victory. A full reveal is expected to come later in September.

Dead Island 2 Gameplay and Announcement Trailer

While the sequel to Dead Island has been living in development hell for the past eight years, Dead Island 2 is officially real. Promising a zombie survival experience never seen before, Dead Island 2 will take us to the city of Los Angeles on 3rd February, 2023.

With that, the first night of gamescom comes to a close. With a wide array of games on display, Geoff Keighley clearly hasn’t lost his touch when it comes to getting gamers excited for the future.

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