Gamescom 2020 Highlights: The Biggest Game Announcements, Trailers, and Gameplay

Gamescom 2020 Highlights: The Biggest Game Announcements, Trailers, and Gameplay

August 31, 2020 Off By tracy

Gamescom has officially arrived and, from August 27-30, there will be a ton of incredible announcements, trailers, and gameplay videos from some of the most anticipated upcoming games.It can be a lot to keep track of, so we’ve gathered the best parts of gamescom 2020, and we will be updating this article throughout the weekend!

Biggest gamescom 2020 Announcements

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart Confirmed for PS5 “Launch Window” Alongside Gameplay Trailer

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart for PS5 got an extended, uncut look, and developed Insomniac Games confirmed that it will be a “launch window” game for the PlayStation 5.

The demo, which you can see above, showed the traditional third-person Ratchet and Clank gameplay with the new rift shifting feature following an encounter with the one and only Dr. Nefarious.

Dragon Age 4 First Look and Behind-The-Scenes Trailer

Dragon Age 4 received a first-look trailer with behind-the-scenes footage featuring its developers from BioWare. The team also shared concept art, in-development footage, and showed the return of Solas from Dragon Age: Inquisition.

We were also briefly introduced to Bellaria and Davrin, who will be played by Jee Young Han and Ike Amadi, respectively.

Sea of Thieves Adds Dog Companions and a New Permanent Voyage

Sea of Thieves is getting dogs, need we say more? These adorable companions “can be pet, show affection, and generally appear as a cute friend, they’re also inclined to, well, take care of business. So watch where you step.”

There will also be a new permanent Voyage type that is being added for Gold Hoarders, but more info about it will arrive for it closer to launch.

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands to be Released on October 27

Alongside the reveal of the World of Warcraft animated short Afterlives: Bastion, it was revealed that World of Warcraft: Shadowlands will be released on October 27, 2020.

We were also treated to a new gameplay video, which you can see above.

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Delayed to Spring 2021, PS5 and Xbox Series X Versions Confirmed

The good news is that we got a brand new gameplay trailer for LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, which was also confirmed to be coming to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

The less good news is that it has been delayed to Spring 2021. However, considering this ambitious game looks to retell the entire Skywalker Saga, we think they should take all the time they need to make it as perfect as it can be.

Free-to-Play Action-RPG Genshin Impact Arrives on PS4, PC, and Mobile Next Month

Genshin Impact, which takes inspiration from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, will be released on PS4, PC, iOS, and Android on September 28, 2020.

Genshin Impact’s PS4’s release date was confirmed today at gamescom 2020 alongside a brand new look at beautiful game in action.

Summoner’s War: Sky Arena Getting Street Fighter Crossover

Summoner’s War: Sky Arena will have a crossover even with Street Figther 5 and will see Ryu, Ken, M. Bison, Chun-Li, and Dhalsim join the turn-based strategy game on August 31, 2020.

Co-Op Adventure RPG Haven Will Be a Launch Title for Xbox Series X

Haven, the co-op adventure RPG, will officially be coming to Xbox Series X as a launch title. Haven follows the story of two lovers, Yu and Kay, as they work on restoring a forgotten planet.

Haven will also be releasesd on Xbox One, PC, Switch, PS5, and PS4.

Drake Hollow, the Village-Building Action Game, Is Available Now

Drake Hollow was surprise dropped today and is available for PC and Xbox One. Players can team up with their friends to protect a village of vegetables, the titular drakes, from the evil beasts in The Hollow.

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown DLC Brings Back Three Fan-Favorite Aircraft

In celebration of the series’ 25th anniversary, Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown is getting new DLC that includes over 30 cosmetics and brings back three fan-favorite planes: the ASF-X, CFA-44, and XFA-27.

Best Trailers at gamescom 2020

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Trailer Revealed

We got to see an extended version of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s Perseus Briefing Cinematic that was also featured in the latest Call of Duty’s reveal.

This new look features returning characters Frank Woods, Alex Mason, Jason Hudson, and even President Ronald Reagan.

Fall Guys Season 2 Announced with Sneak Peek Trailer

Mediatonic gave Fall Guys fans around the world a glimpse at the chaos that will arrive with Season 2, which will feature a medieval theme, new rounds, new costumes, and more.

Solasta: Crown of the Magister Brings a Dungeons & Dragons-Inspired CRPG to Steam Early Access This Fall

Solasta: Crown of the Magister is a classical CRPG that uses Dungeons & Dragons’ SRD 5.1 Ruleset. Players will be able to create their own party of adventures (including rolling for stats) and take them through the shattered world of Solasta.

Those interested can also download a demo starting today!

The Sims 4: Journey Batuu is a Star Wars Expansion Inspired by Galaxy’s Edge

The Sims 4: Journey to Batuu is inspired by Galaxy’s Edge at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland and will be available on September 8, 2020.

The first-look trailer showed off many locales from Galaxy’s Edge, familiar characters like Rey and Kylo Ren, lightsabers, and much more.

Humble 2021 Sizzle Reel Includes Midnight Express, Bushiden, The Wild at Heart, and More

Humble showcased six games that will be released in 2021, including Midnight Fight Express, Bushiden, The Wild at Heart, Totemic, Unsighted, and Project Wingman.

Pharaoh: A New Era is a Remake of the Classic 1999 Ancient Egypt City-Building Game

Dotemu will be bringing a full remake of Pharoah, the ancient Egypt city-building game, to PC in 2021.

While we didn’t get to see much gameplay of the updated version, a beautiful 2D animated trailer showed the rise of one of the most impressive civilizations in history, and set the tone for what players can expect next year.

Aragami 2 Reveal Trailer Shows Stealth Action in Numbers

Take control of the assassin Aragami in this sequel to the 2016 original. Aragami 2 will be released on PS5, Xbox Series X, PC, PS4, and Xbox One in 2021.

Save the Post Office as an Adorable Kiwi Bird Duo in KeyWe

Fans of Overcooked should take notice of KeyWe, a game all about saving a post office as two adorable Kiwi birds named Jeff and Debra. Teamwork is vital in this game, and this new trailer gives a glimpse of the fun players can have in 2021 when KeyWe is released.

Unknown 9: Awakening was a Mysterious, New IP Revealed at One Night Live

Unknown 9: Awakening received a somewhat cryptic reveal, but it is being billed as a “storyworld” that will encompass books, comics, podcast, and games all set within a universe based on the real world, but built around “historical mythology and conspiracy theories, and filled with shadow organizations trying to uncover or protect dangerous knowledge.”

Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood Trailer Revealed

Check out the latest cinematic trailer for Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood, an RPG basd on the Werewolf: The Apocalypse tabletop series.

8-Bit Adventures 2 Trailer Delivers More Classic JRPG Charm

Return to a time of strategic turn-based battles, deep party customization, and a large fantastical world 8-Bit Adventures 2, a love-letter to NES, SNES, and PS1-era JRPGS.

F.I.S.T.: Forged in Shadow Torch Gets a New Trailer

F.I.S.T.: Forged in Shadow Torch’s latest trailer shows off a range of gameplay from a mid-game level, and has a focus on the variety of enemies and different weapon types players can utilize in this metroidvania.

Coolest Gameplay Videos of gamescom 2020

Star Wars: Squadrons’ Campaign Gameplay Shown Alongside Film Character Reveals

Star Wars: Squadrons’ campaign got the spotlight during Gamescom: One Night Live, and it was revealed that such classic film characters as Princess Leia and Wedge Antilles will make an appearance.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 & 2’s gamescom 2020 Dev Interview Featured a New Look at Downhill Jam

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 & 2 fans were treated to a dev interview with Vicarious Visions’ Andy Gentile as he showed off a variety of skaters going for high scores on the updated version of the Downhill Jam level.

The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon DLC Gets New Gameplay

The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon DLC has gotten new gameplay, and it shows off new characters, locations and weapons. This new new look takes place at the Sprat Shack and the Gorgon Overlands.

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time’s Flashback Levels Revealed

IGN had the chance to interview Toys for Bob’s Lou Studdert as he showed off some of the tough, throwback levels players can unlock in Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time by finding VHS tapes.

Wonder Boy – Asha in Monster World Gameplay Revealed

After a teaser earlier this week, Wonder Boy – Asha in Monster World has been fully revealed with a glimpse at first gameplay of this remake of 1994’s Wonder Boy IV.

Borderlands 3: Psycho Krieg and the Fantastic Fustercluck DLC Gameplay Revealed

Borderlands 3’s next major DLC, Psycho Krieg and the Fantastic Fustercluck, will be released on September 10, 2020, and lead writer Connor Thomas Cleary walks us through gameplay of all the fustercluck in action.

WWE 2K Battleground Fatal 4-Way with Austin Creed Let’s Play

WWE Superstar Xavier Woods battles against the IGN ‘Let’s Play’ crew in WWE 2K Battlegrounds, an arcade-style, over-the-top wrestling game.

Scarlet Nexus First-Look Preview and Gameplay Footage

Scarlet Nexus is a stylish, flashy, and edgy action-RPG and it got a 16-minute gameplay demo for gamescom 2020.

Scarlet Nexus’ world takes place in the “near future..but in an alternative reality where people discovered substances in the brain and developed their society greatly on that.”

Doom Eternal The Ancient Gods: Part One Gameplay and Release Date Revealed

Doom Eternal’s first proper expansion, The Ancient Gods: Part 1, will be released on October 20, 2020, and we got a glimpse of new gameplay and some intimidating opponents.

On Day 3 of gamescom 2020, Doom Eternal Director Hugo Martin also revealed a ton of new details on the upcoming campaign DLC, The Ancient Gods Part 1, in the below trailer breakdown.

Little Nightmares 2 Hands-On Preview: A Friend in the Darkness

Little Nightmares 2 received a new gameplay trailer during Opening Night Live at gamescom 2020, and we also had a chance to try the game for ourselves.

Destiny 2: Beyond Light’s New Element Stasis Shown

Destiny 2: Beyond Light made an appearance at Gamescom: Opening Night Live, and Stasis was the star. This new gameplay video showed off how each class will use the new Stasis abilities, which involve freezing enemies, shattering enemies, creating obstacles, and much more.

Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond Story Trailer Revealed

Respawn Entertainment will be bringing back the Medal of Honor franchise this Holiday in VR, and a new story trailer was revealed during Gamescom: One Night Live.

Set during World War 2, Above and Beyond will put players in the shoes of the OSS as they must survive through historic events.

Ghostrunner Gameplay: 2 Minutes of Neo-Lit, Nimble Slashing

This new footage of the upcoming Ghostrunner showcased the fleet-footed protagonist wall-running, sliding, and slinging through the futuristic cyberpunk city, all while slicing up any foes who come in their way.

The Last Spell is a Fast-Paced Tactical RPG with Rogue-Lite Mechanics

The Last Spell is a combination of turn-based strategy gameplay with roguelite mechanics that has players defending a city from hordes of enemies that spawn each night.If you want to check out absolutely everything we showed, wrote about, and played for Gamescom 2020, head over to our hub page for much, much more. And if you want to check out the schedule for the full event, we’ve got that too.

Additionally, Gamescom’s long weekend kicked off with Gamescom: Opening Night Live, and we’ve gathered everything announced and revealed in one place.

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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.