The highly anticipated Summer Game Fest 2023 kicked off with a bang on Thursday, delivering a plethora of exciting game announcements and sneak peeks at upcoming titles.
The showcase even left fans buzzing with anticipation for the gaming landscape in the coming months and beyond.
Some of the standout announcements included new entries in beloved franchises, promising gameplay reveals, and release dates for highly anticipated titles. From the new Mortal Kombat 1 to the upcoming Spider-Man sequel, here is a roundup of the biggest game announcements from Summer Game Fest 2023.
Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown
After a long hiatus, the Prince of Persia series returns with a side-scrolling, action-adventure game called The Lost Crown.
The gameplay showcased a modern-looking protagonist, intense melee combat, challenging platforming sections, and mystical creatures. Fans can mark their calendars for the release on 18 January next year.
Mortal Kombat 1
The latest iteration of the iconic fighting game franchise made its debut at Summer Game Fest. Mortal Kombat explores a new universe created by Liu Kang after his godhood ascension in Mortal Kombat 11.
The addition of the Kameo function, which allows players to summon a secondary fighter for special attacks, adds a fresh dynamic to the intense battles. Mortal Kombat 1 is set to launch on 19 September.
Lies of P
This new game has a unique take on a beloved children’s storybook character. The game follows Pinocchio in the plague-ridden city of Krat. The trailer revealed grotesque enemies, an umbrella-parry system, and an intriguing whale submarine.
Lies of P is slated to release on the same day as Mortal Kombat 1, which is 19 September 2023.
Alan Wake II
After a decade-long wait, fans of the psychological thriller game were thrilled to witness the unveiling of Alan Wake II. The gameplay footage showcased the game’s shift to survival-horror elements, following Saga Anderson as she explores an eerie, abandoned general store.
Players will experience the game from both Alan’s and Saga’s perspectives, with each character receiving equal playtime. Alan Wake II is set to release on 17 October 2023.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
The highly successful superhero game franchise returns with Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. This time, players will assume the roles of both Miles Morales and Peter Parker, navigating a larger map than its predecessor.
The gameplay will be influenced by Venom’s symbiote, adding new layers to the superhero action. Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is swinging onto PlayStation 5 consoles on 20 October 2023.
These were just a few of the highlights from Summer Game Fest 2023, with numerous other titles capturing the attention and excitement of gamers worldwide. The event showcased the industry’s creative prowess and reinforced the anticipation for the diverse range of games slated for release.