It’s been a crazy week of video games, and as such we all might be a little bit behind. That being said, getting a wrap up of all the things announced at the Future Games Show Summer Showcase 2023 is useful. We’ve found the list, and checked it twice, so here are all the things you should be looking for from that showcase!
The Intel® Presents Future Games Show Summer Showcase was broadcast live on June 10, 2023. Hosted by Yuri Lowenthal and Laura Bailey (Peter Parker and Mary-Jane Watson from Marvel’s Spider-Man), the Future Games Show delivered over an hour of updates, release dates, and reveals for a selection of exciting upcoming games. Click the links highlighted below to view the full trailers from the show. You can also find the titles from today’s event on the Future Games Show Steam Sale page.
11 world premieres on new-gen consoles, PC and VR including: Resistor, Star Trucker, Headbangers: Rhythm Royale, En Garde, Wallace and Gromit: The Grand Getaway, Surviving Deponia, Laika: Aged Through Blood, Ruffy and the Riverside, Fretless: The Wrath of Riffson, Reveil and The Precinct
New gameplay showcase from HEXWORKS’ dark fantasy action-RPG Lords of the Fallen
A brand new trailer for Summerfall Studios’ Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical
A developer presentation from Paradox Interactive’s upcoming life simulator, Life by You
A brand new trailer from Bloober Team and Anshar Studios for Layers of Fear
A new look at Pacific Drive with developers Ironwood Studios
A ‘Ones to Play Montage’ segment featuring titles that has demos available to download and play immediately after the show
An Unreal Engine 5 Showcase featuring a variety of vistas, demos and game projects leveraging the power of Unreal Engine 5.
Full show round-up below:
The Future Games Show Summer Showcase kicked off with a very special musical introduction. Tamara Jokic and Gilad Barakan appeared on a virtual stage to perform Beyond the Waves from the soundtrack to Demagog Studio’s turn-based action-adventure Highwater. The performance was intercut with scenes from the game, which is coming to PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and S and Nintendo Switch in Summer 2023.
The first world premiere of the night provided a look at Long Way Home’s Resistor, a post-apocalyptic CaR-PG where you build a rag-tag team of racers. Resistor is coming soon to PC, PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch.
A gameplay trailer for Hashbane’s tense dino shooter Instinction dropped during the Future Games Show Summer Showcase. Playtests start soon, and you can sign up now on the game’s official Steam page.
A world premiere announcement trailer for Star Trucker. This big rig odyssey blends the tranquil bliss of the truck sim genre with dynamic storytelling and RPG elements… in space. Star Trucker is coming to a galaxy near you in 2024.
Hexworks brought dark fantasy and demon gods with a meaty developer presentation for Lords of the Fallen. A challenging soulslike with colossal boss battles and parallel realms to explore, it’s coming to PC, PlayStation and Xbox on October 13, 2023.
Another world premiere – Headbangers: Rhythm Royale is a rhythm-based battle royale game where players (pigeons?) compete in mini-games to become the master headbanger. Headbangers is coming, infectious soundtrack in tow, to PC, PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch in 2023.
A release date trailer for The Last Faith – a mix of Metroidvania sensibilities with Soulslike flair, The Last Faith looks like a pixellated take on Bloodborne and is coming to PC, PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch in October 2023. You can register for access to the upcoming beta at TheLastFaithGame.com.
Storm in a Teacup founder Carlo Bianchi provided an in-depth look at Steel Seed, the studio’s next game. A sci-fi stealth-action platformer set in the wake of a climate catastrophe, Steel Seed is coming soon to PC, PlayStation and Xbox.
A gameplay trailer for Distant Bloom aired during the show, showing off the game’s serene management systems as you wield the power of plants to restore the environment of an alien world. Distant Bloom is coming soon to PC.
A blend of cinematics and gameplay revealed what players can expect in Go Fight Fantastic, Dinomite Games’ futuristic top-down co-op brawler. Go Fight Fantastic is coming to PC later this year.
A tyranny-defying world premiere from the forgotten pages of history. En Garde is a swashbuckling action adventure from Fireplace Games, and it’s coming in the summer of 2023. There’s a demo available on Steam right now.
If you like pit stops and snowy landscapes, this one’s for you! Live the life of a trucker and face up against challenging conditions in Alaskan Road Truckers, which is coming to PC, PlayStation and Xbox in Fall 2023.
A gorgeous cinematic trailer for The Bookwalker: Thief of Tales debuted during the show, setting up the premise of this eclectic action adventure. Players will dive into a variety of book worlds and attempt to steal historic literary items to restore the protagonist’s ability to write. The Bookwalker: Thief of Tales is coming to PC, PlayStation and Xbox on June 22, and you can play a demo for the game right now on Steam.
A trailer featuring alpha gameplay of Deceit 2 appeared during the show. Built from the ground up in Unreal Engine 5, this social subterfuge game has a beta you can check out right now by heading to Deceit.GG. Deceit 2 is coming to PC, PlayStation and Xbox in 2023.
Paradox Tectonic’s King Choi delivered a developer presentation for Life by You, revealing exclusive footage of the barista job. Life by You is launching in Early Access on September 12, 2023.
The VR Showcase
The VR showcase returned after its inaugural showing during the Future Games Show Spring Showcase. This time around, it was, once again, full of VR news delivered by our talented hosts.
C-Smash VRS lets you play squash in space and is coming to PS VR 2 on June 23, 2023. You can check out a free demo of the game on the PlayStation store.C-Smash VRS Gameplay Trailer - Future Games Show Summer Showcase 2023
MADiSON VR is a psychological thriller centred around developing photos from an instant camera. It’s coming soon to PS VR 2 and Steam VR.
VR Skater is kickflipping its way onto PS VR 2 headsets in 2023.
Firewall Ultra is a tactical shooter coming exclusively to PS VR 2 later this year, and First Contact Entertainment delivered a developer presentation for the game during the showcase.
Wallace and Gromit: The Grand Getaway is a brand-new VR adventure involving the famous Aardman animated duo. The Grand Getaway is coming to Meta Quest in 2023.
Another world premiere! Surviving Deponia is a story-driven survival twist on the cult classic point-and-click series where you’ll build your own base and meet new and old friends. Surviving Deponia is getting an early access release in 2023.
Homeseek is a post-apocalyptic survival strategy game from Traptics in a world where water is the new gold. A brand new trailer aired during the Future Games Show Summer Showcase, revealing that Homeseek is coming to PC on July 20th, 2023.
Brainwash Gang’s stylish ‘motorvania’ raced onto our screens with a world premiere trailer during the Future Games Show Summer Showcase. This narrative-driven motorbike combat odyssey is coming soon to PC, PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch, with a Steam demo launching on June 19th.
Pentapeak Studios delivered a developer presentation concerning the studio’s upcoming strategy game Space Gears, where you’ll fight to conquer Mars. A demo for the game is launching this month, so you can terra-form your opinion on it very soon.
A cinematic launch trailer for Bloober Team’s Layers of Fear debuted during the Future Games Show Summer Showcase. The spine-tingling video set up the premise of the forthcoming psychological horror game, offering creepy scenes of the protagonist jumping between surreal worlds. Layers of Fear has been rebuilt from the ground up in Unreal Engine 5, and it’s launching on PC, Mac, PlayStation and Xbox on June 15.
Play as a pair of rookie magicians on a bullet hell adventure in Enchanted Portals, a co-op 2D platformer from Xixo Games Studio. A new gameplay trailer for Enchanted Portals appeared during the showcase, revealing how the game will use a variety of animation styles across its tricky levels. Enchanted Portals is coming to PC and consoles later this year.
Interested in a dark fantasy deckbuilding RPG where you’ll explore procedural dungeons and make important narrative choices? Shattered Heaven is out now on PC, and a gameplay trailer debuted during this year’s showcase.
The F.A.R.T Squad are on a recruitment drive! Multiplayer removal mayhem is back on the menu, as Moving Out 2 is coming soon to PC, PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch. To celebrate that fact, Team 17 debuted an awesome cartoon-themed trailer during this year’s Summer Showcase.
The Ones to Watch Montage featured several exciting upcoming games from a variety of excellent developers.
Punch Club 2
Venture to the Vile
A new trailer for NEXON’s free-to-play 16v16 fantasy brawler Warhaven appeared during the show. Warhaven is coming to PC in Fall 2023, but you can play it for free during Steam Next Fest, which kicks off on June 19.
The SteamWorld universe is expanding once again. SteamWorld Build is a city builder from Thunderful where you develop a mining town to dig up lost technology. A new trailer revealed that SteamWorld Build is coming to PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation and Xbox in 2023.
Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle is a stylish survival horror game with plenty of nostalgia for the 90s. A gameplay trailer for Daymare appeared during the show showing the protagonist freezing and defeating some mutated monsters. Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle is coming to PC, PlayStation and Xbox on August 30th, 2023.
Chart a future beyond survival in New Cycle, a city builder set in the aftermath of a devastating solar flare. A gameplay trailer for New Cycle debuted during the showcase, noting that the game has a free demo that players can check out on Steam. New Cycle is coming soon to PC.
Ruffy and the Riverside is a charming mascot platformer where you copy and paste textures to change the game world in a radical fashion. Ruffy was revealed during the Future Games Show Summer Showcase with a funky gameplay trailer. If you’re interested, you’ll be pleased to hear that it’s coming to PC and Nintendo Switch later this year, with more consoles to be announced, so get it on your wishlists.
This year’s Summer Showcase saw the debut of a new section called the Unreal Engine 5 Showcase, which featured a variety of vistas, demos and game projects leveraging the power of Unreal Engine 5.
We got a face-melting first look at Fretless: The Wrath of Riffson – a deckbuilding RPG set in a musical pixel art world, it’s coming in 2024.
Paleo Pines is a life simulator where you befriend dinosaurs and build out a roarsome ranch. It’s coming to PC on September 26, but you can check out a demo for the game during Steam Next Fest, which kicks off on June 19.
A trailer for Crackshell’s Hammerwatch 2 debuted during the Summer Showcase. Hammerwatch 2 is a co-op action RPG where you’ll use your might to fend off beasts and bees in a pixelated world. Hammerwatch 2 is coming soon to PC, but a demo will be available for the game during Steam Next Fest starting June 19.
Every game featured in this section has a demo attached, which you can play on Steam right now.
Stick It To The Stickman
Laysara: Summit Kingdom
Worlds Worst Handyman
The first gameplay trailer for Station to Station. Station to Station is a wholesome simulator game where you’ll connect voxel railways to build thriving cities. It’s coming to PC in 2023, and you can check out a demo for the game on Steam.
If you’ve ever wanted to play as a witch, collecting plants and crafting supplies in a giant chicken cottage, today’s your lucky day. A new trailer for Emberstorm Entertainment’s Reka was dropped during the show. Reka is coming to PC in 2024.
SEGA delivered a thrilling trailer for Company of Heroes 3 Console Edition. The converted version of the PC game is available now, so you can pick it up on PlayStation and Xbox and experience its thrilling campaigns with a controller in your hand.
A new trailer for Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical gave us a closer look at some of the game’s romanceable characters. Show host Laura Bailey (who plays Grace, the protagonist of Stray Gods) revealed that Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical is also coming to Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo Switch as well as PC on August 3, 2023.
A thrilling first-person puzzle game set in a sinister circus, Reveil was revealed at the Future Games Show Summer Showcase. A story and exploration-focused game that marks a collaboration between Pixelsplit and Daedalic Entertainment, Reveil is coming soon to PC.
The developers of Pacific Drive revealed more about Pacific Drive, the studio’s driving-focused survival adventure. Pacific Drive is coming to PC and PS5 later this year.
A techno-pop-punk Metroidvania starring a badass android, Cookie Cutter is a hand-drawn adventure full of rage and chainsaws, and as the trailer revealed, it’s coming to PC in the summer of 2023.
Evoking the classic top-down GTA games, The Precinct is a 1980s sandbox crime adventure where you play as rookie beat cop Nick Cordell. A world premiere trailer for the game debuted during the showcase, revealing that the game is coming soon to PC, PlayStation and Xbox.
Luto is an atmospheric psychological horror experience where you play as an unfortunate soul unable to leave the confines of their own home. A new trailer for this thrilling tale appeared during the showcase, revealing that a demo for the game is available now on Steam. Luto is coming soon to PC and consoles.
The ‘one more thing’ for this year’s Summer Showcase concerned The Spirit of the Samurai, a stunning stop-motion horror Metroidvania inspired by Japanese mythology. The Spirit of the Samurai is coming in 2024, get it on your wishlists!
Stay tuned to Gaming Trend for more news and info on all the games announced at the Future Games Show!
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