Outside of the Electronic Entertainment Expo held here in the U.S., Gamescom is one of the biggest video game events of the year, with dozens of new announcements from developers with each show that comes and goes. This year is no exception, as a number of developers have unveiled their latest projects through trailer reveals.
Some of the bigger highlights from the show can be found below:
The forthcoming game Silent Hills was revealed in a unique way – through an “interactive trailer” that could be downloaded on the PlayStation 4. This new project is a collaboration between Metal Gear director Hideo Kojima and Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro, and also features The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus in the title role. The game is due for release on the PlayStation 4, although a specific date hasn’t been provided yet.
The developers of Mass Effect have been keeping quite busy, and during EA’s Gamescom press conference, it finally unveiled Shadow Realms, a new online multiplayer game that’s set up in an arena-style battle, with four players taking on a stronger one in a fight for survival.
Last year, Media Molecule produced the PS Vita hit Tearaway, and it found such a strong reception with audiences that Sony decided to make a revised version for the PlayStation 4 titled Tearaway Unfolded. The game features innovative gameplay techniques that will take advantage of the DualShock 4 controller, along with revised visuals that are perfect for the PS4’s hardware. The game will arrive sometime in 2015.
Wild is the latest creation from Rayman producer Michel Ancel, and provides players with an open world in which to explore, either as human characters or animals, depending on what they’re more comfortable with. This PlayStation 4 exclusive should make its way to retail sometime in 2015.
Finally, Assassin’s Creed: Unity left its mark on Gamescom this week with a dramatic new trailer highlighting the French Revolution, with the player’s main assassin character trying to make a difference in the ongoing war. The game will release on October 28th for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.