Video Game Convention Highlights | Opinion


Last week, the Gamescom video game convention was held in Germany.

Here are the highlights:

dead island 2

Thought to be abandoned, Dead Island 2 has finally been given a release date. The game has long been rumored and featured plenty of screenshots – and even gameplay trailers throughout the many years since it was announced nearly a decade ago. It will be interesting to see the game’s more humor-based approach compared to the serious Dying Light series. Dead Island was given a release date of February 3, 2023.

Hideo Kojima

Legendary game developer Hideo Kojima has made an appearance, which many think could include a game announcement, trailer, or even a game showcase. Unfortunately, Kojima just announced a podcast. Spotify’s new podcast, called Brain Structure, will debut in English and Japanese on September 8.

Age of Empires IV Anniversary Update

World’s Edge has unveiled new content coming to Age of Empires. The Ottomans and Malians will expand the list of historical civilizations. The new update, which marks the first anniversary, will be free for all players.

Gotham Knights

The new upcoming DC game Gotham Knights has featured a new villain trailer. The trailer showed Clayface, Harley Quinn, Mr. Freeze, and the Court of Owls. The currently scheduled release date is October.

Raised on life

The eccentric shooter showed off the odd arsenal, including talking guns and knives using a frog’s tongue. It launches in December.

The extent

Telltale Games have shown gameplay for their newest adventure, called The Expanse, coming around Summer 2023. Telltale has always had a fantastic series of story-based games and The Expanse looks to be another great title.

Killer Klowns from Outer Space

One major surprise is the reveal trailer for an 80s classic, Killer Klowns from Outer Space. Players can play with humans or harvest them. The game will be released in early 2023.

Back to Monkey Island

Return to Monkey Island brings back its charm and art style on September 19 on Nintendo Switch and PC.

Lies of P

Lies of P shows off its steampunk style in a new gameplay trailer. We don’t know much about the game yet, including a release date.


The Subnautica studio has presented a new strategy game launching on Steam, with early access on September 29.

Dying Light 2 Blood Ties

Dying Light 2 announced the first story-based expansion, called Carnage Hall, with new quests, weapons, and story content. Blood Ties will launch on October 13.

Callisto Protocol

Callisto Protocol, the game from the original developer of Dead Space, has shown off a new gameplay trailer. With gruesome monsters and brutal combat, this seems like a must-have horror title. It arrives in December.

Dune awakening

Dune Awakening is a new massively multiplayer online (MMO) game set in the Dune universe. We know very little about the game. We just got a CG trailer and nothing else.


A PS5 Pro controller, called PS5 Edge, has been revealed. It has button customization, stick sensitivity, dead zones, multiple control profiles, replaceable sticks, and other mod parts.

Sascha Heist is a player from Penticton. Contact Sascha at [email protected] if you have any questions about the games.

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