Like most events in 2020, this year’s Gamescom went virtual, and it kicked off with a two-hour Opening Night Live extravaganza with some super-cool unveilings.
The fun commenced before the main event, with a selection of cool trailer premieres.
First up, Bandai Namco’s exciting Scarlet Nexus.
Next? Creepy first-person shooter Quantum Error.
We can’t wait for DIRT 5, and another look at it hasn’t dampened our enthusiasm. It’s out October 16.
Switch fans who dig dinosaurs should get excited, as Jurassic World Evolution is getting a complete edition later this year.
Now to the event proper, which kicked off with a further look at Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, which was announced earlier this week.
Canada’s Reflector Entertainment showed off an intriguing looking narrative driven experience in Unknown 9: Awakening.
If you’ve been waiting for more DOOM Eternal then The Ancient Gods Part 1 DLC is sure to please.
Exciting news for many is that a new Dragon Age game was then teased from BioWare.
Next, a quick visit by Back to the Future’s Doc Brown, introducing, uh, Surgeon Simulator 2…
Bridge Constructor: The Walking Dead is a thing. Really.
More good news for RPG fans came in the form of a tease for World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, which drops on October 27.
One for the strategy buffs, Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground was revealed next.
A new look at special collectibles in the return of Crash Bandicoot in his fourth main outing, It’s About Time, was next up. It’s out on October 2.
We got a first look at gameplay for Little Nightmares II, which is set for release next February.
Another look at the arcade-influenced WWE 2K Battlegrounds was next up. September 18 is the day of its release.
A demo of more to expect from the much-anticipated Star Wars: Squadrons – in particular the single player campaign – will have fans itching to get into its space battles.
Speaking of Star Wars, a new Sims game pack expansion will see the two worlds collide.
A new look at interactive time loop thriller Twelve Minutes followed, and it will star Daisy Ridley, James McEvoy and Willem Dafoe.
An extended look at the thrilling looking Godfall from Gearbox followed.
Next up, wild mech brawler Override 2: Super Mech League.
A look at Mafia: Definitive Edition followed, highlighting the improved graphics in the return of the classic game, which is heading our way on September 29.
Another time loop experience awaits in turn-based strategy shooter Lemnis Gate.
Bad news is that LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga has been delayed until early 2021, but Gamescom gave us a gameplay teaser that hints that it should be worth the extended wait.
Dark space combat shooter Chorus popped up next.
The game that everybody’s playing currently, Fall Guys, gave us a look at its October-bound season two offering – and things are set to get medieval!
Apex Legends people Respawn Entertainment are behind Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond, a return to the series that debuted back in 1999 – in VR.
30 years on, classic Amiga platformer Turrican is returning, via a new collection.
Next up, a Destiny 2: Beyond Light update.
Finally! We were waiting keenly for this one, and a new look at gameplay in the PS5 title Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart certainly didn’t disappoint. It’s set to appear within “the PS5 launch window”.
That’s just the beginning. Stay tuned to STACK for all the big Gamescom 2020 news.