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Summer Game Fest 2023 Overview

Summer Game Fest 2023 Overview

The Summer Game Fest 2023 has now concluded! There were some amazing changes and insane, whacky ones, too! Not only were the first 30 minutes packed with strange twists and turns of ideas, but highly anticipated titles received an announcement as well!

Prince of Persia The Lost Crown

  • Developer:  Ubisoft
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Genres: 
  • Release Date: 18th of January 2024
  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch

The return of Prince of Persia headlined the Summer Game Fest show! Prince of Persia The Lost Crown received a lengthy gameplay trailer showcasing a large number of amazing moves and fast-paced gameplay! We'll learn more about it in Ubisoft Forward on the 12th of June!

Mortal Kombat 1

  • Developer:  NetherRealm Studios
  • Publisher: Warner Bros. Games
  • Genres: Action, Arcade
  • Release Date: 19th of September 2023
  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch

A four-minute gameplay trailer showcases Mortal Kombat 1, a reboot of the series featuring new and reimagined characters with their setting! Get a look at some of the fatalities, some of the fights, and many of the characters here!

Path of Exile 2: Ngamakanui

  • Developer: Grinding Gear Games
  • Publisher: Grinding Gear Games
  • Genres: ARPG, 
  • Release Date: TBA
  • Platforms: PC

A short teaser trailer for the upcoming Path of Exile 2: Ngamakanui shows off a quick hands-on look at the sequel to the ARPG title! In ExileCon, which will take place on the 29th of July, we will be receiving more information, including its beta launch date, Path of Exile: Mobile, and the 3.22 expansion for the original Path of Exile!

Capcom Colab — Street Fighter 6 & Exoprimal

  • Developer: CAPCOM
  • Publisher: CAPCOM
  • Genres: Action, Shooter
  • Release Date: Fall 2023
  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S

Exoprimal and Street Fighter 6 will be collaborating! Street Fighter 6 will be making its way to the Fighting Grounds! Ryu and Guile will be making their way into the lands sometime in Fall! Exoprimal is now ready for pre-order with various cosmetics and additional, limited-time items to get now.

Dead By Daylight

  • Developer: Behaviour Interactive Inc.
  • Publisher: Behaviour Interactive Inc.
  • Genres: Horror, Survival Horror
  • Release Date: the 25th of July 2023
  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch

As presented by Nicolas Cage himself, he will be joining Dead by Daylight as an eccentric actor who expected to go act in a movie but instead found himself in a foggy land with a killer on the loose... Take control of Nicolas Cage in Dead by Daylight on the 25th of July 2023!

The Witcher Season 3 Official Trailer

The trailer for the The Witcher's Season 3 premiered, with epic cinematics and fight sequences showcased! This will be Henry Cavill's final season as the Witcher, so we hope it'll be a good one!


  • Developer:  The Astronauts
  • Publisher: The Astronauts
  • Genres: First Person, Rogue-Lite
  • Release Date: 20th of September 2023
  • Platforms: PC

The first-person shooter Witchfire will be released to the Epic Games Store Early Access! The reveal trailer shows off some of the gunpowder-based weapons, crossbows, and even forbidden pagan magic you will be controlling to fight your way through the enemies! It'll release on Early Access on the 20th of September.

Crossfire Sierra Squad

  • Developer:  Smilegate Entertainment
  • Publisher: Smilegate Entertainment
  • Genres: Action, Casual
  • Release Date: Coming soon
  • Platforms: PCVR

A new gameplay trailer for the VR first-person shooter Crossfire Sierra Squad took a slot in the game fest, in which we get to see some cinematic shots and a bit of gameplay!

Remnant 2

  • Developer:  Gunfire Games
  • Publisher: Gearbox Publishing
  • Genres: Action, Adventure
  • Release Date: the 25th of July 2023
  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S

A new co-op trailer for Remnant 2, the soulslike third-person shooter, was shown! In it, we see a lot of co-op gameplay against the godlike creatures players will be fighting against! Pre-orders are now available.

Sonic Superstars

  • Developer:  Sega
  • Publisher: Sega
  • Genres: Retro, 2D Platformer
  • Release Date: Fall 2023
  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch

Take control of all of your favourite characters! From Sonic and Amy to Knuckles and Tails, you'll be able to play either alone or in a four-player co-op with three of your friends!

Honkai: Star Rail

  • Developer:  miHoYo, COGNOSPHERE PTE. LTD
  • Publisher: miHoYo, COGNOSPHERE PTE. LTD
  • Genres: Adventure game, Strategy
  • Release Date: Q4 2023
  • Platforms: PlayStation 5

The miHoYo verse has been growing since the release of Genshin Impact! Now, after Honkai: Star Rail came and went, it's time to expand it to a new console generation — PlayStation 5! Starting in Q4 2023, PlayStation 5 owners will be able to join in on the fun!

Lies of P

  • Developer:  NEOWIZ
  • Publisher: NEOWIZ
  • Genres: Action, Souls-like
  • Release Date: 19th of September 2023
  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S

If you've been looking forward to the release of Lies of P, then you'll be ecstatic to hear that during the event, we got to see not only a few of the monstrosities that Pinnochio will have to face! But that isn't all, as Lies of P now also has a demo for players to experience in anticipation of its the 19th of September 2023 release!


  • Developer:  ILCA, Inc.
  • Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Genres: Action, RPG
  • Release Date: Coming soon
  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S

During the showcase, we got a glimpse of Sand Land — an upcoming action RPG full of dinos, action, and... well, sand! And for those who think it might look a bit like Dragon Ball, they wouldn't be wrong: the game is an adaptation of the 2000s manga by Akira Toriyama!


  • Developer: NCSOFT
  • Publisher: Amazon Games
  • Genres: Massively Multiplayer, MMORPG
  • Release Date: Coming Soon
  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S

Sign up for the tech test here!

Embark in the vast world of Solisium with THRONE AND LIBERTY! This brand-new free-to-play MMORPG has players engaging in large-scale PvPvE battles and transforming into creatures to travel across the lands! Prove your strength and claim the throne!


  • Developer: NEXON
  • Publisher: NEXON
  • Genres: Wargame, Action
  • Release Date: Fall 2023
  • Platforms: PC

Play the demo during Steam Next Fest on the 19th of June!

In Warhaven, players are dropped in a 16v16 battle! This free-to-play game will have us all face the hecticness of battles during the medieval eras, as we'll get to shoot cannons, slash enemies with our mighty swords, and even use incantations to turn the tide of battle!

Party Animals

  • Developer: Recreate Games
  • Publisher: Source Technology
  • Genres: Casual, Funny
  • Release Date: 20th of September 2023
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S

If you're looking for a title that'll have you laughing your socks off, Party Animals is the right one for you! This colourful PvP title has players jump into combat with their friends as adorable and fluffy animals! And the party? Well, that's up to us!

Dying Light 2 Stay Human

  • Developer: Techland
  • Publisher: Techland
  • Genres: Co-op, Open World
  • Release Date: Various updates, starting June
  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S

The next update to Dying Light 2 Stay Human promises a deadly summer with darker nights, better parkour, and roaming Volatiles! And the fun doesn't end in June with the update, as a season kicks off right after.

Crash Team Rumble

  • Developer: Toys For Bob
  • Publisher: Activision
  • Genres: Multiplayer Strategy
  • Release Date: 20th of June 2023
  • Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5

Crash Team Rumble is an upcoming 4v4 online multiplayer where players will be able to choose their favourite characters from the game and go head-to-head! The launch trailer showcases tons of heroes, maps, powers, and modes.

Alan Wake II

  • Developer: Remedy Entertainment
  • Publisher: Epic Games Publishing
  • Genres: Action-Adventure, Horror
  • Release Date: 17th of October 2023
  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S

In the upcoming sequel for Alan Wake, we'll get to see how the story continues to unfold after the writer gets stuck! The game also comes with a few upgrades, such as a new perspective as the FBI agent, Saga Anderson, and a phenomenal update in graphics!

Warhammer Space Marine 2

  • Developer: Saber Interactive
  • Publisher: Focus Entertainment
  • Genres: Action, Warhammer 40K
  • Release Date: Winter 2023
  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S

In this upcoming Warhammer title — Space Marine 2 — players will jump into the shoes of a Space Marine: the embodiment of superhuman and the greatest of the Emperor's warriors. Using devastating abilities and weapons, they'll need to help Imperium, who calls for their aid!

Yes, Your Grace: Snowfall

  • Developer: Brave At Night
  • Publisher: Brave At Night
  • Genres: Story Rich, Fantasy
  • Release Date: 2024
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox, Nintendo Switch

Get ready to face the weight of the crown in Yes, Your Gace: Snowfall — a story rich 2.5D fantasy that puts players in the shoes of a dutiful king who is trying to keep his people afloat against all odds as monsters loom closer than ever.

John Carpenter’s Toxic Commando

  • Developer: Saber Interactive
  • Publisher: Focus Entertainment
  • Genres: Action, Adventure
  • Release Date: Coming soon
  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S

Sign up for the closed beta here!

John Carpenter's Toxic Commando is an upcoming FPS where players will fight against massive hordes of mutated monsters, ready to rip them into shreds. The trailer showcases the hectic combat as they run over all sorts of mutants with a tank, shoot electricity, and even cause massive explosions! Keep an eye out for this adrenaline-pumping title coming next year!

Baldur’s Gate 3

  • Developer: Larian Studios
  • Publisher: Larian Studios
  • Genres: RPG, Choices Matter
  • Release Date: the 31st of August 2023
  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation 5,

Baldur's Gate 3 is the next entry to the story-rich party-based RPG that is set in the complex world of Dungeons & Dragons! Gather up your party of heroes and journey off into the Forgotten Realms to unravel the deep story brimming with sacrifice and betrayal!

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2

  • Developer: Insomniac Games
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Genres: Fighting game, Action-Adventure
  • Release Date: the 20th of October, 2023
  • Platforms: PlayStation 5

During the showcase, we got to hear Geoff ask some interesting questions to Spider-Man 2's game director! Additionally, the release date was confirmed to be the 20th of October, 2023.


  • Developer: Pocketpair
  • Publisher: Pocketpair
  • Genres: Creature Collector, Open World
  • Release Date: January 2024
  • Platforms: PC

Palworld is a 3D open-world creature collector that is a bit different from the usual, as you can do some wacky things with them! This includes using them as weapons and shooting them with guns. 

Black Desert Online Land of the Morning Light

  • Developer: Pearl Abyss
  • Publisher: Pearl Abyss
  • Genres: MMORPG, Massively Multiplayer
  • Release Date: 14th of June
  • Platforms: PC

The latest expansion for Black Desert Online is here — Land of the Morning Light! With various monsters — including gargantuan bosses — inspired by Korean folklore, the open-world expansion shows off a lot of its beautiful areas in the video!

The Lord of the Rings Return to Moria

  • Developer: Free Range Games
  • Publisher: North Beach Games
  • Genres: Action-Adventure, Survival
  • Release Date: 2023
  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S

In the upcoming Lord of the Rings title — Return to Moria — players will be able to bring a loved one along thanks to the new multiplayer feature! Explore the land with friends, build up a base, and craft items for an easier time! 

Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis

  • Developer: Applibot
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Genres: Role-playing
  • Release Date: TBA — Pre-registration
  • Platforms: iOS, Android

Pre-register here!

Pre-registrations for the newest Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis are ready now! This mobile-only title is sure to delight fans who want to take Final Fantasy on the go, so make sure you don't miss out on the various pre-registration rewards with numerous tiers to unlock!

Banishers Ghosts of New Eden

  • Developer: DON'T NOD
  • Publisher: Focus Entertainment
  • Genres: Adventure, Action
  • Release Date: End of 2023
  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S

Banishers: Ghost of New Eden is an upcoming story-rich action RPG title where players will watch the story of a couple who are both ghost hunters! This unique story is only that much more intriguing, thanks to the fantastic graphics.

Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name

  • Developer: Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio
  • Publisher: SEGA
  • Genres: Action, Action RPG
  • Release Date: the 9th of November 2023
  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S

During the showcase, we got to see the official gameplay trailer for Like A Dragon Gaiden The Man Who Erased His Name — an upcoming action RPG that is pumped to the brim with combat! We see the protagonist fight in different ways, from using the environment to his own fists! 

Under The Waves 

  • Developer: Parallel Studio
  • Publisher: Quantic Dream
  • Genres: Adventure, Indie
  • Release Date: the 29th of August 2023
  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S

Under the Water is a story-rich exploration game that puts the player in the shoes of a grieving man named Stan. Due to the pain of loss, he goes into the depths of the North Sea, and in his self-imposed solitude, he begins to experience strange events that will lead him to an impossible choice. 

Call of Duty Modern Warfare II & Warzone

  • Developer: Infinity Ward, Raven Software, Beenox, Treyarch, High Moon Studios, Sledgehammer Games, Activision Shanghai, Demonware, Toys for Bob
  • Publisher: Activision
  • Genres: FPS, Multiplayer
  • Release Date: 14th of June 2023
  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S

A new season for Call of Duty Modern Warfare II's Warzone game mode has been released! Season 4 introduces the new city Vondel!

Fae Farm 

  • Developer: Phoenix Labs
  • Publisher: Phoenix Labs
  • Genres: RPG, Farming Sim
  • Release Date: 8th of September 2023
  • Platforms: PC, Nintendo Switch

In this colourful life sim RPG, players can group with up to three other friends to experience this cosy title, where they'll explore the enchanted world of Azoria together, craft and cook all sorts of things, and decorate, among many other fun activities!


  • Developer: Second Dinner Studios, Inc.
  • Publisher: Nuverse
  • Genres: Strategy, Card-Battler
  • Release Date: 13th of June 2023
  • Platforms: PC, iOS, Android

Marvel Snap is a free-to-play card battler where battles last an average of three minutes! And fans of the comic books will find tons of love for it, as it has over 50 locations from around the Marvel Universe, including fan favourites like Asgard and Wakanda! Collect, mix, and match all sorts of heroes! This new update includes the upcoming competitive mode, in which you will need to win fights back-to-back to climb the ladder — lose once, and you will return to the very bottom! Can you climb to the top?

King Arthur Legends Rise

  • Developer: Kabam Games, Inc.
  • Publisher: Kabam Games, Inc.
  • Genres: RPG, Free to Play
  • Release Date: Coming soon
  • Platforms: PC, iOS, Android

Pre-register here!

Fans of King Arthur's legends will be happy to know that King Arthur: Legends Rise is a free-to-play action RPG! Experience a journey inspired by the Arthurian legend, where you'll fight epic bosses and mythical beasts! 


  • Developer: Airship Syndicate
  • Publisher: Digital Extremes
  • Genres: Action, Massively Multiplayer
  • Release Date: This Summer
  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5

Request access to the playtest here!

Create and customise your Wayfinder, including what play style you like most, and then embark on an adventure alone or with friends in this colourful MMO! Explore the land, control the Chaos trying to take over the world, and gather all sorts of resources to craft all the gear and weapons!

Stellaris Nexus

  • Developer: Whatboy Games
  • Publisher: Paradox Arc
  • Genres: Turn-Based Tactics, Management
  • Release Date: To be announced
  • Platforms: PC

In this turn-based 4X multiplayer, you'll get to play up against five other players for victory. Strategise, conquer, and battle your way to domination, all in the span of about an hour! A great game for those looking for a mental challenge.

Star Trek: Infinite

  • Developer: Nimble Giant Entertainment
  • Publisher: Paradox Interactive
  • Genres: Strategy
  • Release Date: TBA
  • Platforms: TBA

Full reveal on Picard Day — the 16th of June 2023!

A new Star Trek title is making its way to us, developed by Nimble Giant Entertainment and Paradox Interactive! Although the cinematic trailer didn't give us a lot of information, we know that we'll learn more on Picard Day, the 16th of June!

Lysfanga The Time Shift Warrior

  • Developer: Sand Door Studio
  • Publisher: Quantic Dream
  • Genres: Action, Strategy
  • Release Date: Coming soon
  • Platforms: PC

In Lysfanga: The Time Shift Warrior, players will have to create clones of their past selves in order to make an army to bear the legions of monsters! Hack n' slash your way through them to rescue the land of Antala!

Immortals of Aveum

  • Developer: Ascendant Studios
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Genres: Action, Adventure
  • Release Date: 20th of July 2023
  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S

For those who might have missed it, a new FPS title where you'll unravel Jak's story — a magic wielder who ends up being recruited by elites! Join the order of Immortals, use Doctor Strange-looking magic, and unlock over 25 spells and 80 talents!

Fortnite Wilds

  • Developer: Epic Games
  • Publisher: Epic Games
  • Genres: Action, Shooter
  • Release Date: the 9th of June 2023
  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch

During the showcase, we got to see the trailer for the next Fortnite season, named Wilds. During the cinematic trailer, Epic Games shows us the teased jungle biome and raptors, which we might be able to ride!

Space Trash Scavenger

  • Developer: SquarePlay Games 
  • Publisher: Paradox Arc
  • Genres: Survival, Open World Survival Craft
  • Release Date: Coming soon
  • Platforms: PC

Space Trash Scavenger is an upcoming open-world survival craft where players will explore tons of areas in space — including asteroid fields and abandoned ships — and collect all sorts of salvageable resources. This is all for the ultimate goal of building your own "space rig"!

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth

  • Developer: Square Enix
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Genres: Action, Role-playing Game
  • Release Date: Early 2024
  • Platforms: PlayStation 5

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth closes up the event with a lengthy trailer showcasing both cinematic portions of the adventure alongside some gameplay segments! This PlayStation 5-exclusive title will release sometime in early 2024!

That's all we've got for you today! Seems these showcases are pumped full of phenomenal titles, and we cannot wait to play some of them! Feel free to let us know in the comments which ones you're most excited about. Thank you so much for reading!

Summer Game Fest 2023
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Acelister - 06:32pm, 9th June 2023

Me: "I wish there were more non-mobile Star Trek games..."

Paradox Interactive: "We got you."

Me: "No, not like that..."