Nacon Connect Overview
Nacon Connect has come and gone, and with it, we got a look at some excellent games! Throughout the event, we got a glimpse at 17 titles. Without further ado, let's learn a bit about all the things we saw!
Release Date Trailer
The lines between nightmare and reality blur as you will take control of a German soldier haunted by the sinister truths of the war. Are you in the trenches, in the middle of a wartorn battlefield? Or are you at home in Berlin, and grotesque monsters have invaded your abode?
Ad Infinitum's trailer showcases gorgeous, dark graphics set both in the trenches of the war and the four walls of a beautiful home in Berlin. Wake up between both worlds, face hideous monstrosities, and fight for your survival... and sanity.
Embark on a nightmarish reality when the game releases on the 20th of April 2023.
Blood Bowl 3
Wishlist Now Trailer
It's time to engage in the blood sport once again, with Blood Bowl's latest game in the franchise, Blood Bowl 3. Strap on your armour and shove a knife where the sun don't shine to ensure the referees won't see you using them against your foes; anything to ensure your success.
Blood Bowl 3 faithfully uses the rules from the latest board game, and Nacon Connect's trailer showcases some of the systems in play. Strategically fight and dodge your way through the battlefield gridiron, assemble your army team from a selection of 12 races, war play competitively against other players, and much more!
The battle round's about to begin, so join in on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam and Epic Games!
Chef Life: A Restaurant Simulator
Wishlist Now Trailer
Nacon Connect showcased a brand-new trailer for Chef Life, a charming game where you will take control of a chef that's raising a restaurant from the ground up.
In the trailer, we get a quick peek at how a day in the life of a chef looks, as you will be able to decorate, select the dish of the day, purchase ingredients to be a responsible chef, hire a reliable team, and cook meals! You'll also be able to order your team by asking them to cook different dishes for some of the tables; the most realistic chef life sim to date!
Sharpen your knife, provide the best service in town, and earn that MICHELIN Guide Star when Chef Life - A Restaurant Simulator releases on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, the Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store soon!
Crown Wars: The Black Prince
Crown Wars: The Black Prince is a turn-based tactics title. Live through brutal wars that have ravaged the lands for twenty years and wars that royal families have waged to claim the crown of the most powerful kingdom of Europe. That isn't all, however, as an even more terrible scourge arises from the darkness, bred from despair and unholy sacrifices.
The trailer begins with a narration of the story that Crown Wars: The Black Prince will partake in, and then moves on to a short gameplay section — about 20 seconds in length — showcasing numerous battlefields, attacks, soldiers, and armaments that we'll familiarise ourselves with.
Crown Wars: The Black Prince will release sometime next year for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, the Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam, though you can wishlist it now, and learn more in the store page!
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum
MY PRECIOUS!!— Sorry, I mean Gameplay Trailer
Showcased in the Nacon Connect was The Lord of the Rings: Gollum's official gameplay trailer! Narrated by Gollum, we see bits of the story centred around everyone's favourite 587-year-old with a split-personality hobbit that has an obsession with the One Ring. Experience the untold tale of Gollum's enslavement below the Dark Tower all the way to his stay with the Elves of Mirkwood. Though, you choose which of the egos — Gollum or Sméagol — is more prominent throughout the quest.
The trailer showcases numerous hiding mechanisms that players will be able to use while playing the cautious Sméagol. Flee from dragons, hide from giant arachnids, and stick to the shadows to hide from any threat that stands between you and the One Ring; this trailer truly shows a lot of gameplay that fans eager to sink their teeth into the title should check out.
The Lord of the Ring: Gollum sneaks into an official release date on the 1st of September, coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, the Nintendo Switch, and PC!
Gangs of Sherwood
Gangs of Sherwood received an official announcement trailer during Nacon Connect. The short trailer (only 47 seconds in length) features pre-alpha footage of the gameplay showcasing two of the four playable characters and some of their attacks engaging in combat against skirmishers. In it, we also see numerous environments, including ancient ruins overrun by foliage, an underground area, trenches, and a dark, polluted city.
Anxious to learn more about Gangs of Sherwood? Learn more about it in the storefronts it's available on — PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store — and wishlist it!
Also announced at Nacon Connect is ParadiZe Project, with a brief 51-second trailer showcasing a zombie ... ironing a shirt?
ParadiZe Project is the definition of fighting fire with fire, as players will be able to use zombies to turn them against the horde. Roam the wasteland, kill zombies, befriend them to do your bidding, and battle gargantuan bosses, such as the escaped "The Mighty Daisy", a bloodthirsty elephant.
ParadiZe Project will infect the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store sometime next year.
Announcement Trailer & Early Access Announcement
Announced in the Nacon Connect is Ravenswatch, a game in which players will take control of forgotten legends to fight back against the darkness. Choose between Scarlet, the Red Hood; The Pied Piper; the blighted warrior, Beowulf; and the Snow Queen, and delve straight into battle!
Answer the call of the Ravenswatch on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store, and prepare for when the game releases in PC Early Access sometime next year!
Session: Skate Sim
Full Release Date Trailer
Session: Skate Sim featured a trailer in Nacon Connect showcasing the game's full release date!
In Early Access on Steam since 2019, Session: Skate Sim is finally receiving a full release date three years after its debut. Although the trailer doesn't share any information regarding new content, we know that the game will release on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store on the 22nd of September!
Steelrising received a brand-new trailer featuring even more gameplay (this time, more slow-paced) featuring numerous foes that players will be able to fight in order to reign victorious over the French Revolution.
Of course, the trailer doesn't only showcase new foes that we'll have to defeat, but also brings about the gleeful announcement of its pre-order and the pre-order benefits you can get! By purchasing Steelrising now, you can get the cosmetic pack Marie-Antoinette (which is gorgeous; yes please!) and exclusive Beta Access near the end of August.
Lead the revolution when Steelrising releases on the 8th of September for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam, the Epic Games Store, and GOG!
Nacon Studio Milan Game
Nacon Connect teases us with an unnamed game with a very short 24-second trailer. The trailer doesn't give us much information about the game aside from the fact that it'll be set in the Terminator universe! Keep your eyes peeled in the coming months for more information!
While war games focus on action-heavy frontline combat, War Hospital seeks a new approach: take control of a frontline field hospital located in Northern France during the Great War.
In war, there are no obvious right or wrong decisions, and you'll have to live with the consequences — both short- and long-term — of each one you make. With a constant drought of resources and a constant influx of injured soldiers, manage your supplies, decide how much a life is worth, and truly test your morality of the greater good. Is one soldier worth the life of thousands? How far will you go to save the next one? The fight starts after the bullet hits the soldier — the fight for their life. Play a war game that celebrates life, not death.
Upgrade your technology to face newer injuries, aid soldiers with both physical and mental ailments, and be the angel of the battlefield when War Hospital releases in Q4 of this year for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam, the Epic Games Store, and GOG!
WRC Generations received an official announcement trailer, featuring all-new challenges for racing games, such as managing your energy on these cars powered by fossil-free fuels!
Play through countless tracks across 22 different countries, 49 teams, 37 legendary cars and other bonuses, 165 timed special stages, and much more! Not only that, but you'll also be able to experience countless brand-new features, including a LEAGUES PvP mode, in-game team creation and management, and new hybrid vehicles!
Drive into the race on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store, coming soon.
Nacon Pro Compact Colorlight
Nacon Accesory Reveal Trailer
Nacon revealed numerous accessories throughout the Nacon Connect event, inclduing the brand-new Colorlight controller. Designed for the Xbox, this joypad will feature six different LED lights, each with 25 different colours, four types of effects, and three different speed levels for a total of over a quintillion combinations (their words, not mine!) to make your controller completely unique.
If you're interested, make sure to stay tuned for more information regarding Nacon's Colorlight, coming out later this fall!
Daija Arcade Stick
Nacon Accessory Reveal Trailer
Another accessory by Nacon, the Daija Arcade Stick is a fully-customisable control comes with a detachable 3m cable, joystick handles and tools, and a customisation app to create unique button layouts for each of the three consoles the Daija Arcade Stick will support — PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC.
If you're excited to experience gaming with the Daija Arcade Stick, well then look forward for more information regarding the controller later this fall!
RIG 300, RIG 500, RIG 800
Nacon Accessory Reveal Trailer
With three announcements in one trailer, the RIG Pro Series Gaming Headsets are, you guessed it, headsets meant for gaming! Although the trailer doesn't give a lot of information regarding the differences between the RIG 300, RIG 500, and RIG 800, we do know that the 800 PRO will be the only wireless variant with a base station.
All three models have PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, PC, and multiplatform versions available, though that is all of the information the trailer provides.
Hell is Us
The Creation of Hell is Us
Nacon Connect showcased a bit more information regarding Hell is Us, an upcoming third-person title in which players will travel a land ravaged by civil war and a calamity. In this video, the Creative Director, Jonathan Jacques-Belletête, speaks a little bit about what were the fundamental aspects when creating Hell is Us, and what the team had most in mind when first creating the lore and world.
Hell is Us is set to release sometime next year for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store!
RoboCop: Rogue City
Release Window Trailer
RoboCop: Rogue City received a brand-new trailer featuring some gameplay and narrative elements that will be present throughout the game. This first-person take on RoboCop will have players bringing justice to the crime-ridden streets of Old Detroit.
More importantly, however, the trailer showcases a release window for the title — June 2023. Look forward to the game's release for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, the Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store.
Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown
The final announcement at Nacon Connect is Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown, an MMO title where players drive through Hong Kong Island, built at 1:1 scale. Work your way up to get the privilege of driving high-profile marques, such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Porsche, and customise not only your car, but your avatar too!
The trailer doesn't give us much more information outside of its expected 2023 release date, though we do know that the Steam page is now live!
That's all for the things we got to see at the Nacon Connect event! Which one did you like the most? Let me know in the comments below! I personally can't wait for Ravenswatch, Steelrising, and Ad Infinitum!