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2017 Gamescom Live News, Coverage and More
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2017 Gamescom Live News, Coverage and More


Microsoft kicked things off with a keynote that lasted for over an hour.  The overall reaction was generally mixed.

Some of the following was shared:

Xbox One X Pre-orders are now live.
Trailers were shown for Assassin’s Creed: Origins, Middle Earth: Shadow of War
Over 100 “Enhanced” titles for the release of Xbox One X.
Sea of Thieves will have cross-platform co-op play between the Xbox and PC.
Working on remasters to Age of Empires 2 and 3, and a new Age of Empires 4.
Microsoft will be Publishing PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds
Crackdown 3 delayed to 2018
CrossPlay is giving Microsoft an “edge” (terrible pun) over Sony.
Games with Gold for September was announced: Forza Motorsport 5 (1st-30th Xbox One), Oxenfree (15-th through Oct. 15th – Xbox One), Hydro Thunder Hurricane  (September 1st through 15th, Xbox One & 360) and Battlefield 3 ( September 16th through the 30th for Xbox One and 360) will be available during the month.

Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg upsold the Xbox One X by saying “all the biggest games are doing it”, referring to patching games with 4K updates.

Assassin’s Creed: Origin’s Cinematic Trailer

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War Trailer

GameSpot’s Coverage of Microsoft’s Press Conference

 


Sony is joining up with Bungie and Push Square to release trailers for Destiny 2 and Shenmue 3, which finally made it’s appearance at Gamescom in the form of a trailer.

Destiny 2 is not far from console release as well with advantages to PlayStation players in the form of earlier access and exclusives.
Unchartered: The Lost Legacy was on display along with it’s new multi-player platform PlayLink, which connects mobile and console gamers.

Destiny 2 Official Launch Trailer

Shenmue 3’s First Trailer

 



A SNES Inspired 3DS XL is being released to Europe in October.
Luncheon Kingdom for Super Mario Odyssey was revealed
Rocket League for Switch will contain exlusive carts based on Mario and Metroid.
Super Mario 3D land, Luigi’s Mansion 2 and Kirby Triple Deluxe were announced for Select 3DS range.
Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon have pre-orders opened.
Pokemon Silver & Gold packaged editions can also be pre-ordered
Fire Emblem Warriors will be coming to Nintendo 3DS and Switch in fall.
Fire Emblem Warriors has a new trailer which can be seen below:
Expecting a LiveStream update for Metroid: Samus Returns

Metroid: Samus Returns Trailer:

 

Fire Emblem Warriors Trailer:

 



Star Wars Battlefront II’s Starfighter Assault and FIFA 18 had a new trailer.
Need for Speed: Payback unveiled a new BMW M5 which will be drivable in-game
The Sims 4 will be released for Xbox and PlayStation in November along with a Cats & Dogs expansion
EA’s Original Fe will be released for Nintendo Switch in 2018
Revealed a new 5 v 5 mode being developed for Battlefield 1.
Battlefield 1 Revolution will include all Battlefield 1 content released so far.

Battlefront 2’s Starfighter Assault Trailer:

The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs Expansion Trailer

FIFA 18 Trailer

EA’s Original Fe coming to Switch

 


Bethesda utilized Gamescom’s platform to showcase the games it had announced at E3.z

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider is due for release sometime in September
Wolfenstein 2 (Which will be available as an Enhanced Xbox One X game) and The Evil Within 2 were on showcase.
Bethesda’s Virtual Reality line up will be available to play in December, which includes Doom VFR and Fallout 4 VR
Updates to come on Elder Scrolls Online and Quake Champions before the Gamescom’s conclusion.

Fallout 4 VR Trailer as shown at E3:

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider E3 Trailer:

The Evil Within 2 Trailer shown at E3:

 


No big surprises this year from Blizzard at Gamescom.  The company however, did share some new info on Shadows of Argus, World of Warcraft patch 7.3 which is set to be released on August 29th 2017, as well as some other various items..

Blizzard dove in to some of the new story elements of Argus and the lore of the home planet for the Legion.
There will be an invasion on Argus when the patch goes live, which players will team up with the Army of  Light and fight the Legion in the Antoran Wastes.  New World Quests and Emissaries will be unlocked.

Blizzard then revealed an animated short: “Rise and Shine” – Starring Mei from the cast of Overwatch..  You can watch that short below here.  Overwatch fans will also see a brand new Overwatch animated short following the Junkertown Map Reveal and story trailer.

“Junkertown is an Escort map located in the harsh and unforgiving Australian Outback,” the official description explains

A new hero is being introduced in Heroes of the Storm — players will be able to play as Kel’Thuzad.

And last but not least, Hearthstone.  Blizzard’s first Hearthstone raid puts everybody against the Lich King Arthas.   This is an all-against-one attack against Arthas, who in this particular mode brings a whopping one million hit points to the table. The object is to do as much damage as possible before he defeats you. The better you do, the higher your rank.  Really “exciting” stuff? Not really sure yet.  I am leaving the video of the Hearthstone animated short out of this, it’s just weird. I know what they were going for.. I’m just not sure it hits the mark.

Kel’Thuzad Gameplay in HoTS:

Junkertown Map Reveal & Story Trailer:

Rise and Shine:


Anno 1800 was announced and it’s anticipated in winter 2018
Players can head on over to Anno Union for early access or to provide feedback
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege has an expansion coming called Operation Blood Orchid
Assassin’s Creed: Origins has 2 new trailers available which can be watched below. (The first trailer can be seen at the top of this post).

Ubisoft brought a bevy of games to Gamescom with them:  Far Cry 5, For Honor, Assassin’s Creed: Origins, Just Dance 2017, and The Crew 2 with them to the show for people to play or try out.

Assassin’s Creed: Origins Trailer:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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