Gamescom 2016 – Gamescom Awards 2016 – Part 1

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Gamescom 2016 – Around the Gamescom – Part 2

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Gamescom 2016 – Around the Gamescom – Part 1

Photos © Nathan Back


Gamescom 2016 – South Park: The Fractured But Whole Trailer

Ubisoft releases a new trailer for South Park: The Fractured But Whole at Gamescom 2016, giving fans a new look at the game’s combat and superhero story.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole will be available on December 6th for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

Gamescom 2016 – Steep Trailer


Ubisoft provided a new trailer to help demonstrate the myriad number of ways fans can explore the publisher’s new winter sports Game Steep

Steep will be available in standard and Gold editions. The Gold Edition includes both the game and the season pass.

Steep, will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on December 2

Gamescom 2016 – Metal Gear Survive Announced


Metal Gear Survivea new co-operative multiplayer title set in the same universe as Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, has been announced by Konami at Gamescom 2016.

The first major Metal Gear Solid game by Konami in the post-Kojima era is essentially an alternate universe co-operative zombie shooter.

The story of the game picks up after the ending of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Mysterious wormholes open up in the sky following the conclusion of the previous game. Characters are transported to an alternate world nearly devoid of life save for horrifying crystalline entities out to kill them. Four players will work cooperatively to survive against this onslaught with weapons from the previous game as well as all-new equipment.

Details on gameplay are light save for a note that the title will continue the blend of stealth and action from previous Metal Gear titles. The trailer gives us a good idea of the desert landscape setting in this harrowing alternate universe. The end of the trailer implies that the four players will face something quite large at some point during the game. The current speculation across multiple sites is that players will end up fighting against a Metal Gear of some sort.

Metal Gear Survive is expected sometime in 2017 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Steam.


Gamescom 2016 – Gameplay for The Surge


Focus Home Interactive and Deck13 Interactive have shared a new gameplay walkthrough for their upcoming action RPG, The Surge.

Featured above, you can view the 14 minutes of gameplay for the sci-fi title, which got released in celebration of Gamescom this week.

Here’s an overview of what to expect in the video, via Focus Home Interactive:

itted with an advanced CREO exo-suit, balancing your core power against your implants and exo-suit upgrades will allow you to specialize in a huge variety of combat styles, thanks to the almost limitless combinations of addons and dozens of make-shift weapons salvaged from the industrial complex. Finely tune your gear to match your playstyle, and to best suit the challenge ahead. The Metroidvanian levels open up as your core power increases, allowing you to over-charge doors previously too strong for your suit to damage and opening new pathways for you to explore. The CREO facility is vast, and if you want to find and craft the best equipment and weapons, you will need to search every area for secrets and hidden items.

The Surge features innovative combat mechanics, allowing you to target individual limbs and dismember the exo-suit add-on or weapon you want to acquire. Collecting tech-scrap and blueprints, you will be able to return to the Operation Center to level up and craft new exo-suit addons and weapons salvaged throughout the level. The most powerful of these can be acquired from the world’s gigantic, industrial bosses. Most of what you encounter in The Surge was never originally designed to kill you, and most of the items you loot and craft were never meant for combat. However, the combined strength of the exo-suit and near-future technology of CREO mean that anything from fork-lifting addons to laser cutters can be used as lethal weapons for diving deeper into the facility.

Find out what it takes to meld man and machine when The Surge releases in 2017.

Sony Announces Gamescom 2016 Lineup

Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe has announced their Gamescom 2016 lineup of games.

Chief among the roster of games are 17 PlayStation VR-enabled titles, as well as some highly-anticipated releases like Nioh and Gravity Rush 2.

Here’s the entire list of games at the show:


  • Gran Turismo Sport
  • Titanfall 2
  • Destiny Rise of Iron

PlayStation VR

  • Batman Arkham VR
  • Battlezone
  • Bound VR
  • EVE Valkyrie
  • Farpoint
  • Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live
  • Headmaster
  • Here They Lie
  • Hustle Kings VR
  • The Playroom VR
  • Resident Evil 7 Biohazard
  • RIGS. Mechanized Combat League
  • Robinson: The Journey
  • Until Dawn: Rush of Blood
  • Super Stardust Ultra VR
  • Tumble VR
  • PlayStation VR Worlds

Live Cinema Demos

  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Days Gone
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  • Mafia III

PlayStation Truck & Mixed Zone

  • Killing Floor 2
  • Aragami
  • Ni-oh
  • Ronin
  • Yakuza 0
  • Outlast 2
  • Farming Simulator 17
  • Batman: The Telltale Series
  • Killstrain
  • Overcoocked
  • Bound
  • WRC 6
  • Worms WMD
  • Gang Beasts
  • AVICII | Vector
  • The Tomorrow Children
  • World of Warriors
  • Gravity Rush 2

Bandai Namco To Announce New IP At Gamescom 2016

Bandai Namco recently announced that they will be announcing a brand new IP at this year’s Gamescom.

The game will be shown alongside Tekken 7 and Dragonball Xenoverse 2, and is an IP that is being created specifically for a Western audience in mind.

No further details about the game have been given.

Gamescom will be held at Cologne, Germany between the 18th and 21st of August.