There was plenty to get our grubby little chocolate covered fingers on last night at the Games Awards 2017 so lets jump right in and go through the Winners and the biggest announcements!
We’ve already covered Fortnite separately so that leaves “one or two” other things to go over.
PlayerUnknowns Battle Grounds | A better look at Miramar
Coming fresh of the multitude of content announcements this week the developers behind PUBG showed off the battle royale game’s long-awaited second map, which takes place in a desert locale called Miramar. It looks much more sparse than the game’s current map, with harsh desert land surrounding a handful of small cities. The new map will debut on December 20th.
A Way Out | Launch announcement & Free trial
A Way Out is a co-operative adventure from the team behind Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. Unlike most story-driven games, it’s designed explicitly to be played with another person, so today EA announced a clever new free trial option; those who buy the game will get another copy to share with a friend, so they can play together. The publisher also revealed the game’s release date: A Way Out will be available on March 23rd on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
World War Z | Game Announcement
Book-turned-movie World War Z is now getting a video game adaptation. Developed by Saber Interactive, there’s not a lot in the way of detail about the game, but it looks like what you’d expect from an undead action experience: namely, hordes of zombies and plenty of ways to dispense of them. It offers four-player co-op play, and is coming to the PS4, Xbox One, and PC next year.
From Software | Teaser Trailer
From Software — the iconic studio behind Dark Souls and Bloodborne — is making something new, though unfortunately we have no idea what it actually is. It doesn’t even have a name yet. But based on the brief clip it looks bloody, and you can bet it’ll be hard.
Vacation Simulator | Reveal Trailer
The world of Simulation games is getting a bit silly, nonetheless Owlchemy Labs is following up its quirky VR game Job Simulator with what looks to be an equally quirky game called Vacation Simulator. It’s coming to Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR, and the HTC Vive.
In the Valley of Gods | Reveal Trailer
Much like its predecessor Firewatch , In the Valley of Gods is a first-person, narrative driven adventure. The studio says that players will “explore a remote and ancient valley in the Egyptian desert, uncovering treasure and treachery in pursuit of a discovery that could bring you fame and fortune — or leave you for dead, buried beneath the sands.” The game will be coming to Steam, though there’s no word yet on when.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild | New Expansion + Motorcycle
Nintendo finally revealed the release date for the second downloadable add-on for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and it’s incredibly soon: Zelda fans can grab it today. More importantly, the expansion, known as “The Champions’ Ballad,” will introduce a bloody MOTORCYCLE!
Soulcalibur 6 | Reveal Trailer
Legendary fighting game Soulcalibur is back with the sixth entry in the series, and the first since 2012. Not much is known about the weapons-based fighter, but Soulcalibur VI is coming next year and will be available on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
Bayonetta 3 | Nintendo Switch exclusive reveal
Platinum Games revealed that the third entry in its acclaimed Bayonetta series is in the works, and it’s coming exclusively to the Nintendo Switch. We don’t know much else about the game, but the studio does have something else coming as well: both the original Bayonetta and its sequel will are being ported to the Switch, and are launching in February.
Death Stranding | 3rd Trailer revealed
As is becoming tradition, former Metal Gear Solid mastermind Hideo Kojima provided another glimpse of his new game Death Stranding at The Game Awards. And once again, the game — which stars the likes of Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen, and Guillermo del Toro — looks downright bizarre. The latest trailer has a bit of an Alien: Covenant vibe, but also adds in strange towering alien monsters and the recurring appearance of a baby in a tube. The trailer clocks in at around eight minutes, though there’s still no sign of any gameplay — or anything resembling a release date.
GAMES AWARDS 2017 WINNERS
- Game of the Year – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)
- Best Game Direction – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo EPD)
- Best Narrative – What Remains of Edith Finch (Ian Dallas / Giant Sparrow)
- Best Art Direction – Cuphead (Studio MDHR Entertainment)
- Best Score / Music – NieR: Automata (Keiichi Okabe, Keigo Hoashi)
- Best Audio Design – Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (Ninja Theory)
- Best Performance – Melina Juergens, Hellblade (as Senua)
- Games for Impact – Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (Ninja Theory)
- Best Ongoing Game – Overwatch (Blizzard)
- Best Independent Game – Cuphead (Studio MDHR Entertainment)
- Best Mobile Game – Monument Valley 2 (ustwo games)
- Best Handheld Game – Metroid: Samus Returns (MercurySteam / Nintendo)
- Best VR/AR Game – Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (Capcom)
- Best Action Game – Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (MachineGames / Bethesda)
- Best Action/Adventure Game – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)
- Best Role-Playing Game – Persona 5 (Atlus)
- Best Fighting Game – Injustice 2 (NetherRealm Studios / Warner Bros. Interactive Ent)
- Best Family Game – Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo EAD / Nintendo)
- Best Strategy Game – Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Ubisoft Paris + Milan / Ubisoft)
- Best Sports/Racing Game – Forza Motorsport 7 (Turn 10 Studios / Microsoft Studios)
- Most Anticipated Game – The Last of Us Part II (Naughty Dog / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
- Trending Gamer – Guy Beahm (“Dr. Disrespect”)
- Best eSports Game – Overwatch (Blizzard)
- Best eSports Player – Lee Sang-hyeok “Faker” (SK Telecom 1, League of Legends)
- Best eSports Team – Cloud 9
- Student Game Award – Level Squared (Kip Brennan, Stephen Scoglio, Dane Perry Svendsen / Swinburne University)
- Best Debut Indie Game – Cuphead (Studio MDHR Entertainment)
- Chinese Fan Game Award – jx3 HD《剑网3》重制版 (Kingsoft Corporation)