Gamescom 2022: All Games Coming This Year

The opening night of Gamescom 2022 wrapped up yesterday. It brought us tons of new announcements, including games, TV shows, and hardware launches. While many of the upcoming games are listed for a 2023 release frame, a bunch of them will drop this year.

Here we have compiled a list of all the games and expansion packs announced at the Gamescom opening night coming our way this year:

Return to Monkey Island

Return to Monkey Island
  • Release Date: September 19, 2022
  • Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, Windows PC
  • Developer: Ron Gilbert, Terrible Toybox
  • Publisher: Devolver Digital

Return to Monkey Island will be a new installation in the much-loved 90s series Monkey Island. The game, which will now debut on September 19, brings back the adventure series with updated graphics and other modernization while keeping the classic art style and point-and-click mechanics.

The game is slated to be a direct sequel to The Secret of Monkey Island and Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge, though the devs have stated that it contains canon information from other games in the series too.

Moonbreaker

Moonbreaker
  • Release Date: September 29, 2022
  • Platform(s): Windows PC (Steam)
  • Developer: Unkown Worlds Entertainment
  • Publisher: KRAFTON, inc.

Moonbreaker is a table-top tactical game that follows the turn-based strategy gameplay approach. It has been set in the sci-fi universe, brought to life by the award-winning author Brandon Sanderson. Players will be required to defeat opponents in fast-paced battles using tabletop-style miniatures that they may enhance and personalize as they play. The game will be first available in early access on Steam.

Dying Light 2 Stay Human: Bloody Ties DLC

Dying Light 2 Stay Human: Blood Ties DLC
  • Release Date: October 13, 2022
  • Platform(s): PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X and Series S, Microsoft Windows
  • Developer: Techland
  • Publisher: Techland

Dying Light 2 initially launched on February 4, 2022. Gamescom’ss opening night live included a new teaser announcing the first DLC for Dying Light 2: Stay Human, highlighting the expansion’s gladiatorial-style arena fighting. Fans can expect loads of story content, missions, new weaponry, character interactions, and more in the new expansion pack location called The Carnage Hall. You can also expect a few cosmetic items free if you pre-order the DLC.

New Tales From The Borderlands

New Tales from The Borderlands
  • Release Date: October 21, 2022
  • Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X
  • Developer: Gearbox Software
  • Publisher: 2K

New Tales from the Borderlands will be a follow-up story to the great narrative-driven series. The new game will primarily focus on a new cast of three characters Anu, Octavio, and Fran. The choices that players make along the road will affect how the tale unfolds in New Tales from the Borderlands, a game about making choices in the narrative. The game will also bring back the goofy animation style from the original Tales of Borderlands.

Gotham Knights

Gotham Knights
  • Release Date: October 21, 2022
  • Platform(s): Xbox Series X and Series S, PlayStation 5, Microsoft Windows
  • Developer: WB Games Montréal
  • Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Gamescom also brought a brand new look at the upcoming Batman universe game Gotham Knights. While we already knew a lot about the game a surprising unveil was the release date. The game is now launching almost a week earlier than the previously announced release date.

The new trailer termed ‘Villains’ showcased the main villains in the game, including Harley Quinn, Mr. Freeze, Clayface, Court of Owls, and the Penguin. The game has also been officially announced as next-gen so older consoles won’t support it.

Age of Empire IV Anniversary Update

Age of Empire IV New Update
  • Release Date: October 25, 2022
  • Platform(s): Microsoft Windows
  • Developer(s): Relic Entertainment, World’s Edge
  • Publisher: Xbox Game Studios

The advent of the Ottomans and Malians will increase the game’s roster of historical civilizations, according to new material that Age of Empires IV developer World’s Edge has revealed. The most recent updates will be released in an anniversary update that coincides with the first anniversary of the launch of the free-to-play real-time strategy game.

Moon and Blade: Bannerlord Releasing on Consoles

Mount and Blade II on Consoles
  • Release Date: October 25, 2022
  • Platform(s): Microsoft Windows, Launching soon on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Series S
  • Developer: TaleWorlds Entertainment
  • Publisher: Plaion

In the cruel civil war-torn medieval region of Calradia, where Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord is set, entire kingdoms have fallen and risen. You may gather your army and go into combat, besiege forts, develop covert criminal enterprises, and more in an open world.

The strategy RPG was initially launched on PC and was loved by the gamers. The console port had been expected for a very long time, and at Gamescom, we finally have its official announcement. There are also rumors of a Switch port which we might see later.

Sonic Frontiers

Sonic Frontiers Key Art
Sonic Frontiers
  • Release Date: November 8, 2022
  • Platform: Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X and Series S, Microsoft Windows
  • Developer: Sonic Team
  • Publisher: SEGA

Sonic Frontiers was a heavily anticipated game. We reported the release date even ahead of the official announcement. The game will feature a fresh take on Sonic in an open-world game.

The game’s plot unfolds when Sonic finds himself stuck on an island populated by strange creatures while looking for the missing Chaos Emeralds. To unearth the mysteries buried across the Starfall Islands, you must face swarms of formidable foes while wielding the might of the ancients. Sonic Frontiers is now available for pre-order.

Callisto Protocol

The Callisto Protocol Key Art
Callisto Protocol
  • Release Date: December 2, 2022
  • Platform(s):  PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, Microsoft Windows
  • Developer: Striking Distance Studios
  • Publisher: KRAFTON, inc.

The Callisto Protocol, a game that looks a lot like Dead Space, debuted a brand-new gameplay trailer. The gameplay was captured on next-generation hardware (presumably an Xbox Series X or PS5) and included dramatic scripted moments, harsh battles with horrifying monsters, unfathomable gore, and area exploration for supplies.

Although we already had a release date as well as a previous trailer for the game, the new one features a fresh new look. Also, the release date is now closer than ever, with just 3 months to go.

High on Life

High on Life
  • Release Date: December 13, 2022
  • Platform(s): Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, Microsoft Windows
  • Developer: Squanch Games
  • Publisher: Squanch Games

Gamescom also showcased High on Life which will be an Xbox and PC exclusive. The game looks really fun with Rick and Morty style characters combined with goofy and funny guns that talk back when you use them from a first-player perspective.

The game’s peculiar tone and armories, such as its talking knives and firearms, the player’s ability to grasp onto flies using a frog’s tongue and swing about, and a battle with the monster 9-TORG, were prominently displayed in the trailer for High on Life.

Goat Simulator 3

Goat Simulator 3 Screenshot from Epic Games Store
Goat Simulator 3
  • Release Date: November 17, 2022
  • Platform(s): Microsoft Windows, Xbox Series X, and Series S, PlayStation 5
  • Developer: Coffee Stain North
  • Publisher: Coffee Stain Publishing

We have to admit we weren’t expecting Goat Simulator to launch this year. But here we are back with the fun gameplay where goats wreak havoc. We also got a gameplay trailer for it at Gamescom.

The game brings back more of the same from the original with more polished graphics and mechanics. Our favorite genocidal goats are back and more dangerous than ever. All the goats can be seen with an impressive arsenal of weaponry, including jet packs and rocket launchers, to name a few.

Surprisingly, the game will be next-gen only and not launch on older consoles. If you are on a PC, here are the requirements.

Gamescom opening night was really wild, and it had almost everything we were expecting. On that note, what is the game that you want to play the most? Let us know your thoughts in the comments down below.

Abdullah Waseem
Abdullah Waseem
With more than 3 years of experience in news and content writing, I'm a PC gaming enthusiast who loves to stay updated on everything going around in the industry.

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