Summer Game Fest 2023 Recap


Summer Game Fest

By: Jason Siu


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Summer Game Fest 2023 was packed full of announcements and gameplay trailers

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Today, Geoff Keighley took the stage for Summer Game Fest 2023 and it was filled with many exciting announcements and game debuts. The show kicks off a week of festivities, during which we can expect many more premieres and surprises. If you missed today’s Summer Game Fest and don’t feel like sitting through the entire presentation, we’ve got you covered.

Below, you will find a short recap of all the major announcements from today’s events, including trailers for each of them. We also covered the Spider-Man 2 release date announcement here.

Prince of Persia The Lost Crown – Reveal Gameplay Trailer

The announcement of Prince of Persia The Lost Crown came as a bit of a surprise. It is currently set to release on January 18, 2024, on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, and PC.

Mortal Kombat 1 Official Gameplay Trailer

It was known well in advance that Mortal Kombat 1 would debut its gameplay at Summer Game Fest. You can read more about it here.

Path of Exile 2: Ngamakanui Teaser

While everyone is talking about Diablo IV right now, Path of Exile 2 wants to remind everyone that it still exists and is coming soon.

Exoprimal x Street Fighter 6 Collaboration Teaser Trailer

Who expected robot-mecha Ryu and Guile taking on dinosaurs? In true Capcom fashion, the developer announced an upcoming collaboration between Exoprimal, its upcoming dinosaur objective shooter, and Street Fighter 6.

Sonic Superstars – Announce Trailer

This might be one of the more exciting Sonic games in years. Sonic Superstars goes back to the traditional 2D format, but with stylish and modern graphics and four-player co-op. Players will get to choose between Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy Rose.

Lies of P – Official Release Date Trailer

This unique take on Pinocchio now has a new release date of September 19, and players can now check out a demo of the game.

SAND LAND – Game Announcement Trailer

An interesting announcement, Sand Land comes from Bandai Namco and Akira Toriyama. You’ll have to check out the trailer and draw your own impressions.

Palworld Release Date Announcement Trailer

Palworld isn’t a new announcement, but we now know it will be entering early access next year. It’s Pokemon with guns, or something. It’s from the same people who made Craftopia.

Throne and Liberty World Premiere Trailer

NCSoft has another MMORPG on the horizon. If you’ve played previous NCSoft games, you might recognize what’s happening in Throne and Liberty. Amazon Games is set to publish this internationally.

The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria Gameplay Trailer

Want some Deep Rock Galactic with a Lord of the Rings skin? That should be Return to Moria, set to release sometime this fall.

Alan Wake 2 World Premiere Gameplay Footage

We got an extensive look at Alan Wake 2 gameplay, centering around new character Saga Anderson. Alan Wake fans won’t have to wait much longer to experience the sequel, set to release October 17.

Remnant 2 – Co-Op Gameplay Trailer

Another sequel that’s coming soon, Remnant 2 launches July 25 and is one game we can’t wait to play.

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 World Premiere Trailer

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 will feature three-player campaign co-op when the game arrives this winter on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

Yes, Your Grace Snowfall World Premiere Trailer

Yes, Your Grace is getting a sequel titled Yes, Your Grace Snowfall. The game looks to build on the mechanics from the original but set in winter.

Witchfire Early Access Date Reveal

Witchfire is set to launch in early access September 20 and the latest trailer gives us a look at some gameplay.

John Carpenter’s Toxic Commando Reveal Trailer

John Carpenter’s Toxic Commando pays tribute to 1980s action and horror movies. It looks to be another fun zombie shooter, set to arrive next year.

Baldur’s Gate 3: Jason Isaacs as Lord Enver Gortash Video

Baldur’s Gate 3 introduces a new character, played by Jason Isaacs. Isaacs is known for playing the role of Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter franchise, and in Baldur’s Gate 3 he’s taking on the role of Lord Enver Gortash.

Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis Summer Game Fest 2023 Trailer

Final Fantasy VII’s mobile spinoff, Ever Crisis, is now open for pre-registration and a closed beta is heading to Android. You can learn more here.

Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden Gameplay Reveal Trailer

The creators of Vampyr and the original Life is Strange, Dontnod, revealed gameplay for its upcoming title Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden.

Like a Dragon Gaiden Gameplay Reveal Trailer

The series formerly known as Yakuza continues to grow with its new entry, Like a Dragon: Gaiden – The Man Who Erased His Name. This spinoff brings back protagonist Kazuma Kiryu and will release November 9.

Under the Waves Explore the Depths Trailer

Under the Waves looks to be heavily inspired by Subnautica in this latest trailer. The game is set to release on August 29.

Fae Farm Pre-Order Trailer

These days, we can’t have any sort of major gaming event without a trailer for a farming sim game. The Stardew Valley and Animal Crossing trend continues, with Fae Farm set to release on September 8 on Switch and PC.

Lysfanga: The Time Shift Warrior World Premiere Trailer

An action RPG with a twist, Lysfanga: The Time Shift Warrior allows players to rewind time, creating copies of themselves. This game appears to be influenced by Hades and is one to keep an eye on when it releases on PC later this year.

Immortals of Aveum – Official Colossal Assault Gameplay Trailer

The upcoming magical first-person shooter, Immortals of Aveum, has released another extensive gameplay trailer.

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Summer Game Fest 2023 Trailer

The show ended with a new trailer for Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. You can read more about it here.

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With over 20 years of online publishing experience, Jason Siu is currently the Content Director at VerticalScope and used to spend most of his time writing about cars. His work can be seen on websites such as AutoGuide, EV Pulse, FlatSixes, Tire Authority, and more. As the former co-founder of and West Coast Editor of Modified Magazine, he has also authored two books for CarTech Books. In his spare time, he founded FullCleared to indulge in his passion for writing about games. Although Jason is a variety gamer, he generally prefers RPGs.

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