Thursday’s Game Awards was not only a celebration of some of the industry’s best and brightest, but a chance for many of us to get our first look at a few of next year’s biggest offerings.
Naughty Dog earned the Best Narrative award for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, while Nolan North’s portrayal of the game’s lead protagonist, Nathan Drake, won him the prize for best performance.
Here’s a list of some of the event’s other winners:
Doom – Best Action Game & Best Music/Sound Design
Inside - Best Art Direction & Best Independent Game
That Dragon, Cancer – Games for Impact
Pokemon Go – Best Mobile/Handheld Game & Best Family Game
Rez Infinite – Best VR Game
Dishonored 2 – Best Action Adventure Game
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine – Best RPG
Street Fighter V – Best Fighting Game
Civilization VI – Best Strategy Game
Forza Horizon 3 – Best Racing/Sports Game
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Most Anticipated Game
Mass Effect: Andromeda will no doubt be a contender for a number of prizes at next year’s Game Awards if the new trailer is anything to go by. In it, we get to see some of the dangers facing the Pathfinder’s as they attempt to build a new home for humanity.
Telltale Games confirmed what many already knew anyway with their Guardians of the Galaxy teaser trailer, and we also got to see some more of Hideo Kojima’s first project since parting ways with Konami. I’m not entirely sure what’s going on, but it all seems very cool. And look! There’s Mads Mikkelsen!
Lastly from the Game Awards, we got to see some more of Prey, the sci-fi action game from Arkane Studios, the team behind the award winning Dishonored series. This extended gameplay trailer features commentary from Creative Director, Raphael Colantonio and Lead Designer, Ricardo Bare.
Star Wars Battlefront’s final expansion is out next week for season pass holders, adding in new maps, weapons and characters based on the upcoming movie, Rogue One.
Scarif adds two new blasters, the heroes Jyn Erso and Orson Krennic, plus a new multi stage game mode.
Remember Bulletstorm, that game you thought about buying so you could gain early access to the Gears of War 3 multiplayer beta? Well, it’s making a comeback in the form of a remaster.
Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition comes bundled with all the previously released DLC, and features “hi-res textures, increased polygon counts, sterling audio, smoother framerates” and will support 4K resolutions on PS4 Pro and PC.
And as an added bonus, anyone who pre-orders the game will be able to replace Bulletstorm’s lead protagonist, Grayson Hunt, with Duke Nukem, complete with his very own dialogue.
Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition is out 7 April on Xbox One, PC and PlayStation 4. You can see how the game’s coming along in the images below.
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