Gamescom 2019 is here, so we’ve got a whole bunch of gaming-related news. Last night alone, a number of game trailers were shown, which include Hideo Kojima’s very perplexing Death Stranding, a gameplay trailer of Marvel’s Avengers, an extended look at Witcher 3 running on the Nintendo Switch, and a number of interesting indie games.
If you haven’t been following Gamescom 2019 closely, here are some game trailers you must watch from the event.
You Can Urinate in Death Stranding
Hideo Kojima, the man behind the Metal Gear Solid franchise, is back with Death Stranding. Developed under the now-independent Kojima Productions studio, the upcoming action game has a star-studded cast. These include Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen, Troy Baker, and even Guillermo del Toro.
In this latest gameplay video, we now know that you can make Norman Reedus’ character…urinate, which then sprouts a mushroom. On top of that, you can even rock the Bridge Baby to calm the infant. If that’s not confusing enough, the video above also gave more details on the character Mama and the baby itself.
There’s no denying the bizarre nature of Death Stranding, and it will be released for the PlayStation 4 system on 8 November 2019.
Marvel’s Avengers Gameplay Trailer Revealed
This gameplay trailer was actually showed behind closed doors at E3 2019 and San Diego Comic-Con, but here it is: an official look at how Marvel’s Avengers will play like. Developed by Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montréal (with Square Enix as the publisher), each character in the game have their own moveset.
Thor has his mighty Mjollnir to swing around, Iron Man can switch between ground and air combat effortlessly, and Hulk feels like…well, Hulk. You can smash your way through enemies with the green beast. Marvel’s Avengers is set to arrive on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows, and Google Stadia on 15 May 2020.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Showcased on Nintendo Switch
Who would’ve thought a game like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will make it onto the Nintendo Switch? Of course, it’s evident the graphics are turned down substantially for the game to be playable on the console, but it’s still very impressive how CD Projekt Red managed to cram such a huge game into the Switch.
You can take a look for yourself how the game runs on the console with the lengthy gameplay video above. If you’ve always wanted to experience Witcher 3 on the go, this is as good as it gets. The Complete Edition of the game is set to arrive on the Nintendo Switch this 15 October 2019.
Hotline Miami Collection Coming to Nintendo Switch
For the first time ever, Hotline Miami and Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number are available on the Nintendo Switch. Both games are released on the console as part of the Hotline Miami Collection, which can be purchased right now on the Nintendo eShop for $24.99 – that comes up to about RM105.
The Hotline Miami franchise is well-loved for its fast-paced action sequences, and the top-down view of the game presents a unique perspective. That being said, the violent and gruesome nature of the game may not be for everyone, even if the art style somewhat masks these elements.
Ori and the Blind Forest on Nintendo Switch
Now this is an interesting one. Ori and the Blind Forest is developed by Moon Studios, and it was originally published by Microsoft for Xbox and Windows back in 2015. Now, the side-scrolling platformer is coming to the Nintendo Switch as a Definitive Edition.
Featuring hand-drawn graphics and beautiful backgrounds, this indie title plays a lot like classic side-scrollers. You can earn new abilities to get to previously inaccessible areas, it has challenging platforming sections, and overall, the game can prove to be pretty difficult. Ori and the Blind Forest will be coming to the Nintendo Switch on 27 September 2019.
First Look at Need for Speed Heat Gameplay
Announced just earlier this month, this is our first look at the gameplay of the new Need for Speed title. Looking at the trailer, Need for Speed Heat seems to have all of the elements of its predecessors. You can customise your car to your heart’s content, the cops impact your gameplay quite a bit, and obviously, there are tons of racing.
Interestingly, you can even download a mobile app – aptly dubbed NFS Heat Studio – to customise your car before the game is released. Your personalised rides can then be imported to the game once it’s out on 8 November for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows.
Cyberpunk 2077 Releasing on Google Stadia
It’s a rather short trailer for Cyberpunk 2077, but the big news here is the game’s release on the Google Stadia cloud gaming service. It’s a big addition to the service, which should attract more gamers to subscribe to Stadia once it is officially launched sometime in November 2019.
Cyperpunk 2077 is CD Projekt Red’s next big project, which is the very same studio responsible for the Witcher series. Needless to say, that – and the shooter’s vast open-world metropolis – makes it a highly anticipated title. Plus, Keanu Reeves will be in the game.
So far, there’s no specific release date for Cyberpunk 2077 on Google Stadia; it’s only said to be available on the service in 2020. For every other platform, including PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows, the game will be available on 16 April 2020.