Around a month ago, Game Awards founder and host, Geoff Keighley, posted a video detailing the process of deciding which games to premiere, and how to present them to the audiences. Since then, rumors have been floating about left in right regarding how many reveals to expect from the show – with rumors stating up to 12 possible reveals – and just what they will be.
A New Rocksteady Batman Game
One of the front-runners for being the biggest surprise of the show may come in the form of Rocksteady Studios revealing their new Batman game. This stems from a simple twitter interaction between The Game Awards and Rocksteady as the show’s Twitter account liked one of the Batman developers tweets about Scarecrow.
Obviously speculating on a simple Twitter interaction is a bit of a stretch, especially considering Rocksteady Studios has said that Batman: Arkham Knight was its last Batman adventure. On the other side of the spectrum, you have to consider the developers tricky past when it comes to their verbiage.
In Arkham Knight, they stated the main antagonist would be a character that fans had never seen before. But in reality, it was the Red Hood storyline from the comics, but he was simply given the moniker of the Arkham Knight. Maybe their previous statement meant it was their last Batman game in the Arkham universe.
Death Stranding News?
Death Stranding’s world premier cinematic was easily the biggest announcement of last years Game Awards, as fans were over the moon to see a simple scene of Kojima’s next game. Outside of that video, we haven’t heard much about the game with no real gameplay footage released as of yet.
So, what better place to reveal more Death Stranding news than the event in which it was prominently featured last year? The biggest reason behind thinking that the game will be showing up at the event surrounds Hideo Kojima’s friendship with Geoff Keighley. The Game Awards host has defended the developer vocally in the past regarding his treatment at the hand of Konami.
Death Stranding is being created by Kojima’s new studio, Kojima Productions.
A Big Night from Capcom
Over the past few months, there has been a lot of buzz around leaked, upcoming Capcom projects. Both Soul Caliber 6 and Devil May Cry 5 are among those rumored to be appearing at some point soon, with The Game Awards and PlayStation Experience as the frontrunners.
Devil May Cry 5, in particular, has been a hot topic on message boards, as Resetera user Son of Sparda posted a long document detailing a fair amount of info for the game, including that it would receive a 2019 release date. The apparent leak did also state that the title won’t even be revealed at PSX though, so The Game Awards may be even more unlikely.
Expect the unexpected #TheGameAwards
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) November 16, 2017
As of now, this is all simply speculation, but Keighly has promised that there will be a lot to look forward to. You can catch the Game Awards on December 7, 2017, across all major digital, gaming, and social platforms.
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