The Gamescom 2021 edition of the Future Games Show happened earlier today, giving gamers plenty of titles to look forward to. From small-scale to higher-profile indie titles, there’s more than enough games to whet any indie fan’s appetite. Since there was a lot shown off though, and because it happened in the middle of the day, chances are you may have missed some of the announcements. No need to worry though, we’ll go over all games revealed during the Gamescom 2021 Future Games Show presentation!
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Warhammer 40K Chaos Gates: Daemon Hunters Gamescom Trailer
The team behind this fast-paced turn-based tactical RPG, Complex Games, showcased a fresh cinematic trailer at the Future Games Show for Gamescom 2021! Featuring the stylish and brutal Grey Knights, you’ll go about slaughtering the forces of Chaos on Steam and the Epic Games Store in 2022!
Super Animal Royale Full Release
This cute-yet-deadly battle royale sees various animals duke it out in an effort to be the last animal standing. Releasing today on all major platforms for free, test your might as the best animal you can be.
Life is Strange: True Colors Showcases New Gameplay Segment
Life is Strange: True Colors was mostly absent from the other Gamescom 2021 shows, so the Future Games Show offered a special spotlight into gameplay. In the video, Alex Chen helps an elderly shop owner who holds a genuine fear of forgetting all she holds dear. The next Life is Strange title will debut on September 10 on PlayStation, Xbox, PC, and Google Stadia platforms. A Switch port will come later this year.
Sands of Aura Early Access Reveal Trailer
This atmospheric dungeon-crawler sees you take on otherworldly adversaries and deadly traps in your quest to breathe life into an otherwise dying world. Sands of Aura releases in Steam Early Access on October 21.
Jurassic World Aftermath Part 2 Reveal Trailer
The sequel to the original VR stealth title, Jurassic World Aftermath Part 2 offers up even more unforgettable scares and diverse stealth gameplay as you avoid hungering dinosaurs. The title will debut on the Oculus Quest on September 30.
Project Relic Debuts a New Gameplay Trailer
In this brutal soulslike, you’ll face beasts of varying shapes and sizes in hectic, fine-tuned combat. With an excellent atmosphere to boot, you’re sure to have a lot of fun when Project Relic launches in early 2023.
Moonglow Bay Reveals Release Date and Gameplay
After promising an exciting announcement at Gamescom 2021, the Future Games Show revealed the release date for this beautiful voxel-based fishing game. You can start relationships and collect all sorts of sea creatures starting October 7 on both PC and Xbox platforms.
In Sound Mind Unveils Creepy Gameplay Trailer and Release Date
This psychological thriller looks all sorts of scary, including its offering of The Living Tombstone’s musical repertoire. The horror puzzler will release on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC platforms on September 28, with a Nintendo Switch version to come later.
Rustler Looks to Bring Medieval Thievery to Consoles
Needless to say, you’ll be rustling some feathers in this title from Jutsu Games. As a medieval thug, you’ll be performing all sorts of heists from stealing wagons full of goods and NPC’s horses in a GTA game fit for ye olde days. Rustler is currently in Early Access but will launch on consoles on August 31.
Salt and Sacrifice Multiplayer Reveal Trailer
This upcoming PlayStation exclusive will feature all sorts of co-op, from daring PvP to a fully playable co-op campaign. To get more details on how these will work, check out the trailer above.
Timberborn Reveals New Gameplay and Release Date
With humans being out of the picture, beavers have done their part to rebuild civilization. Yes, beavers. Pick your faction and build up a beaver-worthy home when Timberborn releases in Early Access on September 15.
Trading Time Reveals Itself at the Gamescom 2021 Edition of the Future Games Show
After shipwrecking on a mysterious island, your goal of all things is to get your prized plant back. As someone’s taken it though, they’re looking to make a trade with you. It’s up with you to head on this wild goose chase and get your prized plant back. Trading Time can now be wishlisted on Steam, with the release coming “soon”.
Smalland Unveils Gameplay of Shrunken World
In this multiplayer survival sim, you’ll play as a small human wandering around a large forest (similar to Grounded, if you’ve heard of it). Featuring both luscious scenes and creepy creatures, there’s plenty shoved in a small package. Smalland will release later this year on Steam.
MADiSON Promises Scares and Demons in New Trailer
MADiSON follows a young girl of the same name with a camera, working to chase demons and unravel the truth of the otherworldly place she finds herself stuck in. MADiSON will release on PC in 2021 and consoles in 2022.
DokeV Developers Share New Details on the Title
The developers behind Black Desert Online, Pearl Abyss, have shared new details regarding their next title DokeV. The open-world creature collecting game will release soon on PC and console platforms.
Soulstice Debuts Fresh Gameplay in Future Games Show Trailer at Gamescom 2021
The connection of humans remains ever the stronger in Soulstice, and action RPG starring two connected characters. This brutal adventure will come to PC and next-gen consoles in 2022 and can be wishlisted on Steam.
Team17 Showcases its 2021/2022 Release Lineup
Team17 has a host of titles it’s looking to release over the remainder of 2021 and 2022. The titles showcased can be found below, along with their release dates/windows
- Greak: Memories of Azur – Out Now
- Crown Trick – Xbox and PlayStation on September 7
- Honey, I Shrunk the Cult – Early Access September 14
- Sheltered 2 – September 21
- The Unliving – Early Access October 2021
- Epic Chef – November 2021
- Hammerting – November 2021
- Hell Let Loose – PlayStation and Xbox in Autumn 2021
- Batora: Lost Haven – 2022
- Broken Roads – 2022
Arcadegeddon Fall Update Teaser
The team behind this co-op shooter is bringing some serious improvements with the game’s Fall update. Currently in Early Access, Arcadegeddon is penned for full release on PC and PS5 in 2022.
Vampire The Masquerade: Blood Hunt is Hosting a Playtest
Revealing that the team has made some genuine improvements to balance with this vampire battle royale, Blood Hunt will be hosting a Steam playtest on September 7 to stress test the game’s servers. You can take part of it through the Steam page.
Medieval Dynasty Sets its Sights on a Release Date
Medieval Dynasty, a town management title set in the medieval ages, has set its sights for a release date on September 23 (for PC). How will you manage your town of old?
Imp of the Sun Reveals Itself
For fans of games such as Hollow Knight, Imp of the Sun is yet another Metroidvania looking to make its mark on the world. With a beautifully animated 2D style and some engaging gameplay, Imp of the Sun is looking to release on Steam and the Epic Games Store in early 2022.
Tails of Iron Brings a Gritty Rat-Filled Future to PC and Consoles
In this rat-based adventure game, fight various rats and bring hope to an otherwise dark future when Tails of Iron comes to PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch platforms on September 17.
Maneater Throws Conspiracy Into the Mix With the Next DLC
In the Truth Quest DLC for Maneater, you’ll tear apart your foes viciously as a surreal shark as you work to fight conspiracy theories and uncover the truth. Yes, you read that statement right. Maneater: Truth Quest launches on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox on August 31.
Freedom Games Looks Towards its Future Releases
Freedom Games today showcased a host of their games that are currently in development. As shown in the trailer, the team currently has Retreat to Enen, Clouzy!, Cat Cafe Manager, Sky Fleet, One Lonely Outpost, Guardians of Hyelore, Mail Time, and Monster Outbreak in development.
Gungrave Makes its Return With a New Installment
After debuting both a game and anime series back in the early 2000s, and is looking to make its return with Gungrave G.O.R.E., an unexpected reveal for the Gamescom 2021 edition of the Future Games Show. Starring what can only be assumed as a gender-bent Bayonetta, Gungrave G.O.R.E. is aiming for a 2022 release date on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC platforms.
Alaskan Truck Simulator Rides Onto PC Next Year
As part of a double feature for the game’s publisher, Alaskan Truck Simulator will do exactly what it entails, simulate the life of a truck driver across the great white North of Alaska. You can expect the title to hit PC in Q1 of 2022.
War Hospital Will Begin Treating Patients in 2022
As the second part of the aforementioned double feature, War Hospital is a strategy title where you cure patients of various afflictions. You can expect the title to hit PC and consoles next year.
Serial Cleaners Showcases New Cleanup in Latest Trailer
Serial Cleaners looks to freshen things up with a new gameplay perspective and some fresh graphics as it works to improve upon the solid first entry. Serial Cleaners 2 releases on PC and consoles in 2022.
Nine Years of Shadows Reveals Gorgeous Pixel Art in Gameplay Trailer
Nine Years of Shadows is a moving Metroidvania with a soundtrack supported by some well-known composers. With plenty of difficult bosses and weapons to wield, Nine Years of Shadows is sure to offer a formidable adventure when it releases sometime soon. You can also wishlist the game on Steam.
FAR: Changing Tides Debuts Gameplay Trailer at Gamescom 2021 Edition of Future Games Show
FAR: Changing Tides has brought us a new look at the gameplay you can expect including some wonderful underwater sections. Feel free to check out our article on the reveal for more regarding this title, as it works towards a release in early 2022.
Balsa Model Flight Simulator Hosts a Fresh Beta Playtest
This upcoming flight simulator lets you fly a model airplane across various locations, while either flying solo or battling others across the skies. All of this, while being a small, nimble aircraft. Balsa Model Flight Simulator can be tested out now on Steam, where you can also provide feedback.
TREPANG2 Offers Gun-Fu in Newest Trailer
It turns out the above reveals weren’t all Team17 had to show, as they debuted a new, badass trailer at the Future Games Show for Gamescom 2021. This shooter offers frantic gameplay and plenty of bullet time in the same vein as FEAR. TREPANG2 is ready to blast its way onto PC in 2022.
Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl Showcases Two New Characters
The team behind this upcoming brawler has showcased two new, iconic characters in April O’Neil and CatDog. These two are sure to make a great fit for the already star-studded cast when Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl makes its way to consoles and (just revealed) PC in the Fall of 2021.
What was your favorite announcement from the Gamescom 2021 edition of the Future Games Show? Does anything, in particular, stand out heavily? Let me know in the comments below!