The E3 2023-replacement Summer Game Fest 2023 Press Conference broadcast aired today, has revealed brand new information about developer’s PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Switch, PC & Mobile games lineup. Geoff Keighley’s Summer-long event started on June 8th at 11:00AM PDT (Pacific USA) / 2:00PM EDT (Eastern USA) / 7:00PM BST (London) / 8:00PM CEST (Europe) / 9:00PM MSK (Russia) / 11:30PM IST (India) / 2:00AM CST (China) / 3:00AM JST (Japan) / 4:00AM AEST (Sydney, Australia) and lasted 1 hour and 45 minutes. What follows is a bulletpoints roundup…
The biggest world premieres included Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown, Mortal Kombat 1, Path of Exile 2, Sonic Superstars, Sand Land, Alan Wake 2, Yes, Your Grace 2, John Carpenter’s Toxic Commando, Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden, Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name, Under the Waves, Star Trek: Infinite, Lysfanga: The Time Shift Warrior, Fortnite “Wilds” Season, and Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth.
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Here’s the full Summer Game Fest 2023 broadcast video:
Summer Game Fest 2023 continues all weekend with the Xbox & Bethesda Showcase on Sunday! Ubisoft and others will follow next week.
Summer Game Fest 2023 Press Conference Roundup
- [0:28:30] — Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown reveal trailer! 2.5D styled like the original games. Looks awesome with 2D God of War fighting and PoP platforming combined for smooth exciting gameplay! Great opener to the show. Release date is January 18, 2023 on all game platforms. More info on Ubisoft Forward. 😀
- [0:33:00] — Mortal Kombat 1 gameplay trailer. Interesting how the Kameo Characters work as assist characters with original outfits, while some of the characters will also be fully playable characters as well. Of course, bloody brutal fatalities are back! Coming September 19, 2023.
- Path of Exile 2 debut gameplay trailer. Looks Diablo 4-esque. More info July 28 at pathofexile2.com.
- Street Fighter 6’s Robo-Ryu & Guile joins Exoprimal in Fall 2023, but the game releases July 14, 2023.
- [0:46:25] — Nicolas Cage joins the Dead by Daylight horror game cast. Nicolas Cage comes on stage and tell us he’s “Happy to join your very very cool club!” Says he’s playing an exaggerated version of himself like in in his recent movie. Nicolas Cage is one of the best actors in Hollywood, he acts his *ss off in anything he’s in, so this should be fun, even though we all know he’s taking the paycheck! Debut trailer shown. Coming July 25, 2023. 🙂
- The Witcher Season 3 trailer shown. TV series returns to Netflix in Summer 2023. Henry Cavill’s last season as Geralt, but the show will be back for Season 4.
- Epic Games publishing shows off Witchfire. The Witch Hunt begins. Early access on September 20, 2023.
- Smilegate publishing shows off Crossfire: Sierra Squad. Coming August 2023.
- Remnant 2 gameplay shooter trailer looks like it took inspiration from a Cthulhu nightmare. Coming 2023.
- Sonic Superstars world premiere trailer shown! Sonic’s back in a brand new 2.5D adventure with an all-new look. Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy are available for 4-player teamup! New powers like ice and water powers. Available on all game platforms in Fall 2023.
- Honkai: Star Rail trailer shown. New Code Name PS5 trailer.
- Lies of P(innocio) new game world trailer shows many new characters you’ll come across. DEMO NOW AVAILABLE. Release on September 19, 2023.
- From the creator of Dragon Ball, Akira Toriyama, comes a new game titled Sand Land. It has a beautiful cel-shaded DBZ & Dragon Quest manga art style courtesy of said famed artist. In development at Bandai Namco, so this will be a quality game. Coming to PlayStation 4, 5, Xbox Series X & PC (Steam).
- Annapura Interactive teaser for their June 29, 2023 showcase.
- Throne and Liberty PvP game from Amazon Games revealed. Claim the throne, fly as a hawk too. Playthroneandliberty.com.
- Nexon’s knights and magic battles game is called Warhaven. Gameplay trailer shown. Coming Fall 2023.
- Party Animals gameplay trailer shown. Looks like a fun multiplayer. Release date is September 20, 2023.
- Dying Light 2 studio’s next game is teased but unknown.
- Crash Team Rumble PvP game trailer. Coming June 20, 2023.
- Alan Wake 2‘s Sam Lane comes on stage to talk about Remedy Entertainment’s long-awaited sequel. Fans are giddy for a new horror adventure, where Alan’s trying to escape from the nightmare dimension. Playable female FBI character Anderson joins Alan on his adventure, but you can play as Alan from start to end if you want to. Raw unedited gameplay teaser shown. Does anyone’s eye immediately go to the flashlight battery power indicator? Game looks awesome! Release date is October 17, 2023 on PS5, Xbox Series X & PC (Epic Games Store).
- Warhammer 40K: Space Marine 2 trailer shown. Co-op campaign for up to 3 players. For the Imperium! Fight for the God Emperor!
- Yes, Your Grace 2 debut trailer shown. 2.5D knight adventure. Coming 2024 to Steam.
- John Carpenter’s Toxic Commando game trailer shown. Zombie game announced by Focus and Saber, looks like 4-player co-op Left 4 Dead with vehicles thrown in. Release date in 2024.
- Baldur’s Gate 3 trailer shown by Larian Studios. New character with his own mechanical army joins the fight. Coming August 31, 2023.
- Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 features two Spider-Men according to the director, but we already knew that for forever. A non-Eddie Brock Venom artwork shown, so he’ll feature in the game. No new gameplay shown for the PS5-exclusive. Release date confirmed for October 20, 2023.
- Palworld is said to be like Pokemon with guns. 3D open world adventure. Early access begins early 2024.
- Black Desert MMO trailer. Coming July 14, 2023.
- The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria building sim with orcs and dwarfs announced. Looks like a mobile game.
- Final Fantasy 7: Ever Crisis mobile game shown for iOS & Android.
- Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden debut trailer shown by Dontnod & Focus. Magic melee fighting adventure where it’s you versus ghosts.
- Yakuza’s “Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name” world premiere trailer shown. Looks great! Release date is November 8, 2023 on PS5, PS4, PC, Xbox Series X & Xbox One.
- Under the Waves debut trailer. Coming August 29, 2023.
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – Warzone new season 4 trailer shows it also takes place in an abandoned zoo. Free-to-play Battle Royale COD staying strong. Starts June 14, 2023.
- Porche 75’s anniversary celebrated with special edition Xbox Series X.
- Faefarm cozy game trailer. Coming September 8, 2023 for both Switch & PC.
- Marvel Snap, best mobile game of the year 2022, gets new Conquest game mode next week.
- King Arthur: Legends Rise trailer shown.
- Wayfinder trailer shown. Early access this Summer. More at playwayfinder.com.
- Fortnite’s Unreal Editor shows amazing graphics.
- Stellaris Nexus 4X galaxy strategy game trailer shown.
- Space Trash Scavengers trailer shown.
- Star Trek: Infinite debut trailer shows Borg battle. Grand strategy game from Paradox.
- Twisted Metal TV Show‘s Sweet Tooth debut trailer. Twisted Metal creator David Jaffe didn’t sound like he liked the comedy in it, but it could just be a bad trailer for a great TV show. Only on Peacock starting July 27, 2023.
- Lysfanga: The Time Shift Warrior debut trailer. Published by Quantic Dream. Coming to Steam in 2023.
- EA Original’s Immortals of Aveum director talks up the game on stage. CGI trailer shown. Coming July 20, 2023.
- Fortnite “Wilds” Chapter 4, Season 3 trailer debuts. Shows lots of dinoaurs, indiana jones and transformers tie-ins.
- [2:10:42] — Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth (AKA Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2) world premiere trailer!! The second part of the Final Fantasy 7 Remake Trilogy is what all the Final Fantasy fans have been waiting for, talking flame-tailed lion and Chocobos included. Next gameplay was shown. How many parts will there be? Don’t be surprised if it’s more than 3 parts, because it’s… Coming early 2024 on 2 discs like the Final Fantasy games did on the original PlayStation, no joke! 😮
Timeline of Summer Game Fest 2023 Day 1:
- 30:40 Prince of Persia – The Lost Crown
- 33:50 Mortal Kombat 1
- 44:08 Path of Exile 2
- 45:25 – Street Fighter 6 Exo Primal crossover
- 47:45 – Nick Cage in Dead by Daylight
- 52:53 – The Witcher season 3
- 55:55 – Witchfire
- 57:00 – Crossfire Sierra Squad in VR
- 58:09 – Remnant 2
- 1:00:45 – Sonic Superstars
- 1:02:50 – Starrail
- 1:04:37 – Lies of P
- 1:07:10 – Sand Land
- 1:09:29 – Anna Purna showcase Stray, Outer Wilds, etc.
- 1:10:40 – Throne and Liberty
- 1:12:59 – Warhaven
- 1:14:34 – Party Animals
- 1:15:06 – Dying Light 2 Update
- 1:15:36 – Crash Team Rumble
- 1:17:15 – Alan Wake II
- 1:25:26 – Space Marine 2
- 1:27:00 – Yes Your Grace
- 1:28:30 – John Carpenter’s Toxic Commando
- 1:30:53 – Baldur’s Gate 3
- 1:32:30 – Spider-Man 2
- 1:36:57 – Palworld
- 1:38:00 – Black Desert
- 1:39:00 – Lord of the Rings – Return to Moria
- 1:40:45 – Final Fantasy VII – Ever Crisis
- 1:42:56 – Banishers – Ghosts of New Eden
- 1:44:27 – Like a Dragon Gaiden – The Man Who Erased His Name
- 1:46:07 – Under The Waves
- 1:47:55 – Call of Duty Warzone
- 1:49:44 – Porsche themed Xbox Series X
- 1:50:57 – Fae Farm
- 1:52:30 – Marvel Snap
- 1:55:15 – King Arthur’s Legends Rise
- 1:56:15 – Wayfinder
- 1:57:16 – Fortnite Unreal Editor
- 1:57:48 – Space Trash Scavenger
- 1:58:33 – Star Trek Infinite
- 1:59:45 – Twisted Metal show
- 2:01:42 – Lysfanga
- 2:03:11 – Immortals of Aveum
- 2:08:45 – Fornite Wilds
- 2:11:20 – Final Fantasy VII Rebirth
Day of the Devs 2023 Roundup
After the main event ended, there’s another hour-long Day of the Devs best indie games show, including some indie games you may not have heard of like Viewfinder.
Day of the Devs indie games showcase starts (2:17:00):
- 2:17:00 – Cuphead – Physical Edition
- 2:17:55 – Day of the Devs showcase -Beastiball, Hyperlight Breaker, Simpler Times, Viewfinder, Hauntii, Cart life, Helskate, Henry Half Head, Cocoon, Ete
- 2:59:04 – Summerhill
- 3:02:07 – Eternights
- 3:04:52 – Retro Gadgets
- 3:07:02 – Mars first Logistics
- 3:10:59 – Saltsea Chronicles
- 3:15:07 – Psych Odyssey
- 3:17:28 – Shia
Devolver Digital Presentation 2023 Roundup
After Day of the Devs ended, there’s another hour-long Devolver Digital indie games show, including indie games like Baby Steps.
Devolver Digital indie games showcase starts (3:41:00):
- 3:41:00 – Volvy Start
Credit: Summer Game Fest
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Tags: Alan Wake 2, Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden, Final Fantasy 7: Rebirth, John Carpenter's Toxic Commando, Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name, Lysfanga: The Time Shift Warrior, Mortal Kombat 1, Path of Exile 2, Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown, Sand Land, Sonic Superstars, Star Trek: Infinite, Summer Game Fest, Under the Waves, Yes Your Grace 2