We go over the biggest RPG gaming news fresh out of The Game Awards 2022!
RPG Roundup of The Game Awards 2022
This Game Awards did not disappoint as the show was filled with announcements, reveals, updates, awards and some confusion. In this special edition of weekly news, we’ll be taking a look at the major RPG announcements that were made during the show.
Elden Ring Wins 4 Awards
Elden Ring won a total of 4 awards during this year’s TGA. While it battled it out against some key contenders including God of War Ragnarok which scooped up a number of wins, it remained victorious in categories Best Art Direction, Best Game Direction and Best RPG. The best was saved for last with the game winning, Game of the Year 2022. Director Hidetaka Miyazaki was there to graciously accept the award, as shared he’s looking forward to creating a more interesting game in the future. FromSoftware also revealed Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon which is set to release in 2023.
Before TGA it was revealed a DLC update would be coming to Elden Ring made available this week which brings the Colosseum into play. Players can experience new PvP modes and even use summons in team fights. Be sure to drop by our Elden Ring wiki for all the latest info on what’s in store for PvP as well as check out our video going over patch notes and more.
Diablo 4 Launch Date
The ARPG Diablo 4 got a brand new trailer and release date, it will be launching June 6th 2023 for PC, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Playstation 4 and Playstation 5. Public betas will also be going live in 2023.
The epic trailer was introduced with a short live intro from Halsey with a very Lilith inspired performance. In this latest trailer we see more hell spawn, as well as a battle commence. We also see the return of the rogue angel Inarius and the Daughter of Hatred Lilith
Diablo 4 was first announced three years ago at BlizzCon 2019 and has since been under development with closed beta being the most recent news which goes over some of the endgame. The game will also be getting a Battle Pass which will only contain cosmetic upgrades and players “will not be able to pay for power” according to Blizzard.
Those who pre-order will have early access, with up to 4 days for those who order the digital deluxe or ultimate edition. As per usual these editions come packed with bonus goodies with other Blizz games, seasonal battle pass and more.
Baldur’s Gate 3
Baldur’s Gate 3 has been in early access since 2020, but will have it’s full launch in August 2023. Announced at the show along with a new trailer which features cinematics and the first look at two legendary characters Minsc and Jaheira. The video also showed the cities of Faerun. A special festive edition of the Panel of Hell, which will go over what’s coming in Patch 9 for early access will be happening on December 14th featuring The Game Awards host Geoff Keighley.
Since Baldur’s Gate 3 has been in early access, the game has seen a number of updates including the addition of new playable classes the Barbarian and Bard. If you’re eager to play the game, the early access version is currently available on Steam. It’s roughly one-third of the full game according to the devs, so there will be plenty to look forward to next year.
A collector’s edition was also revealed which you can pre-order now which contains a treasure trove of items such as character sheets, hardcover art book, a Mindflayer vs Drow Battle Diorama, Baldur’s Gate 3 D20 dice, and more. It will be limited to 25,000 units worldwide, priced at $270 USD.
The souls-like shooter Remnant is getting a sequel! Announced today at The Game Awards was Remnant 2 which received a reveal trailer showing off new ferocious enemies, and even larger-than-life bosses. There’s even a back-breaking hug if you get a little too close to some enemies. The action shooter will be coming to Playstation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC in 2023.
In the next instalment, players will face new unseen worlds with plenty of deadly inhabitants to face. Expect branching questlines, an expanded Archetype class system, and plenty of weapons at your disposal. The three-player co-op shooter will mix “methodical and frenetic ranged and melee combat” into one action-packed package.
Remnant: From the Ashes the first title was released in 2019, offering players a shooter RPG experience. The game is played either in single-player or with friends in online co-op. Its mix of Dark Souls-inspired gameplay as well as unique combat mechanics made for a fun-filled ride.
Final Fantasy XVI Launch Date
A new trailer for upcoming Final Fantasy 16 was premiered at The Game Awards, which also revealed the release date of June 22nd. The Playstation 5 exclusive was showcased by producer Naoki Yoshida who introduced the trailer called “Revenge”. This much darker rendition of a Final Fantasy title has plenty of action and political drama.
In case you missed it, FF16 takes a different tact when it comes to gameplay in this entry as the Dominants have the ability to channel Eikon’s powers. This will shake up combat as the main character Clive can switch between martial art type combat with these amazing powers. It also shows more of the world as well as the action-based combat systems.
Final Fantasy 16 will be released on June 22nd 2023 for Playstation 5.
Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden
A spooky-looking trailer was revealed for Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden. This title follows ghost hunters Antea Duarte and Red mac Raith who protect the living from the otherworldly spirits in 1695’s North America. On their last mission things don’t exactly go to plan, and Antea becomes one of the spirits she loathes. Together they will try to find a way to free Antea.
The trailer certainly provides a lot of intrigue, as we see ghostly creatures, magic, melee weapons and some spiritual powers. This Action-RPG comes from the Life is Strange developer DON’T NOD who are well known for their interesting narratives with choice-based gameplay and this title looks to be no exception. Having combat against the supernatural already has us curious about the gameplay.
Banishers: Ghost of New Eden will be coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, and PC via Steam in 2023.
Lords of the Fallen
The dark fantasy Action-RPG Lords of the Fallen got a gameplay trailer featuring the hack and slash combat. The title is shaping up to have some highly detailed visuals with some unnerving locations. The enemies also look terrifying with one boss seemingly crawling on all fours. Playing as a Dark Crusader, your role will be to embark upon a quest to overthrow the demon lord Adyr.
In case you missed it, Lords of the Fallen is the reboot of 2014 title. This time around the Dark Crusader is aided by a mystical lantern, which seems to help exorcise the dead. We first has a look at this title was back at Gamescom earlier this year. It seems we still don’t have a release date yet, but this new trailer just has us wanting more.
Lords of the Fallen will be coming to Playstation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC in 2023.
Developer Airship Syndicate behind such games as Ruined King: A League of Legends Story, have unveiled their next online Action-RPG called Wayfinder. A character-based title which follows these Wayfinders who are tasked with fighting the Gloom and it’s influence. The world of Evenor is affected by this crisis which has in turned fractured the world.
Players will get a choice of different characters to fight these evil forces, each with their own unique path to take. Characters have a range of different playstyles and abilities which sounds similar to the likes of games such as Genshin Impact or Tower of Fantasy, but more of an emphasis on character backgrounds being the driving force of the narrative.
Making use of the ancient artifact the Gloom Dagger, players will adventure into the Lost Zones, dungeon-like areas that are fully under the effects of the Gloom. This causes the area to change and chaos to reign. The dagger will dictate the type of mutations at hand, including enemy encounters, items and resources to gain. But it won’t be that easy, as the Gloom has a way of “pushing back” causing its own set of augmentations and modifiers.
Wayfinder is expecting to find it’s way to PC, and consoles in 2023. But there will be a closed playtest on December 13th, so if you want a chance to join be sure to apply on the official website to take part.
Another announcement was for the official news of the demo for Forspoken. The magic Action-RPG has gotten a demo which is available on Playstation 5. During The Game Awards we saw a brand new trailer announcing this news which previewed more of the influence of the Break, a mysterious force that is corrupting the lands of Athia.
The once benovelont rulers Tantas, are maddened sorceresses and rule the land the under the Break’s evil influence. Forspoken will be launching next year on January 24th 2023, but you can get a taste of the game by downloading the demo.
What was your favourite RPG news from The Game Awards? Let us know in the comments below.
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