Gamercom 2023: Everything you need to know

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Let’s dive straight into the gaming galaxy's hottest event – Gamescom 2023. A whirlwind of epic announcements, mind-blowing hardware and game-changing reveals. Grab your snacks and get comfy, we're in for a joyride!

1) Starfield live-action trailer played for the world

The trailer zooms in on spaceship dogfights and showcases the thrill of exploration within the game. It shows a little girl getting a patch from a spaceman right before he blasts off into space. All of this unfolds against the backdrop of the Rocket Man tune.

2) Assassin's Creed Mirage's trailer shows ninth-century Baghdad

A new gameplay trailer for Assassin's Creed Mirage has been released, offering a glimpse into the vibrant ninth-century Baghdad with a complete Arabic voiceover. The protagonist of Mirage is Basim, a character who initially made his appearance in Assassin's Creed Valhalla.

3) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 gameplay trailer features the first level

CoD fans got a special treat with an extended peek at gameplay from the first level, known as Operation 627. The real bombshell dropped when it was revealed that players would venture into Verdansk, the iconic backdrop of the original Warzone. The developers also spilled the beans on an open-world zombies mode and "open combat missions" that’ll offer you a more flexible and freewheeling approach to completing missions.

4) Tekken 8 release date revealed

Accompanied by a fresh trailer, Bandai Namco has unveiled the official release date for Tekken 8, set for January 26, 2024. This highly anticipated game will be available on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC platforms.

5) Alan Wake 2 Gamescom showcase features 'The Dark Place'

Gamescom provided a sneak peek of an upcoming spooky adventure, showcasing “the dark place," a nightmarish realm born from Alan's own imagination. The premiere trailer showed a fusion of live-action scenes featuring Alan Wake and animated elements as the author struggled to break free from the clutches of the Dark Place.

6) Diablo 4 Season 2 is called 'Season of Blood'

The second season of Diablo 4 is called the "Season of Blood." In this you’ll get the opportunity to embark on adventures alongside a fresh companion, Erys, a skilled vampire hunter brought to life by the voice talent of Gemma Chan. This season will also introduce a new questline titled "Vampiric Powers.”

7) Mortal Kombat 1 shows two new fighters

The new trailer shows a deeper look at the game's mechanics and announces the inclusion of Sindel and General Shao as new additions to the character roster. You can also anticipate the arrival of Motaro and Shujinko as cameo characters, adding to the game's diverse lineup.

8) Rebel Moon's first trailer revealed

Zack Snyder decided to shake things up with a surprise trailer for his upcoming Netflix movie, Rebel Moon. With inspiration drawn from Star Wars and Seven Samurai, this R-rated space epic is set to sweep you off your feet into a thrilling adventure, spanning two parts: Rebel Moon Part One: A Child of Fire and Rebel Moon Part One: The Scargiver. For gaming enthusiasts, a video game adaptation is already in the pipeline.

9) Sonic Superstars set to release on October 17

A new gameplay trailer showcases local co-op capabilities for up to four players and the online free-for-all Battle Mode.

10) Cyberpunk 2077 2.0 new gameplay trailer revealed

CD Projekt Red unveiled a fresh gameplay trailer for Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty and confirmed that all players, regardless of whether they acquire the Phantom Liberty DLC, will receive access to the version 2.0 update, which includes a plethora of enhancements.

11) Little Nightmares 3 announced with a trailer

The chilling trailer shows cooperative gameplay involving two characters navigating a nightmarish world that's best experienced within the confines of a video game.

Additionally, a pleasant surprise was revealed, with the development team announcing the launch of a new podcast series called "The Sounds of Nightmares." This podcast, available today, delves into a fresh narrative within the game's eerie universe.

12) Thank Goodness You're Here is a new game

Panic Inc., the publisher behind Untitled Goose Game, has revealed "Thank Goodness You're Here," a game characterized by a unique hand-drawn art style and an eccentricity. In the trailer, we get sneak peeks of comical moments, such as someone's pants unexpectedly dropping as they gaze at a sign reading "normal milk," a person bouncing off another's buttocks, and a multitude of other amusing scenes.

13) Black Myth: Wukong gets a new trailer

It commences with a headless human playing what appears to be a Sanxian instrument, setting the stage for an action-packed glimpse into the soulslike adventure in action.

14) Expeditions: A MudRunner Game is a driving sim game

Saber Interactive, the developer behind SnowRunner, has introduced "Expeditions: A Mudrunner Game," a title that centres around the exhilarating and muddied world of off-roading. In addition to navigating a range of off-road vehicles, you can also use drones for enhanced reconnaissance of your surroundings and employ a metal detector to uncover hidden treasures.

15) Crimson Desert Gameplay trailer shows new mechanics

Pearl Abyss' Crimson Desert has kept fans waiting for a considerable period, but that anticipation has finally come to an end. During gamescom, an extensive gameplay trailer was unveiled, providing a comprehensive preview of what players can anticipate in this game. This includes engaging elements such as sword combat, demolishing structures, archery battles, mounted combat, fishing, carriage hijacking, pet interactions with dogs, and a host of other exciting features.