Top 9 upcoming games announced at Summer Game Fest 2023

A fest to feast on

Summer Game Fest 2023 definitely delivered some exciting new game announcements that will probably keep us entertained for months to come. From classic franchises making a comeback to new adventures that will challenge our skills and tug at our heartstrings, there's something for every gamer out there. Let’s dive into all the news these games bring…

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown (January 18, 2024)

It's been so long since we had a Prince of Persia game that we started thinking the prince might have retired to a beach somewhere. But fear not, the prince is back, and he's ready to jump, flip, and swing his way through a side-scrolling adventure like never before. With supernatural elements, mythical monsters, and some seriously cool platforming, this game is a must-play for fans of the genre. Mark your calendars for January 18, 2024, and get ready to reclaim the lost crown!

2. Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth (Early 2024)

Cloud and the gang are back in the second installment of the Final Fantasy 7 Remake trilogy. Get ready to explore the world map, revisit iconic locations, and continue the adventure that left us hanging. While Square Enix is still keeping the exact release date a secret, they did give us a little hint—it's coming to PlayStation 5 in early 2024. So, polish your Buster Swords and prepare for an epic journey.

3. Marvel's Spider-Man 2 (October 20, 2023)

Swing into action with everyone's favourite web-slinger in Marvel's Spider-Man 2. This time, you'll not only play as Miles Morales but also as Peter Parker, doubling the fun and the web-slinging mayhem. With a bigger map, new villains, and the influence of Venom's symbiote, this game promises to be a true superhero extravaganza. And don't forget to check out the impressive box art while you wait for its release on October 20, 2023.

4. Mortal Kombat 1 (September 19, 2023)

Liu Kang, the man who can't catch a break, is at it again. This time, he's created a whole new universe for our favourite fighters to duke it out in. With the new Kameo system, you can tag in your favourite characters for some epic team-ups and devastating special moves. Just make sure you finish off your opponents with a satisfying fatality, because that's what Mortal Kombat is all about. Get your fighting gloves on and prepare for battle on September 19, 2023.

5. Lies of P (September 19, 2023)

Pinocchio is all grown up and ready to take on a plague-ridden city filled with grotesque enemies. Lies of P is a dark and atmospheric game that will test your skills and your sanity as you navigate through a world gone mad. And just when you thought things couldn't get any weirder, they throw in a whale submarine. Yes, you read that correctly. Get ready to dive into this twisted adventure on September 19, 2023, and remember, don't believe everything you see.

6. Sonic Superstars (Fall 2023)

Sonic the Hedgehog is back, and this time he's bringing his friends along for the ride. With a new 3D art style (that’s hopefully better than the movie’s original animation) and updated mechanics, Sonic Superstars promises to be a thrilling adventure that will have you speeding through stages and enjoying the company of Tails, Knuckles, and Amy. Plus, they even added a grappling hook because apparently, Sonic needed more ways to defy gravity. Get ready to dash into action this fall, because Sonic never slows down!


7. Alan Wake II (October 17, 2023)

After years of waiting, Alan Wake is finally back, and he's bringing the horror with him. In Remedy's first survival-horror title, you'll follow the new character Saga Anderson as she explores a creepy abandoned store and encounters supernatural entities wearing deer masks. Because nothing says "spooky" like a deer mask, right? With its Resident Evil-style gameplay and dual protagonists, Alan Wake II is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. Get ready to face your fears on October 17, 2023.

8. Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden (TBD)

Ghosts of New Eden - From the creators of Life is Strange comes a new adventure that combines romance, ghost-hunting, and decision-making. Follow Antea Duarte and Red Mac Raith as they navigate a fantasy world filled with spectres and supernatural beings. When one mission goes wrong and Antea becomes a ghost herself, the couple must confront their feelings and work through some ghostly issues. Get ready to make some tough choices in this heartfelt story.

9. Like A Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name (TBD)

It's time to revisit the world of the Yakuza series with a spin-off game that takes us between Yakuza 6 and Yakuza 8. Join Kiryu, now hiding under the codename Joryu at Daidoji Temple, as he gets tangled up in a new plot and unleashes his beat-em-up skills. It's like a dragon with amnesia, but with more punches and less fire-breathing.