June has always been one of the most exciting months for gaming. The Summer Game Fest began this no-longer-E3 season with a bunch of world premieres and exclusive trailers. Here are the biggest reveals from the Summer Game Fest 2022.
Guile returns in Street Fighter 6
Street Fighter 6 was revealed a few days ago. During the Summer Game Fest 2022, a new character joined the cast: Guile, the US Air Force major who made his debut in Street Fighter II back in 1991.
Aliens: Dark Descent announced for 2023
This edition of the Summer Game Fest was filled with space horror games. Among these games, one popular fictional universe is getting a new game in 2023. Aliens: Dark Descent makes marines and Xenomorphs fight once again in a brand new trailer.
Marvel’s Midnight Suns gets a new hero and a release date
Marvel’s Midnight Suns, the upcoming tactical RPG set in the Marvel universe, unveils a new hero from its roster: Spider-Man. Peter Parker will be fighting the main villain of the game, Lilith, as well as corrupted versions of Venom, Hulk, Sabertooth, and the Scarlet Witch. Marvel’s Midnight Suns will come out on October 7, 2022.
Flashback receives a sequel 30 years after the original game
This was a reveal we did not expect: Flashback is getting a sequel. This sci-fi platformer came out in 1992 on the Amiga and Mega Drive. If you played this game, chances are you are feeling pretty old knowing that this game is finally having a sequel 30 years later.
Ex-Blizzard developers reveal post-apocalyptic RTS Stormgate
Frost Giant, an independent studio formed by former Blizzard employees, revealed its upcoming game: Stormgate. This real-time strategy game, created by former developers of StarCraft 2 and Warcraft 3, will be free-to-play when it comes out in 2023.
Goat Simulator 3
The most popular goats of gaming are back with Goat Simulator 3 – even though there was never a Goat Simulator 2. Coffee Stain Studios announced this new game with a trailer that looks just like the one for Dead Island 2, but with more goats.
The Last of Us Part 1 PS5 Remake
This was probably one of the biggest announcements of the Summer Game Fest, even if it leaked before the show. The Last of Us Part 1 is getting a PS5 remake on September 2, 2022. The game will feature new combat options, 60 FPS performance, and new enemy AI based on The Last of Us Part 2.
The Summer Game Fest also unveiled new games, like Layers of Fears, Witchfire, Routine, or Fort Solis. Other games revealed more about their gameplay, such as The Callisto Protocol, Nightingale, Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course, or Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Mario Strikers: Battle League and The Quarry both got launch trailers.
A shirtless Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson even appeared to promote Fortnite and his upcoming movie, Black Adam. Naughty Dog also shared a first look at the standalone multiplayer game set in The Last of Us universe, even though we don’t know much more about it yet.
These were the biggest reveals from the Summer Game Fest 2022. Stay tuned to SQUAD for more gaming news!