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All the game announcements and trailers from The Game Awards 2023

From God of War DLC to a new Monster Hunter, here’s the breakdown of everything announced

Matt Leone has written about games for three decades, focusing on behind-the-scenes coverage of the industry, including books on Final Fantasy 7 and Street Fighter 2.

An avalanche of new game announcements hit at The Game Awards 2023, ranging from the return of classic franchises to the reveals of all-new worlds. For those of you looking for a rundown of everything announced, we’ve got you covered.

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons remake announced

Josef Fares’ critically acclaimed 2013 single-player co-op game returns with a visual overhaul, heading your way on Feb. 28, 2024.

Inscryption creator Daniel Mullins revealed Pony Island 2: Panda Circus

If Inscryption is anything to go by, describing this game based off its debut trailer feels like a fool’s errand.

The Rise of the Golden Idol announced

A follow-up to detective adventure The Case of the Golden Idol, The Rise of the Golden Idol is a bit of a mystery at the moment. But that’s the point, no?

Usual June announced

A “narrative action” game from the Finji Development Team, led by creative director Adam Saltsman, Usual June looks to feature a mix of third-person combat and adventure-game story choices.

The Odd Gentlemen revealed Harmonium: The Musical

“An accessible musical adventure,” Harmonium: The Musical stars a deaf girl in what looks and sounds like a Disney musical.

Dead Cells devs revealed their next game, Windblown

The team behind Dead Cells is back with a new game: Windblown. While the animated trailer doesn’t reveal a lot, we have more details in a preview.

Thumper dev revealed Thrasher

In what appears to be a spiritual successor to 2016 rhythm game Thumper, Thrasher looks like a wild ride through a surreal world.

Dave the Diver - Dredge announced

Dave the Diver is back in this DLC collaboration with Dredge, coming next week.

World of Goo 2 announced

2008 indie classic World of Goo is back in this sequel from 2D Boy and Tomorrow Corporation. And despite the time gap, it looks like it picks up right where the original left off.

Metaphor: ReFantazio trailer shown

The folks behind the Persona series have a new RPG on the way, and a new trailer showed a lot more of what it’s all about.

Matthew McConaughey revealed Exodus, an RPG from ex-BioWare devs

Archetype Entertainment, a new studio based in Austin, has a game in the works that resembles Mass Effect and features McConaughey’s voice.

God of War Ragnarök free DLC revealed — and it’s out next week

Sony’s Santa Monica Studio showed a trailer for God of War Ragnarök: Valhalla, “an adventure that blends God of War Ragnarök’s combat with elements inspired by the roguelike genre,” according to Game Awards host Geoff Keighley. The free DLC content is coming Dec. 12, 2023.

The Untitled Goose Game team revealed its next game, Big Walk

The team behind breakout hit Untitled Goose Game, House House, is back with an odd-looking game that seems to mix nature exploration with unusual character actions and we’re not quite sure what else. Looks fun, though!

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown trailer shown

Ubisoft showed a new trailer for its action-heavy 2D Prince of Persia game, with that trailer noting a demo is arriving on Jan. 11, 2024, one week before the game’s Jan. 18, 2024 release date.

Ninja Theory showed a new Hellblade: Senua’s Saga trailer

Highlighting the Hellblade team’s graphical capabilities, the latest Senua’s Saga trailer gives glimpses of an intense and scary adventure, headed for release in 2024.

Unseen revealed action game Kemuri

The studio founded by former Tango Gameworks creative director Ikumi Nakamura showed a CG trailer for its first game, which has not yet been signed with a publisher.

Ori team Moon Studios revealed No Rest for the Wicked

The team behind the beautiful and punishing Ori series is back with a hack-and-slash game being published by Private Division.

Sega announces the return of Jet Set Radio, Shinobi, Golden Axe, Streets of Rage, and Crazy Taxi

In a teaser trailer showing footage from multiple games, Sega revealed glimpses of footage of new versions of many of its classic franchises.

Dragon Ball: Sparking! Zero announced

The Budokai Tenkaichi series gets a visual upgrade and a new entry in the curiously named Dragon Ball: Sparking! Zero.

Dead By Daylight spinoff The Casting of Frank Stone announced

From Until Dawn studio Supermassive Games comes a new single-player game set in the Dead By Daylight universe, The Casting of Frank Stone.

Square Enix announced a new Mana game

The unmistakable color palette returns in 2024 as Square Enix announced a new mainline entry in its long-running Mana series, Visions of Mana.

Rise of the Ronin release date announced

Koei Tecmo’s historical action game is coming Mar. 22, 2024, as revealed in a new trailer.

Kojima Productions teased its Xbox horror project

With a trailer showing a number of close-up faces and actor name reveals, Kojima Productions formally announced OD, the horror project that news leaked about awhile back. “It is a game, don’t get me wrong, but it’s at the same time a movie but [at] the same time a new form of media,” Kojima then said on stage, as relayed by an interpreter. Kojima also revealed that filmmaker Jordan Peele is collaborating on the project.

Jurassic Park: Survival announced

Universal announced a single-player Jurassic Park adventure game, Jurassic Park: Survival.

Black Myth: Wukong shown in new trailer

An ambitious action game from Game Science, Black Myth: Wukong evokes God of War’s sense of scale while being inspired by Chinese fantasy novel Journey to the West. The game is coming out Aug. 20, 2024.

Suicide Squad gets new trailer

The DC super-villain team-up game is still scheduled to be released on Feb. 2, 2024.

Warframe update “Whispers in the Walls” gets release date

It’s coming on Dec. 13.

Assassin’s Creed: Origins’ Bayek founded his own game studio

We typically don’t hear about game studios headed up by voice actors, but it’s a new world — and Surgent Studios’ Tales of Kenzera: Zau looks quite promising.

Don’t Nod announced Lost Records: Bloom & Rage

The Life is Strange team teased a new game due “late 2024.”

Wild action game The First Berserker: Khazan announced

Nexon’s new action game looks over-the-top.

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth theme song revealed

In a live performance accompanied by FF7 Rebirth footage, The Game Awards orchestra played the song “No Promises To Keep” with music by Nobuo Uematsu, for the first time publicly.

Apex Legends and Final Fantasy are crossing over

To help promote Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth’s upcoming release, Square Enix’s characters will appear in Apex Legends starting Jan. 9.

Honkai: Star Rail next destination shown

See where one of the industry’s biggest breakout hits is going next.

Skull & Bones release date announced

Ubisoft’s naval action game is coming Feb. 16, 2024, with a beta on the way Dec. 15, 2023.

Arkane Lyon is making a Blade game

Marvel’s latest collaboration is with the team behind Deathloop, announced on Blade’s 50th anniversary.

Twisted Metal season 2 announced

Anthony Mackie on stage at the Game Awards 2023 Image: The Game Awards/Twitch

Anthony Mackie appeared on stage to announce a second season of Peacock’s Twisted Metal TV show. No footage was shown.

Lightspeed LA announced Last Sentinel

Tencent’s Lightspeed LA studio revealed its first game, a “fully original, AAA, futuristic open-world game,” according to general manager Steve C. Martin.

The First Descendant release window announced

Impeccably timed following the debut of Last Sentinel, Nexon revealed a trailer for its upcoming sci-fi shooter The First Descendant and announced that the game will be released in Summer 2024.

Hoyoverse showed a Zenless Zone Zero trailer

The company behind Genshin Impact has a new game on the way in 2024, which Polygon previewed at Gamescom earlier this year.

10 Chambers announced Den of Wolves

The studio behind GTFO has a new sci-fi heist game in the works.

Sharkmob announced Exoborne: Master the Apocalypse

The team behind Vampire: The Masquerade — Bloodhunt has a new open-world extraction shooter.

Fallout TV show debuts new footage

We may have gotten our first look at the show recently, but here’s a bit more.

Hello Games announced Light No Fire

The creators of No Man’s Sky revealed Light No Fire, a game that studio founder Sean Murray called “the first real open world, something without boundaries.”

Simu Liu revealed new Stormgate trailer

Frost Giant’s upcoming RTS is looking good.

Elphelt Valentine is the new Guilty Gear Strive character

Your regular reminder that Strive is great and you should play it. And there’s a 3v3 mode coming in 2024!

Final Fantasy 16 DLC trailer shown

Final Fantasy 16 DLC Echoes of the Fallen is available today, while The Rising Tide is on the way in 2024.

Ex-DICE devs’ shooter The Finals is out now

Embark Studios’ over-the-top shooter showed up in a new trailer and is on sale today.

Capcom revealed Monster Hunter Wilds

Capcom is back with the latest entry in its Monster Hunter series, this one appearing to go full open-world. It’s heading for a release in 2025.

Baldur’s Gate 3 is out now on Xbox

Surprise!