Summer Game Fest 2024: Everything Announced

The 2024 Summer Game Fest showcase has come to a close after bringing out a steaming plate of game reveals, trailers, and surprises. It was a presentation jam-packed with nearly every kind of video game from across the industry.

The show put the spotlight on games of every shape and size throughout its two-hour runtime, with some highlights bringing first looks at new titles like Lego Horizon Adventures, Harry Potter: Quidditch Champions, and everything Blumhouse Games is cooking up. We’ve gathered everything you need to know here.

Lego Horizon Adventures is coming to PlayStation 5

The long-rumored Lego Horizon Adventures game kicked off Summer Game Fest, revealing brick versions of Aloy and the robot dinosaurs fans have come to know over recent years. First footage of the project revealed a Lego adventure that’s a bit more family-friendly than Guerrilla Games’ mainline series, including what seems to be the option to play co-op with a friend. The footage also teases customization options to enjoy when Lego Horizon Adventures comes to PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store, Nintendo Switch, and PS5 this holiday season.

Lego Horizon Adventures is coming to PlayStation 5

The long-rumored Lego Horizon Adventures game kicked off Summer Game Fest, revealing brick versions of Aloy and the robot dinosaurs fans have come to know over recent years. First footage of the project revealed a Lego adventure that’s a bit more family-friendly than Guerrilla Games’ mainline series, including what seems to be the option to play co-op with a friend. The footage also teases customization options to enjoy when Lego Horizon Adventures comes to PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store, Nintendo Switch, and PS5 this holiday season.

Quidditch Champions launches this year

Harry Potter fans looking for something to tide them over after the release of Hogwarts Legacy last year can finally look forward to Harry Potter: Quidditch Champions when it launches for PC via the Epic Games Store and Steam, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, and Xbox on September 3, 2024.

No More Room in Hell Early Access arrives this Halloween

No More Room in Hell 2 is bringing its first-person shooter zombie gameplay to Early Access this Halloween. Gameplay for the gory action title revealed brutal combat and gruesome enemies that will stop at nothing to take you down. The trailer, which also highlighted dismemberment mechanics and a handful of weapons, also teased eight-player co-op in a world with plenty of replayability.

Star Wars Outlaws teaser trailer reveals more gameplay

Ubisoft’s first crack at an open-world Star Wars game, Star Wars Outlaws, warped into Summer Game Fest 2024 to show players a new swash-buckling gameplay trailer. Quick cuts of the scoundrel-centered sci-fi game showed off locations both old and new as protagonist Kay Vess made her way through and around the Empire. We’ll learn more at the upcoming Ubisoft Forward, but until then, Star Wars Outlaws is expected to launch on August 30.

Sid Meier’s Civilization VII is coming to consoles in 2025

Developer Firaxis Games and 2K announced that its long-awaited strategy game, Sid Meier’s Cvilization 7 is coming to PC and consoles in 2025. The project’s reveal trailer understandably didn’t show off any gameplay yet, but it did give fans an atmospheric trailer to keep them waiting for a few months. Come August, Firaxis will host a gameplay showcase, meaning players don’t have much longer to wait before learning more.

Dragon Ball: Sparking! Zero release date set for October

The Dragon Ball franchise will continue to deliver frenetic Super Sayain gameplay when Dragon Ball: Sparking Zero launches for PC via Steam, PS5, and Xbox Series X | S on October 11, 2024. Our latest look at the anime spinoff game revealed destructive gameplay for iconic characters like Goku, Frieza, Buu, Vegeta, and more. The footage also promised six early character unlocks for those who pre-order their copy, including another mystery fighter to play as, too.

Batman: Arkham Shadow trailer introduces players to VR Gotham City

The Meta Quest 3-exclusive Batman: Arkham Shadow finally stepped out of the darkness to give DC fans a better look at its younger Batman and the new threats he faces. The new footage of the VR spinoff game arrived during Summer Game Fest, revealing a cinematic look at a Bruce Wayne that might seem a bit familiar to Arkham fans. Its trailer, which sets up the Rat King as its main villain, also packs in a few Easter Eggs for those looking for nods to the rest of Gotham’s criminals.

For more, be sure to check out our interview with developer Camouflaj.

Street Fighter 6 Is Getting a Fatal Fury Crossover

More Street Fighter 6 content is on the way, as Capcom is promising to deliver four new characters with Season 2. The upcoming season promises to be one of the classic fighting game’s busiest yet, as the new roster includes a crossover with Fatal Fury that will see fighters Terry and Mai joining the battle. Also on the way are classic Street Fighter characters M. Bison, who seems to be sporting a new look, and Elena. The content will rollout throughout the remainder of the year.


Blumhouse Games unveils Crisol Theater of Idols, Fear the Spotlight, and More

Blumhouse, a studio that has made a name for itself over the last decade with horror movies like M3GAN and Five Nights at Freddy’s, is entering the games business. Instead of launching the new endeavor with just one video game project, the studio announced a variety of horror games from teams like Eyes Out, Half Mermaid, Cozy Game Pals, Perfect Garbage, PlayMe Studio, and Vermila. Blumhouse explained that its goal is to offer games for more than one kind of player. It kicks off with Fear the Spotlight, but other titles, like Grave Seasons, Sleep Awake, Crisol Theater of Idols, are on the way, too.

Power Rangers: Rita’s Rewind reveals new old-school-style beat-em-up

Beat-em-up gaming fans time traveled back to the ‘90s when Power Rangers: Rita’s Rewind was revealed at Summer Game Fest 2024. This old-school-style video game sees players team up to fight off Putties and other iconic villains while playing as the original Rangers themselves. So far, the game’s strength seems to be the variety of activities it offers, as players can be seen switching between beat-em-up, FPS, and racing gameplay.

MECHA Break sets beta test date for this August

MECHA Break appeared during Summer Game Fest 2024 to show off a new trailer while promising to let players join in on the action this August. No specific date for the beta test was revealed, but the presentation also revealed that Takayuki Yanase (Metal Gear, Gundam, Armored Core) and Junya Ishigaki (Xenogears, Gundam) provided their talents to help design some of the game’s mechs. We’ll learn more about what MECHA Break has in store as we inch closer to that August beta test.

The First Descendant gets July release date

Nexon’s free-to-play sci-fi looter shooter, The First Descendant, has locked down a release date of July 2, 2024, for PC via Steam, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X | S. It’s a date that was revealed with a new trailer highlighting the project’s fast-paced exo-suit action. Additionally, Nexon says fans can expect to hear more details about “launch elements and events” as launch grows closer. With only a few weeks to go, it shouldn’t be much longer before we hear more.

Alan Wake 2 Night Springs DLC is out tomorrow

Remedy Entertainment’s Sam Lake took the stage at Summer Game Fest 2024 to announce that the first Alan Wake 2 DLC, Night Springs, is out in less than 24 hours. It was a surprise reveal for the studio’s otherworldly horror game, and its trailer teases some interesting ties to its grand video game universe. Specifically, Control’s Jesse Faden makes an appearance in the footage, though it’s unclear how exactly she’ll fit in. Of course, all will be revealed when players get their hands on Alan Wake 2 Night Springs tomorrow, June 8.

Skate gameplay reveals console playtests are on the way

EA’s long-dormant Skate franchise is back, and during Summer Game Fest 2024, we got a good look at what its gameplay is like. Skate is looking, well, like Skate, as players can be seen climbing buildings and chaotically rolling around as they use every inch of the city to get around. Unfortunately, EA says its next Skate game is still in pre-pre-alpha, but there is at least a silver lining: console playtests. Fans hoping to pick up their skateboards once again can head here to sign up for the playtests before they kick off this fall.

Valorant is coming to consoles

League of Legends developer Riot Games is bringing its competitive fantasy shooter Valorant to PS5 and Xbox Series X | S. It’s a big move for the first-person shooter, which has otherwise remained exclusively on PC since its launch. While it won’t feature cross-play support, the studio says it will let players keep their progress across platforms with cross-progression. A limited beta test is set to begin next week on June 14, with the full console launch expected to follow sometime in the future.

Among Us animated series clip and Outersloth revealed

Developer Innersloth vented into Summer Game Fest 2024 to show off our first look at the animated series based on its hit social party game, Among Us. The video follows a long wait for more information on this show version of the studio’s game-changing project, revealing its art style and how its star-studded cast fits in. Innersloth had a strong presence at the showcase, as it also revealed a new initiative called Outersloth that is meant to help lend a hand to indie developers.

Dune: Awakening story trailer sets the stage for Paul Atreides

Funcom’s open-world survival MMO take on Dune, Dune: Awakening, appeared during Summer Game Fest to show players a closer look at its take on the rule of Paul Atreides. This cinematic trailer gets fans up to speed by letting Arrakis’ fearsome ruler monologue about his past, his future, and what could have been. Dune: Awakening will reappear at Gamescom this August and is expected to eventually launch for PC via Steam, PS5, and Xbox Series X | S.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance 2 trailer shows off gameplay ahead of 2024 launch

Warhorse Studios is gearing up for the release of Kingdom Come: Deliverance 2, but it made sure to make some time to deliver a gameplay trailer for Summer Game Fest 2024 watchers. This all-new look at the studio’s medieval sequel swaps between bloody battles and comedy as it shows off some of the different encounters players may find themselves in. There’s no release date yet, but the project is at least still expected to arrive on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X | S later this year.

Slitterhead gameplay trailer reveals November release date

Silent Hill creator Keiichiro Toyama revealed a trailer for his next twisted creation, Slitterhead, at this year’s Summer Game Fest presentation. This more action-focused title from developer Bokeh Game Studio keeps the nightmare creatures from the Silent Hill series while giving players a few more tools to progress. Specifically, it looks like you’ll be able to switch between humans and even some animals to get around when launch arrives November 8, 2024.

For more, you can also check out our interview with Toyama to learn more about how Slitterhead came to be and how players can expect it to differ from his previous work. Then be sure to check out our preview of the game.

Delta Force: Hawk Ops trailer promises global PC alpha test in July

Delta Force: Hawk Ops brought grounded first-person shooter gunplay to Summer Game Fest 2024 with a new trailer. This new footage of the military shooter takes players to several different locations while showing off how they’ll be able to cooperate with a team to complete missions. More importantly, though, the video sets a course for players to enjoy a PC alpha test next month before the game comes to more platforms down the line.

Killer Bean early access drops this summer

Tongue-in-cheek action game Killer Bean is bringing its over-the-top sandbox gameplay to players in summer 2024. A trailer for the title showed there’s more to killer beans than many may have expected, as footage showed the ability to drive card and jet skis, breakdance through bullets, switch between first- and third-person perspectives, and so much more. At this point, it’s more of a question of what can’t you do in Killer Bean.

We’ll know more about its gameplay when we get our hands on it this summer.

Wanderstop trailer reveals a cozy game with a dark secret

Annapurna Interactive, Ivy Road, and The Stanley Parable creator David Wreden revealed their new game Wanderstop at Summer Game Fest, revealing a cozy farming sim that might have a few secrets to hide. Life in Wanderstop seems pleasant as we watch its protagonist garden, make tea, and relax in a small fairytale-like town. It isn’t long, however, until the quiet life starts to get to them. We’ll learn more about what lies beneath the surface when Wanderstop comes to PC via Steam and PS5 later this year.

New World: Aeternum gets October release date for PC and consoles

Amazon’s upcoming MMO, New World: Aeternum, has secured a release date of October 15, 2024. This is essentially an upgraded version of the already existing New World that includes all previously released content, such as the Rise of the Angry Earth expansion, as well as new content for players to enjoy. For example, those who pick up this enhanced version of the experience can look forward to a massive PvP zone, end-game solo trials, and changes to the dialogue system. Additionally, if you’re a new player looking to hang out with a friend on PC, New World: Aeternum will support cross-play between platforms.

Palworld is getting a new island and more Pals

Last year’s breakout Pokemon-like Palworld is getting more content, as announced at Summer Game Fest 2024. A trailer for Pocketpair’s massively popular monster-catching experience revealed that players can expect to receive an update soon that adds more Pals, a new raid, a new island, a higher level cap, and more. It’s all set to drop with the Sakurajima Update come June 27, meaning there’s only a few weeks left before Palworld changes in some big ways. Adding to the good news is the fact that Pocketpair confirmed that the update will also add dedicated servers for Xbox.

Monster Hunter Wilds gets crossplay on all platforms

Capcom showed up for Summer Game Fest 2024 to talk crossplay details for Monster Hunter Wilds, confirming that the feature will be supported for players on PC via Steam, PS5, and Xbox Series X | S. A new trailer for the latest in the Monster Hunter series revealed the addition while clarifying that cross-progression will not be supported. Still, crossplay support is yet another promising update to keep players waiting until launch arrives in 2025.

Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess nabs July release date on PC and consoles

Capcom kept ups its strong night at Summer Game Fest 2024 by announcing a PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X | S release date of July 19, 2024, for its upcoming action game, Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess. An overview trailer for accompanied the schedule update, promising that the project will also launch for Xbox Game Pass subscribers on day one.

Phantom Blade Zero trailer reveals break-neck action, world tour demo

Summer Game Fest came to an end with a brand-new trailer for developer S-Game’s Phantom Blade Zero. The video comes in at just less than two minutes long, delivering a good look at some of the project’s action and the weapons players can use in their fight against its nightmarish enemies. While we still have to wait for a release date, Phantom Blade Zero will soon reach players’ hands thanks to a demo world tour. The demo will make the rounds starting with Summer Game Fest this weekend, then coming to ChinaJoy in July, Gamescom in August, and Tokyo Games Show in September.