Every Announcement from the Future Games Show E3 2021

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Every Announcement from the Future Games Show E3 2021

June 13, 2021

By: Robert Grosso

 
 

Following the PC Gaming Show, we got to the Gamesradar+ ran E3 event titled Future Games Show.

This year, hosted by Laura Bailey (of The Last of Us 2 Fame), and Troy Baker (of almost everything fame) begin with some pretty cute banter between each other before getting into the world premieres for everyone.

Instinction Announced

Instinction

The first world premiere shown is a new look at Instinction from Hashbane. The CG trailer starts slow and ominous, with a character slowly sneaking across a map before something dashes from her behind.

 
 

We are then treated by some in-game footage of dinosaurs and humans interacting with each other, mostly in a cat and mouse kind of way. Instruction shows some FPS gameplay but it seems the game is also in the third person, allowing you to switch between the two.

Instinction is expected for release in 2022.

Check out the trailer here.

Grow - Song of the Evertree Trailer

Game developers Cheryl Vance and Adam Markham take the stage for their own little game, Grow - Song of the Evertree.

We see a very colorful world, slowly enveloped by purple, thorny vines at first. Known as the withering,  Of course, a young soul, the player character, with the help fo some characters,

Grow - Song of the Evertree is coming to PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and the Nintendo Switch in 2021.

 

Check out the trailer here.

Jurassic World Evolution 2 Appears Again

Jurassic World

We then get Rich Newbold from Frontier developments talking about Jurassic World Evolution 2, who previews a first look at the game, focusing on the triceratops in a new field guide.

We see the Triceratops in pre-alpha gameplay footage for about twenty seconds after this, with a promise for the game's release later this year in 2021.

 

Check out the trailer here.

Future Games Show Virtual Show Floor

Future Games Show Virtual Show Floor

We then get introduced to the Virtual Show Floor, where the camera changes to a first person showcase of several games already out now. The games shown off include a Trail of Paper, Get Packed: Fully Loaded, Chernobylite, Gatewalkers, Backbone, Trifox, Gamedec, Timberborn, Riftbreaker, and Beacon Pines.

Throughout the Virtual Show Floor, we also see several hints at Chernobylite, which seemed to be invading various screens throughout the presentation here, something both Troy and Laura avoided talking about for now.

Check out the trailer here, and the games over here.

ESBC - Esports Boxing Club Announced

We then get Steel City Interactive showing off ESBC, Esports Boxing Club, featuring over 200 fighters, from contemporary fighters, women boxers, to legends such as Muhammed Ali.

Studio head Ash Habib talked about ESBC’s physics system, as they look for realistic fighting and gameplay that is accompanied by motion capture. ESBC is coming to PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series S|X later this year.

Check out the trailer here.

Hell Let Loose Leaving Early Access

We go from boxing to World War II with Hell Let Loose, an FPS which is touting over 100 players at once in a multiplayer WW2, RTS simulation. The big announcement here is that Hell Let Loose will be going out of early access in July of 2021, and will be launching a playable Soviet faction, and battles based on the infamous Stalingrad campaign.

Hell Let Loose is going to be available on PC in July, with a launch for PS5 and Xbox Series S|X later this year.

Check out the trailer here.

Red Solstice 2 Survivors Coming Soon

Red Solstice 2 Survivors

Hrvoje Horvatek, the ceo of Ironward, then takes the stage to talk about their upcoming real time tactics game, Red Solstice 2.

Players will play as the Executor, and will lead an elite task force in surviving deadly encounters in real-time tactical combat. Players will have six classes of soldiers, which can be customized with weapons and tech, command the squad with advanced maneuvers, and even play in 8-player co-op missons to fight the aliens invading mars.

Red Solstice 2: Survivors is coming out on June 17th.

Check out the trailer here.

Lake Release Date Announced

Dylan Nagel, a game director of Gamius, goes deeper into Lake, a game first revealed at the Humble Games Showcase. Lake takes place in the 1980s, where players will play as Merideth, who becomes a mail carrier in a small town of Provinence Oaks. We see a small snippet of gameplay where Merideth speaks with Angie, as they decide to pick a movie from a video store.

Lake is releasing first on PC and Xbox Series Consoles on September 1st.

Check out the trailer here.

Eldest Souls Release Date Announced

Next up is a small trailer for a souls-like game called Eldest Souls

Most of the images are 2-D with minor animation, going through the game’s lore and history.  There is no real gameplay shown, but Eldest Souls does get a release date, July 29th, 2021.

Check out the trailer here.

Enlisted Shown Off

Enlisted

We go back to war with Darkflow Softwares Enlisted. Enlisted is designed to be a more historical take on World War II. The game has two modes, a solo mode where you fight against other players online in a more standard FPS style. The other is a squad-based mode, where you can cycle through multiple members of your squad seamlessly

Moscow, Normandy, and Berlin are featured as campaigns, where you can level up your soldiers, gain special perks, and acquire new gear, offering some robust options for players. Despite this, Enlisted is looking to stay as historically accurate as possible, right down to the type of clothing the soldiers wear.

Enlisted is currently available in open beta on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series S|X. Use the code Enlistnow for a free bonus when signing up.

Check out the trailer here.

Severed Steel Revels in Arcade Action

Severed Steel comes next, a fast-paced FPS which is filled with tons of bullet-time action, fast paced gunplay, hardcore arcade-style, and a lot of over-the-top blood. Not much else is shown, but for those who love action will be happy to see something arcadey to play.

Check out the trailer here.

Future Hits Sizzle Montage

The future hits montage is next, featuring eight smaller games worth your attention.

Dice Legacy is up first, a RPG for the Switch and PC. We then Gestalt, Steam and Cinder, Iron Corbo: Kung Fu Janitor, Definitely Not Fried Chicken, Ranch Sim, Schim, Silt, and Dom-King Cabbage.

Check out the trailer here.

Sonic Colors Ultimate Level Shown Off

Sonic Colors Ultimate

Laura Bailey then goes into her best Tails voice to introduce Sonic Colors Ultimate. We then get some gameplay of Sonic doing what he does best, running really fast in a level named the Tropical Resort, which we get to see newly remastered for the first time.

Sonic Colors Ultimate is a 2.5-D scroller that retains the speed and level design of classic Sonic games while adding some visual flairs like fully 3-D sectioned tracks to break up the action.

Sonic Colors Ultimate will be coming to the PC, Switch, Xbox One and PS4 on September 2nd.

Check out the trailer here.

Starmancer Release Date announced

Chucklefish takes over next, and they show off their next game Starmancer, a space-based management sim.

Starmancer is an isometric 2-D, space-themed building sim, where we see the world of Starmancer slowly developed on screen. It is a pure cinematic/story trailer with a hint of gameplay but totally controlled to show off the game's graphics and overall style.

Starmancer will release in early access on August 5th.

Check out the trailer here.

KeyWee Makes Post Office Management Adorable

KeyWee is then shown off. We meet Jeff and Debra, the two titular Kiwis who are in charge of a post office. The co-op puzzler sees the little kiwis stamping letters, avoiding sandstorms, dealing with paranormal activiy, dealing with heavy cold, and more challenges. The kiwis have to type telegrams, help and octopus sort the mail, and even dress up as they see fit!

KeyWee will be released on August 31st.

Check out the trailer here.

Deathrun TV Announced

Deathrun TV

Deathrun TV then invokes the fast-paced bloodbath that is Smash TV, featuring tons of run and gun action that is planned to be episodic in its releases. Players can actually play the Deathrun TV pilot right now, if they check out Steam.

Check out the trailer here.

Chernobylite Trailer

Chenobylite, after being teased at the virtual show, finally comes up. We see how the game has taken cues from other titles like Fallout of all games, where you can build up a base for yourself, modify weapons and armor, and even get the help of companions out in the irradiated lands before you.

Chenobylite is currently in early access, and is releasing from it on July 28th.

Check out the trailer here.

Team 17 Sizzle Reel

Team 17 gets a small showcase of games, both upcoming and currently out. It starts with Hell Lets Loose, followed by Super Mag Bot, the already released and in early access Hokko Life, and Honey, I Joined a Cult, which is also in early access. We also see some gameplay from King of Seas, and a quick preview of Greak: Memories of Azur a 2-D platformer which is coming out on August 17th. Sheltered 2 also gets some time before its release later this summer.

The trailer ends with an Overcooked Birthday party invitation for August 9th, which is directly tied to Overcooked - All You Can Eat, and there'll be an update then.

Check out the trailer here.

Harold Halibut Coming Soonish

Harold Halibut is up next, a game that is made entirely out of stop-motion animation. Harold Halibut is a very charming-looking game that allows you to explore the huge spaceship you are drift in, interacting with characters with dialogue, and interacting with objects with small puzzles to conquer.

The artwork of Harold Halibut is impressive, to say the least, and it is one of the best assets this unique-looking adventure game has. No release date is given, but it will be out on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox systems in the future.

Check out the trailer here.

Happy Game Demo Available Now

Happy Game

Happy Game is up next, a surreal game that takes the concepts of emojis to an uncomfortable level.

Happy Game is surprisingly dark, violent, morbid and creepy in a way that is disturbing, with terrifying creatures to content with behind its innocent exterior. Happy Game has a demo available now, and will be out on PC in the fall of 2021.

Check out the trailer here.

Minute of Islands Releases During Show

Minute of Islands

Following the surreal Happy Game we get Minute of Islands, a pretty 2-D adventure game. The game features some eye-catching animated visuals, some horrific creatures, and a young girl slowly trying to fight them back.

Minute of Islands is out now for all systems except Xbox, where it will be released later this week.

Check out the trailer here.

Dying Light 2 World Building Highlighted

After a long time in hiding, Dying Light 2 is in the limelight with another showcase, following up on the PC Gaming show's story-focused showcase.

Much of it is focused on the world-building of Dying Light 2, such as an alignment system which will affect the npcs in the game and how they may support or oppose you. They also discuss the co-op experience for a bit, noting that the game can be played solo just as easily, but co-op should also be just as fun and unique to play in without sacrificing much gameplay.

Check out the video here.

Olli Olli World Skates In For Fun

Roll 7 is up next with Olli Olli Wolrd, showing off skateboarding action, and colorful characters. Co-CEO Simon Bennet talks about the action platformer, and how the player will meet a ton of quirky characters and plenty of fast-paced skating action. We see the player going through tons of tricks and jumps from gabs to wall rides, with plenty of other tricks to pull off.

Olli Olli World is coming this winter to PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

Check out the trailer here.

Tails of Iron Announced By Doug Cockle

Tails of Iron

Announced by Doug Cockle, better known as the voice of Geralt of Rivia, Tails of Iron, a 3-D indie fantasy game is up next. It invokes memories of media like Redwall, where a kingdom of rats fights off an army of frogs in the trailer. The trailer talks about the narrative of King Rattus, who passes his crown to his prince, a hero who will hopefully help them fight back the frog army. Brutal fighting is showed off, giving the normally cute art-style a sharp contrast.

Tails of Iron is coming to all current platforms.

Check out the trailer here.

Lust From Beyond: M-Rated Edition, and Fire Commander Announced by David Jaffe

David Jaffe then gets some screentime to show off some brand new games from Movie Games, whom he recently joined. First up is Lust from Beyond: M-Rated Edition, a first person action game with loveraftian horror, which will be the version available on consoles.

Fire Commander is up next, a game where you play firefighters saving people from burning buildings. We then finally get a quick look at Winter Survival Simulator as Jaffe takes a sip from a bottle of vodka. We cannot confirm or deny if this is anyway related to work reviewing the hordes of simulation games he may see at Movie Games and part owner PlayWay

Check out the trailer here.

X-Seed Games Showcase

X-Seed Games gets a small showcase of multiple titles. Akiba's Trip is up first, coming July 20th, 2021. We then get Shadowverse: Champions Battle for the Nintendo Switch, coming out on August 10th. Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Time is announced to be getting a release on the PS4 and Xbox One, leaving its Switch and PC boundaries behind. Rune Factory Special 4 also gets sizzle trailer for an upcoming PS4, Xbox One, and PC release for later this year, while Rune Factory 5 is given an official announcement of its delay to 2022, after that was accidentally shown last week.

Check out the trailer here.

Batora: Lost Haven Alpha Coming Soon

A twin-stick shooter, Batora: Lost Haven, is shown off next. An indie action game, it gets a small trailer with the promise of a closed alpha on July 21st. It will later be released for PC and all current consoles.

Check out the trailer here.

Two Point Campus Aces Appearance

Following a short joke by the hosts about the fact that Two Point Campus' existence leaked a couple weeks ago we have game directors Mark Webly, Gary Carr, and design director Ben Huskins on to talk about the inspiration behind Two Point Campus.

Most of it is taking what they learned from their previous tile, Two Point Hospital, making the games controls easier to deal with by adding city-builder elements into the mix that would be intuitive to the player. The theming will also offer plenty of college themes to players when it releases next year.

Check out the trailer here.

Project Ferocious Announced

Project Ferocious

A new game in early development is shown, tentatively titled Project Ferocious. It is mostly a sizzle reel of the game's vistas, mostly lush jungles, drab coastlines, and of course, some dinosaurs thrown in the mix. We do get a few snippets of gameplay though, showing off its FPS action as the player not only shoots down other humans, but must also tape up with their wounds, climb ropes, swim, and overall survive.

Project Ferocious is way off, aiming for a 2023 release date.

Check out the trailer here.

Warcry Challenges Crosses Super Meatboy and Doom

A Doom-like FPS is shown next, titled Warcry Challenges, which is coming out to PC this summer. The pitch for the game runs, "What if doom guy had a drunk one night stand with Super Meatboy" prompting questions of 'why would you wonder this' from everyone. Warcry Challenges aims to be a fast-paced, skill-intensive shooter with short levels, and may release this year.

Check out the trailer here.

Conway: Disappearance at Dahlia View Announced

Right after that, we get a world premiere of Conway: Disappearance at Dahlia View.

Conway is a noir-style game, where you must spy on characters with a camera while you are confined in a wheelchair. To say Conway invokes the likes of Hitchcock’s Rear Window is an understatement, the game has a lot of similarities to the film's plot points. Still, there is more to it than that, including a major mystery to solve before it's too late.

Check out the trailer here.

Immortality by Sam Barlow Announced

Immortality

The Future Games Show ends with an announcement of Sam Barlow’s upcoming game, Immortality. Immortality is about Marissa Marcel, a woman who made three films that were never released before she disappears. It is heavily implied Immortality will be an FMV game, similar to Barlow’s other work such as Her Story, but what is known that the writers on the project, Allan Scott, Amelia Gray, and Barry Gifford, have impressive resumes that will definitely contribute to the games overall mysterious atmosphere.

Immortality is planned for a 2022 release, with no further details given on platforms.

Check out the trailer here.

And that's a wrap with the Future Games Show promising to return in August, presumably for Gamescom.

Be sure to check out the rest of our E3 2021 Coverage here

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A game playing, college teaching scholar who happens to write some articles every so often. Enjoys penning long-form articles that few probably read. Love the art of gaming, preservation, collecting and RPGs. Have worked as a journalist, critic, educator and blogger for over ten years now, with articles published (as user editorials) on Game Revolution and Giant Bomb as well as a contributor for the websites Angry Bananas and Blistered Thumbs. Now making TechRaptor my home.

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