Continuing through the day we've got more PC relates announcements for E3 2021 from the PC Gaming Show. In the past this conference has contained all kinds of PC, Indie, and even hardware-related announcements, and we know that Steam will be appearing at this one too. Be sure to check back to this article frequently as we learn more about upcoming PC Gaming titles.
The stream started out a bit rocky introducing each of the socially distanced hosts, unfortunately for all those watching the stream launched without sound. After a few jokes about the current state of graphics cards scalping and the robot failing to find a hitch they got started with the show. There will be all kinds of interviews, trailers, and more during the show.
Naraka Bladepoint, a new and unique ninja battle royle, is the first game to be highlighted. Boasting a large player testing base and Steam stats today they announced their release date of August 12th with another closed beta approaching. They also showed off a chainsaw weapon available soon.
For more information, check out our article here. See the trailer here.
Dodgeball Academia is the next game to be shown off. Published by Humble Bundle this title lets players play out their sports shonen dream where you play as an aspiring student of a school for dodgeball. You won’t just be taking part in battles, but also will train and explore the world. The game will release this year for Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
Chivalry II Update Information Revealed
CEO of Torn Banner Studios, Steve Piggot, showed up to give a brief message about their recently released Chivalry II. Going forward there's a series of small and large updates that will be coming to the game. The aim is to create a number of unique and diverse maps that will give players a number of different experiences. A number of weapons and even a new fighting style will be added to the game over time.
Following Chivalry II is the upcoming arena fighting game Rawmen. In this game you play as a chef you can attack using close range ladle hits and long range throws of their soup pot contents. The trailer showed off a number of different locations and game modes, like the Rocket League looking Boba mode.
Dying Light 2 and Deep Dive
Dying Light 2 is the next game. In a brief developer interview topics like the evolution of Haran, the toll that the zombies have taken on the world, and on what drives the main character that you’ll be playing as. It seems you’re going to be searching for your long lost sister as part of the plot.
Dying Light 2 will release on December 7th 2021.
Humankind Beta Closed Beta
From Amplitude and Sega Amplitude gets shown off next. Frankie Ward, a host of the PC Gaming Show will be a rival leader you can fight against in the Humankind Closed Beta. The game will release August 17th.
They Always Run Announced
The next trailer from Alawar productions shows a soldier making his way through a desert base. Stealth, swords, and quick reflexes are your best friend in this 2D platformer. They Always Run, is a pixel platformer that will be releasing soon. You can wishlist it on Steam now.
Orcs Must Die 3 Coming To Platforms Other Than Stadia
Orcs Must Die 3 gets a new trailer showing off all kinds of traps that the orcs will have to make their way through. The game will be available July 23rd, 2021. Jerome Jones, the Lead Design Director for Orcs Must Die 3, got some screen time to explain how Orcs Must Die functions and that this game takes place 20 years in the future. In this game there will be a new mode where you fight outside the fortress as well as new game modes offering randomized plays. The game will be released on Steam, PlayStation, and Xbox.
Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong Shown Off
Vampire: the Masquerade - Swansong is next in line at the PC Gaming Show. The trailer shows a woman searching through a room for a girl as they play hide and seek. This memory fades away as we see the vampire attacking a doctor. This game will release on all consoles and PC.
GigaBash is a multiplayer arena brawler that takes heavy inspiration from kaiju media. Some of the monsters shown include a large snail hero looking character and a giant robot. These robots tear their way through the city leveling buildings in their wake. Players will also be able to activate supers transforming themselves into bigger and badder versions of themselves. This game will be coming to PS4 and PC.
Lemnis Gate Release Date
Lemnis Gate, a competitive shooter, got a new trailer showcasing the game's PvP combat in a variety of space locations. Some of the unique abilities we see showcased are shield deployments and teleporting. The game is also turn-based, so you and your opponent will take turns with what you want to do. You can kill an enemy, but on their next turn they can create a new character that can intercept. This game will release on August 3rd with a beta coming in July to PC.
Next Space Rebels
Next Space Rebels shows off a new trailer for its upgrade game where you create small rockets, build up a following to gain income, and then build rockets in increasing scale. What starts as a bottlerocket ends up becoming a rocket that can make it into space. This game will release in Fall 2021.
Fantasy Tactical RPG WarTales Announced
From present day diving back into the past we get a trailer for WarTales. The trailer shows off combat between different factions. This is a tactics game where you’ll lead a party through the world to different towns interacting with the locals and encountering hostile travelers. This game will release in 2021 and can be wishlisted on Steam.
Sci-fi Management Game Ixion Announced
Ixion, a settlement management game set in the stars, is the next to get the spotlight. Players will need to balance all kinds of resources and troubles while working to grow out your settlement. The game takes place after humans have left Earth and there’s a need to continue growing as a species.
Far: Changing Tides Announced
Another World Premier from the creators of Far: Lone Sails. This trailer shows a world flooded over and a patchwork ship that looks to be made out of a water tower charting those seas. You can let loose drones to search the depths of the water, or explore the land above. Far: Changing Tides will release on all platforms, but no window was given.
Lakeburg Legacies Announced
Lakeburg Legacies is an upcoming management game where you can help your land prosper by assigning people to tasks and by creating couples. Babies are born, legacies are built and from that you can continue growing your town. No release window was given for this title.
Killing Floor 2: Interstellar Insanity
New weapons, and a new map were shown off in a brief but packed trailer for Killing Floor 2: Interstellar Insanity coming out June 22nd.
Creepy Underwater Exploration Game Silt Announced
After a brief interlude of MechWarrior 5, gameplay for Silt is shown off. In this game you play as a scuba diver in a limbo like world of darkness who can use his spirit to inhabit different sea creatures. Silt can be wishlisted on Steam.
Hello Neighbor 2 Trailer
Hello Neighbor 2 shows off a new trailer of the protagonist driving through the town. A series of clips show different strange parts of the Neighbor's house, and what kinds of traps you can set for him. This game is coming to Xbox and Steam in 2021.
Jurassic World: Evolution 2 Trailer Deja Vu
Jurassic World: Evolution 2 shows off what more is coming to the simulation management game. Not only will you be building on Isla Nubar but other islands in the area. There are a number of new marine and flying dinosaurs that will be added to the sequel. This game will be coming out this year to all major consoles and PC.
If you saw the Summer Game Fest stream, you can skip this trailer here.
A Small New Blood Interactive Showcase, Including Gloomwood... Sorta
Ultra Kill, Fallen Aces, Amid Evil: The Black Labyrinth, Unfortunate Spacemen, Dusk, Kyle is Completely Famous, Faith the Unholy Trinity, and Gloomwood all get a sizzlereel from developer New Blood.
A Message from Gabe Newell - Steam Next Fest
Gabe Newell… literally steals time from another developer to deliver a message from Valve. Gabe spoke about the Steam Next Fest, a demo festival that will be hitting Steam next week.
Hack and Slash Weird Stuff in Soulstice
Moving on from Steam announcements we’re treated to a trailer for a fast paced hack and slash game. The protagonist, and a floating female ghost, work together in Soulstice to fight off hordes of enemies. This title is coming in 2022 to next-gen consoles and PC.
Some PC Hardware and Peripherals Shown Off
Away from the software and onto hardware Mica Burton talks about the importance of PC building, and how RGB is good for everyone. They took this time to highlight new and interesting pieces of tech including gloves that track your muscle feedback to get a shot off faster, a force feedback racing wheel, handheld gaming devices, and an extremely overpriced monitor.
Check out he video of them all here.
Warhammer 40,000 Chaos Gate Daemonshunter Trailer
Continuing todays trend of Chaos we have Warhammer 40,000 with a new trailer for Chaos Gate Daemonshunter. This is coming in 2022 and will be getting a full cinematic trailer in August. This tactics game will bring a lot to fans of the franchise.
Stalker/Metro Like FPS Pioner Shown Off
Pioner is a new gritty shooter emulating titles like Stalker and Metro. The gameplay trailer shows rapidly appearing tentacles and a dystopian world of horrific creatures. If you’re into mowing down all kinds of humans, not humans, and oversized bugs then this should be right up your alley. This game also supports co-op, allowing you to explore the deadly wastes with friends. They do say misery loves company.
Eve Online Highlights Eve Academy
Eve Online is the next game to get a trailer. Eve is releasing an Eve Academy to help bring new players into a world that’s so densely packed. You can be a industrialist, enforcer, explorer, or Soldier of Fortune.
Check out the detailed trailer here.
Quick Look at Some Indie Titles
Taking a harsh turn for the zany the next trailer shows players chopping down trees, raising dinosaurs, and protecting their civilizations in Lumberhill, which is available now.
In Arboria you create a character and evolve them in this action roguelike. The game is currently in early access but will have a full release in August 2021
The next world premier is for Tinykin and shows a boy searching for more like him in the world. The trailer is short but shows Pikmin like mechanics as the small boy leads small creatures around and uses them to navigate the oversized world that he finds himself in. This title will release in 2022.
Chernobylite is the next dark game getting shown at the PC Gaming Show. This title has you build a team, organize your equipment, and create a safehouse in Chernobyl. This game features a series of heists. It will come out 7/28/2021 and can be found on Steam now.
Pixel RPG SacriFire Announced, On Kickstarter Now
Next is a pixel-based game that combines turn based combat with real time strategy. The trailer showcases a number of beautiful locations including forests, populated cities, and dungeons. SacriFire will be hitting Kickstarter soon.
Sci-Fi Survival Game Icarus Trailer Shown
Icarus is back with a new game. This survival title shows players hunting, gathering resources, building a house and watching it burn in a thunderstorm. Players can band together to survive the harsh environments of this game. Your goal is to escape in Icarus. The game will be out August 11th and can be preordered now.
Open World Game Mechajammer Coming Soon
A new open world pixel RPG is shown off showing a dystopic future where you need to manage your resources and a party of characters. Mechajammer is coming soon.
The Wandering Village Trailer
The Wandering Village, a title shown at the Day of the Dev is up next. In this survival simulation game you work with a giant creature that you have settled on the back of.
Death Trash Trailer
As the trailers continue to roll we see another trailer for upcoming title Death Trash. More of the dark and futuristic pixel world is shown as well as interactions with alive humans, dead humans, a cthulu tree, and a giant head that’s crying blood. It will be hitting Steam Early Access August 5th.
Songs of Conquest New Trailer and Details
Coffee Stain and Lava Potion show off a new trailer for Songs of Conquest. Included in this trailer is a variety of city building aspects, as well as troop deployment and combat on the hex grid system. Songs of Conquest will be coming out in Early 2022.
Dystopian Sci-fi Future Game Citizen Sleeper Announced
In a futuristic world you can use your dice to decide how you want to progress through the story of Citizen Sleeper. The game shows upgrading your character, while also working to repair and heist different items. Depending on what dice you roll and pick you can succeed or have difficulties through this story driven game. Citizen Sleeper will come out in 2022.
Project Warlock II Trailer
Showing off retro gunweilding gameplay the next trailer for Project Warlock II has the player fighting back demons, zombies, and all kinds of towering bosses. With fast paced movement and shooting fans of classic shooters like Unreal Tournament and Doom will likely want to keep an eye on this.
Be sure to check out the rest of our E3 2021 Coverage here.