It's December, so you know what that means everyone? Yes, the Holidays, but also the annual awards show for the game industry, the plainly titled The Game Awards 2020. But rather than wait for the show proper, The Game Awards tends to sneak out announcements and surprises in the pre-show, which is where we have you covered.
The Game Awards 2020's Best Score/Music Winner
The remake of of the 1997 iconic classic returned this year, and thanks to the strides in modern music production, the fantastic score for Final Fantasy VII Remake took the award for Best Musical Score this year.
Devolver Digital Announces Loop Hero As Best Game of 2021
In classic Devolver Digital fashion, the delightfully deranged Maria Zook took the stage to cheekily announce a brand new video game called Loop Hero, then dubbing it the Best Game of 2021. The trailer shows off an interesting adventure revolving around time loops, hence the title. Loop Hero is slated for a 2021 release.
Tchia, A Brand New Island Adventure Game Is Announced
Some new blood was shown off with the announcement trailer for Tchia by Awecabe. The trailer shows a colorful and joyous adventure where you explore an island and uncover its mysteries. It appears to be inspired by New Macdeonia and looks like a stellar first impression by this new studio. It is slated for a 2021 release.
The Game Awards 2020's Best Action/Adventure Game Winner
Naughty Dog's extremely miserable yet achingly human zombie action game, The Last of Us Part 2 was announced the winner for Best Action/Adventure title this year. Enjoy the win, everyone at Naughty Dog.
Sea of Solitude: Director's Cut Announced for Nintendo Switch
The developers of the narrative indie game, Sea of Solitude announced a Director's Cut of the game for the Nintendo Switch. This is the definitive version of the game with brand new content, all of it now available on Nintendo's handheld console.
Shady Part of Me For Nintendo Switch
Indie game, titled Shady Part of Me was shown off, and officially picked up a publisher with Focus Home Interactive. Better still, the game is now available on Nintendo Switch.
The Game Awards 2020's Best Family Game Winner
In the year of the great quarantine, it was Nintendo's adorably mellow game about small-town life, Animal Crossing: New Horizons that ended up winning the Best Family Game of the year. Sometimes, a game just has to comfort and delight, and this game did so with grace and delight.
The Game Awards 2020's Best Community Support Winner
The best ongoing community support game didn't come from a major live service platform but from a title that came out this year. The hilarious physical game show battle royale where walking jellybean people battle for the crown, Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout wins Best Community Support.
The Game Awards 2020's Best Debut Game Winner
The very first game marks one's very first impression on the industry and the community. And as an Early Access co-op ghost hunting game goes, Phasmophobia leaves one hell of a first impression.
The Game Awards 2020's Player's Choice Award
As voted on by players across the globe, the Player's Choice Award for Game of the Year went to Sucker Punch Studios' historical Japanese action game, Ghost of Tsushima.
A Whole Bunch of Esports Announcements
In a rapid-fire spiel of announcements, several Esports were given out.
- Best Esports game was given to the iconic MOBA, League of Legends.
- Best Esports Coach won by Zonic
- Best Esports Event went to League of Legends World Championship 2020.
- Best Esports Host was won by Sjoz,
- Best Esports Team went to G2 Esports
- Best Esports Athlete won by Showmaker
Take a bow everyone, and game on.
Century: Age of Ashes Premieres with Dragon Fighting Multiplayer
Finally, the pre-show concluded with a trailer for a nasty dragon vs. dragon action title. The really long name of the game is Century: Age of Ashes. It'll be available on February 2021 and you can register for the beta on Steam right now.
And that was all you missed from The Game Awards 2020's Pre-Show. As for the actual show, stay tuned here.