Deep Silver and Koch Media have come together to announce what games they’ll be showing at this year’s Gamescom, which will be taking place online this year as an all-digital event.
The full list of games is down below, as well as the relevant details on how to watch and keep track of what’s being shown and when.
At the dawn of the 20th century, shortly after the end of the Great War, the world is full of secrets and mysteries, of opportunities and challenges. Tradition clashes with scientific and technological progress, while Europe is still recovering from the brutal battles of the World War. Iron Harvest is a real-time strategy game (RTS) set in the alternate reality of 1920+, just after the end of the Great War. To create the perfect RTS-experience, the team has been working in close cooperation with global RTS-fans ever since the game’s highly successful Kickstarter campaign.
Visitors of the unique digital-only event can explore tons of streaming content, game information and much more on Iron Harvest.
Gamescom will also see the very first Iron Harvest eSports finals.
Intense matches are guaranteed when the four qualifier winners clash up against RTS veterans RotterdaM (Twitter: @RotterdaM08), DeMusliM (@DeMusliM), HeroMarine (@mouzHeroMarine) and Yoan ToD Merlo. All matches will be casted by LowKoTV (@LowkoTV) and special guest @SirT0Bi.
RTS fans can tune in for the full spectacle:
Group A Matches: 9pm PT on Aug 28
Group B Matches: 9pm PT on Aug 29
Playoffs: 9pm PT on Aug 30
Strategy fans can watch the stream on:
ESL Gaming: https://play.eslgaming.com/ironharvest/global/open/pre-season
The legendary series, which pioneered the post-apocalypse genre in video games, returns players to the role of Desert Rangers, lawmen in a post-nuclear world working to rebuild civilization from the ashes. Trading the dry, dusty heat of the American southwest for a perpetually frozen Colorado, Wasteland 3 features new locations, a customizable vehicle, streamlined combat, and two player co-op as a first for the series. A deep, reactive story full of twists, turns, and brutal ethical decisions that will keep you hooked whether you’re a Wasteland veteran or new to the series.
Fans of the apocalypse who can’t wait to jump headfirst into the radioactive snow can join exclusive pre-launch streams on Aug. 27.
Take control of Nara and Forsaken, her sentient starfighter, on a quest to destroy the dark cult that created them. Unlock devastating weapons and mind-bending abilities in an evolution of the space-combat shooter. Explore a mysterious new galaxy, engage in breathtaking zero-g combat, and venture beyond our reality in this thrilling single player experience. Chorus is developed by the Hamburg-based studio Deep Silver Fishlabs. The team has created compelling games for more than 15 years and joined the Koch Media family in 2013. Deep Silver Fishlabs specializes in high-end 3D games for console and PC. Chorus will be released in 2021 on Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Google Stadia and PC.
Shipwrecked alone on an uncharted island, explore, adapt and navigate the land and perilous seas to stay alive. As Kara, you are a warrior, caught at sea in a fierce storm, adrift from your tribe. Thrown from your boat and at the mercy of the turbulent waters, you are tossed onto the shores of the Forbidden Islands, a mysterious paradise. Developed by 5 Lives Studios, Windbound is a beautiful rogue-like third-person survival-crafting RPG-adventure fueled by hunting, exploration and crafting.
Windbound will be released on Aug. 28 for PlayStation®4, Xbox One X, Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia and PC.
Whilst respecting the heritage and retaining the DNA of the franchise, DIRT 5 writes a new chapter in the legacy of DIRT – bolder and braver than ever before. New features, new innovations and a fresh approach make DIRT 5 a hub of off-road racing, style and culture, where you can constantly create highlight-reel moments.
Pathfinder: Kingmaker – Definitive Edition
Pathfinder: Kingmaker will take players on a tour through the infamous Stolen Lands, the dangerous and turbulent territories well known within Pathfinder fandom. The RPG will revisit familiar characters and well-known locations of the series’ lore as well as treat players to brand new adventures, deadly foes and unforeseen twists and turns.
Fans of the fantasy pen-and-paper RPG will experience its epic, heroic universe in new ways while computer RPG gamers will discover their favorite genre in a more contemporary light.
Outward – The Soroboreans
Outward is an open world RPG that you play alone or with friends, either online or in splitscreen. It’s more than just an open world RPG you can play cooperatively though. You live the life of an adventurer, from his or her humble beginnings up until becoming a hardened wanderer, whilst traversing incredible landscapes rich with diversity and life. New skills, new foes, corruption, enchantments, status effects and a whole lot more, The Soroboreans DLC packs this journey to the brim with exciting, fresh, challenging content.
FUSER is the ultimate celebration of music festival culture, putting players on stage at the world’s largest digital music festival and allowing them to create their own custom music mixes from the component parts of over 100+ songs, no peripheral required. Developed by Harmonix Music Systems, the creators of Rock Band™, and Dance Central™; and published by NCSOFT, FUSER will empower players to live out their DJ fantasies from their own home on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC.
King’s Bounty II
Offering a fresh take on the acclaimed fantasy series, King’s Bounty 2 expands upon its tactical turn-based battles to offer players a truly immersive RPG experience that adds weight to their every decision, whether leading an army into battle against unliving horrors, or building relations with local townsfolk.
Players take on the role of one of three heroes – each a personality with their own background – and experience a non-linear adventure in an open and vibrant fantasy world. Split into two distinct phases, players traverse the realm from a third-person perspective, picking up quests, exploring the wilderness, and getting to know the people they meet. When conflict arises, however, the perspective shifts to tactical, turn-based combat. Players must then make smart use of their units as they fight to win.
ProtoCorgi is a retro-style pixel art, horizontal shoot ‘em up with arcade gameplay that gives the player control over Bullet, a C3 (Cute Cybernetic Corgi) class cybernetic pup. When Bullet discovers that Nixie was kidnapped by evil alien forces seeking galactic domination, the cute-yet-deadly Corgi goes on a quest to save her. The adventure ahead lets you experience Bullet’s fights with precise controls, solid gameplay and passionate storytelling. Shoot, dodge and bark your way through this adorable bark’em up.
ProtoCorgi will be part of the gamescom lineup as well as the Indie Booth Arena. An art stream will bring the game’s hero to life on viewers’ screens.
Relicta is a first-person physics-based puzzle game. Played through the eyes of a scientist, you’ll need to use your creativity to play with the laws of physics, utilizing magnetism, polarity and gravity to unravel the secrets of a research facility on the moon. Chandra Base will test your scientific skills, as they are the only thing that can keep your daughter alive.
Relicta will be part of the gamescom lineup as well as the Indie Booth Arena. Developer livestreams will give a deeper look into the creative process behind the puzzle game.
Let’s Sing 2021
Whether you’re training your voice solo or celebrating the next karaoke party with friends and family – fun is guaranteed with Let’s Sing 2021. Check out the thrilling game modes, various features and the new playlist with up-to-date super hits and all-time classics.
Grab the microphone and choose your song, no matter if you prefer to rock the stage solo or with friends. If you don’t have a USB microphone at hand, just transform your phone into a microphone with the Let’s Sing Microphone-App and your performance begins straight away.
9 Monkeys of Shaolin
9 Monkeys of Shaolin marks a true rebirth of the iconic brawler genre in the vein of old-school video games. The game will be available on PLAYSTATION®4, Microsoft Xbox®, Nintendo Switch™ and PC.
As Chinese fisherman Wei Cheng, you must avenge the death of your friends and family who were slaughtered in a pirate raid at your peaceful village. Our hero is quite a tough nut to crack, as he knows the basics of ancient martial arts only mastered by legendary Shaolin monks. Get your trusty battle staff ready for a challenging adventure in medieval China and for merciless fights with hordes of various enemies.
More information on additional partnerships will follow in the next days.
Additionally, we are happy to share the activities of some of our partners during gamescom 2020:
Intellivision Amico is a video game entertainment system designed to bring social fun back to the living room. Amico is the Italian word for “friend” or “buddy” and Intellivision Amico fully encapsulates this meaning with a home video game console that has fun, value and togetherness at its core. Amico easily hooks up to a TV and comes with six premium games. Two easy-to-use color touchscreen controllers come standard and up to six more can be added, making gameplay enjoyable for up to eight simultaneous players of all skill levels. Affordable, family-friendly games encourage group participation and teamwork, and are safe for all ages – there’s no graphic violence/blood, bad language, or inappropriate content. Designed to appeal to a broad audience from nostalgic gamers to families who want to enjoy fun games together, Amico is the perfect new friend for your home.
Intellivision will fully embrace retro gaming during several live streams over gamescom:
Gamescom retro @ Gamescom now: 11am PT on Aug. 28
Intellivision @ Gamescom: 1pm PT on Aug. 28
Official Retro Channel w/ Tommy Tallarico: 11am PT on Aug. 30
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