Here's the best of the best from the first two days of Gamescom 2015. A lot of these games were first unveiled at E3 earlier this year, but these new gameplay and story trailers are giving us a new perspective on the big name releases that are right around the corner.
Five years after Crackdown 2 came to the Xbox 360, Microsoft showed off the long-coming sequel at its Gamescom 2015 press conference Aug. 4.
The short story? You can blow up everything.
All in all the game looks exceedingly similar to the first two, though the presenters did say that the city in which you desperately search for orbs will be brand new. The trailer showed off other differences like an upgradeable car and new gang enemies.
However, the most important thing about the game according to the trailer is the allegedly complete environmental destruction.
Like this building you can just demolish:
If you destroy all the buildings though, won't that just make the orbs harder to collect??
Assassin's Creed Syndicate
While it's light on actual gameplay, this new trailer for the next Assassin's Creed game wants you to get to know the protagonists that will cause many deaths in the cobblestoned streets of Victorian England.
Better grab your top hat.
Mirror's Edge: CatalystThis in-game look at the sequel to the popular 2008 action parkour simulator is looking better than ever. With more intuitive level designs, and plenty of guards for faith to kick through windows, Mirror's Edge: Catalyst is looking pretty good.
For Honor Shows a Bit More Stabbiness in This Gamescom Trailer
Originally announced in E3, this sword-swinging combat game, which supports four-player co-op, gets some further explanation at Gamescom.
Wikings, Knights, or Samurai, the choice is up to you and your sensibilities.
Microsoft Surprises Gamescom by Announcing Halo Wars 2
Microsoft seems ready to commit to its past as it continued reviving old franchises during Gamescom 2015 Aug. 4.
After presenters gave plenty of space to a new Forza game, a new Rainbow Six game and a new Crackdown game at the Xbox One press conference, Xbox head Phil Spencer gave a 'one more thing' to the audience in the form of announcing a sequel to 2009's Halo Wars.
If you don't remember Halo Wars, we'll forgive you. It was an odd duck of a real-time strategy game, a la StarCraft or Age of Empires. In fact, the original game was developed by Ensemble Studios, creator of the Age of Empires series.
The original Halo Wars was a cult fan favorite and remains highly regarded in certain circles, though it never reached the sales numbers of traditional FPS Halo games.
Ensemble will not develop this sequel, instead it's being handled by 343 Industries, who took over the Halo franchise after creator studio Bungie ended their exclusivity deal with Microsoft, and British game devleloper Creative Assembly, responsible for the very many Total War games.
Quantum Break Gets an Extended Trailer, Spring Release Date
Remedy has not released a full game since 2010's Alan Wake and the build up for their next project, Quantum Break has grown since they first revealed it in 2013.
During the Microsoft press conference at Gamescom 2015 in Cologne, Germany, Remedy gave up the ghost on when you can play the odd time-shifting game and a little more about what you can expect.
A full seven minute experience trailer led the Microsoft event and at the end it announced that Quantum Break will see its release on April 5, 2016.
Also, Little Finger from Game of Thrones is in it.
Metal Gear Solid V Gets Probably Its Last Trailer for Probably the Last Time
Since Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain releases on consoles Sept. 1, this is probably the very last trailer for the highly anticipated (at least by extreme espionage fans) game we will see.
Additionally, since the creator Hideo Kojima has left Konami in splendid fashion, there might not be another MGS game at all.
It sounds like an atrocious place to work anyway.
Final Fantasy XV Finally Gets Some Backstory in This Gamescom Trailer
It seems like only yesterday all we knew about the latest, probably still very far away from being released, Final Fantasy game is a bunch of dudes bro-ing it up on a road trip.
Actually, that was the case only yesterday.
But look! Backstory! And some fatherly love!
Let Us Make Your Day With This Dark Souls 3 Gameplay Trailer
Microsoft first pulled back the rotten, diseased curtain of Dark Souls 3 at E3 with a teaser trailer.
It did one better at Gamescome, highlighting the gameplay we can expect from the next miserable death-fest created by From Software.
It looks like a Dark Souls game.
And that is wonderful.
The movement speed seems slightly increased, which is probably an evolution off the studio's most recent game, the fantastic Bloodborne.
It also looks like the giants are back...
Yes, According to This New Star Wars Battlefront Trailer, You'll Fly the Millennium Falcon
After a showing at E3 that mostly gave gamers a peek at what the gameplay looked like at the rebel and imperial front lines, this new Gamescom trailer unveils space combat for the pilot in all of us.
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