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Hideo Kojima's OD, Marvel's Blade and new Monster Hunter led The Game Awards 2023 reveals

In between handing out awards to some of this year’s biggest titles such as Baldur’s Gate 3 and Alan Wake 2, The Game Awards 2023 featured a variety of game announcements and world premieres.

The biggest reveal came from Hideo Kojima, who shared his upcoming Xbox exclusive project OD, which will be developed in collaboration with Jordan Peele. A teaser trailer showcased increasingly distressing shots of its cast, including Sophia Lillis, Hunter Schafer, and Udo Kier.

Capcom announced the latest entry in the Monster Hunter franchise, confirming its release on Xbox Series X|S, PS5, and PC in 2025, while Embark shadow dropped the release of its competitive shooter The Finals, available to play on PC now.

Last night’s ceremony included even more reveals for major titles, including:

Ikumi Nakamura showcased the first project, Kemuri, developed by her new studio Unseen after leaving Tango Gameworks in 2019
Square Enix presented a new instalment of the Mana series with Visions of Mana, coming to on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and PC sometime in 2024
Arkane Studios’ revealed that development has begun on Marvel’s Blade
Starbreeze Studios is remaking 2013’s Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on February 28, 2024
Lightspeed LA announced its first title Last Sentinel, an open-world game set in a cyberpunk-infused Tokyo
Sega announced five new games based on classic IP all currently in development, including Jet Set Radio, Shinobi, Golden Axe, Streets of Rage, and Crazy Taxi
No Man’s Sky developer Hello Games showcased the trailer for its next project, the open-world fantasy multiplayer game Light No Fire
Don’t Nod gave a first look at its next IP – Lost Records: Bloom and Rage. Set to be available on PC, Xbox and PS5, it focuses on a group of friends who reunite in seemingly supernatural circumstances
Budokai Tenkaichi shared a new trailer for Dragon Ball Sparking Zero, revealing its official title
Ex-Bioware developers Archetype Entertainment presented a trailer for its sci-fi RPG Exodus, featuring Matthew McConaughey

Supermassive Games revealed a new Dead by Daylight spin-off called The Casting of Frank Stone
Saber Interactive showed a first-look of Jurassic Park Survival, a first-person title set on Isla Nublar
Former Payday developer 10 Chambers revealed a new heist game called Den of Wolves. 10 Chambers also debuted the GTFO Final Chapter trailer
Color Gray Games revealed Rise of the Golden Idol, sequel to The Case of the Golden Idol which will be available on Steam, PS5, PS4, Xbox, and Switch
Surgent Studios, the studio founded by Assassin’s Creed actor Abubakar Salim, revealed its 2D sidescroller Tales of Kenzera: Zau, out April 23, 2024
Seasun Games showcased their latest multiplayer game Mecha Break
Sharkmob announced that extraction shooter Exoborne is currently in development for PC and console
Nexon’s The First Descendant is set to get a full release in summer 2024
Neople dropped the first trailer for The First Berserker: Khazan coming to PlayStation, Xbox, and PC
Indie developer Daniel Mullins Games revealed the sequel to Pony Island, called Pony Island 2: Panda Circus
The Odd Gentlemen shared a first look at Harmonium: The Musical, a game told through American sign language
Rocksteady Studios provided a new look at Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League
Motion Twin revealed its next title Windblown, a roguelite expected to launch next year on Steam Early Access
2D Boy announced World of Goo 2, following on from 2008’s World of Goo
Gryphline revealed that Arknights: Endfield is coming to PS5, with PC international testing to begin on January 11, 2024
Bilibili showcased a new trailer for The Matchless Kung Fu, which is currently in Early Access on PC
Ninja Theory shared a new gameplay trailer for Hellblade: Senua’s Saga with no confirmed release date
Moon Studios revealed its next game, No Rest for the Wicked, which will start Early Access on PC in early 2024 with a full release later expected on PC, Xbox Series X|S, and PlayStation 5
House House announced their new title Big Walk, coming in 2025

A dozen games were given launch dates during The Game Awards, such as:

Ready or Not leaving Early Access (December 13)
Stormgate coming to Early Access (Summer 2024)
Asgard’s Wrath coming to Meta Quest (December 15)
Skull and Bones (February 16, 2024)
As Dusk Falls on PS4 and PS5 (March 7, 2024)
Rise of Ronin on PS5 (March 22, 2024)
Black Myth: WuKong (August 20, 2024)
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 (September 9, 2024)
The First Descendant (Summer 2024)
Zenless Zone launching on PC and Mac (2024)
Thrasher on PC (2024)
Usual June (2025)

Two DLCs and additional content for major titles were announced during last night’s ceremony, including free DLC for God of War Ragnarök titled Valhalla launching on December 12.

Alan Wake 2 co-director Kyle Rowley revealed that its new game plus mode, called ‘The Final Draft,’ will launch on December 11 and will feature an alternative narrative, a new ending, and a ‘Nightmare’ difficulty mode like the first instalment of Alan Wake.

Square Enix also revealed DLC for Final Fantasy 16, titled Echoes of the Fallen and the Rising Tide, launching in Spring 2024.

You can check out the full list of winners from The Game Awards 2023 here.

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