Summer Game Fest Announcements: Elden Ring, Blood Hunt, Death Stranding

Summer Game Fest 2021 has concluded, and it delivered big news and reveals.

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Geoff Keighley's Summer Game Fest Kickoff livestream is over, and it delivered some major news and announcements. In addition to an Elden Ring trailer and release date, we also got word on Death Stranding: Director's Cut (with a trailer seemingly designed to tease Metal Gear fans), a battle royale game called Vampire The Masquerade: Blood Hunt, a date of Call of Duty Season 4, and much more. Below, we've rounded up all of the news for you to catch up on everything that happened.

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The stream in its entirety is embedded above. It's also available to watch on The Game Awards' official YouTube and Twitch channels.

All The Announcements

Tiny Tina's Wonderlands

Gearbox and 2K announced a new Borderlands series spin-off called Tiny Tina's Wonderlands. It'll be a more fantastical take on the series' looter shooter formula and a standalone adventure set apart from the larger Borderlands series.

Metal Slug Tactics

In a surprise announcement, developers Leikir Studio and Dotemu are collaborating with SNK to create a Metal Slug spin-off. Unlike mainline entries in the series, it'll be an XCOM-like turn-based tactics game.

Jurassic World: Evolution 2

A sequel to the theme-park management simulator Jurassic World: Evolution was announced. The teaser trailer showed off the pre-historic wildlife fans have come to expect alongside a confirmed launch window.

Death Stranding: Director's Cut

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Hideo Kojima took to the stream to unveil Death Stranding: Director's Cut--a PS5 version of the 2019 open-world action game. No details were confirmed about its release date aside from the fact "it's coming soon."

Lost Ark (New MMO published by Amazon Games)

Amazon Games took the chance to reveal a new MMO it's publishing called Lost Ark. It'll be developed by Smilegate RPG, a development studio from South Korea.

Sable Gets A Release Date

The upcoming indie exploration game Sable finally has a confirmed release date. It was first teased at E3 2018 to much fanfare over its distinct visual style.

New Details for Call of Duty: Cold War Black Ops and Warzone Season 4

Activision confirmed new details about the latest season for Call of Duty: Cold War Black Ops and Warzone. Suffice to say, more new content is coming, and it's coming soon.

Salt And Sacrifice

A new sequel of the cult-favorite Soulsborne indie game Salt and Sanctuary is coming. Titled Salt and Sacrifice, the game will expand on the side-scrolling action dungeon crawling of its predecessor.

New Among Us Mode

Among Us is getting a new Hide & Seek mode and a suite of new cosmetics. A new map was also teased at the end, bound to give players dozens of hours more time with the game.

Solar Ash Gets a Release Window

The latest game from the Hyper Light Drifter developer Heart Machine finally got a release date. The upcoming game is expected to come out later this year.

Two Point Campus

Two Point Campus is the follow-up to the management simulator Two Point Hospital. As its name suggests, the game will be focusing on managing a college university.

A New Area In Escape from Tarkov

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Developer BattleState Games is continuing to support Escape from Tarkov, taking the opportunity at the Summer Game Fest stream to announce a whole new area, Streets of Tarkov. Based on the early trailer, it's shaping up to be the most ambitious map in the game yet.

Smite Is Getting Stranger Things Crossover Content

The long-running third-person MOBA Smite will be crossing over with the universe of Stranger Things. The next battle pass for Smite will also feature Eleven, Hopper, and The Mind Flayer.

A New Agent is Coming to Valorant

Riot confirmed that a new agent is coming to Valorant. The teaser was incredibly short, showing a helmet laying in front of a mechanical body, seemingly gathering a signal of some kind.

Planet Of Lana

Planet Of Lana is a new 2D platformer with a striking hand-painted visual style. It's coming exclusively to Xbox platforms and PC.

Koch Media Reveals an Assortment of New Games

Publisher Koch Media used the Summer Games Fest stream to reveal new games that it has coming soon. One of the most notable announcements from its brief showcase was the confirmation of Payday 3.

New Monster Hunter Stories 2 Trailer

Capcom once again offered a new look at Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin. The new trailer showcased more scenes from the upcoming summer Switch-exclusive RPG's story.

A New Shooter from Left 4 Dead Dev Called The Anacrusis

The Anacrusis is a first-person shooter from developer Stray Bombay Company, led by Left 4 Dead and Portal 2 writer Chet Faliszek. It's coming to PC and Xbox consoles, as well as Xbox Game Pass.

A New Battle Royale Set In The Vampire: The Masquerade, Called Blood Hunt

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Vampire the Masquerade: Blood Hunt is a third-person battle royale set in the city of Prague, with scaleable buildings. The trailer showed off some of the creatures of the night and their unique abilities.

Sky: Children of Light is Coming to Switch

Journey developer Thatgamecompany's most recent game, Sky: Children of Light, was confirmed to arrive on Nintendo Switch later this month. Sky: Children of Light originally came out in Summer 2019, but this will be the first version released on a traditional game console.

New Skins Revealed For Overwatch 2's Baptiste and Sombra

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Blizzard is continuing to redesign the Overwatch cast in the upcoming sequel. During the stream, we got the chance to see what fan-favorites Baptiste and Sombra will look like in Overwatch 2.

New Trailer for Tales Of Arise

A new trailer for Tales of Arise was showcased, which offered another glimpse at the cast of characters you'll come to see in the upcoming action-RPG. More information about the game is expected to come this summer--likely at another E3-related stream.

There's a 2B Skin Coming to Fall Guys

In a rather surprising announcement, it was confirmed that Fall Guys will be getting a skin of Nier: Automata's 2B. It looks quite goofy, so you should just check it for yourself.

New Gameplay Trailer for Endless Dungeon

Endless Dungeon got a new trailer at the Summer Games Fest, which offered a fun comedic look at the various ways you'll kill aliens in the game. Announced during The Game Awards last year, this upcoming isometric action game will be coming to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, Switch, and PC.

The Dark Pictures Anthology's House Of Ashes Gets a Release Date

The Dark Pictures Anthology continues with House of Ashes. While we knew it was coming this year, we now know it'll be coming in October--an appropriately spooky time of the year.

A New Studio is Working on a Playstation Exclusive

Keighley used a moment of the Summer Games Fest stream to debut a new studio called Deviation Games. Led by industry veterans Dave Anthony and Jason Blundell, the two developers took to the stage to say that they're currently working on a "groundbreaking" new IP exclusively for PlayStation.

Debut Gameplay for Evil Dead: The Game

We finally got to see gameplay footage for Evil Dead: The Game. Announced at last year's Game Awards, the upcoming game will be releasing on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

Elden Ring Teaser Trailer Finally Arrives, and It Has A Release Date

After years of waiting, a trailer for From Software's Elden Ring was finally revealed. It offered a detailed look at its dark, foreboding world, as well as the various enemies that are likely to keep you dying over and over again--plus a January release date.

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