Recap: All the big headlines from Gamescom Opening Night Live 2022, including a Kojima podcast

Gamescom 2022 recap

A lot of it was revealed already

As Geoff continues to add more shows and reveal events under his belt, things are starting to look a little thinner. Although Gamescom Opening Night Live has the potential to give off the air of “the E3 of Europe,” today was largely reserved for games that were already shown off in some capacity; or came back with a marketing reboot after years-earlier reveals. It’s time for a Gamescom 2022 recap.

There was some cool stuff in there. The studio behind Moonbreaker smartly united with kinda-huge-deal author Brandon Sanderson to bring us a “Hearthstone meets XCOM” game; with a vibrant art style and a customizable mini painting element. No one expected a Killer Klowns from Outer Space adaptation — talk about a passion project! As far as big studio news goes, Sonic Frontiers got a release date from Sega, and another PlayStation 5 controller is on the way from Sony. The “one last thing” was Dead Island 2, which is out in February of 2023 and still looks like a Dead Island game.

There was some cool stuff there for Gamescom Opening Night Live to latch onto. Two hours worth of cool stuff? Well, rarely does any event justify two hours after E3 started to wane. If you missed it, you can pick out the stuff you’re interested in below.

Here’s a Gamescom 2022 recap:

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