The Biggest Announcements From gamescom Day 1: The Fallout TV Series Makes a Surprise Appearance – IGN

The Biggest Announcements From gamescom Day 1: The Fallout TV Series Makes a Surprise Appearance – IGN

With gamescom ONL kicking things off yesterday, the first full day of the trade show started off strong with new information on Starfield, Alan Wake 2, and RoboCop: Rogue City. Of course, we also saw some great surprises, including a brand-new teaser for the Fallout TV series.

IGN is on the ground in Cologne and you can expect lots more coverage as the week continue. This article highlights everything that came out from the first day of gamescom, which you can read more about below.

The Coolest Things We Saw at gamescom 2023

gamescom Day 1: The biggest announcements

Bethesda showed off the first teaser for the Fallout TV series

During a presentation for Bethesda’s upcoming open-world RPG Starfield, Todd Howard surprised those who attended with a sneak peek at the forthcoming Fallout TV series.

— Prime Video (@PrimeVideo) August 23, 2023

The TV adaption based on the popular post-apocalyptic franchise was announced in 2020 and is a collaboration between Bethesda Softworks and Prime Video. However, there’s been comparatively little news on the series. Howard mentioned in the presentation that there will be bigger tease, and Prime Video confirmed the series would premiere sometime next year.

We got to see Starfield’s first mission

We also got to see the first mission for Starfield at gamescom 2023. The first 15 minutes of Starfield follows its showing at Opening Night Live, which include a live-action trailer among other highlights.

The first mission of the game has players on the Argos Extractors Mining Outpost on the Moon of Vectera, mining for ores before wandering in a tunnel alone, where we discover and interact with a weird blue deposit, which leaves us unconscious with a transition into you waking up and commencing the start of your character creation.

We had a chat with Xbox Boss Phil Spencer

Phil Spencer sat down to chat with us about a variety of things: from sharing his opinions on Baldur’s Gate 3, to teasing more Final Fantasy games coming to Xbox consoles, and reiterating that there is no plans to offer a mid-generation upgrade to the Xbox Series X/S consoles.

Circling back to the Final Fantasy comments, we asked him if Final Fantasy 7 Remake and Final Fantasy 16, two games that have been big heavy hitters on PlayStation consoles, would ever make its way onto Xbox. While we did not get an outright confirmation, Spencer noting that Square’s previous commitment to Xbox sounds hopeful for RPG fans in the Xbox ecosystem.

Zack Snyder talks Rebel Moon and his idealgGame to adapt for the big screen

At Opening Night Live yesterday, we got new details on Zack Snyder’s upcoming sci-fi films Rebel Moon. Part 1, subtitled A Child of Fire, which we already knew will hit Netflix on December 22, but Part 2: The Scargiver, will arrive on April 19, 2024.

At day one of gamescom, Snyder revealed the approixmate runtimes for both films in an interview with us, with both films lasting roughly four hours. But if you are craving for longer run times for both, Snyder did reveal that there are director’s cuts of the films also in the works, too.

More interestingly, Zack Snyder told us that he would love to adapt Gears of War for the big screen, while also mentioning that he is interested in the Halo franchise. While Halo is already being adapted for the small screen with a second season on the way at Paramout+, a Gears ofWar movie and adult animated series were announced last year.

Remedy was on hand to show off 40 minutes of Alan Wake 2

With Alan Wake 2 released in October month, Remedy Entertainment showed off a full chapter comprising some 40 minutes of its horror sequel. The chapter is set in an ominous replica of New York City called The Dark Place. Remedy previously noted that Alan Wake 2 was going to be its first survival horror game.

The Dark Place offers a stark contrast to what Alan Wake fans have previously seen; its roads are populated with oil-spill-like pools od darkness and newspapers litter the streets. Outside of its NYC-infleunced design The Dark Place is filled to the brim with Easter Eggs, including a cameo from creative director Sam Lake, who is already confirmed not to be reprising his role as Max Payne and instead playing another character in Alan Wake 2.

Mortal Kombat 1 devs talk Lore and invasions while addressing the animation criticism

We had a few interviews on day one of gamescom from Netherealm Studios, and they were all about its upcoming fighting game Mortal Kombat 1.

IGN sat down with Netherrealm’s story and voiceover director to discuss the lore and how it has changed in Mortal Kombat 1 as the next main installment serves as a reboot for the series. A separate interview had us talking to Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon, where he addressed the criticisms made about certain attack animations featured in Mortal Kmbat 1.

My colleague Mitchell Saltzman published his final preview for Mortal Kombat 1, discussing the new Invasions mode, which he described as an “RPG mixed with a board game.” You can watch the video version of that preview above.

The first 16 minutes of RoboCop: Rogue included a ton of ED-209s

In 2021, a RoboCop first-person shooter was announced. And today, IGN can exclusively reveal the first 16 minutes of RoboCop: Rogue City. The 16 minutes is filled with elements fans of the films can expect, including a gaggle of ED-209s.

The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria received a PS5 and PC release date

IGN can exclusively reveal that The Lord of the Rings: Return of Moria is coming to PC and PS5 on October 24. An Xbox Series X/S version was previously announced as well, but Indie developer Free Range Games and publisher North Beach Games said that version will arrive early next year.

Star Wars: Dark Forces remaster announced

Nightdive Studios, the developer who previously gave the remaster treatment to System Shock and Quake 2 announced its next project: Star Wars: Dark Forces remaster. It’s in development for PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch.

Turok 3 is also on the way

Alongside a remaster for Star Wars: Dark Forces, Nightdive Studios also announced at this year’s gamescom that Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion is also on the way. It’s slated to release sometime between October and December of this year and will launch on PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and Switch.

Song of Nunu: A League of Legends Story received a new trailer

Another exclusive IGN revealed outta this year’s gamescom is Son of Nunu: A League of Legends Story. The latest trailer featruures gameplay, a look at the fictional region of Freljord and an appearance from Braum, a champion from League of Legends.

Song of Nunu: A League of Legends Story does not have a release date (yet) but we do know it will release sometime this fall.

What to expect from gamescom Day 2

That’s about it for our recap of Day 1 of gamescom! Keep an eye on this space for lots more interviews, trailers, and announcements as we roll on to Day 2 of gamescom. Here’s a sneak peek of what to expect from our gamescom studio show tomorrow on all of IGN’s channels!

  • Mortal Kombat 1
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Marvel SNAP
  • Phil Spencer Interview
  • Tekken 8
  • Lies of P
  • Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria
  • And More!

Taylor is a Reporter at IGN. You can follow her on Twitter @TayNixster.

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