Ready for even more gaming goodness as our twitchy trigger fingers soak in the rejuvenating afterglow of this year’s Game Awards? TGA 2018 came at us with so many new announcements, updates, trailers, and under-the-radar tidbits that we’re still catching all the gaming confetti that major developers threw in the air.
First, we officially know that Mortal Kombat 11 is on the way, thanks to developer NetherRealm’s appropriately brutal trailer reveal. The new clip pits series staples Raiden and Scorpion against one another, once again, in their eternal quest for fighting supremacy. In keeping with the number of installments we're now up to in the main MK series, the gore in the new game is dialed up to, well, eleven — so approach the trailer with that in mind.
MK 11 promises to introduce a wrinkle or two on the franchise’s winning gameplay and progression formula, including a new custom character creation tool that allows you to personalize your fighters. NetherRealm also hypes the game’s new graphics engine, which amplifies the smackdown factor on all those finishing moves that promise to be the bloodiest yet for the series.
The opening bell rings when Mortal Kombat 11 arrives for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on Apr. 23. Warm up for the main event by checking out the trailer below:
The totally unique premise of following a circus runaway-turned extrasensory spy, first introduced back in 2005 with Tim Schafer’s Psychonauts, is making its long-awaited return to current-gen consoles next year.
Developer Double Fine seized the moment during TGA week to drop an all-new trailer for the game, which once again will revolve around the adventures of Raz, the kid who merges psychic power with old-fashioned platforming to tackle the dark, nefarious influences brewing right inside his beloved Psychonaut Headquarters.
Check out the trailer, and keep your antennae up for updates on when the game will debut. Right now, all we know is that Psychonauts 2 will release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and MacOS sometime in 2019.
Biomutant, a new action-RPG from the core team behind the Just Cause series, made its presence known for the first time in months just ahead of TGA, with developer Experiment 101 dropping a new trailer to rejuvenate the spirits of update-starved fans.
Set within a variety of lush RPG-standard environments, the game’s attention to detail in the design of its unique and endearing characters is absolutely bananas. Players will set out as a weapon-toting, upright raccoon that reminds us a whole lot of another certain smart-mouthed creature over in the Marvel Universe. From a third-person perspective, you’ll embark on a lengthy story line that features branching narrative paths, as well as a robust karma system to reward playstyles both good and evil.
Slated to release sometime next summer, Biomutant will debut on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Finally, and just for fun, Sony revealed this week that the beloved Jak and Daxter, a series that helped the PlayStation 2 carve out its own unique platforming identity, is coming to the PlayStation 4.
Via the official PlayStation blog, Limited Run Games, Naughty Dog, and Sony Interactive revealed that four classic Jak and Daxter titles will be releasing on physical disc for the PS4, starting with Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, which already is on sale in both standard and collector’s edition versions.
There’re all kinds of other goodies to tie in with the announcement, from T-shirts to PS4 themes, so to check out everything Sony’s bringing to the table with this Jak and Daxter revival, head on over to the official PS4 landing page.