Marvel shows off the latest edition of Ultimate Alliance, Mortal Kombat makes a brutal return, Ubisoft shows off the Far Cry sequel, and Crash Bandicoot gets remastered — just some of the trailers that debuted tonight at The Game Awards. The annual ceremony, now in its fifth year, celebrates the best video games have to offer while hyping the newest releases, and there were no shortage of surprises this year.
First up, host Geoff Keighley announced a world premiere trailer that "no one saw coming," and he was likely correct. What came next was the first look at Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, the third installment of the co-op action platform, and the first one in roughly 10 years. The game will be available exclusively on the Nintendo Switch and lets you play as your favorite Marvel characters online, offline, and with up to three other players via the Joycon attachment.
Of course, with a subtitle like The Black Order, there's bound to be a cosmic element to it. Throughout the trailer, you can see several shots of key Marvel villains, each holding what appears to be an Infinity Stone. So expect the stakes to be a little higher than before.
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order will be available exclusively on the Nintendo Switch on Sep. 15, 2019.
Next, Ubisoft showed another side of the post-apocalypse with Far Cry: New Dawn. The standalone sequel to this year's Far Cry 5 focuses on a thriving community in Hope County, Montana, and the band of ruthless scavengers that come to take it for their own.
You can bask in the bright, colorful wasteland of Far Cry: New Dawn when it becomes available on PS4, XBox One, and PC on Feb. 15 next year.
At one point in the ceremony, Netherrealm Studios head Ed Boon took the stage to present the award for Best Sports or Racing Game, when someone "accidentally" revealed a look at Mortal Kombat 11.
While it looked more like a cutscene than actual gameplay, it was a savage showdown between Raiden and Scorpion. Well, Scorpions. You'll see what we mean.
The new Mortal Kombat will let you customize your fighters, and features a whole new graphics engine to really maximize the goriest aspects of the game we all know and love. Mortal Kombat 11 is available for pre-order tomorrow before its global launch on Apr. 23, 2019.
Next up, Stranger Things creators the Duffer brothers warned "watch out, Rockstar" before showing the launch of the third installment of the game series based on the Netflix phenomenon. Now in 16-bit glory.
The gameplay doesn't reveal much, but it was promised it would follow the storyline of the show's third season, with a few surprises along the way. There's no official release date yet, but expect it to come around the time Season 3 hits Netflix.
Finally, Sony gave a glimpse at its brand new remaster of the first-generation PlayStation classic Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled.
The original Crash Team Racing hit the console back in 1999, and was the fourth in the overall Crash Bandicoot franchise. Now, its first racing platformer is getting fine-tuned for the PS4. In addition to all the original carts, tracks, and characters, Nitro-Fueled will have a few new ones to choose from as well.
As expected, you'll be able to play offline, online, or co-op when Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled launches on PS4 June 21, 2019. It's available for pre-order now in the PlayStation Store.
(via The Game Awards)