Gamescom Opening Night to Feature Reveals from 15 Publishers, Sega Bringing New AAA Title
Gamescom 2019 is only a couple weeks away, and this year the massive European gaming expo will kick off with Opening Night Live, a new show hosted and produced by The Game Awards’ Geoff Keighley. Of course, you know what Keighley’s involvement means – lots of “World Premiere” trailers and announcements. Also, an appearance by Hideo Kojima, which has already been announced.
So, what can you expect to be announced at Opening Night Live? Well, Keighley has revealed which big publishers will be announcing/showing new content…
More than 15 game publishers will premiere new content and make announcements during @gamescom Opening Night Live. An exciting show is coming together for Monday, August 19! Hope you get to tune in and watch the stream! pic.twitter.com/THAv4bvZlm
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) August 6, 2019
For those who can’t see the tweet, the list includes 2K Games, Activision, Bandai Namco, Bungie, Capcom, Electronic Arts, Epic Games, Google Stadia, Deep Silver, Private Division, Sega, Square Enix, Sony, THQ Nordic, Ubisoft, and Xbox Game Studios. An impressive lineup! You can probably guess what some of these publishers will be showing, but hopefully we get some surprises!
Actually, we know we’ll be getting at least one big reveal from Sega, who have promised to unveil an unannounced triple-A title at Gamescom. Here’s Sega’s full lineup for the show:
Unannounced Triple-A Title
Visitors will be treated to a first-hand look at a new Triple-A game that has yet to be revealed to the public.
Catherine: Full Body (PS4)
Players will get the chance to try the demo which contains cutscenes that provide context to the title’s complex and nuanced narrative. Plus, there will be a playable segment from early in the game, which showcases several gameplay features.
Two Point Hospital (PS4, Xbox One, Switch)
The ultimate management sim where you play the role of hospital administrator who must build, cure, and improve in an ever-changing and atypical healthcare environment. Visitors to the stand will be the first in the world to experience Two Point Hospital on consoles by completing the first chapter.
Sega Genesis Mini / Mega Drive Mini
Available to visitors of the stand and all 42 games will be playable using a giant, fully functioning Sega Mega Drive controller! The nostalgic console includes some of the most popular games released by Sega including the much-loved Sonic the Hedgehog and the iconic Streets of Rage series.
Hmmm, what might Sega’s unannounced triple-A title be? Could they already be ready to reveal the next Sonic game? Maybe we’ll finally get a look at Creative Assembly’s new first-person shooter IP?
Gamescom 2019 runs from August 20 to August 24. Opening Night Live streams live on August 19 at 8pm German time (11am PT). What do you hope to see revealed at the show?