December 13, 2019
Senua's Saga: Hellblade II highlights a long list of Unreal Engine titles at The Game Awards 2019
Here are the highlights in case you missed the broadcast.
All in all, 14 Unreal Engine-powered games earned 22 award nominations in categories such as Game of the Year, Best Action Game, Best VR Game, and more.
Congratulations to all developers who were recognized for their achievements! Check out the new games you can expect to play below and keep reading for the awards highlights.
NEW TRAILERS AND GAME REVEALS
Senua’s Sacrifice: Hellblade IISetting the bar for the evening’s big reveals, Ninja Theory and Xbox Game Studios announced Senua's Saga: Hellblade II with a riveting new trailer rendered in Unreal Engine. Continuing the story of Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Ninja Theory is building a sequel to one of 2017’s most critically-acclaimed games, and they’ve confirmed it’s coming to Xbox Series X.
With support from Epic and 3Lateral, Ninja Theory led and artistically guided the creation of the new cinematic to deliver unprecedented levels of visual and performance detail for Senua—one of the most impactful and authentic digital humans ever made.
Dungeons and Dragons: Dark Alliance | Tuque Games/Wizards Of The CoastSlay together in the spiritual successor to Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance from Wizards of the Coast and Tuque Games, and enjoy co-op hack and slash gameplay as some of D&D's most iconic heroes.
Final Fantasy VII Remake | Square EnixA spectacular reimagining of one of the most visionary games of all time, Final Fantasy VII Remake rebuilds and expands the legendary RPG, offering a revamped battle system with an option for both real-time and traditional turn-based combat. The new trailer is centered on the game’s beloved main character, Cloud Strife.
Godfall | Counterplay Games/Gearbox SoftwareThe first-ever confirmed footage of a PlayStation 5 game was unveiled at The Game Awards, and it’s built with Unreal. PS5 launch title Godfall is a third-person fantasy looter-slasher focused on melee combat from publisher Gearbox and developer Counterplay Games, who are made up of team members with credits on Ratchet & Clank, God of War, Destiny 2, and Horizon Zero Dawn. Godfall is also coming to the Epic Games Store.
Maneater | Tripwire InteractiveFight to survive as a baby bull shark in this upcoming single player action RPG. Torn from your mother’s belly, grow in power as you explore a wide range of underwater environments, from swamps and rivers to beachside resorts and the deep blue sea. Your only tools are your wits, your jaws, and the uncanny ability to evolve as you feed. Eat, explore, and evolve into the ultimate killing machine in Maneater!
Nine to Five | Redhill GamesNine to Five is a fresh take on the tactical first-person shooter where smart teamwork triumphs over brute force and reflexes. With this being just an early teaser, stay tuned for more info.
No More Heroes 3 | Grasshopper Manufacture/MarvelousTravis Touchdown returns to Santa Destroy after a ten-year absence in No More Heroes 3. There he finds a huge artificial island metropolis floating in the sea, and a mysterious flying object hovering high above. Who really is the deadly killer Travis must face off against this time and what is the “Onireal Engine?”
Predator: Hunting Grounds | Illfonic/Sony Interactive EntertainmentPredator: Hunting Grounds is an immersive asymmetrical shooter set in remote areas around the world, where the Predator stalks the most challenging prey. Play as a member of an elite fireteam and complete paramilitary operations before the Predator finds you. Or, play as the legendary Predator to hunt the most worthy prey, choosing from your vast array of deadly alien tech to collect your trophies, one by one
Rogue Company | First Watch Games/Hi-Rez StudiosRogue Company is a top-secret syndicate of elite mercenaries around the globe. To most of the world, the elusive mercenaries are a rumor at best. However, to those in the know, Rogue Company operatives are indispensable to solving the world’s deadliest and most challenging missions. As a Rogue Company mercenary, players will grab their weapon of choice and dive into iconic locations to compete online in various PVP game modes.
Senua's Saga: Hellblade II | Ninja Theory/Xbox Game StudiosAs mentioned above, Senua's Saga: Hellblade II is the next entry in the iconic Hellblade universe from developer Ninja Theory. The trailer features a music from experimental folk band Heilung, who are collaborating on the game’s soundtrack.
Ultimate Rivals: The Rink | Bit Fry Game StudiosFifty-eight pro athletes. From five sports. All on one rink. It’s anyone’s game. Play as your favorite athlete in Ultimate Rivals: The Rink on Apple Arcade.
Weird West | WolfEye Studios/Devolver DigitalSurvive and unveil the mysteries of the Weird West through the intertwined destinies of its unusual heroes in an immersive sim from the co-creators of Dishonored and Prey.
UNREAL RUNNING REAL TIME ONSTAGE
In another show highlight, host Geoff Keighley interacted with Mirage from EA and Respawn Entertainment’s Apex Legends while a mo-capped actor drove the real-time digital character onstage. To pull off the ambitious production, creative technology and VFX studio The Mill tapped Cubic Motion's Persona tech along with motion capture from Animatrik to produce the live performance in Unreal Engine.
AWARD NOMINEES AND WINNERS
Asgard's Wrath | Sanzaru Games/Oculus StudiosNOMINEE: Best VR Game
Borderlands 3 | Gearbox/2K GamesNOMINEE: Best Action/Adventure Game, Best Multiplayer Game
Concrete Genie | Pixelopus/Sony Interactive EntertainmentNOMINEE: Best Game for Impact
Fortnite | Epic GamesNOMINEE: Best Ongoing Game, Best Community Support, Best Esports Event, Esports Game of the Year
WINNER: Best Ongoing Game
Gears 5 | The Coalition/Xbox Game StudiosNOMINEE: Best Action Game, Best Audio Design
Jump Force | Spike Chunsoft/Bandai NamcoNOMINEE: Best Fighting Game
Kingdom Hearts III | Square EnixNOMINEE: Best RPG, Best Score & Music
Life is Strange 2 | DONTNOD Entertainment/Square EnixNOMINEE: Best Game for Impact
Mortal Kombat 11 | NetherRealm Studios/Warner Bros Interactive EntertainmentNOMINEE: Best Fighting Game
Samurai Shodown | SNK Corporation/Athlon GamesNOMINEE: Best Fighting Game
The Outer Worlds | Obsidian/Private DivisionNOMINEE: Game of the Year, Best Narrative, Best RPG
Tropico 6 | Limbic Entertainment/Kalypso MediaNOMINEE: Best Strategy Game
Trover Saves the Universe | Squanch GamesNOMINEE: Best VR Game
Yoshi's Crafted World | Good-feel/NintendoNOMINEE: Best Family Game
We congratulate all developers whose projects were featured at the prestigious annual event, which was broadcast across 50 platforms and reached tens of millions of viewers.
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