Update: Here at Epic we were excited about participating in GDC 2020. Regrettably, uncertainty around health concerns has made it unviable to send our employees, and so we have made the difficult decision to withdraw attendance.
Stay tuned for Epic news and more through other channels.
Today, we’re excited to announce that we’ll once again be hosting a three-day celebration of our amazing developer community at GDC 2020 inside Moscone South (Booth #327, to be exact) with a wide range of immersive experiences across PC, console, mobile, VR and AR from studios of all shapes, sizes, and locations.
If you’ve attended the Game Developers Conference the past few years, we hope you’ve taken the opportunity to swing by the Unreal Engine booth in Moscone South to hang out with talented developers from around the world, do some networking, and go hands-on with a variety of Unreal Engine-powered titles while enjoying tasty snacks (and cold beer) on us.
The Unreal Engine Games.Jobs.Beer. booth at GDC 2019
Some newsworthy items include the opportunity to experience SQUARE ENIX’s FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE before it ships worldwide on April 10, 2020, a playable demo of Arc System Works’ Guilty Gear Strive , and Mojang’s highly-anticipated Minecraft Dungeons. Of course, we’ll also have plenty of awe-inspiring indie titles to test drive like Beethoven & Dinosaur’s The Artful Escape, Eggnut’s Backbone, and Fanclub’s Dead Static Drive! Best of all, many of the developers themselves will be on-hand to mingle with the masses and provide insight into how they built their games.
These titles are just the tip of the iceberg, so let’s take a look at some of the amazing games that will be on display in the Unreal Engine booth at GDC 2020—we hope to see you there!
Developer: kaleidoscube | Publisher: Mixtvision
A Juggler's Tale is an atmospheric 3D side scroller set in a puppet theatre play. The string puppet Abby flees from her captors into freedom and adventure: a world of beauty and wonder - but also danger!
She finds herself in a war-torn, medieval fairytale, surrounded by ravaged, starving citizens and hunted by the relentless cut-throat Tonda. Who can she trust? Can she avoid the traps and betrayal?
Despite dangling from her threads, Abby learns that she can still influence her destiny - if only by winning over the audience. Help Abby navigate a traumatized, yet hauntingly beautiful world. Lead her forward through riddles and around traps, evade her pursuers and find - perhaps - freedom!
Developer: Eggnut | Publisher: Raw Fury
Backbone is a pixel art noir detective adventure. Step into the shoes of Howard Lotor, a raccoon private eye. Interrogate witnesses through branching dialogues inspired by classic CRPGs, sneak through diverse districts of a now walled-off dystopian Vancouver, sniff out clues, and choose which leads to follow.
Developer: Airship Syndicate | Publisher: THQ Nordic
Darksiders Genesis is the first top-down action adventure in the Darksiders franchise. The game also introduces the horseman STRIFE to the franchise for the first time along with two-player co-op play! In Darksiders Genesis, STRIFE can battle alongside his brother and fellow horseman WAR in two-player co-op. Solo players will be able to alternate between STRIFE and WAR on the fly, taking advantage of STRIFE’s ranged abilities and WAR’s melee-style attacks. In addition, gameplay includes combat atop both horsemen’s fabled steeds: RAMPAGE and MAYHEM. Darksiders Genesis also features the introduction of Creature Cores, a combat system that empowers players to customize their own upgrade system fueled by the enemies they defeat.
Developer: Phoenix Labs | Publisher: Phoenix Labs
As a Slayer, you and your hunting party are all that stands between your world and the Behemoths that seek to devour it. Take on boss-sized monsters, forge powerful weapons, and craft armour from the very creatures you slay — all in a massive, free-to-play online world.
Grand Theft Cthulhu. Grab your bat, steal a car, and take your chances against the unearthly horrors found along Route 666. Your family needs you alive.
Developer: Black Forest Games | Publisher: THQ Nordic
The cult-classic returns! Terrorize the people of 1950’s Earth in the role of the evil alien Crypto-137. Harvest DNA and bring down the US government in the remake of the legendary alien invasion action adventure. Annihilate puny humans using an assortment of alien weaponry and psychic abilities. Reduce their cities to rubble with your flying saucer!
Only Destroy All Humans! allows you to explore idyllic US cities of the 1950’s, read the thoughts of their citizens to uncover their secret desires… and then burn the very same cities to the ground with the mighty Death Ray of your flying saucer!
Developer: CyberConnect2 | Publisher: BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
You’ve watched the iconic anime series, now play through it as Earth’s greatest defender, Kakarot! Relive the story of Goku and other Z-Fighters in Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot! Beyond the epic battles, experience life in the Dragon Ball Z world as you fight, fish, eat, and train with Goku, Gohan, Vegeta, and others.
Developer: The Molasses Flood | Publisher: The Molasses Flood
Drake Hollow is a cooperative action village building game set in the Hollow - a blighted mirror of our world - in which you build and defend villages of Drakes, the local vegetable folk. Either solo or with friends, explore a procedurally generated world of islands trapped in poisonous aether. Gather supplies, build networks to bring them back to your camp, find and rescue Drakes in the wilderness, raise them, and defend them from attacks by a menagerie of feral beasts.
Developer: Herobeat Studios | Publisher: HandyGames
As the last mother fox, keep your cubs alive and reach the only place on Earth where humans cannot harm them.
Developer: SQUARE ENIX | Publisher: SQUARE ENIX
Coming to the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system on April 10, 2020, FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE is a reimagining of the iconic original game that redefined the RPG genre, diving deeper into the world and its characters than ever before. The first game in the project will be set in the eclectic city of Midgar and presents a fully standalone gaming experience that provides a great starting point to the series. Along with unforgettable characters and a powerful story, FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE features a hybrid battle system that merges real-time action with strategic, command-based combat.
Developer: CyberConnect2 Co., Ltd. | Publisher: CyberConnect2 Co., Ltd.
Fuga: Melodies of Steel is a dramatic action-strategy RPG depicting hope and despair. Friendships and social drama are both born from within the tank. This game is all about "die and retry," and features tons of different endings! Events, choices, and even the story differ with each playthrough!
Developer: Arc System Works Co., Ltd. | Publisher: Arc System Works America, Inc.
Guilty Gear -Strive- is the latest entry in the critically acclaimed Guilty Gear fighting game franchise. Created by Daisuke Ishiwatari and developed by Arc System Works, Guilty Gear -Strive- upholds the series’ reputation for groundbreaking hybrid 2D/3D cel-shaded graphics coupled with intense, rewarding gameplay.
Developer: Typhoon Studios | Publisher: 505 Games
Welcome to the Pioneer Program! In this upbeat & colorful co-op adventure game, you play as the newest recruit to Kindred Aerospace. Dropped onto an uncharted planet with little equipment and no real plan, you must explore, catalog alien flora and fauna and determine if this planet is fit for human habitation. But perhaps you are not the first to set foot here… Onward to adventure! Good luck – and mind the goo!
Developer: Mojang | Publisher: Xbox Game Studios
Fight your way through an all-new action-adventure game, inspired by classic dungeon crawlers and set in the Minecraft universe! Brave the dungeons alone, or team up with up to four players through action-packed, treasure-stuffed, wildly-varied levels – all in an epic quest to save the villagers and take down the evil Arch-Illager!
Developer: Milestone | Publisher: Milestone
Monster Energy Supercross - The Official Videogame 3 is the latest release of the most beloved and realistic Supercross video game, featuring the 2019 Monster Energy Supercross season with 100 riders across both 450SX and 250SX categories, coupled with 15 official stadiums and tracks. For the very first time in the series, it will also allow players to choose between a sponsor team or an Official Supercross Team of the 2019 Championship in career mode: you will finally have the chance to become teammate of your favorite Supercross rider and show the whole world who’s the king of the hill!
Developer: Milestone | Publisher: Milestone
MotoGP™20 is the latest chapter in the beloved MotoGP™ franchise. The traditional adrenaline-filled gameplay, beloved by the community, is now packed with a more strategic and realistic approach to races. The game offers a pure MotoGP™ experience, from the box to the track! In MotoGP™20, players are now able to take full control of their careers, making decisions that can impact the difference on track. The Managerial Career is finally back with a lot of new features that will put players’ riding and strategic skills to the test! Joining an official 2020 team or a new team sponsored by real brands from the MotoGP world, players will have a full entourage to manage that will help them select a new team, analyze race data, and develop a bike. Just like in the real MotoGP™, players will need to make the best decisions to find a winning strategy to master the championship.
Ni No Kuni: Cross Worlds
Developer: NetmarbleNeo | Publisher: Netmarble
Fantasy game Ni no Kuni, originally made in collaboration between Level-5 and Studio Ghibli, will be reborn on mobile with Unreal Engine. Developed by Netmarble, makers of Lineage 2: Revolution, the game includes the entire Ni no Kuni universe from the original series. The story of the game is based on a universe where the real world and fantasy world coexist.
Netmarble's Nino Kuni: Cross Worlds presents a world filled with Ghibli's style and fairytale-like animations with colorful 3D graphics and high-quality cutscenes. In addition, it provides high-quality music from the original IP to deliver a fantastic experience.
Developer: Metronomik | Publisher: Sold Out
Take back Vinyl City - with rock! Embark on a music-based action-adventure as indie rock band members Mayday & Zuke and lead a musical revolution against EDM empire No Straight Roads. After being unfairly rejected in their audition to join No Straight Roads, Mayday & Zuke uncover the evil intentions behind the NSR empire. It’s now down to them to save their city from corruption. Enjoy fast & frenetic combat with a musical twist as these two aspiring rock artists fight back with the power of music!
Directed by Wan Hazmer, lead game designer of Final Fantasy XV, and Daim Dziauddin, concept artist of Street Fighter V.
Developer: Studio Inkyfox
The indie game OMNO is a third-person adventure by solo developer Jonas Manke. It will take you through lush forests, across a sun blasted desert, over a frigid tundra, and, with the power of a lost civilisation, to the clouds.
On the way you will meet strange creatures, encounter many surprises, and maybe make a friend.
Besides offering an interactive world, Omno challenges you with puzzles, hidden secrets, and obstacles to overcome in 3D puzzle platformer style.
Developer: nDreams | Publisher: nDreams
You are a Phantom: an elite and deadly covert operative with a single night to prevent all-out war.
Dispatched into remote, hostile wetlands in your tactical kayak, you will utilize military-grade weapons and equipment to evade and neutralize the enemy threat. Immerse yourself in a gritty and authentic arena of war across an intense campaign in VR. Engage your targets lethally or infiltrate unnoticed from within the shadows: it’s your mission to execute your own way.
Phantom: Covert Ops is stealth action redefined for Oculus Quest and Rift platforms.
Developer: Purple Lamp Studios | Publisher: THQ Nordic
Are you ready, kids? The cult classic is back, faithfully remade in Spongetastic splendor! Play as SpongeBob, Patrick, and Sandy and show the evil Plankton that crime pays even less than Mr. Krabs. Want to save Bikini Bottom from lots of rampant robots with your mighty bubbles? Of course you do! Want to underpants bungee jump? Why wouldn't you! Want to join forces in a brand new multiplayer mode? The battle is on!
Developer: Respawn Entertainment | Publisher: Electronic Arts
A galaxy-spanning adventure awaits in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, a new third-person action-adventure title from Respawn Entertainment. This narratively-driven single-player game puts you in the role of a Jedi Padawan who narrowly escaped the purge of Order 66 following the events of Star Wars™: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith™. On a quest to rebuild the Jedi Order, you must pick up the pieces of your shattered past to complete your training, develop new powerful Force abilities, and master the art of the iconic lightsaber - all while staying one step ahead of the Empire and its deadly Inquisitors.
Developer: Beethoven & Dinosaur | Publisher: Annapurna Interactive
Discover who you aren’t.
On the eve of his first performance, Francis Vendetti battles with the legacy of a dead folk legend and the cosmic wanderings of his own imagination. Francis, a teenage guitar prodigy, sets out on a psychedelic, multidimensional journey to inspire his stage persona.
Developer: Obsidian Entertainment | Publisher: Private Division
The Outer Worlds is an award-winning single-player RPG from Obsidian Entertainment and Private Division. In The Outer Worlds, you awake from hibernation on a colonist ship that was lost in transit to Halcyon, the furthest colony from Earth located at the edge of the galaxy, only to find yourself in the midst of a deep conspiracy threatening to destroy it. As you explore the furthest reaches of space and encounter various factions, all vying for power, the character you decide to become will determine how this player-driven story unfolds. In the corporate equation for the colony, you are the unplanned variable. The Outer Worlds is out now for Xbox One, PS4, and PC, and coming to Nintendo Switch this year.
Developer: SQUARE ENIX | Publisher: SQUARE ENIX
Trials of Mana is a full high-definition remake of the third entry in the Mana series, previously exclusively released in Japan in 1995 as Seiken Densetsu 3. Trials of Mana tells the story of six heroes as they battle against the monsters of destruction that threaten a world where Mana has been weakened. Players can customize their own party of three, select from six unique characters, and experience different stories.