TGA 2019 New Games Revealed – Top 5
The Game Awards 2019 isn’t only about celebrating the best games that have already been released. It’s also an avenue for developers and publishers to showcase the best games that are yet to come. In this article, we look at the top 5 TGA 2019 new games introduced last weekend.
Bravely Default II
Square Enix surprised everyone with a new sequel to their hit JRPG game Bravely Default for the Nintendo 3DS. However, they’re also making fans a bit confused regarding the numbering. Fans of the series will remember that the original game had a sequel titled Bravely Second. This new game will probably not be a direct sequel to either of the first two titles, basing on the new characters featured on the game’s trailer (embedded below). Bravely Default II will be a Nintendo Switch exclusive, to be released sometime this 2020.
Ultimate Rivals: The Rink
What if professional sports athletes competed in other sports? Ultimate Rivals explores this idea in a literal manner. With Ultimate Rivals: The Rink, players get to choose from more than 50 real athletes from NBA, NHL, NFL, MLB, and WNBA to compete in two against two ice hockey contests.
If you were paying attention, you’d realize that the entire premise of Ultimate Rivals is to pit real athletes against each other in many different sports. That means that Ultimate Rivals: The Rink is just the first game in what would be a new sports game series. Expect to hear about the basketball, American football, and Baseball versions of this game soon. Ultimate Rivals: The Rink will be coming to iOS devices via the Apple Arcade.
Riot made waves when they revealed that they were releasing six new games when they celebrated their 10-year anniversary. For a while, we only knew about the mobile port that they’re making for League of Legends, their new card game Legends of Runeterra, and also a mobile port for their auto-battler Teamfight Tactics. The other games were codenamed Project A, Project L, and Project F. We don’t know much about these three other games. But now, we get a first look at something else entirely. Take a look at the trailer for Ruined King: A League of Legends Story. Want to know more about this new game? Then head on over to our post about Ruined King.
The Wolf Among Us 2
Just when we thought this game would never see the light of day, we get surprised with its reveal. With the bankruptcy of Telltale Games, it all seemed impossible that a sequel to their Fable game The Wolf Among Us would ever be released. LCG Entertainment took up everything that Telltale Games left behind and began operating under the name Telltale Games. The first project under this new management is fittingly a sequel to one of the original team’s first projects.
The Wolf Among Us follows the story of Fables – fairtyale creatures trying to live a normal life in a community called Fabletown within New York City. The game follows Bigby Wolf, formerly known as the Big Bad Wolf. He serves as the sheriff of Fabletown, trying to keep peace and order in a magical community that tries so hard to fit in the normal world.
Wizards of the Coast seems to know that going digital will help them stay afloat. They first went all-out with the digital card game Magic: Arena, which brought the father of all card games to the digital world. They’re also churning out mobile games like Netmarble’s Magic: The Gathering Manastrike. Now, they’re going to try to put out their own MMORPG called Magic: Legends. Created by the same makers of Neverwinter Online, a Dungeons & Dragons MMORPG. At least the ones handling this game have experience translating tabletop games to digital. The trailer shown below doesn’t share so much about the gameplay or the setting, but at least we got a nice-looking, brand-consistent cinematic trailer. It will be released on Windows, Xbox One, and the PS4.