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Summer Game Fest 2021: Round-Up Of the Biggest Announcements

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In case you missed it, E3 kicked off earlier today with Summer Game Fest hosted by Geoff Keighley. As you can imagine, games were announced. Here’s a round-up of some of the BIG ANNOUNCEMENTS.

Tribes of Midgard

This is described as a co-op survival ARRPG wherein you’ll have to defend your village against the end of the world, Ragnarok. It looks like a mix of Diablo and some elements of Don’t Starve which you can play solo or up to 10 players total. It launches July 27

Tales of Arise

If you’re familiar with the Tales franchise, Tales of Arise should get you excited. Several changes and introduced to Arise such as an art style evoking a painterly look, better combat, graphics, and a tweaked story. Tales of Arise will launch in the Americas on September 10, 2021 for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC through Steam.

The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes

Communication to outside world has been severed with you trapped. You need to figure out how to escape. This latest release will include an exclusive Pazuzu Edition, which includes the House of Ashes game, the Pazuzu Edition box, an exclusive underworld creature figurine (9x9x10cm), a metal pin, exclusive art print, stickers, and the pre-order bonus called The Curator’s Cut. Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes will release in the Americas on October 22, 2021 for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC via Steam.

Elden Ring

Yes. Elden Ring is real you guys. Featuring a world created by From Software and Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin, we can confirm this game is actually a thing. And it’s releasing January 21, 2022. That’s still some time away, but it’s real. Here’s hoping it doesn’t disappear again.

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt

We actually had the chance to go hands-on with this one so be sure to read our preview here. In short, Bloodhunt is a battle royale heading to PCs later this year. There are RPG elements at play here as well, given it’s a Vampire: The Masquerade title. Closed beta will begin July 2.

Lost Ark

Yes. Lost Ark is heading to the west. Like Elden Ring, this is another one of those, “wait, what,” moments. Lost Ark is a pretty popular Korean MMO that has been fleeting on our Western PCs. But this is set to change. We have an extensive write-up here to get you caught up. Lost Ark is arriving Autumn 2021.


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.