Telltale Games is back, this time at The Game Awards 2021. The resurrected developer, who was acquired after going bankrupt, is reborn from its ashes with another new title. It is about nothing more and nothing less than The Expanse, a video game based on one of the most recognized science fiction series of the moment. Deck Nine, the creators of Life is Strange: True Colors, are also involved in its development. At the moment no release date has been revealed, although they promise more information in the next issue of GameInformer.
The Expanse began its journey on Syfy, but in 2018 it announced its cancellation after the third season. Fortunately, Amazon Studios got it back and has funded the last few seasons. The sixth will put the final touch and will premiere, how could it be otherwise, on Amazon Prime Video.
These have been the nominees for games of the year at TGA 2021
Although there are games that are missing from the list, for one reason or another, the nominees in this edition of The Game Awards have been the following:
Capcom’s terror has returned from the hand of Resident Evil Village, the eighth main installment of the saga. Ethan Winters, protagonist of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, continues his journey long after what happened in the previous chapter. After his daughter is kidnapped, he ends up arriving in a horrible town full of hostile creatures.
A certain touch of terror emanates Metroid Dread, an adventure in which Samus Aran wears his particular armor to fight horrible monsters. Developed by the Spanish studio Mercury Steam, the title follows the metroidvania concept through a two-dimensional gameplay development, with platforms and action.
Two are needed to play and complete It Takes Two, Hazelight’s cooperative game. A scene as everyday as a marital crisis becomes the spark that ignites the entire narrative. Both of them transform into rag dolls, so they will have to do everything possible to survive in their own home.
From Tim Schafer’s team was born Psychonauts 2, sequel to a game that sets a complex narrative within a playable platform structure. The characters, the script and the integration of all its elements in the product stand out.
Ratchet & Clank: A Dimension Apart It is not revolutionary compared to its predecessors, but it does take advantage of the PS5 hardware to improve its graphics and to offer a more refined experience. The action and the platforms make up a product that also entertains thanks to its history.
Could not miss Deathloop, the newest from Arkane for PC and PS5. The creators of Dishonored have put all their experience in creating a title that handles its playable systems with the precision it is used to. Cycles and death are essential ingredients, although it is not a roguelike.