Nacon Connect 2021 allowed the company to show what its studios have been working on. During the conference, Nacon revealed multiple new games, detailed some others it had already announced, and introduced new gaming peripherals.
The event started with a new trailer for Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong, a spin-off of the cult classic Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines developed by Big Bad Wolf Studio and set to release in February 2022 for PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Following that, Daedalic Entertainment's Harold Riegler detailed a bit more about The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, set to release in Fall 2022.
Abrakam Entertainment announced a Roguebook DLC called Gem Mine, but a specific date wasn't disclosed. After this announcement, Hexate took the stage to re-reveal Ad Infinitum, scheduled to release in 2023 for PC and consoles, followed by a new trailer for skateboarding game, Session.
Jehanne Rousseau, president of Spiders studio, came after to show some alpha gameplay footage of the souls-like, Steelrising, which is planned to release in June 2022 for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. Soon after, Eko Software announced Rugby 2022, coming to PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC in January 2022.
Bob Cornelius Rifo from The Bloody Beetroots was also present to show Rims Racing, the new motorcycle racing game from Raceward Studios. The OST will include the electronic music group's work and is now available for pre-order. You'll be able to play Rims Racing on August 19th on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
Leikir Studio and Cyanide Studio also showed a new gameplay trailer for the turn-based roguelike, Rogue Lords, which is expected to release on September 30th for PC. Following Rogue Lords' announcement, Cyanide detailed more about the upcoming Blood Bowl 3, releasing in February 2022 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
The last guest showing up on Nacon Connect 2021 was Sebastian Loeb, who showed up to talk about WRC 10. The game is coming out for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC on September 2nd. To close the first part of game announcements, Cyanide studios unveiled the Life series of simulation games, including Chef Life, Hotel Life, Train Life, Surgeon Life, and Architect Life. Release dates for these games were not shared, but all of them will release on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
Moving to the peripherals, Nacon's head of accessories, Yannick Allert, talked about the new MG X and MG X Pro smartphone controllers designed for Xbox Cloud Gaming. Allert also detailed the new Revolution X Xbox controller, which will feature a detachable USB cable, Dolby Atmos support, and extra buttons on the back. The Revolution X controller will be available this fall.
As for PS5 accessories, Allert revealed the RIG 400 HS and the RIG 500 Pro HS headsets and the RIG 200 HS streaming mic. To close Nacon accessories announcements, Allert announced the Daija arcade stick for PS5, an upgraded version of the Daija released for PS4. Release dates for these accessories were not shared.
Starting the second part of game announcements, Ace Team founders unveiled their latest project called Clash: Artifacts of Chaos, a third-person action game releasing in June 2022 for PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC. KT Racing came after and showed a trailer of the new Test Drive game. Called Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown, the game will be an open-world racing MMO set in Hong Kong featuring two factions, the Streets and the Sharps. The game is scheduled to release on September 22nd on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
Lastly, Teyon announced RoboCop Rogue City, a game set in the RoboCop universe. The game will be coming in 2023 for consoles and PC. Discuss on our Facebook page, HERE.
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