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Gamescom 2020

The Survivalists

Team17 has debuted a Gamescom 2020 trailer for The Survivalists, an adventure-filled survival sandbox title. We have it below.

The Survivalists is due out on Switch later in 2020.

Pumpkin Jack

A new gameplay video has arrived for Pumpkin Jack, an upcoming 3D platformer for Switch. Have a look at the footage below.

Pumpkin Jack launches for Switch in Q4 2020. Learn more about the game in our original post here.

Asterix and Obelix XXL Romastered

Microids and OSome Studio have shared a new Gamescom 2020 trailer for Asterix & Obelix XXL Romastered, a redone version of the of the action-adventure game. View it below.

Asterix and Obelix XXL Romastered launches for Switch in Europe on October 22. A North American date has not yet been confirmed.

Gamescom: Opening Night Live 2020

Gamescom 2020 abandoned its in-person expo like many events this year, but the show goes on with a full digital experience. The fun kicks off today with Gamescom: Opening Night Live, which starts at 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET / 7 PM in the UK / 8 PM in Europe. There should also be a pre-show beforehand.

A couple of Switch games are already confirmed here, including Little Nightmares II and LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. We’ll have to see what else is in store.

You can watch Gamescom: Opening Night Live 2020 as it happens below.

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

We haven’t seen much of LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga since it was unveiled at E3 2019 last June. Fortunately though, we’re due for a proper look very soon.

It’s been announced that LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will be featured during Gamescom Opening Night Live tomorrow. First gameplay will be shown at the event.

Host Geoff Keighley shared the news on Twitter:

A lot is planned for Gamescom 2020 this week despite the show going fully digital. Aside from Opening Night Live on Thursday and the Awesome Indies Show on Saturday, IGN has teamed up with the expo for four days of coverage.

As far as what to expect, there will be new game announcements, trailers, and upgrades on previously-known titles. A number of Switch games are already confirmed, including Captain Tsubasa, Jump Force, Genshin Impact, Little Nightmares II, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin, Haven, Remothered: Broken Porcelain, King’s Bounty II, Gonner 2, Minecraft Dungeons, Grindstone, Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World, and more.

Here’s the full schedule:

Little Nightmares II

We’ve long been waiting on some news for Little Nightmares II, the puzzle-platformer horror adventure game. Fortunately, we’ll be getting a proper update in just a couple of days.

After it was revealed a year ago at Gamescom Opening Night Live, it’s been announced that the game is returning for this year’s show. Fans can look forward to the world gameplay premiere.

Host Geoff Keighley shared the news on Twitter just a short while ago:

Gamescom 2020 won’t be happening in-person, but the show is moving forward with a digital event. Today, the lineup of participating companies was revealed.

Here’s the full list:

Gamescom 2020 has been forced to cancel its physical event due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the entire show hasn’t been entirely scrapped. Show organizers today provided comprehensive details about what’s planned in terms of its digital event.

Gamescom 2020 will now consist of several events, including Opening Night Live, Awesome Indies, Daily Show, and Best of Show. Devcom Digital Conference 2020 is also planned, which is aimed at developers and other trade visitors.

Here’s the full rundown of the various plans for Gamescom 2020:

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