Epic Games 2022 Summer Showcase

The Epic Games 2022 Summer Showcase featured the hottest new games!
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Epic Games Store is nearing the end of its Summer Sale, which wraps up on the 16th of June after a month of glorious savings, incredible free titles, and exciting ways to engage with your favorite games. And that means: it’s time for the 2022 Summer Showcase, where Epic Games reveals all the epic games that will be hitting the market over the next year.

With a huge run of Epic Games Store exclusive games for the PC, as well as a swath of games from just about every genre imaginable, this showcase gave us our first look at all the epicness we’re in for over the next twleve months. And, boy-howdy, some of these games are absolutely going on my wishlist!

From a new Lord of the Rings game, to hilarious food-fight combat, to a crazy-cool Saints Row update, there’s something in here for everyone. Oh, and your favorite barnyard animal is back for the epic third installment of the hilarious and ridiculous series we all know and love Goat Simulator of course!

Check out more from the Summer Game Fest with our brief recap!

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Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria
Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria
  • Spring 2023
  • Epic Games Store PC Exclusive

I’m not usually a fan of Lord of the Rings-inspired games, they take too many liberties with the setting or just end up being all about fighting. But Return to Moria looks totally radical. There's something great about taking inspiration from the setting but staying away from the main story. This is a LotR- adjacent tale, and that makes it something unique in the landscape of LotR games.

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The only survival crafting game set in the Fourth Age of Middle-earth™, the iconic fantasy world created by J.R.R. Tolkien.

The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria follows the Dwarves as they embark on a new adventure to reclaim their legendary home of Moria beneath the Misty Mountains. Players will join forces to survive, craft, build and explore the iconic, sprawling mines. Courageous expeditioners will need to be vigilant as mysterious dangers await.

Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed
Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed

Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed is a fun, multiplayer game perfect for all skill levels. Four proton pack wielding Ghostbusters attempt to catch a Ghost haunting unique locations in asymmetrical multiplayer battles (online or offline). As players progress, they will unlock cosmetics and upgrades for both Ghostbusters and Ghosts to evolve their gameplay experiences. The look and feel will deliver to fans an immersive experience in the universe, allowing them to play out their Ghostbusting fantasies. Whether hunting or haunting, the game is easy to learn and fun to master!

PC Building Simulator 2 (Live Beta)
PC Building Simulator 2 (Live Beta)

Get 15% off PC Building Simulator 2 at launch by participating in their Open Beta. Available now through Jun 20th. Scroll down, add the Beta to your cart and checkout to get immediate access

Start your own PC business in Career Mode, and learn to build and repair PCs. Upgrade your workshop and unlock new tools and equipment as you level up. Turn a profit while going the extra mile for your customers, and watch the positive reviews roll in.

Unleash your creativity in Free Build Mode. Select from 1200+ components to plan and execute a powerhouse PC. Install upgraded water cooling, overclock your CPU & GPU, and tweak RAM timings to turbocharge performance. Use 3DMark and Cinebench benchmarks to test and optimise your design.

Add sequenced RGB lighting, spray paint and stickers to create the ultimate custom rig. Customize your workshop with new walls, floors, posters and furniture, and make your PC building space your own.

Go deeper into your builds with realistic hardware and software simulation. Optimize cooling with the Fan Control app and thermal camera, track power consumption with Power Monitor, and add custom water blocks to GPUs, CPUs, RAM and Motherboards.

Shoulders of Giants
Shoulders of Giants
  • Fall 2022
  • Epic Games PC Exclusive

Be the space-frog you’ve always wanted to be and traverse brilliantly vibrant science fiction landscapes atop your own personal robot.

Simultaneously control a sword-wielding robot and a gunslinging space frog in Shoulders of Giants, an explosively colourful sci-fi roguelike. Play alone, with a friend, or as part of a four-person team, cutting through waves of enemies on a quest to rescue the galaxy!

The forces of Entropy are spreading chaos through the stars, corrupting living planets and urging on the heat death of the universe. Led by the psychic Owl, one scrappy team of space survivors are fighting to restore the balance. A mysterious mech! A sharpshooting amphibian! Together they must cut through waves of enemies and restore light and life to the galaxy!

Sifu Summer Update
Sifu Summer Update
  • August 2022

Sifu is the new game of Sloclap, the independent studio behind Absolver. A third-person action game featuring intense hand-to-hand combat, it puts you in control of a young Kung-Fu student on a path of revenge.

The summer update will bring a ton of improvements to this instant-classic, including unbreakable golden weapons, low gravity mode, bullet time mode, and more!

Tchia
Tchia
  • Early 2023

Okay, I honestly don’t get deeply excited for new game releases that often, partly because we’re so often just looking at rehashes of the same old theme. Tchia is something unique and, I think, likely: something wonderful. This jumped to the top of my list as soon as I saw it, and I knew that I needed to add it to my wishlist right away.

This game features indigenous locations and characters, with native languages from the real-world island of New Caledonia. This clearly looks like a heartfelt game, but also one that is likely to be insanely fun to play, and I cannot wait for it to be released.

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A Tropical Open-World adventure. Climb, glide, swim, and sail your boat around a beautiful archipelago in this physics-driven sandbox. Take control of any animal or object you can find, and Jam on your fully playable Ukulele. A game inspired by New Caledonia.

The world of Tchia was inspired by New Caledonia, A tiny island in the Pacific Ocean, homeland of Awaceb's co-founders. Inspiration was taken from the rich and varied local landscapes, cultures, music, languages, folklores and traditions and was used to create a fictional world and to tell a universal story that anyone can understand and enjoy. The characters are voiced by local talent in traditional languages, and subtitled in many languages including English, French, Russian, Chinese, German, and more.

Recent Game releases
Recent Game releases

Salt and Sacrifice

As a Marked Inquisitor, you’ll journey through the western frontier: pursuing, hunting, and obliterating the Mages that roam the realm. Craft unique weapons and armor from the otherworldly flesh and bones of the Mages you destroy.

The Evil Dead

Step into the shoes of Ash Williams or his friends from the iconic Evil Dead franchise and work together in a game loaded with over-the-top co-op and PVP multiplayer action!

Dying Light 2 Stay Human

The virus won and civilization has fallen back to the Dark Ages. The City, one of the last human settlements, is on the brink of collapse. Use your agility and combat skills to survive, and reshape the world. Your choices matter.

Farming Simulator 22

Take on the role of a modern farmer and creatively build your farm in three diverse American and European environments. Farming Simulator 22 offers a huge variety of farming operations focusing on agriculture, animal husbandry and forestry - now with the exciting addition of seasonal cycles!

Genshin Impact

Embark on a journey across Teyvat to find your lost sibling and seek answers from The Seven — the gods of each element. Explore this wondrous world, join forces with a diverse range of characters, and unravel the countless mysteries that Teyvat holds...

Lego Star Wars: Skywalker Saga

Play through all nine Skywalker saga films in a game unlike any other. With over 300 playable characters, over 100 vehicles, and 23 planets to explore, a galaxy far, far away has never been more fun! *Includes classic Obi-Wan Kenobi playable character

Total War: Warhammer 3

The cataclysmic conclusion to the T_otal War: WARHAMMER_ trilogy is coming. Rally your forces and step into the Realm of Chaos, a dimension of mind-bending horror where the very fate of the world will be decided. Will you conquer your Daemons… or command them?

Ooblets

Ooblets is a farming, creature collection, and town life game where you build up your farm, befriend townsfolk, grow ooblets, and have dance-offs.

Galactic Civilizations IV

As the all-powerful leader of a spacefaring civilization, you must seek out new star systems and discover the exciting potential of the subspace realm. There are thousands of worlds to colonize and dozens of civilizations - both old and new - to encounter.

Valorant

VALORANT is a character-based 5v5 tactical shooter set on the global stage. Outwit, outplay, and outshine your competition with tactical abilities, precise gunplay, and adaptive teamwork.

Goat Simulator 3
Goat Simulator 3
  • Fall 2022
  • Epic Games Store PC Exclusive

Pilgor’s baaack! Gather your herd and venture forth into Goat Simulator 3; a totally realistic, sandbox farmyard experience. Invite up to three friends in local or online co-op, create carnage together, or compete in mini-games and then not be friends.

That’s right – we’re doing this again. The baa has been raised, and Pilgor is joined by other goats too. You can invite up to three friends in local or online co-op, create carnage as a team, or compete in mini-games and then not be friends anymore.

Get ready for another round of udder mayhem. Lick, headbutt, and ruin your way through a brand new open world in the biggest waste of your time since Goat Simulator! We won’t tell you how to play (except in the tutorial), but merely provide the means to be the goats of your dreams.

Splitgate
Splitgate
  • Coming in 3Q 2022

Splitgate is a free-to-play, fast-paced multiplayer shooter that features player-controlled portals. This sci-fi shooter takes the FPS genre to a new dimension with its portal mechanics, delivering high-flying, multi-dimensional combat.

Portal Combat: a New Kind of Shooter

Keep your head on a swivel and experience intense, traversal action as you fly, flank, and frag through the air using portal combat to constantly out-smart and out-maneuver your enemies. There’s nothing quite like landing a no-scope headshot from behind after portalling circles around a confused enemy, who still thinks you are standing in front of him!

Comprehensive, Feature-Filled Multiplayer Experience for FREE

Along with grindable challenges, dozens of customizable characters, a competitive leaderboard and ranking system, and over 15 casual and competitive game modes, Splitgate offers more than 20 maps, each with its own unique setting and play style. The maps include a research facility inside an active volcano, an underwater luxury hotel, an alien crash site, and much more. Each map has its own look and feel and plays differently, rewarding players for adapting their tactics in the fast-paced, portal combat that only Splitgate offers. And it’s FREE.

Party Up with Your Friends Across Multiple Platforms

Cross-play functionality lets you play with or against your friends across multiple consoles and PCs. Standard FPS controls and intuitive portal mechanics mean beginners are up and running right off the bat, and with competitive and casual modes, you can party up with friends of any skill level. You can even create a custom lobby with modifiers to play any way you like. We highly recommend Big-Head Mode with low gravity and unlimited ammo!

Disney Speedstorm
Disney Speedstorm

Join the time-limited Closed Beta starting June 8th! Sign up at disneyspeedstorm.com for the chance to receive an exclusive invitation!

Drift into the ultimate hero-based combat racing game, set on high-speed circuits inspired by Disney and Pixar worlds. Master each character’s unique skills and claim victory in this thrilling arcade racing experience from the creators of the Asphalt series!

With the epic new “Silver Screen” track - play in the golden age of black and white Disney and defeat your foes in the ultimate racing competition.

Gigabash
Gigabash
  • August 5th, 2022

Have you ever wanted to be a titanic monster, beating up other titanic monsters (and destroying the city while you’re at it?). Well, now you can! Or, if you really want to get your Kaiju-hunter going, strap into a monster-fighting mech the size of a skyscraper and mop the city streets with the blood of those abominations!

After centuries spent slumbering in the bowels of the earth, the primordial beasts known as Titans have awoken. Now they must battle humanity - and one another - for total world dominance.

GigaBash combines the chaos and creativity of titles like Power Stone, Super Smash Bros Ultimate and War of Monsters with the jaw-dropping scale of the classic kaiju movies.

Play as either a rampaging Titan or a Titan-hunting mecha; summon lightning from the heavens, use a radio tower as a baton, or roll a whole district (and your enemies) into a single massive snowball. Wreak enough havoc and you'll evolve into your final form, the terrifyingly titanic S-Class.

Rawmen: Food Fighter Arena
Rawmen: Food Fighter Arena

This actually looks wonderfully hilarious. A classic-vibe action game with a new comedic twist.

RAWMEN is an outrageous multiplayer battler that cooks up a refreshingly tasty take on the arena shooter. Dine solo or call on your broth buds to feast as a party of up to four in food-based fighting across locales around the world.

Wield a radical culinary arsenal and taste the savory mayhem. Wack others with mackerel, destroy em’ with dumplings, set up a soup spitting goose, or summon a sausage shooting minigun – these are only a few possibilities with RAWMEN’s diverse menu of weapons.

Rocket League Season 7
Rocket League Season 7
  • June 15th

Dive into the new rocket league with gold-gilding and luxury vehicles, as well as massive pro awards.

Rocket League is a high-powered hybrid of arcade-style soccer and vehicular mayhem with easy-to-understand controls and fluid, physics-driven competition.

Hit the field by yourself or with friends in 1v1, 2v2, and 3v3 Online Modes, or enjoy Extra Modes like Rumble, Snow Day, or Hoops. Unlock items in Rocket Pass, climb the Competitive Ranks, compete in Competitive Tournaments, complete Challenges, enjoy cross-platform progression and more! The field is waiting. Take your shot!

Fall Guys: Season 1
Fall Guys: Season 1
  • June 21st (play for free!)

Fall Guys is a free, cross-platform, massively multiplayer, party royale game where you and your fellow contestants compete through escalating rounds of absurd obstacle course chaos until one lucky victor remains!

You’re invited to dive and dodge your way to victory in the pantheon of clumsy. Rookie or pro? Solo or partied up? Fall Guys delivers ever-evolving, high-concentrated hilarity and fun. The only thing more important than winning is looking as ridiculous as possible while doing it. Grab the silliest costume you can and fall in line—the show's about to start!

FNCS Invitational
FNCS Invitational

The big leagues of competitive Fortnite gameplay is back!

The FNCS Invitational 2022 will run from November 12th to the 13th at the Raleigh Convention Center in North Carolina.

Epic and the Fortnite team have released an announcement that: “We will be inviting a selection of top FNCS Duos from around the world who will have the opportunity to compete in a single lobby for a share of a $1,000,000 prize pool.”

The event will be in person, but rigorous safety is being planned for, even to the point where the event may be canceled if new surges in Covid-19 make it impossible for the event to take place safely.

Alan Wake II
Alan Wake II
  • Coming out 2023

Alan Wake 2 is a survival horror game with an intense atmosphere and a twisted, layered, psychological story - it is the long awaited sequel to Remedy Entertainment's award-winning 2010 psychological thriller, Alan Wake, and 2021's Alan Wake Remastered.

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Published By Epic Games
Published By Epic Games

Coming later in 2022

Rumblevese

Drop in, Throw Down! Rumbleverse is an all-new, free-to-play, 40-person Brawler Royale where anyone can be a champion.

Touch Type Tale

Touch Type Tale is a real-time strategy game with a typing twist, featuring a story rich campaign and online competitive play that will delight even the most hardened RTS veterans.

Going Medieval (Early Access now!)

Stake your claim in this colony building sim and survive a turbulent Medieval age. Construct a multi-story fortress in a land reclaimed by wilderness, defend against raids, and keep your villagers happy as their lives are shaped by the world around them.

Available now

Kid A MNESIA

An upside-down digital/analogue universe created from original artwork and recordings to commemorate the coming of age of Radiohead’s Kid A and Amnesiac.

Alan Wake Remastered

In this award-winning cinematic action-thriller, troubled author Alan Wake embarks on a desperate search for his missing wife, Alice. Alan Wake Remastered offers the complete experience, with the main game and its two story expansions - The Signal and The Writer - with stunning new 4K visuals.

Rogue Company
Rogue Company

Join 20+ million players in Rogue Company, the ultimate third-person tactical action shooter! Become an agent of Rogue Company and wield powerful weapons, high-tech gadgets, and game-changing abilities. Accept the mission and jump into a variety of 4v4 and 6v6 game modes. Play FREE today!

Space Punks
Space Punks

The colorful space-comedy-action-game you never knew you needed, with great co-op support so you can blast your way through the galaxy with your friends. New planets, guns, and more!

Space Punks is a free-to-play online co-op ARPG that will see you shootin' and lootin' your way across the galaxy. Team up with three misfits to lay siege to hordes of alien scumbags, harvest their loot and become the ultimate galactic badass.

Saints Row Boss Factory
Saints Row Boss Factory
  • Coming August 23rd

Ever wished you could create the Boss you really want to become? Saints Row’s Boss Factory is where you can create the greatest Boss of all time. Your Boss. Unleash your inner Saint by using the most powerful customization tools ever seen in a Saints Row game.

Start from scratch and aim high with thousands of options from teeth, tans and tattoos to muscles, mouths and make-up, all colors of skin and hair, along with veins, voices and a variety of emotes. Decide whether you want scars, what body shape you want and prosthetics for any limb. Then dress your Boss how you want and layer it up with jackets, accessories and socks. Asymmetrical face customization gives you the freedom to make the left side of your face different from the right side.

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Rounding off the weekend in the Summer Game Fest, Xbox and Bethesda Studios held a showcase for all games that you’ll be able to play over the next 12 months; with 30 games coming to Xbox Game Pass on day one of their release. As always, game trailers were incredible, and it wasn’t just new games that were announced. Take a read through all the games to come from Xbox and Bethesda in the coming year!