A hunter rides its steed, known as a Seikret, past a herd of dinosaur-like beasts roaming a desert plain in a screenshot from Monster Hunter Wilds
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Geoff Keighley’s annual game show delivered tons of loud trailers and quieter reveals

It’s going to be a hot summer… for video games! Host Geoff Keighley’s annual showcase of what’s to come in the world of gaming, Summer Game Fest, kicked off Friday with a two-hour extravaganza of game trailers, announcements, and surprise reveals.

In addition to new looks at Capcom’s Monster Hunter Wilds, Atlus’ Metaphor: ReFantazio, and Funcom’s Dune: Awakening, viewers were treated to plenty of new games and first looks at gameplay. Here’s everything big announced at Summer Game Fest 2024.

Lego Horizon Adventures

Aloy’s adventures through a post-post-apocalyptic wasteland just got a lot… cuter? And silly! Lego Horizon Adventures is an isometric, Lego-fied take on Guerrilla Games’ open-world adventure series, and it’s coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, and Windows PC later this year.

Harry Potter Quidditch Champions

The multiplayer Quidditch game set in the wizarding world of Harry Potter is coming this summer. Our first look at Harry Potter: Quidditch Champions also comes with a release date: The game will come to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X on Sept. 3. It’ll be available through PlayStation Plus on day one.


The developer behind horror train game Choo Choo Charles revealed Cuffbust, a cute, chaotic prison escape game in which you play as Jailiens trying to bust out of the hoosegow. It’s out in 2025.

Sid Meier’s Civilization 7

The next entry in the Civilization series is finally official. Sid Meier’s Civilization 7 will bring the grand historical 4X turn-based strategy game series back and destroy your sleep schedule when it’s released on PC and consoles in 2025.

Street Fighter 6 year 2 characters bring the Capcom vs. SNK

The Street Fighter 6 roster is expanding, with M. Bison (this summer), Fatal Fury’s Terry Bogard (fall) and Mai Shiranui (winter 2025), and Street Fighter 3’s Elena (spring 2025), Capcom revealed at Summer Game Fest.

Dragon Ball: Sparking! Zero

The Dragon Ball Budokai Tenkaichi series returns with Dragon Ball: Sparking! Zero this fall. The high-flying fighting game comes to PS5, Windows PC, and Xbox Series X on Oct. 11.

Fatal Fury: City of the Wolves

A new trailer for SNK’s Fatal Fury: City of the Wolves confirms an early 2025 release window on PC, PS4, PS5, and Xbox Series X, as well as showing new fighters B. Jenet and Vox Reaper in action.

Monster Hunter Wilds

Capcom’s already shown plenty from Monster Hunter Wilds, the next-game in the open-world action-adventure hunting franchise. At Summer Game Fest, Monster Hunter aficionados learned even more, thanks to an appearance from series producer Ryozo Tsujimoto and a new trailer. Tsujimoto promised another look at Monster Hunter Wilds later this summer at Gamescom Opening Night Live.

Metaphor: ReFantazio

Persona fans, take note. Atlus and Studio Zero revealed more about Metaphor: ReFantazio, their new turn-based fantasy strategy game with a new trailer and a release date: Oct. 11 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, and Xbox Series X.

Six titles from Blumhouse Games

Blumhouse, the movie production company that turns indie-budget horror films into blockbuster hits (most of the time), is getting into games. At Summer Game Fest, the new Blumhouse Games division revealed its first projects: Crisol Theater of Idols from Vermila Studios, Grave Seasons from Perfect Garbage, Sleep Awake from Eyes Out, Fear the Spotlight from Cozy Game Pals, The Simulation from PlayMeStudio, and Project C from Sam Barlow and Brandon Cronenberg.

Alan Wake 2: Night Springs

More Alan Wake is coming. Remedy’s first expansion for Alan Wake 2 presents “mysterious, terrifying, and quirky what-if scenarios,” Sam Lake says, with clear The Twilight Zone vibe. Alan Wake 2: Night Springs will be out this weekend.

Phantom Blade 0

S-Game’s new trailer for character action game Phantom Blade 0 looked more Sekiro-like than ever at Summer Game Fest.


The new horror game from ex-Silent Hill and Siren developers may not be what you were expecting, but Slitterhead has some fascinating design choices, like the ability to make machine guns, swords, spears, and claws out human blood to battle horribly mutated human beings. Slitterhead also got a release date: Nov. 8.

Dune: Awakening

Funcom’s Dune survival MMO continues to look great, and in a new story-heavy trailer, we get a look at the setup for Dune: Awakening: a universe without Paul Atreides.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Rita’s Rewind

A new Power Rangers game from Digital Eclipse, the developer increasingly known for its carefully researched and lavishly presented archival retro game collections, was revealed at Summer Game Fest. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Rita’s Rewind takes classic moments from the show and wraps them in retro gameplay styles, with a time-traveling twist.


The creators behind Furi and Haven revealed their next project, an intense-looking and stylish mountain-climbing game named Cairn.


Annapurna Interactive and Ivy Road — which is le by Davey Wreden, creator of The Stanley Parable, Karla Zimonja, co-creator of Gone Home and Tacoma, and Daniel “C418” Rosenfeld, the composer behind the music of Minecraft — revealed Wanderstop, which they describe as “a narrative-centric cozy game about change and tea.” As fallen fighter Alta, “you manage a tea shop within a magical forest and tend to the customers who pass through,” something she doesn’t really want to do. Sounds like there’s another layer to this one… Wanderstop is coming to PlayStation 5 and PC.

Sonic X Shadow Generations

Sega’s remaster of Sonic Generations, now with extra Shadow the Hedgehog, is coming Oct. 25.

Valorant is coming to PS5 and Xbox

Riot Games’ tactical team-based shooter is making the jump from PC to console. Valorant’s PS5 and Xbox Series X versions launch later this year, with a limited beta test kicking off June 14.

Hyper Light Breaker

Heart Machine gave Hyper Light Drifter fans a long and enticing look at the 3D sequel, Hyper Light Breaker, and brought some good news: The new game is coming to Steam early access this summer.

Delta Force: Hawk Ops

Delta Force: Hawk Ops is the latest installment in the classic Delta Force shooter franchise, and this one includes multiplayer PvP, an extraction mode, and a full remaster of the original Delta Force: Black Hawk Down video game, based on the Ridley Scott movie.


Summer Game Fest gave us a look at Neva, the “emotionally-charged action adventure” from the developer of Gris. According to the game’s official description, “Neva chronicles the story of Alba, a young woman bound to a curious wolf cub following a traumatic encounter with dark forces. Together they embark on a perilous journey through a once-beautiful world as it slowly decays around them.”

Black Myth: Wukong

Action game Black Myth: Wukong is a great looking game, but the latest trailer is all CG. The PC game is coming Aug. 20.

Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess

Capcom’s fantasy strategy-action game Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess got a surprise (surprisingly soon) release date: July 19.

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