Didn’t have time to watch Gamescom 2022 online? No problem! In this article, we have picked up all announces, related to the strategy game genre of video games.
New Trailer of Homeworld 3
Blackbird Interactive and Gearbox Publishing unveil a new trailer of the space tactics game Homeworld 3. Raiders ambush a squad of pilots during their routine patrol and a space battle begins. Homeworld 3 is scheduled to release in the first half of 2023.
Tactical Pirate Adventure Tortuga – A Pirate’s Tale
Port Royale 4 developer Gaming Minds has announced Tortuga – A Pirate’s Tale, a game in which you can become a great pirate of the Caribbean Sea in the 17th century. Players will be able to create their own flag, develop a character by developing up to 35 different skills, assemble a fleet and go to plunder the Spanish, Dutch, French, and English colonies, fighting in turn-based tactical battles on hexagonal sea battlefields.
Tortuga – A Pirate’s Tale will offer mechanics traditional for representatives of the pirate genre: fleet development, crew management, loot sharing, and the ability to take the helm of 18 types of historical ships. During playthrough, players will be able to hire real-life historical pirates into their team.
Tortuga – A Pirate’s Tale will be released exclusively on the Epic Games Store in Q1 2023.
City-Building Game in the World of Falconeer
Developer Tomas Sala, who previously created the game about a giant fighter bird The Falconeer, announced a new project at Gamescom 2022. It was Bulwark: Falconeer Chronicles, a city-building strategy game set in the same fantasy world of Great Ursee.
The core gameplay of Bulwark: Falconeer Chronicles is about constructing of strongholds on high cliffs. In the game, it will be possible to create incredibly beautiful fantastic cities at different levels of height, as well as hire commanders and specialists that provide access to new units. Apparently, the game is planned to have a combat system.
A release date for Bulwark: Falconeer Chronicles has yet to be announced.
Men of War II: Teaser of Trailer
The developers of Men of War II have not announced a release date for their game. Instead, they just announced a new trailer – it should be out on the first of September. Recall that the development of Men of War II was announced after the closure of the rather unsuccessful multiplayer project Men of War II: Arena. Men of War II will be a classic game in the series with a single-player campaign, multiplayer, and mod support.
Moonbreaker: New TBT Announced from the Developers of Subnautica
The creators of Subnautica have unveiled the trailer for Moonbreaker, a turn-based tactics game set in a new sci-fi universe from acclaimed author Brandon Sanderson. Moonbreaker is heavily inspired by board games with classic miniature figurines that will offer players an authentic experience. It will be possible to paint figurines, open new ones, and fight against players in multiplayer.
Moonbreaker comest into Early Access on September 30, 2022.
The Great War: Western Front – New Strategy Game about World War I
The Petroglyph Games studio, which took part in the development of the remaster of Command & Conquer and Star Wars: Empire at War, has announced a new strategy game The Great War: Western Front in the setting of the First World War. The game will offer you to go to the Western Front and take command of one of the factions in the battles that took place from 1914 to 1919.
The game will combine a theater-scale turn-based grand strategy layer that will include resource management, troop management, technology research, and classic real-time battles, including digging trenches and assaulting impregnable enemy fortifications.
The Great War: Western Front will be released in 2023.
Two New Fractions for Age of Empires IV
The Ottomans and Malians DLC will be available for free to all Age of Empires IV owners on October 25th as a part of the anniversary update. It will add two completely new civilizations to the game, each of which will offer a unique approach to the game.
The Malians, the civilization of West Africa, will rely on cunning and wit to outwit their opponents. The Ottoman Empire will offer a more direct approach with its excellent weapons, including huge cannons, suitable for destroying the most impregnable fortifications.
Dorfromantik Comes to Nintendo Switch
Toukana Interactive has announced the release of the puzzle strategy game Dorfromantik on the Nintendo Switch on September 29th, 2022. The game is quite fond of PC players due to its easy but addictive gameplay: you need to build up a hexagonal field in it, selecting blocks according to the principle of similarity. The result is quite beautiful views of rural villages.
Floodland, New Survival City-Builder
Vile Monarch has teamed up with publisher Ravenscourt to announce Floodland, a city-building strategy game in which players will build a settlement of survivors. The game takes place after the global flooding of the Earth as a result of a climatic catastrophe caused by the people themselves: the world has turned into a cluster of islands inhabited by groups of survivors.
The developers promise to the players a large technology tree and the ability to legislate for the settlement. The town can be turned into a communist idyll of universal equality or into a formidable militarized settlement. All maps and events in Floodland will be randomly generated to promote replay value.
Floodland comes on November 15, 2022.
Tycoon Hotel Architect
Pathos Interactive announced a tycoon game Hotel Architect about the construction and management of hotels. Made in a simplified and fun visual style, the game will allow you to build your own hotel in different parts of the world, each of which will offer unique challenges. You will have to optimize logistics, customize the appearance of your hotel, and then start solving the crazy problems of guests.
Construction in the Hotel Architect will be carried out by the arrival of workers, bringing to life the layout planned by the player. Players will be assisted by three advisers: an accountant, a manager, and a lawyer – all of them will be able to carry out unique assignments. The developers also promise a well-thought-out logistics system, where one link chain will significantly affect another: for example, if there are no clean dishes in the kitchen, then the waiter will not be able to serve guests.
The release date Hotel Architect is not specified yet.
Futuristic Strategy Game about Surviving on Alien Planet Stranded: Alien Dawn
Haemimont Games Studio, responsible for the development of Surviving Mars and Tropico, has announced a new strategy game Stranded: Alien Dawn. In the game, players will help a group of settlers to establish a colony on an alien planet fraught with many dangers.
In Stranded: Alien Dawn, players will have to build a base for the settlers, which will help them not to starve to death and stay happy, and then protect the colonists from attacks with various tricky devices. The developers promise a living world with rich flora and fauna and random story events that will make each playthrough unique.
The game comes into Early Access in October 2022.
Park Beyond, Amusement Park Builder Announced
The next announcement at Gamescom 2022 was the tycoon about the construction of an amusement park without unimportant restrictions like gravity. The game is being developed by the studio Limbic Entertainment, which took part in the creation of Tropico 6. This is a bright and colorful tycoon game that is suitable for children and those who want to relax and just turn on their imagination.
Park Beyond will allow you to create truly crazy parks with unimaginable attractions. As part of the story campaign, the player will be introduced to colorful characters, and the controls will not be difficult to understand – the game will allow you to create the most incredible modular slides.
Park Beyond will be released in 2023.
New Trailer of Compani of Heroes, Revealed Main Features of the Game
Relic Entertainment has unveiled a new trailer of the upcoming strategy Company of Heroes 3, which demonstrates the main features of the game. Among them: 4 factions (USA, Wehrmacht, Britain, Deutsches Afrikakorps), 2 campaigns, competitive and cooperative multiplayer, new types of missions, active pause, landscape height that directly affects the outcome of the battle and complete destructibility.
The developers characterize the game factions as follows:
- USA: aggressive and adaptable
- Wehrmacht: prefer defense, intimidating
- Britain: comprehensive and sustainable
- Deutsches Afrikakorps: mechanized and mobile
The game will include two campaigns:
- A dynamic campaign “Italy”, including a turn-based layer on the global map.
- The classic campaign “North Africa”, consisting of a set of tasks.
Company of Heroes 3 will be released on November 17, 2022.
Settlement Survival Coming Out of Early Access This Fall
The developers of Gleamer Studio have released a new trailer for their city-building strategy Settlement Survival at Gamescom 2022. In the trailer, they announced the planned release date for the game, which is scheduled for October 2022. There’s also some gameplay footage from the game in its current state.
Settlement Survival entered Early Access in October last year and has received many content updates since then. The game includes the construction of a settlement with the management of its inhabitants, the change of seasons, a convenient landscape editor, and various natural disasters.
New Gameplay Trailer of Grand Strategy Game The Fabulous Fear Machine
Fictiorama Studios, in collaboration with AMC Games, has released a new trailer for their story-based grand strategy The Fabulous Fear Machine, which is expected to be released in the fall of 2022.
Before, the weather was like the weather. In summer it is warm, in winter it is cold. Now what? There is no snow in winter, but in summer it is either too cold or too hot. The tricks of the reptilians that were predicted by the Mayan calendar?
The Fabulous Fear Machine will reveal the secret: in fact, a new owner of the Fear Machine has appeared in the world, who wants to achieve incredible influence. The strategy will offer the player to become the new Owner of the Machine and begin to bring to life the most famous and terrible urban legends: from Bloody Mary to real Reptilians. Your goal is to sow fear in the world and achieve everything you want – wealth, influence, fame. This will help agents who will do all the dirty work, and it’s up to you to do the global strategy. In return, the agents of the Machine ask only to provide them with a home and offer you to become part of the eternal history …
Tempest Rising: First Gameplay Video of GDF Campaign Mission
The developers of the futuristic RTS Tempest Rising with three unique factions presented the gameplay of the first mission for the GDF with their comments. The game looks like a typical RTS in the style of the Command & Conquer series with base building, resource extraction, and hiring units, while with modern graphics and rather sketchy, very large infantry units.
In the demonstrated first mission from the GDF campaign, the main purpose of which is to teach the player the basics of the game, the developers introduced several basic units and basic gameplay mechanics. These include classic exploding barrels from games from the 90s, unique unit abilities like drone control and healing from medics, as well as base-building elements.
Results of the Event
Eight brand new strategy games were announced:
- Tortuga – A Pirate’s Tale
- Bulwark: Falconeer Chronicles
- The Great War: Western Front
- Hotel Architect
- Stranded: Alien Dawn
- Park Beyond
Within the strategy game genre, the following games got awards:
Среди игр жанра стратегия, следующие проекты получили награды:
- Age of Empires IV: Best Ongoing Game
- IXION: Best strategy/Simulation game
- Age of Darkness: Best Strategy/simulation game