5 Standout Video games From IGN’s Summer season Of Gaming Showcase

This afternoon, IGN placed on its now-yearly Summer season of Gaming presentation, which featured an abundance of recreation trailers protecting all genres and tastes. Fellow affiliate editor Wesley LeBlanc and I watched the present collectively and picked out a handful of titles we glance ahead to seeing extra of sooner or later. Now, this checklist received’t comprise the massive hitters of the present like Gungrave G.O.R.E., DNF Duel, The Strolling Useless, or the latest Aliens: Fireteam Elite enlargement, however as a substitute are highlighting some video games you could not already know. Take a look at these great-looking indie titles coming to a gaming machine close to you:

The Final Employee

The Final Employee obtained a brand new trailer throughout IGN’s Expo stream in the present day, showcasing extra of the sport’s thrilling voice solid. Talking of that voice solid, in the present day’s trailer confirmed some massive expertise: Jason Isaacs (Lucious Malfoy within the Harry Potter films), Zelda Williams (Robin Williams’ daughter!), Tommie Earl Jenkins (Die-Hardman in Dying Stranding), Clare-Hope Ashitey (Grasp of None), Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, and David Hewlett. As for what to anticipate, developer Oiffy describes the sport like this in in the present day’s trailer description:

“Protagonist Kurt wants a sure sort of break however simply can’t appear to search out one on this on this trailer of The Final Employee. This narrative journey explores what occurs as people are changed by robots at a transport warehouse in an end-stage capitalist atmosphere.”

The Final Employee hits PlayStation 5, Xbox Sequence X/S, Swap, and PC (in addition to unspecified VR platforms) someday this yr.

Roots of Pacha

Roots of Pacha was introduced final yr, however in the present day’s trailer gave us one other have a look at the gorgeous Stardew Valley-like farming recreation. It additionally options extra of the sport’s extremely-catchy music, too. And to coincide with that, we obtained a have a look at the music rhythm minigame in Roots of Pacha. Soda Den’s newest has a Steam demo that you may play proper now, and if you happen to use the code “Smiley,” you’ll get an unique cat hat to be used in it.

Right here’s how Roots of Pacha is described within the IGN trailer launched in the present day:

“Roots of Pacha permits you to construct, harvest crops, make buddies with animals, and assist develop your village in single-player or co-op mode. This trailer for Roots of Pacha gameplay reveals off some new components you possibly can expertise whereas taking part in.”

Ship of Fools

A brand new trailer for Ship of Fools was launched in the present day, revealing that Fika Productions’ ship-faring roguelike is coming to consoles. Plus, this colourful and chaotic recreation will function each on-line and sofa co-op. The brand new trailer additionally reveals one other have a look at the frantic gameplay in addition to its many in-game outlets to go to and the map we’ll be utilizing to navigate these harmful waters. Ship of Fools hits PlayStation 5, Xbox Sequence X/S, Swap, and PC someday this yr.

Beneath Oresa

From the minds of Damaged Spear Inc. comes Beneath Oresa, a brand new deckbuilding roguelike that units gamers on an journey within the tunnels beneath town of Oresa. Every character you deliver into the tunnels has completely different perks to make the most of to attempt to survive the dank and harmful underground. The brand new trailer featured in in the present day’s IGN showcase revealed a brand new boss, a fleshy, imposing mass of a monster with a makeshift spear in-hand, and charging on the participant character from the darkness. Beneath Oresa appears lovely and intriguing. Should you’re additionally desirous about checking it out earlier than its nebulous 2022 launch date, there’s a demo to take a look at proper now on Steam.


This JRPG from the builders at Pixelated Milk isn’t solely enjoyable to take a look at, but it surely appears prefer it might be a terrific throwback to traditional role-playing adventures. Pseudo-mimicking the HD-2D fashion Sq. Enix has utilized in recent times, SacriFire has that cool new-school retro look we like to see. It marries each real-time components in fight with conventional turn-based actions to create what we hope is thrilling and strategic gameplay. At present, SacriFire doesn’t have a set launch date, however it’s anticipated to land on PC this yr.

What piqued your curiosity from the IGN Summer season of Video games showcase this yr? Tell us within the feedback beneath!

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