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Summer Game Fest: Where To Watch And What To Expect

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Geoff Keighley's Summer Game Fest is set to return for its second annual showcase this week. last summer, it became the de facto E3 stand-in while the ESA scrambled to revise its own plans, but a prolonged schedule of news and reveals kept SGF from reaching its own ceiling. This year, Keighley promises a more condensed show, and it kicks off tomorrow, June 10, at 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET. Here's everything we know that will be there, plus a few rumors that keep cropping up.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will debut its first-ever public showing of Season 4 content, scheduled to drop later this month. The mega-popular game is just wrapping up its 80s-inspired action hero content and has previously celebrated horror with the likes of Leatherface and Jigsaw. There's no telling where it will go next, but we don't have long to wait. 

The now five-person team behind Among Us will reveal what's next for its game as well, just a few weeks after the launch of its new map, the Henry Stickman-referencing Airship. The game was recently given out on Epic Games Store and saw another surge in player counts. 

Just announced is a first look at Evil Dead: The Game, the co-op horror game from the team behind World War Z. This will be the first time we've seen gameplay since it as revealed late last year at Keighley's The Game Awards. We know Bruce Campbell is in it, so we're already on board.

Keighley is also teasing the already leaked Wonderlands, a Borderlands spin-off set to focus on Tiny Tina, a character as old as the series but always on ther periphery of the games -- until now. That one comes from 2K which is also supposedly revealing a new open-world sci-fi game from Hangar 13, the Mafia team, though it's not yet known if that's being revealed during Summer Game Fest or another show.

Many rumblings have suggested Keighley was able to secure the world premiere of Elden Ring gameplay, the long-awaited soulslike game from, uh, From. He hasn't confirmed or denied these rumors, likely because even if he doesn't have the reveal on hand, he's the consummate showman and knows to keep people guessing so they tune in. Well played, Geoff. All of this and more can be seen on the SGF official channels, including a YouTube stream right here starting at 11 AM Pacific tomorrow, June 10.

 

 

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