The Game Awards have become one of the biggest ceremonies in the gaming industry, not only handing out awards for a multitude of categories but also featuring world premieres for a wide range of games.
This year's game awards was no different with many major announcements being made. If you want to see all the award winners for each category, take a look at our The Game Awards 2018: The Winners post.
Joker from Persona 5 joins Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has only just released, and it already has the biggest roster of any fighting game. Nintendo are not stopping there though, they announced that Joker, the lead character from Persona 5 will be the 76th fighter to join the Smash Bros. Ultimate roster.
Mortal Kombat 11
The iconic franchise Mortal Kombat is back with Mortal Kombat 11. You won't have to wait too long either, it's being developed for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC, and will be available next year on April 23rd. The official announce trailer received mixed feedback with many people confused why the trailer had music in there from 21 Savage. I personally thought the trailer was amazing.
Far Cry New Dawn
This wasn't a very well kept secret but Far Cry: New Dawn will release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on February 15th 2019.
We've already seen a fair bit about Rage 2 in 2018 but it now has a release date. Rage 2 will release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on May 14th 2019.
The Outer Worlds
Obsidian Entertainment showed a beautiful trailer for their new first-person sci-fi RPG 'The Outer Worlds'. I trust Obsidian enough with creating RPG's to assume this will be a good one.
Atlas is an open-world survival MMO from the creators of Ark: Survival Evolved. A single world can have up to 40,000 players in it. This was probably one of the biggest reveals just because of how much content appears to be in this game. Atlas will be available in early access on PC on December 13th 2018.
Crash Team Racing Nitro
Another Crash Bandicoot remake is on the horizon in the form of Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled. It's expected to release June 21st 2019 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 The Black Order exclusively on Nintendo Switch
Marvel Ultimate Alliance is a game we've not seen for almost 10 years, so it was a nice surprise to see that Team Ninja are creating a Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, and to add to the surprise it's a Nintendo Switch exclusive.
Fortnite - The Block
Obviously Fortnite would have to appear somewhere in The Game Awards 2018 with their own announcement! They've just released a new season and Fortnite Creative mode, but Epic also got rid of 'Risky Reels' from the Fortnite map and replaced it with a new area called 'The Block'. This will be an area to spotlight some of the best creations Fortnite players are making in the new creative mode.